All the honest efforts by so many trying to begin a prospective business or idea, and all those honest efforts by simple blue collar workers going to work regular, are being thwarted by the high costs of living and especially the housing and rental markets.
Rents have never really gone down comparative to the loss in wages and earnings by regular folk. The small businessman is destroyed by overhead, the electric and telecommunication grid alone is a cost most people bare knowing that there will be no profit as profit was eaten up by these very necessary business expenses.
The destruction of the value of the dollar is unbearable to low and middle income people. Between State, and Local taxes, and the added costs Homeland Security shoved on us all, well someone has to pay even if the excess would destroy us. Every crony job was filled by Homeland Security geniuses, and the result, is a tax on us all. These crony jobs continue squeezing every last juice out of the apple that once was.
The pigs are pigging it up frightening and forcing nuts to arm themselves as the honest and the fringe cannot continue to compete and pay the state to act against their interests, family, and property.
All Honest efforts are not by gun wielding angry folks, who are still trying to maintain the system for the next generations.
The illusion of instant business gratification portrayed by the successes of a few, make all of us dreamers of the possibility that the mother load and that ship is coming in. Americans work so hard that success is achieved often by many.
I’m rooting for the honest individuals who even though odds are against their mighty efforts of surviving another today, his or her future is how we remember that the little guy is me and you.
MDC shares, ” 545 vs. 300,000,000 People .”
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? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He 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 cannot 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 and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
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.
If oil prices are brought down to a level where Americans aren’t squeezed, that will be the beginning of a real economic recovery.
That is not the history of the industry and the politics.
Oil and Military budgets are now married to one another. The big Oil Corporations are drilling in dangerous places. In the Middle East every nepotistic deal has hands out. The status quo has been achieved at a tremendous cost. Americans have to work way harder than would have been necessary had our dollar not been blown out and devalued over the last decades of spent military capital that may or may not have saved the planet from World War III to this point.
Stirring threats of war in the Middle East or Africa, creating divisive politics in the Americas, allows marketers to drum fear, which heightens speculation.
Politicians paid to foment fear by campaign contributions hurts us all.
Paying taxes on the products oil produces, and a fund enough to heal the wounds oil drilling does to the planet are the costs of oil. Transporting the product is an added cost as is refining. Other costs are inherent. But the advertising, the political struggle to control the flow of oil and money, that cost is the variable.
Under President George H. W. Bush, oil dropped to twelve dollars a barrel.
Because OPEC thinks that oil should be priced between such and such a price well that is in their best interests but not ours.
Low oil prices will be the result of consumers not accepting the cost added from fear. It is up to us to let the politicians know that the only thing left to fear are the POLITICIANS.
MDC says, STOP FUC*ING US at the GAS PUMPS !!