545 People

    Reprinted Article By Charlie Reesereese

    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 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.
    What you do with this article now that you have read it………. is up to you

    The Tea Party –An Idea Whose Time has Come


    On December 16th 1773 colonists disguised as Indians boarded British ships in the port of Boston and siezed the cargo of tea and tossed it into the sea.  This was in opposition to the “Tea Tax”which had been imposed on the colonists by the British Parliament.  They had no representation in parliament and demanded it was unfair they should be taxed without representation.  This great “Boston Tea Party”led directly to the war for independence that started only a little over three years later.

    Today we are in similar situations in this country.  Our elected “representatives”of both parties have been ignoring the people for years and spending public money like drunken sailors.  They have now become so irresponsible even China,who has been buying America’s debt for years is beginning to say,“No more!”   The latest in these violations was their voting for a $500 BILLION (Thats $500,000,000,000 Dorothy) bill WITHOUT EVEN READING IT!!!! Now they are printing money like crazy to cover these expenditures.  That’s new unbacked dollars that will make inflation soar,perhaps the cruelest tax of all.

    People are now beginning to say,“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to stand for it anymore.”   Trillions of dollars have been spent or squandered on “bailouts”and phony “stimulus”bills that favor bankers and political buddies.  This is making huge numbers of Americans very upset at the wholesale mortgaging of the future for them and their children.  At latest count the expenditures of the last six months alone have created an indebtedness of about $30,000 for every household in America.  If you add interest and inflation to that debt it pushes it to well in excess of $100,000 per household over the next 10 years.

    Around the country people are having protests and calling them “Tea Parties”.  Attendance has been increasing with many having thousands of “party goers”attending.  These protests are not aimed at one political party because both political parties have been guilty of the same thing.





    The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Parties have gained momentum and there is now a huge rally planned for Tax Day (April 15th) in cities all over the country.  There was one such day back in February when there were parties in forty cities.  The Tax Day Tea Party is expected to have protests in over 300 cities nationwide and well may become the largest multi-city protest in American history.

    Www.teapartyday.com asks the questions:

    Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

    • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
    • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars,leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
    • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
    • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
    • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
    • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
    • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
    • want government controlled health care?
    • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
    • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
    • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
    • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
    • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity,gas and home heating fuels?
    • want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?
    • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

    If so,participate in the TEA party rally,the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party.”

    Many are deciding  to “go out for tea”on tax day.  I suspect I will because I’m TEA’d.  How about you?
    Perhaps this could be our theme song:  http://susie1114.com/10percentisgoodenough.html