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Posts by kabar

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  • The Next Great Migration - Why don’t more black Americans move abroad?

    02/28/2015 1:31:30 PM PST · 31 of 37
    kabar to Second Amendment First

    As someone who has lived in 11 different countries and traveled to more than 70, there is no country on earth that offers a black man the opportunity to succeed and has less prejudice when it comes to race.

  • Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Boycott reaches 40 according to Iran lobby)

    02/28/2015 10:53:51 AM PST · 66 of 78
    kabar to BilLies
    In recent years, Cohen has been challenged in the primaries by black opponents who want the district represented by a black. As a result Cohen votes more "black" than some blacks in the House. Eventually, I see him going the way of Stephen Solarz.

    Interestingly, blacks like Rangel and Waters are in districts that are about two-thirds Hispanic. Their votes reflect that composition. More and more, I see black reps being challenged by Hispanics as they gain demographically. White liberals will also feel the heat witness the battle going on in CA to fill Boxer's seat.

  • Why Don't Liberals Care About Black-on-Black Killing?

    02/28/2015 8:42:51 AM PST · 32 of 39
    kabar to PROCON

    Why don’t Americans care about the huge wave of black on white crime?

  • House chaos leaves GOP senators fuming

    02/28/2015 7:12:56 AM PST · 9 of 80
    kabar to cotton1706
    GOP senators say it’s time to move on to other issues, such as the budget, trade legislation, and regulatory and tax reform

    What happened to all those campaign promises to fight Obama's unconstitutional actions and defying the Rule of Law? Didn't these senators take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution? Why should any Rep support funding an unconstitutional act?

  • Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Boycott reaches 40 according to Iran lobby)

    02/28/2015 7:02:17 AM PST · 27 of 78
    kabar to snoringbear
    Jewish members 114th Congress:

    Senate

    (10 Democrats, 1 Independent)

    Michael Bennet (D-CO) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Al Franken (D-MN) Brian Schatz (D-HI) Bernard Sanders (I-VT) Charles Schumer (D-NY) Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    House

    (18 Democrats, 1 Republican)

    David Cicilline (D-RI) Stephen Cohen (D-TN) Susan Davis (D-CA) Ted Deutch (D-FL) Eliot Engel (D-NY) Lois Frankel (D-FL) Alan Grayson (D-FL) Steve Israel (D-NY) Sander Levin (D-MI) Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Nita Lowey (D-NY) Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Jared Polis (D-CO) Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Adam Schiff (D-CA) Brad Sherman (D-CA) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) John Yarmuth (D-KY) Lee Zeldin (R-NY)*

  • Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Boycott reaches 40 according to Iran lobby)

    02/28/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · 22 of 78
    kabar to Dave346

    I guess Bibi can claim racism since the majority of those not attending are black.

  • The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

    02/27/2015 10:09:11 PM PST · 40 of 43
    kabar to cherry

    Immigrants will get all the jobs.

  • The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

    02/27/2015 4:40:24 PM PST · 32 of 43
    kabar to Leaning Right
    But as I indicated, according to the projections, the population age 65 and older is expected to more than double between 2012 and 2060, from 43.1 million to 92.0 million. The older population would represent just over one in five U.S. residents by the end of the period, up from one in seven today. The increase in the number of the “oldest old” would be even more dramatic — those 85 and older are projected to more than triple from 5.9 million to 18.2 million, reaching 4.3 percent of the total population.

    So not only will the costs of entitlement programs grow due to inflation, but they will also grow due to demographics. In 1950 there were 16 workers for every retiree; today it is 3 and by 2030 it will be just two. The welfare state will eventually collapse unless some drastic measures are taken. We can't tax our children and grandchildren enough to keep it going. Inflation will just accellerate the process.

  • The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

    02/27/2015 12:02:09 PM PST · 17 of 43
    kabar to Leaning Right

    I forgot to note that 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day and will for the next 20 years. The population over 65 will double in the next 20 years. These will add costs to the entitlement programs.

  • The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

    02/27/2015 11:59:50 AM PST · 15 of 43
    kabar to Leaning Right
    As I see it, there is only one way out for the government. They must allow inflation to occur, at a rate that makes it worthwhile to pay back real dollars with inflated dollars.

    Pay it back with what? We are already spending more than we take in. And almost two thirds of the budget is on automatic pilot with the entitlement programs, other "mandatories" and debt servicing costs. These costs will also explode with inflation since they are tied to the COLA and interest rates in the case of the debt. So-called discretionary spending will be squeezed including DOD.

  • The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

    02/27/2015 11:16:24 AM PST · 6 of 43
    kabar to blam

    And the debt servicing costs for our national debt will explode.

  • Scientists Now Know Why Global Warming Has Slowed Down And It’s Not Good News For Us

    02/26/2015 2:51:35 PM PST · 43 of 99
    kabar to dfwgator
  • Scientists Now Know Why Global Warming Has Slowed Down And It’s Not Good News For Us

    02/26/2015 2:12:05 PM PST · 3 of 99
    kabar to zeestephen
    More troubling are the odds that the end of the hiatus, whenever it does happen, will be followed by a five-year period of accelerated warming. This could mean that global surface temperatures rise at twice the normal rate of 0.36°F per decade. They put the chances of that warm burst at up to 60%.

    More propaganda from the climate change crowd who must explain why their climate models are not working and why we have had close to two decades without any global warming. Pure BS,

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 1:46:28 PM PST · 257 of 382
    kabar to Boogieman

    The final vote tally says it all. Romney got 1 million more votes than McCain and Obama received 3.5 million less votes than 2008 and he still won by 5 million votes. Demography is destiny.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 1:41:23 PM PST · 253 of 382
    kabar to Artcore

    Do the math. And what happened to the 3.5 million liberals who stayed home? Obama won by 5 million votes and won the electoral college vote by a large margin. I provided you with the actual vote totals. So, what states would Romney have won if these mythical conservatives had voted?

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · 85 of 382
    kabar to Artcore
    The 4 million “conservatives” who stayed home in 2012 knew Obama would complete his destruction on our nation his last four years if he wasn’t stopped, but they found it more important to have their little sorry a$$ pity party.

    I don't know how this myth got started, but Obama still won by 5 million votes despite receiving 3.5 million less votes than he received in 2008. And Romney received 1 million more votes than McCain.

    2008

    Obama 69,499,428 (52.86%)

    McCain 59,950,323 (45.60%)

    2012

    Obama 65,918,507 (51.01%)

    Romney 60,934,407 (47.15%)

    And if these 4 million mythical conservatives had shown up in 2012, what states would Romney have won from Obama? Electoral votes are the ones that count in a Presidential election.

  • Yes, Amnesty Encourages More Illegal Immigration

    02/26/2015 7:26:08 AM PST · 11 of 14
    kabar to Liz
    We take in 1.1 million LEGAL PERMANENT immigrants a year and have been for the past 25 years. 87% of the LEGAL immigrants are minorities. Immigrants and minorities vote more than two to one Dem. Ever since the 1965 Immigration Act, the demographics of this country have been changed forever. Amnesty for illegal aliens just hastens the transformation, but even if we had no illegal aliens, the die has been cast. Legal immigration is far more destructive than illegal aliens.

  • Yes, Amnesty Encourages More Illegal Immigration

    02/26/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · 10 of 14
    kabar to SeekAndFind

    When you reward something, you get more of it.

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/26/2015 7:15:28 AM PST · 40 of 42
    kabar to LouAvul
    Sure it was a joke, dummy.

    The joke is on America, which is sliding into a cesspool. The liberals are winning because they outsmart the Stupid Party. Obama got elected twice with the highest vote totals in American history and it will get worse as this country changes demographically fueled by immigration and minority birthrates. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities and by 2042 half of the country will be minorities. The 1965 Immigration Act changed this country forever. So exactly who are the dummies?

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 10:29:05 PM PST · 31 of 42
    kabar to Ghost of SVR4
    Huh?? Look at the idiot in the White House now, same vein. Not hard to believe at all.

    Sharpton lacks Obama's resume and is much dumber.

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 10:26:29 PM PST · 30 of 42
    kabar to 353FMG

    One is President and one is not.

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 10:25:58 PM PST · 29 of 42
    kabar to LouAvul

    Since when is being articulate and lucid a prerequisite for being President? Look at Obama. They are both total frauds.

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 10:24:28 PM PST · 28 of 42
    kabar to eyedigress

    Because he is a known crook and agent provocateur. He caused the deaths of several innocent people. And he is a total fraud.

  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 8:39:05 PM PST · 6 of 42
    kabar to youngphys01

    Hard to believe that this shyster was a Dem candidate for the Presidency.

  • U.S. Supreme Court is set for arguments in Tulsa retailer, hijab dispute

    02/24/2015 8:56:38 AM PST · 18 of 48
    kabar to GIdget2004
    Does the government have the right to ask women who wear veils for religious reasons to take them off so they can be photographed for driver's license? Should a women who wears a veil for religious reasons be asked to remove it when voting where photo ID is concerned?

    I see this as an employer's rights issue and how far it can extend when it comes into contact with personal religious beliefs.

  • McConnell Unveils Anti-Executive Amnesty Bill That Isn’t Tied to DHS Funding

    02/24/2015 7:32:29 AM PST · 28 of 38
    kabar to Political Junkie Too
    Exactly. More process over substance. Obama's executive amnesty legalizes over 5 million lawbreakers and gives them SSNs, work permits, EITC eligibility, and travel documents. It will also allow them to sponsor their relatives abroad to join them. The GOP should be focusing on the damage this does to American workers, jobs, and depressed wages. It also further strains our social safety net.

    It is obvious the GOPe supports amnesty hence their muted opposition to Obama's 2012 Dreamer amnesty that, to date, has legalized 700,000. It has served as the template for the current unconstitutional action. This country is finished.

  • US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    02/23/2015 1:59:40 PM PST · 40 of 61
    kabar to EQAndyBuzz

    That is why you have the appeal process.

  • US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    02/23/2015 12:30:13 PM PST · 24 of 61
    kabar to EQAndyBuzz
    Actually this is interesting. With the DHS funding bill coming up, there is no reason to fund amnesty if it is being held up in the courts. They should just do a clean DHS bill and after this runs through the courts they can look at it again.

    A sucker deal favored by Rove and the GOPe. It gives the GOPe an out postponing any confrontation with the regime and losing any real leverage. Another court or higher one could overrule this decision and we are back to a worse position than before.

  • US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    02/23/2015 12:19:34 PM PST · 17 of 61
    kabar to kingu

    You forgot SSNs and EITC for back years working illegally.

  • Poll shows support for Obama's tax plan (Inching toward Plank #3 of Communist Manifesto)

    02/23/2015 7:02:29 AM PST · 17 of 24
    kabar to TexasFreeper2009

    They can voluntarily pay more taxes under current law.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/21/2015 10:21:12 PM PST · 126 of 131
    kabar to what's up
    Under Carter Iran was toying with the US by kidnapping a large number of Americans (Carter did tremendous damage by not backing the Shah and allowing the mullahs to take power)

    I am very familiar with what Carter did in Iran. I was in our embassy on February 14, 1979 when it was overrun the first time. We were held hostage for just a few hours until the GOI convinced the MEK to release us, but they still occupied the compound for months afterwards.

    The mullahs hijacked the Iranian Revolution.

    Carter was a terrible President, but he did nothing comparable to the ACA and Obama's executive amnesties. These programs are not going to be reversed. The political will is not there to do so.

    Already there are 30 Dems who voted for the ACA who got voted out. If this continues it doesn't matter what the Dems "will" or "will not" allow. If we get piece by piece legislation that will reform health care and a GOP President then who cares what the radical Dems think?

    You are talking about fixing Obamacare, not repealing it. No doubt the GOPe favors that approach despite paying lip service for repeal. The only hope, albeit a slim one, is that SCOTUS will rule in our favor re Obamacare subsidies for states that opted for federal-run exchanges. A siginificant number of GOP Governors have opted for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Each day that passes makes the likelihood of repeal of the ACA more and more remote,

    Problem is...you're not looking to the future or what can happen. There could very well be another sweep in '16 as more and more people get disillusioned by the ACA, ISIS, Obama socialist policy, etc. It happened last year even though there were plenty on the right who never said it would. It could very very well happen again.

    I have been around for 71 years. We no longer have the same country demographically when Reagan appeared on the scene. In 1970 89% of the country was non-Hispanic whites compared to 63% today. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today it is one in 8, the highest it has been in over 90 years. The Dems are rapidly becoming the permanent majority party. When you look at an electoral map, it is hard to see what states that went for Obama in 2012 will go for a Rep in 2016.

  • FINALLY: Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani Admits What Many of us Already Know — Obama...

  • FINALLY: Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani Admits What Many of us Already Know — Obama...

    02/21/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · 7 of 58
    kabar to E. Pluribus Unum

    Trevor Loudon has researched and documented Obama’s communist roots some time ago.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/21/2015 9:04:50 AM PST · 117 of 131
    kabar to what's up
    You are missing the weaknesses. Many are very disillusioned with the ACA. This means it will be easier to break up if Obama continues to weaken. And he will

    You are missing the political reality. The GOP does not have a veto proof majority in Congress. And many RINOs will refuse to take the necessary actions whether it is amnesty or the ACA. Each day that goes by, the more deeply these programs are embedded in the law and practice. The debate will shift to fixing the ACA to make it work better and the GOP will come up with its own amnesty plan. The Dems will never allow the ACA to be replaced or undone. They will not abandon something that they have been trying to get for more than 50 years. And the ACA will eventually be converted to a single payer system similar to Medicare and Medicaid. It is the last remaining piece.

    All the things in your list are the same. Unpopular and they need only a new President and keeping the Congress with GOP majorities. Things would switch very rapidly.

    You seem to ignore our political system and how it works. You need a super majority in the Senate to pass anything except for certain exceptions. The GOP will need its own nuclear option to do anything. In the case of amnesty, you had 14 GOP senators side with the Dems and pass the Gang of 8 bill. We had a GOP majority in Congress during most of Bush 43's two terms. What did we get under Bush 43? An expansion of Medicare under the Prescription Drug Program, a doubling of the national debt from $5 trillion to $10 trillion; a push by the WH for amnesty; and no reform of the welfare programs, which are driving most of the national debt.

    Well, so did Carter. But it got transformed back.

    Did Carter pass anything like the ACA? Did he issue executive orders that provided amnesty to millions? Do you really think that Congress will take away the legalization of the 700,000 Dreamers that Obama ordered in 2012? Or the millions more who will receive SSNs and work permits under Obama's recent EO that was temporarily halted by a court order? How will Congress reverse the $8 trillion added to the national debt under the first 6 years of Obama? Or how will Congress reverse gay marriage or gays in the military? Dream on. The GOP leadership is part of the problem, not the solution.

  • After trip to Middle East, Rep. Ashford (D) is clear on terrorists: Kill them

    02/21/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · 15 of 17
    kabar to Gay State Conservative

    Why would he be condemned for what he said? He is parroting the party line, i.e., no ground troops.

  • After trip to Middle East, Rep. Ashford (D) is clear on terrorists: Kill them

    02/21/2015 6:48:45 AM PST · 14 of 17
    kabar to Mean Daddy
    Ashford said he was assured by the foreign leaders that while they need the support of U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and trainers, they don’t need American ground troops. “They can fight this fight themselves,” he said. “They can win this battle on the ground as long as they get the support they need.”

    Ashford is just reflecting Obama's WH policy. NO GROUND TROOPS, PERIOD. Obama will give this a$$hole high praise for this "type of thinking." Does anyone believe this BS?

  • Crisis at Republican Party of Virginia: Whitbeck puts staff on chopping block

    02/20/2015 3:03:51 PM PST · 5 of 17
    kabar to Timber Rattler

    FYI: The people Whitbeck got rid of are Cantor “butt-buddies.” They are part of the VA GOP establishment that is destroying the party. So this is more like revenge against Cantor and Gillespie.

  • Crisis at Republican Party of Virginia: Whitbeck puts staff on chopping block

    02/20/2015 3:00:02 PM PST · 4 of 17
    kabar to Timber Rattler
    Good for John. Getting rid of Shaun Kenney is great and long overdue. Here is something I wrote last year calling for his resignation. John Whitbeck is off to a good start.

    "Shaun Kenney wrote an ill-informed, intemperate article, entitled, Nativism vs. Conservatism, posted February 11, 2014 on the Bearing Drift website that portrayed a grotesque, fabricated strawman of the “nativist” who has “plagued the conservative movement long enough.” His solution: “Drive ‘em out.” Kenney is entitled to his personal opinion—as mistaken and unsubstantiated as it may be—but he is the wrong person to be Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia. His unwarranted attack on conservatives who believe in the Rule of Law is divisive and destructive. I call for his immediate resignation. The immigration issue has deeply divided the Republican Party and Kenney has added fuel to the fire. He is joining the likes of Karl Rove, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush et. al. by castigating members of his own party who are against amnesty as nativists, racists, and bigots. These criticisms just reinforce the Democrat branding of the GOP and alienate minorities who perceive that they are not welcome in the party. Moreover, being branded as a “racist” political party hurts the GOP in recruiting new members, regardless of race or ethnicity. America is not a racist country and no one wants to be associated with a racist organization.

    Kenney professes to want to have a “conversation in earnest” that starts with the loaded questions, “Should the nativists be welcomed in the GOP? Do conservatives have a moral duty to drive them out of the party?” I presume Mr. Kenney will decide who is or is not a “nativist” subject to removal. So much for inclusiveness and a big tent. And then Kenney proceeds to spout a torrent of distortions and untruths. His first one is a whopper, i.e., “There are 12 million people in the United States today who want a better lives for themselves and their families, whose only crime was that they came to America to do it.”

    The vast majority of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country have, in addition to violating our sovereignty by entering illegally, committed multiple crimes, a number of them being felonies. They are working illegally, perpetrating ID theft, evading taxes, committing perjury on employment forms, stealing or creating Social Security numbers, driving illegally, etc. Examples of felonies include violation of False Personation of a U.S. Citizen (18 U.S.C. § 911), Fraud and False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001), and Social Security Fraud (42 U.S.C. § 408). Violations of these statutes can result in a fine and/or imprisonment up to five years.

    In addition, there are crimes of violence, property crimes like vandalism, or other acts like gang activity, drug offenses, and drunk driving. Even John McCain estimated that there were two million criminal aliens who must be deported immediately. A March 2011 GAO study, Criminal Alien Statistics, found the following: The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons in fiscal year 2010 was about 55,000 [one fourth of the total population,] and the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails was about 296,000 in fiscal year 2009 (the most recent data available)…Based on our random sample, GAO estimates that the criminal aliens had an average of 7 arrests, 65 percent were arrested at least once for an immigration offense, and about 50 percent were arrested at least once for a drug offense…About 40 percent of individuals convicted as a result of DOJ terrorism-related investigations were aliens… GAO estimates that costs to incarcerate criminal aliens in federal prisons and SCAAP reimbursements to states and localities ranged from about $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion annually from fiscal years 2005 through 2009.

    The GAO report listed 25,064 arrests for homicide by criminal aliens. There have been estimates that over 50,000 Americans have been killed by criminal aliens since 9/11 2001. Criminal alien crime has affected millions of Americans who have been the real victims of the lawbreakers. Who speaks for them? Citizens have a right to expect their government to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities and protect them from what amounts to a foreign invasion.

    The serious national security threats posed by illegal aliens involve terrorism and drugs. Former FBI Director Mueller testified before Congress in 2006 about Hezbollah operations on the Mexican border. In 2009 outgoing CIA head Michael Hayden stated that the threat of a narco-state in Mexico was one of the gravest dangers to American security, on a par with a nuclear-armed Iran. Four of the 9/11 terrorists were illegal aliens who overstayed their visas—the source of 40% of the 12 to 20 million illegal alien population.

    There has been a confluence of interests between drugs, illegal immigration, and terrorism. The systems for moving terrorists illegally across the border have become increasingly sophisticated, with Mexican drug kingpins now playing a major facilitating role using the same routes and methods to bring in illegal aliens and drugs.

    Kenney states, “The nativists have a very simple solution: apprehend all 12 million of them, boxcar them back to their point of origin, and drive them out as so many locusts.” The use of the word “boxcar” is an obvious attempt to equate the removal of illegal aliens to the transport of Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust. He leaves no doubt about that analogy when he writes,

    “Checkpoints? Papers, papers please? Searches? NSA metadata? What civil liberties are we willing to surrender in order to perform all this D&E? Does the nativist opinion of a FEMA camp change if they turn into concentration camps for undocumented immigrants?”… A modern day version of Operation Wetback with jackboots and checkpoints designed to boxcar 8-20 million people back “their point of origin” (read: Mexico) is obtuse at best and horribly violent to our civil liberties at worse.”

    Kenney’s vile attempt to compare the enforcement of our immigration laws against illegal aliens who chose to enter the US illegally to Jews being rounded up by the Nazis for extermination during the Holocaust is offensive on so many levels. Is the enforcement of our immigration laws the same as the Nazis requesting “papers?” Are illegal aliens victims like the Jews? And Kenny adopts the Orwellian language of Schumer-Gutierrez using “undocumented immigrants” instead of illegal aliens. They are neither undocumented nor immigrants. They are lawbreakers. The proponents of amnesty are wont to create the false choice between a blanket amnesty and mass deportation of 12 to 20 million illegal aliens. In reality, we have other choices and alternatives that don’t reward people who have broken our laws with the right to stay and work here and an eventual path to citizenship. The 12 to 20 million illegal aliens did not enter this country overnight and they will not leave overnight. Attrition through enforcement works. We have empirical data from Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Arizona proving that it does. Only Kenney’s mythical “nativist” supports mass deportation.

    Kenny is quite exercised about the putative costs to the American taxpayer of a possible mass deportation citing “$6 billion just to house and feed 12 million immigrants.” Does Kenny have any inkling as to how much illegal aliens are actually costing the taxpayers now? Or how much an amnesty will cost?

    The estimated annual costs of illegal immigration in Virginia for education, health care, and incarceration are $2 billion. Nationally, the costs are estimated to be close to $120 billion a year. The taxpayers of the Commonwealth and the US have been picking up the tab so that lawbreakers and their families can enjoy a “better life.” 77% of illegal alien headed households with children receive welfare benefits thru their American-born children, aka “anchor babies” who are US citizens thru birthright citizenship. There are 300,000 anchor babies born annually and they are entitled to all of the benefits accorded citizens including Medicaid and food stamps. Robert Rector and Jason Richwine of The Heritage Foundation estimated in their May 2013 report, The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer, that an amnesty would cost a staggering $6.3 trillion, which is the difference over the lifetime of the amnesty recipients of government benefits and services received ($9.4 trillion) minus taxes paid ($3.1 trillion.) These figures do not include the millions of family members who would be joining those receiving amnesty thru chain migration, i.e., family reunification.

    Kenny states that, “Conservatives embrace the idea of more Americans coming into this country to work hard and prosper.” This statement reflects the monumental ignorance Kenny has about mass immigration, the disastrous impact it is having on the American worker and our social safety net, and the opinion of conservatives. We don’t have a labor shortage; we have a lack of jobs. A surplus of labor depresses wages, lowers labor participation rates, and forces more people on to welfare, all circumstances that obtain today. Milton Friedman said, “You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state.” We have both.

    We have just had the two highest decades of legal immigration in our history with over 26 million legal permanent immigrants entering during the period 1990 to 2010. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today, it is one in 8, the highest in over 90 years; and within in decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history. In 1970 we had 9.7 million foreign-born and by 2010 that number had quadrupled to 40 million. We bring in 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants a year—more than the rest of the world combined. 20% of the adult legal immigrants and 51% of the illegal aliens lack even a high school diploma. We are importing hundreds of thousands of unskilled and uneducated laborers annually who will compete with native born Americans who are also high school dropouts and unskilled. The results have been devastating.

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, the standard unemployment rate (referred to as U-3) for native-born adults (18-65) who have not completed high school was 16.6 percent, while for those with only a high school education it was 8.5 percent. The broader U-6 measure of unemployment — which includes those who want to work, but have not looked recently, and those forced to work part-time — was 28.7 percent for native-born adults who have not completed high school and 16.5 percent for those with only a high school education. Minorities have fared even worse.

    Kenney doesn’t state specifically how he would deal with the 12 million lawbreakers, but he does seem to support a solution that will allow them to say and work here, i.e., amnesty.

    Invective filled, emotional screed that demonstrates a monumental ignorance about immigration, the defining issue of our time.

  • Immigration: Up vs. Down, Not Republican vs. Democrat

    02/20/2015 2:51:29 PM PST · 32 of 32
    kabar to TigersEye
    If you want a serious plan to address immigration, legal and illegal, here it is:

    Principles

     Immigration to America is a privilege and not a right.

     Immigration policy is a discretionary policy.

     Immigration policy must promote the national interest.

    I support a pro-immigrant, low immigration policy that contains the following elements:

     A merit-based immigration system that brings in the skills and talents to keep us competitive in the global economy;

    Reduced immigration levels based on need and more closely approximating 300,000 legal immigrants a year vice the current level of 1.2 million;

     Elimination of extended chain migration, i.e., family reunification, limiting it to the nuclear family;

     Enforcement of existing immigration laws to reduce the current illegal alien population and limit future illegal immigration, i.e., attrition thru enforcement. Enforcement would include: (1) ending the job magnet; (2) increasing coordination at the federal level by eliminating barriers to information sharing among agencies; (3) leveraging state and local enforcement resources; (4) securing the border; (5) fully implementing the US-VISIT Program to track and deport visa overstays; and (6) make mandatory and improve such programs as E-Verify and 287 [g] authority to assist employers and law enforcement in identifying illegal aliens;

     Elimination of birthright citizenship;

     Elimination of the visa lottery program;

     Ensure that anyone who enters this nation illegally is not rewarded by being permitted to stay and work here, i.e., no amnesty;

     Streamline the processing and adjudication of immigration cases; and

    Promote pro-immigrant measures that help newcomers assimilate and embrace the values and principles of our Founders and the Constitution.

    “You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state.”-- Milton Friedman

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 2:35:46 PM PST · 94 of 131
    kabar to what's up
    Obama is winning. He is transforming this country whether it is gay marriage, gays in the military, amnesty and non-enforcement of our immigration laws. His 2012 Dreamer amnesty legalized 700,000 lawbreakers to date giving them work permits and SSNs.

    Whatever gains you are talking about, I see little evidence of any real change. The ACA continues to be more and more imbedded into our healthcare system; the XL pipeline has yet to be approved; the Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and IRS scandals have yet to yield any convictions; state laws against gay marriage have been overruled in 27 states; sanctions against Cuba and Iran have been eased; the US response to ISIS remains weak and ineffectual (the same holds true for Ukraine); and Obama has his veto pen that will strike down anything that gets thru Congress that Obama dislikes. And on top of that, the GOP approved the budget for the rest of the fiscal year eschewing any use of it to stop Obama's profligate ways or amnesty.

    Just as the 2010 election victory did little to stop Obama, I fear the same thing is happening with 2014. Twas a great victory. Obama's approval rating has been rising with Gallup having him at 50%. And the polls show Hillary destroying any GOP candidate.

  • Immigration: Up vs. Down, Not Republican vs. Democrat

    02/20/2015 2:20:42 PM PST · 30 of 32
    kabar to TigersEye
    Then you are missing the elephant in the room. Illegal and legal immigration are two sides of the same coin. Many of the illegal aliens are coming here to join their families in the US, many of whom are here legally.

    In any event, we can only go around this tree so many times. We will just agree to disagree. Cheers.

  • Immigration: Up vs. Down, Not Republican vs. Democrat

    02/20/2015 2:07:59 PM PST · 28 of 32
    kabar to TigersEye

    Why is it a problem?

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 2:05:24 PM PST · 87 of 131
    kabar to stephenjohnbanker
    Yep..LBJ only wanted votes, damn the consequences!

    Along with Teddy Kennedy. This was at the height of the civil rights movement. The Dems wanted America to look like the rest of the world demographically. At the time, non-Hispanic whites were 89% of the population compared to 63% today and according to the Census Bureau, 43% by 2060. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG. 87% of the 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants who enter annually are minorities. Immigrants and minorities vote more than two to one Dem. Demography is destiny.

  • Immigration: Up vs. Down, Not Republican vs. Democrat

    02/20/2015 1:57:02 PM PST · 26 of 32
    kabar to TigersEye

    We will agree to disagree. I outlined why I believe legal immigration has had and will continue to have a much more deleterious impact on this country than illegal immigration. You have yet to spell out why you seem to believe that legal immigration is seemingly not a problem.

  • Immigration: Up vs. Down, Not Republican vs. Democrat

    02/20/2015 1:48:20 PM PST · 24 of 32
    kabar to TigersEye
    But you maintain that illegal aliens are not the problem. I disagree.

    I never said that illegal aliens are not a problem. They are, but the bigger problem is legal immigration. They are transforming this country demographically, culturally, and electorally. Unless we change our legal immigration policies, we are finished even if we stopped illegal immigration completely. Immigration, legal and illegal, drives 80% of our population growth. By 2060 non-Hispanic whites will be 43% of the population, down from 89% in 1970 and 63% in 2012.

    The non-Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012. Unlike other race or ethnic groups, however, its population is projected to slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.

    Meanwhile, the Hispanic population would more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060. Consequently, by the end of the period, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic, up from about one in six today.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 1:39:20 PM PST · 82 of 131
    kabar to what's up

    Obama and his minions are winning.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 1:37:48 PM PST · 81 of 131
    kabar to Jacquerie

    I know there are plenty of third parties out there. What we need is another alternative to challenge the two major parties. The new party would have to develop its own message to attract significant numbers of voters from both major parties as well as independents. Immigration is one such issue.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 1:35:01 PM PST · 77 of 131
    kabar to stephenjohnbanker
    Kabar, I think we only have 2 or maybe 3 years to undo this damage. Jim Rob and many others here believe we must become huge advocates to restore state power. I am of this school of thought.The D.C. politicians are almost all bought & paid for.

    Amnesty is forever. If Obama's executive amnesty is not stopped, the country is finished. Moreover, if we don't drastically reduce the numbers brought in legally, i.e., the 1.1 million permanent legal immigrants who enter each year, the result will be the same. Amnesty just hastens the process.

    I don't seen how this is ever reversed. We are seeing the results of the 1965 Immigration Act. When the history of the US is written hundreds of years from now, historians will point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the single most important factor that caused our downfall.

    I have been working almost nine years now on the immigration issue as part of a grassroots organization that lobbies on the Hill and in Richmond. I work with CIS, NumbersUSA, FAIR, the Tea Party, and others on this issue. We have been losing for a long time fighting a rear guard action against the Dems and Establishment Reps. There are only a few who get the gravity of issue like Jeff Sessions David Vitter, and Steve King,

    The sad irony is that this could be a winning issue for the GOP similar to how it is being played by UKIP and Marine LePen. The majority of the American people are against amnesty and more legal immigration. The corporate paymasters ensure that both parties do their bidding even if destroys the country in favor of their bottom line. They socialize the costs and privatize the profits. This country is headed towards civil unrest and an angry populace who see the growing gap between rich and poor. If we truly had a surplus of labor, wages would be going up, not down.

    In any event, the real issue is legal immigration, which has a far greater impact on our country than illegal aliens. You won't hear any of the conservative pundits even mentioning it including Levin and Rush.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 12:11:39 PM PST · 46 of 131
    kabar to stephenjohnbanker
    The break has to be made regardless. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. The American people are looking for an alternative similar to what is happening in the UK and France. The immigration issue is the catalyst that can start the revolution.

    The major British parties are now "immigration restrictionists" including the Labour Party. This consensus was reached when the BNP started its "British jobs for Britsh workers" campaign. The country class must be mobilized. The political elites are destroying this country. Imagine, we have the prospect of a Clinton versus a Bush again!! Political office has become an inheritance. John Dingell's wife took over his seat, which he inherited from his father. I blame the voters most of all. You get the government you deserve.

  • Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs

    02/20/2015 11:53:57 AM PST · 32 of 131
    kabar to Diogenesis
    The GOP is too focused on process and not on substance. The GOP should be yelling from the rooftops that legalizing 5 million lawbreakers and providing them with work permits, SS, and travel papers hurt American workers taking jobs and depressing wages. And minorities will be the hardest hit. The Dems have shown that they are more concerned over the rights of lawbreakers than they are about the welfare of American citizens. Where is the outrage?

    This is a huge opportunity for the GOP, which unfortunately is controlled by their corporate paymasters who want cheap labor. Both parties have abandoned the American worker. It is time for a third party.