A friend of mine sent me this, and I thought it was very good and right on point.
Now it is our turn to bring "CHANGE" to Washington!!!
The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes
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 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 but 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 legislation's responsibility to determine how he votes.
A CONFIDENCE CONSPIRACY
Don't you see how the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? 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.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 appropriations and taxes. Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House. She is the leader of the majority party. She and her fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetos it, they can pass it over his veto. Sadly she has added to those deficits as well as our new President and Speaker Pelosi wrote most of these insane spending Bills with no regard to the cost to tax payers . So to speak, we have no hen guarding the American Tax Payers Chicken Coop and are as equally volatile hens as those in the age old Hen House.
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, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise 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 it. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist 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 they have the gumption to manage their own employees. The next time you hear a politician say Exxon is "gouging" the public with a net profit of 8.2 % (in 2008) ,very low by any Business standards since computer software companies average 21-34 % and Google in 2007 made 512 %, remind your Senators and Congressman the Federal Government does not help Exxon at all and actually causes their cost to go up with countless regulations and makes "triple " as much profit as Exxon does for doing nothing. Remind them it is Congress that is ''gouging " the Tax Payers and the General Public .
YOU and I are the ONLY ones who can bring REAL change to Washington. As Congressional elections come up, if We The People don't stand up and vote a lot of these people out and send a message, then the Washington System will never change. Vote them out, and e-mail or send a letter letting them know why you're voting against them.
Even though it's not "election season" just yet, I'll go ahead and say it: VOTE. Vote every chance you get - locally, the State level, and Federal level. It's way past time we got rid of the corrupt Washington System and lying politicians.