Feb 27, 2009

Buchanan on Immigration

(From Samspolitics.com) Patrick Buchanan recently wrote a very informative article about how the massive flow of illegal immigration is harming America's lower class (The entire article can be found ay Humanevents.com). Buchanan makes the excellent point that millions of illegal immigrants hold jobs in the service, food and industrial sectors, that young, uneducated AMERICAN, minorities could hold. It is a myth that illegal immigrants only hold jobs that no Americans want. The liberal establishment, who fancy themselves champions of the have nots, are in fact doing a great disservice to the underclass, by not demanding that border laws be enforced.

Buchanan writes: Case in point -- rampant unemployment among minority youth. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, among African-Americans 18 to 29 with only a high-school degree, unemployment is now 20 percent. Among black adults who do not have a high-school diploma, it is 24 percent. Among teenagers under 18, black unemployment is 30 percent. Among native-born Hispanics with only a high-school diploma, the unemployment rate is 13.6 percent. Among high-school dropouts, 16 percent. Among Hispanic 16- and 17-year-olds, the jobless figure is 40 percent. As these figures were compiled in December, before the last two months of sweeping layoffs, they surely understate the situation. And with both black and Hispanic dropout rates now reaching 50 percent in major cities, the social dynamite is piling up. Last month, USA Today reported that the FBI estimates there are now 1 million gang members in the United States -- up 200,000 from 2005 -- and these gangs are responsible for 80 percent of all U.S. crimes. From other studies, young Hispanics are 19 times as likely as white youth to join gangs, while African-Americans are 15 times. These millions of teenagers, and unskilled and less-educated young adults with no jobs and little prospect of finding them, are recruiting pools for criminal gangs. Who is getting the jobs for which these native-born black and Hispanic young could quality? Illegal aliens hold literally millions of them.

Feb 25, 2009

Obama's Address to the Nation

Although I disagree with most of the substance of his rhetoric, President Obama clearly delivered another incredible speech last night. However, this speech was nothing more than a trojan horse for a funbag of liberal goodies. The President and I share the common goal of getting America out of this economic crisis, but we fundamentally disagree on the path to take. Last night the President presented the most ambitious and expensive spending plan in the history of America. He wants to guarantee health care and a college education for everyone, as well as cap CO2 emissions. Exactly how does he plan to pay for all of this in a dreadful economy. It was comical to hear him speak about his dedication to fiscal responsibility and restraint in one breath, while touting these expensive spending programs in the next. The thing that struck me the most last night was his statement about implementing cap and trade on CO2 emissions, which would inevitably lead to the rationing of energy, a decrease in supply, and ultimately an increase in the cost of energy. During this time of economic hardship we should not be saddling businesses with further regulations, which will increase the cost of business for everyone.

Feb 4, 2009

Cheney Criticizes President Obama

(From Samspolitics.com) In an interview with Politico.com former Vice President, Dick Cheney, criticized President Obama for not prosecuting the War on Terror as Bush did. Cheney is referring to Obama's plans to close Gitmo and prohibit the use of enhanced interrogation techniques. In addition, Cheney believes that President Obama is too concerned about America being loved around the world. Cheney makes an excellent point, as much of the world is a moral wasteland, and America should only be worried about sticking to our core values. America is the greatest country in the world because we are the only country that consistently fights evil around the world. If we start acting in a way because we want to be liked, then America will no longer be exceptional.

Cheney said:
“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry...The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.” (For more click on link above)

Feb 3, 2009

The Obama Nominee Fiasco

(From Samspolitics.com) Tom Daschle is the 2nd Obama cabinet nominee who did not pay his full share of taxes. As a result, Daschle has dropped out as potential Secretary of Health and Human Services, a significant position in the Obama administration, in charge of overhauling healthcare. The other was Timothy Geithner, who was just approved as Secretary of the Treasury, despite his tax problems. Obama's judgement should be called into question after these two botched nominations, because Geithner and Daschle were either too incompetent to figure out how much taxes they owed, or worse, they intentionally decieved the IRS.
This story is very ironic in two ways. First, assuming Daschle and Geithner did not intentionally withhold money, one must wonder how the Federal Government expects regular citizens to figure out how much money they owe in taxes, when the people who legislate those laws cannot figure it out themselves! The tax laws are extremely complex and outdated. In addition, it is almost comical that two members of the Democratic party did not pay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes owed to the government. After all, the Democrats are the party of higher taxes, especially for the top earners, a group which Geithner and Daschle are surely a part of, and thus when top Democratic Officials do not pay their taxes it comes off as a little hypocritical. If Geithner and Dachle do not want to pay nearly half of their income to the government, then they should lobby for lower taxes, like Republicans!