From the Washington Times:
The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
Driving the costs in the Heritage report are simple demographics: Illegal immigrants are more likely to lack a high school education, and more than a third of households headed by illegal immigrants live below the poverty line, meaning those households consume more in services than they pay in taxes. …
Over the course of a lifetime, that works out to each illegal immigrant-led household taking $592,000 more in government benefits than would be paid in taxes, said Robert Rector, the report’s chief author.
“This should be considered a minimum estimate,” Mr. Rector and co-author Jason Richwine wrote. “It probably understates real future costs because it undercounts the number of unlawful immigrants and dependents who will actually receive amnesty and underestimates significantly the future growth in welfare and medical benefits.”
Some people like former MS governor Haley Barbour accuse Heritage of putting out a purely political document designed to scare conservatives in Congress. I say “be afraid. Be very afraid.” I thought Sen. Rubio had caught on to the fact that he is being played by Chuckie Schumer, but I keep hearing the ads (video of ad in the link) he made promoting the so-called “Gang of 8″ “comprehensive immigration reform” (read “obfuscate the reality by overwhelming everyone with complexity” bill) for The American Action Network, a group formed by “former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and GOP donor and activist Fred Malek,” according to the Newsmax article linked in this paragraph.
Please check out Shades of Obamacare. DHS Admits It’s Not Ready to Secure the Border. describing the admission by the Department of Homeland Security that they are not ready to comply with the border security requirements contained in the bill. Shades of Obamacare, and we know how well that’s working out.
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Happy Cinco De Mayo, or as Barack Obama might say, “Cinco de Cuatro!”
Barack Obama goes to Mexico, warns us not to get all “bogged down” worrying about border security, and apologizes AGAIN for the United States, this time for being responsible for drug trafficking and the prevalence of guns, and conveniently neglects to mention that his administration deliberately sent lots of them there in an attempt to gin up gun control hysteria in the United States. As his fellow pinko Lenin would say, to make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs. What’s a few hundred dead Mexicans?
For the 5th time in the last 18 months, Obama goes to Ohio, this time to THE Ohio State University to reward the wet-behind-the-ears Obamabots who mindlessly voted for him because he’s so cool. He warns them not to get all bogged down in listening to people who tell them that government isn’t the source of everything good in their lives.
With a straight face, faux reasonable, moderate, middle-of-the-road guy/national embarrassment Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) explains that unless we pass the 844-page “comprehensive immigration reform,” it won’t be possible to make sure that people like the Tsarnaev accomplices don’t overstay or re-enter the country with expired student visas, demonstrating how breathtakingly stupid the democrats really think we are.
Rudy Giuliani makes a great case that Robel Phillipos, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev should be charged with being accessories in the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier.
On May Day, amazingly, once again, illegal aliens emerge from “the shadows” to wave Mexican flags and hang out with communists and anarchists. The Left, including their stenographers in the LSM, say “Communists? What communists?” So does the afore-mentioned pudgy huckster, Dick Durbin.
Benghazi survivors remain “in the shadows,” but whistleblowers will testify on Wednesday before Darryl Issa’s committee.
Bill Maher celebrates the gassing and incineration of his fellow citizens by our government at Waco.
At the NRA convention, Wayne LaPierre says bring it on, and reflects on what it’s like to be called a “liar” by Barack Obama. I think it’s sort of like being called “fat” by Michael Moore, or “stupid” by Elisabeth Hasselback.
Archived-Articles: What’s a bigger national embarrassment – Gitmo or Durbin? (FLASHBACK: My American Thinker piece about Sen. Durbin)
Obama talks guns, drugs in Mexico – POLITICO.com (Can you say “Fast and Furious?”)
Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions | The Daily Caller (as we’ve told you for the last several weeks, the “Gang of 8″ immigration bill is another democrat trick. The amnesty is first and forever, and the border security comes later, if ever.)
Obama In Mexico: Without Latino Support I Wouldn’t Be President… | Weasel Zippers (Thanks a lot, Guys!)
Friday ceremony honors Benghazi victims Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com (How touching! Somehow I’d feel much better if in addition to the laying of wreaths, eight months post-Benghazi we had some answers about why we were lied to)
The Benghazi Talking Points | The Weekly Standard (Steve Hayes terrific piece that exposes the fact that the original talking points prepared about this incident were scrubbed of references to al Qaeda.)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friends Who Tried to Destroy Evidence Entered U.S. With Expired Visas (we heard the hilarious audio, in which Cong. Peter King (R-NY) explained that we don’t have the technology that would allow the right hand to know what the left hand is doing.)
Vaseline Bomb Link Prompts al Qaeda Concerns: EXCLUSIVE (Vaseline? Who knew it was a common component in bomb making?)
Waco: The Rules of Engagement Movie Review (1997) | Roger Ebert (even this extreme liberal movie critic realized that the federal government’s official story justifying its murder of 76 Americans didn’t pass the smell test)
Rubio: ‘Get Me Rewrite!’ | The Daily Caller (Sen. Rubio is apparently catching on.)
Marathon Pundit: Still unrepentant post-Boston: Bill Ayers defends Weather Underground bombings (Marathon called the show to give us this Bill Ayers update)
On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, we discussed the fact that there are a lot of questions remaining about the activities of the Tsarnaev brothers, not the least of which is “who paid for these two mopes to live in what they considered this evil infidel country?” Now we have part of our answer. From the Boston Herald:
Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.
In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.
If democrats had their way, this bunch would also have free broadband internet.
Other questions about these two mopes that I mentioned on last Sunday’s show, which many are asking, is “why exactly were they in the country?” and “Other than murdering four people, and maiming a couple hundred others, what did they contribute to America?”
Never mind, it’s all clear now.
Actually, it’s not. Were welfare benefits really sufficient to fund Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s trip to Russia? How did they afford that? Democrats, and useful idiot Republicans, promoting amnesty for illegals bleat their usual “nothing to see here,” they had no connection to foreign terrorists, full speed ahead on our “comprehensive immigration reform,” but I am not persuaded.
If this case doesn’t prove to you that we need to expedite the legalization of millions of illegal aliens, I don’t know what would.
What say you?
As Hillary Clinton famously said: ”What difference, at this point, does it make”?
Proponents of Amnesty for illegal aliens claim there are between 11 and 20 million people living “in the shadows”. This is not a condemnation of the policies of the United States, but rather a vote (albeit with their feet) on the policies of The Republic of Mexico, and other countries. Mexico, being the country with the most illegals here is what I shall attempt to deal with presently.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was really the first Amnesty:
IN THE NAME OF ALMIGHTY GOD
The United States of America and the United Mexican States animated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics and to establish Upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both, and assure the concord, harmony, and mutual confidence wherein the two people should live, as good neighbors…
The very first sentence of this treaty requires “reciprocal benefits”. Illegal aliens in Mexico can be sentenced to 8 years in prison. It’s illegal to buy property in Mexico if you are not a citizen. All government activities are conducted in Spanish.
One of the objectives of the treaty was to set the boundaries of the two Republics.
The boundary line established by this article shall be religiously respected by each of the two republics, and no change shall ever be made therein, except by the express and free consent of both nations, lawfully given by the General Government of each, in conformity with its own constitution.
Obviously, the boundary line has not been respected, religiously, or otherwise. The breach of this treaty comes with the full support of the government of Mexico, as well as acquiescence from the U.S. government in the form of lack of border security.
Thus, with the breach of this peace treaty both Republics revert back to their original state: War.
The No Border network spouted up to support illegal aliens. And No Person is illegal. You see, it is RACIST not to allow criminals past your border- they can protect their border, but you become a racist if you do.
The Network has also held demonstrations against ID cards.
Why would anyone need identification? Like Hillary said: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
If you don’t need identification, then you certainly don’t need a birth certificate. Like Hillary said: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
We should all just march down to Washington D.C. and burn our birth certificates, driver’s licenses, voter’s cards, and any other ID we may have. They don’t mean anything anyway. Just burn them like a draft card in the 1960′s. Or a bra.
Long before he was elected to any federal office, Barack Obama signaled his hostility toward the rule of law and our Constitution, which in 2001 he dismissed in a radio interview as a document of “negative rights.” Even though unfortunately many well-intentioned, but poorly-informed voters in 2008 didn’t realize it, when he proudly touted his past as a “community organizer,” he may as well have said “I hate this piece of garbage called the U.S. Constitution written by the imperialistic dead white European men because it restricts what the federal government can do to make everything fair, and when I get the chance, I will fix this racist country by confiscating the ill-gotten wealth of those with white skin privilege, and giving it to the deserving poor. I’ll do it by any means necessary.” That’s what Alinskyism is all about.
Flash forward to today with the One occupying the Oval Office. OK, Barack! We can’t wait! You are a take charge guy, and you’ve shown that by appointing an attorney general who shares your contempt for the rule of law. Of course, no one can accuse you of not being willing to try to make things happen through appropriate channels. As your spokesman David Plouffe said this morning on more than one Sunday show, you gave it the old college try, but Congress wouldn’t pass the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) act. If they do, he explained, you’re more than willing to sign it. They refused to pass the law you demanded. You tried that. Now they’re mad because you got something done and accuse you of acting like a dictator because you won’t wait for Congress to pass some pointless law? If this episode doesn’t make it clear to everyone how unreasonable and partisan the Republicans in Congress are, I don’t know what will. Not only did the President’s bold and decisive action set off the crybabies in Congress. It also inspired yet another ugly racist attack on our Dear Reader, right in the Rose Garden! Will the vicious assaults on this great man, who is only trying to do what only he knows is best for us, never end?
Some people wonder why Barack Obama didn’t keep his promise to enact “comprehensive immigration reform” (read amnesty for illegals, which this recent move isn’t because Barack Obama said so) during the first two years of his administration when his party controlled both houses of Congress. That’s a good question, but what are even these critics forgetting that exposes his stunning hypocrisy on this issue? We’ll connect those dots.
A new book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, reveals the awful truth: the First Grifter has not only slave blood, but white blood as well! I guess it might be time to rewrite that semi-literate Princeton thesis.
On this Father’s Day, I wonder what was the best advice your father gave you? The worst advice? What advice would your father give Barack Obama, or Mitt Romney?
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