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By Pennsy Patriot, Contributor, FFOA News Network
First, let’s look at some facts about illegal immigrants in the USA:
• According to Pew Research, there were 11.3 million illegal aliens living in the USA in 2016. They account for less than 4% of the US population.
• Eight million illegal immigrants are part of the US civilian workforce employed mostly in farming and construction work.
• The majority of these alien workers are employed in just 6 states. The states of California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois employ 59% of all illegal aliens.
• About two-thirds (or 66%) of these illegal immigrants have lived in the USA for a decade.
• About half of illegal immigrants are Mexican, but immigration is increasing from Central America and Asia.
Yes, surely there are people who will argue that they are “contributing members of society”. But not so fast there people… Let’s take a closer gander at those numbers. According to a recent Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Study (Sept. 2017), Illegal Immigration Costs $116 billion annually! We
therefore have to ask ourselves how can 11.3 million illegal immigrants be costing the US $116 billion per year?
The study examined the cost of illegal immigration through a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that are available to the nation’s illegal immigrant population, their U.S.-born children, or
accessed via fraud.
The report noted that the $116 billion cost of illegal immigration falls on state and local taxpayers disproportionately – by a ratio of roughly 2 to 1 – with state and local expenditures totaling $88.9 billion and Federal expenditures totaling $45.8 billion, with only approximately $19 billion recouped in taxes. This accounts for $8,075 per illegal alien and citizen child prior to taxes paid, or $6,940 per person after taxes are paid.
The costs of illegal immigrants and their children outweigh the taxes paid to federal and state governments by a ratio of roughly 7 to 1, with costs at nearly $135 billion compared to tax revenues at only $19 billion.
On the federal level, medical costs, law enforcement, and other government services, represent the highest costs. While at the local level education,public services, and medical expenditures were the highest costs.
California, Texas, and New York are the top three states based on total cost to state taxpayers for illegal immigrants and their children.Their local and state taxpayers are the heaviest hit with these costs in the form
of higher taxes. Okay, so now that we’ve established some statistical information about illegal immigrants.The cost of keeping illegal has soared under the Obama administration, mostly due to healthcare costs. Meanwhile, state and local taxpayers are disproportionately carrying that tax burden.
Now, let’s go back and revisit the fact that DACA is illegal! That’s right, DACA was an invalid rule that had no authorization from Congress; instead, it was a bold-faced refusal by then-President Obama to enforce our
immigration laws. Following DACA itself, unaccompanied alien minors shot up over ten-fold by 2014.
When you then consider that 66% of these immigrants have lived here for 10 years or more, why doesn’t anyone talk about why they haven’t become citizens by now?
But wait, there’s even more! Remember the statistic about law enforcement being one of the largest parts of the federal costs? According to the FBI, 22%-35% of the murders committed were by illegal aliens! And yet, illegal
immigrants represent under 4% of the nation’s population! That means that an astounding one quarter to one third of all murders committed were committed by a small percentage of our total population. They are violent
criminals who shouldn’t be here in the first place!
Furthermore, these criminals translate into big expenses for the tax payer. After they commit these crimes, we are then paying for the judicial processes designed for our citizens, and affording them all the rights as
well! According the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, U.S. taxpayers are paying almost $19 million a day to house and care for an estimated 300,000 to 450,000 convicted criminal immigrants who are eligible for deportation. Instead, they are currently residing in local jails, state, and federal prisons across the country. According to Ann Coulter, “In 2005 -- nearly 20 years after the 1986 amnesty -- the Ninth Circuit was still granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claimed they had been unfairly denied because they were not in the country for the first amnesty. ”While it should be ludicrous to be able to argue, “I’ve been discriminated against because I didn’t break in earlier,” in essence it means, that if anyone gets amnesty, everyone gets amnesty.
Illegal aliens bring much larger health and education costs, commit a disproportionate amount of violent crimes, and add a much larger portion of criminal costs to our tax payers than do its own citizens.It would behoove us to ask ourselves why any “public servant” would want to support the increased costs to tax payers and drain on our legal and prison resources. What’s the benefit for the American people? If there is no appreciative benefit for the American public to having illegal aliens here, and there does not appear to be, then what’s in it for the politicians using it as a bargaining chip?
By Pennsy Patriot. Pennsy is a blogger. She can be reached at @PatriotPennsy on Twitter.
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October 30, 2017
By Pennsy Patriot, Contributor, FFOA News Network
Why take a stand, and not a knee? Despite the liberal rhetoric, there is no huge number of unarmed black men being shot by law officers. There is no systemic oppression of blacks in our country, and in fact, with our equal opportunity programs, and there is plenty of evidence that blacks who choose to succeed, do succeed. Here are some facts about these bogus protests, and why they matter.
By the Numbers, black homicides in the year 2016 totaled 7,881. That’s 900 hundred more dead black males than were killed in 2015, which was in fact, a 900 deaths increase from the previous year! However, these blacks weren’t unarmed blacks killed by police. Contrary to the assertions of Black Lives Matter (BLM), they were blacks killed by other blacks.
According to the Washington Post, the police fatally shot 233 blacks last year, the vast majority being armed and dangerous. The paper categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” However, that category doesn’t show if the shooting resulted from a physical assault on the police officer nor as a result of a violent resistance to arrest.
In reality, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. Over the last ten years, black males account for 42% of all cop-killers, even though they only account for 6% of the population. In addition, police officers were 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer in just 2015.
The result of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and their riots in Ferguson and other cities, have disrupted the policing of our neighborhoods. The anti-cop climate, according to a Pew Research poll released in January of this year, shows that 72% of the nation’s officers now say that they are now less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. It begs the question, why would the BLM movement desire to drive that result? And, in turn, more and more blacks will die this year in those same communities.
In 2016, four different studies released rebutted the charge that police shootings are racially biased. If there is a bias in police shootings, it is the opposite of the false assertions of the BLM. It’s much more likely that white officers are killed by blacks than the other way around. These facts however, have not stopped the ongoing demonization of our police officers. Now, even our country’s ignorant professional athletes, in particular the NFL, have joined this false narrative.
The flag and the Anthem the NFL players protest during, flies with the last breath of every service person who has given their all in defense of it. All of that blood was red; no matter their race. When they disrespect our flag and anthem, they also disrespect other blacks who were patriots and heroes who fought for, and died for, their freedom to protest. Yes, they have the right to protest, but is protesting then right? If they aren’t protesting the deaths of almost 8,000 blacks killed by other blacks, but are instead protesting the 233 killed by police, or the 16 unarmed blacks killed by police, why would they protest that number, but not the other number?
The real issue isn’t the killing of unarmed blacks, or systemic oppression of blacks. Of course, admitting that means admitting that it isn’t racial oppression, but rather the dissolution of the black family. That doesn’t meet the liberal agenda of racial division.
The real issue lies in the heart of our black communities. There is failing within these communities to maintain intact families and raise responsible black men. Children grow up in poverty, generally the result of teenage pregnancies, single headed households, and primarily by single women. We know statistically, the likelihood of these angry, impoverished young males being involved in criminal or gang activity versus attending a trade school or college is greatly increased by those very circumstances.
There is more than ample evidence that there is not wide spread oppression of blacks. If that were true, none to very few blacks would succeed. However, we have black doctors, lawyers, writers, scientists, business owners, teachers, professional coaches, and more who have succeeded. Did they have some secret privilege others did not to facilitate their success? No, what they had was opportunity in the form of hard work. Success is not a given; it’s achieved, by finding and working hard to complete one opportunity at a time as greater and greater opportunities present themselves. This is the essence of the American dream.
If we look within the lives of the professional black athletes taking a knee, you’ll find that many have fathered multiple children by multiple women. The result is those women parenting their children alone. Crime statistics show that growing up in a single parent family increases the likelihood that that child will have contact with a police officer.
In fact, if you then look at the example these “professional athlete” males set for their children, you’ll find that many of them have criminal records for everything from assault to drug arrests, and murder.
Instead of taking a knee, these men need to stand up, man up, speak up, and be fathers, become big brothers, and make a difference in their communities. They can do that by mentoring young men and by making their communities different than the current norm of killing one another. They need to look no further for answers than in a mirror and they way they live their lives and the choices they make for their children.
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By Lewis Shupe
The Roaring Twenties – the end
“What the hell has Hoover got to do with it (his salary being larger than that of the President). Besides, I had a better year than he did.” Babe Ruth 1930
Coolidge had been reluctant to choose Hoover as his successor and on one occasion he remarked that “for six years that man has given me unsolicited advice – all of it bad.” Coolidge had no desire, however, to split the party and did not intervene in the selection of Hoover as the candidate of the Republican Party, a decision that would have unfortunate consequences for the nation and prove Coolidge’s remark to be incredibly accurate.
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) won the 1928 election in a landslide riding the wave of prosperity from the Roaring Twenties. The people were soon to understand that not all Republicans are alike. Hoover was a Republican progressive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt and had supported the “Bull Moose” Party in 1912. The “Progressive Movement” had been declared officially dead in 1924 with the defeat in the 1924 elections of Robert LaFollette, its founder. We all know of course that “Progressive” is just a term that socialists use to hide under and so, after 1924, they started hiding under the term “Liberal” – nonetheless it is all the same and their basic approach never wavers. Hoover was never tagged as a Progressive Republican, even though that was exactly his approach. Hoover was not a conservative and today would be labeled a RINO.
Hoover’s one term was bound up with the Stock Market Crash that occurred shortly after he took office and the subsequent Great Depression that rocked the nation economically. Unwittingly, Hoover’s reaction to these cataclysmic events formed the blueprint for the subsequent actions by the Roosevelt administration that extended and prolonged the misery. When the Depression struck Hoover responded with large scale government intervention, a policy that sealed his doom.
At the outset of the Depression Hoover rejected Treasury Secretary Mellon’s suggested “leave it alone” approach and called many business leaders to Washington to urge them not to lay off workers or cut wages – the beginning of many bad decisions Hoover was to make. Hoover adopted pro-labor policies after the stock market crash that accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation’s gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what should have been a recession to slip into the Great Depression. Hoover raised the top Income Tax Rate from 25% to 63% and made increases in the corporate income tax rate and the estate tax – all policies that as we have seen only make the situation worse. The Federal Reserve was not helpful at all, reducing the nation’s money supply when the opposite remedy was required. One can make a strong argument that this was intentional on the part of the Federal Reserve since the forces of liberalism dominated the Fed and they realized that this was necessary to counteract the success of Conservative Republican policies from the Harding/Coolidge administration.
In the election of 1932 Franklin Roosevelt cynically blasted the Republican incumbent for spending and taxing too much, increasing national debt, blocking trade, and placing millions on the dole of the government. Roosevelt attacked Hoover for “reckless and extravagant” spending and of thinking “that we ought to center control of everything in Washington as rapidly as possible.” The Democratic vice-presidential candidate, John Nance Garner, accused Hoover of “leading the country down the path of socialism.” All of these assertions were of course correct. The fact that Roosevelt subsequently did these same things in an even more drastic manner was later conveniently forgotten by anyone associated with his administration.
The charge that Hoover was responsible for the Depression stuck and Hoover suffered a large defeat in the 1932 election. After the election Hoover requested that Roosevelt retain the Gold Standard as the basis of the U.S. currency – Roosevelt refused.
Hoover lived until 1964 and his good works from the period 1933 until his death restored his image in the eyes of many. Hoover was rather the Lazaro Cardenas of the United States – a good man with a flawed vision. His intentions were good but his policies were to begin a period in American history that many people who lived through them were to remember with grief and anguish. The descent into socialism was once again on track and nothing would be able to stop this freight train now that it was moving at a fast clip.