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, WHY do we have deficits?

  Have you ever wondered why, 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


  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 can not

  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 , it’s because they want them in


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. You can decide to "run for office" yourself and agree to do the 

  job properly.

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