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7 years 49 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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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

7 years 48 weeks ago, 8:26 PM

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Right On

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

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7 years 48 weeks ago, 8:35 AM

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Right on

Thank you Navy Vet, but I cannot and will not accept a nomination for me to run...
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7 years 48 weeks ago, 6:49 AM

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Makes you think

This certainly makes you think...

7 years 47 weeks ago, 11:16 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"]
7 years 47 weeks ago, 11:33 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

7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

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Politics and Truth

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

7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:31 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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7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:34 AM

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polar arrangements

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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7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

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Thus the saying...

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

7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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roger that

clint

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 8:45 AM

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House and Senate.

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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Term Limits

It will not fix all the problems, but it is a damn good start.

Each election is an advance auction on the sale of stolen goods
1 year 37 weeks ago, 7:42 PM

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all when she/he was elected there's a good chance he/she will lose it within a year of taking office.

Solution: A crew of undercover bribe givers for weekly rounds in the house and senate to send the fallen ones to prison would work until the bribe givers connive with the crooked politicians to abscond with the bribe money.

Another solution to the problem is to eliminate career politicians. No lifetime of going from one government office to another, elective, appointed or employed including lobbyists. After 8 years working in politics the men will be emasculated and the women will be given a double mastectomy and clit removal.

One more option, upon election ALL money the politician has and will get is put into the treasury for "safe keeping" (LOL) and all the politician's needs would be taken care of, gov issue uniforms, food in the cafeteria and sleeping in the barracks. President get's a private room in the same barracks. Upon leaving politics if there is any money (LOL) they can have it back.

It's difficult to find honest people who want to make a life's work of politics, people who's philosophy is "win at all costs" are not likely to be choir boys.

iyaoyas
1 year 37 weeks ago, 9:26 AM

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CHOIR BOYS & GIRLS

If you listened to Sens.Feinstein and Rockerfeller and Chief RINO McCain---all apologists for the release of a report that may very well DESTROY our CIA, YOU like me, might feel as though you might VOMIT!!

They epitomize the holier than though, misplaced lefty-lib morality. They wish the people`of the USA to believe CIA interrogation methods violate international law AND the core value system of the USA. They wish all of us to believe that waterboarding is torture, and thus----to use it to save lives, and defeat the enemy, violates our own Judeo-Christian heritage.
But, I say to you, the methods of defense, and defeating our enemies, have reflected that heritage----Namely, when we have been threatened existentially, we fought by the principles of the Old Testament--- the law of Talion. And so Harry Truman used the threat of a devastating weapon against the Japanese, and when they did not capitulate, Hiroshima and Nagasaki disappeared, and the Allies were spared, perhaps, a million KIA's.
Torture?? Yes: horrible radiation sickness and burns exist to this day, perhaps even in DNA. But true to the principles of the NEW Testament, we organized The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, and made compassion, our primary concern.
No one indicted the USA, before any international body, because we did what had to be done, and we helped rebuild Japan into a prosperous and thriving country.[and ally].

I say to you, those of the Left, who criticze us, as using criminal methods to extract critical information, and then LIE about it --saying we got nothing in the way of actionable intelligence, ---these Lefty -libs are politically motivated traitors to this Country, and IF the so-called report facts are proven to be LIES, those people should be tried for TREASON.

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"]
1 year 37 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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CHOIR BOYS & GIRLS

During the "W" Bush presidency the U.S. was fairly safe. I did not like the Iranians getting by with killing our troops without paying dearly for it but overall the M.E. bad actors behaved themselves.
I don't give a shit how President Bush kept us safe, he did and that's all that matters.
Of course releasing the interrogation reports is vulgar politics and if lives are lost as a result, yes, talion punishment for the grandstanders. Unfortunately our political system would not allow summary execution of criminal Senators and Representatives.

iyaoyas

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