In Feb. 4 Issue
We watched with great concern and interest last week as our President delivered the State of The Union Address.
Instead of feeling like we had just been informed on the condition of
our great nation and presented with some plans for the future, we felt
we had jus watched a bunch of dressed up politicians at a political
Maybe we expect too much from our leaders, but we would have expected
this to be a serious joint session of our leadership. Not a political
rally where democrats stand, clap and scream while the republicans sit
and frown. Then a magical word appears and the republicans stand and
clap and yell while the democrats sit and frown.
We may have missed it but we do not remember one time where it appeared
anyone seated in that great and mighty building put the interest of
this nation ahead of their political party.
It appears to us this nation is becoming more and more split by
political interest when the national and taxpayers interest should be
the major concern.
We were directed to an article this week written by journalist Charlie
Reese. His article very interestingly pointed out the exact feelings we
Reese stated.....”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.
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.”
Reese concluded his article in the following manner and we must add we certainly agree.
.....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 em out of office and clean up their mess!”
What are your thoughts?