The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family, after they shared a photo from here…
“Are our soldiers going hungry while Congress boosts its pay?”
Ronald C.: crazy..smh
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.
(Read entire article here…)
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!
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Statism Is Slavery,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“When I have a 9% approval rating at my job…
I get fucking fired”
My Commentary: And, let’s not forget about this statistic, either:
47% of Congress Are Millionaires – A Status Shared by Only 1% of Americans:
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Mehrdad S…
Mehrdad S.: That Was Now, This is Then: Another Pro-War Resolution Hits the House Floor:
Rayn: These ultra-wealthy, immoral, vampire-mummies are BLATANTLY trying to fast-track THEIR WAR, before the American people catch on to their latest lies!
Betsy H.: All the protesting more than likely will never persuade the men and women to listen to the people here until the day comes when peace is more profitable than their war plans. Achieving that goal is still the dream of many here, including me, finding peaceful ways to get their attention while they play us for their votes is the challenge.
Beatris S.: INSANE.
Mehdrad S.: Thanks so much Rayn for your support.
Mehdrad S.: Many thanks Betsy for your very correct diagnosis of this fatal illness. When a democracy is turned into a corporatocracy, with the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex at its core (assisted by a “consent- manufacturing” media), decisions -even by the peoples’ representatives!- to instigate wars of aggression should come as no surprise. As you rightly mentioned, such a war is more profitable to THEM than peace. They represent the said Complex rather than the people.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “The Non-Aggression Principle,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“Don’t Hit or Steal. These Children Understand. These Adults Don’t Get It.”
My Commentary: Enjoy being ruled by your moral inferiors, because apparently, according to them, they “represent” YOU!