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    #437581 - 06/25/10 01:22 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I know there is a lot to read but I think it is worth it. I hope you like it as much as I did

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, not anti republican or democrat.  Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinal has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgements made that impact each one of us every day.  It's a short but good read.  Worth the time.  Worth remembering!

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 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 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.
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
Anyway!

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
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 Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring 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, & 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 happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! 

P.S.  If you pass this on - which is entirely up to you - please do the right thing and highlight and delete any addresses you receive with it.  Thanx


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Kilroy]
    #437584 - 06/25/10 01:29 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Fuck the government

We need to start a rebellion :lol:  Kinda seriously though


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Kilroy]
    #437586 - 06/25/10 01:37 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

What's the point of this?

We live in a representative democracy

We all hate politicians, but when it comes down to it, they are smart guys who surround themselves with other smart people who sincerely work at solving the problems of 300 million people. It's impossible to make everyone happy, but at the end of the day, man am I thankful to be an American. I dont have to worry about having clean water, dont have to worry about constant civil war, ect ect, but I think you get my point.

Sucks to pay taxes, but it is nice to go to school for free, enjoy all the national parks, hospitals, and other services that we all take for granted.

Think about if there was no taxes. I think that prospect is much scarier than giving up a few cents for every dollar you spend on shit you probably dont need anyways.


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Picklez]
    #437603 - 06/25/10 02:57 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I love America too(i served my country) Funny how the riches 1 percent of this country pays less taxes then the rest of our country. can not make everyone happy you say, they take money to vote and pass things that do not benefit anyone but themselves who are usually stock holders of the companies they are helping(boy thats impartial) you say clean water, you need to check the gas extraction done by haliburton in the Pennsylvania water basin. Bush proposed a bill to let companies do extraction of national parks before he left. the point is that we the people are not being represented. Its funny how the mainstream media will not cover most of this because who pays for the commercials and there is no money in it. constant civil war you say, there has been a war on the lower classes for a long time now. and where is this free school, i have kids and have to pay, where is this free health you talk of. how is our government making BP fix there problem, there not guess who paid into their campaign to get into office. no matter how much money they get and how they vote, it is up to us to back the people who really are for the people. do not just take what they say as truth, check their voting record(all of this is public accessible) and what they did not vote on, and you might see somethings a little differently. Oh and once again on the I love this country. I LOVE THE FACT THAT I CAN SAY THESE THINGS, I felt strongly enough to have served. and to see that just because they say one thing doesn`t mean it is so. actions speak louder than words(watch how they vote on bills) Just remember this when you vote and do not just vote for the big elections take part in your town and state level too. and one more thing it is not saying do not pay taxes it say they should pay just like the rest of us, but i bet you just skimed it didn`t you


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Kilroy]
    #437610 - 06/25/10 03:29 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Sorry I refuse to read that. It just comes off as very unpleasing to the eye.


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Picklez]
    #437618 - 06/25/10 03:45 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

You refuse to read it but you want to comment on it. I was going to apologize for the way I responded to your comments. I do love this great country of ours but we are far from the best one out there right now when it come to education health and just plain up civil rights. You have your right to your opion as well, another thing that makes this a great country. I know that even the good politicians have a hard go at it because they are outnumbered vastly by the others, but it is we the people who can change things by not letting those who lie to us with their words then vote against what they say. We have let this happen by just sitting back and thinking that they are trying to help the little people when all they are doing is giving lip service(at least with a pro you get something for your money)


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Kilroy]
    #437623 - 06/25/10 04:00 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

KP is an ignorant drunk, Disregard.


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Picklez]
    #437625 - 06/25/10 04:04 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

all I will say is that it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and relieve all doubt.


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Re: A friend jusr sent me this and I think it is a good one to post [Re: Kilroy]
    #437680 - 06/25/10 07:35 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Kilroy said:
all I will say is that it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and relieve all doubt.




I like that quote a lot!  Ive used it numerous times in r/l.  people talk to hear themselves speak too much.  talk if you have something to say!


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    #437810 - 06/25/10 10:16 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

it is one of the first quotes my parents taught me way back when I was like 12. another one i like is if it took a 25 cents to go around the world i do not have enough to get out of sight lol


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