Thursday, February 24, 2011

California To Raise Taxes to Pay For Mexican Occupation & Welfare State in Our Borders

CA PUTS OUT $20 BILLION A YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLGALS. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT TO KEEP CRIMINAL ILLEGALS IN STATE PRISONS COSTS A BILLION ALONE! LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHERE HALF THE WORK FORCE ARE ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, PUTS OUT $600 MILLION PER YEAR IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS!.. .AND THEY’RE HOPPING OUR BORDERS, JOBS, AND “FREE” ANCHOR BABY BIRTHING DAILY!

NO TALK FROM LA RAZA BROWN ABOUT CUTTING THE MEX WELFARE STATE? LIKE ANY LA RAZA DEM, IT’S ONLY ABOUT RAISING TAXES TO PAY FOR MEXICO’S OCCUPATION!



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February 24, 2011

California’s Tax Aversion Complicates Budget Math

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

OAKLAND, Calif. — For nearly two months, Gov. Jerry Brown has been immersed in a furious effort to win the support of the Legislature for his proposal to close a $26.6 billion budget gap with spending cuts and by asking voters to approve $12 billion in taxes in a special election this June.

Yet even if Mr. Brown rallies the Legislature behind the plan in the coming weeks — no small matter, given that he needs the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to put a tax measure on the ballot — the fight in Sacramento might prove to be the easy part.

Mr. Brown would then face the challenge of persuading voters to support extensions of sales, personal and vehicle registration taxes in a national environment where hostility to taxes is soaring, and in a state that, no matter its propensity for electing Democrats, has repeatedly rejected tax initiatives. And one of the major national antitax advocates — Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform — has intervened, pressuring Republicans here not to give Mr. Brown the votes to put the measure on the ballot, and pledging to make certain voters defeat it if they do.

The stakes are high, not only for the future of a state that has been under fiscal siege for three years — without the tax increases, Mr. Brown and lawmakers would have to make $26.6 billion in cuts — but for Mr. Brown’s governorship as well.

“It’s tough; it’s very tough,” said John A. Perez, a Democrat who is the speaker of the Assembly. “But it’s doable.”

Even with the cloud of uncertainty in Sacramento, Mr. Brown’s aides and Democratic leaders have quietly begun laying the groundwork for a campaign on behalf of the tax extensions that is expected to cost $40 million to $60 million, a huge amount of money reflecting the cost of statewide television advertising here. Much of that money would come from state labor unions. Labor groups are already running polls and conducting focus groups that have, officials said, found great but not insurmountable resistance to tax increases.

One lesson from those polls and focus groups that Mr. Brown has already incorporated into his public speeches: emphasizing that these are extensions of taxes that people are already paying, rather than new taxes.

Mr. Brown’s advisers have studied the tactics used one of the few times voters supported a tax increase — in 1993, when Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican, won approval for an extension of a half-cent sales tax.

Mr. Brown’s aides said it was critical that the measure be perceived as having bipartisan support in the polarized capital, even if it meant just counting the five Republican lawmakers Mr. Brown will need to reach the two-thirds threshold. (In 1993, Mr. Wilson and the Assembly speaker at the time, Willie L. Brown Jr., a Democrat, teamed up to campaign for the half-cent sales tax extension.)

Democrats plan to directly link the tax surcharges to education and public safety. (Mr. Wilson linked his sales tax surcharge to saving public safety jobs; it did not hurt that in the midst of the campaign, some of the worst wildfires in the history of California swept the hills of Malibu, producing images of firefighters in action on the evening news.)

In addition, Democrats said, Mr. Brown would seek to make the case that after years of stopgap approaches to the state’s mounting budget problems, this one would, barring any calamity, legitimately balance the budget and put the state on a road to normalcy.

“Most of the surveys we review say essentially the same thing: If the people believe that this is a fair solution and that it actually has the real possibility of putting the fiscal crisis behind us, that they will support it,” said Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat and the president pro tem of the State Senate. “People want us to get on with it.”

Even at these early stages, there are disagreements. Some Democrats argued that Mr. Brown has to hit hard in warning about what would be cut if the tax extensions were not enacted. At the same time, Mr. Brown has warned against alarmism, saying that would backfire in a state that is, after three years of a budget debacle, almost hostile to public officials on budget issues.

History suggests the challenges facing the governor. In 2009, an effort by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Republican governor, and Democratic leaders to win approval of similar tax extensions failed. “We ended up beating those taxes two to one after being outspent 20 to one,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “And we are going to have a lot more resources this time. We won’t show up to a gunfight with a knife.”

Before last year’s elections, Mr. Norquist’s group obtained signatures on a no-tax pledge from all 27 Republicans in the Assembly and 12 of the 15 Republicans in the Senate. Mr. Norquist noted that Republican lawmakers in California who had voted for tax increases before had lost and made clear he intended to make certain that happened again if any of the signers gave Mr. Brown the votes to put the taxes on the ballot.

“I think it’s extremely unlikely and I’d be very disappointed — my feelings will be hurt — if these people break their word to the people of California,” Mr. Norquist said. “The people of California will crush them if they break their promise.”

Mr. Brown’s advisers and Democratic legislative leaders said they were hopeful of picking off enough Republicans to get the taxes on the ballot by making the argument that they were not voting for tax increases — and thus breaking their pledge to Mr. Norquist — but for giving voters here the right to decide what they want.

Mr. Wilson won support for his tax initiative by a considerable margin: 58 percent of voters passed that surcharge. In this environment, Mr. Brown would be happy to win by a single percentage point.

“And remember this,” said Dan Schnur, who was Mr. Wilson’s chief spokesman at the time. “You had a Democratic Legislature and a Republican governor working in lock step. The tax was earmarked to go to firefighters. And on the day of the vote, you had raging fires going on in Malibu so people in Southern California going to vote saw fires on their way to the ballot box. I spent years denying that I set them.”

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TEN MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE MEXICANS!

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http://ag.ca.gov/wanted/mostwanted.php?fid=mostWantedFugitives_2010-01

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http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53103 Did you know illegals kill 12 Americans a day?

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1738432/posts FBI Crime Statistics - Crimes committed by illegals.

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http://www.mexica-movement.org/ They claim all of North America for Mexico!



Lou Dobbs Tonight

Monday, February 11, 2008

In California, League of United Latin American Citizens has adopted a resolution to declare "California Del Norte" a sanctuary zone for immigrants. The declaration urges the Mexican government to invoke its rights under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo "to seek third nation neutral arbitration of disputes concerning immigration laws and their enforcement." We’ll have the story.



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latimes.com

Opinion

California must stem the flow of illegal immigrants

The state should go after employers who hire them, curb taxpayer-funded benefits, deploy the National Guard to help the feds at the border and penalize 'sanctuary' cities.



Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."



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The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.

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“THE AMNESTY ALONE WILL BE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN THE LAST 25 YEARS”…. Heritage Foundation

"The amnesty alone will be the largest expansion of the welfare system in the last 25 years," says Robert Rector, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and a witness at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in San Diego Aug. 2. "Welfare costs will begin to hit their peak around 2021, because there are delays in citizenship. The very narrow time horizon [the CBO is] using is misleading," he adds. "If even a small fraction of those who come into the country stay and get on Medicaid, you're looking at costs of $20 billion or $30 billion per year."

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CORPORATE FASCIST - ENEMY No. 1 OF the AMERICAN PEOPLE

THE U.S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE – CORPORATE FASCIST AND FRONT FOR CORPORATE PILLAGERS… PUSHING FOR OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY, NO E-VERIFY, CONTINUED OBAMA NON-ENFORCEMENT OF OUR LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS IN OUR JOBS!






THE U. S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE – ENEMY No. 1 OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!





HERE’S WHAT ELSE THE CHAMBER FASCIST ARE UP TO:



“The chamber has long opposed [7] environmental standards. In the 1980s, it fought a ban on the dumping of hazardous waste. In the 1990s, it fought smog and soot standards. On climate change, though, it’s gone pretty near berserk.”



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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

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Go to http://www.MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com and read articles and comments from other Americans on what they’ve witnessed in their communities around the country. While most of the population of California is now ILLEGAL, the problems, costs, assault to our culture by Mexico is EVERYWHERE. copy and pass it to your friends.



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Published on The Nation (http://www.thenation.com)

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How the Chamber of Commerce Darkens the Skies

Bill McKibben
February 22, 2011

The article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com [1].



In Beijing, they celebrate when they have a “blue sky day [2],” when, that is, the haze clears long enough so that you can actually see the sun. Many days, you can’t even make out the next block.

Washington, by contrast, looks pretty clean: white marble monuments, broad, tree-lined avenues, the beautiful, green spread of the mall. But its inhabitants—at least those who vote in Congress—can’t see any more clearly than the smoke-shrouded residents of Beijing.

Their view, however, is obscured by a different kind of smog. Call it money pollution. The torrents of cash now pouring unchecked into our political system cloud judgment and obscure science. Money pollution matters as much as or more than the other kind of dirt. That money is the single biggest reason that, as the planet swelters through the warmest years [3] in the history of civilization, we have yet to take any real action as a nation on global warming.

And if you had to pick a single “power plant” whose stack was spewing out the most smoke? No question about it, that would be the US Chamber of Commerce, whose headquarters are conveniently located directly across the street from the White House. On its webpage, the chamber brags [4] that it’s the biggest lobby in Washington, “consistently leading the pack in lobbying expenditures.”

The group spent as much as $33 million [5] trying to influence the midterm 2010 elections, and has announced that it will beat that in 2012. That, of course, is its right, especially now that the Supreme Court, in its Citizens United ruling, opened the floodgates for corporate speech (as in “money talks”).

But the chamber does what it does with a twist. It claims [4] to represent “three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.” The organization, that is, seems to speak for a country full of barbers and florists, car dealers, restaurant owners, and insurance salesmen, not to mention the small entrepreneurs who make up local and state chambers of commerce across the country.

At least when it comes to energy and climate, though, that claim is, politely put, a fib. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have to say where it gets its money, but last year a group called U.S. ChamberWatch [6] used one of the last disclosure laws still in existence to uncover a single pertinent fact. They went to the headquarters of the chamber and asked to see its IRS 990 form. It showed that 55 percent of its funding came from just sixteen companies, each of which gave more than a million dollars. It doesn’t have to say which companies, but by their deeds shall you know them.

The chamber has long opposed [7] environmental standards. In the 1980s, it fought a ban on the dumping of hazardous waste. In the 1990s, it fought smog and soot standards. On climate change, though, it’s gone pretty near berserk.

In 2009, for instance, one of its officials even demanded [8] a “twenty-first-century Scopes monkey trial” for global warming: “It would be the science of climate change on trial,” the chamber’s senior vice president for environment, technology, and regulatory affairs explained.

That didn’t go over so well. Several high-profile companies quit the chamber. Apple Computer, the very exemplar of the universe of cutting-edge technology, explained [9]: “We would prefer that the chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis.”

Other businesses complained that they hadn’t been consulted. Some, like Nike [10], quit the organization’s board. “We just weren’t clear in how decisions on climate and energy were being made,” said a Nike spokesman.

One thing was for sure: they weren’t being made by 3 million small businesses—because many local chambers of commerce started quitting [11] the chamber as well. From Florida and South Carolina to Missouri and Kansas, from Colorado and Pennsylvania to New Hampshire and Washington, dozens of local chambers have announced that the US Chamber doesn’t speak for them on these issues. In Largo, Florida, for instance, the head of the local chamber explained [12] that the US Chamber was composed, “for the most part, of political action committees and business lobbyists. They hold little resemblance to the local chambers of commerce that have been the cornerstone of their communities for generations.”

Faced with that kind of incipient rebellion, the chamber backtracked just a little, issuing a statement saying that they didn’t really want a global warming version of a monkey trial after all, and that climate change was an “important issue [13].” (The same statement went on to call for transforming the United States into the “Saudi Arabia of clean coal.”)

The happy talk in public, however, has done nothing to change the agenda the chamber pushes so powerfully in private. The same year as that statement, for instance, the organization petitioned [14] the Environmental Protection Agency to take no action on global warming on the grounds that “populations can acclimatize to warmer climates via a range of range of behavioral, physiological, and technological adaptations.”

Now, read that again. No suggestion here that sixteen dinosaur companies adapt their business model to a reality that now includes melting ice caps, desertification and massive flooding, ever fiercer storms and acidifying oceans. Instead, they would prefer that every human being (and every other species) be so kind as to adapt their behavior and physiology to the needs of this tiny coterie of massive contributors. Forever.

What’s become clear is that the US Chamber of Commerce, an organization formed in 1912, more than a century after the first local chamber came into being, is anything but a benign umbrella for American small businesses. Quite the opposite: it’s a hard-edged ideological shop. It was Glenn Beck, after all, who said [15] of the chamber that “they are us,” and urged his viewers to send them money. (Beck personally contributed $10,000 of the $32 million he earned [16] in 2009.) The chamber’s chief lobbyist even called in to offer his personal thanks. It shouldn’t have come as a great surprise: Beck’s Fox News parent, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, had given its own million-dollar donation [17] to the chamber.

Thanks to the Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, there’s no way to keep the chamber and others from running their shadowy election-time campaigns. As long as monster companies are pumping money into their coffers, it’s “free speech” all the way and they’ll simply keep on with their dodgy operations.

Still, the rest of us can stand up and be counted. We can tell the Congressional representatives taking their money that they don’t speak for us. We can urge more big companies to act like Apple and Microsoft, which publicly denounced [18] the chamber. (It’s good to hear Levi Strauss, General Electric, and Best Buy making similar noises.) We need to hear from more dissenting chambers of commerce. It cheered me to find that the CEO of the Greater New York Chamber said [19], “They don’t represent me,” or to discover that just a few weeks ago the Seattle chamber cut [20] its ties.

But it’s even more important to hear from small businesspeople, the very contingent the US Chamber of Commerce draws on for its credibility. Across America in the coming months, volunteers from the climate change organization I helped to found, 350.org [21], will be fanning out to canvass local businesses—all those bakeries and beauty salons, colleges and chiropractors, pharmacies and fitness centers that belong to local chambers of commerce.

The volunteers will be asking for signatures on a statement announcing that “the US Chamber doesn’t speak for me,” and offering businesspeople the chance to post videos expressing just how differently they do think when it comes to global warming, energy and the environment. It’s a chance to emphasize that American business should be about nimbleness, creativity and adaptation—that it’s prepared to cope with changing circumstances, instead of using political cash to ensure that yesterday’s technologies remain on artificial life support.

It’s easy to guess how the US Chamber of Commerce will respond to this campaign. Last week, a series of leaks showed that their law firm had been carrying out [22] extended negotiations with at least one “security firm” to collect intelligence [23] on the chamber’s adversaries, including the group that uncovered the tax data showing where their money came from. Once the leak was made public, the chamber’s law firm cut off the negotiations, but not before they received “samples” of the kind of intelligence they presumably wanted—pictures [24] of their opponents’ children, for instance, or the news that one foe attended a “Jewish church [25]” near Washington.

For the record: I don’t like the chamber’s deceptions. I belong to the Methodist church in my hometown. Keep away from my daughter.

With my colleagues at 350.org, I’ll do what I can to help undermine the chamber's claim to represent American business. I don’t know if we can win this fight against money pollution, but we’re going to do what we can to clear the air.

ASSAULT ON AMERICA WORKER TO PAY FOR BANKSTERS' PILLAGE: Cook County, Illinois to cut jobs and social services

Cook County, Illinois to cut jobs and social services

REALITY OF OBAMA'S RECOVER: bankster donors only! Borders bankruptcy, falling US home prices point to deepening slump

Borders bankruptcy, falling US home prices point to deepening slump


OBAMA’S BANKSTER DONORS ARE DOING EXCELLENT! MASSIVE BAILOUTS TO BUY OTHER BANKSTER ENTITIES, HUGE TAX-PAYER GUARANTEED PROFITS, STAGGERING BONUSES, AND EVERY ONE FROM OBAMA TO THE ENTIRE CONGRESS BOUGHT BY WALL ST.




MEANWHILE THE BORDERS ARE PUSHED OPEN, BIG BUSINESS PUSHES FOR MORE ILLEGALS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED, MEX WELFARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALONE HEADS ABOVE $600 MILLION PER YEAR!



AND AS THE BANKSTERS PULLIN TRUCK LOADS OF LOOT, FORECLOSURES ARE ALSO SOARING!

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Realty/Trac, a California-based data seller, predicts that the number of homes receiving a foreclosure notice will climb by 20 percent in 2011, reaching a peak for the housing crisis.

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Borders bankruptcy, falling US home prices point to deepening slump

By Barry Grey

24 February 2011

A report this week documenting a continuing fall in home prices, following last week’s bankruptcy filing by Borders, the country’s second largest bookstore chain, shows that the basic US economy remains mired in slump despite soaring corporate profits and generally rising stock prices.

The decline in home prices, in particular, reflects the mounting social distress of tens of millions of Americans under conditions of near double-digit unemployment and an ever-expanding wave of home foreclosures. It underscores the superficial and unsustainable character of the so-called economic recovery—which, at any rate, is a recovery overwhelmingly for the wealthy.

On February 16, Borders Group Inc. filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection and identified 200 of its 642 stores that are to be closed in the next several weeks. The forty-year-old Michigan-based company added that it may close an additional 75 stores in the future.

The closures will result in the layoff of 6,000 of Borders’ 18,000 employees.

On February 22, the S&P Case-Shiller home price index for December, 2010 was released, showing a decline of 1 percent as compared to the previous month across 20 major metropolitan areas—the fifth consecutive monthly decline. Home prices fell in 18 of the 20 cities surveyed.

Home prices fell to new lows in eleven cities. Over the past year, they fell 2.4 percent in the 20 largest cities and 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. The 20-city index is already off 31.2 percent from its peak. Average home prices in Atlanta, Cleveland, Las Vegas and Detroit are now below the levels of eleven years ago.

A separate national survey by Case-Shiller showed that home prices have fallen back nearly to their post-crash low point of early 2009. It reported a price decline of 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter and 4.1 percent for all of 2010.

In a conference call Tuesday, Robert Shiller, the Yale University economist who co-founded the index, said there was a “substantial risk” of home prices falling another 15 to 25 percent.

“Every place is pretty much getting hit a second time for essentially the same reasons,” Andrew LePage, an analyst with DataQuick Information Systems, told the New York Times. “Slow economic recovery, little job growth, still-tight credit, no more government stimulus, a pervasive and gnawing sense that prices could fall more, too few people getting jobs and too many worrying about losing the one they have.”

The price decline in recent months has been driven by a rising share of distressed home sales, resulting from the millions of homes that have been foreclosed over the past several years. The proportion of US mortgages in foreclosure at the end of 2010 matched an all-time high, the Mortgage Bankers Association said last week.

Realty/Trac, a California-based data seller, predicts that the number of homes receiving a foreclosure notice will climb by 20 percent in 2011, reaching a peak for the housing crisis.

Another indication of the mounting impact of the economic crisis is the financial report released Tuesday by Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer. The company reported a substantial profit in the fourth quarter of 2010, but acknowledged that its US sales declined for the seventh consecutive quarter during the Christmas shopping period.

Same-store sales declined 1.8 percent in the quarter from the previous year, and overall sales were down 0.5 percent. Store traffic also declined in both the fourth quarter and for the year as a whole.

Households with annual incomes of $70,000 or less make up 68 percent of the retail chain’s business. It is losing sales to cheaper rivals, such as dollar stores.

Border’s mass layoff was only the biggest of a string of major job cuts announced over the past week. The Labor Department on Tuesday reported that mass layoffs—defined as involving 50 or more workers—increased in January from the previous month. Such layoffs in January resulted in 149,799 lost jobs.

Major layoffs announced over the past week include:

• Minneapolis-based medical device maker Medtronic announced it will cut 1,500 to 2,000 jobs, some 5 percent of its workforce.

• Three contractors at the Fort Monmouth Army installation in New Jersey said they will lay off a combined total of 525 workers beginning next month. The military base is slated for closure. L-3 Services, CTSC LLC and Tecom-Vinnell Services filed notice of the layoffs with the state Labor Department.

• Petit Jean Poultry announced it will close its plant in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on April 1, ending 385 jobs.

• ConAgra Foods said it will lay off 230 workers from a Slim Jim production plant in Garner, North Carolina.

• A GE Energy distribution center in Mascot, Tennessee will close this year, eliminating the jobs of nearly 200 workers.

• Juice and jelly maker Welch Foods said it will cut 174 to 184 of the jobs at its plant in Lawton, Michigan this summer.

• Robb & Stucky, a high-end home furnishing retailer, filed a notice with the state of Florida that it intends to lay off 178 employees at its Ft. Myers corporate headquarters.

• Blue Heron Paper Company in Oregon City, Oregon will cease operations Friday, leaving some 175 workers without a job. The company announced the closure in a statement released Wednesday.

• Muller Martini Manufacturing announced it will close its two Oyster Point, Virginia production plants by the end of January 2012, eliminating 160 jobs.

• Wells Fargo announced Tuesday that it will close a customer service center in Jacksonville, Florida that employs 150 people.

• Milwaukee-based Marshall & Isley Corp. said it will cut employment by 143 positions.

Among the ongoing wave of public employee layoffs, the Providence, Rhode Island school district said Tuesday it had sent dismissal notices to every public school teacher because the budget process remained unresolved. Stockton, California school officials voted Tuesday to send layoff notices to nearly 500 employees, and the city council of the Detroit suburb of Allen Park approved the layoff of the town’s entire 25-man fire department.

WALL ST and WHITE HOUSE WAR ON THE AMERICAN WORKER Democrats and Republicans target state employees

Democrats and Republicans target state employees

THE REASON OBAMA PUSHES OUR BORDERS OPEN WIDER, LIES ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY, SABOTAGES E-VERIFY, PROMISES ILLEGALS AMNESTY or at least continued NON-ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS... IS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED FOR HIS CORPORATE PAYMASTERS!

OTHER THAN MEXICO, AND THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA, IT IS THE U.S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE that pushes for the OBAMA -DALEY OPEN BORDERS and AMNESTY AGENDAS!

MOST OF THE FORTUNE 500 ARE GENEROUS DONORS TO THE MEX FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA!

KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED... even if they sell out every AMERICA worker to put a "cheap" labor illegal in that job!!!

ALIEN NATION: American Under the Weight of Mexican Occupation

ALIEN NATION - FORTUNE 500 FINANCES THE MEX FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA "THE RACE"


OTHER THAN OBAMA, AND THE FORTUNE 500, ONLY THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ENEMY No. 1 OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PUSHES HARDER FOR OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY OR AT LEAST CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT!



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ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion



Date: 2007-01-03, 9:46AM



May 2006 – ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion – Why America's government invites rampant illegal immigration



It's widely regarded as America's biggest problem: Between 12 and 20 million aliens (MOST SOURCES SUGGEST THERE ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY NEARLY 40 MILLION ILLEGALS HERE NOW) – including large numbers of criminals, gang members and even terrorists – have entered this nation illegally, with countless more streaming across our scandalously unguarded borders daily.



The issue polarizes the nation, robs citizens of jobs, bleeds taxpayers, threatens America's national security and dangerously balkanizes the country into unassimilated ethnic groups with little loyalty or love for America's founding values. Indeed, the de facto invasion is rapidly transforming America into a totally different country than the one past generations have known and loved.



And yet – most Americans have almost no idea what is really going on, or why it is happening.



While news reports depict demonstrations and debates, and while politicians promise "comprehensive border security programs," no real answers ever seem to emerge.



But there are answers. Truthful answers. Shocking answers.



In its groundbreaking May edition, WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine reveals the astounding hidden agendas, plans and people behind America's immigration nightmare.



Titled "ALIEN NATION," the issue is subtitled "SECRETS OF THE INVASION: Why government invites rampant illegal immigration." Indeed, it reveals pivotal secrets very few Americans know. For example:



Did you know that the powerfully influential Council on Foreign Relations – often described as a “shadow government" – issued a comprehensive report last year laying out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter"?

Roughly translated: In the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in this issue of Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit, that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the volunteers guarding our border in Arizona."



The CFR report – important excerpts of which are published in Whistleblower – also suggests North American elitists begin getting together regularly, and presumably secretly, "to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support transatlantic relations." The Bilderberg and Wehrkunde conferences are highly secret conclaves of the powerful. For decades, there have been suspicions that such meetings were used for plotting the course of world events and especially the centralization of global decision-making.





Did you know that radical immigrant groups – including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza) – not only share a revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, but they also share common funding sources, notably the Ford and Rockefeller foundations?

''California is going to be a Hispanic state," said Mario Obeldo, former head of MALDEF. "Anyone who does not like it should leave." And MEChA's goal is even more radical: an independent ''Aztlan,'' the collective name this organization gives to the seven states of the U.S. Southwest – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. So why would the Rockefeller and Ford foundations support such groups? Joseph Farah tells the story in this issue of Whistleblower.



Why have America's politicians – of both major parties – allowed the illegal alien invasion of this nation to continue for the last 30 years unabated? With al-Qaida and allied terrorists promising to annihilate major U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, with some big-city hospital emergency rooms near closure due to the crush of so many illegals, with the rapid spread throughout the U.S. of MS-13, the super-violent illegal alien gang – with all this and more, why do U.S. officials choose to ignore the laws of the land and the will of the people to pursue, instead, policies of open borders and lax immigration enforcement?



The answers to all this and much more are in Whistleblower's "ALIEN NATION" issue.



Is there hope? Or is America lost to a demographic invasion destined to annihilate its traditional Judeo-Christian culture, and to the ever-growing likelihood that nuclear-armed jihadists will cross our porous borders and wreak unthinkable destruction here?



There most definitely is hope, according to this issue of Whistleblower. Although most politicians of both major political parties have long since abdicated their responsibility for securing America's borders and dealing effectively with the millions already here illegally, there are a few exceptions – most notably Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.



May's Whistleblower includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tancredo's forthcoming blockbuster book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security." In an extended excerpt, Whistleblower presents Tencredo's expert and inspired analysis of exactly how to solve the nation's most vexing problem.



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THERE IS A REASON WHY MANY OF THE FORTUNE 500 ARE GENEROUS DONORS TO LA RAZA… “THE RACE” THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY FOR MEXICAN SUPREMACY.



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LaRaza Calls For Boycott Against Free Speech

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No surprise here. Pulling the race/hate card again and using political correctness La Raza goes after cable shows reporting on illegal immigration.



"MurguĂ­a said she recognized that ultimately the power to change the debate lies with the Hispanic community itself. “Latinos buy products from the advertisers supporting these programs,” she said. “Latinos vote in primaries and in the general election. We have a significant role to play picking winners and losers in both arenas. We need to make it clear to those who embrace hate that they do so at their own economic and political peril.”



http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/50375/



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How many businesses can "we the people" boycott that support LaRaza and illegal immigration ?







Corporate Partners Program



The National Council of La Raza invites corporations large and small and Hispanic entrepreneurs to join in its mission to empower current and future generations of Hispanic Americans.



We encourage individual Hispanic entrepreneurs to become an NCLR partner as well. Partners like you have firsthand knowledge of the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the American Dream. We would deeply appreciate your involvement in our institution and welcome your membership participation.



Allstate Insurance Company

American Airlines

American Express Company

AstraZeneca

AT&T

Bank of America

Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund

Cardinal Health

Caterpillar Foundation

Catholic Healthcare West

Chevron Corporation

Citigroup

The Coca-Cola Company

Comcast Corporation

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Coors Brewing Company

Cox Communications

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund

Darden Restaurants Foundation

Eastman Kodak Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Fannie Mae

FedEx Corporation

Ford Motor Company

General Mills, Inc.

General Motors Corporation

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Harrah's Entertainment

Hess Foundation, Inc.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Kraft Foods, Inc.

The Kroger Co.

Lowe's

McDonald's Corporation

The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mercedes Benz

Merck/Schering-Plough

MetLife Foundation

MGM Mirage

The Microsoft Corporation

Miller Brewing Company

Morgan Stanley

Northrop Grumman Corporation

PepsiCo, Inc.

Prudential Financial

Qwest Communications

Rockwell Automation

Schering-Plough

Schneider National

Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sodhexo

Southwest Airlines

State Farm Insurance Companies

Time Warner Inc.

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Verizon Communications

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Wells Fargo

Wilmer Cutler Pickering, LLP

Xerox Corporation



http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/corporate_partners_program/



Institutional Corporate Partners

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recognizes those corporations that have invested in NCLR’s long-term strategic efforts with multiyear, multimillion-dollar commitments, including NCLR’s Empowering An American Community Campaign.



The Allstate Corporation

Bank of America

The Coca-Cola Company

Citi

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

Ford Motor Company

General Motors Corporation

MBNA Corporation

PepsiCo Foundation

The PMI Group, Inc.

State Farm Insurance Companies

UPS

Univision

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.



http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/institutional_corporate/



Corporate Programmatic Supporters

NCLR depends on our corporate partners for a variety of programmatic support in areas such as Education, Community Development, Health, Youth Leadership Development, Civil Rights and Advocacy, Workforce Development, and Affiliate Member Services.





Education

Chevron Corporation

Lockheed Martin

Lucent Technologies Foundation

Marathon Oil Corporation

Rockwell Automation

State Farm Insurance Companies

Toyota Motor Corporation

Verizon Communications, Inc.





Housing and Wealth Building

The Allstate Corporation

Chase Home Finance

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

E*TRADE Financial

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation

Wells Fargo & Company

Washington Mutual, Inc.





Health

Belrex Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company

Metropolitan Life

Novo Nordisk

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals

PepsiCo Foundation





Workforce Development

American Express Company

Ford Motor Company

The Home Depot, Inc.

PepsiCo Foundation





Youth Leadership Development

The Allstate Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corporation

GEICO

Marriott International, Inc.

MBNA Corporation

Sallie Mae

Sodexho, Inc.

Sprint Nextel Corporation

U.S. Marine Corps





Civil Rights and Advocacy

The Allstate Corporation

American Honda Finance Corporation

Bank of America

Chevron Corporation

Freddie Mac

The UPS Foundation

WFS Financial Inc.





Affiliate Member Services

Comcast Corporation

Ford Motor Company (NCLR Affiliate of the Year Award)

Microsoft Corporation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/programmatic_supporters/









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SPREAD THE WORD!

Email the entire Senate regarding the LA RAZA HISPANDERING OBAMA AMNESTY PUSH: http://houseofbills.com/email-the-senate/

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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com GO HERE AND CUT/PASTE ARTICLES TO EMAIL OR POST!

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

And there are some 800,000 gang members in this country: That’s more than the combined number of troops in our Army and Marine Corps. These gangs have become one of the principle ways to import and distribute drugs in the United States. Congressman David Reichert joins Lou to tell us why those gangs are growing larger and stronger, and why he’s introduced legislation to eliminate the top three international drug gangs.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

Monday, September 28, 2009



And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border. As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and to get your thoughts on where America is headed.

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LA RAZA – “THE (MEXICAN) RACE”….

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA

1126 16th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

202-785 1670

Get on La Raza’s email list to find out what this fascist party is doing to expand the Mexican occupation. NCLR.org

FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE, AND MEXICAN SUPREMACY

LA RAZA is the virulently racist political party for ILLEGALS (only Mexicans) and the corporations that benefit from illegals, and the employers of illegals. IT IS ILLEGAL TO HIRE AN ILLEGAL.

LA RAZA IS THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of AMERICA and has contempt for AMERICANS, AMERICAN LAWS, AMERICAN LANGUAGE, AMERICAN BORDERS, and the AMERICAN FLAG.

However LA RAZA does like the AMERICAN WELFARE SYSTEM. The welfare system in the country is so good that Mexico has dumped 38 million of their poor, illiterate , criminal and frequently pregnant over our border.

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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

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FORBES: California In Meltdown PAYS OUT $20 BILLION YEARLY SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS!

MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com


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Go to http://www.MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com and read articles and comments from other Americans on what they’ve witnessed in their communities around the country. While most of the population of California is now ILLEGAL, the problems, costs, assault to our culture by Mexico is EVERYWHERE. copy and pass it to your friends.



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CALIFORNIA – A STATE FILLED WITH ILLEGALS AND CORRUPT SELF-SERVING POLITICIANS SERVING THEIR CORPORATE RAPIST PAYMASTERS.



“So what about California? The economic well-being of many metropolitan areas in the Golden State has been sinking precipitously since 2006. This year, three California regions--Oakland, Sacramento and San Bernardino-Riverside--have sunk down into the bottom 10 on the large cities list. That's a phenomenon we've never seen before--and never expected to see.” FORBES

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CALIFORNIA IN MELTDOWN: JOBS GO FIRST TO ILLEGALS. MEXICAN GANGS HAVE INFESTED ALL CITIES. THE STATE OF CA PAYS OUT $20 BILLION PER YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS. THE STATE HAS THE LARGEST, AND MOST EXPENSIVE PRISON SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY, HALF THE PRISON POPULATION ARE ILLEGALS FROM MEXICO.

THERE ARE ONLY EIGHT (8) STATES WITH A LARGER POPULATION THAN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHERE HALF THE JOBS GO TO ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. THIS COUNTY PAYS OUT $600 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO ILLEGALS ON WELFARE, AND HIS MEXICO’S “ANCHOR” BABY BIRTHING CENTER.

BUT WHO PAYS FOR THE MEXICAN OCCUPATION AND EVER EXPANDING WELFARE STATE?

THE MEXICAN TAX-FREE UNDERGROUND ECONOMY IS CALCULATED TO BE $2 BILLION PER YEAR!

THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 2,000 CALIFORNIANS MURDERED BY ILLEGALS THAT FLED BACK OVER THE BORDER TO AVOID PROSECUTION.

THERE IS NOT ONE DEM IN CA THAT IS NOT LA RAZA ENDORSED, AND WORKS CEASELESSLY FOR VARIOUS AMNESTY PLOYS!



FEINSTEIN, BOXER, PELOSI, AND WAXMAN ALL WANT OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFY, CONTINUED OBAMA NON-ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS AS WELL AS NO ENGLISH ONLY, AND NO I.D. TO EASE ILLEGALS INTO VOTING BOOTHS!





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CA – NO LEGAL NEED APPLY!

CA – MEXICO’S WELFARE OFFICE!

CA – MEX GANG STATE!

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OBAMA KNOWS HE WORKS FOR HIS BANKSTER DONORS, WHICH IS WHY EVEN AS A NATION CONTINUES TO SPIRAL DOWN, OBAMA’S BANKSTER DONORS ARE PULLING IN MASSIVE PROFITS, STAGGERING BONUSES, AND CONTINUED UNINTERRUPTED CRIME WAVE!

IT’S A BIT DIFFERENT FOR OTHER SECTORS WHERE OBAMA IS ASSAULTING THE AMERICAN WORKER, TYPICAL ON BEHALF OF JOBS FOR ILLEGALS FIRST!

THE REASON OBAMA BROUGHT IN DALEY WAS TO OPERATE J.P. MORGAN’S INTERESTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BY THIS MORGAN BANKSTERS, AND BECAUSE DALEY IS AN ADVOCATE FOR OPEN BORDERS LIKE OBAMA!



“Unfortunately, there's not much in the way of short-term--or perhaps even medium- or long-term--hope for a strong rebound in those places. President Obama seems determined to give the automakers, for whom Michigan is home base, far rougher treatment than what he meted out to ailing companies in the financial sector.”

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FORBES.com



New Geographer

Worst Cities For Jobs

Joel Kotkin, 04.28.09, 12:00 AM ET

One of the saddest tasks in the annual survey of the best places to do business I conduct with Pepperdine University's Michael Shires is examining the cities at the bottom of the list. Yet even in these nether regions there exists considerable diversity: Some places are likely to come back soon, while others have little immediate hope of moving up. (Please also see "Best Cities For Jobs" for further analysis.)

The study is based on job growth in 336 regions--called Metropolitan Statistical Areas by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which provided the data--across the U.S. Our analysis looked not only at job growth in the last year but also at how employment figures have changed since 1996. This is because we are wary of overemphasizing recent data and strive to give a more complete picture of the potential a region has for job-seekers. (For the complete methodology, click here.)

First let's deal with the perennial losers, the sad sacks of the American economy. Mostly cities in the nation's industrial heartland, these places have ranked toward the bottom of our list for much of the past five years. Eleven of the bottom 16 regions on our list are in two states, Ohio and Michigan. In fact, the Wolverine State alone accounts for bottom four cities: Jackson, Michigan, Detroit, Saginaw and Flint.

In Depth: Worst Big Cities For Jobs

In Depth: Worst Medium-Sized Cities For Jobs

In Depth: Worst Small Cities For Jobs

Unfortunately, there's not much in the way of short-term--or perhaps even medium- or long-term--hope for a strong rebound in those places. President Obama seems determined to give the automakers, for whom Michigan is home base, far rougher treatment than what he meted out to ailing companies in the financial sector.

In addition, new environmental regulations may not help auto production, since it necessitates some carbon-spewing and therefore perhaps unacceptable levels of greenhouse gas emission.

However, not all of Michigan's problems stem from Washington or the marketplace. Many of the locations at the bottom of the list remain inhospitable to business. To be sure, housing is cheap--in Detroit, property values are fast plummeting toward zero--but running a business can be surprisingly expensive in these hard-pressed places.

In fact, according to a recent survey by the Tax Foundation, Ohio has an average tax burden roughly similar to New York, California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. But while the others are comparatively high-income states, Ohio residents no longer enjoy that level of affluence.

Can these places come back? It is un-American to abandon hope, but there needs to be a radical shift in strategy to focus on creating new middle-class jobs. Some Midwestern cities, like Kalamazoo and Indianapolis, have made some successful efforts to diversify their economies, encouraging start-ups and trying to be business-friendly.

But those are exceptions. Cleveland, one of our worst big cities, could spark a renaissance by revamping its port and nearby industrial hinterland. Once the world economy improves, it could re-emerge--building on the existing knowledge and skills of its production- and design-savvy population--as a hub for manufacturing and exports.

But right now, Cleveland does not seem to be pursuing such opportunities. As Purdue's Ed Morrison has pointed out, local leaders there seem to "confuse real estate development with economic development."

So Cleveland will focus on inanities such as convention business and tourism, believing we all fantasize about a week enjoying the sights along Lake Erie. Yet even high-profile buildings like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, completed in 1986, have not transformed a gritty old industrial town into a beacon for the hip and cool.

Old industrial cities like Cleveland are better off focusing on their locational advantages--access to roads, train lines and water routes--while offering a safe, inexpensive and friendly venue for ambitious young families, immigrants and entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, cities with formerly robust economies--like Reno, Nev., Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., West Palm Beach, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., and Phoenix--are more likely to rebound. These areas topped our list for much of the 2000s; their success was driven first by surging population and job growth and later by escalating housing prices.

But the collapse of the housing bubble and a drop in large-scale migration from other regions has weakened, often dramatically, these perennial successes. "We could rely on 1,000 people a week moving into the area," notes one longtime official in central Florida. "These people needed services, houses and bought stuff. Now the growth is a 10th of that."

Instead of waiting for the real estate bubble to return, these areas should choose to focus on boosting employment in fields like medical services, business services and light manufacturing. In much of Florida and Nevada, there's also a need to shift away from a reliance on tourism, an industry that pays poorly on average and is always subject to changes in consumer tastes.

We can even be cautiously optimistic about some of these former superstars. After all, observes Phoenix-based economist Elliot Pollack, the existing reasons for moving to Arizona, Nevada or Florida--warm weather, relatively low taxes and generally pro-business governments--have not disappeared. "There's no change in the fundamentals," he argues. "It's a transition. It's ugly, and there's pain, but it's still a cycle that will turn."

Once the economy stabilizes, Pollack says he expects the flow of people and companies from the Northeast and California to Phoenix and other former hot spots will resume, once again lured by inexpensive real estate, better conditions for business and a generally more up-to-date infrastructure.

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The Problem with California

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So what about California? The economic well-being of many metropolitan areas in the Golden State has been sinking precipitously since 2006. This year, three California regions--Oakland, Sacramento and San Bernardino-Riverside--have sunk down into the bottom 10 on the large cities list. That's a phenomenon we've never seen before--and never expected to see.

Like other Sun Belt communities, California suffered disproportionately from the housing bubble's bust, which has devastated both employment in construction-related industries as well as much of the finance sector. But some, like economist Esmael Adibi, director of the Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University, where I teach, thinks a real estate turnaround may be imminent.

Among the first to predict the potential for a real estate bubble back in 2005, these days Adibi is more upbeat, pointing to rising sales of single-family homes, particularly at the lower end of the market. California's inventory of unsold homes is now down to about six months' worth, a figure well below the national average of 9.6 months.

(ILLEGALS STILL POUR OVER OUR OPEN BORDERS AND INTO OUR JOBS AND WELFARE LINES DAILY)

It seems not everyone is ready to abandon the Golden State--but still, recovery in California may prove weaker than in surrounding states. One forecaster, Bill Watkins, even predicts unemployment could reach 15% next year, up from about 11% today. California, most likely, will see only an anemic recovery in 2010 even if growth picks up elsewhere.

Much of the problem lies with the state's notoriously inept government. The enormous budget deficit will almost certainly lead to tax increases, which will fall mostly on the state's vaunted high-income entrepreneurial residents. Stimulus funds won't do much good either, Adibi notes, since "the state is grabbing all of the federal stimulus money" to keep itself afloat.

A draconian regulatory environment also could dim California's prospects for growth. Despite double-digit unemployment, the state seems determined not only to raise taxes but also to tighten its regulatory stranglehold.

This is a stark contrast to what happened in the 1990s during the last deep recession. At that time, leaders from both political parties pulled together to reform the state's regulatory and tax environment. Almost everyone recognized the need to improve the economic climate.

But an even deeper recession, it seems, hardly troubles today's dominant players--public employees, environmental activists and gentry liberals who largely live along the coast. The state has recently passed a draconian Assembly bill aimed to offset global warming by capping greenhouse gas emissions--a measure that seems designed to discourage productive industry.

"This is becoming a horrible place to produce anything," says Watkins, who is executive director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

California's lawyers, though, might stay busy. Attorney General Jerry Brown has threatened to sue anyone who grows their business in unapproved, environment-threatening ways. To be sure, this promise may have relatively little impact on the more affluent, aging coastal communities--but it could wreak havoc on younger, less tony areas in the state's interior. Many of the local economies there still reply on resource-dependent industries like oil, manufacturing and agriculture.

It's sad because California has the capacity to recover more quickly than the rest of the country if the state moderates its spending and stops regulating itself into oblivion. This current round of legislation is so dangerous precisely because it could eviscerate the heart of the economy by slowing down entrepreneurial growth, the state's greatest asset.

Even in hard times, there are people with innovative ideas trying to bring them to market--and not just in Hollywood- and Silicon Valley-based industries but in a broad range of fields, from garments to agriculture, aerospace and processed foods. The desire to increase regulation reflects a peculiar narcissism and arrogance of the state's ruling elites, who believe the genius of San Francisco's venture capitalists and Los Angeles' image-makers alone are enough to spark a powerful recovery.

This is delusional. True, California still has a lead in everything from farm products to films to high-tech manufacturers. But it has been slowly losing ground--to both other states and overseas competitors. CEOs and top management might stay in the Golden State, but they increasingly send outside its borders all jobs that don't require access to the local market, genius scientists or talented entertainers.

"There's a feeling in California that we will come back, no matter what, because we are California," Watkins says. "The leadership is swallowing Panglossian Kool-aid. Some very smart people, a beautiful climate and nice beaches is not enough to guarantee a strong recovery."

Joel Kotkin is a presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University. He is executive editor of newgeography.com and writes the weekly New Geographer column for Forbes.

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MEXIFORNIA

IN ANY CALIFORNIA CITY, IT WILL BE ILLEGALS THAT GET JOBS FIRST. IN SILICON VALLEY, IT WILL BE THE IMPORTED CHINESE AND INDIANS THAT WILL GET JOBS FIRST.



WORST BIG CITIES FOR JOBS: HERE’S CALIFORNIA’S SHARE

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No. 10: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

The mortgage crisis and housing bust in this populous suburban area south of Los Angeles led to a halt in home building and a subsequent drop in natural resources, mining and construction jobs, which declined 23.6% between 2007 and 2008. Overall employment declined by 6.2% in the last year and 38.5% over the last decade, sinking the Inland Empire into the first major downturn in its recent history. Yet it’s not all negative. Home sales are up, which may mean that this once vibrant area could come back sooner than many expect.



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No. 7: Sacramento-Arden Arcase-Roseville, Calif.

The real estate bust in California's capital and its surrounding areas has stunted job growth. Construction and natural resources jobs fell by 30.4% between 2005 and 2008. The housing crisis is accompanied by ones in the financial services and manufacturing industries, in which jobs declined 14.8% and 12%, respectively, over the last three years. The year between 2007 and 2008 saw a 3.9% overall decline in jobs. Employment in education and health services has been the area's saving grace; jobs in that sector increased 23.5% between 2003 and 2008.

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No. 5: Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, Calif.

The financial services sector of this metropolitan area, across the bay from San Francisco, which includes urban Oakland and the surrounding suburbs, lost 21.1% of its jobs between 2003 and 2008. Construction jobs were hit almost as hard, dropping 18% over the same period. However, the Bay Area, bolstered by colleges in and around San Francisco and Berkeley, saw a 1.6% increase in education and health services jobs last year. But, overall, job losses in this northern California region totaled 3.7% from 2007 to 2008.



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No. 4: Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, Calif.

The fallout from real estate speculation and a longstanding tech boom in this region, which is south of Los Angeles and includes some of the toniest coastal real estate in the nation, has slowed employment to a crawl. Here, between 2005 and 2008, jobs in construction declined 17.8%, and jobs in information declined 10%. Employment in financial services, a field that especially boomed in Irvine, dropped by 22% over the same years. Much of this was tied to mortgage related companies. Overall, the area saw a 4% decline in jobs between 2007 and 2008. Dropping home prices and rising sales suggest a slow recovery could be on the way though.



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CA CONTRIBUTION TO WORST MEDIUM SIZED CITIES FOR JOBS



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No. 10: Santa Rosa-Petaluma, Calif.

"Best of the worst" is a dubious honor. But for the cities of Santa Rosa and Petaluma, home to just under 500,000 people north of San Francisco, the news isn't all bad. Despite cumulative job losses of 4.5% between 2007 and 2008, these communities have seen an 8.2% overall uptick in jobs if you consider data since 1997. The drops are biggest in one predictable sector: the construction sector which saw a double digit decline in jobs, largely from the collapse of the bay area’s housing bubble. Retail and financial services employers also cut workers, with each sector losing about 10% of its jobs.



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CA CONTRIBUTION TO WORST SMALL CITIES FOR JOBS:

No. 7: Redding, Calif.

Partly because of the housing slump affecting many Sun Belt states, between 2005 and 2008 jobs in the natural resources, mining and construction sector contracted by 41%. Overall employment has dropped 10% since 1997. In the last year, Redding also saw double-digit job loss in the wholesale, information and transportation and utilities sectors. While government positions account for 22.8% of all jobs--and their number has been increasing over the last five years--the Redding Record Searchlight has reported that the city may have to lay off 60 workers.



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WORST PLACES IN COUNTRY BY CNBC





1. El Centro, California

Population: 41,241

Lose your job in El Centro and it may be quite some time before you find another one. One in four people here are out of work and the city holds the not-so distinguished honor of having the highest unemployment rate — 27.5 percent — in the country (close behind is Yuma, Ariz., with 27.2 percent unemployment).



The desert city, which is located in Imperial County just across the border from Mexicali, has a jobless rate triple the national average of 9.5 percent thanks to the seasonal fluctuations of field laborers. Field work is the county's third-largest employment sector after government, transportation and utilities, according to AOL News.

"Its location across the border from a much larger Mexican city means that there is a large floating labor force," Jim Gerber, an economics professor and director of the international business program at San Diego State University, told AOL News.

"The data for Imperial County is skewed by this, such that the layoffs and out-of-work laborers are not actually counted correctly."

Even with the ebb and flow of its working population, things are still pretty bleak in El Centro. Last year, the city's cemetery went into foreclosure.

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6. Los Angeles, California

Population: 3,849,378

If you don't really care about breathing, Los Angeles is a great place. The metro area that stretches from Long Beach to Riverside has the worst ozone pollution in the country, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air report for 2010. Along with being tops in ozone pollution, L.A. is ranked third in year-round particle pollution, and fourth in short-term particle pollution.

Ozone is the byproduct of pollutants released by cars, chemical plants, refineries, and other sources. It exists naturally in the upper atmosphere of the Earth, but when emitted at ground level, it's considered a harmful outdoor pollutant. Inhaling ozone can cause wheezing, coughing, chest pain, throat irritation, congestion, and can make people more susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Think about that next time you drive in Los Angeles, which also lays claim the worst traffic in the country.





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Lou Dobbs Tonight Friday, May 16, 2008

Some in Congress are once again trying to push piecemeal immigration reform through the back door. Sen. Diane Feinstein of California attached a farm worker program to the multibillion dollar Iraq war funding bill yesterday which would grant temporary amnesty to 1.3 million farm workers and their families over the next five years.





FORBES:



LOS ANGELES AMONG FORBES’ ‘TOP 10 U.S. CITIES IN FREEFALL’





Forbes has released its list of 'Top 10 U.S. Cities In Freefall', and California has the dubious distinction of appearing thrice. The greater Los Angeles, Riverside and Sacramento areas all made the list, only Florida had more cities represented. In compiling the list, Forbes used six metrics, including the percent the median home price has fallen since its individual peak, how many people were moving in and out of these metros, and percent change in unemployment.

Of California's woes, Forbes writes:

Riverside, Los Angeles and Sacramento are suffering because of the knocks they took after their inflated housing markets began to plummet. Unemployment in the City of Angels has nearly tripled in three years, to 12%. Riverside's unemployment has also ballooned, to 15%. Meanwhile Sacramento saw a 75% drop in new building permits. These are troubling signs for Cali metros, but not surprising. The end of the state's home-price climb triggered more than just a housing slump.

"In California, so many jobs were concentrated in construction," says Michael Fratantoni, vice president of research at the Mortgage Bankers Association, the professional association for real estate financiers. "Jobs building single family homes wound up not being sustainable, and there were a lot of job losses."

The Forbes report comes on the heels of California's most recent jobless report, which put the state's unemployment rate at a record 12.6% for March. However, in what might be an encouraging sign for the region, KPCC reports today that foreclosures in LA County are down 43.5% for the first quarter of 2010 compared to last year.

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LOS ANGELES UNDER MEX OCCUPATION:

Additionally, the county spends $550 million on public safety and nearly $500 million on healthcare for illegal aliens.

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JUDICIAL WATCH.org



County’s Monthly Welfare Tab For Illegal Aliens $52 Million

09/07/2010



As the mainstream media focuses on a study that reveals a sharp decline in the nation’s illegal immigrant population, monthly welfare payments to children of undocumented aliens increased to $52 million in one U.S. county alone.

The hoopla surrounding last week’s news that the annual flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. dropped by two-thirds in the past decade overlooked an important matter; the cost of educating, incarcerating and medically treating illegal aliens hasn’t decreased along with it, but rather skyrocketed to the tune of tens of billions of dollars annually.



THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUDE EXTRA MILLIONS PAID FOR ANCHOR BABIES



Those figures don’t even include the extra millions that local municipalities dish out on welfare payments to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, commonly known as anchor babies. In Los Angeles County alone that figure increased by nearly $4 million in the last year, sticking taxpayers with a whopping $52 million tab to provide illegal immigrants’ offspring with food stamps and other welfare benefits for just one month.

That means the nation’s most populous county, in the midst of a dire financial crisis, will spend more than $600 million this year to provide families headed by illegal immigrants with welfare benefits. In each of the past two years Los Angeles County taxpayers have spent about half a billion dollars just to cover the welfare and food-stamp costs of illegal immigrants. Additionally, the county spends $550 million on public safety and nearly $500 million on healthcare for illegal aliens.

About a quarter of the county’s welfare and food stamp issuances go to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their anchor babies, according to the figures from L.A. County’s Department of Social Services. Nationwide, Americans pay around $22 billion annually to provide illegal immigrants with welfare perks that include food assistance programs such as free school lunches in public schools, food stamps and a nutritional program (known as WIC) for low-income women and their children.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

Monday, February 11, 2008

In California, League of United Latin American Citizens has adopted a resolution to declare "California Del Norte" a sanctuary zone for immigrants. The declaration urges the Mexican government to invoke its rights under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo "to seek third nation neutral arbitration of disputes concerning immigration laws and their enforcement." We’ll have the story.

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latimes.com

Opinion

California must stem the flow of illegal immigrants

The state should go after employers who hire them, curb taxpayer-funded benefits, deploy the National Guard to help the feds at the border and penalize 'sanctuary' cities.



Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."



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“Through love of having children, we are going to take over.” AUGUSTIN CEBADA, BROWN BERETS, THE LA RAZA FASCIST PARTY



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The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is not only one of the wealthiest and most politically powerful militant organizations in the country, it is also notoriously racist and subversive. The group's name, "La Raza," means "The Race," by which they are referring to ethnic Mexicans, or more broadly to "hispanics" or "latinos." And it is quite clear from their decades of vitriolic rhetoric — both spoken and written — that the La Raza activists are trying to engender not only race consciousness amongst hispanic U.S. citizens and Mexican migrants, but also racial militancy and animosity toward "Gringo America."

NCLR: Agents for the Government of Mexico?

Especially troubling is NCLR's leading role in the Fundacion Solidaridad Mexicano Americana (Foundation for Mexican-American Solidarity, FSMA), an organization founded and funded by the government of Mexico and directed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Education. Both of these ministries have been engaged in efforts aimed at demanding full political rights for illegal aliens in the U.S. and indoctrinating America's Hispanic population in radical, racist La Raza ideology.

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HEARD ENGLISH TODAY?

1 IN 5 BIRTHS IN LOS ANGELS ARE BY ILLEGALS. THAT DOES NOT COUNT THE NUMBER OF HISPANIC BIRTHS THAT ARE LEGAL! A CHILD BORN IN OUR BORDERS FROM ILLEGALS FROM MEXICO IS STILL A MEX CITIZEN!



HERE’S THE PICTURE IF WE DON’T END THE MEX INVASION:

LOS ANGELES TIMES

60 million Californians by mid-century



Riverside will become the second most populous county behind Los Angeles and Latinos the dominant ethnic group, study says. By Maria L. La Ganga and Sara LinTimes Staff Writers



July 10, 2007



Over the next half-century, California's population will explode by nearly 75%, and Riverside will surpass its bigger neighbors to become the second most populous county after Los Angeles, according to state Department of Finance projections released Monday. California will near the 60-million mark in 2050, the study found, raising questions about how the state will look and function and where all the people and their cars will go. The latest numbers figure the state will be much more crowded than earlier estimates (by nearly 5 million) and that it will take a bit longer than previously thought for Latinos to become the majority of California's population: 2042, not 2038.The figures show that the majority of California's growth will be in the Latino population, said Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at USC, adding that "68% of the growth this decade will be Latino, 75% next and 80% after that."That should be a wake-up call for voting Californians, Myers said, pointing out a critical disparity. Though the state's growth is young and Latino, the majority of voters will be older and white — at least for the next decade."The future of the state is Latino growth," Myers said. "We'd sure better invest in them and get them up to speed. Older white voters don't see it that way. They don't realize that someone has to replace them in the work force, pay for their benefits and buy their house."

IS OBAMA THE MOST CORRUPT IN HISTORY? Has He Sold Us Out to His Bankster Donors? To LA RAZA FACISM & OPEN BORDERS? Left Our Borders OPEN & UNDEFENDED While Push War For Muslim Dictators???

MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

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Go to http://www.MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

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WHO IS PUSHING FOR OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY, NO E-VERIFY, OR CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS?

1. BARACK OBAMA

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2. U.S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE

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3. FORTUNE 500, MOST OF WHICH ARE DONORS TO LA RAZA

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4. MEXICO, we are Mexico’s JOBS, WELFARE, FREE BIRTHING CENTERS, AND JAILS PRGRAM.

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5. EMPLOYERS OF ILLEGALS THAT PAY MISERABLE WAGES

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6. THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA for Mexican supremacy

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7. THE LA RAZA DEMS, who hispander for the illegals’ votes



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Which would yield what? Our unions have already been decimated in the private sector; the results are plain. Corporate profits are soaring, while domestic investment, wages and benefits (particularly at nonunion companies) are flat-lining at best. With nobody to bargain for workers, America increasingly is an economically stagnant, plutocratic utopia. Is everybody happy?



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Corporate profits and the stock markets are way up. Businesses are sitting atop mountains of cash. Put people back to work? Forget about it. Has anyone bothered to notice that much of those profits are the result of aggressive payroll-cutting — companies making do with fewer, less well-paid and harder-working employees?

For American corporations, the action is increasingly elsewhere. Their interests are not the same as those of workers, or the country as a whole. As Harold Meyerson put it in The American Prospect: “Our corporations don’t need us anymore. Half their revenues come from abroad. Their products, increasingly, come from abroad as well.”



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LET US ALL VISUALIZE REVOLUTION HERE! A COUP AGAINST THE WALL ST. OWNED GOVERNMENT!





Shaping up to be the most corrupt

administration in American history:

• Obama’s team: Not the “best of the Washington insiders,” as the liberal media style them, but rather, a dysfunctional and dangerous conglomerate of business-as-usual cronies and hacks

• In the first two weeks alone of his infant administration, Obama had made no fewer than 17 exceptions to his “no-lobbyist” rule

• Why the fact that the massive infusion of union dues into his campaign treasury didn’t trouble him in the least reveals Obama’s credibility as a reformer

• The lack of unprecedented pace of withdrawals and botched appointments -- and how getting through the confirmation process was no guarantee of ethical cleanliness or competence, even as Obama’s cheerleaders were glorifying the Greatest Transition in World History

• Inconsistency: How Obama, erstwhile critic of the campaign finance practice known as “bundling,” happily accepted more than $350,000 in bundled contributions from billionaire hedge-fund managers

• How Obama broke his transparency pledge with the very first bill he signed into law -- helping make hostility to transparency is a running thread through Obama’s cabinet

• Michelle Obama: Beneath the cultured pearls, sleeveless designer dresses, and eyelashes applied by her full-time makeup artist, is a hardball Chicago politico

• Joe Biden: It’s not just that he lies, it’s that he lies so well that you think he really believes the stuff he makes up

• Treasury Secretary Geithner: His ineptness and epic blundering -- including how he nearly caused the collapse of the dollar in international trade with a single remark

• The appalling story of Technology Czar Vivek Kundra, the convicted shoplifter in charge of the entire federal government’s information security infrastructure

• Obama’s “Porker of the Month” Transportation Secretary, Roy LaHood: An earmark-addicted influence peddler born and raised on the politics of pay-to-play

• SEIU: Responsible for installing a cabal of hand-chosen officers who exploited their cash-infused fiefdoms for personal gain and presided over rigged elections -- in the process, becoming all that they had professed to stand against as representatives of the downtrodden worker

• How Obama lied on his “Fight the Smears” campaign website when he claimed that he “never organized with ACORN”

• ACORN: How the profound threat the group poses is not merely ideological or economic -- it’s electoral

• ACORN’s own internal review of shady money transfers among its web of affiliates: How it underscores concerns that conservatives have long raised about the organization

• Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire: How Hillary Clinton has already trampled upon her promise not to let her husband’s financial dealings sway her decisions as Secretary of State

• How even a few principled progressives are finally beginning to question the cult of Obama -- even as Obama sycophants in the mainstream media continue to celebrate his “hipness” and “swagga”

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The Democrats’ Culture of Corruption

by Roger Hedgecock (more by this author)

Posted 10/23/2009 ET

Updated 10/26/2009 ET



Democrats took control of the House in 2006 and the White House in 2008 by successfully painting the Republican majority as a "Culture of Corruption."



Will voters now hold Democrats to the same standard as an even worse culture of corruption unfolds among Democrats?



To kick off the Culture of Corruption campaign against the Republicans, on January 18, 2006, Nancy Pelosi gathered Democratic House leaders for a press conference in the Thomas Jefferson building of the Library of Congress to declare "Independence from special interests" and "an end to the Republican culture of corruption."



Pelosi charged that the Republican House majority had "turned Congress into an auction house--for sale to the highest bidder", vowed to end "the K Street project" and to lead the effort "to turn the most closed, corrupt Congress in history into the most open and honest Congress in history."



Pelosi went on to specifically vow that she would "end 'dead of night' special interest provisions that turn bills into special interest giveaways" and that "lawmakers must have the opportunity to read every bill before they vote on it. It's common sense."



She further vowed to "prohibit cronyism on key appointments by making sure any individual appointed to a position has proven credentials" and demanded "strong (ethics) enforcement, with an active and functioning Ethics Committee."



Pelosi concluded the press conference flatly promising "With this agenda, Democrats will create the most open and honest government in history, and put power back where it belongs -- in the hands of all the people".



Nearly four years later, power flows to more lobbyists than ever, thousand-page plus bills are not made available for anyone to read before they’re voted on and special interest amendments festoon these bills like ornaments on the White House Christmas tree. More than 30 "czars" (too many of them radical leftists) are appointed with no "proven credentials".



The President shakes down Wall Street for campaign contributions as a "thank you" present (as the New York Times put it) for the big bailouts. Candidate Obama repeatedly said, "I'm the only candidate who doesn't take money from corporate PACs and lobbyists," but he really never bought the Pelosi "corruption" rhetoric.



On October 1, 2007, candidate Obama spent three hours in person and in a video conference in the Miami offices of Greenberg Traurig with employees and partners of this billion dollar law and lobbying firm once associated with Jack Abramoff. Obama raised $125,000 from the firm that year.



Charlie Rangel claims ignorance on taxes owed on rental income, even as he writes tax law for the House. On Pelosi’s orders, the Ethics Committee ignores Charlie's lapses and refuses to hold hearings or investigate. Charlie keeps his chairmanship. He does not resign as Tom DeLay did.



"Turbo Tax" Tim Geithner claims ignorance on taxes not paid he previously acknowledged in writing he would pay. Tim becomes the Treasury Secretary.



The revolving door of executives from “too big to fail” companies into the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve and then back out to jobs and big bonuses in the firms they “regulated” stinks of corruption.



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid holds days of closed door meetings with two other Democrat Senators and Rahm Emanuel from the White House to secretly write the health "reform" bill. A "dead of night" amendment at Reid's request immunizes only his state of Nevada from increased costs associated with the "reform" bill's expansion of Medicaid.



“The Most Honest and Open Government” sounded good, but calling Reid, Pelosi, and Obama’s actual practices the most open and honest is a whole lot like saying that Tammany Hall represented good government for the citizens of the City of New York!



To be sure the GOP has had its problems with corruption; but for every Jack Abramoff there is a Jack Murtha. For Every Duke Cunningham, there is a William Jefferson (D-La.) with a freezer full of cold hard cash. Where’s the promised clean, honest, and open government ?



For Nancy Pelosi’s 2006 assertion to ring true one would have to see the pool of lobbying and pay-for-play money dry up. The number of registered lobbyists has increased since Obama’s inauguration to over 18,000 and campaign contributions to both parties are coming in like there is no recession.



It is not for nothing that Washington, D.C. has a 6% unemployment rate and the Washington Times regards the Beltway as the new ‘it’ town when it comes to being young, rich and beautiful. These are not the best and brightest, they are the bought and paid for -- and they are buying and selling you, on behalf of the Pelosi, Rangel, Geithner, Reid, Obama regime.



Lest I be labeled a naked partisan, let me give some credit to Obama, who was correct when he said in 2006, “"Freedom today is in jeopardy it is being threatened by corruption. Corruption is not a new problem…it is a human problem.” Obama was right. But when he uttered those words he was speaking to students at the University of Nairobi about their country, Kenya. Sadly those words now apply to Obama’s America.



It is a shame the President and the Democrat congressional leadership has come up so short for those who voted to see hope and change but who instead have experienced being short changed by the new culture of corruption.



Will American voters hold the Democrats accountable in 2010 ? Will the Republicans offer an alternative or show any sign that they have learned their lesson?



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Lou Dobbs Tonight

Thursday, July 9, 2009



And Harvard economics professor JEFFREY MIRON will weigh in on the state of the U.S. economy—and why the only plausible argument for bailing out banks crumbles on close examination.

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GET THIS BOOK!



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Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses



BY TIMOTHY P CARNEY





Editorial Reviews

Obama Is Making You Poorer—But Who’s Getting Rich?

Goldman Sachs, GE, Pfizer, the United Auto Workers—the same “special interests” Barack Obama was supposed to chase from the temple—are profiting handsomely from Obama’s Big Government policies that crush taxpayers, small businesses, and consumers. In Obamanomics, investigative reporter Timothy P. Carney digs up the dirt the mainstream media ignores and the White House wishes you wouldn’t see. Rather than Hope and Change, Obama is delivering corporate socialism to America, all while claiming he’s battling corporate America. It’s corporate welfare and regulatory robbery—it’s Obamanomics.

Congressman Ron Paul says, “Every libertarian and free-market conservative needs to read Obamanomics.” And Johan Goldberg, columnist and bestselling author says, “Obamanomics is conservative muckraking at its best and an indispensable field guide to the Obama years.”

If you’ve wondered what’s happening to America, as the federal government swallows up the financial sector, the auto industry, and healthcare, and enacts deficit exploding “stimulus packages,” this book makes it all clear—it’s a big scam. Ultimately, Obamanomics boils down to this: every time government gets bigger, somebody’s getting rich, and those somebodies are friends of Barack. This book names the names—and it will make your blood boil.

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Obama Is Making You Poorer—But Who’s Getting Rich?

Goldman Sachs, GE, Pfizer, the United Auto Workers—the same “special interests” Barack Obama was supposed to chase from the temple—are profiting handsomely from Obama’s Big Government policies that crush taxpayers, small businesses, and consumers.

Investigative reporter Timothy P. Carney digs up the dirt the mainstream media ignores and the White House wishes you wouldn’t see. Rather than Hope and Change, Obama is delivering corporate socialism to America, all while claiming he’s battling corporate America. It’s corporate welfare and regulatory robbery—it’s Obamanomics. In this explosive book, Carney reveals:

* The Great Health Care Scam—Obama’s backroom deals with drug companies spell corporate profits and more government control

* The Global Warming Hoax—Obama has bought off industries with a pork-filled bill that will drain your wallet for Al Gore’s agenda

* Obama and Wall Street—“Change” means more bailouts and a heavy Goldman Sachs presence in the West Wing (including Rahm Emanuel)

* Stimulating K Street—The largest spending bill in history gave pork to the well-connected and created a feeding frenzy for lobbyists

* How the GOP needs to change its tune—drastically—to battle Obamanomics

If you’ve wondered what’s happening to our country, as the federal government swallows up the financial sector, the auto industry, and healthcare, and enacts deficit exploding “stimulus packages” that create make-work government jobs, this book makes it all clear—it’s a big scam. Ultimately, Obamanomics boils down to this: every time government gets bigger, somebody’s getting rich, and those somebodies are friends of Barack. This book names the names—and it will make your blood boil.

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Praise for Obamanomics

“The notion that ‘big business’ is on the side of the free market is one of progressivism’s most valuable myths. It allows them to demonize corporations by day and get in bed with them by night. Obamanomics is conservative muckraking at its best. It reveals how President Obama is exploiting the big business mythology to undermine the free market and stick it to entrepreneurs, taxpayers, and consumers. It’s an indispensable field guide to the Obama years.”

—Jonha Goldberg, LA Times columnist and best-selling author

“‘Every time government gets bigger, somebody’s getting rich.’ With this astute observation, Tim Carney begins his task of laying bare the Obama administration’s corporatist governing strategy, hidden behind the president’s populist veneer. This meticulously researched book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how Washington really works.”

—David Freddoso, best-selling author of The Case Against Barack Obama

“Every libertarian and free-market conservative who still believes that large corporations are trusted allies in the battle for economic liberty needs to read this book, as does every well-meaning liberal who believes that expansions of the welfare-regulatory state are done to benefit the common people.”

—Congressman Ron Paul

“It’s understandable for critics to condemn President Obama for his ‘socialism.’ But as Tim Carney shows, the real situation is at once more subtle and more sinister. Obamanomics favors big business while disproportionately punishing everyone else. So-called progressives are too clueless to notice, as usual, which is why we have Tim Carney and this book.”

—Thomas E. Woods, Jr., best-selling author of Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to American History

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• Hardcover: 256 pages

• Publisher: Regnery Press (November 30, 2009)

• Language: English

• ISBN-10: 1596986123

• ISBN-13: 978-1596986121

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ARE AMAZED AT HOW UTTERLY BRAZEN THESE CORPORATE OWNED POLITICIANS ARE?

GET THIS BOOK!

Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

by Michelle Malkin

Editorial Reviews

In her shocking new book, Malkin digs deep into the records of President Obama's staff, revealing corrupt dealings, questionable pasts, and abuses of power throughout his administration.

From the Inside Flap

The era of hope and change is dead....and it only took six months in office to kill it.

Never has an administration taken office with more inflated expectations of turning Washington around. Never have a media-anointed American Idol and his entourage fallen so fast and hard. In her latest investigative tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin delivers a powerful, damning, and comprehensive indictment of the culture of corruption that surrounds Team Obama's brazen tax evaders, Wall Street cronies, petty crooks, slum lords, and business-as-usual influence peddlers. In Culture of Corruption, Malkin reveals:

* Why nepotism beneficiaries First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are Team Obama's biggest liberal hypocrites--bashing the corporate world and influence-peddling industries from which they and their relatives have benefited mightily

* What secrets the ethics-deficient members of Obama's cabinet--including Hillary Clinton--are trying to hide

* Why the Obama White House has more power-hungry, unaccountable "czars" than any other administration

* How Team Obama's first one hundred days of appointments became a litany of embarrassments as would-be appointee after would-be appointee was exposed as a tax cheat or had to withdraw for other reasons

* How Obama's old ACORN and union cronies have squandered millions of taxpayer dollars and dues money to enrich themselves and expand their power

* How Obama's Wall Street money men and corporate lobbyists are ruining the economy and helping their friends In Culture of Corruption, Michelle Malkin lays bare the Obama administration's seamy underside that the liberal media would rather keep hidden.



• Publisher: Regnery Publishing (July 27, 2009)

• Language: English

• ISBN-10: 1596981091

• ISBN-13: 978-1596981096



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JUDICIAL WATCH’S TEN MOST CORRUPT............................................ 2007

Unfortunately the corruption of these politicians noted is only a drop in the bucket of what they’re guilty of.

One common ground for all of them is they will all protect and cover each other’s crimes.



1. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON D-NY: In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

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CLINTON IS A MAJOR LA RAZA SUPPORTER AND ADVANCED BUSH’S BIT BY BIT AMNESTY ALONG WITH HER OWN CHAIN MIGRATION WHICH IS CALCULATED TO DOUBLE THE 40 MILLION ILLEGALS ALREADY HERE.

CLINTON IS ALSO VERY MUCH IN BED WITH THE SAUDIS WHOM GAVE 10 MILLION TO BILL CLINTON’S LIBRARY. NO COMMENT ON THE FACT THE SAUDIS ARE MAJOR FINANCIERS OF TERRORISM, INCLUDING BOMBERS IN IRAQ KILLING OUR PEOPLE, OR THE SAUDI FUNDED WAHHABI SCHOOLS WHICH PROMOTE ULTRA-FASCIST MUSLIM IDEOLOGIES.

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2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI):

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3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID):

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4. SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on military construction, Feinstein reviewed military construction government contracts, some of which were ultimately awarded to URS Corporation and Perini, companies then owned by Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum. While the Pentagon ultimately awards military contracts, there is a reason for the review process. The Senate's subcommittee on Military Construction's approval carries weight. Sen. Feinstein, therefore, likely had influence over the decision making process. Senator Feinstein also attempted to undermine ethics reform in 2007, arguing in favor of a perk that allows members of Congress to book multiple airline flights and then cancel them without financial penalty. Judicial Watch’s investigation into this matter is ongoing.

YOU SAW FEINSTEIN, AND HER PIMP-HUSBAND, RICHARD C BLUM, AT OBAMA’S INAUGURAL. BLUM KEEPS DEM POLS MOUTH CLOSED TIGHT ON FEINSTEIN’S SELF-SERVING CORRUPTION, PIMPED BY BLUM, BY HANDING OUT MONEY LEFT AND RIGHT. BLUM HAS PAID LEGAL BRIBES TO – BOXER – KERRY – KENNEDY – CLINTON – OBAMA – AND THE OTHER WAR WHORE, JOE LIEBERMAN.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS THE PAID ADVOCATE FOR RED CHINA IN CONGRESS.

FEINSTEIN TRADED TWO (BOXER’S) NO IMPEACHMENT PROMISES TO GEORGE W. BUSH FOR HER PIMP’S ACCESS TO THE CARLYLE BIG BUSH SAUDI OIL WAR PROFITEERING CLUB. WITH HER FIRST WAR PROFITS CHECK FEINSTEIN WENT OUT AND PURCHASED A $17 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION IN SAN FRANCISCO. FEINSTEIN RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICIANS IN AMERICAN HISTORY WHICH MADE HER ATTRACTION TO BOTH BUSH AND OBAMA OBVIOUS.

FEINSTEIN HAS LONG BEEN ENDORSED BY THE FASCIST MEXICAN SUPREMACIST POLITICAL PARTY OF LA RAZA, AND TIRELESSLY WORKS FOR NO AMNESTY, NO WALL, NO ID FOR ILLEGALS TO VOTE, NO ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS, AND NO E-VERIFY.

FEINSTEIN HAS LONG ILLEGALLY EXPLOITED “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGALS AT HER SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL.

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5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY):

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6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR

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7. I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby: Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick

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8. SENATOR BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fund raiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefitted from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company’s shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

FEW HAVE TAKEN MORE MONEY FROM WALL STREET BANKSTERS THAN OBAMA, AND FEW HAVE DONE MORE FOR THEM TO PROTECT THEM FROM PROSECUTION, AND CONTINUE THE TRANSFER OF THIS ONCE GREAT NATION’S ECONOMY OVER TO THE CORPORATE CLASS WHICH OWNS HIM.

OBAMA IS A MAJOR HISPANDERER AND HAS PROMISED WALL STREET AMNESTY FOR 38 MILLION ILLEGALS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED AND PROFIT MARGINS SWOLLEN. NO WORD FROM OBAMA ON MEXICAN GANGS MURDERING BLACKS IN COLD BLOOD IN LOS ANGELES. DO SEARCH LOS ANGELES TIMES.

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9. REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi's home base of San Francisco. Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi's earmark. Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon. And under Pelosi’s leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down – which protects members in both parties from accountability.



PELOSI HAS LONG HIRED ILLEGALS TO WORK HER 20 MILLION DOLLAR NAPA WINERY. SHE HAS SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENTS IN SUNKIST WHICH HAS A POLICY AGAINST PAYING LIVING WAGES OR HIRING LEGALS. SHE WORKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH THE OTHER LA RAZA SUPPORTERS, FEINSTEIN, BOXER, ESHOO, LOFGREN, SANCHEZ, WAXMAN, KENNEDY, HARMAN, BACA, HONDA, FONG, BECERRA AND REID TO KEEP THE BORDERS OPEN. SHE HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO SABOTAGE THE WALL TO PROTECT US FROM NARCO-MEX.



10. SENATOR HARRY REID (D-NV): Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different. According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Havey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal. As the project advanced, the Times reported, “Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore.” Whittemore also hired one of Reid’s sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials. Leif Reid even called his father’s office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.

ON BEHALF OF HIS BIG GAMBLING BRIBE-STERS, REID WORKS WITH THE CALIFORNIA LA RAZA GIRLS FOR OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY AND NO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ILLEGALS. HIS STATE IS NOW 25% ILLEGAL, AND NEXT TO CALIFORNIA, HAS THE HIGHEST RATES OF FORECLOSURES.

SENATOR BARBARA BOXER, CA. Although Boxer did not make the TOP TEN CORRUPT in 2007, it’s probably only because there wasn’t enough room. Boxer is as corrupt as they come. She has used her elected office to collect a staggering fortune labeled “CONSULTANT FEES”, which she then siphoned off to her son, lawyer DOUGLAS BOXER. Senator Barbara Boxer voted NO to stop this form of corruption, and keeps herself on the SENATE’S NO ETHICS COMMITTEE to sabotage any investigations into FEINSTEIN’S massive corruption. Other politicians that collect special interest bribes they refer to as “CONSULTANT FEES” are Kennedy and JOE BIDEN who has collected big money from BIG BANKERS. This made the clown an obvious choice to be VICE PRESIDENT for OBAMA pandering for more BANKSTERS BRIBES.

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WHAT DID THE BANKSTERS KNOW ABOUT OUR ACTOR OBAMA THAT WE DIDN’T KNOW?

Records show that four out of Obama's top five contributors are employees of financial industry giants - Goldman Sachs ($571,330), UBS AG ($364,806), JPMorgan Chase ($362,207) and Citigroup ($358,054).

BARACK OBAMA HAS COLLECTED NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH MONEY AS JOHN McCAIN

BY DAVID SALTONSTALL

DAILY NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT

July 1st 2008

Wall Street firms have chipped in more than $9 million to Barack Obama. Zurga/Bloomberg

Wall Street is investing heavily in Barack Obama.



Although the Democratic presidential hopeful has vowed to raise capital gains and corporate taxes, financial industry bigs have contributed almost twice as much to Obama as to GOP rival John McCain, a Daily News analysis of campaign records shows.



"Wall Street wants change and wants a curtailment in spending. It wants someone who focuses on the domestic economy," said Jim Cramer, the boisterous host of CNBC's "Mad Money."



Cramer also does not discount nostalgia for the go-go 1990s, when Bill Clinton led the largest economic expansion in history.



"It wants a Clinton like in 1992, but not a Hillary Clinton," he said. "That's Barack Obama."



For both candidates, Wall Street's investment and banking sectors have become among their portliest cash cows, contributing $9.5 million to Obama and $5.3 million to McCain so far.



It's a haul that is already raising concerns that, as the nation's faltering economy has become issue No. 1, the two candidates may have a hard time playing tough on issues like market regulation or corporate-tax loopholes.



"No matter who wins in November, Wall Street will have a friend in the White House," said Massie Ritsch of the Center for Responsive Politics, which crunched the data for The News.



Wall Street's generosity toward Obama, in particular, would seem to run counter to its self-interests.



In addition to calling for corporate and capital gains tax hikes, Obama has proposed raising income taxes on those earning more than $250,000.



But Wall Street is often motivated by something more than money - winning.



"In general, these are professional prognosticators," said Ritsch. "And they may be putting their money on the person they predict will win, not the candidate they hope will win."



Records show that four out of Obama's top five contributors are employees of financial industry giants - Goldman Sachs ($571,330), UBS AG ($364,806), JPMorgan Chase ($362,207) and Citigroup ($358,054).



McCain's top five include Wall Street's Merrill Lynch ($230,310) and Citigroup ($219,551).



Obama's Wall Street haul is not the biggest ever. That distinction belongs to President Bush, who as an incumbent in 2004 raised $10,852,696 from Wall Street interests through April that year - about $1 million more than Obama.