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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
pjohnf - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
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Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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Strawman: Counting on the Unaccountable

3 weeks ago by Strawman

 

 

As you ready yourself for a long weekend of fireworks, barbecue and family time ask yourself this: how many more of these will I get?

And there you go again, Strawman.  Laying on the gloom and doom right before our nation’s birthday.  Talk about your buzz-kill.  DW was right about you!!!

Not so fast.  While you were writing that check for Illinois property taxes and reveling in the most recent Supreme Court rulings (tongue in cheek here) the illegal alien population continued to grow at an alarming rate.  We now have a number of federal buildings around the country being used to warehouse aliens, mostly children, from countries too numerous to list.  Fact is, I don’t know where these kids are from.  And neither does I.C.E.  They’re too busy buying underwear!

Of course, while all this is going on our fine officials in Washington are making it out like we the people are responsible for the safety and well-being of those who have chosen to enter our country with not so much as the clothes on their back.   Get a load of some of what the best and brightest have to say regarding the invasion of our southern border:

Nancy Pelosi: “The fact is these are children, children and families.  We have a moral responsibility to address this in a dignified way.”

Harry Reid: “Undocumented immigrants are our neighbors, our classmates.  Regardless of how they got here and why they lack the proper documentation….they are 11 million people, and they play a crucial part in our economy and communities where they live.”

And not to be outdone, our heroes in the Republican Party are attempting to “make things better” with a new Emergency Refugee program.  Thanks, another program, more zero accountability government.  You just knew Lindsey Graham would be compelled to run to a hot microphone to add in his 2 cents.  And he did.

Lindsey Graham: “We’d be able to make a more intelligent decision about what’s legitimate and you wouldn’t have the problem of people showing up, dropped off at the door,” Graham said as it related to the new program. “That makes sense to me.”   What?

Look, the reason we have an immigration issue is we’ve allowed immigration to become an issue.  Instead of enforcing the law, the feds (Obama administration) have sued and penalized those who have tried!   And yes, those before Obama have done a terrible job dealing with immigration too.  It’s not all Obama.

It’s pretty simple: border agents should be allowed to enforce the law, ask for ID and then detain those who have entered the country illegally, regardless of age, and ready them for deportation.  But of course, none of that is happening how. As it stands, you and I are, again, picking up the tab, feeding, clothing and housing our new friends and, in some cases, flying or bussing them to sites where they’re being warehoused like unsold copies of Hillary’s new book.  Makes sense to me.

Look, all I want is for the Feds to do their job, enforce the laws, protect the border and stay out of my business.  I’m looking for accountability from our elected officials.  Hold the rhetoric, eliminate all the blah-blah-blah, and pass on the guest shots on Greta.  Just do your job! 

Or how about this thought?  If law makers in Washington are that hot in bringing in these immigrants by the thousands, why don’t we set up one big tent city in the National Mall in Washington?  Hey Nancy, c’mon on down and rub elbows with your new friends!!!  Harry, these are your “classmates”!   Don’t you want to spend some time with Juan and Julio?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Now, don’t burn the burgers and be careful with those fireworks……..

 

Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious…….that’s for you CW.  Happy Fourth of July!

 


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