Our Gubmint and How Gubmint Works

Our Gubmint and How Gubmint Works

VikingChef757
VikingChef757
Oct 27, 2009, 8:21 PM |
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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 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, 535 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.

 

 note:Be sure to read all the way to the end:

a poam intermission.....first
                                                    
             
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 his car,
             Tax his gas,
             Find other ways
             To tax his ass.
    
             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.    

FACTS ONLY...
             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 T ax
             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 Service FeeTax
             Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
             Telephone Minimum Usage SurchargeTax
             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
    
  Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the mostprosperous 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.

part 2


Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So
they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two
people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and
hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So Theycreated the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer,
Then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one Year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost."

So they laid off the night watchman.


NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.


Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY... during the Carter Administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line. We've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency...the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!

Ready??


It was very simple...and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.


The Department of Energy was instituted on 8-04-1977.
TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.


Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT'S 2009 -- 32 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?"

Ah, yes -- good ole bureaucracy.

AND, NOW, WE ARE GOING TO TURN THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

HELLOOO! Anybody Home?