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  • Poll: 72% of Americans Say Immigrants Come to the United States for Jobs and to Improve Their Lives

    05/05/2021 8:44:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 96 replies
    CATO ^ | 04 27 2021 | Emily Ekins and David Kemp
    The Cato Institute 2021 Immigration and Identity National Survey, a new national survey of 2,600 U.S. adults, finds that nearly three‐​fourths (72%) of Americans believe immigrants come to the United States to “find jobs and improve their lives” while 27% think immigrants come to obtain government services and welfare. Support for More Immigration Is on the Rise Support for more immigration has tripled from the mid‐​1990s when about 10% of the public supported more immigration and two‐​thirds wanted less. Today 29% of Americans want more, 38% want to maintain current levels, and 33% want less. Democrats’ views largely account for...
  • CATO Economist SLAMS WSJ’s Sloppy Arguments Pushing More Federal State Bailouts

    08/20/2020 11:59:26 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 1 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/20/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    One top CATO economist is letting The Wall Street Journal have it for pushing more federal bailouts for states and using liberal spin to justify it. CATO Director of Tax Policy Studies Chris Edwards slammed The Journal for pushing “a biased news story regarding state budgets” in a piece headlined “Error and Spin in Wall Street Journal Budget Article.” The Journal’s story, headlined “Coronavirus-Hit State Budgets Create a Drag on U.S. Recovery,” reflects “only Keynesian thinking, exaggerates the plight of governments, and only quotes analysts in favor of more federal bailouts,” according to Edwards.
  • Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share (77% of Republicans)

    07/23/2020 9:14:08 AM PDT · by rxsid · 57 replies
    https://cnsnews.com ^ | 07.22.2020 | Craig Bannister
    Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to ShareStrong liberals are “the only political group who feels they can express themselves” without fear of repercussions, a new Cato Institute survey finds. In a national survey of 2,000 Americans at least 18 years old, conducted July 1-6, 2020, Cato asked respondents to agree or disagree with the following statement:“The political climate these days prevents me from saying things I believe because others might find them offensive.” Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans agreed, up from 58% in 2017, leading Cato to conclude that “self‐​censorship is on the rise...
  • Democrats Want to Abolish the Police and Confiscate Our Guns

    06/06/2020 1:02:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 06 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    A radical, utterly sincere, and determined movement is on to abolish police departments. A radical, utterly sincere, and determined movement is on to confiscate our guns, to confiscate our right to defend ourselves. This is no accident. But first the facts… Links to mainstream Democrats calling for the police to be defunded, which will obviously result in the police being abolished, can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and most especially here.
  • Alex Nowrasteh’s Procrustean Bed

    08/28/2018 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Thalean · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 28, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Not only is Nowrasteh’s evidence irrelevant, but his own research proves him wrong, and shows that immigration changes America’s political culture because immigrants vote overwhelmingly for Democratic Party candidates and support socialist policies. Consider the following data from his paper, “Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream.” Figure 1, which shows that 50 percent of all immigrants lean Democrat, compared to just 18 percent who lean Republican—a much starker divide than we see among native born citizens. Furthermore, Figure 3 shows that these political preferences persist for at least four generations—immigrants’ decedents are more than twice as likely to be “strong...
  • Koch-Backed CATO Institute: ‘Time for the U.S. to Have Open Borders’

    08/01/2018 4:58:53 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 July 2018 | John Binder
    The Cato Institute, a think tank partially founded by the billionaire, pro-mass immigration Koch brothers, is advocating for full open borders to the United States. In an op-ed for USA Today, the Cato Institute’s Director of Economic Studies, Jeffrey Miron, says the U.S. “has nothing to fear, and much to gain, from open borders,” saying that Americans should “forget” about putting a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration. Miron downplayed the negative impact open borders would have on American citizens, writing: Immigrants will not flood into America, although the rate of immigration might increase. Instead, much of...
  • Reagan aide slams neo-con policies

    06/25/2004 4:16:44 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 9 replies · 181+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-25-04 | HANNAH K. STRANGE
    WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The Iraq war has demonstrated the limits of American power, not the capabilities, according Stefan Halper, a policy aide under Ronald Reagan's presidency. This is "what people around the world see," said Halper, and "that's a very frightening development." Halper, who served under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Reagan in the White House and State Department, made the comments at the New America Foundation, a bipartisan think tank that hosted the presentation of his book, "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order" in Washington Wednesday. He described the policies of the neo-conservatives as...
  • Oversampling College Students, Underestimating NFL decline

    10/08/2017 2:11:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A recent Cato Institute poll shows Republicans, at least those surveyed by the libertarian think tank, and average voters are at odds with each other on the NFL controversy. "Sixty-five percent of Republicans say that NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem should be fired," Cato pollster Emily Ekins said on Sept. 28 in a First Amendment conference at the Libertarian think tank. "This is wildly out of step with what most Americans think." "Sixty-one percent say that players should not be fired for refusing to stand." Yet, the Cato survey oversampled college students. Moreover, the Cato...
  • CATO - The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Repealing DACA

    09/08/2017 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Wuli · 37 replies
    The CATO Institute ^ | January 18, 2017 | Ike Brannon and Logan Albrigh
    Donald Trump has proposed eliminating or severely modifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Many Americans believe that the presence of unauthorized immigrants is harmful to the economy and would like to see steps taken to reduce their presence. However, a repeal or roll-back of DACA would harm the economy and cost the U.S. government a significant amount of lost tax revenue. We estimate that the fiscal cost of immediately deporting the approximately 750,000 people currently in the DACA program would be over $60 billion to the federal government along with a $280 billion reduction in economic growth...
  • Republican Senator Floats Back-Door Amnesty Proposal

    05/24/2017 10:28:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 5-24-17 | Brendan Kirby
    Bill would create 500,000 new visas, include path to citizenship, and be open to current aliens A bill introduced this month by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) would increase foreign guest workers by up to 500,000 a year and offer a back-door amnesty for illegal immigrants. The legislation, the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017, has attracted support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian-oriented Cato Institute. “We pretty strongly oppose it. It’s an indefinite renewable visa. In our eyes, that’s a permanent worker.” The bill would represent a massive increase in the number of non-immigrant visas...
  • GAO Weighs In On “Countering Violent Extremism”

    04/28/2017 10:51:12 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 13 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 4/13/2017 | Patrick Eddington
    The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 attacks: Who commits more domestic terrorism–violent Salafists or traditional “right wing” extremists? According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, it’s the latter and by a very wide margin. From p. 4 of GAO’s report: Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent). But as researchers at the Georgia State...
  • How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion

    04/19/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | November 6, 2016 | Benjamin H. Friedman
    The United States could reduce Pentagon spending by over a trillion dollars in the next decade-spending $5.2 trillion rather than the currently planned $6.3 trillion- by adopting strategy of military restraint. That’s the bottom line of a study I produced along with several colleagues as part of “Developing Alternative Defense Strategies 2016,” an exercise organized by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where groups from five think tanks used CSBA’s “Strategic Choices” software to reimagine the U.S. military budget.The others all increased military spending. The teams from the Center for New American Security and the Center for Strategic and...
  • Libya Epitomizes Clinton's Not-So-Smart Power (In which she escalates terrorism)

    07/06/2016 3:13:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    National Interest ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Christopher A. Preble
    A long profile on Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post earlier this week highlights (the 2011 Libyan intervention) as a key indicator of her approach to foreign policy. Clinton claims that the Libyan bombing campaign was an example of “smart power at its best.” If she actually believes that, it raises serious questions about her judgment, as well as about her ability to analyze foreign policy dispassionately and with the best interests of the United States at heart. If Clinton is willing to point to Libya as a “signature moment in her four-year tenure” as secretary of state, as the...
  • Burt Kwouk, veteran of the 'Pink Panther' movies, dies at 85 [Cato]

    05/24/2016 7:58:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
    Burt Kwouk, who played martial arts expert Cato in the comic “Pink Panther” films, has died. He was 85. Kwouk’s agent, Jean Diamond, said in a statement that he “passed peacefully” on Tuesday. She didn’t give a cause of death. Born in northwest England and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his breakthrough film role in “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness” in 1958, and appeared in the James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice.” …
  • Organized crime: The 'looting' of $11 trillion from the U.S. economy

    03/06/2010 10:48:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 963+ views
    World Tribune ^ | March 5, 2010 | world tribune/ Cliff Kincaid
    The following is based on a report by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media. The New York Times is quoting a spokesman for George Soros as saying that the well-known hedge fund operator is guilty of no wrong-doing in connection with the financial upheaval currently affecting Greece and Europe as a whole. But Zubi Diamond, author of the powerful new book, Wizards of Wall Street, says the agenda of Soros and other short sellers is clear. Their purpose, he says, is “to loot America and any foreign country which invested in America. Greece was one of them. Iceland was ravaged...
  • Congress Can Deny Barack Obama the Power to Replace Justice Scalia

    02/14/2016 8:01:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Michael F. Cannon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded to the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with a press release saying, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President." Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) agree. Hillary Clinton spoke for many Democrats: "The Republicans in the Senate and on the campaign trail who are calling for Justice Scalia’s seat to remain vacant dishonor the Constitution. The Senate has a constitutional responsibly here that it cannot abdicate for partisan political reasons." Conor Friedersdorf says the no-vote stratagem is...
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • Conservatives and a Lone Libertarian Take on Donald Trump

    01/23/2016 12:16:42 AM PST · by cons_it · 35 replies
    Today I join some 20 other writers in making the case against Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. The venerable National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., assembled a group of diverse critics to argue that Trump is not a conservative, not an advocate of limited government, but rather (as the editorial asserts) “a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”
  • (SpaceX) CRS-7 INVESTIGATION UPDATE

    07/20/2015 8:25:34 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 20JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time. Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power through the overpressure event on the second stage for several seconds following the mishap. In addition, the Dragon spacecraft not only survived the second stage event, but also continued to...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...