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6 years 10 weeks ago, 2:31 PM

samD

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Politicians

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, we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, 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 congress-men, 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/she 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?

The leader of the majority party.

That person, along with fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want and it has always been that way regardless of which party has the majority.

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 Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ .

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!

THIS IS CALLED CHANGE!
NO INCUMBENTS!
A maximum of 2 terms, absolute limit!

samD

6 years 8 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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Right On

SamD. I'm totally in agreement. We should elect you for two terms.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 7:35 AM

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Right on

Thank you Navy Vet, but I cannot and will not accept a nomination for me to run...
samD

6 years 8 weeks ago, 5:49 AM

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Makes you think

This certainly makes you think...

6 years 7 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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This is an operational definition, based upon over 60 years of "experience" and observation.

Politics: The process by which those in power attempt to convince those NOT in power that--
That which is...is not, and--
that which is not... is.

The value system and "tools of the trade" include misinformation, disinformation, disingenuousness, outright lies, and generally pervasive exaggeration/distortion.

The objective of the process and value system is to manipulate and fool all of the people all of the time, and thus achieve one's own personal goals almost all of the time.

Do da name Machiavelli sound familiar....?? ;>))

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 7 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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Amen LLE. Nothing screws up their smoke and mirrors illusion, like some good old common sense and getting shafted enough times.

TERM LIMITS is the CURE!

samD

6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:28 AM

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Politics and Truth

Politics and Truth.....opposite ends of the spectrum.

6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:31 AM

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The truth in Politics is that there is no complete truth only half lies or half truths.

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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ssdd71,
If you want to split hairs...politics is about truth interpretation. So, the spectrum of truth is rife with interpretation. This is why there are politics.

People make up stories to help themselves "feel" better about their actions. Eventually these people begin to believe the stories they make up and justify their actions to themselves, thus altering the truth of what really happened. If the new "truth" is believed by all, this makes it the truth. Not the correct series of events, but the truth nonetheless. Enter politics. The "science" of making up shit.

clint

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:40 AM

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Thus the saying...

Thus the saying... "Truth is often dependent on your point of view."

6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:41 AM

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roger that

clint

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