By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

545 vs. 300,000,000

545 people make decisions that effect the lives of 300 million American citizens. 545 people are ultimately responsible for deficit spending, national debt, the troops in Afghanistan & Iraq, bailouts for banks & insurance companies that were tanking from mismanagement. 545 people, whom We the People elect. We can FIRE THEM ALL and replace them with people who care about what we the people want and what's best for US.

I sent the above paragraph to several friends on my contacts list. Most comments were very positive but one made the assumption that:

1. Replacements will be no better than what we have
2. We can't find agreement on who "they" will be (who will we elect)
3. They still won't be able to get anything done because of the red tape politics.

I say, wrong, wrong, wrong, and get off your butt and take a stand!

Lobbyists do not make laws, neither do corporate chairpersons or the President. It is the elected representatives who are charged with that Constitutional responsibility, just as they are charged with "coining money and setting the value thereof." but they instead delegated that responsibility to the private members banks that comprise (and compromise!) the Federal Reserve System.

We must return to asset-backed currency, and stop deficit spending. We all must live within our means, and have budgets that we must adhere to or else we risk the loss of our assets via foreclosure and repossession. Nobody will bail you or me out, so why did we bailout failing businesses? The "government" said it was to prevent economic collapse and stabilize t he economy. It was going to make credit available for consumers to borrow and pay down their mortgages and credit card debts. Instead, the banks and other lending institutions used it to payoff their own debts to the central banks of the federal reserve and hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their properties. Jobs were not created, here, they were outsourced to India and China.

Now the President and the Democratic-controlled House wants to pass a "health care reform bill" that will do nothing to make health care costs go down, will not make me eligible for benefits, but will give benefits to those that never paid a nickel in premiums before (MedicAid) while copays and premiums soar for those that can afford it. And Congress says it can fix the problem. Based on what past performance data do we feel confident that they can?

We have to do it, the citizen, the taxpayer, the voter that makes the choice to have representation. It is up to us to make the changes we want in America, and those within the Capital Beltway will are being put on notice; shape up or pack up, either way we will have the people in office that represent our best interests and not those of banks and corporations.

Banks and corporations do not vote, so don't think that their money will influence the election. There are other crooks that rig the polls. Paper ballots that are cast by by in ink, and instead of an election day, maybe an election week? And without all of the election day(s) returns being counted and speculated on. A public vote, a public counting, and a public reveal of results.

Now that is transparency in government!

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