They let us vote so we think we're part of the process and have power.
While on the topic I'll throw in a cut/paste from a friends website here about this topic and what to do about it.
Originally Posted by Charlie Reese
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 why, if both the Democrats and the
Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, 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 C ourt justices. 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 f ault. 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?...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 , it's because they want them in
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!
Albert Einstein, "The Definition of Insantity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
Sarah was a Guinea pig so McCain could exit stage left.What they did to her was shameful. Though i think she was not qualified, i also find sympathy for her because this was a violent attack on her character to put her in the limelight like they did. She is still a mother, a wife, and a human being. She was a better person than Mccain by far, just not Hillary like some had hoped.
Sarah was brave , and she deserves applaud for her effort.
I would watch out for her in 2012. That is when the world ends when HELL FREEZES OVER(Alskan Tundra)
I wont vote for her, but I will definately expect her return.
It is funny, how this became a big issue. I see far less harm in dressing the lady in red than say...The Government buys a claw hammer for $5,000.Where is that investigation going?
There are far more criminal activities than this situation where no crime ever occured. Some of these groups are just puky used up moms with nothing to do but stare at everyone and suspect them of wrong doing.They were jealous. Look what was spent on Hillary(that is far easier to hide).
Get to the Bottom of what happened on 911 and you will have reported something that does not waste the readers time.Copy a BS yahoo story and you might as well be more concerned with buying a pack of juicy fruit with out being charged with a hate crime for dissing Gays.
By the way...Sarh is quite a beautiful woman. If she does run in 2012, she is gonna be mad woman I agree..but she will do better than McCain did.
She lost the VP because of that little chicken shit McCain. He threw the election, and conceded before 40 minutes had passed after the polls closed. He was ready to walk.He was all along.
Those who voted McCain -Palin were Racist and knew that thier votes were wasted. But that was Johns doing, not Sarahs. Take it up with the hand, my friends. nope-nope-nope
As far as this clothing...OMG...the event is over. All that millions of dollars all together is spent. WHY? Because we like it that way.We want to hear the gossip and see the dirt. But this is old.