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Illegal Immigrant Dilemma: Tallies in Real Time

Posted by wordforit on December 27, 2007

 ImmigrationCounters.com:

Alexander Hamilton opposed granting citizenship immediately to new immigrants: “To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they [set] foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.” Instead, he recommended that we gradually draw newcomers into American life, “to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of a philosophy, at least, of their feeling a real interest in our affairs”.

Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birth place, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here.”

Visit Immigration Counters.com to see tallies in real time concerning:

* Money Wired to Mexico Since Jan 2006

* Illegal Immigrants in Country

* Cost of Social Services for Illegal Immigrants Since 1996

*Children of Illegals in Public Schools 

*OTM Illegals In Country

*Cost of Incarcerations Since 2001

*Illegal Immigrant Fugitives

*Anchor Babies Since 2002

*Skilled Jobs Taken by Illegal Immigrants

and more as the tickers roll continually!

ImmigrationCounters.com is dedicated to those concerned with how their borders and immigration laws are being managed. It shows the realities of illegal immigration, while challenging the popular myths. After decades of passively watching these problems grow, Americans are now waking up to the severity of this issue. Thanks to informed citizens’ quick actions, 20 loopholes were discovered in the 347-page Immigration Reform Act. The document became suspect when a complex, previously ignored problem suddenly had “a bill living in the shadows” that required a quick vote. Some legislators are now wisely suggesting that we address immigration problems with smaller bills in order to solve the problem incrementally, piece-by-piece, rather than trying to fix the entire problem at once–an impossible task. Securing our borders, enforce the existing laws, punish employers who violate the laws, removing the magnets by curbing free social services for illegal immigrants and demand that Latin American leaders create a strong middle class. We must also address the fact that we are soft on illegal immigrants caught in crimes and not deported. No other country would allow this to continue. If we remove the many “magnets” which attract illegal immigrants into our country, we’ll see significant self-deportation as a result. Government agencies and officials at all levels must address the concerns of the nation as well as local communities when it comes to immigration, both legal and illegal. Past mistakes have been made in attempts to fix immigration; our communities can no longer afford these kinds of mistakes….”

Full Article: ImmigrationCounters.com  

Outstanding information!

God’s Blessings…

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A Lil’ Ditty about Taxes

Posted by wordforit on December 26, 2007

Tax his land,
 Tax his wage,
 Tax his bed in which he lays.

 Tax his tractor,
 Tax his mule,
 Teach him taxes is the rule.

 Tax his cow,
 Tax his goat,
 Tax his pants,
 Tax his coat.
 
Tax his ties,
 Tax his shirts,
 Tax his work,
 Tax his dirt.
 
Tax his tobacco,
 Tax his drink,
 Tax him if he tries to think.
 
Tax his booze,
 Tax his beers,
 If he cries,
 Tax his tears.
 
Tax his bills,
 Tax his gas,
 Tax his notes,
 Tax his cash.
 
Tax him good and let him know
 That after taxes, he has no dough.
 
If he hollers,
 Tax him more,
 Tax him until he’s good and sore.
 
Tax his coffin,
 Tax his grave,
 Tax the sod in which he lays.
 Put these words upon his tomb,
 ‘Taxes drove me to my doom!’
 
And when he’s gone,
 We won’t relax,
 We’ll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
 
Accounts Receivable Tax
 Building Permit Tax
 CDL License Tax
 Cigarette Tax
 Corporate Income Tax
 Dog License Tax
 Federal Income Tax
 Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
 Fishing License Tax
 Food License Tax
 Fuel Permit Tax
 Gasoline Tax
 Hunting License Tax
 Inheritance Tax
 Inventory Tax
 IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
 IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
 Liquor Tax,
 Luxury Tax,
 Marriage License Tax,
 Medicare Tax,
 Property Tax,
 Real Estate Tax,
 Service charge taxes,
 Social Security Tax,
 Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
 Sales Taxes, 
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
 School Tax,
 State Income Tax,
 State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
 Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
 Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
 Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
 Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
 Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
  Telephone State and Local Tax,
 Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
 Utility Tax,
 Vehicle License Registration Tax,
 Vehicle Sales Tax,
 Watercraft Registration Tax,
 Well Permit Tax,
 Workers Compensation Tax. 
 
Think This Is Funny?

 Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, 

and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.    

We had absolutely no national debt,

had the largest middle class in the world,

and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. 
 
What happened?  Can you spell ‘politicians!’ 
 
And I still have to ‘press1’ for English. 
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Thanks, Sis, for sending this! I Love You Bunches! xoxoxox

 Never thought about taxes in this way…strange how we become “accustomed” but it has been a surpise to have to ‘add taxes’ in some considerations.

 

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To Even Consider Removing “In God We Trust”…

Posted by wordforit on November 9, 2007

2Chronicles7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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How Low Can the Dollar Go? Thoughts from 12 Experts.

By Jessica Hupp  

Currency Trading.net (right-click=new window)

Recently the dollar has seen troubled times. After reaching parity with the Canadian dollar and the offloading of US Treasuries from Asian countries, things just aren’t looking good. Find out what financial experts have to say about the dollar’s future.

The Telegraph reports, “Barclays expect the Fed to cut rates by another quarter point to 5pc in a move that further erode one of the dollar’s key props.” Paul Robinson, strategist for Barclays, explains, “We’re dollar bears. The dollar is coming up for an important few weeks. We expect it to get quite a bit weaker.” They believe that it’s possible the dollar could fall to $1.50 on the euro.

Thomas Stopler, economist for Goldman Sachs, predicts a troublesome future for the dollar. Based on the negative capital-flows situation, he interprets data to mean that “there will be a weaker dollar.”

According to a report from The Telegraph, “data from the US Treasury showed outflows of $163bn (£80bn) from all forms of US investments.” Mac Ostwald of Insinger de Beaufort finds these numbers “absolutely stunning,” and warns that inflation could make things even worse for the dollar: “”Woe betide US Treasuries if inflation does not remain benign.” $52 billion worth of the treasuries in the outflow are from Asian investors, including Japan, China, and Taiwan.

According to Ian Stannard of Paribas, things aren’t looking good for the dollar, as “it is not just foreigners who are selling US assets. Americans are turning their back as well.” He believes that this situation “exceeds the worst fears,” and ultimately, the data is “extremely negative” for the dollar.

Although the dollar has fallen quite a bit already, International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo de Rato asserts that it’s still “overvalued relative to medium-term fundamentals.” Digital Journal reports that the IMF hinted, “the dollar may be headed for further decline,” with the US trade deficit, slow-growing economy, and cut in interest rates to blame.

  • 6. Jerome Booth, Ashmore Group: “The dollar will keep falling in the near term no matter what”.

Jerome Booth isn’t optimistic for the dollar, either. He believes that it’s just not a good investment vehicle: “It’s a question of returns, and returns in dollar-denominated assets are simply very low when compared with other regions”. Because of this, his prediction is grim, asserting that “the dollar will keep falling in the near term no matter what”.

In a note to clients, Wells Fargo currency strategist Nick Bennenbroek asserts that there’s still room for a greater dollar fall. He explains, “We do believe the greenback is consolidating and not too far from bottoming out, but today’s price action suggests there is still potential for some further weakness.” According to Bennenbroek, recent gains in the dollar’s strength are “corrective”.

Senior Bank of New York Mellon strategist Michael Woolfolk seems to think data and opinionated buzz points to a weakening dollar. “Bearish dollar-sentiment appears to be solidly in place going into the weekend,” he said. Because of this, Woolfolk thinks that, regardless of incoming US data, “the dollar has further room to fall”.

Greenspan doesn’t see doom in the dollar’s near future. Although China sales of US Treasuries are troublesome, he believes that “markets are clever enough not to overreact.” He says this is old news, and doesn’t expect to see a large reaction. An attendee of Greenspan’s presentation reports his sentiment as, “It’s already-known information that won’t trigger any rapid drop in the U.S. dollar.”

Eisuke Sakakibara is concerned that if US economic growth “fall[s] below 1 percent”, the dollar may “plunge.” This plunge, according to Sakakibara, would require intervention from the US, Japan and the EU to put a stop to it.

Masashi Kurabe sees the possibility of stagflation, a period of both inflation and economic stagnation. “Economic data raise the question whether the U.S. economy will fall into stagflation,” he says. A period of stagflation could have “negative implications for the dollar”.

Mansoor Mohiuddin sees a positive future for the dollar, calling its current weakness “unsustainable”. He believes that the G7 meeting will spark a resurgence of the dollar, explaining, “A strong G7 statement this weekend could be just what the dollar needs”. Bloomberg reports UBS “predicted the dollar will rise 5.2 percent in the next three months as the Federal Reserve delays further interest rate cuts”.

Despite a few experts with a positive outlook for the dollar, the general consensus reflects a future that doesn’t look good. According to these experts, there is room for the dollar to continue to fall, and currency traders should vigilantly look for political and economic indicators that could bring trouble for the dollar.

Currency Trading.net 

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2Chronicles7:14~If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

God’s answer to Solomon’s prayer.

God gave a gracious answer to Solomon’s prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man’s sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously affected all he designed, for adorning both God’s house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon’s praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord’s displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.

His Eye Is On the Sparrow…Matthew 10:29

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