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Posted by Larry Wilson on March 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM

What political events or decisions made affect you?

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Reply taxwoman
12:02 PM on August 12, 2010 
INCOME TAX - Are you aware that income tax rates are going up? Under the Bush cuts there were six tax rate brackets. Unless the Bush cuts are extended there will be five tax brackets. Only one tax bracket did not change. Which tax bracket are you in?
10% increases to 15%
15% stays level at 15%
25% increases to 28%
28% increases to 31%
33% increases to 36%
35% increases to 39.6%
Reply taxwoman
12:50 PM on September 2, 2010 
Check out Charlie Reese's last and final column before he retired: 545 vs 300,000,000 This is truly worth reading.
Reply taxwoman
1:18 PM on September 2, 2010 
545 vs. 300,000,000

545 PEOPLE?By Charlie Reese

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 plaque 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? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She 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 is 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 bosees.

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.

WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS ARTICLE NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ IT??IS UP TO YOU.
Reply taxwoman
3:37 PM on September 2, 2010 
Currently Americans are burdened with 213 taxes (YES - TWO HUNDRED and THIRTEEN taxes) . this list does NOT include additional taxes resulting from the Healthcare bill that passed earlier this year. WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO FIRE THE EMPLOYEES THAT GOT THEM IN THIS MESS????

Americans - Individuals numbering around 300,000,000 - aka : The Bosses/Employers
Employees - 545 people in Washington DC
Reply jrobb
2:42 PM on September 27, 2011 
I know that the local Sheriffs election will have an affect on all of the county residents. I attended the Pecan Festival with my family and had the opportunity to speak with candidate Nobles. I was impressed by Mr. Nobles professionalism and knowledge about the position he is seeking this election. Mr. Nobles explained to me and my family what his plans are for law enforcement in Perry Co. and my wife and I agreed with everything he said needed to be done. As a military veteran I understand the need for strong leadership in a law enforcement position and Mr. Nobles, in my opinion, would make a great leader for our law enforcement officers and the citizens of Perry Co.