Wednesday, October 20, 2010


>> Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
>> 545 PEOPLE -- By Charlie Reese
>> Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and
> then campaign against them.
>> Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
> against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
>> Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation
>> and
> high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
>> You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
>> You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on
> appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
>> You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
>> You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
>> You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
>> One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme
> Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are
> directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic
> problems that plague this country.
>> I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that
>> problem
> was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its
> Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered,
> but private, central bank.
>> I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
> They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a
> congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care
> if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has
> the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises,
> it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
>> Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that
> what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
> regardless of party.
>> What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive
> amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker,
> who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.... .
> The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to
> accept it.
>> The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
> responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
> approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?
> Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow
> House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If
> the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
>> It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot
>> replace
>> 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence
> and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is
> not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the
> plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government,
> then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
>> If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
>> If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..
>> If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in
> If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan
> not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
>> There are no insoluble government problems.
>> Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they
> hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice
> they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate
> and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con
> you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like
> "the economy,"
> "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an
> oath to do.
>> Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
>> They, and they alone, have the power..
>> They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are
> their bosses.
>> Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
>> We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
>> Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
>> What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is
>> up
> to you.
>> Sales Tax
>> School Tax
>> Liquor Tax
>> Luxury Tax
>> Excise Taxes
>> Property Tax
>> Cigarette Tax
>> Medicare Tax
>> Inventory Tax
>> Real Estate Tax
>> Well Permit Tax
>> Fuel Permit Tax
>> Inheritance Tax
>> Road Usage Tax
>> CDL license Tax
>> Dog License Tax
>> State Income Tax
>> Food License Tax
>> Vehicle Sales Tax
>> Gross Receipts Tax
>> Social Security Tax
>> Service Charge Tax
>> Fishing License Tax
>> Federal Income Tax
>> Building Permit Tax
>> IRS Interest Charges
>> Hunting License Tax
>> Marriage License Tax
>> Corporate Income Tax
>> Personal Property Tax
>> Accounts Receivable Tax
>> Recreational Vehicle Tax
>> Workers Compensation Tax
>> Watercraft Registration Tax
>> Telephone Usage Charge Tax
>> Telephone Federal Excise Tax
>> Telephone State and Local Tax
>> IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
>> State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
>> Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
>> Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
>> Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Gasoline Tax (currently
>> 44.75 cents per gallon) Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax
>> Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Recurring
>> and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
>> Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the
>> most
> prosperous in the world.
>> We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in
>> the
> world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

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