Are You Taxed enough.

8 02 2011

Sent: Monday, February 7, 2011 9:37:56 AM
Subject: Charley Reese, his last column from the Orlando Sentinel



    Charley Reese, his last column from the Orlando Sentinel
    The article below was written by Charlie Reese, a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel
    newspaper. Resse is retiring after a long journalism career. The article below is alleged
    to be his last writing but it shows he has his head screwed on correctly.
    555  PEOPLE –By Charlie Reese
    Politicians are the only people in the world who
    create problems and then campaign against them.
    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats
    and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY
    do we have deficits?
    Have you ever wondered, 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 does.
    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one
    President, and nine Supreme Court justices
    equates to 555 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
    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 555 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
    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.  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 cannot replace 555 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 555 people. When you fully grasp the plain
    truth that 555 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
    If the budget  is in the red, it’s because they want
    it in the red ..
    If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan 
    it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
    If they do not receive social security but are on
    an elite retirement plan not available to the people,
    it’s because they want it that way.
    There are no insoluble government problems.
    Do not let these 555 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 555  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.
    This might be funny if it weren’t so  true.
    Be sure to read all the way to the end:
        Tax his land,
        Tax his bed,
        Tax the table,
        At which he’s fed.
        Tax his tractor,
        Tax his mule,
        Teach him taxes
        Are the  rule.
        Tax his work,
        Tax his pay,
        He works for peanuts anyway!
        Tax his cow,
        Tax his goat,
        Tax his pants,
        Tax his coat.
        Tax his ties,
        Tax his shirt,
        Tax his work,
        Tax his dirt.
        Tax his tobacco,
        Tax his drink,
        Tax him if he
        Tries to think.
        Tax his cigars,
        Tax his beers,
        If he cries
        Tax his tears.
        Tax his car,
        Tax his gas,
        Find other ways
        To tax his ass.
        Tax all he has
        Then let him know
        That you  won’t be done
        Till he has no dough.
        When he screams and hollers;
        Then tax him some more,
        Tax him till
        He’s good and sore.
        Then tax his coffin,
        Tax his grave,
        Tax the sod in
        Which he’s laid….
        Put these words
        Upon his tomb,
        Taxes drove me
        to my doom…’
        When he’s gone,
        Do not relax,
        Its time to apply
        The inheritance tax..
    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit  Tax
    Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    Sales Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
    Telephone   State  and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation  Tax
    STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these
    taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was
    the most prosperous in the world. We had
    absolutely no national debt, had the largest
    middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home
    to raise the kids.
    What in the h___ happened?
    Can you spell ‘politicians?’
    I hope this goes around THE USA at least
    555 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!! 
    P.S.  If you do the right thing and pass this on
    – which is entirely up to you – please do the
    right thing and highlight and delete any
    addresses you receive with it.  Thanks..




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