I was urged nearly two years ago to start this blog by a great friend who enjoyed reading my letters to our weekly newspaper. He has been one of the few people, including my family, to take the time to comment on my postings.
I have always been interested in current events and until this year I avidly watched the national news media. Now that Fox news has joined the other networks in slanting the news I gather my knowledge from the internet. I dropped my subscription to the only daily newspaper over a year ago. Friends send me “E” mails and I gather most of my news from Townhall, Newsmax, Patriot Post, the Blaze and other blogs.
This article will be my 408th post and I am proud to say it might entice the 12,000th person to read my work. I currently have 43 individuals or blogs that follow my work and they are the reason I keep writing.
My friend Ron just sent me a copy of the last article written by Charlie Reese who retired last year after 49 years, I will paraphrase some of his “whys” and add a few of my own.. It bothers me that we all know how bad things are in politics but we lack the courage to eliminate the cause. All it takes is common sense of the people as we will never see it applied by politicians.
Why are politicians the only people in the world who create laws and regulations, ignore them individually and then campaign against what that they created to get re-elected?
Why do we have debt and deficits if both the Democrats and Republicans are against them?
Why are Democrats against inflation and higher taxes for everyone, except those who create jobs?
Why do Democrats create inflation and taxes that are so excessive we can’t compete worldwide? Why would any sane person or company invest or expand their business when you can’t compete because of regulations and taxes. It is plainly obvious that the Democrats desire to create class warfare rather than jobs. That is the easy way to get re-elected.
Why does President Obama refuse to act like a business CEO and work with the House of Representatives where all Revenue and taxing legislation must originate? We the people don’t propose a federal budget, the President does.
Why does the Republican controlled House of Representatives vote to provide funds for the EPA, Departments of Energy, Education, Labor, Homeland Security, Health & Human Services and the Justice Department? If they have no funds they can’t waste money foolishly as they do every day. We know they do because our Congressmen tell us every day on the news.
Why do one hundred Senators, 435 Congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices who are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible allow the domestic problems that plague this country?
Why do we allow the Federal Reserve Board to ignore their authorized power to provide a dollar that is worth a dollar?
Why do we allow the special interests and lobbyists, who have no statutory authority, the ability to coerce a Senator, a Congressman or a President? I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. One thing is certain we can’t stop these elected officials from lying, cheating, profiteering and evading taxes. What separates a politician from an average American is greed and power.
Why can’t a nation of 330 million replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility? Can you think of just one single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people?
Why are our tax codes unfair? Because the 545 in power want it to be unfair.
Why is the budget in the red? Because the 545 in power want it in the red.
Why are our military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, South Korea, Japan etc.? Because the 545 in power want them in these places.
Why do government employees receive an elite retirement plan instead of Social Security like the peasants? Because the 545 in power want it that way.
Why do we 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 away this power?
Why do we allow them to con us 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?
Why don’t the people hold them accountable? They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people, the electorate that put them in office.
Why can’t Americans vote out these incumbent politicians who vote to raise taxes and borrow from foreign governments to fund social programs?
Please vote for politicians who support term limits for all federal politicians; we already have them for the President, why not for Senators and Representatives?
What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you. 100 years ago our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians’?
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times! Will you help get it there? C Brewer
Thanks to my friends, this post did let me pass 12,000 visits as I had hoped for.