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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter Site Sponsor
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This drives me crazy

545 vs. 300,000,000


Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

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.

This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax..
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax

Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and 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.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

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Ive seen that and everytime I read it through and my Blood pressure spikes. I fucking hate politicians and the ridiculous laws and taxes they fuck us with. read up on obamas new one called cap and trade. the biggest fucking tax scam ever created.

2nd place is the first loser!!

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I wont even get started on this cause I dont want to get all pissed so all I can say it is VERY true and WOW

Thanks for the thread Rick im going to get another ''drink'' now
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lmao me too

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We need to take this country back!! Politicians are only good at one thing and they have really screwed this country up!!
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Try and organize a revolutionary group and the first thing the government does is set you up for a fall, Or attack you with the IRS and you cant organize shit when your broke. they will demonize and crush anyone who publicly resists.

2nd place is the first loser!!

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Ya know I usually leave you guys to your madness over here but i am getting madder and madder as these months go by.
Fucking lobbyist have got to go.I don't care how much money the company or the cause they represent has given up.Tough shit your gone.
All of the senators Need to go too.These people try to talk so good they say nothing at all that means anything to anybody.Not one of them can talk straight because if we could understand what they were saying they know we would really be calling bullshit.Fake mother fuckers all of them.Trying to sell senate seats.That guy just got caught or asked to much money.
And I gotta say get rid of the electorial vote.Who in the Fuck came up with that?Let me guess a politicain.When that is gone then every vote will count not till then.
And if after these three and a half years we have to put up with another four not sure if any of us have enough money to get through that.
I am not even going to go any deeper into this obummer half honkey all donkey thing cause i will just end up in trouble.What i will say is he is trying to make so many people happy right now.But it surely is not me and you.It is the lobbyist and greenies that payed for his election.And the campain money he has not given back yet.Ya know the money he is spending on attorneys 950,000.00 dollars so far to block his private information from getting out.Fuck me.....If that was you or me we would have been deported to siberia already.This fucking guy and his hole crew don't know what the fuck they are doing.
New one that really pisses me off.
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there goes my fucking blood pressure again. I thought higher pressures were supposed to be good, not according to my DR... yeah fuck them politicos they are so fucking corrupted and acting on there own agenda, Fuck them..... VOTE EM ALL OUT.. If the Government was a private buisness they would all be thrown in jail...

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she really nails it right there Chris, i keep this over here just for Joes5091 sake, believe it or not lol, I knew you would find it, I was going to make sure.

This decline in our democracy has been predicted for a while, The sad thing is we might actually live to see the worst of America, that is until it gets better again. I fear it will take a radical move on the part of the citizens to change and hopefully better our corrupt government. Although the possibilities and the potential of our great society to succeed and pull out of the disgusting situation this Country is in is worth the fight. Its the human sacrifice that will no doubt have to accure that is what i really don't want to see. As mentioned I only hope we can all survive long enough to see it start to get better without loosing everything we have. Then again a population with nothing else left to loose can be a form-able advisory or a comforting allie, it will all depend on how we the people will treat each other in the critical situations we will no doubt be facing together.

God Help America

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I know what you are saying Rick about joe.He will come around.

Ya know i watched a show on reagan the other night.What a fucking president.Did he do everthing right no he did not.But what he did do right spoke loudly.
Granted the cold war was easier than this mess we are in right now.But maybe if we had people in office that really gave a shit about this country and not that they might miss thier fucking vacation or thier fucking payoff we might be able to overcome this shit.And this health bill is going to be a fucking disaster.And it will affect the whole world.You and i will not have as much money to spend on chinese shit at walmart so they better brace up.Do you know that presidents,diplomats,Kings,Queens most of those people come here for health care.I mean serious care.Like cancer,lukemia,open heart,bypass etc.Those people come here because they can get the best of what there is.You start telling doctors, pharmaceutical,research companies that they can get x amount of money for something and there goes the drive to be better.With out competitiveness we will suffer sooner or later.
The thought of me having to pay for some crackheads tenth crack baby pisses me off.And having to pay to fix thier fucked up grill cmon.
And think about this... let's say the health care bill passes tomorrow and is immediantely in affect.Do these people realize how much fucking money it will cost from all these people hauling ass to the dr.,dentist,and all the prescriptions.I wonder if they have even considered this.
Not to mention the insurance companies are in big trouble.How in the fuck can we bailout aig and then do something like this?You wanna talk about insurance companies going down this will do it.And the small business owner is gonna be fucked.Not only are we gonna pay more taxes we are gonna pay more for services from small business owners like Woods,Weller,Yamaha,Arctic Cat,Utv crap,.I know what you are thinking Yamaha?Yes Yamaha.The corporations taxes are going up.So are the yamaha dealers taxes.Me and you..... the consumer and the tax payer are going to get hit twice.First from our paycheck.Or twice from our paycheck and our spouses.And then when we go buy something from yamaha.Once from yamaha and second time from the dealer.There is no way around what i have just wrote.
I'll stop sorry to rant guys.These fucking people have got to wake up.
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