Monday, September 20, 2010

Michael Moore: "McDonalds Killed More People Than Hijackers" Powell Hires Illegals To Do Home Repairs, We Can’t Stop Poverty By Making It More Comfortable, Tea Parties Gain Ground Abroad, Bill Clinton: "I was wrong"

Michael Moore Makes Light of 9/11 Deaths; McDonalds Killed More People Than Hijackers




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Obama Misleads on Citizens United in Political Hit on GOP





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Powell Hires Illegals To Do Home Repairs - Sweetness and Light

Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs
By CALVIN WOODWARD
Sunday, September 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward."
Besides, it’s cheaper to hire illegal aliens than American citizens who have to pay their taxes and social security and other payroll taxes. After all, a general’s six figure retirement only stretches so far.

In an interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

Because American citizens would never stoop to doing home repairs. Even when we have 10% unemployment.

He added: "They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

Powell did not say whether he’s hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors…

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More Proof We Can’t Stop Poverty By Making It More Comfortable - Investors Business Daily

On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson delivered a State of the Union address to Congress in which he declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." Then, the poverty rate in America was around 19% and falling rapidly. Last week, it was reported that the poverty rate this year is expected to be roughly 15%, and is climbing.

Between then and now, the federal government spent more than $13 trillion fighting poverty, and state and local governments added another couple of trillion. Yet the poverty rate never fell below 10.5%.

The federal government now has 122 separate anti-poverty programs (defined as either means-tested programs or programs whose legislative language specifically refers to their purpose as combating poverty).

These range from Medicaid, the largest and most expensive anti-poverty program, to the tiny Even Start Program for Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Combined, these 122 programs spent more than $591 billion in 2009, and are projected to cost even more this year.

That amounts to $14,849 for every poor man, woman and child in America. Given that the poverty line is $10,830, it would have been cheaper just to mail every poor person a check for $11,000.

Welfare spending increased significantly under the Bush administration, but President Obama has thrown money at anti-poverty programs at an unprecedented rate. Just during his first year in office, Obama's administration increased spending on welfare programs by more than $120 billion.

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Tea Parties Gain Ground Abroad - CNS News

'We have seen in America that grassroots campaigns for limited government can make a real difference, and we shouldn’t merely stand by as the government continues to grow, financed by debt, inflation and higher taxes,' one conservative British activist wrote on Sunday.

(CNSNews.com) – When Britain’s Conservative Party holds its annual conference next month, some of the policies of the coalition government it leads will come under fire from a nascent British “tea party” movement that is drawing inspiration from its U.S. namesake.

Similar conservative grassroots movements agitating for lower taxes and limited government have emerged in the Netherlands, Italy and Australia, where European conservatives are embracing the slogan “Taxed Enough Already.”

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Bill Clinton also claimed over the weekend that he managed to reduce our federal debt during his presidency. This is entirely untrue



Bill Clinton admits that he was wrong about the popularity of ObamaCare. Since the bill passed, it has become increasingly unpopular

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know it's not really her in the pic, but I'd throw one into Chelsea