545 people

 Normally I would not give you 2 cents for anything Charlie Reese says, but he hits it on the head here! Also try and remember that the Congress has been controlled by the Democrats for the last 2 years and they all won by promising to STOP high gas prices that “Bush and his cronies” i.e. any Republican were responsible for. Hmmmmmm all I saw for the last 2 years was EVERYTHING, including gas prices skyrocket. The media seems to have forgotten that! Also the Congress passed the bills that has our housing industry & sub-prime loans in a mess. As I have said in other blogs. They are ALL responsible. Now it is our turn to be responsible. Stop believing the lies that Bush is at fault and the Democrats will fix everything. If you believe that go back & re-read the above and then re-read the column below! Vote your CHRISTIAN conscience. Do your own homework on voting records (who voted for what) & vote the bums OUT, whether they be Democrats or Republicans. SEND A MESSAGE!!!!

  

  

 

Vote the Bums OUT!

Vote the Bums OUT!

                                           

Republicans-Democrats

They really are the same

 

 

 

  

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Boston Tea party...its time again!

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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 why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans

 are against deficits,  WHY do we have deficits?

 

 Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, just 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, 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?  The leader of

 the majority party.  He/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.

 

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One Response to 545 people

  1. RyanO says:

    545…interesting. Wiping the slate clean and starting over with a whole new crew would be sweet. Qualifications:
    – you have to have common sense. No new math approaches.
    – you have to have not held a public office, or a lawyer.
    – you have to have participated in your community in a positive way.
    umm I am sure I could list a few more Qualifications.

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