EVERY  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.

Portrait of journalist Charlie ReeseCharley  Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

545  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. 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

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 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 Ser vice FeeTax 

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 mostprosperous 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!?

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!

      GO AHEAD – – – BE AN AMERICAN!!!