IT IS A MEXICAN GANG INFESTED, ANCHOR BABY BREEDING CITY IN MELTDOWN.
EXCEPT FOR COASTAL CALIFORNIA, SAN BERNARDINO IS THE FACE OF CA TO COME: AMERICA'S FIRST STATE TO SURRENDER TO LA RAZA MEXICAN OCCUPATION.
PATRICK BUCHANAN: OBAMA’S ASSAULT ON AMERICA BEGINS AT OUR BORDERS
“Yet nothing that happens on these borders imperils America so much as what is happening on our own bleeding border with Mexico.” Patrick Buchanan
JUDICIAL WATCH SOUNDS THE ALARM!
THE ILLEGALS’ CRIME TIDAL WAVE in our OPEN and UNDEFENDED BORDERS!
“In all, the newspaper identified 424 released illegal immigrants convicted of sex-related crimes in the records obtained under the lawsuit. Around half appeared in the national public sex offender registry as required by law. Of the registered sex offenders, 53 failed to re-register after ICE released them and the agency didn’t bother to follow up.” JUDICIAL WATCH
AMERICA’S THIRD-WORLD INVASION…
isn’t it really ONLY about keeping wages
In fact, The Obama Administration’s policies have been aimed at reviving US manufacturing on the basis of a significant reduction of workers’ wages.
As a result of these policies, the National Employment Law Project concluded in 2014 that “While the manufacturing sector has grown in recent years, wages are lower, the jobs are increasingly temporary, and the promised benefits have yet to be realized.”
San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services
San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services
By Dan Conway
On June 18, U.S. District Judge Meredith Jury ruled that the city of San Bernardino, California, must accelerate its plans to emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Judge Jury set an October 8 date for an initial hearing on the city’s proposed readjustment plan, which was submitted May 29.
26 June 2015
When the city filed for bankruptcy protection on July 12, 2012, it
was the largest US city ever to do so until the city of Detroit’s filing
in July 2013. San Bernardino also has the dubious distinction of
being the second poorest city in the country, also after Detroit.
Since its postwar heyday, the city has undergone a protracted economic decline. Relatively well-paying industrial jobs in the city’s steel mills, rail yards, and interstate commerce industries were lost by the thousands throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
According to the 2010 US census, the median income in San Bernardino is only $38,385—slightly more than half the national average—while more than 32.4 percent of residents live below the official poverty line. This is more than twice the national average of 15.9 percent. Of San Bernardino’s children, 45.2 percent live below the official poverty line, while 54.3 percent of the city’s residents depend on some kind of public assistance.
Only 46 percent of working-age residents are currently employed,
while the home foreclosure rate in the wake of the 2008 recession
was more than 3.5 times the national average. Many of those
currently working, moreover, are employed temporarily or part
The area as a whole has been transformed from a construction- and industry-based economy to one based on logistics (transportation, inventory, warehousing), with many workers employed in those areas relying on casual employment from large distribution centers for companies like Amazon.
OBAMA'S "IN-SOURCING" IS CODE FOR NO LEGAL NEE APPLY! NO E-VERIFY AND WIDE OPEN BORDERS!
San Bernardino, like the surrounding Inland Empire and San Bernardino County areas, is a prominent example of the Obama administration’s policy of “in-sourcing,” with cheap labor and hazardous working conditions making it an attractive location for transnational commerce operations.
To that end, San Bernardino, like Detroit before it, is increasingly being characterized as a “failed” city requiring drastic curtailing of city worker pay and benefits to recover from bankruptcy.
Commentators have sought to place the blame for the city’s financial condition on “privileged” workers, including police and firefighters. On June 14, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “San Bernardino: Broken City.” The Times writes that “By 2012 the city was spending 72 percent of its general fund on the Police and Fire Departments, mostly on salaries and pensions—compared to Los Angeles, which spends 59 percent of its general fund on those services. More than half the sworn fire personnel earn more than $150,000 a year according to city records.”
In fact, using the salary listings on the city’s own web site, the average firefighter salary would be only $77,317 if all positions were equally staffed. Furthermore, the median firefighter salary in the city is only $64,212 per year including benefits.
As of the end of 2014, the city of San Bernardino only had slightly more than 100 firefighters for a population of 209,924 or about 5 firefighters for every 10,000 people. By contrast, the city of Washington has 25.3 firefighters for every 10,000 people. The US Conference of Mayors recommends 2 firefighters for every 1,000 residents, meaning that San Bernardino is operating at only a quarter of its recommended staffing level.
The low firefighter staffing levels in San Bernardino are to a large extent due to accelerated turnover after the city’s bankruptcy announcement in 2012. Ten firefighters stopped working for the city in the past five months alone, according to figures compiled by the San Bernardino Sun. “I think you’re going to see a mass exodus from the city of San Bernardino Fire Department,” said Nathan Cooke, a San Bernardino fire battalion chief who recently left. “First and foremost, the morale is the lowest I’ve ever seen it, and I was there approximately 15 years.”
As a result of this mass exodus, remaining firefighters are forced to work excessive overtime hours in one of the drier and hotter cities of the southwestern United States.
Also, according to the San Bernardino Sun, the city is on track to pay between $6.8 and $7 million in overtime hours to firefighters this year. If the claims of a $150,000 average annual salary made by the LA Times, the Atlantic, and other media outlets are in any way correct, approximately half of that overall amount would then have consisted of overtime pay to which the overworked firefighters were legally entitled.
Nonetheless, the San Bernardino City Council, in collusion with the media and various well-heeled consulting firms that stand to profit handsomely off the city’s financial woes, is using the bankruptcy to press for the wholesale privatization of city services including the fire service as part of the city’s plan of adjustment.
The plan of adjustment itself was created by the Urban Futures consulting firm, which describes itself as aiming “to revitalize our communities, create financial stability for governments and municipalities, and provide services of the highest value.”
The firm is receiving $450,000 annually from the city for its services and brags that it has serviced more than $1 billion in bonds for the cities of Stockton, Oxnard, Lake Elsinore, Desert Hot Springs, Rohnert Park, Indio, Signal Hill and other cities throughout the state.
While the California State Constitution forbids the imposition of a fiscal state of emergency at a municipal level necessitating the appointment of an emergency financial manager such as was the case with Detroit, the City Council in collusion with Urban Futures and other firms utilizes such power in practice if not in name.
Negotiations over the plan of adjustment are being made completely in secret while the Urban Futures firm itself promised the creation of an “Emergency Command Center” to deal with the city’s financial crisis. This command center would be tasked with minimizing “adversaries’ ability to cause harm to the city.” It would also “examine threats” and “coordinate responses to threats.”
Aside from the proposal to contract out fire services, the city is also hoping that garbage collection, street sweeping, sewage and recycling services could be similarly privatized. Similarly to the situation for firefighters, waste management positions have also been vacated due to the city’s bankruptcy. Eleven out of 85 positions are now vacant with street sweeping service reduced in order to make up for lost garbage collection. In fact, street sweeping ended entirely in early June due to the garbage crisis.
By franchising garbage services, the city hopes to make about $2.8 million per year, with whatever company or companies win the city contract inevitably passing the cost onto homeowners and businesses.
Hundreds of low-income housing units were torn up earlier this year and replaced with more-upscale units constructed by private partnerships. Furthermore, services for low-income residents and the homeless are also being sharply reduced and in some cases eliminated outright.
THE OBAMA ASSAULT ON OUR PENSIONS
BIGGER PROFITS FOR HIS WALL STREET DONORS IF PENSIONS ARE SLASHED
“Feinberg, who as the Obama administration’s “pay tsar” rubber- stamped multimillion-dollar executive bonuses to Wall Street banks bailed out with taxpayer funds, will now be given power to slash workers’ benefits at his discretion.”
OBAMA-CLINTONomics: the never end war on the American middle-class. But we still get the tax bills for the looting of their Wall Street cronies and their bailouts and billions for Mexico’s welfare state in our borders.
While the wealth of the rich is growing at a breakneck pace, there is a stratification of growth within the super wealthy, skewed towards the very top.
In 2014, those with over $100 million in private wealth saw their wealth increase 11 percent in one year alone. Collectively, these households owned $10 trillion in 2014, 6 percent of the world’s private wealth. According to the report, “This top segment is expected to be the fastest growing, in both the number of households and total wealth.” They are expected to see 12 percent compound growth on their wealth in the next five years.
In 2014 the Russell Sage Foundation found that between 2003 and 2013, the median household net worth of those in the United States fell from $87,992 to $56,335—a drop of 36 percent. While the rich also saw their wealth drop during the recession, they are more than making that money back. Between 2009 and 2012, 95 percent of all the income gains in the US went to the top 1 percent. This is the most distorted post-recession income gain on record.
OBAMA: SERVANT OF THE 1%
Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth
The richest one percent of the world’s population now controls 48.2 percent of global wealth, up from 46 percent last year.
The report found that the growth of global inequality has accelerated sharply since the 2008 financial crisis, as the values of financial assets have soared while wages have stagnated and declined.
THE CRONY CLASS:
OBAMACLINTONOMICS was created by BILLARY CLINTON!
Income inequality grows FOUR TIMES FASTER under Obama than Bush.
“By the time of Bill Clinton’s election in 1992, the Democratic Party had completely repudiated its association with the reforms of the New Deal and Great Society periods. Clinton gutted welfare programs to provide an ample supply of cheap labor for the rich (WHICH NOW MEANS OPEN BORDERS AND NO E-VERIFY!), including a growing layer of black capitalists, and passed the 1994 Federal Crime Bill, with its notorious “three strikes” provision that has helped create the largest prison population in the world.”
“Calling income and wealth inequality the "great moral issue of our time," Sanders laid out a sweeping, almost unimaginably expensive program to transfer wealth from the richest Americans to the poor and middle class. A $1 trillion public works program to create "13 million good-paying jobs." A $15-an-hour federal minimum wage. "Pay equity" for women. Paid sick leave and vacation for everyone. Higher taxes on the wealthy. Free tuition at all public colleges and universities. A Medicare-for-all single-payer health care system. Expanded Social Security benefits. Universal pre-K.” WASHINGTON EXAMINER
LOS ANGELES, WHERE LA RAZA LOOT FIRST – The LA RAZA WELFARE STATE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY CREATED IN JUST ONE COUNTY COST LEGALS MORE THAN A BILLION!
Know any Americans (Legals) that voted to expand Mexico’s looting??? It’s your county property taxes at work…. FOR MEXICO!
“With $220 million for public safety, $400 million for healthcare, and $444 million in welfare allocations, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year – not including the millions of dollars for education.” Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Twenty five percent of the all welfare and food stamps benefits is going directly to the children of illegal aliens. Illegals collected over $20 million in welfare assistance for November 2007 and over $16 million in monthly food stamp allocations for a projected annual cost of $444 million.
JERRY BROWN HANDS ANOTHER $132 MILLION IN “FREE” GRINGO-PAID WELFARE TO ILLEGALS…. more to come!
“Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.”