Finally someone gets it

Finally someone gets it

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“Welcome to the Winds of Change”

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#1 Jan 14, 2013
Friend of mine on Facebook posted this. It comes from a retired Orlando journalist. Please note this is a great piece of work and makes you go hmmmm!

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

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.

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?( John Boehner. 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.[The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time.]

“Welcome to the Winds of Change”

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#2 Jan 14, 2013
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!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
Old

Racine, OH

#3 Jan 14, 2013
Do your part. Don't re-elect anyone!

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#4 Jan 14, 2013
Amen.....vote third party.

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#5 Jan 14, 2013
Old wrote:
Do your part. Don't re-elect anyone!
My thoughts -
bobbi

Pineville, KY

#6 Jan 14, 2013
elect all new people, ...farmers,..business owners etc.,,,and offer minimal pay
Paul Revere

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Don't forget to end all entitlements (food stamps, unemployment, SSI, Medicare, etc), revoke Obamacare and close the EPA and IRS.
Gotta go "all-in", right?
Yeah

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 14, 2013
bobbi wrote:
elect all new people,...farmers,..business owners etc.,,,and offer minimal pay
Yes, minimal pay. No career politicians and no lobbyists.
funny

Cleveland, GA

#9 Jan 15, 2013
The fact is people just did vote them in office. Little late when the opportunity repeated the same path in Washington. If people truely want change, then VOTE OUT all that are sitting in Washington that has held those positions for the past 5 years. Stop giving them the reigns for years and years with the same results. VOTE OUT THE SENILE OLD FOOLS.
Old

Racine, OH

#10 Jan 15, 2013
funny wrote:
The fact is people just did vote them in office. Little late when the opportunity repeated the same path in Washington. If people truely want change, then VOTE OUT all that are sitting in Washington that has held those positions for the past 5 years. Stop giving them the reigns for years and years with the same results. VOTE OUT THE SENILE OLD FOOLS.
The sad part is that they are nt senile. They know exactly what theya re doing and are laughing at us for it.
Really

Somerset, KY

#11 Jan 15, 2013
Knowitall9 wrote:
<quoted text>My thoughts -
What a crock. You have said over and over that you are a huge fan of our own King of Pork. Like Hal, you are part of the problem.

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#12 Jan 15, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>
What a crock. You have said over and over that you are a huge fan of our own King of Pork. Like Hal, you are part of the problem.
Now it's my fault ??- For likin' Harold ??- You need a beer -Glad you're keepin' up with my ramblins - And I thought nobody cared - Thanks -

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