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No matter what they say, this is the truth all americans need to read! (Edi. note: A most interesting column They, and they alone, should be held accountable we reprint here, authored by Charley by the people who are their bosses. Reese of the Orlando (Florida) Sentinel, Provided the voters have the gumption to manage his final piece for that newspaper, their own employees... recently retired after 49 years as a We should vote all of them out of office and clean ] [ journalist. He emphasizes his opinions up their mess! are "completely neutral, and urges Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the everyone read it, especially the Tax Li t Orlando Sentinel Newspaper. at the end. Our thanks in advance to Mr. What you do with this article now that you have Reese for what we feel is a must-read by read it... is up to you. ALL AMERICANSv. Deepest thanks to This might be funny if it weren't so true. long-time reader-friend, OHS graduate, Be sure to read all the way to the end: and long-time former FBI Agent in DC, Tax his land, namely Myron Scholberg for submitting 4.. When he screams and hollers TaA lll~ UI~U, _. ,~_ ,_Lt_ Then tax htm some more, this.) ...... Tax me t vle ........ At which he's fed. lax, mm , 545 vs. 300,000,000 Americans Tax his tractor, nes gooo ann sore. j : ....... x EVEP ONE RVN OUT by Charley Reese Tax his mule ...... / AND POFI'T COME" I ACK / IPAS / 1 Politicians are the only people in the world who ......... teacn h,, his cottin, create problems and then campaign against them. Are the rule ax ms grave, 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 Americans 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 dut 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 Tax his work, Tax the sod in Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Which he's laid... Put these words Upon his tomb, 'Taxes drove me to my doom...' When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Pederal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Find other ways To tax his ass. Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough. Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75" cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 Taxes people exercise the power of the federal government, Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax then it must follow that what exists is what they want Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges to exist. , Tax If the tax code is unfair, it s because they want it Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax unfair. If the budget is in the red, it s because they want it Utility Taxes in the red. Vehicle License Registration Tax , If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan Vehicle Sales Tax its because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan Watercraft Registration Tax ',Well Permit Tax "" If they do not receive social security but are on an Workers Compensation Tax elite retirement plan not available to the people, its because they want it that way. Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and There are no insoluble government problems, our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to had absolutely no national debt, had the largest bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can middle class in the world, and Morn stayed home to abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can raise the kids. reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to What in the heck happened? Can you spell regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that 'politicians?' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 there exists disembodied mystical forces like ' the times!!! YOU can help it get there!!! economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them GO AHEAD... BE AN AMERICAN!!! from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. / By JDK By the grace of God and knowl- edge of our skilled pressmen, and with the help of highly-skilled local electri- cians of Nelson Electric, plus the skill of pressmen of Impressions Worldwide of the state of Washington, The Inde- pendent and Northern Star newspa- pers, along with those for whom we print, would be out of business today. What has been called a "rare brown- out," caused by an electrical problem in our City's sub-station, our newspa- per printing press was knocked out of operation for several days last week. To complete the week, some of our work had to be farmed out in emer- gency fashion to the Willmar Central Tribune and The Leader in Madison, whom we are most grateful! Because of the damage, more work and equipment....yet to be shipped..., is still essential for us to be back at nor- mality ! We regret not being in our office one day last week when a former Ortonville elemen- tary teacher stopped to pay a call. Maureen (Smith) Bohall, now of Glendale, AZ, pens a short note: !'Sorry to have missed here to see Mary Ann Ulrich." Well do we remember Maureen...mot only as one of our more popu- lar teachers, but also as a pretty good-looker, as per our anyway,V**** eyes A long-time, level headed dear friend recently emailed us a perspec- tive on border crossings which may be of interest to some or many. Read on: If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border ille- gally, you are detained indefinitely. Cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot. Cross the Saudi Arabian bor- der illegally, you will be jailed. Cross the Chinese border illegally, you may never be heard from again. Cross the Venezuelan border illegally, you will be branded as a spy and your fate will be sealed. Cross the Cuban border il- legally, you'll be thrown into a politi- cal prison to rot. BUT....if you cross the U.S. border illegally, lucky you ..... look what you get: A job, gocial security card, food stamps, credit card, subsi- dized rent or a home loan, free educa- tion, free health care, a lobbyist in Washington, billions Of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language, and the right to carry your country's flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect! AND, in many instances, you can vote! Not so funny ! Indeed, in pro sports, man- agement can lose games just as well as players ..... anaybe even more so! As for our Twins and Vikings,it appears Vikes Head Coach Leslie Frazer is per- haps watching the antics of Twins Ron Gardenhire as to how to lose. Regardless of the Twins many injuries this sea- son, many were the games that Gardy lost because of poor choice of relievers.....then near the end of the season, as we predicted, when those on the disabled list came back, he should have stuck with the youngsters with a winning streak...xather than bring in the mega-buck players who we knew would be rusty as heck. But Management thought it best to bring back the money boys. And as for the Vikes, when the mega-buck McNabb was not onto his game in both losses, why not try either of the two back-up Quarterbacks? But obviously Mgt. felt they should stick with the money player McNabb. Proof is in the pudding that money " doesn't always talk" in pro sports, eh? ATTENTION ALL READERS t If you redid nothing in the next week, month, or even a year....if you are a true American, you MUST READ the editorial in this week's issue, authored by Charley Reese, recently retired journalist of 47 years with the Sentinel daily of Orlando, Florida. HE HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, as the saying goes, as to what is dead-wrong about our great America. And we're certain all Americans, .except most "died-in-the-wool-politicians," will wholeheartedly agree. Charley should get the Pulitzer Prize for his piece! More important is the need for all politicians, regardless of party, wake up and take a GIGANTIC HEED of Charley's words! If they are all that smart, and believe in our country as do us commoners, our nation would get back to the America we have so long cherished as the world's symbol of true Democracy and fighter of freedom rights ! AMEN ! Curtis ~'nd Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night." Curtis ~fnd Leroy replied, "well, then just give us our money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already." They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule." The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?" Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off." The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!" Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!" A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis and Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly gro- cery store and asked. "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?" They said, "We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.." Leroy said, "Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898." The farmer said, "My Lord, didn't anyone complain?" Curtis said "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back." Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They're overseeing the Economic Recovery Program.. Limit all US politicians to two terms. One in office, One in prison, Illinois already does this. 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