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  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/29/2015 1:44:43 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    kabar to Steelfish
    The rules of gravity say Trump will come back down to earth. The media interest that is so intense now could burn out. His lack of seriousness should be a drag over time. Even if he fades, though, someone else will have to fill the screen. To this point, no one else has been big or vivid enough to do it.

    Pundits getting wrong again. It is more than Trump's personality. His issues of immigration, jobs, and trade are resonating with Americans. The other candidates are weak on these issues. The GOPe didn't want the issue of immigration even raised during the campaign.

  • Donald Trump Is ... 13 historians scour the past for Trumpian precedents.

    08/29/2015 10:53:06 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    They are for the most part making unflattering comparisons including using fictional characters. What they are missing is that the political and corporate elites have lost touch with the American people who are being betrayed by their leaders. Both parties have abandoned the American worker.

  • Herschel Walker: Donald Trump is 'my frontrunner' for president (link only)

    08/29/2015 9:07:52 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    kabar to TruthWillWin
    If you look at Trump's immigration plan, blacks should love him.

    Put American Workers First

    Decades of disastrous trade deals and immigration policies have destroyed our middle class. Today, nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. For black Americans without high school diplomas, the bottom has fallen out: more than 70% were employed in 1960, compared to less than 40% in 2000. Across the economy, the percentage of adults in the labor force has collapsed to a level not experienced in generations. As CBS news wrote in a piece entitled “America’s incredible shrinking middle class”: “If the middle-class is the economic backbone of America, then the country is developing osteoporosis.”

    The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 percent of Hispanic immigrants. Every year, we voluntarily admit another 2 million new immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and dependents, growing our existing all-time historic record population of 42 million immigrants. We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers in order to: help wages grow, get teenagers back to work, aid minorities’ rise into the middle class, help schools and communities falling behind, and to ensure our immigrant members of the national family become part of the American dream.

    Additionally, we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9/11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. The President of the immigration caseworkers union declared in a statement on ISIS: “We've become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

    Here are some additional specific policy proposals for long-term reform:

    Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

    Requirement to hire American workers first. Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need to companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not USCIS.

    End welfare abuse. Applicants for entry to the United States should be required to certify that they can pay for their own housing, healthcare and other needs before coming to the U.S.

    Jobs program for inner city youth. The J-1 visa jobs program for foreign youth will be terminated and replaced with a resume bank for inner city youth provided to all corporate subscribers to the J-1 visa program.

    Refugee program for American children. Increase standards for the admission of refugees and asylum-seekers to crack down on abuses. Use the monies saved on expensive refugee programs to help place American children without parents in safer homes and communities, and to improve community safety in high crime neighborhoods in the United States.

    Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will help reverse women's plummeting workplace participation rate, grow wages, and allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.

  • Hillary Clinton Has More Than a Million Fake Twitter Followers. What Does It Mean?

    08/29/2015 9:00:54 AM PDT · 16 of 33
    kabar to celmak
  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 8:56:16 AM PDT · 85 of 102
    kabar to only1percent
    Even if Jeb emerges the nominee (and it’s still likely)

    Likely: having a high probability of occurring or being true : very probable

    Really?

  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 8:52:32 AM PDT · 84 of 102
    kabar to nathanbedford
    You will be able to tell who Jeb's replacement will be by the MSM coverage. Rubio is a good possibility. Of course, Trump has already targeted Rubio in his immigration position paper.

    Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

    Look for Kasich to emerge along with Walker if and when Bush goes below the waves.

  • [from August 2011] The China Threat That Isn't (Why China is NOT a threat to our manufacturing indus

    08/28/2015 8:45:09 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    kabar to SeekAndFind

    It is not worth the effort. He is just a corporatist and globalist. He has a vested interest in defending the status quo. I have seen firsthand China’s industrial capacity, thanks to foreign investment. China isn’t playing by the rules. Running huge deficits is not a good thing for American workers.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:41:40 PM PDT · 119 of 119
    kabar to grumpygresh

    He has little executive experience. I am not a big fan of senators being in the WH.

  • [from August 2011] The China Threat That Isn't (Why China is NOT a threat to our manufacturing indus

    08/28/2015 6:11:34 PM PDT · 23 of 41
    kabar to SeekAndFind
    Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney with extensive experience in trade litigation before the United States Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the US Court of International Trade, the European Commission and the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body. He has also advised corporate and sovereign clients on US bilateral and regional trade agreements and American trade policy, as well as WTO matters, including accessions, compliance and multilateral trade negotiations.

    Outside of the firm, Scott is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, where he writes on international economic policy and politics. He also is a Senior Visiting Lecturer at Duke University Law School and a Visiting Lecturer at Duke University, where he teaches courses on international trade law and international trade policy, respectively. -

    Gee, this guy sounds like an objective, disinterested observer--not. I am so sick of these guys. Stop pissing on my leg and telling me it is raining.

  • Donald Trump needs a "Theme Song"

    08/28/2015 3:31:57 PM PDT · 57 of 116
    kabar to Red Badger

    We’re Not Gonna Take It

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’ve got the right to choose and
    There ain’t no way we’ll lose it
    This is our life, this is our song
    We’ll fight the powers that be just
    Don’t pick our destiny ‘cause
    You don’t know us, you don’t belong

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    Oh you’re so condescending
    Your goal is never ending
    We don’t want nothin’, not a thing from you
    Your life is trite and jaded
    Boring and confiscated
    If that’s your best, your best won’t do

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    We’re right, yeah
    We’re free, yeah
    We’ll fight, yeah
    You’ll see, yeah

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    We’re right, yeah
    We’re free, yeah
    We’ll fight, yeah
    You’ll see, yeah

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    We got the right to choose and
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    There ain’t no way we’ll lose it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    We’re not gonna take it
    We’ll fight the powers that be
    No, we ain’t gonna take it
    Don’t pick our destiny
    We’re not gonna take it anymore

    Songwriters
    NEVINS, JASON / SNIDER, DANIEL DEE / ROBINSON, JERRY

    Read more: Twisted Sister - We’re Not Gonna Take It Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 11:38:12 AM PDT · 114 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Apparently you need to stop denying reality and accept the fact that Cruz supports legalization, i.e., amnesty. If someone like Jorge Ramos ever interviewed him, you would see how his position can easily be revealed just like Palin had to admit she supported amnesty.

    Anyone who is informed about the immigration issue knows how to detect the BS from the politicians who try to deceive people on the issue. Cruz supports amnesty. Get over it. So do every other one of the candidates except Santorum and Trump.

    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump: Who's Stronger on Immigration?

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 11:26:22 AM PDT · 112 of 119
    kabar to JohnBovenmyer

    Yes, there were a number of states that were very close.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 11:25:40 AM PDT · 111 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign

    That leaves 18 million who have violated many of our laws. How they can be readmitted “expeditiously” when there are over 4 million ahead of them waiting in line remains to be seen. Someone should ask Trump how he proposes to do that. As I said, he should stick to his position plan.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 11:23:32 AM PDT · 110 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign

    I did if you read my posts. I said he undermining his own position paper with his off the cuff remarks.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · 105 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    He certainly singles out the "rapists" and the "drug dealers" as not being the "good ones", which is great, but they are only a small minority of the 20 million illegals.

    There are an estimated 2 million criminal aliens. From Trump's plan:

    Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. The Obama Administration has released 76,000 aliens from its custody with criminal convictions since 2013 alone. All criminal aliens must be returned to their home countries, a process which can be aided by canceling any visas to foreign countries which will not accept their own criminals, and making it a separate and additional crime to commit an offense while here illegally.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:33:32 AM PDT · 104 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Give me a break. You can't be that dense. I gave you the link to the story. You failed to include the rest of the paragraph.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Ira Mehlman, a national spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates increased border security and limited immigration, opposes expanding the pool of legal workers the way Mr. Cruz proposes. And citizenship or not, he added, legal status still means immigrants take resources from citizens already here.

    And why would he offer an amendment to prevent a path to citizenship? If he did not want to legalize them at all, why offer the amendment?

    Cruz Press release: Sen. Cruz Presents Measure to Strengthen, Improve Legal Immigration

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing high-skilled temporary worker visas, called H-1B visas, by 500 percent. The measure would effectively address the needs of our nation’s high-skilled workforce by helping meet the growing demand for workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. It will also make block grants available to states to promote STEM education efforts and increase domestic STEM professionals. The committee voted against the amendment 4 to 14 with every Democrat voting against it on a party-line vote.

    Sen. Cruz’s amendment would:

    Immediately increase the H-1B cap by 500 percent from 65,000 to 325,000.

    To truly fix our broken immigration system and take into account our nation’s economic needs, we must put more emphasis on increasing employment-based immigration. There is a current shortage of qualified high-skilled workers in the U.S., with an estimated 230,000 advanced-degree STEM jobs going unfilled by 2018.

    Additionally, more H-1B workers mean more jobs for American workers – according to a study by the American Enterprise Institute, for every additional 100 H-1B workers, 183 jobs are created for U.S. citizens.

    Help retain the high-skilled workers that are trained in the U.S. by allowing “dual intent.”

    This would allow foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities to enter the U.S. on a temporary H-1B visa if they intend to get a Green Card once they complete their studies.

    Currently, about 300,000 students come to America annually to be educated, but are required to return home upon completing their education.

    We don't have a shortage of STEM workers and we have 900,000 foreign students in this country. Cruz wants to drastically increase the number of green cards beyond the 1.1 million issued annually. A green card is a path to citizenship.

    You are so in the tank for Cruz you can't even accept his position in his own words.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:03:42 AM PDT · 100 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Cruz has never said that he is for legalization nor has he ever voted on such a bill that is for legalization.

    I just gave you an exact quote for him. Do you have a reading comprehension problem?

    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    He clearly wants to expedite all the rest back in.

    As someone who has actually issued visas, most of them would not qualify for a tourist visa, let alone an immigrant visa. Almost all of them have committed other crimes besides entering illegally. They have worked illegally, committed ID theft, lied on employment forms, evaded taxes, stolen or created SSNs, etc. Once they leave, they will find it hard to get back if we enforce our laws.

    As someone who has worked on the immigration issue for over 8 years lobbying on the Hill, I have developed a major BS detector. If I could, I would force Cruz to come clean on the issue by asking him specific questions to flush him out. I have followed him closely ever since he ran for the Senate.

    Trump has presented the best immigration potions paper of any candidate for President for decades. We all know it was drated by Jeff Sessions. Unfortunately, Trump undermines it with his off-cuff remarks. If he were to stick with the points in the paper, he would win in a walk.

    The most important part of the paper, Put American Workers First, is not being discussed. I know why the MSM, Dems, and GOPe do not want it discussed, but I am at a loss why Trump is not pushing it more. It is revolutionary and would attract votes from traditional Dem constituencies. Perhaps, he will mention it when he addresses the black Chamber of Commerce in a few weeks.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 9:36:29 AM PDT · 92 of 119
    kabar to jpsb

    Trump said as much yesterday in SC. He said he liked Cruz and mentioned the event in DC against the Iran deal. He said that Cruz has not attacked him and he wouldn’t attack Cruz, but he did say that the time might come that he would have to go after Cruz.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 9:33:23 AM PDT · 90 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Offering an amendment to stop citizenship amnesty in the Gang of Eight Bill, doesn't mean one is for the rest of the bill. Cruz has never said that he is for legalization of 20 million illegals.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    If the Cruz amendment had been adopted, legalization would have been the result. Cruz just wanted to eliminate the path to citizenship. That is still his position, which is why he evaded Kelly's question.

    If you subtract the criminals, Trump as said that he has.

    No, he has never said all would be allowed to return. He has never defined the "good ones" besides saying that the length of time would be a factor. I think it undermines his position that all should go, but this is far different than the Cruz position of legalization without a path to citizenship. That is still amnesty despite Cruz's attempt to redefine the meaning of the word.

    And Cruz wants to increase the guest worker programs at a time when we have the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years. NumbersUSA gave Cruz a B minus on the protection of American workers compared to Trump's A minus.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:47:12 AM PDT · 77 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Source?

    Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration

    What Mr. Cruz has tried to articulate in both word and deed is a middle ground. It got no support from Democrats in Washington, but it goes further than many on the far right want to go by offering leniency to undocumented immigrants here already: A path to legal status, but not to citizenship. A green card with no right to naturalization.

    Immigration-reform legislation from the Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight passed that chamber in June and includes a 13-year path to citizenship. Mr. Cruz pushed unsuccessfully for amendments that would have, among other things, eliminated the citizenship component.

    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Mr. Cruz said recent polling indicated that people outside Washington support some reform, including legal status without citizenship. He said he was against naturalization because it rewarded lawbreakers and was unfair to legal immigrants. It also perpetuates illegal crossings, he added.

    Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Mr. Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

    Trump is for an over-and-back legalization amnesty for ~19 million

    No, he says he will allow the "good ones" to come back. He didn't put a number on it. He also said he would deport all criminal aliens and stop the practice of catch and release.

    Source?

    It is obvious you have not read Trump's detailed position paper on immigration. Here is the excerpt on the reduction of legal immigration.

    Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will help reverse women's plummeting workplace participation rate, grow wages, and allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:27:33 AM PDT · 70 of 119
    kabar to kjam22

    And I hope that if Cruz gets out, it is not until Jeb is knocked out.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:25:53 AM PDT · 68 of 119
    kabar to FreeReign
    Cruz is for legalizing the lawbreakers in place. Trump is not. Cruz is for increasing substantially H-1B visas, Trump is not. Cruz takes no position on reducing current legal permanent immigration numbers, i.e., 1.1 million a year. Trump wants to have legal immigration return to historical levels, i.e, 195,000 a year.

    Cruz has never highlighted the American victims of illegal alien crimes. Trump has.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:18:27 AM PDT · 66 of 119
    kabar to kjam22

    Why would Trump get out when he is on top?

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:17:49 AM PDT · 64 of 119
    kabar to IAMNO1

    JFK won the electoral vote 303 to 219. Winning IL would not have put Nixon on top. IL had 27 electoral votes.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:02:47 AM PDT · 57 of 119
    kabar to golux

    Yep, those who listened on radio thought Nixon won and those who watched it on TV thought JFK had won. JFK won the election albeit not without some hint of voter fraud. Nixon was eventually elected twice to the WH.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 7:37:58 AM PDT · 42 of 119
    kabar to golux

    Debates don’t win elections. They can lose an election if someone makes a major gaffe. The most important criterion is being able to connect to the voter. So far, Trump is far out ahead in that regard. He attracts voters beyond Reps.

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 7:33:20 AM PDT · 35 of 119
    kabar to grumpygresh
    Obviously, Cruz is the superior candidate,

    Using what metrics?

  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 7:31:45 AM PDT · 33 of 119
    kabar to VinL
    Cruz just isn't able to connect to the majority of voters like Trump can. And Cruz is bad on immimgration.

    IMO Trump and Cruz are working together to winnow down the field, especially the GOPe candidates. Hence the focus by Trump on Bush and Walker. If they are successful, then they will go head to head.

  • Can We Trust Trump? (Vanity)

    08/27/2015 7:44:27 PM PDT · 7 of 157
    kabar to Crucial

    Who can we trust?

  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:40:26 PM PDT · 11 of 29
    kabar to MichelleWSC3

    Everyone knows the GOPe wants to avoid the immigration issue completely save supporting amnesty and increasing H-1B visas. Both parties have abandoned the American worker.

  • Trump, Cruz to Hold Joint Event to Blast Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · 58 of 122
    kabar to Hojczyk

    A Trump/Cruz ticket would be the only possibility. Trump is not playing second banana to anyone, especially someone who is way behind him in the polls.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/27/2015 10:06:47 AM PDT · 91 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    Bottom line, we can't afford to NOT build a wall on All the Borders.

  • Fiorina: Trump Is Acting Like Other Politicians He Criticizes [VIDEO]

    08/27/2015 10:03:40 AM PDT · 52 of 62
    kabar to JediJones
    We have had bills in Congress every year for over a decade to eliminate birthrate citizenship. Currently, Vitter and Steve King have bills. In the house it is HR 140

    Pass the bill and then let the other side go to the courts to appeal it. The problem is that you can't even get the bill out of a Rep controlled Congress.

  • The most damning part of Donald Trumpís political rise

    08/27/2015 9:37:26 AM PDT · 48 of 52
    kabar to Pirate Ragnar
    As a critical step to protecting families and inviting more people to enter legally, in 2014, Sen. Cruz proposed legislation to prevent Obama from illegally expanding amnesty. The House acted to solve the ongoing crisis and passed bills that closely mirrored Sen. Cruz’s proposals, but regrettably the Senate Democrats refused to allow a vote on the measures.

    Why do we need to invite more people to enter legally? We bring in 1.1 million permanent immigrants a year and 640,000 guest workers annually. We bring in more immigrants than the rest of the world combined. We have just had the two highest decades of immigration in our history.

    In 1970 one out of 21 was foreign-born; today it is less than one in 8, the highest in 105 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history. We are being colonized. 87% of the legal immigrants are minorities as defined by the USG. They use welfare to a much greater extent than the native born. And Cruz says we need to bring in more? Immigrants vote more than two to one Dem. And immigrants are taking American jobs and depressing wages. Insane.

    The American people are sick of these symbolic votes and token bills. More green eggs and ham.

    In 2013, Sen. Cruz proposed amendments to the “Gang of 8” bill that would strengthen border security, expand green card opportunities, increase high-skilled “H1B” visas, prevent illegal aliens from receiving welfare benefits, and enforce the rule of law.

    Here is what Cruz proposed: Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Mr. Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

    Cruz wants to legalize the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens and more than double guest worker programs. We don't have a shortage of skilled or unskilled labor in this country. We have a shortage of jobs. Cruz is currying the favor of his corporate paymasters in much the same way he did with the TPA fight.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/27/2015 8:55:14 AM PDT · 89 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    Can you give us a good reason to not build a wall on the Northern Border? And no "cost" is not a good reason. Stopping nefarious nutters the ability to wander over the line anytime they please is worth every penny we would spend on building the wall.

    I gave you plenty of reasons. Canada is not Mexico. Canada actually has control over immigration and who is in their country.

    Physical barriers are force multipliers when it comes to securing the border. We don't have a mass invasion from our Northern Border. Canadians are not fleeing to the US nor are other countries using it to transit thru to the US.

    We don't have drug cartels operating in Canada nor are there spotters operating on the Northern border inside the US facilitating the influx of drugs. The US has lost control of security on the Southern border up to 80 miles inside the US. That is not the case with Canada.

    You don't stop terrorists with walls or fences. Intelligence is the main weapon. We are working closely with Canada in that regard and they are putting in place much stricter controls exemplified by C-51.

    You still avoided my question about building a wall between Alaska and Canada? Why? Because you know how silly that would be. It would be just as silly as building a wall along Florida because drug smugglers are entering by boat or small planes.

    And in a nation with a $19 trillion national debt and over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities (entitlement programs) how can you rule out costs? You use a risk assessment process to prioritize your needs. Building a wall along our Northern border is nonsense and you know it.

  • The most damning part of Donald Trumpís political rise

    08/27/2015 8:30:06 AM PDT · 39 of 52
    kabar to Pirate Ragnar
    Cruz supports amnesty and increasing guest worker programs exponentially while we have the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years. Cruz says nothing about reducing the intake of 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants who enter annually. Who is defending the American worker and the safety of American citizens.

    Why was Trump the first one to put a face on the American victims of criminal aliens? There are 55,000 criminal aliens in federal prisons and 296,000 in state and local jails. Tens of thousands of Americans have been killed by criminal aliens and millions have been victims of criminal aliens. Where has Cruz been on this issue or any of the Reps for that matter except for Jeff Sessions and Steve King?

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 9:07:41 PM PDT · 87 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    The link you provided goes back to 2011. Canada just passed C-51, a very tough anti-terrorism bill

    Regardless, a wall is not necessary to stop terrorists from coming into the US. Even the report you cited noted that CBP figures for fiscal year 2010 indicate that 447,731 illegal crossers were apprehended along the southwest border and 7,431 along the U.S.-Canada border.

    No serious person suggests we build a wall on our Northern border. Can you cite anyone who recommends that?

  • Trump on His Favorite Bible Verse: ĎThatís Personalí

    08/26/2015 6:28:35 PM PDT · 25 of 103
    kabar to markomalley

    At least they knew enough to ask him about the Bible. They should have asked Obama what his favorite passage was from the Koran.

  • ...TV murderer was criticized by bosses...reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report

    08/26/2015 4:33:58 PM PDT · 18 of 67
    kabar to maggief

    Well, at least by wearing the Obama badge, he was honest. The rest of the so-called journalists should be forced to wear Obama badges. At least the public can be reminded of who they are when they are reporting the news.

  • Hispanic Woman Commentator Gives BEST DEFENSE of Donald Trump EVER! (VIDEO)

    08/26/2015 3:53:25 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    kabar to GilGil

    I couldn’t agree more. My wife is a legal immigrant. There are over 4 million intending immigrants waiting overseas for their turn to enter. They have completed all the paperwork and doing it the right way. Why should an illegal alien expect to be put at the head of the line.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:49:53 PM PDT · 85 of 91
    kabar to Pajamajan
    ...that he can propose legalization without (vice with) a path to citizenship?
  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:47:48 PM PDT · 84 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    The increase in number of illegal immigrants in the US poses a great threat to the country since these illegal aliens are connected with issues such as smuggling, identity theft, human trafficking, marketing fraud, and terrorism.

    As I said, the inability of the US to control its Southern border poses a threat to Canadian security. Any wall on the Northern border is to prevent the bad guys from getting into Canada from the US. We need to get control of our Southern border, which will make the Northern border more secure for Canada.

    The reality of the situation is there is less security on the Northern border than there is on the Southern border.

    And do you know why that is the case? It has to do with risk assessment. We don't need as much security on the Northern border as we do on the Southern border.

    You didn't answer my question: Do we need a wall between Alaska and Canada?

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · 83 of 91
    kabar to Pajamajan
    LOL. These are green cards. They can do everything but vote. They can even sponsor their families to join them.

    So it is okay to allow them to have work permits so they can compete legally against Americans and LPRs? We have the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years. More than half of the illegal aliens lack even a high school diploma. Do we really need millions of high school dropouts, unskilled and uneducated? What about jobs for our own citizens?

    They will be entitled to SS, Medicare, and Medicaid. They will take more out of these programs than what they contributed. Medicare and SS are going broke.

    Does Cruz think we are stupid that he can propose legalization with a path to citizenship? Do yoiu think the courts will permit what amounts to second-class citizenship? Do you thing the Dems will make it a big political issue? How can you deny citizenship to people who are here permanently, pay taxes, and are eligible to serve in the military be denied the right to vote? It will never pass in Congress.

    In any event, legalization is amnesty. Cruz can play games of what the meaning of "is" is, but it doesn't change the reality.

  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2NDÖ(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 3:24:38 PM PDT · 206 of 339
    kabar to FreeAtlanta

    They work for the GOPe. More voices to attack Trump.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:21:45 PM PDT · 80 of 91
    kabar to Pajamajan
    Any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here is amnesty. Citizenship is just the cherry on top. Cruz just decides he can define what is and is not amnesty. Very Clintonian and a complete fraud.

    McCain used to say that his plan was not amnesty because you had to pay a fine, learn English, and get to the back of the line.

    If you believe that legalization is not amnesty, then you are easily fooled. Legalization will cost us $6.3 trillion if there are only 12 million illegal aliens.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:12:25 PM PDT · 78 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    We need to secure the borders not a border. We have lots of illegals cross the Northern border as well they just happen to not be Canadian.

    How do you define "lots?" Put a number on it. What you may not know is that we have a policy of harmonization with the Canadians on immigration laws and procedures. We also share closely information on terrorism. We have our own people at Canadian airports to process people coming into the US.

    We don't need a wall between the US and Canada and it is nonsensical to suggest one. I believe in profiling when it comes to figuring out whom to screen. We use it at our entry points. It also applies to countries. Canada is not Mexico.

    Should we also build a wall between Alaska and Canada?

    Doing half the job is stupid. Close the Southern border and guess what. More people will sneak across the Northern border. No ways near as many but it will still increase and then we have to start the whole stupid fight again. Secure ALL the borders now and be done with it.

    How are they going to get into Canada? Do you think Canada would allow all these illegal aliens to come to Canada and act as a transit point? Canada has some tough rules on who gets a visa, tourist or immigrant, and enforces them. Again, it is called harmonization. We work with Canada to ensure that their rules are similar to ours. They don't want terrorists in their country either.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 3:02:12 PM PDT · 77 of 91
    kabar to Pajamajan
    "Cruz supports amnesty" No, he doesn't support amnesty. That's a lie.

    Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration

    What Mr. Cruz has tried to articulate in both word and deed is a middle ground. It got no support from Democrats in Washington, but it goes further than many on the far right want to go by offering leniency to undocumented immigrants here already: A path to legal status, but not to citizenship. A green card with no right to naturalization.

    Immigration-reform legislation from the Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight passed that chamber in June and includes a 13-year path to citizenship. Mr. Cruz pushed unsuccessfully for amendments that would have, among other things, eliminated the citizenship component.

    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Mr. Cruz said recent polling indicated that people outside Washington support some reform, including legal status without citizenship. He said he was against naturalization because it rewarded lawbreakers and was unfair to legal immigrants. It also perpetuates illegal crossings, he added.

    Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Mr. Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

    Would You Deport U.S. Citizens? (Does this even make sense?) MK wanted a simplistic answer, (that could be used to damage repubs), to a complex question/issue.

    He could have answered yes he would deport the parents and if there was no legal guardian or US relative able to take care of the children, they would have to go with them. Moreover, he should have said that children should remain with their parents.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 1:45:39 PM PDT · 67 of 91
    kabar to Pajamajan
    It was a good answer.

    It was a "good answer" if you wanted to hide the fact that you have stated that you want to legalize those here illegally. Cruz supports amnesty, but he tries to hide it.

  • Ted Cruz Evades Important Question: Would You Deport U.S. Citizens?

    08/26/2015 1:43:03 PM PDT · 66 of 91
    kabar to Mad Dawgg
    Spare me the analogy. The Southern border is where we have the problem. I know that to be politically correct you have to subscribe to the fiction that we could have massive illegal immigration from Canada.

    Mexico is a Third World country. The vast majority of illegal aliens are coming from Mexico and Central America. Canada is a developed country with a standard of living similar to ours. They have control of their borders and immigration system.

    It would be dumb to construct a wall on our Northern border or to devote the same resoures to control it. In fact, Canada has more to fear from being invaded by the illegals transiting the US. We can't control our Southern border nor do we track and deport visa overstays who comprise 40% of our illegal population.

  • Fusionís Jorge Ramos will talk Trump with Foxís Megyn Kelly

    08/26/2015 1:30:28 PM PDT · 79 of 100
    kabar to Bulwinkle

    Dream on. She will give Ramos a platform to spew his garbage about immigration and why Trump can’t deport 11 million people.