Upwards of 20% of the Mexican GDP is money sent back to families from the US. It is nearly as high if the countries that are sending all their children here. If they were to stop sending them, they would have to support them in their own country and not get the money from the US. This is not about gangs and violence, it is about money.
The $3.7B that Obama wants, according the CBO won't have but $25 spent this year. $600M is to go for fighting forest fires in 2015. Only $100M is destined to be spent on border security, which in spire of Nancy, Harry and Barry is NOT secure.
Shut it down. Close the borders. Stop the Western Union money grams and watch how fast the invasion stops.
No I don't believe that all men are born equal. Should they all be afforded the opportunity to succeed with the talents, wisdom, and energy they possess? Absolutely.
We are not born equal. Some are physically gifted, some are large, some not. Some are blessed with more intelligence than others; some have talents that others do not share. Some have the desire to succeed and make the most of what they have; some simply don't care and would be perfectly happy allowing someone else to provide for them. Some are more content with less than others are, some or not.
Those incapable of providing for themselves are typically fairly easy to identify and often there are groups that are working to help other identify them so they can be helped. It is nearly as simple to identify those that simply choose NOT to help themselves.
There are many that have the intelligence, or IQ to learn and to advance their life, but simply choose that it requires too much work and individual effort. Those that choose NOT to try to make the most of what they have, are a burden on society. Those that can't are a responsibility of society. Unfortunately many of those that simply choose NOT to work for themselves make a habit of passing those traits and thinking to their offspring.
I am sorry Lady Echo, you're one trick is wearing very, very thin. You can't sI am sorry Lady Echo, you're one trick is wearing very, very thin. You can't substantiate a reasonable argument for what I write so you deflect the subject to multiple screen names. Good job, but old and weak.
One, including you, should expect more from someone that claims the intelligence and wisdom that you and Tricky Ricky profess to hold.
ubstantiate a reasonable argurement for what I write so you deflect the subject to multipe screen names. Good job, but old and weak.
One, including you, should expect more from someone that claims the intelligence and wisdom that you and Tricky Ricky profess to hold.
Where in my recent post did I mention liberal, death squads, commie-pinkos, bail-outs, Kenyan, government takeover? I didn't need to mention wealth redistribution, the President and his minions do that often enough that even the weak-minded among you have heard that phrase all too often.
Again, please provide some examples where Socialism has had great success!
I have not been 'coddled' by my government any more than you have. I paid for my education, I served my country, I have always paid my own bills, fed and educated my family through hard work and saving.
I am accountable for what I do and say and always have been. However, I say what I think, not some liberal that tries to brainwash me.
I didn't create any government deficits, the entire government did that and most of that debt has been created while Democrats were/are in charge.
I am all for helping working people and their families, assuming you're talking about those trying to help themselves in the first place. Welfare has its place in our society, not 'lifefare'. Welfare should not be a life style.
“Find me a quote where anyone named Nancy, Harry or Obama, anyone at all with those names, claimed "the border is secure" without qualification."
When you haven't been there, haven't a clue about the number of people illegally crossing our borders on a daily basis, exactly what are their qualifications?
This country has the highest number of illegal’s in its history, even Obama admits the number is growing exponentially so how can he claim the border is secure? If it were secure why would we need to 'reform' our immigration system? Why won't he simply enforce the laws that are on the books today?
What part of ILLEGAL do these people not understand?
"They can't fathom that our political or economic systems should be shaped toward improving the lives of anyone"
I am all for anyone having an opportunity, but through hard work, innovation, imagination, and education, not through handouts from the rest of the taxpayers that have applied those tenets to their lives and didn't count on welfare from the government for their lives.
I have no issues with helping those trying to help themselves or those that are physically or mentally unable to help themselves. It's those that can but won't that need to find their proper place in this society and change it if they are unhappy with that place.
Socialism has failed in all the places it has been attempted. That should be lesson enough for most.
We don't need immigration reform, we need immigration enforcement. We have laws against all the things that are happening at our borders today. We, sorry, the President and the AG choose not to enforce them. What does he wish to reform? If the reforms aren't exactly what he and Dirty Harry want, they either won't come up for vote or if they do and are passed, they simply will choose not to enforce them. They are not the judges, they are not the Constitution, and they are not Congress. They must follow the law like everyone else.
Reform is simply another word for amnesty and new laws that the Democrats want. If we choose to enforce our laws and they don't work, then we should discuss reform. When they are simply not enforced, there is no discussion necessary other than to answer why they aren't.
It is not that they can't, it's that they won't. Lord Barry keeps insisting that if the government won't do it, he will do it himself. Why isn't he just deporting all those here illegally? Does he understand the meaning of the word illegal?
Mexico doesn't enforce its immigration laws or borders unless you're an ex-US Marine. There is so much more corruption in the Mexican government at ALL levels it makes the US look like rookies.
Mexico doesn't enforce it southern border because many Mexican's are making money hauling folks to the US border. Shut down our southern border completely until they stop allowing them to cross their country and when they are missing the trade, they will comply. Money talks and BS walks, walks right down the halls of the White House.
Well, my goodness, can you believe it…………….
The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.
The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.
The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.
The odds of a hard drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different hard drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three hard drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.
Now here is where you have to pay a little attention:
The odds of seven different hard drives failing in the same month (like what happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.
(that's over 78 Billion)
In other words, the odds are 342 times greater that you will win the Florida Lottery than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.
Obama will not stop this invasion because he needs it to force Congress to adopt his immigration laws and make all the illegal entries into our country legal. His legacy will be to have gained the Democratic Party the largest increase in voters ever.
This is about money. If we demand that Mexico guard their southern borders and stop this invasion and return those arriving into Mexico illegally and tie it to a stoppage of any immigration, any work visa's and trade with the country, it will stop. Close the border crossings completely, stop all trade traffic in and out of Mexico and you will get their attention.
Again, this 'migrant' invasion, and that is what is it, is not about poverty in those countries, it is not about crime in those countries...it is about the money those countries will get back and the money those transporting these 'migrants' from Central American, uncontested across Mexico are making in the process. This is being parlayed by the Democrats into another mid-term election tool to paint Republicans as mean evil people because they don't want to share their country.
We should provide opportunity to those willing to follow the rules, migrate legally and are willing to make their lives an asset and contribution to the same society that will allow them the opportunities they desire. Those that have no intent to obey our laws, either in getting here or after the arrive, and have to desire nor the abilities to contribute much to our country, should get nothing.
Democrats don't debate, they simply say the right is bad, wrong and are all driven by Fox News. It is a very simple attack and it has been working. The don't wish to compromise on anything when it quicker and easier to just the say the opposition is wrong, mean and want all of us to freeze, die early or have no children and our women to be slaves. The MSM supports these views in their editorials and major stories. IF a crises develops that could make this administration look bad, simply create another one that is a few days will be ignored.
Then what pray tell do we burn to keep the earth from freezing? Wind power isn't generating enough power, neither is solar, and both are exceptionally expensive and lack availability in many areas of the world. Has a new, economically viable source of energy been discovered of which we are unaware?
Wind and solar are not practical sources for the struggling countries in Africa, the Middle East or India. China can ill afford to provide renewable power to its billions either. South American isn't much better off. Poverty and lack of education and willingness inhibit many of these countries. This is where we are headed if Obama and those around him gain more influence. He will break this nation, make the middle class disappear and leave nothing but increasing poverty and a new monarchy in charge. He desperately wants to be part of that new royalty, along with many in Congress.
If there were currently dependable sources of renewable energy, economically available, there would be a rush to use them. There isn’t.
Oh now it is not the fault of just conservatives, but also Fox News! Wow, talk about a leap of faith.
Those with money or power to gain in this argument will continue to 'adjust' the data just like they do with the economic and unemployment numbers. They will claim that the data from 100 years ago is accurate if it supports their position. They will claim that the current data is much better and supports their claims and the older data didn't really reflect the conditions accurately, if that supports their position.
For anyone to be arrogant enough to claim that man can control the climate to any measurable point and that the US has the prime responsibility in making the changes they say are required, is on a power, ego and financial trip. The US has done more to reduce its share of pollutants put into our world than most others and we still get the blame for the worlds problems. We should do our part to help the environment, but we should not accept total responsibility or blame for it either.
There is plenty to question, many facts to consider and many to dispute. Environmentalists have gone both ways in the past two or three decades between warming and cooling...even they can't make it 'settled science'.
Someone is transporting all those children the 1,000+ miles across Mexico. Someone is paying for this to happen, someone is feeding them. The Mexican government is doing NOTHING to slow the trips of these people. The Mexican government is not controlling their borders with countries on their southern borders or their northern borders. By process of elimination, if they aren't doing anything to prevent this from happening, then they are by default helping them.
The answer isn't to jail the kids, the solution isn't to fence our border; the solution lies in penalties being applied to the governments of these countries, particularly the Mexican government. Send them all back, tell the Mexican government that allowed them to begin their trek from their southern borders to feed and house them. Don't let them stay. Let the United Nations and the special interest, anti-deportation group’s house and feed them. Stop incoming trade from Mexico until they take action.
This is not and should never be the liability of the American taxpayers. We should not give up our country and our way of life because someone else is dissatisfied with theirs. If they ask for help, do our best to help them short of giving up our country and economy which is exactly flourishing on its own.
This is not a humanitarian issue; this is a political, power and money issue. There are folks south of our borders that are making money from this event. There are those in our country that are either making money and/or gaining some political power from this event and want to see it continue.
"I couldn’t have said it better myself…except you’re using it as a reason to deny that global warming exists or that man has anything whatsoever to do with it."
Wrong. The money is the reason that many don't believe that it is 'settled science'. There are simply too many questions about the data, the manipulation of the data and the confusion created by 'experts' shifting from hot to cold, literally in their opinions of the climate. It also begs reality when 'man' thinks he can control the weather and climate or even knows what nature has in store for us...what arrogance.