each other, then go kick all of them out!
545 vs 300,000,000
Republicans & Democrats Alike – No One Is Blameless
EVERY US CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST
HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR
CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.
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,
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
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
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
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