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Chiefs8723 6 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 24, 2014 11:09 PM Member since: Dec 26, 2010
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  • chiefs8723 chiefs8723 Nov 24, 2014 11:09 PM Flag

    I never said he pardoned anyone. A lot on the right have have questioned his constitutional authority for amnestying 5 million illegal immigrants. I am just saying he could. And that is the legal authority he has.
    You sir are caught in a cynical, Fox News-right wing feedback loop. At this point Obama has nothing to gain from his executive action. First off he didn't grant anybody the right to vote who didn't already have it so I don't know whose vote he is buying. Secondly he can't run for president again so he personally has nothing to gain.

  • chiefs8723 chiefs8723 Nov 24, 2014 10:18 PM Flag

    Their are many problems with immigration in the US. securing the border, increasing H1B visas. Etc. Dealing with the illegal immigrants already in the US is just one of those problems. That is why a comprehensive bill like the one Marco Rubio was pushing is critical. The president did what could one of those issues. he didn't give any of them any welfare. Just reduced the fear of prosecution
    To those who question his constitutional authority to amnesty 5 million people. It goes beyond prosecutorial discretion. The constitution grants the president the power to pardon who ever he wants. It does not specify their are limits to the number of presidential pardons. if the president wants to grant 5 million pardons he can. The president has essentially said he will pardon 5 million people if prosecuted so don't bother.
    A comprehensive bill would be ideal. It passed the senate with bipartisan support. Congressional republicans wouldn't even vote on it. I swear getting congressional republicans to agree that the sky is blue is impossible at this point.

  • chiefs8723 chiefs8723 Nov 24, 2014 7:27 PM Flag

    the $12500 comes from ICE, itself. If you think that stat is inflated, The number is reported to government is figured in the national deficit. If you think those numbers are inflated you are also claiming the national deficit is inflated. Somehow I don't believe you think the national debt is inflated
    I should have said, that $62.5 billion in savings COULD be used to secure the border. If it was up to me I would rather just save the money altogether
    Nobody said balancing the budget is a bad idea. Just the way that Paul Ryan wants to accomplish that is bad idea. But Kuddos to him for trying. The rest of the republicans don't even have any ideas. Just hot air.
    If you don't think competition in all markets including the labor market improves the economy I have serious doubts about your beliefs in capitalism. If it were truly a free market then a company would be able to hire whoever they want regardless of nationality, but due to government interference the are forced to hire American citizens who may or may not be the most qualified for for the position.
    The keystone pipeline isn't going to make or break the economy. Everyone complains about the environmental risk, It would give Transcanada,a foreign corporation eminent domain over US citizen land rights. Just for the right the ship dirty oil to China.

  • chiefs8723 chiefs8723 Nov 24, 2014 4:32 PM Flag

    He announced his plan to deal with the illegal immigrants. That whole work visa for parents/non-criminals/those willing to back taxes. While republicans can't seem to grasp it reality it is impossible to deport 11 million people.

  • Republicans are all full of hot air and inaction. They haven't presented a feasible alternative plan to Obama's. Obama's plan may not be great but it is something. The average cost to deport an in illegal immigrant in 2012(sorry i couldn't find the 2013 stat) was $12500 per immigrant. Average estimates I have seen say Obama just gave work visa's to 5 million immigrants. That saves the US $62.5 billion just in deportation costs. Those saving go along way towards securing the border. But Republicans love to waste everyone's time by complaining incessantly without providing a viable alternative. I think at least 30 of them are considering running for president but none of them have ideas or principles. I will make a few exceptions, Rand Paul has principles, sometimes. And Paul Ryan has ideas, they are not good ones but at least he is trying so I respect him for that. The rest just pander and fear monger to ignorant right wing. Republicans will tell you that the immigrants will steal your job but they also believe in free markets. The labor market should be just as free, companies should be able to hire the most skilled and hardest working individual regardless of nationality. The lack of competition in the job market is holding the American economy back. If you are scared that a Hispanic is going to take your job you can always acquire new skills.

  • yes looking back the revenue sucks. With 450 million users having to start paying $1 a year= $450 million/year. That isn't including user growth or whatever cockamamie plans the MBA's at facebook can think of to generate more revenue off of it. Within 5 years it is conservative to estimate revenues of 5 billion a year from whatsapp alone.

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