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  • MaypoMan MaypoMan Mar 11, 2010 4:09 PM Flag

    Time for a Revolution


    It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.

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    • The govenment doesn't work, not for the reasons you rant about, but because we created a massive all consuming monsterously large government, despite the warnings of the founding fathers of what would happen if we abandoned limited government and the consitution. We have and now we are getting exactly what they predicted. All we need to do is cut government by 50% and greatly limit their ability to tax, borrow or print money.

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      • What the hell happened - 545 vs. 300 million

        This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be - read it!!
        The article below is completely neutral, ...not 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


        Charley 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 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.

    • Funny, I thought those you mentioned were people as well. Maybe just not your kind of people,eh? It seems to be doing very well for the parasite crowd of welfare club as well. They take, but never produce. I guess those are the kind of people you praise.

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