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paul young
09-18-2012, 06:42 PM
Charley Reese's Final Column
Now this has been made so clear, now the blame lies on us that keep voting the same people into office.
.



A very interesting column.
COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel.
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

Be sure to Read the Poem and the Tax List at the end.


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? 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 unfair.

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 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.
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.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN

Franco
09-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Charley Reese's Final Column
Now this has been made so clear, now the blame lies on us that keep voting the same people into office.
.



A very interesting column.
COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel.
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

Be sure to Read the Poem and the Tax List at the end.


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? 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 unfair.

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 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.
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.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN

Excellent and couldn't agree more! But it will fall on deaf ears for most here on POTUS. They haven't come to the realization yet that there just isn't that much difference between the Repubs and Dems, Obama or Romney as they want more of the same!

Welcome to the Libertain Party though you may not realize you are a Libertarian yet;)

http://www.lp.org/introduction/what-is-the-libertarian-party

http://www.lp.org/issues

gmhr1
09-18-2012, 07:20 PM
Congress cant do anything under Obama because he waves his hands and signs and executive order he doesnt need them he's the man!

paul young
09-18-2012, 07:32 PM
Congress cant do anything under Obama because he waves his hands and signs and executive order he doesnt need them he's the man!


Cyndi,

You REALLY, REALLY need to take a civics class.

The real power in this country resides in the legislative and Judicial branches.-Paul

BonMallari
09-18-2012, 07:35 PM
There is a HUGE difference between BHO and Romney.....the gist of the article as I interpret is the Congress....You could not have more polar opposites as choices for POTUS, now as far as Senators and Congresspersons go, the majority of them are nefarious characters who basically prostitute their vote to special interest groups, while the electorate that put them in office are the ones getting screwed without so much as a kiss on the cheek....IMO if one election could sweep out one third to one half of the Congress it would make a great start....unfortunately the other half of incumbents hold 90% of the legislative power

gmhr1
09-18-2012, 07:43 PM
Thats where the power used to be until King Obama took over. Obama is a one man show. Your in a bad way if you dont know where the power is in this Country watch Letterman the Pres is looking good!

Franco
09-18-2012, 07:44 PM
There is a HUGE difference between BHO and Romney.....the gist of the article as I interpret is the Congress....You could not have more polar opposites as choices for POTUS, now as far as Senators and Congresspersons go, the majority of them are nefarious characters who basically prostitute their vote to special interest groups, while the electorate that put them in office are the ones getting screwed without so much as a kiss on the cheek....IMO if one election could sweep out one third to one half of the Congress it would make a great start....unfortunately the other half of incumbents hold 90% of the legislative power

But, a popular and influential President can get what he wants from Congress even if they are of different parties.
Nothing like the support of the people for a President to get Congress to work. It takes real vision and leadership skills to make it happen.

BonMallari
09-18-2012, 07:56 PM
]But, a popular and influential President can get what he wants from Congress[/B] even if they are of different parties.
Nothing like the support of the people for a President to get Congress to work. It takes real vision and leadership skills to make it happen.


Tell us how....even BHO cant break the logjam..partisan politics are now the order of the day, theu can talk all they want about reaching across the aisle, but in reality it never happens anymore....Name the last significant legislation that was passed by a unanimous majority of both parties

In a perfect world our Senators would have to vote how their constituents wanted, the votes would be cast over the phone or computer, and for all to see...and if the elected official failed to vote the way their constituency wanted, they would lose their voting privilege....unfortunately our Reps vote the way special interest groups want them to vote

Franco
09-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Tell us how....even BHO cant break the logjam..partisan politics are now the order of the day, theu can talk all they want about reaching across the aisle, but in reality it never happens anymore....Name the last significant legislation that was passed by a unanimous majority of both parties

In a perfect world our Senators would have to vote how their constituents wanted, the votes would be cast over the phone or computer, and for all to see...and if the elected official failed to vote the way their constituency wanted, they would lose their voting privilege....unfortunately our Reps vote the way special interest groups want them to vote

Today it is dyfunctional. But, it wasn't that long ago when; the Congress worked with Clinton, Reagan got what he wanted most of the time from Congress. The problem today is that both major parties have moved furhter to the left and right and it won't change in the next 4 years no matter who resides in the White House because neither has the ability to move the other side.

paul young
09-19-2012, 07:21 PM
I thought that this would promote discussion, but i guess the fact that there are no "good guys" is too radical an idea.-Paul

BonMallari
09-19-2012, 07:49 PM
I thought that this would promote discussion, but i guess the fact that there are no "good guys" is too radical an idea.-Paul

Paul , you are one of a select liberal leaning guys whose views I will actually read and listen yo (e, almost equate you to what I know as a southern Democrat, you are not what I would call a progressive,and considering what state you come from that must be a real rarity...

But the article is right, it is our fault for voting in the same morons, unfortunately most believe the morons are everyone EXCEPT the one in their state or district (except my state where I know Harry is an idiot)..the electorate is lazy, thats why its very difficult to beat the incumbent

Sabireley
09-19-2012, 08:05 PM
I thought that this would promote discussion, but i guess the fact that there are no "good guys" is too radical an idea.-Paul

There are very few good guys and barely a dime's difference between Democrats and Republicans today. The article is exactly right. The only thing is the we, the electorate, continue to let it happen due to wide spread apathy. Of those that vote, most vote the party they are comfortable with so they don't have to think or understand the issues. Honey Boo Boo and American Idol are more important to many people. That said, it is hard not to be apathetic when we elected Obama, and Romney is the best the Republicans can come up with.

murral stark
09-19-2012, 08:45 PM
This is exactly why there needs to be term limits on all offices, not just the president. A lot of our problems are the career politicians. Only let them serve x amount of terms and keep the blood fresh in DC. I think that would help a lot.

coachmo
09-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Limiting the authority of the federal government to those powers clearly stated in The Constitution and returning powers to the individual states would fix our mess.

murral stark
09-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Limiting the authority of the federal government to those powers clearly stated in The Constitution and returning powers to the individual states would fix our mess.

Would that make hunting regulations left up to the states instead of the Feds setting waterfowl seasons?

BonMallari
09-19-2012, 11:48 PM
Would that make hunting regulations left up to the states instead of the Feds setting waterfowl seasons?

We could only hope, but as long as birds migrate (except those that hang out all year in one part of the state or another) the Feds will never give up their jurisdiction of the waterfowl season....However some states get more days than others, and some states (Calif and Idaho) get a seven bird limit where TX gets a six bird limit...AZ gets 3 dark geese but Idaho gets 4 so go figure...dont get me started on the Swan regulations

caryalsobrook
09-20-2012, 05:07 AM
Charley Reese's Final Column
Now this has been made so clear, now the blame lies on us that keep voting the same people into office.
.



A very interesting column.
COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel.
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

Be sure to Read the Poem and the Tax List at the end.


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? 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 unfair.

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 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.
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.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN

Great post. How can anyone argue that government is the solution? GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM!!! Interesting that someone would term you as a liberal so I have a question for you. Do you think we need more government intervention or less?

road kill
09-20-2012, 05:18 AM
This is exactly why there needs to be term limits on all offices, not just the president. A lot of our problems are the career politicians. Only let them serve x amount of terms and keep the blood fresh in DC. I think that would help a lot.
Ladies and gentlemen, here is the solution!!!

Great post murral!!!!!

paul young
09-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Cary,

I don't think any reasonable person could make a case for bigger government. Therein lies the problem!

The secondary problem is going about reducing the size of Government agencies and programs in a manner that will ensure the people are well served, and that is a HUGE task that demands non-partisan thinking by folks that are well versed in what those agencies and programs were created to do.

So, the short answer is that i think we need less Government intervention in our lives.

paul young
09-20-2012, 08:28 AM
This is exactly why there needs to be term limits on all offices, not just the president. A lot of our problems are the career politicians. Only let them serve x amount of terms and keep the blood fresh in DC. I think that would help a lot.

I agree 100%. MAXIMUM 2 terms for Senate and House. Further, 2 terms MAXIMUM in the legislative branch. Also, 10 years MAXIMUM as SCOTUS- no more appointments for life.-Paul

Gerry Clinchy
09-20-2012, 08:42 AM
I agree 100%. MAXIMUM 2 terms for Senate and House. Further, 2 terms MAXIMUM in the legislative branch. Also, 10 years MAXIMUM as SCOTUS- no more appointments for life.-Paul

Since House terms are for only two years, and Senate terms much longer, I think the # of terms for House members should be balanced with the length of those terms. 2 for Senate; max 10 years for House.

If SCOTUS terms were only 10 years, they would vary almost in conjunction with whoever is POTUS. I think 15 might work better ... but "life" is certainly does not seem appropriate. I do wonder that when the Constitution was written that the anticipated lifespan was shorter than today, and it was not anticipated that a SCOTUS would be serving as long as they can today.

MooseGooser
09-20-2012, 09:17 AM
Limiting the authority of the federal government to those powers clearly stated in The Constitution and returning powers to the individual states would fix our mess.


BINGO!!!


We are NOT a democracy,, we are a republic of states, binded by a constitution.. Very simple...
What has caused this mess, is the departure from simple ideas. Pay attention to the people you vote for locally.

Hold them accountable for the job they do, just like your Boss does to you.. They dont perform,, or lie, cheat, steal,, they are gone...

I never post here,, But things really have to change,, and it has to begin with Us. The constitution starts off with the words, "We the people"

Gooser

M&K's Retrievers
09-20-2012, 09:33 AM
BINGO!!!


We are NOT a democracy,, we are a republic of states, binded by a constitution.. Very simple...
What has caused this mess, is the departure from simple ideas. Pay attention to the people you vote for locally.

Hold them accountable for the job they do, just like your Boss does to you.. They dont perform,, or lie, cheat, steal,, they Get to stay for life

I never post here,, But things really have to change,, and it has to begin with Us. The constitution starts off with the words, "We the people"

Gooser

Welcome to the dark side, Gooser! I took the liberty of fixing your post. :-P

caryalsobrook
09-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Cary,

I don't think any reasonable person could make a case for bigger government. Therein lies the problem!

The secondary problem is going about reducing the size of Government agencies and programs in a manner that will ensure the people are well served, and that is a HUGE task that demands non-partisan thinking by folks that are well versed in what those agencies and programs were created to do.

So, the short answer is that i think we need less Government intervention in our lives.

Thanks for the answer. Reducing the size of gov. agencies and programs is a step in the right direction, as opposed to reducing the GROWTH RATE of agencies and programs. I even go farther. My yardstick is that if an agency has not met it's mission, then eliminate that agency and program. Start over recognizing it's failure and try another tact. The important factor is what works.

In my opinion, the most destructive event in the history of this country was the implemantation of the income tax. Who in the world can argue that it is not fatallly flawed? 70,000 pages of deductions shold be enough proff that it can never work. Had we not had the income tax, I doubt that many of these failed agencies and programs would have ever existed. Boy, that is change I could live with. Maybe that makes me a radical liberal.

I go even further than term limits. Make the pay so small that a member of the congress has only a part time job and has to return home and have a real job to live. If they can't get their business done in 90 days then they should quit. Republicans had term limits in their contract with America and failed to honor it. Big mistake and had they done so, I do believe that the American people would have known they were serious instead of pandering. Dennis Hastert et al spent money like drnken sailers and now the democrats make them look like beginners. Republicans were on the same path as the democrats but wanted a slower rate. Hopefully, they have learned their lesson before it is too late. I have no illusions as to the difficulty of weaning us off dependence and control by the gov. but I truly hope it will be done.

Franco
09-20-2012, 09:10 PM
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kjrice
09-20-2012, 11:08 PM
I will repeat that THE biggest issue facing America with this election is the appointing of 2-4 new Supreme Court justices in the next 4-8 years. That is more important than a figure head that is called a Commander-in-Chief that can veto what congress pimps.

gmhr1
09-21-2012, 09:26 AM
Your right!