Saturday, August 18, 2012
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? He is the leader of the majority party. He 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 a foreign country it's because they want them in a foreign country ...
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!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
On his blog, Fighting for Liberty, CDP informs us of information that a actual Marxist was involved in helping to write Romneycare, which many consider a model for Obamacare. I wonder if this isn't simply something the Left has provided to the media for the purpose of damaging Romney's chances of getting elected.
Think about it for just a minute: Romneycare was indeed mandated, and shows some similarities with the intent of Obamacare. However, any individual - or group, for that matter - who writes up legislation for socialized medicine is going to be at least a socialist, maybe even a Marxist. Duh. (That isn't aimed at CDP, just a comment that it is obvious that socialists want socialized medicine.)
You need to ask yourself, however, how many pages were in the Romneycare legislation, as opposed to Obamacare? Did Romneycare leave open the ability of the head of whatever agency ran Romneycare to craftany regulations it wanted to implement, the way Obamacare does? Did Romneycare establish committees to decide - later, at its own leisure - what it will allow and what it won't, who may get care and who may not? Was Romneycare written like Obamacare - where even once you passed it you still had no idea what was in it (because so much of the power vested in it is unwritten, to be decided later by administrators and the Secretary of Health and Human Services)? I don't think so.
I would be very surprised if Romneycare, for all it was a socialist mandate and abuse of freedom, had the potential for the total governmental take-over of health care in Massachusetts the way Obamacare does for America?
But, let's leave that aside for now. The bottom line for me is that, socialist or deluded fool that Romney might be, he has never shown the desire to totally "transform" Massachusetts, t0 punish it for being Massachusetts, the way Obama wants to wreck America. Being a LDS member (Mormon), is even in his favor, for the members of that church at least have good family values. What values has Obama shown us? Support for the LGBTs, the muslims, any and all of America's enemies. Support for total governmental control - by the Executive Office alone.
So, let's take this new revelation with a very large grain of salt. It certainly isn't a deal-breaker, and as CDP says, "Don't think for one minute we can stop watching Club Fed." The Marxists are not going to go away, they have insinuated themselves into government at every level. Being complacent and not paying attention is what got us into this mess to start with, back with old Woodrow Wilson and FDR (and before that, truth be told.) We need to keep watching, but I think we will be a lot safer if we do all we can to see that Obama is not allowed to continue the demolition of this country.
Again, if you don't vote for Romney you are voting for Obama!
This is the most critical election of our grandchildren, children and our lives. Ladies and gentlemen: IT'S TIME TO FIRE THE LIAR!"
Friday, August 3, 2012
This was a common phrase in one of Kurt Vonnegut's novels. It was meant to describe situations wherein things didn't merely go wrong, but went wrong in a manner that one would expect if you expected the worst behavior from human beings, elected officials, or life in general. It is somewhat equivalent to saying, "Oh, well. What did you expect?"