Here’s some news and headlines you may have missed over the past couple of days I found interesting and outrages but with Lib’s still in office not surprising.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this by now.
No doubt the libs want to “fundamentally change America”.
DREAM Act Would Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion Per Year, Group Says
A group advocating for tighter immigration laws estimates that a hotly debated bill that would give tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who attend college or join the military a path to legal status would cost taxpayers $6.2 billion a year and “crowd out” U.S. students in the classroom.
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies says the so-called DREAM Act, which would give more than 2 million young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents, could erode the educational opportunities available to U.S. citizens.
Hmmmmmmm,can you say buying future votes for Dem’s?
Napolitano Says Granting Legal Status to Some Illegal Aliens Improves Immigration Law Enforcement
These people haven’t got a clue! Seal the border!!
The proposal gives legal status to illegal aliens who came to the country with their parents as children if they fulfill two years of college or two years of uniformed service. Completion of a degree is not required, and uniformed service could include either military service or for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It also allows states to provide in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
At least 2.1 million illegal aliens will be eligible for the DREAM Act, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
But that number could be far more because of chain migration in the future, said Roy Beck, president of Numbers USA, a pro-border enforcement organization.
“The Department of Homeland Security is not going after these kids already, so to say to give amnesty would stop the government from going after them makes no sense,” Beck told CNSNews.com.
“The DHS needs to ensure these kids are not in this predicament by not encouraging their parents to come here for jobs,” Beck continued. “The answer long-term is to dry up the jobs.”
In a letter to colleagues, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), identified the four versions of the Dream Act floating through Congress as deeply flawed.
“At bottom, the DREAM Act is poorly drafted, filled with loopholes and, by rewarding illegal behavior, will without doubt encourage future illegal immigration,” Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote.
“This irresponsible proposal would almost immediately legalize an estimated 1.3 – 2.1 million illegal aliens – a number expected to grow as the bill has no cap or sunset. At the same time, the bill would provide safe harbor, and even amnesty, for aliens who have committed serious crimes,” Sessions added.
Senate Dems, Seeking to Weaken GOP, Force Doomed Vote on Tax Cut Plans
They still just don’t get it or refuse to.
Republicans dismissed the attacks as the last gasp of a Democratic Party that lost its majority in the House in midterm elections, surrendered several seats in the Senate and will be forced to share power beginning in January.
“All of this finger-pointing is doing nothing to create jobs,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “It’s a total waste of time.”
Noting that unemployment had risen to 9.8 percent, he added: “Democrats are responding with a vote to slam job creators with a massive tax increase. Millions of out-of-work Americans don’t want show-votes or finger-pointing contests. They want jobs.”
Democrats said that wasn’t the point. “This is going to be a winning argument, not just for this week, but for the next two years,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., looking ahead to 2012.
Questions for Tax-Loving Democrats
Democrats are gearing up for tax hike votes throughout the weekend. The Baucus plan would raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 while the Schumer plan would raise taxes on those making in excess of $1,000,000. The idea, of course, is to try to portray the Republicans as the “party of the rich.”
But here are some questions for the Democrats who are so hot on tax increases:
(1) What is the purpose of taxation? Is it to fund necessary government expenditures, or is it to “spread the wealth around” (as the President so memorably put it during the 2008 campaign)?
The rest of the questions are good.
Check them out.
Senate GOP: Eight Democrats Are/Were With Us on Extending All Bush Tax Rates
8 Senate Dems Told Their Constituents They Would Vote To Extend ALL Current Tax Rates
EPA’s 40th anniversary no cause to celebrate
I’m always interested in the EPA cause they have been given unprecedented power and it’s been said Obama plans a lot of back door stuff through the agency to further his agenda that no one will likely notice or will be able to do any thing about.
She may be right, but there are plenty of people who are concerned not only with the EPA’s list of “accomplishments,” but also with the rapid growth the agency has experienced over the last 40 years. This year alone saw the agency take many unprecedented and, some would say, harmful steps.
One example is the EPA’s decision to expand the Clean Air Act to allow the agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. When cap and trade legislation failed to reach President Obama’s desk, the EPA stepped in– under the express permission of the Supreme Court – to regulate carbon dioxide. In other words, the EPA responded to Congress’ decision not to pass the legislation by giving them the proverbial middle finger.
But with the Supreme Court in your corner, it’s possible to do almost anything.
“The Endangerment Rule is both trigger and precedent for sweeping policy changes Congress never approved. America could end up with a pile of greenhouse gas regulations more costly than any climate bill or treaty the Senate has declined to pass or ratify, yet without the people’s representatives ever voting on it.”
Then there are the new guidelines the EPA issued earlier this month that require state and local government to issue pollution permits, as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. Of course, achieving that goal won’t be an easy or cheap task for the private sector.
And as a Washington Examiner editorial recently pointed out, a study by the Manufacturer’s Alliance found the rule would result in significant job losses.
“Over time the EPA has become a job-killing machine,” Borelli told TheDC. “Its current attack on the coal industry through the air transport rule will raise electricity prices and drive more Americans to the unemployment line.”
So, while the EPA’s birthday was celebrated by some, not all were singing its praises.
The Federal Pay Freeze That Isn’t Much of One
Steal their thunder.”
“Borrow a page out of former President Bill Clinton’s playbook.”
That seemed to be behind President Barack Obama’s recent proposal to freeze federal pay, a smaller government proposal that preempts the Republicans.
Trouble is, President Obama’s federal pay freeze really isn’t a pay freeze.
About two-thirds of the 2.2 million federal workers affected will get pay increases each year anyway. Why?
Congress Should Look At Reducing Federal Workforce ‘Across the Board,’ Republican Says
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Thursday declined to say whether salaries of federal employees should be cut, but he did say that Congress needs to look at “a reduction of federal employees across the board.”
For the year 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that federal worker compensation including benefits averaged $123,049, which was more than double the private sector average (with benefits) of $61,051.
I like this Idea!!!
President Barack Obama has proposed freezing federal workers’ pay for two years, which would reportedly save $2 billion in fiscal year 2011 and $28 billion over five years. During a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wy.) and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the White House deficit commission, whether they support cutting the salaries of federal employees.
“We definitely believe there at least ought to be a freeze,” said Bowles.
Sen. Simpson then added, “Including my pension and other government pensions, all of them.”
Here is another good Idea.
Close Tax-Funded Smithsonian Exhibit Featuring Naked Brothers Kissing, Men in Chains–Despite Removal of Ant-Covered Jesus
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said that removing a video with images of ants swarming over Jesus Christ on a crucifix is a “positive” step, but added that this does not mean the controversial exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, featuring images of brothers kissing, genitalia, cremated ashes from an AIDS suicide, and men in chains should continue.
“No, I think it should be closed,” Kingston told CNSNews.com, which first reported on Monday about the “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” exhibit at the federally funded National Portrait Gallery, which is a Smithsonian Institution museum.
“What they are trying to do is have an in-your-face exhibit, and that’s fine and dandy if they’re paying for it with their own nickel,” Kingston said.
Keep an eye on what happens in Europe the UK,Switzerland and others when it comes to islam and muslims.
What they do and get away with over there is the model on which build and to do in America.
British Christian Group Raises Concerns About Shari’a-Compliant Food
(CNSNews.com) – A Christian organization in Britain has launched a petition campaign aimed at defending the right of those who for religious, moral or other reasons do not want to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic law (shari’a).
Operation Nehemiah says it has no objection to Muslims having the freedom to follow their own religious practices and being catered to by the food industry, but it objects to non-Muslims having little or no choice in the matter.
It argues that the mainstreaming of halal across the world constitutes part of a global Islamization drive. A Malaysia-based body called the World Halal Forum held a European-focused meeting in London in November, under the theme “Halal Products and Services – Going Mainstream.”
The issue made headlines in Britain last month when it was learned that restaurants at the House of Commons had been serving halal poultry without lawmakers’ knowledge.
The Bad Apples of Congress
Perhaps the most famous quote about power was Lord Acton’s in an 1887 letter to Archbishop Mandell Creighton. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
The writer, David Brin, extrapolated on this saying, “It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
The most recent Congress and, indeed, those of the first decade of the new century, seem replete with some truly bad people.
Oooooooo,those wacky lib’s.
Alan Grayson lashes out at Limbaugh, Beck, Bush….
In a Thursday speech on the House floor, Rep. Alan Grayson, D-FL, took some of his waning minutes in office to launch a rhetorical attack against conservative pundits and figureheads, including: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and George W. Bush. Grayson condemned the hosts for their private earnings and what they stood to lose should upper-bracket tax cuts increase in 2011.
Beck Uncovers Stubborn Grayson Fact: He’s Worth $31.12 Million
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Grayson‘s worth falls shy of Beck’s by only about $1.8 million:
Along the way, he has become wealthy. Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, ranked him 12th among all members of Congress based on financial disclosure forms, with a minimum net worth of $31.12 million.
On Friday, Rush Limbaugh also responded to Grayson’s attack on him during the same speech:
This crap cracks me up but.
Never mind most if not ALL politician’s are worth well over a million,Lot’s more.
And on our dime they will retire very nicely.
Boxer is filthy rich as are most of the Dem’s in California.
But wait isn’t California bankrupt?
Forget about the deficit,forget about wars,forget about jobs,forget about border security forget about taxes going up.
Congress Passes Bill to Lower Volume on Noisy TV Ads
I’m glad,it drives me nuts but come on.
Time could be well spent on other things.
I can’t take it any more.LOL
GOD bless America and you.