Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty’

A MATTER OF PRIORITIES

March 5, 2015

Using the scare tactic that if DHS was not fully funded, Sec. Jeh Johnson said he would have to furlough thousands of employees. America would be at the mercy of terrorists. Congress, a Republican majority I might add, caved to the amnesty funding. That process is now over. The government is fully funded and allowed to run amok for another year.

As the votes were being bought voting progressed, Tony Lee was completing an article for Breitbart News.  The linked article explains that USCIS, a sub-division of DHS, was able to process 7 million applications for amnesty in 2014. The applications were “adjudicated” though no personal interviews were conducted. And, if you act now, uncle Ernie can also enter into the promised land, sight unseen!  Without face-to-face interviews, there is truly no telling how many gang members, terrorists, felons or cartel members are now allowed to freely roam the streets of your city collecting benefits you provide but cannot access.

Yes, maybe congress was truly concerned for the safety of the citizens. I doubt that is true, but let’s give them the benefit of that doubt. The concern was generated from lies and deceit. It’s the Marxist way.  There was never any worry about Border Patrol or ICE agents being furloughed. There should have been no more apprehension about being flooded by self-serving ingrates with no respect for the laws this country shared up until 2009 than there was last year, or the year before that.

Secretary Johnson could simply have laid off the clerks who accepted and rubber stamped the paperwork of SEVEN MILLION applicants.  That move would have allowed the Border Patrol to do the job of protecting our borders. The job for which they were hired.  They could have upheld the oaths they pledged.  Unfortunately, the priority was mass amnesty not responsibility.

Now that DHS is fully funded, expect Jeh and crew to get handsome bonuses again this year.

GREEN CARDS FOR ALL

November 23, 2014

Talking with a neighbor the other day about Obama’s version of immigration reform (“this is what I want so this is what you get America), I brought up my concern for unemployment in the country. I said that I believed citizens and legal residents would be further harmed by introducing more people into the mix. I stated that the true unemployment figure was already about 37% and not what the administration publishes for the lapdog media to broadcast.

The look on his face was not unexpected. It was disbelief to the Nth degree, as it might be with most people. When he questioned where I got such the number, I told him it is from the BLS. I explained that it is the accurate number when you take into account all the people who have given up looking for work. Many people now find waiting for the government to send a check or make a direct deposit easier and almost as profitable as working. You know, the truth, the kind of information you just don’t get from broadcast news, NPR or PBS.

I can’t see how the president’s recent move will rapidly build the economy and move some of the 37.2% potential workers back to employment. For the skeptics and cool aid drinkers that accept the hogwash put out by the government, please check the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ own charts. http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000 Sometimes you just have to look beyond the cloud.

The math is so simple even Gruber’s stupid voters can do it. Subtract the labor participation rate shown (62.8%) from the total number of potential workers (100%) and you arrive at a true unemployment figure of 37.2%. Feel free to use your fingers, if you must. That number is somewhat different from the 5.8% that everyone hears.

Still feeling good about the 5.8% rate after seeing the BLS chart? We have over a third of the country that is sitting idle or participating in robberies, beatings, shootings, uprisings, riots or protests for something to keep them busy. People get angry when they have too much free time and too little money.

How can another few million people possibly do any harm?

WHO’S SORRY NOW?

July 6, 2013

“Who’s Sorry Now?”  A great song sung by many artists is most closely associated with Connie Francis.  Back in 1958, she crooned the song that included the line, “I’m glad that you’re sorry now”.  Most of the ill informed young voters who praised the PPACA as the all encompassing guardian of health have never heard those lyrics.  Even if they have, they probably would have voted with emotion rather than information.

Well, now is the time to realize just how important and impactful your vote really is kids.  Though it is too late to correct your past three major polling booth stupidities, it is not too soon to begin paying attention to future candidates and elections.  Your vote for progressives and this President allowed passage of a law “so that we can find out what is in it”.  Nobody read the bill before voting on it.  Thus, nobody knew or cared what is in it.  Three years hence and we continue to find out why it streamlined to vote without anyone reading it.  If you’re not sorry now, sorrow is coming.  If you are, I’m glad that you’re sorry now.  Unfortunately, it is hurting us all.

Statistically, 66% of all voters between 18 and 29 voted for an unknown Senator from Illinois to become President of the United States of America.  It was an emotional vote.  There was no room for reasoned forethought.  You should have paid attention in your high school civics class.  Knowledge of history might have helped as well. 

Many of you went on to attend college so that you could make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year and drive Porsches.  Since mom and dad both lost their jobs and could no longer afford to foot the bill, it seemed worth the risk to take out loans to finance your future livelihoods.  With interest rates at, say a reasonable 3.4%, and twenty years to repay the $50,000, taking the $287.42 servicing cost out of your $10,000+ monthly income would be a cake walk.

Unfortunately, thanks to you ignorant fools, Obamacare is now law and an additional tax on every American, especially those making less than $250,000 per year.  Starting this month, Obamacare caused your student loan servicing to jump from $287.42 to $381.66.  For the same reason, most graduates will remain unemployed, underemployed or employed in their field of education only part-time.  Missed payments on the student loans just become principal with interest accruing at the new, higher rate.   

The news just gets worse for low information voters with a new college degree.  The same officials you elected to represent you are voting to make it even harder for you to get a job.  Competition from amnestied border jumpers, not subject to mandatory health care, will drive down wages for most positions throughout the country.  As an additional spit in your faces, the newcomers receive special grants and only have to pay in-state tuition for many schools unlike Americans attending classes in a neighboring state.

Hey, no problem kids!  Your President has made it so easy to receive Welfare that you can be on the dole tomorrow.  Use your monthly stipend to pay for the student loan with the higher interest you pay going toward health insurance that you’ll probably not need for another twenty years or so.  Living in the spare room of your parent’s home isn’t so bad.  That is, if the house isn’t taken from them because their Welfare check isn’t enough to cover the payment and your expenses, too.

2014 is just around the corner.  Begin studying the issues and possible candidates now.  Maybe your next vote will not hurt you as much.  There are many more surprise lessons for you to learn, but you must be attentive.  I don’t want to be glad that you’re sorry, ever again.

PROSTITUTE IN CHIEF

June 17, 2012

Prostitute: a person who willingly uses his or her position, talent or ability in a base and unworthy way for personal gain, usually for money.

In 2008, the majority of citizens (and others) living in the most densely populated areas of the country voted to elect a relatively unknown orator to the highest office of the United States.  That office, formerly known as the Office of the President, has since taken on a number of cognomens that reflect disrespect for the man elected.  Within weeks of his inauguration, he was known as the “Apologist-in-Chief” for his world tour deprecating the accomplishments of our country from inception to present.

He is probably best known for his reluctance to accept responsibility for the position he sought so desperately.  For every move he has made; for each ill he has created he has pointed the finger to his predecessor as the cause.  Thus he has locked up the name “Whiner-in-Chief”.

Due to the unprecedented increase of entitlement recipients he rates a couple of names.  Extended unemployment benefits to assist those unexpectedly out of work for lengthy periods to complete government dependence scored the titles of “Welfare President” and “Food Stamp President”.

For his oversight of the NSA personal data collection program he has earned the crest of “Personal Information Overlord”.  While virtually all presidents before him have collected and stored information about opponents that could prove politically beneficial, President Obama has taken full advantage of today’s technology to extract and harbor personal information about every citizen and others.  The massive amounts of information gathered by our government today leaves no person with any privacy.  There is no warrant required for the DHS, NSA, CIA, FBI or any alphabet agency or authorized government contractor to pluck and warehouse cybernetic data because there is no “reasonable expectation of privacy” to information electronically communicated.

Small drones hover in the streets and alleys within our cities, peering into apartment windows to gather personal information about our movement within and outside our dwellings.  Larger drones fly higher over agricultural land to count farm animals and acres of wheat or strawberries.  Though the information gleaned can’t specifically be used against us in a court of law, doesn’t mean it can’t be used against us.  Livestock and crops are destined to be taxed on their potential instead of their true value.  Who came to visit or where you went and what you did on Thursday is now a digital record

The many White House Wednesday night concerts with chefs, food and celebrities flown in from across the country and around the globe cause many people of the country who are paying for the extravaganzas to dub Obama the “Entertainment Czar”.

Endangering ally nations, the lives of service personnel and confidential informants for no purpose other than self-aggrandizement unofficially knights him “The World’s Least Trustworthy National Leader” and “Commander in Cheap”.

For his most recent antics, however, I classify him as “Prostitute-in-Chief”.  Shamelessly saying anything to secure a bank of votes with no consideration of follow through is one thing.  (E.g. stating that he personally affirms his support for gay marriage in the waning hours before election.)  However, purposefully bypassing Congress to stomp on and shred the Constitution of the United States of America with spiked boots is beyond condemnation.

With Americans lining up around the block to apply for 6-10 openings at a manufacturing plant, there is only one reason for granting work permits and de facto amnesty to 800,000 working age illegal aliens.  That would be to secure a voting block.  The recent move endears him to the Hispanic population including those now able to take the few available jobs and their friends and relatives in this country as well.  The President is betting they will say thank you with their votes (no I.D. required at the polls).  Mega corporations and small businesses will also save money by hiring the hard working individuals.  Perhaps their campaign bribes helped the decision evolve.  The right vote will also accommodate those “newcomers” by providing their families with free education, healthcare and supplemental income at the expense of Americans who cannot find gainful employment.

A person who uses his position in a base and unworthy way for personal gain is a prostitute!

CAMPAIGN LIES AND LIARS

March 25, 2010

Remember George H. W. Bush (41) and his campaign pledge, “Read my lips: no new taxes”?  The man was ridiculed, absolutely vilified by members of his own party as well as the public after he was forced to raise taxes to offset a budget deficit proposed by a defiant and very partisan Democrat controlled House and Senate.  Passing a budget to keep the nation from imploding without one was of greater importance to President Bush than a campaign promise.  Breaking his promise to the American people caused controversy within his own party and caused the president anguish.

The fact is that he didn’t actually add any new taxes.  He did raise some existing taxes.  The truth is he made some very large adjustments affecting taxes.  Nevertheless, he didn’t sign any laws creating new taxes to offset the over-expenditures mandated by congress.  Some would say potato – potahto, and to a certain extent, they would be right.

George Bush’s words have made the history books that our children read in school.  Loudly repeating the pledge to show how Republicans are untruthful and therefore cannot be trusted, teachers guide our young to follow liberal agendas.

Our current president offered a similar message to the nation when he proclaimed, “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

Obama’s statement is a far more inclusive, yet much overlooked by the press, educators, the Democrat Party and even a significant sector of the American public.  Within 120 days of his inauguration, President Obama began signing tax increases; raising some federal taxes on “vice products” as much as 250%.  He awaits the opportunity to sign a proposed increased employer/employee payroll tax to cover the enormous cost of the recently passed (though might yet be deemed unconstitutional) nation-wide medical plan.  He did, and he does this without compunction, conscience or concern.  Additionally, he receives congratulations, high fives and accolades from his fellow socialists in congress and the media.

New taxes abound including a 10% tax on indoor tanning salons that will undoubtedly be passed to consumers.  That tax will probably not be absorbed by the operators of a low margin business.  It will mean a cost increase to customers.  Some customers will frequent the businesses less often and revenues will fall.  It will unquestionably cause some of the tanning parlors to close and put not only the owner(s) but any employees in the unemployment lines.  The foreseen result of this new tax will be more people dependent on government entitlements, unemployment, welfare or other programs.

Coming next is immigration reform.  That’s the term socialists choose to call amnesty because amnesty is not favored by the majority of American citizens.

I live in California.  Since 2001, this state has allowed illegal aliens, from any country, to attend State colleges and universities at the same cost as legal residents.  They also qualify for some grants, subsidies, scholarships, endowments and low cost loans that are not available to U.S. citizens.  A fellow citizen from a neighboring state or across the country must pay up to three times tuition for the same education.  In many cases, they would not be entitled to some, or possibly any, of the student aid or assistance plans available to the criminals who have violated our immigration laws.

The only reason for granting amnesty, in any form or under any appellation, to those who have invaded our country’s boundaries would be for the vote gain expected to result from the action..  It will undeniably mean more people welcoming more entitlements than they currently accept because of their somewhat underground status.

More people out of work because of new and higher taxes and levies means more people dependent upon the government in one form or another.  It also means fewer people able to pay the higher impositions, which will lead to greater deficits and ultimately the collapse of our financial system.  More people accepted into the country during a failing economy can only exacerbate the problem.

Our government, over the years, has acted very strangely and questionably.  It is now out of control and must be hurriedly reined and restrained before our elite turn the country into the exact opposite of what our founding fathers wanted for us.

In conversation the other day, I voiced my concerns to a liberal.  His response was that I could move to another country like Russia or China or Cuba.  My only thought was that I won’t have to move to have the same dictatorial and oppressive lifestyle if current happenings are not reversed.  I held my tongue though, simply because I knew he wouldn’t have understood anyway.