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Read this and then pass it on. It is well worth the read………….Subject: What the hell happened

March 11, 2010

What the hell happened –

545 people vs 300 million people
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be – read it!!

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

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


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

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

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
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 in the hell happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

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

ps  If you do the right thing and pass this on -which is entirely up to
you – please do the right thing and highlite and delete any addresses you
receive with it.  Thanks

Or you can copy and paste to a new e-mail.

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