The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Non-Partisan

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Aberdeen, SD 57401
    Posts
    270

    Default Non-Partisan

    I received this email and thought I'd forward it here. I'm not getting into a discussion with anyone about politics or religion. Just thought it was an interesting read.

    Mike


    545 vs.
    300,000,000
    You
    must read this. It is non-partisan!

    545vs.
    300,000,000


    Every citizen needs to read this
    and think about what this journalist has scripted in this
    message. Read it and then really think about our current
    political debacle.

    Charley
    Reese has been a journalist for 49
    years.


    545
    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-pickingthing. 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? Nancy Pelosi. 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 Army and 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..........
    Itís 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 inwhich 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.


    And.
    More!!!

    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

    ServiceCharge T ax

    Social Security Tax

    Road Usage Tax

    Sales Tax

    Recreational Vehicle 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=2 0Tax

    Telephone Recurring and
    Non-recurring 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, and our nation was
    the mostprosperous 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
    happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
    And I still have to
    'press 1' for English!?

    I hope this goes
    around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get
    there!!!
    GO AHEAD
    - - - BE AN
    AMERICAN!!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member M&K's Retrievers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Royse City, TX
    Posts
    5,155

    Default

    I've seen this a rew times too. Kinda makes you sick doesn't it?
    M&K's HR UH Tucker of Texoma JH
    M&K's SHR Prime Black Angus
    M&K's Miss Jessie Girl JH
    Sir Jacob of Lakeview-Jake
    Freeway JYD

    Mike Whitworth

  3. #3
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikebeadle View Post
    Not
    one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was
    the mostprosperous 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.
    !
    Keeping the non-partisan theme alive, I would say I agree with 99% of the passage. I would like to see evidence of the above however.

    A few other considerations though:

    1) We were not a stand alone world superpower militarily 100 years ago. To become such, we spent our national wealth on the most sophisticated technology in the world, as did our arch enemies, the USSR. One is now defunct, and the other is still struggling with potential financial collapse, in debt to the gills. 100 years ago, we had to buy boats and guns and gunpowder. Flying machines hadn't even hit the mainstream yet. We did not have as much as penicillin, and tens of thousands of children and adults died from things like diphtheria, measles, now-curable cancers, high blood pressure, appendicitis, and gall bladder attacks. Don't complain about potholes or unsalted roads. Most then were dirt. Our modern longevity, world status, and lifestyle don't come free!

    2) The American middle-class was ushered into existence in the post WWI era, extending into the Vietnam era. Read "The Jungle" to see a literary account of the "middle class" prior to the labor movement.

    3) In order to keep this truly non-partisan, I must ask if these tenants and observations held true under Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush W, or did they just materialize in the past 12 months?

    4) Notwithstanding the above, I still agree with 99%.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default

    I've seen that too and it got me so sick.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Franco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    10,742

    Default

    This is what happens when government becomes too big, it stops working for the people.
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

  6. #6
    Senior Member BonMallari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    LV/CenTex/Idaho
    Posts
    12,579

    Default

    This is what happens when you dont have term limits and you have Senators and Congresspersons that have been in office since 70's and 80's along with being in their 70's and 80's
    All my Exes live in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

  7. #7
    Senior Member road kill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Berlin, WI
    Posts
    10,699

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    This is what happens when you dont have term limits and you have Senators and Congresspersons that have been in office since 70's and 80's along with being in their 70's and 80's
    BINGO--BANGO--BONGO!!!

    Until this happens we are screwed!

    Tell me why someone would spend $5million plus to get a $100,000 a year job?

    And how do they have a $100,000 a year job for 10-15 years and retire multi-millionaires??


    Just askin'........


    RK
    Stan b & Elvis

  8. #8
    Senior Member dnf777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Western Pa
    Posts
    6,161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post

    Tell me why someone would spend $5million plus to get a $100,000 a year job?


    RK
    And so with term limits people will magically stop spending $5 million per election cycle to get elected? Lobbyists will magically stop shuffling money under the table to the "new guy"?

    Term limits are already in place. Its called the vote.

    What has corrupted the system is not addressed by mere term limits. Campaign finance reform and lobby reform are what's needed.
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

  9. #9
    Senior Member road kill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Berlin, WI
    Posts
    10,699

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    And so with term limits people will magically stop spending $5 million per election cycle to get elected? Lobbyists will magically stop shuffling money under the table to the "new guy"?

    Term limits are already in place. Its called the vote.

    What has corrupted the system is not addressed by mere term limits. Campaign finance reform and lobby reform are what's needed.
    Yeah Dave, it's all magic.........


    RK
    Stan b & Elvis

  10. #10
    Senior Member BonMallari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    LV/CenTex/Idaho
    Posts
    12,579

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    And so with term limits people will magically stop spending $5 million per election cycle to get elected? Lobbyists will magically stop shuffling money under the table to the "new guy"?

    Term limits are already in place. Its called the vote.

    What has corrupted the system is not addressed by mere term limits. Campaign finance reform and lobby reform are what's needed.

    the vote is not a term limit,the vote is a referendum.
    .. it is very hard to defeat an incumbent...How many presidents did Ted Kennedy outlast(46 yrs 292 days)..here is a list of Congress members that have served at least 36 yrs

    John Dingell, Daniel Inouye, John Conyers, Dave Obey, Charles B. Rangel, Bill Young, Thad Cochran, Pete Stark, and Don Young.With the start of the 112th Congress, Senators Max Baucus, Christopher Dodd, Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin, and Patrick Leahy


    We limit our POTUS to two terms, why cant we do the same with Congress
    All my Exes live in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •