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WTBAKELAR
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Whether you're a Republican, Democrat or Independent, here is something that should cause a lot of introspection by every voter in America.

'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 why, if both the Democrats
and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high
taxes, 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 -
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? She/he is the leader of t he majority party. She/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
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!

And keep in mind this Congress only worked 93 days last yea r! The shortest season in history and at a time when we are at war and the economy is tumbling!

This is not original with me...I wish it was. But it's certainly something to think about for the next 8 days before Nov. 2.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!!!!!


The answer is always NO, Until the question is asked.
TRACE2RYM
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I believe they have it locked up, Who will teach the new ones how to do the job?  Then again, the new ones will be taught by the ones that are the problem.  Sort of like they say they will change things to get in to office, then when they get elected, they forget what they promised. They get insurance for the rest of their life. the only ones that can change the law, are the law makers.  Have they ever voted themselves a pay cut?  Watch after this election how long it takes to vote a pay increase.  
I wonder what IT IS LIKE IN AUSTRAILIA?  I MIGHT MOVE.
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Trace,

Get ready NOT to move to Australia. First, you'll want to check their immigration laws. They are HIGHLY restrictive! But, good luck!

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