I do wonder how many mayors and governors congress has asked for input on the issue, especially those affected most. Congress is in a location that has a booming economy that doesn't compare to the rest of the country. Many of them like to say what sets us apart from the rest of the world is we are a country of laws. None of them admit with selective enforcement.
alprova said...What do you base that prediction on? Hispanics are not predisposed to being lazy or mooching. Their culture is all about hard WORK!!
Obviously you have not spent any time in Mexico trying to hire and manage a work force there. There are a number of Hispanic immigrants that work hard and provide for their families. However, what you see in Mexico is not typical compared to what you see here. Also, you would need to spend some time in border states and California to understand the negative impact and difficulty dealing with the number of illegals they have. Failing to manage the rate of entry to where with reasonable criteria for entry allows too many undesirables and the criminal element to enter. I don't know but do you know the impact on Dalton, Georgia? I have heard they have a large Hispanic population.
Fairmon wrote: "Why were those people still there when other countries had already withdrawn theirs?"
Ambassador Chris Stevens made that decision himself. He ignored warnings by locals to stay away. He placed himself and his staff in harms way.
He didn't have authority to do that without approval. Was it the approver that denied the request for added security?
Sequester dollars are such as small amount it is probably less than wasteful spending. It is hard to believe the CEO has not met with his VP's and department heads with instructions to find cost reductions to off set inflation plus 5%. Very easy to do in most operations if the lead person knows anything about how to manage a business. We get what we deserve for electing lawyers and a majority with limited business experience. The Apple CEO brought out congress's ignorance of business and the tax system, including McCain who really blew it.
Check out the Oklahoma assistance bill. The total is near 2X the needs. The bill has enough totally unrelated riders (pork) to double the cost. What a screwed up system we have in D.C.
I am beginning to wonder if Obama was even a good community organizer, his most often referenced claim to fame. It doesn't seem to concern his blindly loyal supporters that he doesn't seem to know about major events for a long time, even days before he has the information that is in the news.
The IRS...Lerner said I have done nothing wrong but I have an attorney and refuse to testify on the grounds it may incriminate me. What a contradiction. She is easy not to like. I think a lot of people have known for years the IRS is often arrogant and abusive to a lot of groups and individuals.
Phone taps on the AP and a FOX news reporter to see who if he has committed a crime by publishing information provided by "a leak" in government. Who committed a crime? Any government employee phone records subpoenaed?
Benghazi...Who with the authority reduced security and who failed to provide added security when requested? Why were those people still there when other countries had already withdrawn theirs? The talking points are a distraction to finding the root cause of this travesty.
Tomorrow, during the investigation there is supposed to be the Lady who has promised to take the 5th
Does this mean there is at least one amendment someone involved in D.C. politics takes seriously enough to adhere to it?
The IRS could be drastically reduced with common sense tax code changes. What qualifies any political group to be tax exempt? Why are churches totally tax exempt? Congress provides revenue exception upon exception then wants to spend more. The same favor showing is happening with the AHCA with exemptions then more exemptions.
Over 1 trillion for U.S. investment or paying dividend dollars to Americans are held by companies in foreign accounts because congress and the president insist on them paying 35% taxes although they paid taxes in the country where the money was earned. Some have sold bonds at less than 3% interest in order to have U.S. dollars to spend on their business instead of repatriating the dollars and paying 35% taxes. How smart is that of congress? Altria is one example with a 35.4% effective tax rate last year. Others, favored by congress pay much less with some being zero although profitable, why? Why not abolish all the loop holes and set an internationally competitive rate. Congress knows the American consumer is too gullible to realize that business taxes are included in the cost of the goods or services purchased, it is a hidden tax, the fools tax as some privately call it. The high rates also gives congress more room or ability to manipulate and show favor to some businesses.
Congress gives the departments significant authority and latitude including spending. They then act surprised that people will be people with some being mavericks that over reach their authority and many that over spend, over hire and over pay. They seem to be surprised that some are flat incompetent for their position just as congress has a high percent that are not competent for their elected position with no qualifications other than citizenship and age.
I seriously doubt any criminal charges will come out of any of the four issues in the headlines since incompetence and responding to encouragement to behave in a certain manner is not a crime. The American voters short attention span and lack of memory will assure there is no affect on the 2016 elections, sorry about that republicans, you are wasting your time. But, keep it up since the economy seems to be improving more without government interference than when you are attempting to manipulate the free markets.
Is that so implausible to you? Do you believe that the President, any President, knows what every person in every Governmental department is up to every single day?
I didn't even hint that he should know everything. However, as many people around him knew about the IRS behavior and a plan to reveal it in an orchestrated press conference it is not unrealistic to expect him to know about it before the IG report.
Defending Obama is like an offensive lineman blocking for a QB on a pass play that never throws the ball.
We can agree you think he is great and I think he is a weak manager. His limited experience at anything not political is obvious. His ratings are no surprise since most people react to the photo ops and sound bites talking points his handlers orchestrate very well.
"You didn't ask for a strong example. You don't think having your own people in control of the NLRB can yield results some find totally inappropriate? To them it is not a weak example."
Every Presidential administration appoints people to key positions that they consider allies. Now, you're free to correct me if I am wrong, but those NRLB appointments have been in place for more than 15 months.
Has anything unusual or partisan resulted from those appointments? Has any business been harmed as a result of those appointments?
The answer is yes. But if the court ruling stands they will all be repealed retroactively.
His appointment attempt, as you likely know, was very different than those by former presidents.
He does not routinely meet with his staff, at least weekly, and his staff does not routinely meet with their direct reports. A short meeting to communicate what is going on? What is being reported? What is being talked about and what are they currently working on? An update on active items. He depends on a summary of what is in the news and in various print media. I nearly fell over when he said his first knowledge of the IRS issue was when he was told of the IG report. He has said I don't know, I didn't know or keep in mind I inherited this or that, I can't get congress to do anything about this or that more than any president in history. I know we don't agree but he is weak and getting a solid answer is like trying to corner melted butter in a hot skillet.
Fairmon wrote: "Assume anything you want to but not having the option is a right lost."
I'm confused by your inconsistency. You're one who believes it is wrong to seize taxes to be handed over by the Gov't to others for social programs, if they don't deserve such funds, yet you consider it a "right" for people to choose to be uninsured for health care expenses and to have funds paid on their behalf to keep medical providers solvent, again from the pockets of those who pay taxes?
I suppose in this nation, we all have a right to be a bum or to be financially irresponsible, but ObamaCare stands to hold people who can afford to be self-reliant, responsible for their health care costs, rather than to be a drain on the taxpayers all the time.
Pay the premium or pay the tax. What's wrong with that?
Refer to your question which was if any right was not available because of Obama. You didn't ask if it was a good loss or a bad one. The results of the AHCA are yet to be seen and I am of the opinion even the most supportive will have second thoughts. The final regulations are still being developed and enforcement personnel have yet to be hired. In addition to the known taxes are a number within the bill such as a tax on joint replacement hardware. I understand your inability to be objective with the benefit you realize due to the AHCA being passed. The intent is good but this piece of crap legislation is not a good way to help those needing it most.