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545 PEOPLE!

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  1. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    This is the simplest, most understandable explanation of the woes of the nation and who caused them, as well as how to cure them. This should be sent to every person in the U.S. , including the '545'.



    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 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.



    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 hu m an 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? 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 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 h eld 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
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I call BS.<br>
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    It's not the fault of 545 people.<br>
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    It's the fault of the millions who put these assclowns into office in the first place!!!
     
  3. M-16

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    True the people voted them in, but if you or I lied on our resume we would be fired. They put their resume out for us to see, so we can pick a canidate.
     
  4. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    We (the USA) don't actually "borrow" money from foreign nations. The treasury dep't. puts up securities for sale (auction) and foreign nations buy them. Yes, we owe monies to foreign nations but we didn't solicit those monies directly from them.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  5. markdenis

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    Bob

    Your report is nothing new. We vote the same people, or same kind of people in office every year. We vote one crook in because we don't like the other crook. What a bunch of BS! Same will most likely happen with the presidency. In my opinion, the only message we can send to politicians when they run for office is, DON'T VOTE at all. What kind of message do you think we would send if this year's presidential election had less than a thousand votes total? Your vote (the popular vote) does not count anyway. But of course that won't happen because we continue to do our "duty" and vote.

    I vote in any election when I like the person's platform and what they stand for. If I don't think the person running for office would benefit the situation at hand, I won't vote....plain and simple! And I damn sure won't vote for one person to try to keep the other from getting it.
     
  6. H82MIS

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    I just happen to have 545 9mm bullets ,,,Anyone interested?????
    (big tongue in fat cheek)
     
  7. Frank C

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    check out this article about a Mass State Senator and his recent arrest and antics GROPING women on the street!!! Pitiful, I bet he gets away with it!!
     
  8. otnot

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    What ever happened to term limits?
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

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    Nixon received more popular votes than did JFK, the electoral college put JFK in office. That was one of those cases where your vote didn't count as Mark said.

    Politicians will say anything they think people want to hear when running for office. Once in Washington D.C., if they don't join forces with the good ol boys club, none of their constituents will see many benefits unless they "play ball" with the long time elite. It's way past time for all those power brokers that have ruled our government are voted out! It doesn't surprise me that we don't have a candidate for president that's best for us this coming election. Irregardless of who's elected this time, things are gonna get tough for the America I love. After the election, what other freedoms do we have to give up? Hap
     
  10. markdenis

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    If I am not mistaken, Hillary tallied more popular votes than Hussein.
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    <i>otnot, quote: "What ever happened to term limits?"</i><br>
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    Indeed.<br>
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    Two answers....<br>
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    First, the courts ruled that states could not set term limits on federal office. You can vote for a senator or congressman, but you cannot limit their term.<br>
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    Second, there was a national group trying to get a Constitutional change to invoke term limits. However, this movement was really not about term limits, but about scrapping the entire Constitution. They CLAIMED it was for term limits, but if you read the fine print 9something most people don't do), it was to call for a Constitutional Convention. For those who don't know, when a certain number of states call for a Constitutional Convention, the entire Constitution becomes null and void, and a new Constitution must be written from scratch. Ask yourself this - what do you think would happen to the Second Amendment, as well as the others? That why this group, after starting off well, collapsed when this all came to light.<br>
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    BTW, as a little historical tidbit, did you know at one time the state legislatures appointed senators? The people voted for representatives, but they did not vote for senators until the elections of 1914, after the 17th Amendment was ratified. See the link for more information.
     
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