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Time for some harsh truths

Part of the reason for higher taxes that the left does not want to address, much less acknowledge its existence, lies in looking at states with the highest tax burdens. Ranting about income inequality does nothing to address the reasons behind it. According to Conn Carroll at the Examiner;

The three states with the highest income inequality also all share a border with Mexico. But what about New York? Or Georgia? Or Illinois (which is the sixth-most-unequal state)? They are all hundreds of miles away from Mexico.

Well, it turns out that all of those states have huge illegal immigrant populations too. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, every one of the top five unequal states also is among the top 10 states with high illegal immigrant populations.

Take Georgia, where, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the illegal immigrant population doubled between 2000 and 2011. As a result, Georgia now has the eighth-highest per capita illegal immigrant population in the country.

Taxpayers are spending billions a year to support the well being of illegals in the US, 46 cents of every dollar spent is borrowed money.

What’s wrong with this picture?  http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/12/08/columbus-apartment-application-crowd-loses-control.html ….View video at the link

and from the Daily Caller;

The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from  22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of  289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was  $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household.

Texas, California, and Florida were the states with the most recipients, the Agriculture Department reported.

The new numbers mean that an estimated one in 6.5 people in America were on  food stamps in September.

In the 1970s, one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Since  2001, spending  on the program has quadrupled and doubled in the last four years.

This is a recovery? 47.7 million living in poverty….jobs numbers may look good but, 73% of the hires in November were government jobs.  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-09/foodstamps-soar-most-16-months-over-1-million-americans-enter-poverty-last-two-month

Higher tax rates encourage dishonesty and corruption in DC. Think of all the revolving door lobbyists working for special interests and the loopholes devised by Congress to accommodate their donors. International Liberty;

…many politicians support tax breaks for favored groups (the elderly, the poor, small business) and causes (homeownership, attending college, “green” industries). This enhances their power. The man who really pronounced the death sentence for the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was Bill Clinton, who increased the top rate to 39.6 percent rather than broadening the base. As the top rate rose, so did the value of generating new tax breaks. Ironically, many of the people who complain the loudest about Washington influence-peddling and lobbying are the same people who support higher tax rates, which stimulate more influence-peddling and lobbying.

Yes, higher tax rates are bad for growth and competitiveness. And, yes, they are unfair and discriminatory.

But they also foment and encourage sleaze in D.C., and that’s something that honest leftists should hate as much as the rest of us.

Finally the soaring birth rate among single parents, supported by taxpayers, has reached a scale previously unknown. The number of healthy men and women supported by taxpayers is outrageous.

Judge Judy schools a freeloader, his “stipend” is free money. Instead of paying rent he spends it on himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DL-a-r7iJIU#!

Judge Mathis tells this guy he is part of the problem for the downfall of the minority in America. (Audio is a little scratchy, but worth watching both videos all the way through)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HC6CyKVjjg

Compassion is one thing, stupidity is another. The left causes these problems with their “compassion” then tries to fix it through more and more legislation and freebies. Then the left insists on raising taxes to fix what they’ve broken. “Fair” is not a word that needs to be legislated, it’s making a mess out of our country.

open thread….

UPDATE; There was a big party at the White House last night. MO went Roman… lolMO toga partyWhat a fashion icon!

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27 Comments

  1. sorry for the delay in posting….busy weekend, which was totally unexpected. Had plannd this for Saturday but, life got in the way :)

  2. The illegal population here in Fl. is out of control. I don’t live near a Walmart, but when I do screw up my courage and enter one, it is like walking into one of the Circles of Hell.
    Screaming children everywhere, school age children who speak zero English while their slack jawed, dull eyed,pregnant mothers talk on their cellphones and leave carts in the middle of the aisle. I never hear ‘excuse me’, or ‘please or thank you’.. They pay for everything with EBT cards. I can’t help but think that if I was in a country illegally, I would do everything possible to be quiet in public and stay under the radar.
    There is something very in-your-face about the folks I observe. I guess they figure their anchor babies keep them above the law.
    Sometimes it’s hard to avoid the thought that maybe we get the people who aren’t smart enough, or hard working enough to make a life in their own countries or to band together and change their homelands.
    In S.E. Fl., it’s not so much the Mexicans, it’s illiterate Guatemalans, assorted other Latinos Colombian gangs and Haitians. The Haitians we get here these days have got to be the loudest, rudest people on the planet. Years ago the Haitians who came here were lovely, beautiful people, this latest batch, not so much. The fact that their community is overrun with AIDS, is both sad and very costly to our taxpayers. I know their country has a tragic history, so do lots of other countries.
    Oth, the Cuban community here is largely a huge success story, smart people with an first rate work ethic, have contributed greatly to the culture here. The fact that they place great importance on education has made all the difference.
    In California we see third generation high school dropouts, they have not assimilated as the ideologues thought they would,, their culture cares little for education and they are bankrupting what used to be a magical place.
    To look at the once Golden State is to see all of our futures.
    If two of my kids didn’t live here, I would rather tough it out in the snowy North all year.. At this point, even my kids who are here would leave if they could.

  3. Gosh, the above sounds harsh, take a tour here, then judge for yourself. Some of you probably have similar stories in your own states.
    Unfortunately, we have as President, the absolute worst person for these times. With his love of redistribution, ‘fairness’, and Socialism, he was bound to make things much worse.
    An enlightened President would be reaching out to Latin America, to help improve those countries, if that proved impossible, he or she would at least, be enforcing our own laws. Instead we have a gun running hater, who knows nothing of our history, and even less about economics.

    • Ideology trumps what is good for the country….every. single. time.
      At least in BO’s world view.

  4. Carole

    Amen Conner43, that is exactly what we have as a president in the US, sad, but true.

  5. Carole

    The illegals have taken over California and the state is not only broke, but the taxpayer is held hostage by paying high taxes, being tied up in traffic jams, and schools are now not racially balanced. The middle class anglos, blacks and Asians are disappearing and the schools resemble a hispanic school south of the border.

  6. Shiny legs..check
    Shiny dress…check
    Shiny gold belt..check
    Fashion icon?…priceless :D

      • Love the gown, black and white with silver. It is my sincerest hope those come back in style instead of the ugly show it all crap that’s worn now. That gown is gorgeous!

        • Waiting for 2012

          MOO looks like a reject from an Animal House toga party.

          • I do not now, nor ever will, understand why she thinks some of her clothing choices look so good on her….this is definitely a poor look. Ross looks elegant, MO looks out of her element.

            • srdem65

              MsRoss is STUNNING in that gown. She looks fantastic in the blue sheath, too.

              • Class vs. Crass…. LOL :D

  7. Thanks to being a lucky kid, I have been coming to So.Fl my whole life. Due to my dad’s job, we were taken out of school after Christmas for fairly long periods time and spent part of the Winter on Hallandale Beach, near Miami. I have crystal clear memories of this place as a clean, peaceful, paradise…One of the hardest things about getting older, is you remember places as they were, and also how much things like a quart of milk, used to cost..

    • I can’t relate to a specific area…but I can relate to what went on in the ’50’s and ’60’s…living in a small but advanced city (Los Alamos)…my family could go away for the day and not lock the front door. All of us munchkin kids would play outside until the streetlights came on…then it was time to head home. It was a great place to grow up…golly gee…

    • srdem65

      I read your comment (above) about the immigrants in FL now. We (AZ) had the same, but worse because of the drug trade and the open border, but when our State government tried to fix it with a new anti-illegal immigration law we were slammed, sued, and throughly beaten up by so many liberals that it really hurt us.
      Today, Arizona is not considered a friendly place for illegals and a lot of things happened for the good…….a dozen or more schools were closed or consolidated into others because the illegals left, no more men standing in parking lots looking for work, and a return to some attempt at honoring the ‘rule of law’. The illegals were costing taxpayers so much money for educating foreign speaking children and medical costs that we were in financial trouble.

      Other states that have tried to stem the illegals got sued/slammed too.
      But, I think the Mexicans got the message…you’re not welcome here as an illegal.

  8. This burns me up….
    “CNN Features ‘Team Lightskinned': ‘Black Enough to Be a N—–, White Enough to Be a Good One'”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/12/10/CNN-black-in-america-team-lightskinned

    My “lightskinned” friends tell me the worst discrimination for them comes from black people who tell them they are not dark enough to be black. They are frequently ostracized because of their skin color. I can understand the young women who are complaining. But, it isn’t white people who are discriminating against them, it’s the black girls and guys who do that.
    Like anyone on the planet can change the color of their skin.
    And, I have news for this “slam” bunch and CNN…..the worst discrimination I have encountered lately is black Americans against Somalis, Republic of Congo, and Tanzanians who have come to this country legally.

    • Here’s the video….

    • More from the union goons…punching people out

  9. Yeah, it’s “all about the kids”….
    “At least 26,000 children will miss school today because their teachers called in sick or took a vacation day to protest proposed right-to-work legislation, which is expected to pass today.”

    http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/18046

  10. Waiting for 2012

    Off-topic here, but here’s an interesting site that tells you what celebrities, businesses, etc. donate to political campaigns:

    http://www.campaignmoney.com/

    Surprise, surprise: Oprah donated twice to the Obama campaign! :-)

    (I stumbled across this site while researching a person who owns a company I was thinking about using. I saw some of his faves ohis Facebook page. I’ll be taking my business elsewhere, which is a shame, as I really wanted to use his company.)

    • Good find…. I can’t believe how many companies cut their own throats.

  11. O/T…this makes me sick….unarmed and helpless…WTF?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/12/10/Benghazi-Source-Unarmed

  12. Another harsh reality setting in….

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has a message for the thousands of union members protesting on Tuesday outside the state Capitol: You started it.

    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” the GOP governor said Michigan’s unions started the fight that ended with the legislature passing a right-to-work bill by trying to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the state’s constitution.

    “I asked them not to go forward,” Snyder said. “And the reason I said is, ‘You’re going to start a very divisive discussion. It’ll be about collective bargaining first, but it’ll create a big stir about right-to-work in addition to collective bargaining’.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/michigan-right-to-work-rick-snyder-84918.html#ixzz2EmD8LLAh

  13. Oh here’s a Happy MO sighting …. NOT ! Is she going bald ?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246729/First-Lady-Michelle-Obama-gives-presents-children-Marine-Corps-Toys-Tots-forgets-smile.html

    And she’s still clueless about the Toys for TOTS program being for the younger kids as she still whines there are no toys for older kids.

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