Major food for thought, Not so funny

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  1. freeatlast

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    This is major food for thought.

    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 POLITICAL DEBACLE.

    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
    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.


    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
    Anyway!
    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 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
    Sales Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring 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, and 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 world happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
    And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?

    I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it
    get there!!!
    GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!


    "Live life so you can feel the Lord's peace"




    Taylor H. Maxwell
    USA
    9121 Southmont Cove #206
    Fort Myers, Florida, 33908 USA
    Office +1 239 415 6611
    Cell +1 239 246 7135

    Please note new email address
    [email protected]
     
  2. Salty

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    and we still send the same folks back to Congress... so actually we do control all those activities

    Polls constantly indicate Congress is the problem and that we need new blood - except for our Congressman - because - he brings the bacon home, and he can only do that because he has seniority - thus enough power and pull to get those tax dollars....

    Term limits is the answer

    Salty

    PS I just noticed this was in the humor section - I know taxes are a joke, but...
     
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  3. freeatlast

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    Yes term limits might be the answer.
     

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