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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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545 vs 300,000,000

EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.

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.



This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.



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
Inheritance 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 Tax
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!!!
GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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If only it really was that simple.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
uhh. Democrats are for higher taxes, just not on lazy ass ninjas
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Old August 18th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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If only it really was that simple.
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I do beleive it can be, unfortuanetly people like to gum it up.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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If only it really was that simple.
His majesty has spoken.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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It is.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #8
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ted nugent for prez
hugh heffner for vice prez
chuck norris for sec of defense
ron white for some ambassador
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #9
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ted nugent for prez
hugh heffner for vice prez
chuck norris for sec of defense
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We can do better for positions 1 and 2. A burn out and a pervert, come on, think
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300,000,000 against 545 I believe the balance is in our favor. What it is, is we have a failure to comunicate.
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You all seem to forget that it was the 300 million that put those 545 in power in the first place.
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You all seem to forget that it was the 300 million that put those 545 in power in the first place.
actually I bet it was closer to half that number that put those people in power. after all democracy is kinda like mob rule, 51% can take away the voice of the other 49%
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We can do better for positions 1 and 2. A burn out and a pervert, come on, think
Now, I hate to be the person defending Ted Nugent on THIS site, but he has never done a drug in his life.
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The Militia wants you.
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300 million people in this country vote?
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We can do better for positions 1 and 2. A burn out and a pervert, come on, think
Ted's no burnout. Ever listen to him speak? He's pretty damn smart.
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Ted's no burnout. Ever listen to him speak? He's pretty damn smart.
x2 right now he is in a movement to find natural resources on his own property,it a good chunk too.
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We can do better for positions 1 and 2. A burn out and a pervert, come on, think
An improvement over what we got
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An improvement over what we got
Ted anyway he is actually very intelligent. The only difference between Heff and the Assclowns in D.C. is the fact that he is openly a dirty old man.
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