Immigration Reform, The Scam

No offense to the CBO, but their numbers are not based in reality. It’s not their fault, it’s because of the way they must compute the numbers with the assumptions they are given. Flashback to the selling of Obamacare, we were told, by the President and the CBO, how premiums would go down. Not to belabor the point, but every other prediction of Obamacare turned out to be the exact opposite. The Gang of Eight’s S.744 is no exception. It’s deja-vu all over again. Skipping the cost issue for a moment, the bill does not stop the flow of illegals. According to the CBO assessment, the bill . . .The Gang of Nine

  • WILL NOT stop illegal immigration – Despite promises of a secure border, the bill would slow future illegal immigration by only 25 percent. In the next couple of decades, that means 7.5 million new illegal immigrants.
  • WILL drive down wages – For legal American workers, the bill would drive down their average wages. And the outfit that says they’re looking out for working people, driving down their average wages is not a concern of the SEIU. Their priority lies in increasing dues-paying membership from the illegals. Which explains why they are heavily ($2 Million in grants) involved in the Obamacare Health Care Exchange enrollment process. LA County AFL-CIO, $1 Million grant. Their annual budget, with 15 employees is $3 Million. Quid pro quo and community organizing in one sweet package.

Cool, ya with me so far? The cost issue is just as bad. The bill will burden taxpayers with trillions of dollars in welfare and entitlement costs for the newly legalized immigrants under amnesty.  Heritage’s Robert Rector explains:

S.744 provides only a temporary delay in eligibility to welfare and entitlements. Over time, S.744 makes all 18.5 million eligible for nearly every government program, including: Obamacare, 80 different welfare programs, Social Security and Medicare. When this occurs, spending will explode, but nearly all the real costs do not appear in the CBO score.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, explained how the Gang of Eight purposefully hid the true costs of the bill:

The bill’s drafters relied on the same scoring gimmicks used by the Obamacare drafters to conceal its true cost from taxpayers and to manipulate the CBO score. There is a reason why eligibility for the most expensive federal benefits was largely delayed outside the 10-year scoring window: to mislead the public. As Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, I asked CBO to provide a long-term estimate. Sadly, CBO did not provide the long-term estimate as requested. As a result, the score effectively conceals some of the biggest long-term costs to taxpayers contained in this legislation, including providing illegal immigrants with Medicaid, food stamps, and cash welfare. Some members of Congress are already pushing efforts to expedite this eligibility.

The assumptions that these illegals will boost the economy are flawed when you consider their education level and that of the chain migration that follows. Their education level is a far cry from those under STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics), which the Democrat controlled Senate rejected.

According to Sen. Sessions . . .

CBO did not provide enough information to assess the assumptions it made about the educational background of illegal immigrants and thus their methodology may be substantially flawed. An accurate analysis would acknowledge that half of that population does not have high school degrees, and is therefore more likely to receive far more in government support than they will pay in the form of taxes. For every dollar a low-income illegal immigrant might pay in either taxes or payroll contributions, he or she could easily receive two dollars back from the government in the form of public assistance for their household. It defies logic and common sense for anyone to suggest there is not an enormous cost in choosing to provide welfare to those who are currently not eligible for these benefits.

As in Obamacare, when you rush into a major piece of legislation, you don’t get what you expect. The very fact that a “Gang of Eight” is ostensibly running the show should be the red flag right there. I’m for a gang of a hundred. ALL our Senators, working in the open on the floor of the Senate chamber, debating and hammering out every step of whatever ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform means. Doing what can be done, one step at a time. Starting with securing the borders, and turning back illegals.

As it is now, Sen. Sessions says “this bill guarantees three things: amnesty, increased welfare costs, and lower wages for the U.S. workforce. It would be the biggest setback for poor and middle-class Americans of any legislation Congress has considered in decades.”

Drones On U.S. Soil? Dam Right!


“Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on U.S. soil?” Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

“Yes,” Mueller said, adding that the use was in “a very, very minimal way and very seldom.”

I’m sorry to hear that they are being used in “a very, very minimal way and very seldom.” Up to me, they would be employed full-time along our southern border, helping to protect our sovereignty. If only we had an administration willing to respond to border crashers, including OTMs (other than Mexican) like alQaeda.

There’s a way. But no will.

Link: FBI says it uses surveillance drones on U.S. soil – Yahoo! News.

GOP Should Let Hispanics Be Hispanics

That means quit trying to beat Democrats at their game of identity politics and focus instead of doing what’s right for all Americans. Intelligent Hispanics get it. They get the conservative platform of equal opportunity, freedom, and personal and economic liberty. Which is about thirty percent of them.GOP Logo

In the midst of negotiations in Congress over an immigration overhaul, House Republicans are planning a series of meetings with Hispanic-Americans in the nation’s capital as part of a partywide effort to woo minority voters.

By taking the “GOP needs to reach out to Hispanics” bait from democratic strategists, the GOP is confirming the demagoguery the Left is spewing. Republicans are wasting their time getting wrapped around the axle chasing the 70 percent of Hispanics that vote by rote for Democrats. Fact is, if seventy percent of Hispanics voted for Romney instead of Obama in 2012, Romney still would have lost. Besides all that, when did benevolent democrats decide to help republicans get more Hispanic votes from them?

Link: House GOP to host meetups with Hispanic voters in D.C. as part of outreach effort | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

Combat Women? Can’t Pass Muster

Unfettered by failure, and with a memory shorter than sixty days, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, director of force marine_femalemanagement for U.S. Special Operations Command, are seemingly willing to lower standards in order to put women in the most physically demanding of military roles.

Back in April, the results of this experiment proved that women in the most demanding roles can’t cut it. No shame there. Just a fact of life.

Link: Two more female Marines flunk infantry officers training  |  Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

SEIU Wants Open, Unprotected Borders

Claiming the cost of completing a border fence that was approved by Congress 5 or 6 years ago, and included again in the pending immigration bill, is too expensive, the SEIU (the world’s largest labor union) is broadcasting their activists to call their Senators in Washington to oppose protecting our border.

It’s funny how the SEIU doesn’t seem to recognize that the cost to taxpayers of having an un-secure border is way higher by orders of magnitude. Obviously, their concern about illegal immigrants isn’t the cost to taxpayers. On the contrary, their concern is to capture more dues-paying and/or government subsidized union members out of the millions that are here now and the millions that will follow. See it for what it is.

PRESBO Missing In Action

No, President Obama is not lost. If by ‘lost’ you mean he doesn’t know where he is. He’s lost because we don’t know where he is. Speaking of the now not so secret blanket capturing of all electronic communication. The same program that began as a result of the 9/11/2001 attacks under the Bush administration. And not only continued by President Obama, but expanded by Obama.barack_hiding

Where is he defending his position on this? No where. He sends out low-level surrogates to brag about how many attacks were stopped by it. That’s fine. But with opposition now building from the Left and the Right, you would think that Mr. Macho Barack Hussein Obama Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, would be brave enough to defend himself and the programs he’s using. You might think that, but you’d be wrong.

Truth is, he looks at everything he does through a political lens. And he sees trouble with his base through his lens if he were to take a stand in support of those programs. He sees his base running from him if he were to condemn the traitor that ran to Hong Kong to divulge top secret intelligence to the world because they see him as a hero. To skate out of this dilemma, he would have to talk through both sides of his mouth simultaneously. Something I don’t think even he can do.

That’s why the idealog President can’t be presidential and sit at his desk, in the oval office, and explain to the American people just what is going on and why it is going on.  An empty suit is as an empty suit does.

I’m reminded of a remark by James Carville during the 2008 campaign when he supported Hillary Clinton. Speaking about Barack, Carville said if Hillary gave him one of her balls, they’d both have two.

Why Are IRS Agents Training With AR 15s?

Good question. The IRS has morphed from investigating white-collar tax cheats into a lawless government-run and taxpayer paid bunch of gangsters. That any of irs_ar15sthese federal agents would take up arms against their fellow citizens is disconcerting. Fingering their boss who would give such an order would be the right thing to do. The DOJ, FBI, and IRS have become Obama’s Mafia.

For a vivid example of Obama’s Mafia, check out this documentary Rampant Injustice, produced by Jan Morgan Media. A re-enactment based on interviews from people who were there.

H/T Jan Morgan Media

County Advances To Top Spot, For Syphilis

According to the Escambia County Florida Department of Health . . .

Since 2010, Escambia County has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of syphilis each year. Prior to 2010, we averaged from 20-25 cases per year. In 2012, we had a total of 106 cases of syphilis reported in Escambia County. Currently, Escambia County is ranked #1 in the state of Florida for the number of cases reported.

Between the contaminated waters, and syphilis, it seems we have a lot more to worry about than what kind of development unrelated to a park is going to be built in a “park.”

The health department’s website recommends the following:

You could have syphilis and not even know it. A syphilis infection may have no signs or symptoms. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County recommends that any sexually active residents get tested.

  • Syphilis spreads by direct contact with syphilis sores. It can be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy.
  • Symptoms may include the following:
 ͦ  Painless sores
ͦ  Body rashes
ͦ  Patchy hair loss
  • Some people never have symptoms.
  • Syphilis sores may disappear, but the disease will continue to progress.
  • Syphilis is treatable, but left untreated it can be deadly.

If you are sexually active, see your primary care physician to get tested or go to:

Escambia Community Clinic
2200 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Florida Department of Health
Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Offers testing for HIV and other STDs
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.
No appointment necessary.
Offers testing for HIV and other STDs on Monday (12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and
Tuesday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.Appointments only.

President’s Fathers Day Address

And direct from the Planned Parenthood event, praising their success in preventing fatherhood, we have this.

I’m still laughing at the values he claims to have learned . . . “hard work, integrity, responsibility.” Can’t disagree that they are good values to learn. I just don’t see any evidence that he learned any of them.

And to all you fathers out there, sperm donors and deadbeat dads not included, Happy Father’s Day!