Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We have to start over

Here is a kick ass article I wish I wrote. The article is so common sense that many of you won't believe it's that simple. But it is. I dare you to convince me otherwise.

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 Newspaper.

I absolutely agree with this assessment. Those cited in the article and their corrupt media try to tell us that most Americans want a government that takes care of us, that wants government funded schools to raise our children, that we want Hollywood actors to tell us how we should feel and what we should think and, yes we must be told what it is to be a good American.

But, it's all a lie. I believe most Americans work hard, raise their kids, look after their family and even their community when they can. Most of the people that I know want little or no government, and would work their fingers to the bone to avoid a government handout.

We tell them what we want, but they vote how they want.

It is time to vote them out. All of them.

Unfortunately most voters vote according to what they want or what they perceive they can get. Pork is not good for anyone else BUT it's just fine when it's for their state or community.

We need to make the standards to stay in office so high that very few will pass the test.

We need to make them live like the rest of us. I don't know when the ticket to the promised land of wealth became a career in DC but we need to take that away from them.

I betcha they'll straighten out Social Security when they have to depend on it. That means we have to end their elite medical care they get for free. Let them deal with the nationalized health care Obama is planning where they can get a 3:45am appointment for an x-ray 6 months after they requested it.

Make them deal with a 1%, better yet 0% pay raise like everyone else and then you'll see the change these idiots in office now speak of. I used to work at a job where I got a 25 cent raise one year, out of a possible 35 cents. And I was supposed to be grateful.

They have not given us their best. They've given us nothing but excuses, finger pointing, bills we can never pay, and they are selling us into poverty and slavery. Surely there must be a special place in h-e-double L for the majority of these jerks.

What I'm trying to say is, the primaries are coming up. Get involved, talk to the candidates if you can. Find out how they really feel about the issues. Make them know how you feel.

And then when the election finally comes, throw them out of office.

We have to start over. If not now, I fear later may be too late.


Christian said...

Who is John Galt?

The Rockin' Traddy said...

I used to think it was Ron Paul, but he's too old now.

Ooooh! I must be a militia member, I mentioned Ron Paul.

Damn! I did it again!

Anonymous said...

Conspiracy theories, ahh! No but really, I actually liked what you said better than that article. Did you like Obama giggling on 60 minutes about the economy and soldiers in Iraq? Someone needs to smack that smug smirk off his face. Like you were saying about the x-rays. It's nice and fine for him to think it's all a joke when out in the real world people are losing jobs and livelihood.

Btw those random Obama facts on the side bar make me laugh.


The Rockin' Traddy said...

Thank ye Laura!

You know I actually think the taboo surrounding the term "conspiracy theory" was invented by those that conpsiracies revealed in order to label the people spreading the info as kooks.

What do you think?

Anonymous said...

I think your conspiracy theory that conspiracy theories were born out of a conspiracy to label thus alienate people who noticed conspiracies is intended to make my head explode!

It's all the Freemasons, blame them.

- L

The Rockin' Traddy said...

I do.