Friday, April 25, 2008

Light Reading Material for the Weekend

In Just one year - - -Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following:

Part 1
A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!
Remember, it's Congress that makes law not the President.
He has to work with what's handed to him.

Quote of the Day........"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." -- Barack Obama

Part 2:

Taxes...Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics enlightening and amazing.

Taxes under Clinton Taxes under Bush 2008

Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250

Both democratic candidates will return to the higher tax rates
It is amazing how many people that fall into the categories above
think Bush is screwing them and Bill Clinton was the greatest
President ever. If Obama or Hillary are elected, they both say
they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the
people that fall into the categories above can't wait for it to
This is like the movie, The Sting with Paul Newman; you scam
somebody out of some money and they don't even know what happened.

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this:
Boy, am I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda
that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.
I now find that to be RIDICULOUS. I hope the following 14 reasons are
forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick
of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal
aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at: Source

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance
programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for
illegal aliens.
verify at: Source

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for
illegal aliens.
Verify at: Source

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and
secondary school education for children here illegally and they
cannot speak a word of English!
verify at: Source
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the
American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at Source

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at: Source
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at: Source

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for
Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: Source

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages
are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at: Source
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime
rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In
particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime
problem in the US.
Verify at: Source
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION
illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border; also, as many as
19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds
of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S
from the Southern border.
Verify at: Homeland Security Report: Source

12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total
cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an
average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five
year period."
Verify at: Source
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in
remittances back to their countries of origin.
Verify at: Source

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One
Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States."
Verify at: Source

The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.
Are we THAT stupid? If this doesn't bother you then just delete the

If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of
your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the
country including every representative in Washington, D.C. - five
times a week for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of
intelligence in our policies and enforcement thereof.


cmk said...

A very, VERY interesting read!

allee said...

Ain't it grand? And as an "American Citizen," I've been told to get stuffed by these very same agencies time and again when I needed help, up to and including WIC for infant formula FOR TWO CHILDREN, Medicaid when I had no health insurance and worked a minimum-wage job, free/reduced lunches for FOUR children, and the list goes on. I haven't qualified for a friggin' DIME, but they damned well make sure they suck as much as they can out of me every payday in taxes. Then to add insult to injury, they've jacked up the state income tax (of course, retro-applying the new higher rate back over the previous year, even though the rate at that time was lower) and added the state 6% sales tax to MORE services than had previously been taxed.


Amanda said...

Nice post! I should link to you on my one on econ. I am glad I have a blog friend that loves this stuff too!

Funny ass comment by Obama...

The illegal aliens information is just disgusting. Do you know that during the time of the Texas serial killer they would pull trains over and discover thousands upon thousands of illegals and deport them. They stopped that once they found the killer but I think that instead of wasting away our money on uneeded social programs we should spend it on a force that does just that.

paisley said...

this was a post that really hit home... i never had a problem with illegals,, till i knew some.. the girls i work with are almost all illegals.. they have id's... but they are not really the person who's name is on the id's.... and claim dependents somehow that they don't really have resulting in the fact that they get more money in every check,,4 times as much money back every year on their income taxes,, and will also be receiving the maximum $120.00 allotment on the refund bush is sending out...

total bullshit... but what does one do???????

meleah rebeccah said...

wow. Um..I didnt know HALF of this information....