Liberty! -vs- the Burden of Government

About: Glenn Beck Video at CPAC - the Statue of Liberty

The Glenn Beck Video is about the words (in part):
Wikipedia on the Statue of Liberty: ... "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
...said in the context of the history of the national treasure & in the Spirit of the Founders of the great country of America it is inspirational & patriotic.  You should listen to the whole thing the punchline is worth it! (If you love liberty or freedom). Its a good introduction to the following which showed up in my email & lots of places on the Internet. I included the introduction as it sets the stage & the cadenza which brings you NOW to the season of the burden of government (tax day & every day).
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*What the hell happened -*
545 people vs. 300 million people

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be - read it!!
The article below is completely neutral ...
not anti republican or democrat.
Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel has hit the nail
directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis
must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us
every day.
It's a short but good read.  Worth the time.  Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000
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EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS
SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE.  READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT
POLITICAL DEBACLE.*

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
*     545  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 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 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?     Nancy
Pelosi.  She is the leader of the majority party.  She and fellow 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 can not 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 Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ
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 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!

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.
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This might be funny if it weren't so darned 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 hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!  YOU can help it get
there!!!
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GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!*
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Post script:  Now take this idea and roll it down to the local level of state, county & city/townships & see what you get for the ultimate count.
In California (population ~36,756,666) we have 80 assembly mbrs, 42 senators & 7 Ca Supreme Court Justices. That makes 129 more to add to the 545! (674)
In Washington State (population ~ 6,549,244) there are 49 each in house/senate + 9 supreme court justices which makes their total 545 + 107 = (652).
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Watch the video or read about: (contrast to or illustration of the above)
Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'
where he never answers the question & continues on talking points. If anyone knows where the entire speech (the video is only ~ 6 min long) let me know or post a link below.
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Comments


Mark de LA says
& yet the congress, well paid as they are, can't find the time to make a budget to stick to !!    --- come November, fuck 'em!!!
       Read:                     Congress Sees no Budget Rush
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