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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:42 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

I received this today, it's a very intersting read, I tend to agree with it. How about you?




Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
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> Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits,  WHY do we have deficits?
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> Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
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> You and I don't propose a federal budget.   The president does.
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> You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.   The House of Representatives does.
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> You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
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> You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
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> You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
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> One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, a nd    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.
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> 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.
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> 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.&nb sp;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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and tax es. &n bsp;  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.
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> 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 governmen t, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
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> If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
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> If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
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> If the Army & Marines are in  IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ.
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> 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.
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> There are no insoluble government problems.
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> 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.
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> Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
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> They, and they alone, have the power.
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> 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.
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> We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!


545 People - Charlie Reese extra DIV




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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Now we just have to get the other 299,999,455 people to read this and understand how true it is.

Our Founding Fathers are ashamed of the 545 and us for letting this happen.

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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:55 PM
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This was already posted

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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:56 PM
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As long as it is ALL of them and not just one side, I'm in.

But I fear that if we ever start actually talking about doing something like this it will eventually break down into a partisan bickering contest and they have us right back where they want us.

Anyway, where do I sign the petition?



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:57 PM
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There is an already existing thread on this topic here,

Please contribute any further questions/comments to the above linked thread.

Thank you.

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