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03-31-2010, 06:55 AM
When in doubt. Kick em out.
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Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

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
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.
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 Fee Tax
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 hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?</span>

03-31-2010, 08:30 AM
That system of Govt suited you guys JUST FINE when Bush was in office.



03-31-2010, 08:34 AM
The Peter Principle is at work here. So much power and responsibility has accumulated in the federal government that it is far beyond the ability of our representatives to handle it. Whoever sits in office, regardless of how many PHDs he holds is incapable of doing it right because there is no right that fits every individual.

Charley Reese was always one of my favorite columnists. Since he retired, I still see him occasionally athttp://www.lewrockwell.com/

03-31-2010, 08:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That system of Govt suited you guys JUST FINE when Bush was in office.


Q </div></div>

Actually....NOT. Many of us on both sides were quite outspoken about the fiscal irresponsibility of his administration.


03-31-2010, 09:18 AM
Oh.....then you were 'quite outspoken'........now that a Democrat is POTUS you guys are talking about secession and revolution.

Where were you guys when GW decided the USCON was just a bit of paper and the right to privacy was subjective?

Is your house bugged?
Has the FBI been in your house and searched your personal belongings?
Are they checking your email and monitoring your internet activities?

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Fact is, YOU DON'T KNOW.</span> In Bush's America, it could already have happened to you and you have NO RIGHT to know about it.

Yeah, you love your freedom don't you. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif


03-31-2010, 09:30 AM
Steve, In the fake reality of the Left, conservatives must love everything Bush or Republican even when they act like liberals. That is how leftist loyalty works, i.e. follow the leader, but conservatives are independent thinkers and do not hesitate to label as 'wrong' what is wrong, including Bush's out-of-control spending. Another truth is that the Dems not only supported Bush's spending but wanted more so in one sense, Bush should get some minor credit for reigning in the Dems to some extent.

We have all made this point many times on this forum but it just doesn't fit their fake world and therefore this truth must be ignored. Remember the back-and-forth recently while attempting to answer Gayle's question, 'What freedom have your lost?' The answer is ignored and the question repeated over and over.

03-31-2010, 10:06 AM
How many freedoms did you loose under George Bush?....


03-31-2010, 10:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Is your house bugged?
Has the FBI been in your house and searched your personal belongings?
Are they checking your email and monitoring your internet activities?

Q </div></div>

Does the IRS monitoring my banking activity count? Then, YES!


03-31-2010, 11:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That system of Govt suited you guys JUST FINE when Bush was in office.


Q </div></div>

Didnt suite me in the least. I disagreed with Bush on more than I agreed with him on.

03-31-2010, 11:40 AM
We all lost plenty of freedom under Bush. He nearly doubled our debt while expanding the size and scope of government, bring us ever closer to being indentured servants. Even though I generally agreed with his foreign policy, following big government policies will, IMO, will leave us nothing worth defending at home. I didn't vote for him because he flaunted the Constitution just like all Democrats and most Republicans do every day.

The ONLY enemy that freedom has for a country is government and that is why the Founders attempted to limit the intrusions of that 'necessary evil' to a minimum. The more that government does for you, the more dependent you become {something like domesticating an animal} the less freedom for the citizens to enjoy.

Freedom requires the individuals take responsibility for their own lives. In fact, I have always thought of responsibility as being the opposite side of the freedom coin and can never be seperated. It was while we were all operating under this understanding that America became the richest, most powerful country in the world. Unfortunately, other ideologies have been chipping away at the basic concept for many decades and have led us to the terrible economic and moral problems we now face.

In instances where individuals cannot help themselves for whatever reason, others should come to their aid but it must always be of their own free will, not forced. And knowing that anyone might fall on hard times will encourage them to build friendships rather than enemies for their help may be needed at some point.

Without responsibility, people are deprived of those essential character building opportunities that facing life's problems and creating solutions present. Without responsibility, people will too often, act irresponsibly.

03-31-2010, 01:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> George Harrison noted in his song "Taxman".

And my advice for those who've died:
Declare the pennies on your eyes,
Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman. </div></div>

Taxing is an old business.

03-31-2010, 02:54 PM
Someone shood tell Charley about corporations -- he duznt mention them once -- and they own the usofa system.

03-31-2010, 07:57 PM
Just think how much the Fair Tax would solve.

03-31-2010, 08:44 PM
Iz that the one where they would charge 1% of 1% on all international money moovements???? This would be a good tax.

03-31-2010, 09:21 PM
Yes. We are all looking for a tax that is only on other people.
The problem is, the tax is expanded to put everyone in an inclusive mood.

They even use the New or is it Old Math to make the calculations.
You would think a 28% VAT on $100 is $28 fir a total of $128. But no, it is more like $40 or a total of $140. The illogical thinking is that $40/$140 is 28%.

When someone says fair and tax in the same sentence. Hold onto your wallet.

03-31-2010, 09:33 PM
In ozz its 10% on allmost everything.
$90 + $9 = $99.

I wonder what amount might come in if all religions lost tax exemption status.

04-01-2010, 06:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">by Qtec
Is your house bugged? </div></div>
I certainly hope so. I have much to say of importance about minimal government. If they are listening, they will not be doing other crap that will cost me dearly.

Their listening could have the impact of less government.

04-01-2010, 07:09 AM

Have you read Bortz's book?

Anything that could eliminate the need for the IRS cant be bad.

04-01-2010, 07:48 AM
How many other Constitutional rights are you willing to give up?