Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Voting Them All Out Solves Only One Half The Problem

The other half is finding the right people to run and CAN get elected. If they win and don't bring this country back in control of the common sense people, then try again and again until we get it mostly right or face a revolution in the next 35 years.

Unfortunately, most allow their common sense to be corrupted by the entrenched bureaucrats and lobbyists who actually are the most powerful people in government. I'm afraid the saying "fool me once, fool me twice...." doesn't work any more in politics.

Eligible voters who don't register and vote don't deserve much better and shouldn't complain about what is happening to this country. Or maybe they are too snug in their tenure jobs, seniority and have excess money.

If politicians would prevent to taking so much of our tax dollars, they wouldn't be obligated to bring back so much to satisfy the the moneyed people who got them elected in the first place.

Most people with sound guidance, take advantage of loopholes in our legal system. It may not be morally correct (Morals in business? Follow American Greed on Fox TV) but they are protected by bad laws. Who makes the laws? The politicians, influenced by the lobbyists and career public employees, who we elected to office.

Did you see 60 Minutes Sunday eve describing how our too high taxes entice corporations and other big money people to seek safe havens in other countries costing this country hundreds of billions of revenues? All they are doing is hiring smart attorneys to find the loopholes.

Merle And thanks, daughter Nancy. And read my LTE to the JSEB on Sunday's opinion page.

Charley Reese is retiring. His last column is this one. I know many will miss this southern gentleman...
He had a great run and we are all better off for it. Farewell, Mr. Reese, and thank you. Charley Reese has
been a journalist for 49 years.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

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!

555 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 555 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 555 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 WASthe speaker of the House? Nancy
Pelosi. She WAS 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
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 555 people who stand
-- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I
can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly
to those 555 people.When you fully grasp the plain truth that 555 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 555 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 exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy,"
"inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from
doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 555 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!

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 in
Which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its 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 stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened?
Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 555 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

Just another routine day in the office.

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