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This is for politicians. You are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if you all are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?
You don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. I don’t set the fiscal policy. Congress does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices — 545 human beings out of 310 million-plus are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force Congress to accept it.
The constitution, which is supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for origination and approving appropriations and taxes.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of more than 310 million cannot replace you 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 you.
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.
Then for the politician, prior to acting, ask yourself: is my action the best thing for my country? If your action is not for the best of the country, don’t act.
I owe this insight to Charlie Reese of Orlando, Fla.