Articles Archive for February 2017
Yes, he frequently rambles incoherently. You may wonder why he gives clearly dangerous executive orders, such as restoring the coal mining industry‘s right to dump its wastes into unpolluted rivers and streams. Will that bring back jobs for miners or just lower expenses for owners?
But look again at some of Trump’s biggest lies and worst orders, typically catering to racism and xenophobia, but bearing no relationship to making America “great again,“ and you can get a whiff of the grand plan.
–Reiterating again and again with no …
Merrick Garland has not spoken publicly of any frustration. His friends say they are more aggrieved than he is. https://t.co/jgrg8WR4z1— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 20, 2017
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The specter of Trump-era immigration enforcement has dimmed the energy of Little Village, where streets no longer bustle with commerce and conversation, residents say.
News of last week’s immigration raids, coupled with rumors that federal agents were asking people for their documents on sidewalks and at businesses, have kept immigrants from leaving their homes unnecessarily.
Some have stopped going to work and are keeping their children home from school — fearful that the family will get separated should the parents be arrested. The result is a slowed economy in the neighborhood known as the “Mexican Capital of the Midwest,” one that relies on visitors from the suburbs and Indiana to fuel its businesses and immigrants without legal status to work in its restaurants.
“Everybody is talking about how ICE is catching people,” said dress shop owner Kocoy Malagon.
The neighborhood is home to one of the largest populations of immigrants without legal status in Chicago. About 20,000 immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally reside in Little Village, according to an analysis of U.S. census data from 2010 to 2011.
Illegals who fear their luck may have run out.
Big Government reports:
American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News.
To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016. Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.
Refugees: not “net” taxpayers.