Thursday, July 15, 2010

Justice: Sanctuary cities safe from law - #teaparty

Justice: Sanctuary cities safe from law - Washington Times: "A week after suing Arizona and arguing that the state's immigration law creates a patchwork of rules, the Obama administration said it will not go after so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, on the grounds that they are not as bad as a state that 'actively interferes.'"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Watchdog: Feds Were Asleep at the Switch When Minnesota Felons Went to the Polls #teaparty

FOXNews.com - Watchdog: Feds Were Asleep at the Switch When Minnesota Felons Went to the Polls: "The federal government is required under the Civil Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act to make sure that states purge their voter rolls of ineligible voters — the dead, those who have moved, felons, undocumented immigrants, etc. — and to ensure that elections are administered and conducted fairly, said Dan McGrath, executive director of Minnesota Majority.�"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Power Line - Government debt in human terms #teaparty

Power Line - Government debt in human terms
Ken posits a family of four living in Richmond and making $125,000, which he says is the median income for an American two-income professional couple. This hypothetical (I assume) family owns a home worth $450,000 on which it owes $266,000. It also owes $34,000 in loans on two cars. The cars and its other personal property are worth $45,00. Finally, the couple has savings and investments that add up to $76,000.

The young couple believes its net worth to be about $270,000, the amount by which its assets exceeds its liabilities -- the debt on the house and the cars. But this calculation fails to consider the household's portion of federal, local, and state debt and unfunded government financial commitments.

That amount, according to Ken, is $1,069,100. If it's considered a liability, the family is suddenly almost $800,000 in the hole.