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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes
    BY Charley Reese
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    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 235 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.

    Full article here. Read it once a year whether you need it or not: The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes
    Why doesn't the article mention that those 545 people were put in power by the other 235 million? I guess it's simply easier to blame 545 than the 235 million who put them there. People get the government they vote for.
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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes
    BY Charley Reese
    (Date of publication unknown)

    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 235 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.

    Full article here. Read it once a year whether you need it or not: The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes
    I'll pass on responding to C&P propaganda. Thanks anyway.

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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    It is up to us to stop Obama ASAP before he gets his wish.
    I see you are for working together? This is the crap that will cause us to go deeper. It is about time both parties grap each other by the b(*&^& and squeeze everytime partisan bs is brought up instead of solutions.
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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The nice part about predicting a future disaster is that you'll eventually be right. That doesn't mean it was (or is) a good prediction.




    "We need to cut out all this partisan bull**** and stop being so needlessly political. We should all just recognize that we're here because of things that the Republicans are responsible for."

    Forgive me if I don't give much credence to your pleas for unity.
    So, what are your suggestions to fix it, minus the he said she said bs? Like you i don't agree this all GOP or DEM. But the current problem is both by their refusal to put their show boating aside.
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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why doesn't the article mention that those 545 people were put in power by the other 235 million? I guess it's simply easier to blame 545 than the 235 million who put them there. People get the government they vote for.
    Bingo.

    Why is it that those who claim that "government is the problem, not the solution," are so damn adament about being in control of the government?

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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Bingo.

    Why is it that those who claim that "government is the problem, not the solution," are so damn adament about being in control of the government?
    Gee, I dunno, maybe so they could start getting rid of some of that said government?

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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why doesn't the article mention that those 545 people were put in power by the other 235 million? I guess it's simply easier to blame 545 than the 235 million who put them there. People get the government they vote for.
    Oh, but it does:

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility. -- Snip -- 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.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    I'll pass on responding to C&P propaganda. Thanks anyway.
    Well, how interesting. Propaganda? One definition: "ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause." Whose cause does it further? Whose cause does it damage? Please advise how this article, written in 1985, represents propaganda. Further, are you saying it isn't true?
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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Why is it that those who claim that "government is the problem, not the solution," are so damn adament about being in control of the government?
    !!!!! I've saved this to my desktop for future use in my signature line. This has got to be the best line I've read yet. Thanks, Uncola!!
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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Gee, I dunno, maybe so they could start getting rid of some of that said government?
    Of course, every time we elect them they proceed to do precisely the opposite...

    Also, the OP's article writer has a funny definition of "apocalypse." Global thermonuclear war is an apocalypse. Financial/economic depression is not.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Of course, every time we elect them they proceed to do precisely the opposite...
    I wasn't referring to Republicans or Democrats ...

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