Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start

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In 1995 Charley Reese wrote his final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He had been a journalist for 49 years. He was retiring and this was HIS LAST COLUMN.

It was written when Bill Clinton was President and the Republicans controlled Congress and can out with the “Contract for America”. He was clearly not a fan of the republican Congress, but his points are still good ones in any political year. While reading try to transfer his points to this political environment. The Republicans control the House, but not the Senate. A Democrat President wants complete control of Congress by the Democrats which he had for the first 2 years of his presidency. Such control certainly led to the abuse Reese mentions and the American people threw out some of Congress, the House, to try to change the direction. We are still fighting that political see saw and will in the future.

Politicians, as I have often said, 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.

Just remember what Reese says every time you vote. It is all you can control. And you do have that control.

from The Orlando Sentinel,

545 vs. 311,000,000 People!

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