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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 01:13 PM
Don't usually tread here but didn't think this belonged in AG. The article pretty much speaks for itself. 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 can not 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 IRAQ

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.


[Edited on 8/13/2009 by hankpipes]

 
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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 03:15 PM
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But,but,but,but,but are you sayin that Obama isn't the gleaming .once in a life time,one size fits all, fairy tale book, of HOPE & CHANGE ?
Luke, did you even read this article? Because your post would indicate not. It is not about one man - not the article, not the reality. And you are the only who is continually talking about fairy tales (well, you and a couple of others ). I don't recall any posters here ever saying that miracles were on the immediate horizon.

 

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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 03:41 PM
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But,but,but,but,but are you sayin that Obama isn't the gleaming .once in a life time,one size fits all, fairy tale book, of HOPE & CHANGE ?
Luke, did you even read this article? Because your post would indicate not. It is not about one man - not the article, not the reality. And you are the only who is continually talking about fairy tales (well, you and a couple of others ). I don't recall any posters here ever saying that miracles were on the immediate horizon.


Yes his incoherent rambling has no relevance to the thread. At first I thought perhaps he mis posted or something. Maybe he's been heavily drinking or something.

[Edited on 8/13/2009 by Peachypetewi]

 

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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 04:34 PM
Not to be overly picky, but shouldn't there be three extra zeros in the thread title?

 

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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 04:43 PM
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Not to be overly picky, but shouldn't there be three extra zeros in the thread title?


I thought that as well, but I didn't want to be overly picky.


Its unimaginable that anyone would think that of you Otie

 

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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 05:03 PM
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Not to be overly picky, but shouldn't there be three extra zeros in the thread title?


I thought that as well, but I didn't want to be overly picky.


Its unimaginable that anyone would think that of you Otie


Fixed. You picky bastids.












 

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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 05:46 PM
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Not to be overly picky, but shouldn't there be three extra zeros in the thread title?


I thought that as well, but I didn't want to be overly picky.


Its unimaginable that anyone would think that of you Otie


Fixed. You picky bastids.














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  posted on 8/13/2009 at 09:50 PM
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Can you imagine if you had any company that had a board with 545 members?

That would = FAIL.


You would prefer a dictatorship? Or a country where a representative would have a constituency in the millions? How many companies are the size of the US? How many companies are a democracy? Bad comparison.


No i would like a country where there are no career,lifer politicians who only care about furthering their own needs and not the needs of those who elected them. Any time you have a system where they can vote in their own rasies, something is wrong i want congressmen and senators to get a flat salary say equal to a g11 or 12 and that is it two terms of service and you have to hit the road time for new blood and new ideas..

 

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