Our representatives?

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by buster40c, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    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.
    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.
    It 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 now? He is the leader of the majority party. He 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 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 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 and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
    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!

    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 into


    which he's laid...


    Put these words


    upon his tomb,


    "Taxes drove me


    to my doom..."


    When he's gone,


    do not relax,


    it’s 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, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids
    What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
     
  2. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Buster,

    In order for us to achieve any sucess in getting rid of these people, you have to find someone who has morals and ethics and will not be swayed by political correctness, lobbyists, and other special interest groups. He/she must have a sense of dignity and honesty, and have a good heart that will extend to all who live in the U.S.
    Now tell me, out of 300 million, can you find me another 545 people that will have those qualities and retain them? Some of the newbies go to Congress with the idea that they can change it, but are coerced or talked into getting on a committee as soon as they get there so they can work on there re=election funds. So after 6 months as a junior congressman/woman it goes back to the old status quo again.

    Politicians make me wanna :puker:

    Tommy
     

  3. allenr

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    Buster, that is a fantastic list, and depressingly factual.

    Tommy, you hit the nail on the proverbial head.

    The vast majority of people seeking public office seek power and riches. That in itself ought to disqualify them for office.
     
  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Oh I agree we are not going to get rid of the corruption which is why this country is screwed. Years ago I heard one of the main reasons the Roman Empire fell was because they taxed the people till the people had no more to give while the government kept right on with the spending and corruption. Now doesn't that sound familiar? Yeah we are screwed. Actually it is said what's going on is the attempt to rebuild the Roman Empire as the one world government.
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Why,so the whole world will fall?? :(
     
  6. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    ^ They are to stupid to realize the same corrupted people will be running things.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Well said Tommy...
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I have an idea. How about we citizens get a lobby started so we can get politicians to kiss our hind ends instead of kick it.
     
  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    They won't kiss mine....
    It's got a broken off , sumpin, sticking out of it, they put there years ago....

    Not attractive , so they won't kiss my behind.:rolleyes::eek:



    Jim
     
  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That sounds PAINFUL!!!:eek:
     
  11. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    They won't kiss mine either. Over the years I have had so much stuff shoved up there that you could run a battleship up there now and I probably won't even feel it......however I would see it cuz my head is up there quite a bit.

    Tommy