Republicans & Democrats Alike – No One Is Blameless

I am not very political, don’t usually even read e-mail I get of a political nature, but for some reason
I read this and totally agree. I think it should strike home for anyone whether democrat or a republican.
No matter who you voted for or why. Read on and let me know what you think. Jennie
The way it is unless people finally figure out why they "spin us" against
each other, then go kick all of them out!

545 vs 300,000,000
Republicans & Democrats Alike – No One Is Blameless


Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years. Charlie Reese is a
former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
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, 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 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 back to those 545…. [the rest is under "read comments"]

{at the end of the article is the rhetorical question, are you going to sit on your
duff or do something? The question is not actually rhetorical. The answer is
to join The John Birch Society.}

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1 Response to Republicans & Democrats Alike – No One Is Blameless

  1. Iowa says:

    ….I can\’t think of a single domestic problem that is nottraceable directly back to those 545 people. When you fully grasp theplain 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 power to regulate and from whom theycan take away this power.Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there existsdisembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics"that prevent them from doing what they took 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 aretheir bosses — us!Provided voters have the gumption to manage their own employees, we shouldvote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!What you do with this article now that you have read it is entirely up toyou, though you have several choices:1. You can send this to everyone in your address book and hope "they" dosomething about it.2. You can agree to "vote against" everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the processwill take several years and ask your representative to vote in TERMLIMITS.3. You can decide to "run for office" yourself and agree to do the job properly.4. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing or re-elect the current bunchof selfish professional politicians.It is our choice.[What they should of said is join The John Birch Society.]

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