From David Freddoso at the Washington Examiner:
“The number of assets claimed [by the White House], however, does not appear to match what is actually in the field. This is corroborated by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who shared a similar story with investigators. BP and Coast Guard provided Mr. Nungesser with a map of the Gulf allegedly pinpointing the exact locations of 140 skimmers cleaning up oil. Sensing that the chart may have been somewhat inaccurate, Mr. Nungesser requested a flyover of the assets for verification. After three cancelled trips, officials admitted to Mr. Nungesser that only 31 of the 140 skimmers were ever deployed. The rest were sitting at the docks. According to Mr. Nungesser, the chart appeared to have been fabricated.”
Freddoso also addresses the “illusion” that President Obama and his Administration are in charge, saying instead that BP (or no one) is overseeing the cleanup. He alleges resources have been distributed based on PR and not cleanup value, and the federal government has tied the hands of local officials eager to help.
Every single illegal immigrant needs to go home. Want a solution that works?
- Keep them out. Bring the military in to defend the border from the invasion. Give them the ability to do WHATEVER IT TAKES.
- Keep them from making money. Make sure that any company who hires someone has a way to check citizenship and ANY company who knowingly hires an illegal is fined so hard that they would never even consider it.
- Make English the national language. It will save tons of money where everything does not have to be in multiple languages.
- They come here because its profitable and easy. Make the money go away, make it a challenge to get here.
- 10% of our population is out of work, so stop with the “they only do jobs US people won’t”. It’s BS and you all know it.
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said today that U.S. borders cannot be secured with fences and border patrols. “It won’t work,” he said.
Obama made the statement in a speech at American University in Washington, D.C. in which he called on Congress to enact a “comprehensive immigration reform” law that would include a “pathway for legal status” for illegal immigrants—or what critics call amnesty.
“Even as we are committed to doing what’s necessary to secure our borders, even without passage of the new law, there are those who argue that we should not move forward with any other elements of reform until we have fully sealed our borders,” said Obama. “But our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols. It won’t work. Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists, but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.”
Straight people will get paid less because they could get married and get a tax cut. How wonderful. And someone tell me, would it be considered discriminatory if I paid straight people more because they are less likely to get HIV? Could I pay straight people more because married straight couples tend to live longer and healthier?
Liberals hate discrimination. As long as you define “discrimination” as “not giving special benefits to the groups they like”.
Google plans to pay gay employees more
Google is set to begin covering a cost that gay and lesbian employees must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health benefits, according to a report in the New York Times.
The cost is largely to compensate these workers for an extra tax that heterosexual married couples do not pay. The increase will be retroactive to the beginning of the year, the newspaper said.
Google is not the first large company to make up for the extra tax, the Times reported, adding that Google’s move could inspire its Silicon Valley competitors to follow suit, as they compete for the same talent.
If that doesn’t seem like discrimination, let’s flip it on its ear: I own a company that employs both caucasians and minorities. I put out a memo announcing that I’ve discovered that my white employees are paying higher property taxes, so in order to make it “fair” to everyone, I’m going to start paying white employees more so they can cover their extra property taxes.
Here is an interesting thing I ask all those who support Obama to try. Follow his example. If he is right, it should work, right?
Step one: Figure out how much you make.
Step two: Spend more than that and use as much credit as possible.
Step three: Tell your boss that he needs to pay you more, immediately, so you can increase your spending further.
Step four: Spend even more and blame your parents for spending too much and making it so that you have to spend this money.
Step five: If anyone asks you why the hell you are spending so much more than you make, explain that it “stimulates the economy”
Of course, the logical conclusion to this is:
Step six: Start collecting unemployment because your boss fired you, default on your credit because you can’t afford to pay.
Guess what? You now exist completely as a drain on the few who are still employed.
And, the Obama-media continues to be shocked with the rise in the jobless rate.
Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose last week for the second time in three weeks, a sign that layoffs are rising.
The Labor Department says new claims for jobless benefits jumped by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000. Analysts expected a small drop, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.
Greater layoffs by construction firms contributed to the increase, a Labor Department analyst said. Home sales slumped last month after the expiration of a popular homebuyer tax credit. Summer layoffs in many school districts also added to the total.