Sunday, October 26, 2008

545 Dummies

Mr Punky has been sent a chain mail that's been making its way around.
However, Mr Punky Kitten can only agree with the last line:

3. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing, or re-elect the current bunch.

That's what's gonna happen.
Because in reality, a MAJORITY of Americans agree with the Democrats. The majority wants this stupid bunch in congress to screw us all. The majority is downright stupid, and they NEED representatives because the representatives are smarter than this 51% of the people. Hey, the majority of the dummies in this country probably don't even know that it is the Democrats in control of both houses of congress.

The other 49% of the people probably agree with this statement, but too bad for them, they are being screwed by the tyranny of the majority. And the worst part is, every year the percentage of this tyranny will increase, because congress is screwing us via public education and the media, both of those institutions actually teach that everything is fine up there on Capital Hill. And they teach that government is the solution to all their problems. Ha. It's not the solution, government is the problem!

Here is an example of dummy logic in action. A few years ago there was a big flap about the representatives in the Pennsylvania House voting themselves a pay raise in an inappropriate manner. The election that year was all about this (even in the media):

Vote out the incumbents.

Guess what happened in reality: Many of the Republican incumbents were voted out, but hardly any Democrat incumbents were voted out, and this even though it was mostly the Democrats that voted for that pay increase (a higher percentage by far than the Republicans). Thats what public education the media have done to the dummies in this country.
By Charlie 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 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? 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 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!

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, though you appear to have several choices.

1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope they do something about it.

2. You can agree to vote against everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the process will take several years.

3. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing, or re-elect the current bunch.


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