Middle class incomes plunge as immigration surges

April 24, 2015

Congressional report confirms dire predictions

Wages of America’s middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent, according to a new congressional report that puts to rest leftwing claims that native-born Americans are economically enhanced by greater immigration.

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) report studied immigration and middle class income from 1945-2013 and found that as immigration slowed between 1945 and 1970, American incomes increased. But when immigration expanded, the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans went flat and then dropped beginning in 2000.

In the report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the CRS confirmed that the foreign-born population of the United States surged 324.5 percent, from 9,740,000 to 41,348,066, from 1970 to 2013. The impact is not insignificant.

Competition for university placement and fewer jobs will increase as our elected representatives continue to ignore the crisis, as the influx of illegal invaders continues unabated.

Yet Barack Obama has virtually erased our southern border. Using executive orders  that even he declared were unlawful, (video) he has granted amnesty to millions of illegals, confident when they vote, they’ll show their appreciation by voting a straight Democrat ticket.

Additionally, he ignores reports of Islamist terrorists entering our country through our unguarded southern border.

Read the fact-filled report by Paul Bedard and the dismal economic predictions in the Washington Examiner. If you have concerns about America’s future and the lives your children and theirs will face, this is reading definitely worth your time.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) a steadfast voice exposing amnesty schemes said it best back in 2014, “Never in recent memory has the divide between the everyday citizen and the political elite been as wide as it is now. A sovereign nation establishes rules about who can enter, work, and live within its borders. In every imaginable way, the President has worked to dismantle these rules -— on the border, in our courts, through our visa system, through our asylum system, through our exit-entry system. And with this planned executive action, the President proposes to scrub away what remains of these rules. And Senate Democrats will have been partners in its commission.”

Since then, it’s all too clear Republicans have been equally complicit, falling in line with Obama’s schemes as in Thursday’s confirmation vote of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch who has acknowledged she will continue to support Obama’s policies. John McCain, standing for reelection couldn’t afford to be in the “yea” column, but his toadies Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham voted with the unified Democrats.

Have you had enough yet?


AZ Board of Regents: Double talk on tuition

April 21, 2015

In-state tuition for illegals another costly incentive for law breakers

The Arizona Board of Regents known for its propensity for ever-increasing tuition and fee hikes for state university students, is back to its old trickery.

On April 10, Regent Chairman Mark Killian, released this statement that included a condemnation of the “reality of $100 million in budget cuts that went far beyond expectations has made it considerably harder to balance university budgets. While we will focus on efficiency and realigning our strategic plan for long-term sustainability, these cuts have real impact on our students, and result in $1,000 less per student from the state. We must take into account the harsh reality of the magnitude of these cuts that may result in reductions in positions, programming and services as well as increased costs for students.”

The former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, familiar with budget realities, paints a grim picture.

So if money is tight and educational calamity lurks behind the ivied walls, why is providing in-state tuition to illegal alien students a front burner issue? The so-called Dreamers —- brought to the United States illegally by their illegal parents must be between the age of 15 and 31 and have come to the U.S. before the age of 16. Obviously, there is no way to substantiate such claims, which is why forged and counterfeit birth certificates constitute a big business.

In 2006, Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300, 71 to 29 percent. Among its provisions was the prohibition of those without proof of legal residency being classified as in-state students and receiving state and federal financial aid or in-state tuition.

This is the posted cost of attendance for all categories of ASU students.

Providing in-state tuition to illegals not only encourages more illegal immigration while enhancing our status as a magnet-state  —- it is fundamentally unfair to U.S. citizen out-of-state students. Such a policy also forces taxpayers to subsidize the education of illegal aliens while exposing the state to legitimate lawsuits on the part of out-of-state students required to pay the higher rates.

The Arizona Board of Regents is expected to release its final tuition and fee proposal for the 2015-2016 academic year on May 4, at 2 p.m.

ABOR is required by state statute to hold a public tuition hearing to provide notice of any proposed increased tuition or fees prior to setting rates for the upcoming academic year.


Economic disaster hallmark of Obama regime

April 4, 2015

Although Americans have been treated to massaged unemployment numbers and Obama cheerily tells us the forecast is sunny, the most recent figures from his own labor department show 93,175,000 Americans are out of work. Record setting dismal figures are undeniable. Blacks and women have been hit especially hard. The 62.7 percent rate of Americans not in the labor force matches a 37-year low.

Earlier this year, even the left-of-center CNN had its fill. The network ran with this headline after Obama’s claim during his State of the Union address, “Obama says wages are growing. They’re not.”

In March just 126,000 new jobs were added, falling far short of the expected 245,000, and resulting in the worst report since December 2013.

And Obama’s answer to this economic disaster? Open the floodgates to illegals and import more foreign workers to compete with American citizens for ever fewer jobs.

Trusting anything Obama says is risky business. His glib claim that ISIS was a “JV team,” has been proven wrong with disastrous consequences. Just months ago, he pointed to Yemen as a “counterterrorism success story.” Now we read that bodies litter the streets and the president was evacuated as rebels seized the palace. Obama arrogantly puts the world in peril while working out a nuclear enrichment deal with Iran, a country whose leader led a chant of “Death to America” as the negotiations were underway.

Having a shallow, compulsive liar running the USA isn’t working. It’s time to put a conservative Republican in charge.


Janet Na­politano still coarse, boorish as UC Prez

March 20, 2015

CBS San Francisco does a hot open mic reveal of the woman Arizonans got to know all too well as loutish and arrogant. Never accused of exercising decorum or restraint as governor, Janet Na­politano brazenly puts her classlessness on display as University of California President.

Smacking gum like a long-hauler and clearly irritated as students protested the fifth 5% annual tuition increase —- during a Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco —- Napolitano turned to a fellow regent and said, “Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.” Her open mic caught the comment. After that, the regents and Napolitano filed out.

Her attitude was markedly different from her earlier, conciliatory tone at the very same meeting where she said of the students, “They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard.”

To make their point loud and clear, a frustrated group of the tuition-hike weary student protesters pulled off their outer clothing down to their underwear or exercise clothes revealing the words “Student Debt,” to symbolize what they likened to having to give the shirt off their backs for continually escalating tuition rates.

Protesters said they suspected the regent’s meetings were scheduled during a busy week of midterms, but they say they vowed not to stop protesting until their message is heard.


Aaron Schock: Another shirtless congressman fails

March 18, 2015

So far only egocentric Jeff Flake manages to slide when posting shirtless photos of himself Aaron_Schock_2011 U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, considered a rising political star, resigned from Congress Tuesday. The 33-year-old Illinois Republican with a penchant for lavish living finally saw the walls closing in as The Chicago Sun-Times reported on the multiple probes of his questionable campaign reimbursement claims. 

A special election will be held to replace Schock. Gov. Bruce Rauner will have five days from the March 31 effective date of Schock’s resignation to schedule a special election. That election — including any primary — must be held within 120 days of the seat becoming vacant.

Schock, first elected in 2009, was Congress’ youngest member when he took office at age 27.

POLITICO, which uncovered campaign spending discrepancies through public records obtained under Illinois open records laws, has the full story here.

Schock secured a seat on the Ways and Means Committee and other posts of House GOP leadership. Had he asked, we would have advised the youthful congressman to have kept his shirt on. Bare-chesting it has been a  major stumbling block for other congressmen that has so far only been avoided by Arizonan Jeff Flake

Check out our still popular June 2011 post “Shirtless Congressmen,” detailing the meteoric descent of the ego-driven folks in DC. We also posted Shirtless, classless, mostly jobless,” in April 2012.


Turncoats vote with Dems to sign GOP death warrant

March 5, 2015

Remember their names and their votes

In our world of instantaneous news delivery, this is already stale by many standards since it occurred two days ago. Like most conservatives who rejoiced when the GOP regained control of the U.S. House and Senate this past Nov. 4, we are still  trying to shake some sense out of this capitulation.

Speaker John Boehner’s white flag surrender Tuesday to Democrat pressure to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security through the 2015 fiscal year, ended a contentious three-month face-off centered on Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.  The resulting  sweeping amnesty for at least 30 million illegal aliens —- assuring them numerous citizen paid benefits and protection from deportation, comes after Obama repeatedly stated (video) he was the president, “not the emperor,” and couldn‘t do what he ultimately did.

How long before they will be voting. rendering the Republican Party permanently irrelevant?

It was briefly heartening to read of an earlier move by nearly 3 dozen conservative House Republicans to establish the House Freedom Caucus intended to give “a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans,” according to the caucus’ mission statement. Arizona U. S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-CD 5) was a founding member.

Yet after weeks of stalemate, Boehner ultimately caved and the House voted on a “clean” bill replenishing DHS funds, without separating the issues. The legislation passed 257 to 167, with the unified support of all Democrats who voted and 75 turncoat Republicans. Obama happily signed it.  Check out the individual votes here.

Martha McSally, Arizona’s newly elected CD 2 Republicrat,  joined with the Democrats. Regardless of what she gives as her reasons for betrayal, she should not be reelected. 

“This isn’t about party,” Congressman Salmon was quoted as saying following the vote. “This isn’t about policy. It isn’t about politics.  My opposition to this bill is based primarily on the fundamental separation of powers which the President has violated. The same powers he himself said over 20 times that he did not hold.”

Salmon was right about Obama’s power grab, but wrong about it not being about party. This is Obama’s petulant parting shot across the Republican bow for retaking both chambers. His aim is to gut the GOP. 

As Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra observed and SRAZ wrote last year, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint has written an excellent commentary on this shameful debacle, “If Not Now … When? Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything?” We highly recommend his assessment.


Amnesty: Leftist lunatics running cities’ asylums

March 1, 2015

This exposé of the absurdities of liberalism is focused on New York City.  Warner Todd Huston wrote the illuminating article for Breitbart last September. As you read his revealing report, it becomes clear that the location and exact date are of little consequence. The insidious menace posed to our way of life, fomented by far leftists, undermines the rule of law while elevating criminality and being on the dole to new heights.  The illegals who benefit from the labors of American citizens are gifted government sanctioned incentives to sign up to expand their ability to do so.

At a cost of $8.4 million for the first year alone, an ID card program for invaders went into effect on Jan. 1.

The New York Post reports that the city’s municipal ID program allows for personal info provided by the illegal alien applicants to be destroyed on Dec. 31. 2016, “In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office (specifically the presidency) and says, ‘We want all of the data from all of the municipal ID programs in the country,’ we’re going to take the data,” according to City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, a Brooklyn Democrat and  the law’s co-sponsor.

Demand for the cards that will facilitate signing rental agreements, opening bank accounts, and ease obtaining a variety of city assistance programs, health care services and myriad other benefits has been overwhelming. More than 200,000 people applied for the cards before the end of the first month it was put into effect by New York City’s radical leftist mayor Bill deBlasio. 

The card was also set up to allow a “choice” of gender in order to bring the transgendered “out of the shadows” along with the illegals.

Additionally, deBlasio has launched a multi-city initiative involving New York, Los Angeles and Chicago —- aimed at increasing citizenship among U.S. permanent residents by providing legal assistance with the naturalization process. Los Angeles, whose mayor is Democrat Eric Garcetti, is the nation’s second largest city, with a massive illegal population. Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., is currently led by Obama’s former chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel. Guess which political party the new citizens will be encouraged to align with?

ImmigrationCounters.com is a reliable resource that uses a wide range of data sources to compile its information on illegal immigration in the United States. The site informs the public of the realities of the continued influx of foreign nationals illegally entering the United States while challenging the myths and misinformation surrounding this critical issue.  Take time to read the Commentary under the continuing updating numbers.


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