Public Servant

Lois Lerner — faithful, impartial public servant:

Job Creation Myth

Remember when ObamaCare was going to CREATE jobs? When unemployment was good for economic growth (“Unemployment Benefits ‘One of the Most Important Stimuli for the Economy”) well now we have the latest in the Democrat Ideological Job Creation Myths.

Illegal Aliens!! (aka Future Welfare Voting Democrats).

When asked whether legalizing illegal immigrants would help unemployed Americans, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D.-Md.) responded by pointing to testimony from the director of the Congressional Budget Office that Van Hollen said indicated enactment of the Senate immigration bill (which gave illegal aliens a “path to citizenship’) would “reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth.”

Van Hollen responded: “I think what we need to do is pass comprehensive immigration reform, and I just came from a hearing with the non-partisan director of the Congressional Budget Office, who testified that if you passed the Senate bipartisan bill, you will reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth in the United States,” Van Hollen replied.

This would be the latest in the “CBO says…” line of  Democrat ‘arguments’ for their ideological needs.

Mind you ever since the CBO gave the Dems the green light on ObamaCare (with fake the false numbers provided by the Dems) the CBO has been whithering bad to the Democrats.

But THE AGENDA IS THE AGENDA.

So the CBO is good when they agree with The Agenda, and are ignored when they don’t.

Just like most Democrat Agenda items. The ‘evidence’ is always in their favor and any evidence to the contrary is a lie, “racist” or some other form of contempt is heaped upon it.

It’s all too predictable really.

After all, Foster parents have the ability to collect more than $7,400 per month, considering that they can house six immigrants at any given time.

So Illegal Aliens are a stimulus. Just like Unemployment. So what we need is even more of them!

Don’t worry, be happy. We are from the Government and we are here to help you! 🙂

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

 

Give Us Everything

Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That’s what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the ’14 midterms.

In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America.

“You’ll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. “We didn’t make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point do you worry more about the future or do you continue to put off the inevitable by not taking action?”

For Democrats such as Grijalva and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., amnesty and the political benefits stemming from it are inevitable. They are quite willing to use children to exploit the inherent compassion of the American people if it means ensuring the political future of the Democratic Party through the gratitude of millions of illegal aliens allowed to come here and stay.

Gutierrez recently told a La Raza conference that it was only a “down payment” that President Obama gave the Latino community with his Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program that halted the deportation of 600,000 of “our people”:

“Now it is time for the president in the United States … (to) free the mom and dads of the DREAMers and to go further — be broad and expansive and generous.”

And just how many would he eventually like to sign up? “I think we can get 3 or 4, maybe even 5 million people,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” If you can’t persuade voters, you can always import them.

As Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has noted, “the president is considering a grant of ‘work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.’ He says DACA has been widely misinterpreted as applying only to children. But in fact, DACA applies to individuals up to 30 years of age and provides actual amnesty papers, photo ID and work permits to illegal immigrants who can then take any job in America.”

Now we have the president proposing to Central American leaders that we send the equivalent of college recruiters down to their countries with applications and “permisos” and to transport, presumably at taxpayer expense, those who would otherwise sneak past the Border Patrol — sort of a Berlin airlift for illegal aliens.

All of which is designed to fundamentally transform the demographics and politics of the United States and to punish Americans who believe, as President Reagan did, that a country without borders is not a country. (IBD)

But it is an exclusive Democrat oligarchy. Now that can’t be all bad, could it? 🙂

After all, THE AGENDA IS THE AGENDA!!

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.

Yet there’s little sign that the urgent humanitarian situation in South Texas, where unaccompanied minors have been showing up by the tens of thousands from Central America, has impeded Obama from making plans to address some portion of the 11.5 million immigrants now in this country illegally. Obama announced late last month that congressional efforts to remake the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system were dead and he would proceed on his own authority to fix the system where he could.

Since then he’s asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied youths, a request that’s gone unmet even as the House and the Senate scramble to see if they can vote on some solution to the crisis this week before adjourning for their annual August recess.

Meanwhile, White House officials led by Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston, along with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, have been working to chart a plan on executive actions Obama could take, hosting frequent meetings with interest groups and listening to recommendations from immigration advocates, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, Hispanic lawmakers and others.

Advocates and lawmakers who were in separate meetings Friday said that administration officials are weighing a range of options including reforms to the deportation system and ways to grant relief from deportation to targeted populations in the country, likely by expanding Obama’s two-year-old directive that granted work permits to certain immigrants brought here illegally as youths. That program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been extended to more than 500,000 immigrants so far.

Advocates would like to see deferred action made available to anyone who would have been eligible for eventual citizenship under a comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last year, which would be around 9 million people. But Obama told them in a meeting a month ago to “right-size” expectations, even as he pledged to be aggressive in steps he does take.

That’s led advocates to focus on other populations Obama might address, including parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizen children (around 3.8 million people as of 2009, according to an analysis by Pew Research’s Hispanic Trends Project) and parents or legal guardians of DACA recipients (perhaps 500,000 to 1 million people, according to the Fair Immigration Reform Movement).

“Our parents deserve to live without the fear of deportation,” Maria Praeli, a 21-year-old from New Haven who came to the United States from Peru 16 years ago, said at a protest outside the White House on Monday. “It is time for the president to go big and to go bold.”

Another focus could be the potentially hundreds of thousands of people who might be eligible for green cards today if current law didn’t require them to leave the country for 10 years before applying for one.

At the same time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it is actively working to determine whether there are steps Obama could take by executive action that could help the business community.

For Obama, the political repercussions of broad executive action on immigration could be unpredictable, and extreme.

Republicans are warning he could provoke a constitutional crisis.

“It would be an affront to the people of this country which they will never forgive, it would be a permanent stain on your presidency,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said on the Senate floor Monday, while urging language to block such executive action be made part of any legislation to address the border crisis.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced plans to use an oversight hearing on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency Tuesday to raise questions about Obama’s plans, which he warned could “worsen the border crisis and encourage many more to come.”

On the other side, some Democrats have debated the best timing for Obama to take executive action, raising questions as to whether acting before the midterms could hurt vulnerable Senate Democrats in close races while boosting turnout among the GOP base.

But liberal advocates noted that Obama’s move on deferred action two years ago gave him a boost heading into his re-election and could help this year with Latino voters discouraged over the failure of immigration reform legislation and record-high deportations on Obama’s watch. Republicans would be in a position of deciding whether to come out in favor of deporting sympathetic groups, such as parents, and many liberals say impeachment talk would only shore up Democratic base voters.

“Most Democrats will be thrilled” if Obama acts boldly on immigration, said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a leading advocacy group. “And Republicans will keep lurching to the right and cementing their reputation as the anti-immigrant party.”

Vote for a Democrat or be a RACIST!  🙂

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

 

Welfare Babies

Leadership: Rep. Paul Ryan has stepped forward with a bold plan to reform the welfare system so it’s more fair and effective — which is why the Democratic Party will oppose it.

After all, the Democrats hate “fairness”. 🙂

Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, has become one of the most passionate critics of our dysfunctional, politically driven welfare system — which means he’s a real danger to the liberal politicians who profit from its existence.

Like Obama and his Illegal Alien Welfare Democrat invasion that he wants to grant Amnesty to so they can vote for him and his buddies.

His new plan, “Expanding Opportunity in America,” isn’t radical, though it’s already being called that by the left-leaning media and Democrats in Congress.

It’s radical to them. After all, they think Obama is a “centrist” politician.

Indeed, his plan is completely commonsensical and premised on one big idea: Take welfare out of the hands of the uncaring, incompetent federal bureaucracy in Washington, and give it back to the states — where things like welfare and education properly belong.

OMG! You mean the States get to choose what THEY want to do!!! OH NO! That can’t happen, The Federal Government is Supreme in ALL things according to the Left.

Ryan would do this by giving the money now spent on welfare back to the states in the form of Opportunity Grants. But it’s not just money. It’s also the flexibility to shape spending and programs to meet local needs.

OMG! No Centralized Bureaucratic Control from Washington! How will the universe survove such a “radical” concept!!

“My thinking is, get rid of these bureaucratic formulas,” Ryan said. “Put the emphasis on results.”

Results! OMG! How radical is that. The only result the Democrats want is more or them dependent on them so they’ll vote for more of it.

Makes sense. By replacing 11 different government welfare programs that don’t work with state-based programs that do, the Ryan plan would encourage those on the dole to be more productive.

Productive! How dare he cut into their video gaming and watching Judge Judy and The View with something as draconian as work! He’s obviously a callous, mean, heartless right-wing extremist!!

Key to Ryan’s innovative plan is that states and welfare recipients will together shape an individual plan so that welfare doesn’t become a way of life.

Now that’s just wrong. They like being lazy, “entitled”, layabout spending other people’s money.

A recipient might agree, for instance, to apply for a job. Or stay off drugs. Or go to school. The point is, the old “money for nothin'” welfare model would die.

HOW EVIL IS THAT. Heartless, mean, gruel right-wingers who just hate women and children and want grandma to starve!!

Washington Post: “But economists and researchers now question whether the availability of generous benefits for people in low-wage jobs also became an incentive for employers to pay less, especially for workers who have few skills and little education. Since the law was enacted, low-wage jobs with no health care or other benefits that barely provide enough for workers to sustain themselves have proliferated.”

The increase in low-wage jobs and the accompanying explosion of benefits were key factors driving federal deficits of more than $1 trillion annually during and after the recession.

Welfare-to-work law encourages low wages, raises dependency on federal benefits.

It wasn’t just spending more than you took in, it was Corporate America’s Fault and reforming the welfare system to make them more productive makes them worse off.

So that’s why it’s must be $15.hr or nothing! 🙂

That’s the Orwellian Perversity of the Left for you.

“What do we know about the poor?” Ryan asked earlier this year. “They’re less likely to have graduated from high school. They’re less likely to work full time. And they’re less likely to have gotten married before they had kids.”

Yet our current welfare system encourages all these negative behaviors by punishing work.

But the alternative is that right wingers want children to starve and parents to struggle! 🙂

Even though we’ve spent over $20 trillion on welfare since the War on Poverty began in 1964, today, in the richest nation on Earth, 47 million people remain poor — about 15% of the population.

Yeah, because we haven’t spent enough! 🙂

Just as bad, nearly half of all Americans get a check from the government. This seems benign, but it’s a recipe for growing dependence on government — contrary to our nation’s founding principles, which encouraged self-reliance, hard work and individual responsibility.

But it works well for Democrats, so it must be good.

Our current welfare system is inexcusable. We’re wasting people’s lives — and making all of us poorer.

But makeing the DSemocrats richer and more powerful. What could be wrong with that? 🙂

It’s time to end the cycle of dependency that our system breeds. And Ryan’s plan would do just that.

Which is why the Democrats will fight you tooth-and-nail with every Nuclear Illogic Bomb in their arsenal. It’s their turf you’re cutting into.

So why are the media already calling Ryan’s plan radical, while his so-called progressive congressional colleagues say they won’t even consider it?

This is craziness. Our welfare system is, at best, dysfunctional, and, at worst, cruel, trapping millions of Americans in dead-end lives and making them virtual wards of the federal government.

Time for the welfare state as we know it to end. Ryan’s plan is a great place to start.

But the Democrats want more candy, not less, because it works for THEM. Screw what it does to you or your kids or grandkids. If it’s good for them, it MUST be good for everyone. They will be happy to tell you so, over ,and over, and over again until you believe them.

Then anything else is just “radical”. 🙂

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Go ahead, make my day…

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

“For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas.

“He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

Egging on the mindless to do their Kings bidding? Yeah, I do think he’s that calculating. And yes, I think the Republicans are that stupid.

Imagine how much “right wing extremist” bashing the Liberal media could get out of that circus?

And that’s what they want. The results of King Fiat’s immigration policy, plus ObamaCare failures would fade to black as the Liberal Media when on an all out Nuclear Annihilation Attack against these “extremists”.

They would be Liberal slob heaven.

Vote you us, we aren’t that “extreme”. They are worse, but by Orwellian Doublethink comparison and 24/7 Alinsky bashing they just might win.

And that is all that matters.

The country and it’s people sure as hell don’t.

But I doubt “jar jar” Boehner and company smart enough not to take the bait. And there is a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that says that they want to deliberately lose but look “patriotic” and “strong” while doing it.

That voice won’t go away.

Stockman observed that rather than begin impeachment proceedings now, what the House of Representatives should do is to take away money from the Obama administration.

“The only way we’re going to stop Obama from opening the border is to take away the money he needs to operate,” Stockman concluded. “What we should do is shut down the White House.” (WND)

The House controls the money. Use that power, if your smart enough and brave enough because the Liberal will come at you with Annihilation in their eyes.

The beautiful thing about the Left is that they’ve trained the general public, via the public school system for the last four decades, to believe their blather; and thus anyone who disagrees with “them” is deemed by their ubiquitous foot soldiers to be the scourge of the earth.

Which brings me to their latest bunkum they’ve been bantering about, namely, if you aren’t cool with this tsunami of illegals then you must hate babies and Latinos. Yep, you are an infantophobe and a xenophobe and you must repent, you evil spawn of Satan.

Y’know, if it were just a bunch of nursing infants and their milking mamasitas that are pouring through the mesquite and prickly pear down on the Rio Grande, I might feel a little weird about wanting to send them back to their dreaded casa in their suck-ass country. But what I keep seeing, via the images that have slipped through the cracks of the heavily guarded media, is not a bunch of babies. That is, unless of course, the definition of “baby” has changed to include scruffy gangbangers who’re sporting more tats than a Maori warrior.

Another thing that’s difficult to swallow in their heavily invested and publicly foisted fairy tale is, according to law enforcement and white crackers like the “suspicious” Governor Rick Perry, if that is indeed his real name, is that these “poor babies and their mommies” have committed 8000 rapes and 3000 murders in the last five years in Texas alone. So, if we are to believe the Left regarding who’s coming over the border, then that sure is strange behavior for infants and their nursing moms. (Doug Giles)

So “impeachment” is precisely what they want you do. Go ahead, make their day!

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

 

 

Fair & Balanced

Radical Notion: “The most dreaded disease in America today is political correctness. We need to inform our students of our whole history, and teach them how to think, not what to think,” Hays said. “Let them talk with their teachers, their peers and their parents, then draw their own conclusions. But they need both sides, and this movie shows a side they just aren’t seeing.”-Republican Alan Hays who proposes to show “America: Imagine a World Without Her” in schools.

But will they have any room after the Michael Moore & Al Gore Film Fest? 🙂

Actually, he has no objection to showing these films, just show this one as a “balance”. Something a Liberal would never conceive of.

Oops, sorry, there have a been a rash of film projector breakdowns and “blue flu” can’t show it. Sorry… 🙂

“I’ve looked at history books and talked to history teachers and the message the students are getting is very different from what is in the movie,” Hays said. “It’s dishonest and insulting. The students need to see the truth without political favoritism.”

But that’s not how Liberal America works. How dare you try to confuse the children when we are indoctrinating them, how rude, you NAZI! 🙂

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Richocet.com: While at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit last week, I attended a few panels on public education. I’ve kept up to date on the school choice movement for the past few years, but hadn’t witnessed an anti-choice meeting for quite some time.

Compared to the education reformers’ message of optimism, enterprise and fresh thinking, the Netroots discussions seemed like an alternate universe — and a grim one at that.

The session “Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education” had a hopeful title, but ultimately revealed a movement in steep decline. Perhaps the anti-reform agenda shouldn’t be called a “movement” at all since it offers only inertia. Each panelist betrayed a siege mentality, admitting they are being hit with the school choice message from all sides, even from traditional allies.

There was much lashing out, but precious few solutions. The primary complaint, as in most Netroots sessions, was racism. The moderator, Zerlina Maxwell, maintained that focus every time there was a pause in the action.

“I’m glad you brought up racism,” she said as the first speaker wrapped up his talk on race, “that was where I wanted to go next.” After the second speaker talked more on the issue, Maxwell notified the third, “but I want to talk about racism.” She then prefaced her question to panelist number four with, “Still talking about racism…”

“I’m really excited that we’re really tackling this topic,” offered Mary Cathryn Ricker, president of a teachers’ union in St. Paul, Minn. She was quite apologetic about her whiteness but claimed one of education’s main problems is semantics.

Ricker asked the audience to expose the “bootstraps/individualism narrative.” She claimed this was important because “underneath that premise is that everybody has equal access to the same boots and the same straps. Or even has boots!”

She also was frustrated at the use of the term “racial isolation” in describing inner-city schools. “We’re using dominant-narrative language to create an otherness,” she said, prompting nods from her fellow panelists.

Joe Bishop, Director of Policy with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, continued the farrago of soft-science buzzwords. “We have to link Economic Justice to Education Justice,” he declared, defining neither term nor presenting a roadmap to achieve the goal.

Bishop also insisted that government vastly increase the definition of education to include “access to child care, family medical leave, and broad-based support from the time a person enters the world.”

Panelist Helen Gym offered a sprawling indictment of American society based on what she considers inadequate school budgets. Apparently taking her cue from If You Give a Pig a Pancake, the retired Philadelphia educator said, “it starts out with funding” which leads to “depleted resources” then “depletion of teachers” and losing “our teachers of color.” This results in excessive student discipline, too much testing, school closings and “massive segregation.” Somehow, this trail of societal ills ultimately ends with “prisons, casinos… and fracking.” (No flowchart was provided.)

Chicago community organizer Jitu Brown said the supposed lack of funds was the “intentional sabotage of schools” intended to fill the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

“They are building prisons while they are shutting down the schools of the children they anticipate will fill those prisons,” Brown said. “That’s not greed, that’s evil.” Why anyone in government or business would want more people in prison was never explained, but Brown further developed the conspiracy theory.

“America has always hated its darker citizens,” he said. “We are treated as sheep and the country we helped build are the wolves. They feed on us, they feed on our spirit, they rob our creativity, and they benefit off our genius.” The audience and fellow speakers applauded Brown’s disturbing analysis.

“We have to kill the privatization movement,” he concluded. “We have to kill it!”

If these are the issues on which our public education thought leaders are focused, it’s no wonder public school kids fail at reading, writing and arithmetic. Most jarring was the dearth of solutions offered.

Much time was spent railing against incompetent government officials, especially Arne Duncan and Rahm Emanuel. But the only fix offered was to give these officials vast increases in money and authority to double-down on the existing government school system.

Advocates of the status quo in public education are losing badly and they know it. If the panels at Netroots Nation are representative, they can expect many more losses to school choice fans. This is bad news for some unions, but great news for students, parents and teachers.

So it’s time to knuckle down and protect our mindless turf (the left might say) from those evil right-wingers! Time for a dictatorship, at least then we won’t lose out to rational thought. 🙂

Theatre Screening of note:

http://www.fathomevents.com/event/we-will-not-conform-second-showing

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

 

The King’s Speech

Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”

The administration is examining how far it can go, legally and politically, to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Despite the flow of young Central American children across the southwestern border, Obama remains committed to taking significant action, according to senior advisers and advocates who have attended recent meetings with White House officials.

In other words, Obama has signaled that he intends to do the exact opposite of what he’s long said he’s unable to do.

“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing,” Obama said last month in his Rose Garden announcement. “And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for our future.” (politico)

The Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.

Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States. Administration officials said they believed the plan could be enacted through executive action, without congressional approval, as long as it did not increase the total number of refugees coming into the country.

This plan contradicts initial claims by the administration children in the United States illegally will be sent back. Not only is the White House not stopping the flow of illegal alien children, they’re planning to increase the number of unaccompanied children in the U.S. with President Obama’s pen. (Townhall)

Alinsky would be proud.

Keep the mounting the pressure higher and higher until your opponent breaks and gives in to whatever you want to do.

Who the f*ck cares if it’s good for the country, it’s good for The Agenda! That’s most important.

He’ll show you who’s THE KING and has the absolute power around here.

ALL HAIL KING OBAMA!  (or else!) 🙂

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

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