“Atlas Shrugged” | Hal Lindsey Report for 11/16/2012
A top union official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered ICE agents to blindly — and without any evidence — believe illegal immigrants if they claim they qualify for Obama’s administrative DREAM Act.
Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, explained … “As we still wait on detailed guidance from the administration, it’s impossible to understand the full scope of the administration’s changes, but what we’ve seen so far concerns us greatly,”
Crane, said. “As one example, prosecutorial discretion for DREAMers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are: If an alien says they went to high school, then let them go. If they say they have a GED, then let them go.”
“Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything,” he continued. “Even with the greatly relaxed policies, the alien is not required to prove that they meet any of the new criteria...” via The Daily Caller.
… They think the path of a full-blown crisis would start in Greece, quickly move to the rest of Europe and then hit the U.S. Stocks and oil would plunge, the euro would sink against the U.S. dollar, and big banks would suffer losses on complex trades…
- ACT I. What would Greece’s exit look like? In the worst case, it starts off messy.
- ACT II. Here’s where things get scary.
- ACT III. A full-blown crisis would cross the Atlantic through the dense web of contracts, loans and other financial transactions that tie European banks to those in the U.S., experts say...via News from The Associated Press
Well, the French have pretty much f’d themselves. (Go figure.) Now, let’s fasten our seatbelts and watch as the other Euro-dominos roll. GE.
Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy as voters handed control of the second-biggest European economy to the Socialists for the first time in 17 years. Rather than face the pain of cuts to entitlements and other government spending, the French people opted for the “ruby Slipper” solutions – RAISE taxes, RAISE government spending, INCREASE entitlements. You know, the same policies that have doomed France and Europe to perpetual malaise. Socialist Hollande’s simple solutions include:
*Impose a tax on financial transactions.
*Impose a 75 percent income tax on earnings above 1 million euros ($1.32 million) and raise the rate to 45 percent for the income bracket between 150,000 euros and 1 million euros per year.
*Repeal 29 billion euros of tax breaks over the next five years.
*Increase total tax level to 46.9 percent in 2017 from 45.1 percent in 2012 (payroll and profit).
*Increase tax on biggest companies to 35 percent.
*Scrap Sarkozy’s 1.2 percent VAT increase.
*Raise state spending by 20 billion euros over five years.
*Allow those who have worked more than the legal minimum of 41.5 years to retire from the age of 60.
*Limit pay of executives at state-owned companies to 20 times the lowest wage.
*Hire 60,000 teachers and school employees and 5,000 police officers over next five years.
*Hire 150,000 youths in state-subsidized jobs over the next five years.
*Cut French president’s and Cabinet ministers’ pay by 30 percent. Continue reading
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sent a letter to the Director of the U.S. Selective Service System headquarters in Arlington, Virginia requesting the agency to conduct an investigation into Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form from 1980…via KTAR.co
Two days ago Obama held a press conference in which he openly prevaricated and disinformed the world about the true nature of his meeting with Israel PM Netanyahu. Today we find what was truly discussed, courtesy of Israel’s Maariv newspaper, Spiegel and Reuters, which all tell us that it was a simple case of quid pro quo, namely that Barack Obama would supply Israel with bunker-busters and refueling planes if Bibi promised to delay an Iran attack until after the presidential election. The implication is simple – avoid an oil price shock this summer and delay it until next winter when Obama will be safely in his throne for another 4 years, at which point US citizens can fuel their cars with combustible urine following nights of binging on Everclear in hopes of ending their sorrows with alcohol poisoning, or better yet, all be in possession of the heavily subsidized flaming half ton block of metal known as the Obama Pinto, er, Volt.
Some more details on the latest horse trade from Israel Insider: Continue reading
…So why aren’t Democrats making the case that the spike in prices is a good thing? Isn’t this basically our energy policy these days? How we “win the future”? If high energy prices were to damage President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects, it would be ironic, considering the left has been telling us to set aside our “dependency”—or, as our most recent Republican president put it, “addiction”—for a long time…
via Aren’t High Gas Prices What Democrats Want? – Reason Magazine.
“While politicians of both political parties in Washington dither and waste time, the United States is now at a tipping point. Our National Debt at $15 Trillion and growing, with no end is sight, is now at 100% of our Gross Domestic Product. Italy’s National Debt is at 120%, which has pushed that nation toward economic collapse. Based on Socialist President Obama current deficit spending trajectory, we will add another $10 Trillion to our National Debt in the next ten years, assuming the markets will allow it, which is doubtful.
Sooner than ten years, we will hit the precipice when other nations and investors will not lend money to the US to support our entitlement programs, unless we are willing to pay very high interest rates and give up our national sovereignty. If that happens, the interest on the Debt will be the single greatest expenditure of our federal budget crowding out many other government functions. Before that happens, the Federal Reserve will start printing money, which is already happening, destroying the value of the dollar. Eventually, we will also see interest rates rise dramatically. When that happens, the economy will come to a stand still as many companies will not be able to borrow to expand their businesses, resulting in even higher unemployment and a lower standard of living for the American people.
The financial tipping point is here. The elections of 2012 and 2014 also represent a tipping point related to our form of government. During the last 100 years, beginning with President Woodrow Wilson, Socialists have moved our country away from limited Constitutional Government, designed by our Founding Fathers, to the modern Welfare State. The result is an ever more intrusive federal government, involved in literally every aspect of daily life, predicated on the redistribution of income in the name of “social justice”. The federal government is today the biggest threat to our freedom, since we faced foreign enemies committed to Fascism or Communism.
So in 2012 and 2014, in addition to preventing the bankruptcy of our nation, we will decide if we want to be a free people, or if we will surrender our freedoms to the federal government and the nanny state. We have experienced 100 years of Socialist creep. Bit by bit, the federal government has limited our freedoms. The federal government, like the Gestapo, confiscates our property and wealth at will and it will only get worse if Socialists in government, included President Obama, are reelected in 2012 and 2014.
The balloon has burst. Even if all wealth was confiscated from the “rich”, which the Socialists would do in a minute if they thought they could make it happen, it would be impossible to pay off our $15 Trillion National Debt, or to fund all the entitlements put in place by Socialist to win elections. The United States is today borrowing 40 cents for every dollar that it spends. Obviously, to end deficit spending and begin to pay off our National Debt, this has to stop, which will cause the Mobs to riot on our streets. This is already happening at the instigation of Socialist President Obama, who preaches Hate Speech Class Warfare to intentionally divide our nation.
In order for it to stop, the federal government must shrink from the current Obama 25% of GDP to around 17%. That means eliminating at least 500,000 federal civilian employees, through a hiring freeze and normal attrition in the next five years. It also means getting rid of many redundant programs, agencies, commissions and departments of the federal government. Have you noticed that no politician of either party is advocating a common sense plan that sounds anything like the plan advanced by this Blogger. The question is why not?
That is because both political parties are vested in huge federal spending. Republicans and Socialists are feeding at the trough to gain personal wealth; though Socialists gain more by big government since their public employee union pals contribute to their campaigns. So the bigger the government, the more public employees paying union dues that can go to support Socialist campaigns. It is a vicious circle of corruption, which is why we need Congressional Term Limits.
In 2012 and 2014 we must sweep these Socialists, including President Obama out of office because it is the only hope we have for getting our nation back on track. When we do so, we must be careful to elect real Conservatives that are not go along to get along kind of politicians. It is important to remember that establishment Republicans helped get us to a $15 Trillion National Debt. Instead, we must elect Conservatives opposed to business as usual, not more Republicans in empty suits on the take. We need radical change to save our nation.
We must elect Conservatives committed to rolling back 100 years of Socialism to return to limited Constitutional Government to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation. There can be no additional compromise with Socialists or Socialism if we are to prevent the bankruptcy of our country. We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014. We can do it. We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life. We are at a tipping point. We will either remain a free people, or experience civil strife, tyranny and the destruction of our nation. The choice is ours to make and we must make it soon.” Joseph Morabito, National Freedom Forum
via CURL: The very angry first lady – Washington Times.
…Now, she is ready to spew her bilious disgust with America on the campaign trail. A dignified, transcendent first lady? No chance. Michelle is going to break with a hundred years of tradition and play the role of attack dog, heaping derision on her husband’s political opponents like no other first lady before her…
via Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » WOW. Our Countries Leaders Sure Have Come A Long Way. October 26, 2011, 7:42 am [From ABC News via Q&O]
At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
At least he is making the choice clear.