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Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel....



Charley Reese is retiring. His last column is this one.



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 . 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



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 ..



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 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.




What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up
to you. This might be funny if it weren't so true.

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

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  How can ANYONE read that and not see the solution to the problems in this country. That NEEDS to be read/taught in schools.
 
 
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& so does the head of it all.
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A real eye opener to say the least! ExcellentExcellent
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