Saturday, April 26, 2008

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR AMERICA'S PROBLEMS?

This is an article that Deb, Frosty Thoughts, sent me and graciously gave me permission to post it.  Thank you, Deb!
 
This is very good and very true!
 
Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years. He wrote the following:

THE 545 PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR AMERICA'S WOES
by CHARLEY REESE
 
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, 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 inte rests 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.


A CONFIDENCE CONSPIRACY 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 G.W. BUSH 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? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto.


REPLACE THE SCOUNDRELS 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, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise 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 Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ. 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't take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist 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.

6 comments:

tschuckman said...

Great expose-- but where is the cure/ solution?
For instance, in my inner circle of friends, we admit that modern physiologists are great at pointing out the problems of their patients but they have NO answer or cure-- except more meds/ drugs....    
    Truth is, as I see it, the majority of people in the USA have long since left the God of the Bible that our fore fathers loved and respected,  but have elevated themselves as gods.    Woe to unbelievers  ....   Sorry, but if we make our beds-- so shall we sleep in them.

Cordially,
Tom Schuckman
tschuckman@aol.com

jckfrstross said...

makes you think:) enjoy your weekend

Deb

lifesabench6 said...

Oh boy do I wish people would vote them all out!  What an incredible article and so TRUE!  Thank's DIrk fr posting this~ I pray it will make more people think.  God Bless! Carolyn

wwfbison said...

I have lost all faith in our govt and anyone involved in it.  We need to clean house, abolish the two party system and put people in who have no agendas and possess common sense....normal people who aren't bought & paid for by big companies and lobbyist.  Yeah, I guess I sound bitter, these days who isn't!
Lisa

randlprysock said...

An excellent article.  Thank you so much for sharing!!!  Ya gotta love Deb at Frosty Thoughts!
Lisa

wipforever said...

Another great article!

I'm all for getting rid of people in office who don't do their jobs, but I think it will be a long time before we get to that point.  Right now, too many people are party-loyal.  "Yes, he/she screwed up but he/she is a Democrat, so I am going to vote for them again." (or Republican...you get my point).

We need to stop favoritism and vote for the people who truly have the people's (people who vote for them) interests in mind.

Sheila