Monday, August 11, 2008


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, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, 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. The plate is so full of problems its totally overwhelming.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, power, love of the lime light and perks. 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.
Wake up America before its too late.
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 or don't care. ·
 If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red or don't care. ·
 If the 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.
It’s a windfall for them. One term, and their set for life. 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


Anonymous said...

Boy do I agree with this 'proposal'. I am all for it!!

Anonymous said...

This is probably the worst piece of writing that I have seen anywhere. You're basically proposing to create anarchy within the US.

And anyways, you are supposed to tell your representative or senator if you want to get something changed. If anything, we all share the responsibility for whatever crud you think is going on here. The politicians for not listening to you, and you for not telling the politicians what you want. You have the exact same mindframe as those politicians that you are supposedly describing, you just want to blame it on someone else. I cannot imagine anything so hypocritical than what you just said.

So if you want some change in this country, you go out, get elected, and actually make some change instead of sitting around at your computer and whining like a 4 year old.

republican patriot said...

Well, if you took the time to read my blog, you would know the article wasn't written by me, it was written by Charlie Reese. If you think THIS article as propossing anarchy, what exactly do you think we have today? America was started on the idea of defeating the rule of kings and queens. We have defeated that, but in the process, we have created an elite group of "545" that ride unchecked with exclusive power rivaled by none. My particular Senators chide and insult me on every email I send them. I think just by your post and not signing your name, you have the same mentality as those in the controlling party in Congress now. I believe in what Charlie Reese wrote, and refuse to believe that what he proposses would create "anarchy." I do however see you fear this change as congress losing power would cause your party to lose power......and that my friend is acting like a 4 year old!

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