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A Common Sense Solution to todays political misdeeds

March 13th, 2009 . by TexasFred

A Common Sense Solution to todays political misdeeds

I received this via email from a friend, a fellow gun supporter and a true patriot at
Washington Armory
, makes a lot of sense and needs to be seen by as many people as possible!

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 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 , 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!

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6 Responses to “A Common Sense Solution to todays political misdeeds”

  1. comment number 1 by:


    I forgot to add this on the original it was lost in the “transfer” I’ll post it here.

    The article I sent was written by Charlie Reese,

    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.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    And the people said: AMEN!!!!

  3. comment number 3 by: Ingrid

    Fred, thank you for sending this out.

    What I feel towards our Federal administration cannot be put in such an intelligent way. My way is to say lets [email protected]#@#@ em up and RECALL, IMPEACH or do what ever it takes to get the states elected officials out of office and then move on to D.C. and impeach that puppet and teach his puppeteers who’s really running this country.

    Great writing.

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin



    Actually 546, forgot the VP — though he doesn’t do much.

  5. comment number 5 by: Patrick Sperry

    I’m more for horsewhipping, followed by a decent Tar & feathering, and then hung till their skulls separate from what’s left of their putrid bodies. In public.

    It’s called treason folks.

  6. comment number 6 by: Ingrid

    We are allowing our elected officials to give AIG Billions of our dollars…… so WHY……??????
    So they can pay their management 150M bonuses next week. and every quarter as they usually do.

    Has anyone asked “Where did AIG come from?”
    They weren’t here 10 years ago. Where did they come from? Who owns them?
    Why aren’t’ our good old insurance companies here in the United states asking for money. These companies are also pretty big. Has anyone asked their politicians this?

    As I’ve said before, if we don’t ask the right questions, we will never get the right answers.

    Obviously, many of us are asking the right questions but getting NO ANSWER or not a truthful answer.