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A good friend of mine forwarded this to me and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Enjoy?

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? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He 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 and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in  Iraq and Afghanistan …

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  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 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,

It’s 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

                              Recreational Vehicle Tax

                              Sales Tax

                              School Tax

                              State Income Tax

                              State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

                              Telephone Federal Excise Tax

                               Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

                              Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

                              Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

                              Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring 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, & 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 heck happened?   Can you spell ‘politicians?’

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!

         GO AHEAD. . .  BE AN AMERICAN!!

Moran

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