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Indict the United States Congress for Malfeasance

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Indict the United States Congress for Malfeasance

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Writ of Indictment

Brought by the People of the United States of America

Versus

The Congress of the United States of America

Specifically against all members presently in office as of this date 22 November 2011, serving as members of the 112th Congress as either direct leaders, active participants,passive participants, participants in collusion or simple incompetents unworthy of their office.

1} Whereas the People as citizens of the United States of America periodically and according to law elect members of the Congress of the United States, either as Senators to sit in the Congressional Senate or as Representatives to sit in the Congressional House and to conduct the business of the People, lawfully under the Constitution of The United States of America.

2} Whereas the present 112th Congress has blatantly failed in an egregiously insidious manner to pursue such business of the People, both individually as to members and collectively as to the body of Congress to properly conduct said business of the People in either a timely manner or according to the requirements of the Constitution of the United states as responsibility and authority are assigned to Congress under the Constitution. We specifically cite Amendment 14, paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Constitution as to maintaining the full faith and credit of the United States.

3} Whereas Congress has participated in ideological confrontations between its members, specifically between those ideologues designating themselves as Tea Party members and those not of the Tea Party membership to the detriment of the timely execution of the business of the People of the United States. Said ideological confrontations having been specifically contrived and intended by those instigating them to disrupt said business of the People is blatant.

4} Whereas Congress has deliberately brought the government of the United States to the brink of fiscal default more than once on its lawfully engaged in debts, established by this and previous Congresses, to both the American People and to the governments and financial institutions of other nations and their nationals.

5} Whereas Congress has by the above deliberate actions caused the lowering of the credit rating of the United States of America among investors and nations, resulting in great loss of value and increased expense at that time to the People engaged in capital markets such as national and international stock markets and business ownership, direct or by stock ownership and indeed to the United States itself by way of increased costs of borrowing.

6} Whereas Congress has by the above deliberate actions and inactions caused increased uncertainty in the economy of the United States, creating a high potential for a second stage recession and further loss of wealth, jobs, homes and livelihoods for the People of the United States. Indeed the potential loss of that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

7} Whereas Congress continues to maintain a clear and deliberate policy of inaction, obstructionism, uncooperativeness and destructiveness regarding any plan for betterment of the current economic conditions of the United States and the People of America proposed by the Executive branch of the government of the United States or within Congress itself.

On the basis of the above causes for charges of malfeasance in office, we the People of the United States charge the Supreme Court of the United States of America to demand of said Congress of the United States, both individually as members of Congress and collectively as the Congress, why they should not individually and collectively be removed from office and punished for malfeasance.
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Petition Background

History and Logical Development Leading to this Indictment

The following is a background historical description and logical development leading up to the necessity for this action. A great deal more could be said and arguments engaged in, but not within the scope of this present web site and its purpose. This is not intended as an argument on economic policy nor ideology nor party politics in general. It is intended to show the logical inconsistencies of positions and actions taken and the sheer idiocy and lack of all logic of the total behavior of Congress in these circumstances. This is intended to show why the intransigence of Congress and individual Congressional members and their refusal to do their duty under the Constitution and their Oaths of Office must be terminated by the concerted action of the People of the United States of America.

1} A long list of Republican presidents, standing high or not so high in the Republican Party hagiology, have espoused and acted upon taxing the rich as a necessity of fairness. Here is a list of those from modern times: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan. A balanced review of this position with additional and current information, including Democrats and their viewpoints is available here: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/10/07/7-Top-Republicans-Who-Taxed-the-Super-Rich.aspx#page1 It is very difficult to fault the logic of all these past presidents, both members of the Republican and of the Democratic parties, including those not mentioned here based upon the logical truism that it is of course necessary to tax the rich more highly because by definition the rich have more money and the poor have less or none. The existence of a national government and national goals in a society that recognizes the private ownership of property and wealth requires the availability of money to do the People’s Business and therefore the requirement for taxation. This is a long established basis of our country, back to its very beginnings.

2} A history of the yearly record of income deficits and surpluses for the United States Government is available on the Internet from the fiscal years of 1789 to projected for 2011 in inflated dollars and uninflated dollars. This history is available on this link: http://www.davemanuel.com/history-of-deficits-and-surpluses-in-the-united-states.php This includes graphical data from 1940 to 2011 and also 2000 to 2011.

3} Trickle-Down Economics is the general concept that reductions in taxes on the wealthiest members of society will result in gains for all of society as those with the most wealth are induced and allowed by their increased income resulting from tax cuts and breaks to create and expand businesses and create jobs to the benefit of the majority of workers and citizens. A web site which statistically examines this concept and graphically indicates the failure of the top tax rate to correlate with Real Gross Domestic Product growth rate, Income growth rate, Hourly Wage growth rate or Change in Unemployment over a 50 year period is available here: http://www.faireconomy.org/research/TrickleDown.html This seems to be more than adequate as a basis of information to say that the concept of Trickle-Down Economics is an entirely self serving fallacy on the part of those who wish to benefit from it. Further information on historical tax rates to a later date is available here: http://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-tax-rates In general, marginal or the top tax rates, do not correlate with economic activity and the boom or bust cycle of the economy. Furthermore, there is much more to the tax rates than the degree of progressiveness with the rate of taxes on the rich. There is also the major factor of the different rate for taxes on income from employment and the rate for taxes on dividends which is much lower. This is the primary cause for the multiply noted fact that a multi billionaire frequently pays a lower tax rate than his secretary as noted for example, here: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11221086/1/buffett-tax-the-rich-mailbag.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN It is without doubt that those who possess the greatest levels of wealth and income in the United States, inarguably receiving the greatest benefits from membership in this society, presently enjoy historically low taxation rates and there seems no real basis to argue against this as fact.

4} Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the 14 Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America:

4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

5} Senate oath of office: “ I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

6} House oath of office: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

7} Congress in total and as its individual members has failed to uphold Amendment 14, as to paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the United States of America, deliberately for purposes of ideological conflict and political power, thus bringing the economy of the country and in fact the world to the brink of collapse for lack of faith in the willingness or ability thereby to maintain the public debt of the United States. This is contrary to their oaths of office which are stated above in which they take their oath “without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion”. This specifically would include any ideological basis for their actions as being contrary to their oaths.

8} While it is only simple logic that Congress on behalf of the United States Government cannot continue to borrow money indefinitely without repayment or ability to repay, it is also simple logic that being in possession of an income stream based upon taxation by which such debts might be repaid or might have never been incurred as debts, Congress cannot deliberately throw away that income stream by reducing the tax burden on the most wealthy of Americans and American corporations and then use that reduced income as a contrived excuse to disobey the portion of Paragraph 4. Amendment 14 of the U. S. Constitution that states “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” This is the core of the Malfeasance of the 112th Congress of the United States of America and the basis of this action. The 112th Congress is in Malfeasance in its duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and its duty to serve the best interests of the People of the United States of America under the members sworn oaths of office.

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