Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Illogical Nancy Pelosi; More Jobs Going to Immigrants

[I heard Nancy Pelosi in a speech today lamenting the fact that the newly passed tax bill unfortunately gives a tax break to the Americans who are in the upper one quarter of one percent of wage earners.
Does she have a clue about the subject?  As the chart below shows, that would be individuals earning somewhere on the upper side of a range of $250,000 and $1,600,000 - NOT an individual earning "only" $200,000.  Lets take Nancy at her word about those whom she thinks is now getting an unfair advantage, leaving all others to be in her view not unfairly advantaged by the tax bill.  I guess the "filthy rich" in her own words should be those earning much more.  Perhaps she would have fared better if she hadn't tried to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,0000, but more along the line of $1M.  I wouldn't be for that either, but she might have done better if she had defined her "evil rich" as much higher wage earners.  OR - perhaps she doesn't really understand what she is talking about when she repeatedly quotes the 1/4 of 1% of wage earners in the first place.  It is clear that she doesn't understand that "rich" people spending money, hiring workers, and starting businesses does much more for the unemployed than their getting one more government job..]

Top 15% = $100,000

Top 10%=$118,200
Top 5%=$166,000
Top 3%=$200,000

Top 1.5%=$250,000
Top 0.1%=$1,600,000

Townhall writes: Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants."
The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration.
In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.
From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.
The New York Post writes: Does anyone outside of the dwindling band of true believers on the left really think that an act of Congress can mandate healthy, hunger-free kids?
Or "affordable" health care, for that matter
From a land of yeoman farmers, not subjects but independent citizens of free will, the national ideal has been transformed by the left and its media stooges into a mewling aggregation of victimized, helpless special-interest groups. At what point will Americans finally rise up and say, "Enough!" to the political class of both parties?

Forget private-property rights or the rumblings in your belly. In Obama's America, you will no longer be allowed to freely make economic and nutritional decisions about how to feed yourself and your family. Somebody else -- the city, the state, the first lady -- will do that for you. After all, it's a matter of national security.
Cox Appeals Carp Case
Attorney General Mike [COX] (of Michigan) announced today that his office has filed a notice of appeal from the first preliminary court ruling in his lawsuit to stop the advance of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Joining Cox are the Attorneys general from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania which all signed on to the notice. The states are appealing a December 2 ruling that denied Michigan's motion for preliminary injunction, which had called for several immediate actions.

"Although our suit continues to move forward, the urgent threat that Asian carp pose requires that we aggressively pursue this preliminary injunction," said Cox. "Until the federal government takes effective action, Michigan and our Great Lakes partners will take full advantage of every opportunity we have to ensure our livelihood is not destroyed by Asian carp."

ABC News writes: Last fall, as he had done hundreds of times, Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.
According to one report, undercover TSA agents testing security at a Newark airport terminal on one day in 2006 found that TSA screeners failed to detect concealed bombs and guns 20 out of 22 times. A 2007 government audit leaked to USA Today revealed that undercover agents were successful slipping simulated explosives and bomb parts through Los Angeles's LAX airport in 50 out of 70 attempts, and at Chicago's O'Hare airport agents made 75 attempts and succeeded in getting through undetected 45 times. 

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