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  • Kemp's Kleptocracy: Georgia is For Sale to the Highest Bidders!

    05/05/2022 5:05:02 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 39 replies
    The Free Republic ^ | May 5, 2022 | PoconoPundit
    Political science students study many forms of government: democracies, communist states, oligarchies, and the like. But the Lord Dominator of Georgia, Brian Kemp, has excelled at perfecting his Kleptocracy, a less-familiar government form that is widely found in the corrupt states of Africa, Banana Republic Land, and Chicago. A Kleptocracy (from the Greek word kleptes, "thief") is a government run by leaders who redistribute the wealth and land of citizens to benefit themselves via outright theft. Click the image below to see full-screen. In medieval times, Robin Hood robbed the rich to feed the poor. But Kleptocrats flip the...
  • Unproven EV Builder Rivian Receives the Largest Auto Subsidy Package in U.S. History (Georgia Jobs Scam)

    05/04/2022 11:05:37 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 54 replies
    Good Jobs First Watchdog Organization ^ | May 4, 2022 | Greg LeRoy
    The Economic Development Fraud Watchdog group, Good Jobs First, has released a scathing report on the $1.5 billion subsidy package the State of Georgia has approved for the "unproven" electric vehicle company – Rivian. Greg LeRoy, the watchdog's Executive Director, offered the following analysis of the Georgia Rivian deal, what he believes to be the largest subsidy package for an auto assembly factory in U.S. history. The Rivian incentives are grossly over-priced and Georgia taxpayers will never break even on the deal. It will cause upward pressure on local property tax rates and may also reduce the quality of public...
  • Rotten Peaches: How Governor Kemp, Cowed Politicians, and Hollywood Villains Enable Paying $198,000 for EACH Motion Picture and Video Job in Georgia

    04/25/2022 6:27:13 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 63 replies
    Free Republic Vanity ^ | April 25, 2022 | PoconoPundit
    Batman battles numerous supervillians, but none is more clever than the Riddler, the best criminal mastermind in Gotham City. The Riddler has no superhuman powers, but he excels at creating elaborate riddles, puzzles, and traps that constantly fool and evade Batman and the police.Now in the real-world state of Georgia, dear FReepers, there's a taxpayer fraud scam so ingenious and intricately woven that it's likely the work of a gang of Riddlers. Indeed, the schemers have spun their crime to the public as a great commercial success — which, of course, has only fueled the fraud's growth. The fraud...
  • [Flashback] “The Mickey Mouse Protection Act.” or Disney copyright scams

    04/22/2022 1:13:23 PM PDT · by edwinland · 31 replies
    247 Sports ^ | Mar 31, 2012 | Pieersquared
    When the law is used to create and protect monopolies Disney is the result. They will be back at the public trough soon asking for further favors. We can end the corporate monopoly on the underlying characters and let the market decide if the characters created almost a 100 years ago should be woke Neanderthals. Free speech and all that stuff. No law should be used to create a monopoly and then the profits siphoned into some political campaign. "Disney’s copyright for Steamboat Willie will expire on January 1, 2024 and this original iteration of Mickey Mouse will fall into...
  • Disney self-government in peril after Florida House vote

    04/21/2022 11:18:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 115 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2022 | By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s private government, handing Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a victory in his feud with the entertainment giant over its opposition to a measure that critics have dubbed the “ Don’t Say Gay ” law. The move could have huge tax implications for Disney, whose series of theme parks have transformed Orlando into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and serves to further sour the relationship between the Republican-led government and a major political player in the...
  • Florida Senate Passes Bill to End Disney’s Special Tax Jurisdiction

    04/21/2022 6:13:50 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20th, 2022 | Sean Moran
    The Florida Senate passed on Wednesday legislation to end Disney’s special tax and governing jurisdiction. The Senate passed S. 4-C, which is the legislation that would dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District, otherwise known as the special tax and governing jurisdiction for the Walt Disney World Resort. The legislation passed with 23 votes in favor of the bill, and 16 against the bill. The Florida legislature authorized the special district in 1967 to boost economic development and tourism; however, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Florida Republicans proposed the legislation to eliminate the special district after Disney has continued to oppose...
  • America's labor shortage is actually an immigrant shortage

    04/08/2022 6:11:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 04/08/2022 | IRINA IVANOVA
    U.S. employers say it's a hard time to find and keep talent. Workers are decamping at near-record rates, while millions of open jobs go unfilled. One reason for this labor crunch that has largely flown beneath the radar: Immigration to the U.S. is plummeting, a shift with potentially enormous long-term implications for the job market. In the middle of the last decade, the U.S. was adding about 1 million immigrants a year. But those numbers, which slowed down during the Trump administration, hit a brick wall when COVID-19 erupted in 2020.
  • Bush Center, Chamber of Commerce, Koch Network Unite to Lobby for Mass Immigration Expansion

    03/04/2022 5:03:59 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2022 | JOHN BINDER2 Mar 2022
    The George W. Bush Institute, the Chamber of Commerce, and the billionaire Koch brothers’ network of donor class organizations are banding together with other mass migration groups to demand President Joe Biden expand overall immigration to the United States. The groups, along with others, have teamed up to create the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus that will lobby Biden and members of Congress to pass amnesty for illegal aliens, increase security at the southern border, and increase the ability of businesses to import foreign workers. AD “Employers are also struggling to find workers to fill jobs in many industries,”...
  • GOP Rep. John Curtis: Salazar Amnesty Bill Delivers ‘Reliable Foreign Workers’ to Business

    02/13/2022 5:04:06 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 63 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/13/2022 | John Binder
    Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) says a plan that gives amnesty to illegal aliens and expands pipelines for foreign visa workers will be a boost for business. Last week, as Breitbart News reported, Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) and six House Republicans introduced “The Dignity Act” to provide green cards to the nation’s 11 to 22 million while expanding visa programs to more readily outsource American jobs. Curtis is co-sponsoring the bill alongside Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR), Tom Reed (R-NY), and Peter Meijer (R-MI). The bill is backed by the United States Chamber of Commerce and...
  • Biden Administration Defends Trump's H-1B Wage Rule

    07/30/2021 2:06:25 PM PDT · by jroehl · 2 replies
    U.S. Tech Workers ^ | 07/30/2021 | Kevin Lynn
    Founder's Corner Dear All:Biden Administration Defends Trump's H-1B Wage Rule In January 2021, former President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that would have rid us of the random H-1B visa lottery. The lottery would have been replaced by a system that prioritizes applications by the highest wage offered. Sadly, the Biden administration pushed back the rule’s implementation to the end of the year. If perpetually pushing back the rule change isn’t bad enough, there’s more to bemoan. A group of immigration attorneys in cahoots with cheap labor aficionados like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National...
  • Judges Block Business Plan to Import More White-Collar Workers

    07/15/2021 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    Three judges have rejected a sneak claim by business groups to double the inflow of foreign visa-worker graduates into the jobs needed by American college graduates. “This is a terrible decision for the [visa worker] community,” lamented a June 9 tweet by Cyrus Mehta, a New York-based immigration lawyer. “The DC Circuit just killed the hopes of not counting dependents against the green card cap,” mourned David Bier, a migration advocate at the business-funded Cato Institute. “What that does is it lowers the supply of [foreign] workers coming in,” Kevin Lynn, founder of U.S. Tech Workers, told Breitbart News July...
  • Kevin McCarthy Picks Amnesty Advocate for 2022 Immigration Messaging

    07/01/2021 12:41:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/21 | Neil Munro
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has picked amnesty advocate Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to lead a team of GOP legislators that will “focus on solutions to secure our borders.” “John Katko is the typical corporate Republican,” said one person active in the immigration debate. He added: He speaks a great game on illegal immigration, and is sorrowfully bad on legal immigration to the United States. He has never found a guest worker program he does not support, he’s never found a legal immigration program he does not think should be expanded, and I don’t think that he considers immigration...
  • Big Tech, Chamber of Commerce, Outsourcing Industry Unite to Keep Foreign Workers in American Jobs

    06/01/2021 6:09:36 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    The nation’s biggest tech corporations joined forces with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the outsourcing industry to keep foreign visa-holders in American jobs even as about 16.4 million Americans remain jobless. Executives with Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM, HP, the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Microsoft Corporation, Twitter, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, Michael Bloomberg’s New American Economy, and other corporations have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit to ask a federal court to keep more than 90,000 foreign visa-holders in the U.S. workforce. The lawsuit was first filed in 2015 by Save Jobs USA, a...
  • Google leads U.S. business push to preserve work permits for H-1B spouses

    05/14/2021 7:37:50 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 30 replies
    Investing.com ^ | May 14, 2021 | Paresh Dave
    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc's Google said on Friday it was leading about 30 companies and trade groups in opposing a lawsuit that seeks to stop over 90,000 spouses of highly skilled U.S. visa workers from having jobs in the country. The organizations contend undoing employment authorization for spouses would cause financial havoc for families, because most made life choices such as having children or buying homes based on the expectation of two incomes. A federal judge in Washington is expected to decide in the coming months on the lawsuit challenging the work permits tied to H-4 visas, which are issued to...
  • Fact Check: Biden Claims ‘Immigration Has Always Been Essential to America’

    04/30/2021 10:00:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    CLAIM: President Joe Biden said in his 2021 speech to Congress, “Immigration has always been essential to America.” VERDICT: FALSE. The United States won World War II, created a middle-class economy, invented many new technologies, revived racial equality, and landed astronauts on the moon during the long period of low migration between 1925 and 1970. [...] In 1955, pro-migration groups began claiming the United States was a “Nation of Immigrants,” but immigrants were only 7 percent of the population in 1955, down from 15 percent in 1910. New arrivals slowly rose amid the Cold War as Congress welcomed people fleeing...
  • GOP Sen. Mike Crapo Steps Back from the House’s Farm Amnesty Bill

    03/25/2021 8:54:02 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo is stepping back from his initial show of support for the Democrats’ farmworker amnesty bill, which threatens America’s rural communities by giving employers a low-wage, no-rights foreign labor force for a wide variety of agriculture jobs. “Even though Senator Crapo has said he’ll work on a Senate version of the bill, we should add he won’t support the existing House-passed version,” Lindsay Northern, Crapo’s communications director, told Breitbart News. She continued: "Senator Crapo supports helping Idaho farm producers with problems they have under the existing system, such as concerns over liability and the fact dairy...
  • Joe Biden Giving Companies Second Chance at Outsourcing U.S. Jobs

    03/17/2021 1:49:51 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Mar 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    Joe Biden is giving companies a second chance at outsourcing American jobs to foreign H-1B visa workers.The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency will allow companies to reapply for foreign H-1B visa workers who were previously denied such visas when they applied for them over the last four years of former President Trump’s administration.USCIS rescinded three reforms pertaining to the H-1B visa program, which has been readily used for years by companies to replace Americans in high-paying white-collar jobs. The reforms helped prevent multinational corporations from using Indian outsourcing firms to grab loads of foreign...
  • Bloomberg: White-Collar Visa Workers Take 2/3 of New Tech Jobs Each Year

    03/15/2021 8:51:24 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2021 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two-thirds of entry-level tech jobs go to compliant foreign guest-workers, not to the young American professionals who may create a new wave of establishment-shaking companies, according to a report from Bloomberg. In 2018, “the U.S. had between 96,000 and 143,000 openings in IT occupations that typically went to candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or engineering,” said the March 10 report, headlined “STEM Graduates Deserve a Better Path to Good Jobs.” But the government each year provides “Occupational Practical Training” (OPT) work permits to hundreds of thousands of foreigners who have paid tuition to American universities....
  • Exclusive – Paul Gosar: Big Tech Getting 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreign Workers over Americans

    03/08/2021 7:26:23 AM PST · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Mar 2021 | ASHLEY OLIVER and JOHN BINDER
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) warned that big tech companies are incentivized to hire foreign workers over Americans as he discussed President Joe Biden’s immigration agenda during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Gosar highlighted continuing visa programs he says “don’t work,” particularly the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for crowding Americans out of tech jobs while tech corporations profit. In 2019, Gosar introduced legislation titled the “Fairness for High Skilled Americans Act” to end the OPT program as Americans cannot be hired through the program. “I’m one of the big people talking about OPT,...
  • Biden tells NASA engineer Indian-Americans are ‘taking over the country’

    03/04/2021 3:43:12 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 4, 2020
    Joltin’ Joe is back. President Biden on Thursday made one of his most head-turning comments since being sworn in when he told an Indian-American aerospace engineer that immigrants from the subcontinent are “taking over” the US. “It’s amazing. Indian-descent Americans are taking over the country — you, my vice president, my speechwriter,” Biden told Swati Mohan, NASA’s guidance and controls operations lead for the Mars Perseverance rover landing.