Our representatives?

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

  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

    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

    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


    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:


  3. allenr

    allenr Member

    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

    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

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

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    Well said Tommy...
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

    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

    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:

  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

    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.