545 People

545  vs. 300,000,000

Charlie  Reese has been a journalist for 49  years.

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, 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 can not 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 ,  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!

Charlie  Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando  Sentinel Ne ws paper.

What you do with this article  now that you have read it………. is up to  you.

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