545 vs 300,000,000

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    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 and past political debacles.


    Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years and a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.



    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 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!

    What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you.
     
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    We elect those 545...actually, if you count the President, 546 people.


    But it's funny how the OP tries to pass the buck.
     
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    How many of the 435 House members and 100 senate members did you get to vote on?
    Oh, and BTW, the 545 included the president. You can't even read or count, yet you probably get to vote. That makes you part of the problem.
     
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    We do not elect Supreme Court justices or for that matter ANY Federal Judges at all. And to answer the question one only gets to vote on 4 of the 545 people. One President, One Representative and 2 Senators.
     
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    I knew that, but it seems that bodecea doesn't understand that. But then what would you expect from somebody that can't read or count. (rightwinger actually thanked bodecea for that stupid and false post, I guess he's just as dumb).
     
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    You are right, I missed that part. But since a math test is not required for voting in this country...I guess I'm safe.

    But let me ask you this....what do you think would happen if we ALL voted for ALL 545 elected officials? Take your time and think about it.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Would you please go back and read the previous posts.
    9 of the 545 mentioned are the Supreme Court Justices---Those are appointed positions, not elected ones. That's already been pointed out twice and you still failed to grasp the concept. As long as you are voting, none of us are safe. I bet you voted for Mr Obama.
     

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