Mar 09 2009

Funding illegals: how to pay for everything twice

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 6:44 pm

Stimulus Loophole Gives 300,000 Jobs to Illegals

An estimated 300,000 construction jobs paid for by the stimulus plan will go to illegal workers after leading Democrats removed a provision requiring verification of citizenship, a leading immigration expert tells Newsmax.

The House version of the $787 billion stimulus bill required verification of the legal residency of anyone put to work by its spending. But that provision was removed from the bill before members of Congress met to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill.

Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), tells Newsmax the verification provision was deleted by Democratic leaders even before the bill reached the conference committee, where differences between House and Senate legislation are normally ironed out.

Mar 09 2009

Pay attention: you will hear this material again

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 6:06 pm

This was first posted here the day before the election, November 3, 2008. Obviously, some of you didn’t listen carefully, and voted for Obama. So here it is again. Pay attention this time.  And ask yourself which of the politicians in Washington these days is rewarding the right people with your hard-earned tax money.

Milton Friedman is one of the all time brilliant economists. Ironically, he was at University of Chicago, the old stomping grounds of THE ONE. Here is a pretty old video… you can tell by how young Phil Donahue looks. And you’ll be able to tell, if you’re younger, that the hip discussions you’ve had in bashing capitalism and free markets are not new. You may not know anything much about the Soviet Union, because academics and teachers are mostly embarrassed at having been so wrong about it, so they didn’t bother to teach you about it, either.  Still, the points are very clear.

Milton Friedman – Phil Donahue

Mar 09 2009

How big is a trillion?

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 5:54 pm

Visualizing a Trillion: Just How Big That Number Is?

Courtesy the credit crisis and big bailout packages, the figure “trillion” has suddenly become part of our everyday conversations. One trillion dollars, or 1 followed by 12 zeros, is lots of money but have you ever tried visualizing how big that number actually is?

Go to the link for pictures.

Mar 09 2009

The price of a life

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:06 am

Yoni the Blogger

Yemeni court fines man $250,000 for fatal shooting of local Jew

Details at the link.  So, the new version of the insanity defense in Islamic countries is “mentally incompetent” but rich enough to pay $250,000.

Just have to wonder, would a mentally incompetent Jew who killed a Muslim in Yemen be allowed to just pay a fine and walk away?