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That says it was just a stop gap budget bill till December 20. We're already past that, so now what?
Oh, sorry, that was from the last Continuing Resolution. The "Betraying the Constitution" piece I referenced earlier said he signed the latest Continuing Resolution. That's the way they operate now instead of having a normal budget because they can't do the hard work of cutting spending. And then they sneak in all kinds of garbage, you know, deals between themselves, stuff for their constituents so they can get their votes again. That way they can go back to D.C. and spend more of the money they confiscate from us and then some. That's why we are over $23,000,000,000,000 in debt and counting. And that doesn't count the unfunded liabilities (things they've promised us, but haven't funded). That's at $127,000,000,000,000 and rising very quickly.

If you haven't seen it: U.S. Debt Clock

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I had a coworker from Guyana who once said she had American politics all figured out... the Democrats will tell you they are your friend and then screw you. The Republicans will tell you they don’t want to be your friend and then screw you.

A very astute individual!

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Karl Rove on delay in sending articles of impeachment to the Senate...

"The longer this goes on, and the more she [Pelosi] tries to play this game, I think it makes them look even more partisan, even more petty, and even more political."

...think he nailed it.

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Only thing he missed was makes the impeachment look more illegal

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You'd think it would just be that easy... And it would be... if we had law abiding, honorable representatives...

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I saw this posted and it really seems to fit the narrative. I know it's long but, Please read it.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 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 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 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. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]

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 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!

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.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
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,
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.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
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
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
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
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 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.

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I really do not like Trump. He is just another cocky Rich white guy who really needs a good punch in the face. With that said I would vote for Mickey Mouse for president as long as my 401K keeps performing as it has been.

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The dems are all scum. Treason! I hope the Senate does the right thing but I dont trust romney (peirre delecto) collins, murkowski AND mcconnell. President Trump has done more for America than any other President since Reagan and perhaps more. Thats why they hate him so. He's not part of the club and the dems need people to be dependant. KAG2020!!

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Trumps great. Collins is okay - I’d rather have her than the alternative and she walks a narrow line to stay in power here in northern Mass. (Maine)

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Trump may not be all that, but he doesn't have to be. He is a business man that decided he would make the U.S.A, a successful business. For that he cannot be faulted. The Dems are after him because he does not use Quid Pro Quo not because he does. They are after him because he doesn't use the UK as a money laundering facility. not because he does. The Dems are after him because he doesn't play the game not because he does. Four more years of this and I might be able to retire.


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I almost fell out of my chair when you put the Trumpster in the same sentence as Ronald Reagan. If you really want to see and hear what a president should be then goggle one of Reagans speeches. Reagan inspired me to join the USMC and put my life on the line for my country... Trump inspired me to not believe a word or tweet of anything he says. Reagan was a loved grandfather figure who really cared about all Americans.... or at least that is how he made me feel. I would follow Reagan into the depths of hell...and stated before I wouldn't follow the other clown to a circus.
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