I came across an article entitled 545 vs 300 million. The author of the article makes the point that 300 million people are controlled by 545 people in our federal government. He adds the total number of house of representatives, the senate, supreme court and the president and he then says that these 545 people, “are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.” This is 100 percent true.
This article was written in 1984 by Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel. It applies to today even more so. As he aptly puts it in the article there are no insoluble government problems. The problems we have are because they want them that way. He gives several examples.
“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 and 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.”
Here are some examples I have:
Biden just purposed $800 million to fight the Fentanyl crisis that is killing thousands of Americans, while at the same time wants $24 billion to send to Ukraine. The fentanyl and opioid crises are made a thousand times worse because of our wide-open southern border. It is open because they want it that way. The drugs pour in because they want them to. Billions go to the Ukraine while Americans suffer because they want it that way.
He sums the article up with this statement: “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.”
You can read the article here.
I have one last thought.
One of the problems we have is that the House which is supposed to represent the people is capped at 435 members. I will explain how that happened in another post. I will say this much though, it is because they want it that way.