Go Ahead Be an American - This pretty much Sums it All Up!!

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posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!




545 vs. 300,000,000 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.


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,
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
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!!!



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posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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Let me be the first to reply.....AWESOME !!!
Give this guy the Congressional Medal of Honor. Is that an Oxymoron ? G.M.H. ?
So, so true !
Thanks for the post.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Amazing - I love this guy. This should be on the front page of every newspaper!



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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Well when you have taxation without representation there is only one thing to do....



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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I couldnt have said it better........really I couldnt have





posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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Journalist Charley Reese (now retired) was part of the Orlando Sentinel's staff for three decades between 1971-2001,during which time he (among other duties) penned a thrice-weekly column which was distributed to other newspapers nationwide by King Features Syndicate.

During the 1980s Reese wrote the first version of an editorial opining that 545 people (i.e., the President of the United States, plus all the members of Congress and the Supreme Court) "are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country," and he has amended, updated, and republished that piece several times since then. The version cited above is taken from the 7 March 1995 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, where it ran under the title "Looking for Someone to Blame? Congress Is a Good Place to Start."

In 2008, Reese's editorial was updated with some topical political references (e.g., Nancy Pelosi's name in place of Tip O'Neill's; the Army and Marines listed as being in Iraq rather than on "U.N. Missions") and circulated via e-mail under the title "The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes" (or just "545 People), often with additional material not written by Reese himself tacked onto the beginning or end of the article.


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posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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The only politicians that are in office by their way in, and when they do get there, they are already in debt to the people that got them there.

So once they are elected, they are already watching out for someone else.



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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I'll be the third to say it...AWESOME


That was an absolutely awesome poem and the letter was as well.

He makes it sound so obvious it's frustrating how nobody has presented this to us like this before


Now that it has been presented, like the op asks, What are you gonna do?



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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Although I agree with most the post, the final part is embellished a bit I think. In 1910, US Federal Government Revenues were 1.9% of GDP. Although the federal income tax was not passed by congress and the 16th Amendment ratified until 1913, one can infer then that the Federal Government was doing some sort of taxing activity to raise revenues.

Also, the claim that the middle class was so robust in 1911 is rather embellished as well. 1911 was in the middle of the Industrial Revolution with the Robber Barons using child and cheap immigrant labor in the factories. It was hardly a boost to the middle class. One could argue that the middle class peaked in the 50's and 60's and has since dwindled.

Still, a good commentary.



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Well put by this retiring columnist.

I disagree on the power of special interests though.
I think lobby groups are a HUGE problem, and they dilute our votes.



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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beautiful.. spread this around ! people need to read the facts!



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Well put by this retiring columnist.

I disagree on the power of special interests though.
I think lobby groups are a HUGE problem, and they dilute our votes.


I think his point was that its the lobiest job to bribe them its their job to say no............lol


At least ONE of the two is doing their job



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 05:44 AM
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Hmm I am confused... When a fella like Jared Loughner comes along and takes out the trash, you all whine about how crazy he is, and pray for the politicians recovery. Not advocating what he did, but I do not understand. You hate them yet support them at the same time.

Deebo
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posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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I don't consider killing a nine year old little girl and some other civilians taking out the trash. Do you?



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by Deebo
Hmm I am confused... When a fella like Jared Loughner comes along and takes out the trash, you all whine about how crazy he is, and pray for the politicians recovery. Not advocating what he did, but I do not understand. You hate them yet support them at the same time.

Deebo
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Correction, I prayed for the HUMAN BEINGS recovery. I wish that the current political SYSTEM in our country would die, not the PEOPLE who run it.

There's a difference there that you need to recognize.

To the OP. Thank you for sharing that. It is excellent. Worthy of my Facebook page actually.



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by AnimositisominA
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I don't consider killing a nine year old little girl and some other civilians taking out the trash. Do you?


Yes I agree, just saying, when 2 of the people we despise gets wacked off, everyone gets buttsore. I wish it never happened but. How many civis die from a bomb we drop made to target 1 guy?

Deebo



posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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Originally posted by Taupin Desciple

Originally posted by Deebo
Hmm I am confused... When a fella like Jared Loughner comes along and takes out the trash, you all whine about how crazy he is, and pray for the politicians recovery. Not advocating what he did, but I do not understand. You hate them yet support them at the same time.

Deebo
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Correction, I prayed for the HUMAN BEINGS recovery. I wish that the current political SYSTEM in our country would die, not the PEOPLE who run it.

There's a difference there that you need to recognize.

To the OP. Thank you for sharing that. It is excellent. Worthy of my Facebook page actually.



If you call a politician and a federal judge "human" than you seriously need to wake up and relearn. If they were, they would have resigned a week or so after they took power and saw the corruption. We never see that, they get hooked and thirst for even more power.

I do not advocate nor condone any violence whatsoever against anyone. But I wont shed a tear if some guy knocks off politicians/judges.

Deebo
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posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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This is without doubt one of the GREATEST things I've EVER read! hahah brilliant!





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