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Sunday, October 4, 2009

The 545 People Responsible For U.S. Woes

This is an article that makes its rounds from time to time, and reader Dave brought it to my attention again. It is incredibly timely given the state of our union, and it starts off thusly:

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?

The article was penned by Charley Reese for the Orlando Sentinel, and has undergone a number of revisions since then, both by Reese and through unauthorized modifications as the article was copied and spread far and wide.

Indeed, it would seem impossible to find a version of it on the Internet that is free of typos and grammatical errors, but don't allow that to distract you from the essential truth the article communicates.

We need to take back our Congress!


  1. "We need to take back our Congress!"

    Stop voting for Democrats and Republicans. Declare independence from the two-party system.

  2. A perfect example of this is the current heath care "crisis".

    Congress created the mess with the HMO Act of 1973 as a reaction to the increase in health care cost brought about due to the Social Security Act of 1965. Now they are going to fix something their establishment broke.

    Oy Vey.

  3. But who allowed themselves to be swept away by rhetoric and be fooled by campaigners? Who elected the revolving 545? The people are to blame... I personally believe liberty can only be achieved, not by changing Washington, but through separating ourselves from it, ie. secession.

  4. Sooooo.............Bring on 2010 and 2012! Anybody want to bet on the outcome?

    If history is any indicator we will be in the same spot we are talking about leaving today.

    Apathy abounds in America. Has for most of my adult life of 40 years.

    Look at the voter turnout records over the past 10 national elections.

    Does it say anything? Who knows. This is only one mans opinion.

  5. The Founding Fathers had it right. Back then, you left your farm or whatever trade you were in and went to serve in Congress for only a few years. They knew that career bureaucrats were dangerous.

  6. Just like a Baby Diaper I always say. Perfectly designed for the job at hand but after a short time they start to stink, get full of poo,become less effective, and cause a lot of irritation to the host if not changed very quickly...but you need another one pretty much just like the first one...and then the cycle starts all over again.

  7. Chris W. Yup! It's a vicious cycle.

    Rational Nation- that is my deepest fear, that this enthusiasm gets burnt up in fueling more RINOs and posers. My abiding hope is that for once we'll elect a few solid Constitutionalist libertarians to office within the Republican Party.

    KOOK- Ha Ha Ha Ha!