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A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
            Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

             Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
             He has been a journalist for 49 years.
             He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

             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, neither 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 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 now? He is the leader of the majority party. He
        and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any
        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.

   &nb
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Oldie but goodie! Charlie retired in 2008 I believe. 
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What I find amusing (and sick) is that the public has had incredibly low opinions of Congress but always seem willing to re-elect their own representative.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Oldie but goodie! Charlie retired in 2008 I believe. 
LOL, thats the first time i've seen that one. 
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That is an old one from 1985
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