545 v. 300,000,000 (Long read...)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by srdavo, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I just rc'd this in am email & wanted to share.

    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. 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.

    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 áss.

    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,
    It's 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
    Sales Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    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 **** happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
    And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?
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  2. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Got good news and bad news. The good news is, your email is quite correct, the bad news is, it's about to kick into high gear. If health care and cap and tax ever passes, we'll look at the email and long for the good old days.

    I think I'm gonna throw up!
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    It's a tragic situation, not just in America.
    Things are very well organised on a global scale and by extremely well educated white collar criminals.

    The biggest problem facing humanity (in the western world) is a well engineered social structure that's turning this current generation away from the positive effects of traditional well disciplined education and traditional social values; the very things which give them the capacity to work as an united force to keep a cohesive and functional society (largely) free from cancerous corporate crime by correct checks and balances in the system.

    As Mao Tse Tung once said: the biggest danger to the system is a well educated population that could think for themselves, yet ironically, it was Mao who started his political rise to power by fostering the idea of free education for "all peoples".

    You only need to look at the TV programming schedules to see how society is being dumbed down; for the most part targeted at the very people who can least afford to be in this situation.

    Can the tide be turned around - i'm not sure if it can - just look at the youth of today, largely shunning education, yet they are very good at playing senseless computer games and sending endless text messages on their mobile phones.

    Even in my age group, not one of my friends (some who are well educated) have any idea of history or the detrimental affects of social engineering they're experiencing, ever since the 60"s new age era; a movement that required a good degree of planning, not generally possible by a bunch of marijuana stoned university students.

    At the end of the day, it's only economic factors that will bring a swing back to traditional methods of dealing with social problems.

    Look at Britain and the financial and social mess that's threatening to swallow their country.
    Isn't it amazing that their politicians are now coming out with the concept that the best system for maintaining good society is a "traditional family" that comprises of a mother and a father living in a family home.
    Contrast that notion of not so long ago when the government was giving cash handouts to children under the age of 18 if they so chose to move out of home, with not a damm thing parents could do about it.

    At some point, it all comes back to economics.
    A prosperous society (or rebuilding one) requires social discipline; adults and children alike.

    My opinion is that America can only rebuild it's prosperity when the economic situation is so dire; standing on the precipice, looking down upon the abyss that it's criminal leaders will be asked to reorganise their economic models and present a new face to the crowd.

  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes Dave disappointing to say the least
    I have dealt with some of these politicians up close -- to close for me
    do not get me wrong -- I do know ONE honest one
    that is only one met out of the very many I know
    when I first got into all of that -- working with them
    I was pretty excited
    then I saw what true corruption was
    made me sick as I withdrew onto my mountain
    perfering today to have none of what they have to offer
    as a good lawyer (neighbor) friend told me many years back now
    when those guys are patting you on your back
    you had better pucker up and keep that THING tight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!