I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
The 545 People Responsible for All of America’s Woes (July 2001 version):
(Charlie Reese, Orlando Sentinal Star) 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.
My Commentary: The math speaks for itself: 545 “representatives” rule over the more than 300 million Americans who make up this nation. Almost none of them have even met us or know us, about half of them are out-of-touch millionaires, and the vast majority could give two shits about our life, liberty and happiness!