Carrying Coals to Newcastle
The last thing we need is more low-skilled workers
|Michael Cutler -- Fox News -- March 28, 2012
The Sky-High Costs Of President Obama's Immigration DREAM
It is often said that we suffer because of those who know the price of everything and the value of nothing get their way. Indeed, all too often, it costs us dearly when the distinction between price vs value is ignored. It is important to not only consider monetary costs- but other costs which ultimately may be far greater!
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the Associated Press ran a report entitled: AP Exclusive: Internal documents shows Obama deportation proposal could cost more than $585M.
The article primarily focused on whether or not user fees paid by illegal aliens seeking employment authorization will actually cover the administrative costs of providing more than one million illegal aliens with employment authorization or if, ultimately, at least some of the costs of processing these applications will be borne by the American taxpayers.
Here is an excerpt from the article: Fee waivers could dramatically affect the government's share of the cost. The plans said that, depending on how many applicants don't pay, the government could lose between $19 million and $121 million. Republican critics pounced on that. [...]
What was not noted in the article was the impact that dumping hundreds of thousands of newly authorized foreign workers into a labor pool comprised of millions of American workers of every race, religion and ethnicity who are already unable to find jobs would have. It is important to note that American black workers and American Latino workers are already suffering from a far higher unemployment rate than are their non-minority counterparts!
|Donald A. Collins -- VDare.com
Can Baltimore fill its barrios with aliens to save its bond ratings?
There's an old joke about the businessman who admits he loses money on every sale, but plans to make it up with volume. The mayor of Baltimore MD, and apparently some other innumerate city politicians around the country, similarly expect to make up their deteriorating tax bases with tax-eating immigrants. -- These politicians want to "do growth" for growth's sake, while reducing benefits for existing citizens...
|John Aloysius Farrell -- National Journal
Scalia: Guns may be regulated
Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons. -- "It will have to be decided in future cases," Scalia said on Fox News Sunday. But there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned frightening weapons... [Related] [
|Susanne Posel -- The Intel Hub
DHS preps for civil unrest as Obama poised to destroy 2nd amendment
Surveillance drones have a new mission. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) they will be used for “public safety”. -- Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the DHS, told a House Committee meeting on Homeland Security that the more than 30,000 drones that will be deployed into American skies are just arbitrarily watching out for US citizens...
|Alex Newman -- The New American
CIA "manages" drug trade, Mexican official says
The Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked to narcotics trafficking for decades, of ongoing efforts to "manage the drug trade." The infamous American spy agency refused to comment...
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner
O'Reilly becomes gun control advocate
Gun rights activists have noted that for the past three nights in a row Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has advocated gun control, calling for a national database of gun owners who buy what he calls "heavy weapons," including the registration of ammunition sales. Such a database is specifically prohibited by law. -- The three night assault on the Second Amendment rights of citizens led one activist to refer to O'Reilly as a "faux conservative" and another to call for a boycott of The O'Reilly Factor...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Rep. King: Self avowed terrorist invited to White House
Obama administration minions may have violated U.S. law last month by welcoming an Egyptian with ties to terrorism to the White House in order to lobby for the release of an imprisoned terrorist known as the Blind Sheik, claimed Rep. Pete King, current chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, in a statement on Thursday. -- Hani Nour Eldin -- an avowed member of Gama’a al-Islamiyya...
|American Border Patrol
Photos of the day
Top photo is of a Swallow keeping an eye on Glenn Spencer at ABP's guest house patio. -- Next photo is of birds looking at Glenn as they feed next in the back yard of the guest house. -- The next photo is of a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter flying over ABP's border banners - a bird can be seen in the same photo...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- Foreign Policy Journal
Syria: Washington's latest war crime
One wonders what Syrians are thinking as "rebels" vowing to "free Syria" take the country down the same road to destruction as "rebels" in Libya. Libya, under Gaddafi a well-run country whose oil revenues were shared with the Libyan people instead of monopolized by a princely class as in Saudi Arabia, now has no government and is in disarray with contending factions vying for power...
|Andrew C. McCarthy -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.
Huma Abedin's Brotherhood ties are not just a family affair
Senator John McCain's claim that concerns about Huma Abedin are a smear based on “a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations' proves more embarrassing by the day. In fact, to the extent it addressed Ms. Abedin, the letter sent to the State Department's inspector general by five House conservatives actually understated the case...