In this continuing series with Washington writer Don Collins, you may
gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing both democrats and
republicans. It’s not an easy path they foisted onto the American people
by NOT enforcing our immigration laws for the past 26 years since the
last amnesty in 1986. But this time, the numbers prove TOO huge to give
amnesty. Solution: simple enforce the laws against employers to watch
self-repatriation begin. Second solution: stop importing 200,000 legal
immigrants every 30 days, month in and month out, year in and year out!
Says: Republicans Have A Mandate To Discuss Real Immigration Reform,” by Donald A.
I realize that the upcoming lame duck session is fraught with danger. But,
again, if some further atrocity gets rammed down Americans’ throats, this will
merely underline what my Democrats’
Congress and Administration have been doing to
about chutzpah! We are in the Great Recession—so dubbed because no one wants to
admit we are bankrupt—and still taking in over a million aliens
on various legal work visas every year.
let's face it, Republicans: it was ANGER that got you this new power—despite
your dreadful record of getting us into endless wars, alienating millions with
our arrogant militarism, and incurring raging deficits.
"Look at a big tea party
the TARP bailout. The Bush-Cheney program—which
Barack Obama supported as a
candidate and then continued as president—was hastily arranged and shoved down
America's throat, with little due diligence or small-d democratic input. It was
rightly seen by many as a bailout of the big schemers who had derailed the U.S.
economy (while hanging on to their multiple vacation homes). But it may well
have partially worked by preventing a more calamitous economic decline, and
last week, the news came out that the U.S. government earned $25.2 billion on
its $309- billion investment in TARP. That's an 8.2-percent return—more than
what you'd get from a 30-year Treasury bond. Are tea partiers upset that Obama
made money for U.S. taxpayers?
“And by the way, it was Obama and the
congressional Democrats who went after the Street scoundrels with a Wall Street
reform bill that was opposed by GOPers. The legislation may not have been tough
enough, but it did more to rein in the perps than anything proposed by the GOP.
So why do tea party types complain about TARP (which is paying off), while not
caring much about changing the rules so the Big Banks don't play American
taxpayers and consumers for suckers again?
“Speaking of taxpayers, should tea
partiers be ticked off about taxes? Not at all. Taxes are down for most
Americans and at a historic 60-year low, partly due to Obama's tax cuts."
Republicans, you’re on a very short leash! Will your victory, if you do not
perform, galvanize Obama in 2012?
things are likely to be bad for our economy for years has been well documented.
For example, in an October 28th AP article, Economists: Unemployment Won't Drop to Normal Until 2018,
we learn that, while modest improvement is expected in
the economy next year, AP finds that economists' optimism "has dimmed
over the past three months."
Other stories recently have echoed
the economists’ views in this AP article:
"In their view, shoppers and
employers will stay cautious. Households will keep saving. Inflation will
remain tame. And unemployment will dip only a bit from the current 9.6 percent
rate to a still-high 9 percent at the end of 2011.
“In the previous survey in July, the
economists predicted unemployment of 8.7 percent at the end of next year. In
the survey before that, they foresaw 8.4 percent.
“Some now think unemployment won't
drop to a historically normal 5.5 percent to 6 percent until at least 2018 —
several years later than envisioned earlier."
this long-term outlook does mean that we may have a chance to do something
about our immigration invasion.
Serious discussions at the highest levels of our government about what the law
should be. A real reform debate, with all options on the table. Certainly an immigration moratorium
should now get serious consideration.
voices have for years been arguing, not against immigrants or reasonable
immigration, but for a serious discussion of the issue by our Congress and
instead, since the disastrous 1965 immigration act
, over 70 million
and illegal, have come here and produced children, as well as bringing many of
their relatives from abroad.
untimely demise in January of 1996 of former Congress member, Barbara Jordan
who headed the landmark study on immigration —1995's The Commission on
Immigration Reform (CIR) was formed by Congress in 1990, kept a fuller debate at bay.
then or now has called Jordan the names so freely tossed at those who seek such
a discussion by the open border crowd. But now, as has been apparent for
some time, the only bullet left in the anti-immigration reform gun is the charge of racism
Everyone discussing real immigration reform has been charged as such by the
growing cabal of open border liberals.”
AP story involved some serious polling:
"The economists are sharply split
on whether the Fed should do so. And they overwhelmingly oppose another round
of government stimulus spending. They think the economy will make steady gains,
just more slowly than they had earlier thought.
“The AP survey collected the views of
43 leading private, corporate and academic economists on a range of indicators,
including employment, consumer spending and inflation. Among their forecasts:
· The economy will expand just 2.7 percent next year, scarcely
more than the tepid growth predicted for all of 2010. Under an economic rule of
thumb, growth would have to average at least 5 percent for a whole year to
lower the unemployment rate by 1 percentage point.
· Shoppers will boost their spending 2.5 percent in 2011,
slightly better than the increase that economists envision for this year. But
spending would have to rise roughly twice that fast to deliver enough economic
punch to lower unemployment. Three months ago, the economists were more optimistic
about 2011: They predicted shoppers would boost their spending 3 percent.
· Inflation will equal just 1.7 percent next year. That's
slightly more than the 1.2 percent predicted for this year. And it's about the
minimum level of inflation the Fed thinks a healthy economy needs.
· Americans will keep rebuilding their savings, leaving
less money for spending. They're expected to save 5.4 percent of disposable
income next year. That's slightly less than the 5.7 percent savings rate predicted
for all of 2010. But it's still near the highest savings rate since 1992.
“‘When you look to 2011, the words to
describe the economy are glum, lousy, subpar,’ says Rajeev Dhawan, director of
Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center.
“What to do about it is the subject of
dispute. Two-thirds of the economists surveyed say Congress should refrain from
more stimulus spending. Some worry that such aid wouldn't be targeted
“Others say the extra spending would
take too long to lift the economy.
“An overarching concern is that more
government spending would widen the budget
gap, already at $1.3 trillion".
are going bankrupt and still importing cheap labor—while our real unemployment
rate is north of 15%!” said Collins. “This insanity must be stopped. We
American taxpayers must demand it.”
My friend Donald A. Collins [email him],
is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of
the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents -
from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast
to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle,
Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in
America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high
schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance
He is the author of: America on
the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280