- 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
- 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
- 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?
John Boehner. 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
- If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it
in the red.
- If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan
it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
- 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
- We should vote all of them out of office and clean up
- Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel
- This might be funny if it weren't so true.
- Be sure to read all the way to the end:
- Tax his land,
- Tax his bed,
- Tax the table,
- At which he's fed.
- Tax his tractor,
- Tax his mule,
- Teach him taxes
- Are the rule.
- Tax his work,
- Tax his pay,
- He works for
- peanuts anyway!
- Tax his cow,
- Tax his goat,
- Tax his pants,
- Tax his coat.
- Tax his ties,
- Tax his shirt,
- Tax his work,
- Tax his dirt.
- Tax his tobacco,
- Tax his drink,
- Tax him if he
- Tries to think.
- Tax his cigars,
- Tax his beers,
- If he cries
- Tax his tears.
- Tax his car,
- Tax his gas,
- Find other ways
- To tax his ass.
- Tax all he has
- Then let him know
- That you won't be done
- Till he has no dough.
- When he screams and hollers;
- Then tax him some more,
- Tax him till
- He's good and sore.
- Then tax his coffin,
- Tax his grave,
- Tax the sod in
- Which he's laid...
- Put these words
- Upon his tomb,
- 'Taxes drove me
- to my doom...'
- When he's gone,
- Do not relax,
- Its time to apply
- The inheritance tax.
- Accounts Receivable Tax
- Building Permit Tax
- CDL license Tax
- Cigarette Tax
- Corporate Income Tax
- Dog License Tax
- Excise Taxes
- Federal Income Tax
- Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
- Fishing License Tax
- Food License Tax
- Fuel Permit Tax
- Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
- Gross Receipts Tax
- Hunting License Tax
- Inheritance Tax
- Inventory Tax
- IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
- Liquor Tax
- Luxury Taxes
- Marriage License Tax
- Medicare Tax
- Personal Property Tax
- Property Tax
- Real Estate Tax
- Service Charge Tax
- Social Security Tax
- Road Usage Tax
- Recreational Vehicle Tax
- Sales Tax
- School Tax
- State Income Tax
- State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
- Telephone Federal Excise Tax
- Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
- Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
- Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
- Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
- Telephone State and Local Tax
- Telephone Usage Charge Tax
- Utility Taxes
- Vehicle License Registration Tax
- Vehicle Sales Tax
- Watercraft Registration Tax
- Well Permit Tax
- Workers Compensation Tax
- STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
- Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our
nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national
debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to
raise the kids.