Learning How To Fast Track Destroy America – The Barack Obama Way

Obama has opened the borders to millions of undocumented low wage earners and welfare recipients, then he blames low wages on Texas.

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His goal is always to create discord and strife, and pin the blame for the mess he is making on somebody else.

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  1. wwlee4411 says:

    Reblogged this on wwlee4411 and commented:
    Ain’t that the truth?

  2. nielszoo says:

    His goal is always to create discord and strife…

    Sadly his successes in that realm are legion and he bears a great amount of the blame for making that woman’s hard, honest work for naught. Can the damage be undone? That’s the real question.

  3. Jeffk says:

    Notice how he’s concerned with individuals first, and families as an afterthought. Individuals vote, and his constant campaigning is focused on the next election, and the one after that. It’s used car salesmanship 101.
    Notice also he fails to acknowledge that it’s always been normal for more than one breadwinner to live under the same roof, throughout human history. Everybody worked on family farms or in family shops, where they lived too. Grandparents and kids worked, in different ways. Only in the 1950s did women stay home. Today it’s often two or three adults, couples or roommates paying for the roof. That’s always been normal.
    But now it’s the liberals who want to “take America back” to the 1950s — the days before the national minimum wage and illegal immigrants pushed down everybody’s wages. The ones with jobs anyway.

    • Olaf Koenders says:

      He’s trying to turn the populace brown.

      I worked at a factory between 1999 and 2005 where everyone in my section was of a different race, but predominantly Australian/English. Before I’d left in 2005, one Asian/Samoan began work there.

      I was called back in 2008 and discovered that everyone in my former section was now Asian/Samoan! Reason was that the original guy became supervisor and started hiring “his own kind” regardless of skill. No wonder they needed me back.

      • DEEBEE says:

        Are you a climate scientist? Your conclusions seem quite deterministic. Gavin at NASA can use you skill to do some GCM work

  4. John Q. Galt says:

    Is she a janitor in a public school?

    But seriously folks, a woman that can work productively for 30 years but never once make it through a jobs training program? Something wrong with the story.

    • DEEBEE says:

      Yes because in a socialist’s world, like Boxer of Animal Farm fame, you are supposed to just keep plying on while the elite decide when to throw you some crumbs

  5. Gamecock says:

    She needs a husband . . . like a fish needs a bicycle.

  6. annieoakley says:

    Working productively? How does HE even know how to spot ‘productive work”? “Work is fascinating, I could sit and watch it for hours”. says King Putt.

  7. Shazaam says:

    Just a different kind of “Wag the Dog”.

    The laughingstock-in-chief wants to bomb both sides in Syria. His Ukrainian puppet is getting his ass handed to him. Thus the administration is a deer in the headlights. They just flat out have no clue what to do next.

    So, suddenly immigration is a the issue of the week.

    You can train someone to be a janitor in a day. Thus the wages are always low for cleaning personnel since they are so easily replaced by willing workers. Immigration “reform” won’t do a single thing to raise janitorial wages. Such “reform” will just create a larger pool of potential workers.

    And you just know Mr. “I have a pen and a phone” will screw-up immigration reform in his quest to gain more “D” voters. True immigration reform would be very simple. Full reciprocity on immigration laws. Mexican immigrants will have the Mexican immigration laws applied to them.
    Canadian immigrants would have to abide by Canadian immigration laws. And so forth….

    Easy as can be and none of the prospective immigrants can then pitch a fit about “unfair” immigration laws.

    Won’t happen because the idiot-in-chief doesn’t have the brains of a pedigreed irish setter. (turnips have been unmercifully picked on around here.)

    • Gamecock says:

      I agree with you to some extent. My brother-in-law was living in Paris on an expired visa in 1987. He said that if he were caught, he would be in big trouble: lots of jail time.

      We don’t need immigration reform. We need for invasion to be illegal. Lock ’em up. Don’t deport ’em, lock ’em up. The rest will find their way back home el quicko.

    • RealOldOne2 says:

      The only part of your comment that I disagree with is the “full reciprocity” proposed solution. For instance if countries which no one in their right mind would want to emigrate to, Somalia for example, were to adopt a free immigration policy with everyone welcome, we certainly wouldn’t want to have reciprocity with that.

      Australia is solving their illegal immigrant problem with “boat people”. Once the liberal (Abbott) govt (conservative in US) got in, they took a hard line, began using their Navy (Operation Sovereign Borders) to intercept and turn back the boats before they reached Australia and hold the illegal immigrants in offshore detention. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/19/satisfied-australia-marks-six-months-no-boatpeople They have had zero boat people land during the past 6 months. During the same 6 month period during the previous Labour (Gilliard) govt there were 190 boats with 12,773 illegal immigrants land in Australia. Illegal immigration can be stopped, if you actually enforce the laws.

      If the US doesn’t have the stomach for such a policy, another proposed solution is to publicly announce that at the end of the current year, anyone found to be in this country illegally would be fingerprinted, DNA’d, returned to their home country and be banned forever from re-entering this country, even to visit. They have the remainder of the year to return leave the country without penalty and begin the process to legally emigrate to the US. Repeat offenders would be permanently be held in stark prison camps, do 6 days/week of hard labor, no radio, television or other amenities.

      • Gail Combs says:

        I like!

        If you look at the Patriot Act and then look at the way Obummer’s admin handled the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (the promise made the LAST time round on granting amnesty to illegals link) It is pretty obvious the Patriot Act is aimed at controlling AMERICANS and not terrorists. The actions of the US government scream LOUDLY that there is no threat of terrorism and the Patriot Act should immediately be repealed. Either that or the federal government as a whole is criminally negligent in their duties to the citizens of the USA.

        Under Obummer the Border Fence morphed into a few short lengths of telephone poles stuck in the ground at intervals so a car can not drive through. While what we were promised in 2006 was

        …. a steel wall, 20 feet high and reinforced by cement-filled steel piping. To his left another tall fence of steel mesh. Ten yards beyond, a shorter cyclone fence is topped with jagged concertina wire….

        “This wall works,” says Mr. Bernacke. “A lot of people have the misconception that it is a waste of time and money, but the numbers of apprehensions show that it works.”

        The triple-and double-layered fence here in Yuma is the kind of barrier that US lawmakers – and most Americans – imagined when the Secure Fence Act was enacted in 2006.

        The law instructed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure about one-third of the 1,950-mile border between US and Mexico with 700 miles of double-layered fencing – and additionally through cameras, motion sensors, and other types of barriers – by the end of the year to stem illegal immigration.

        Bankrolled by a separate $1.2 billion homeland security bill, the Secure Fence Act would, President Bush said in 2006, “make our borders more secure.” … http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0331yuma-wall0331-ON.html?&wired

        TSA has cost about $60 billion since its inception. So a border length fence would cost HALF what we have already spent on ‘Grope-N-Fly’ and put people to work while leaving Americans un molested. Instead “..[s]ignaling a major shift from her predecessor, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday said she will spend $50 million of stimulus funds originally intended to build a “virtual fence” along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border on other more proven and cost-effective security technology….” …Ms. Napolitano attempts to justify to lawmakers a 30 percent budget reduction for U.S. Customs and Border Protection…March 17, 2010

        The reality on the border:

        Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border – September 24, 2009
        Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border….

        My comment with a lot more detail that I put together a few years ago: link

  8. Robertv says:

    His solution , change the US in Mexico dos (2). One advice for the Mexicans, never become a US citizen. It could be a life sentence. One thing is to get in. To get out will be the problem.

    Un consejo para los mexicanos, no se convierta en un ciudadano de los EE.UU.. Podría ser condenado a cadena perpetua.

    http://rt.com/usa/183972-fee-renounce-us-citizenship/

    The cost of getting rid of US citizenship has quadrupled to $2350, up from $450. The changes will come into effect on September 6th

  9. D. Self says:

    And Obama’s high cost of energy is helping these poor folks….

  10. Justa Joe says:

    The story doesn’t ring true. A person works continuously for 30 years, but is still making equivalent to minimum wage. That’s nearly impossible. My guess is that she just recently resumed working after a significant hiatus. My guess is that she probably has a husband/boyfriend that works construction or something like that.

    • Gail Combs says:

      If you stay a janitor and the company sees no reason to promote you yes, you can stay at minimum wage. Production workers also can stay on minimum wage if they do not show promise.

      • Justa Joe says:

        Not for 30 years of continuous labor especially if it’s the same employer… An operator is going to see many Cost of living increases and merit increases over that period of time enough to put them above minimum wage.

        The story that we’re expected to swallow just doesn’t mesh up with reality.

      • Justa Joe says:

        If this lady started 30 years ago at the then min wage of about $3.35 and never got above the lowest rung I guess it could be possible that she’s only now making $7.25, but if she was a good reliable worker that worked continuously for thirty years I’d expect to see her well above that.

        • Gail Combs says:

          If she was a minimal out put type and also ‘Affirmative Action’ then yes I could see her staying at minimum wage even at the same place. I ran into one or two of the “you owe me a living’ types that the company was afraid to fire so they got shuffled into a dead end position and left to mold with the hope they would eventually leave of their own accord and without screaming for a lawyer.

        • DEEBEE says:

          Gail, cannot imagine such types would not also be “gather no moss” types. IMO such people usually have an inflated sense of self that would make them retaliate by leaving.

      • V. Uil says:

        For 30 years? Either Obola and the WH are full of it or poor Australia-Alberta is a pretty dim bulb suffering on minimum wages for 30 years.

        My vote is for the disinformation coming from Obola.

  11. NancyG says:

    She’s worked as a janitor for 30 years…with the same company? No one in their right mind would stay with a company for 30 years without a wage increase above minimum wage. Most likely she’s been a janitor that long but always changing employers and stayed entry level all that time.

    Either way, this the future Obama and his big corporation pals want for all the illegals. Welcome to America?

  12. Perry says:

    The UK has a more dangerous problem with immigration.

    “Says Lord Ahmed, many mosques are dangerously cut off from the rest of society, rooted in the ancient world, not the modern one. This approach is reflected by the way imams behave. Many rarely mix with other faiths, they are inward-looking and devote much of their energies to attacking rival sects.

    What Ahmed doesn’t tell us is something just a relevant – the extremely narrow “recruitment” base of British Pakistani immigrants, some 75 percent of which are from the Mirpur-speaking area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, mostly the Pothwari. Ahmed himself is a Pothwari, so is Sayeeda Warsi, and also Anwar Pervez, founder and Chairman of Bestway Group.

    The Mirpur area is mainly rural, poor, and many of the inhabitants are poorly educated. They follow the religious practices of the Punjabi Pothwari.

    From here, we learn that the dominant structure amongst the Mirpur people is the family, to which the first priority is always given, right or wrong. It is a custom of people in Mirpur to marry their children within their families and if there is no one suitable, marriage is to be done in baradari or in the same cast.

    This, we are told, is a very strict custom and people follow it. These are largely arranged marriages, and they are engaged at a very small age. It is forbidden strictly to marry their daughters with someone outside their family. Although sometimes the male members marry girls outside the family, it is avoided if possible. As a result, studies have shown that 55 percent of Pakistanis are married to first cousins – and in Bradford, this rises to 75 percent.

    When it comes to female education, in Mirpur the girls are mainly kept at home. Many are not educated at all and are taught only how to do domestic chores.

    Within the community, nepotism is rife: jobs are mostly given on the basis of family relation rather than abilities, skills and education. An poorly educated boy can always get a good job in a bank if he has an uncle at high post. This is not only practiced in the government but also in private and multinational companies.

    All of this makes a stark contrast to the fantasy world inhabited by politicians. As pointed out by Anthony Scholefield, the Conservative manifesto for the 2010 election stated: “Immigration has enriched our nation over the years and we want to attract the brightest and the best people who can make a real difference to our economic growth”.

    Of the issue, David Cameron says: “It is right that we should attract the brightest and the best to Britain. Ed Milliband, in his speech to the IPPR think tank on 22nd June 2012 said, “Our economy has gained from being open to talent from across the world”. Theresa May told the Conservative Party Conference on 5th October 2010, “Of course, Britain has benefited from immigration … We want to make sure the best and brightest can still come”.

    But what is astonishing about immigrants that we are getting from Pakistan is that so many of them are dregs: inbred, backward, poorly-educated, bigoted, misogynist, and corrupt. The reason so often that they behave like the dregs is because they are the dregs. In many cases, even other Pakistanis are ashamed of them. Islam is the very least of our problems.”

    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=85173

  13. rah says:

    Either your time and effort are worth something or their not. If your not making what you need then you have every opportunity in this society to move and/or find something that pays better. I don’t really care.

    I’m in a profession where I paid for my training by driving at a reduced pay rate for the first year for the company that provided the training. My six weeks of training didn’t have to cost me more than a couple tanks of gas. They even provided two meals a day during the first four weeks of training before you got your first pay check. Your not even required to have a GED to do it. Still I made $32,000 that very first year as a company class A CDL driver. They even provided the required physical. Provided for payroll deduction for life insurance.

    I will make about $70,000 for driving a big truck this year but even that doesn’t tell the whole story. Because of claiming per diem and expenses on their Federal tax return a driver that spends a significant amount of time away from home and who’s household has no other source of income will end up paying considerably less income tax than those in professions that don’t require travel. And BTW with the exception of the period of the recession the trucking industry in the US has pretty consistently been short about 30,000 class A CDL drivers so the demand has been pretty steady. I recognize that not everyone has the aptitude or inclination to navigate a 70′ long vehicle but there are still quite a few other vocations that offer similar opportunities.

    Nope, don’t tell me the sob stories. They’re pure BS as far as I’m concerned. A person that remains clean legally, works hard, has a good work ethic, and can read and write English can make a legal living in this country with an income in the top 50% of wage earners.

    • Gail Combs says:

      You do not even have to become a company driver. I took the long, 2 month truck driver training course at a community college and it cost me ~$500.00. (I often haul livestock in trailers up to 33 ft long and wanted that training.) Once you have the CDL doors will open. You do not have to drive cross country. There is short haul, “bread trucks” school buses, and even the gofers for auto mechanics.

      Heck even janitors can make a decent living if you get up off your rear and start your own business cleaning houses (one friend) or offices (another friend)

      • gofer says:

        Courier jobs pay a good money and don’t need CDL and can use your car. I worked several years delivering pharmecueticals to hospitals and drug stores. They all are delivered by Independent Contractors using their own vans.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Waving the CDL and a clean drivers record under the hiring company’s nose helps put you at the front of the line. This is especially true if you are an older person (age discrimination is alive and well) and semi-retired.

      • rah says:

        Right now the community college courses that take you all the way through to get your CDL are running around $4,000. When I trained 10 years ago it was $2,200. Not saying you can’t get your CDL much cheaper but I was happy for the training I received once I got out on my own.
        Hauled a “shut down” load yesterday. A load that may cause a line in a plant to shutdown if it didn’t get there on time. I was three minutes late simply because of the time it took our cross dock to load it and the fact that I had to jump off I-65 at the KY-TN border and take the back roads to get to I-24 due to a back up due to an accident. That cost me 13 minutes. I felt good about making it there that quickly.

        • Gail Combs says:

          I got my CDL in 2004 and our community college was running $500. I was surprised it was that inexpensive. (It was a full semester 8 hrs a day too.) It probably depends on how much of the bill is paid by the state. Other courses I took were dirt cheap. ~$50 to $100. The textbooks were more expensive.

  14. Gamecock says:

    Austraberta makes $7.25 an hour. George Obama makes $0.06 an hour.

    Yeah, Obama cares.

  15. Chuck L says:

    The hell with minimum wages, how many terrorists from ISIS, Al Qaida, etc. have crossed into the US from (nonexistent) southern border In addition to criminals, drug lords, and gangs?

    • Ed Martin says:

      And how many are gaining access to driving large trucks capable of being made into a bomb and detonated?

      • Gail Combs says:

        And how many are gaining access to driving large trucks capable of being made into a bomb and detonated? asks Ed Martin
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
        Hernández wrote a book about the drug cartels. What make “Los Señores del Narco” different was linking the Sinaloa cartel, the biggest criminal organisation in the world – to the leadership of the Mexico. “Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers,”the english version is now available through Amazon

        http://www.amazon.com/Narcoland-Mexican-Lords-Their-Godfathers/dp/1781680736

        The product of five years’ investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico.

        The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the
        “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names—not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them….

        Hezbollah Terrorists On Our Southern Border

        …South and Central America hold definite attractions for the terror crowd. For starters, there’s money. Profits from the region’s lucrative drug trade help fuel many international terrorists. Hezbollah craves a share of the action.

        The Tri-Border region—the weakly-governed space where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay join—has been an area of ongoing concern for, U.S. counter-terrorism experts since 9/11. It boasts a high density of inhabitants of Arab descent. That, coupled with a robust smuggling trade, makes the Tri-Border a lawless breeding ground ideal for fueling international terrorism.

        More recently, Hezbollah seems to be finding convenient operating space in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez’s, Venezuela’s fiery, anti-American president, recently hosted Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.

        Syria’s deep involvement in Lebanon, its border disputes with Israel and its backing of Hezbollah are of long-standing.

        In Caracas, Chavez and Assad reaffirmed a united front against common enemies: the U.S. and Israel. Doubtless, finding ways to advance Hezbollah’s power and influence without being caught was a topic of private conversation as well.

        Caracas is a hub for international anti-American activity and regular air flights link Venezuela with Syria and Iran.

        Venezuela is also becoming a hub for international drug traffickers, with shipments to Europe and West Africa rising dramatically. The latter market is especially worrisome, as the narcotics trade is destabilizing West Africa, helping make it a target of opportunity for Islamic extremists.

        Hezbollah also would have a natural interest in Mexico’s drug cartels, which account for 90% of the cocaine flowing to more than 240 U.S. cities. The cartels are all-purpose, amoral criminal organizations quick to engage in all things nefarious—from drug dealings to assassinations, kidnapping, and migrant smuggling—provided they’re profitable…..

        And finally a free pass for Mexican truck drivers:
        OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) shows it easier than you would think.

        2011 Truckers’ association goes on federal record opposing Mexico cross-border program
        ….The Association has adamantly opposed opening the border in the past and continues to do so because Mexico does not have equivalent regulatory trucking standards and because there would be no corresponding reciprocity for U.S. truckers…..

        FMCSA’s proposed acceptance of certain Mexican regulations in place of complying with U.S. regs doesn’t sit well with OOIDA. The Association points out that the only way the DOT can excuse compliance is to grant a waiver – something that is not required under NAFTA.

        The DOT’s cross-border plan states that the Mexican LF (CDL), Mexican driver medical qualification standards, and Mexican drug testing procedures will be accepted in place of compliance with U.S. standards.

        U.S. motor carriers must go through a lengthy process to receive exemptions from regulations. None of that occurred in the DOT’s decision to accept Mexican CDL, medical certification, and drug testing as compliance with U.S. regs, according to OOIDA comments….

        Loud proponents of opening the border have mainly consisted of entities affected by retaliatory tariffs imposed by Mexico two years ago. Mexico imposed the tariffs because Congress had shut down a previous cross-border program. OOIDA contends the legality of the original tariffs should have been challenged.

        Spencer noted, “Succumbing to Mexico’s bullying provides a handy attack plan for them and other governments in future trade disputes. This program should not go forward unless and until Mexico raises the safety, security and environmental standards for their trucking industry. We should not allow ourselves to be harassed or blackmailed into lowering ours.”

        On FMCSA’s position that U.S. truckers would have valuable rights of reciprocal access to the Mexican market, the Association knows that most truckers refuse to haul loads into Mexico because of safety concerns.

        “U.S. truckers are simply not interested in driving their equipment into a country with such widespread drug-related violence,” said Spencer. “The Department of State issues warnings against doing so on a regular basis.”…..

        If I recall correctly OOIDA’s protest fell on deaf ears so now the USA has Mexican rigs with Mexican drivers in this country.

  16. Kenny says:

    Why should she make more than the minimum wage? It is a minimum skill job with a steady supply of workers willing to work for that wage.

  17. Tom Bakert says:

    Two questions: (1) Where are the grandchildren’s parents? and (2) What means-tested government benefits does she receive?

  18. gofer says:

    She has a home on min wage? Obama had breakfast at this home? Something is wrong.

    • gofer says:

      I can find nothing about him being there, only Sec.of Labor, Thomas Perez. Another fabrication?

      They are actually trying to promote these jobs as careers. The same tired line of “I can’t feed my family on these wages” is the obvious result of no education and expect to be rewarded, as was quoted “Anybody that works hard should be able to feed their family.” The left and unions sympathize with them and abet them staying in dead end jobs. The real problem is expecting to be a career janitor and make a living. Btw, the lady is a union activist and they seem blinded by the onslaught of millions of illegal aliens ready to take over their jobs. They can’t seem to understand their jobs are a dime a dozen and think only work is to be rewarded, not the type of work.

      The story of the man who charged $5,000 to to put a 50¢ part in a complicated machine broke the charges down as Part 50¢ ….. Knowing where to put it $4999.50.

  19. GoneWithTheWind says:

    I can only assume that if this woman had skills or abilities that allowed her to earn twice the minimum wage that she would indeed do so. When I was 16 I worked for $1.35 an hour and was happy to get it. The reason I didn’t work for minimum wage my entire life was because I thought I could do better and was willing to put in the effort to become worth more. The answer for this woman and for everyone who finds themselves in a minimum wage job is to learn a more valuale skill, get an education, become better at what they do, etc. The answer is NOT to simply pay them more for work that is in fact only worth $7.25 an hour.

    • gofer says:

      The problem is the unions swoop down and confirm their status by telling them they are worth more, further hindering them from doing things that would advance them. It’s despictable. If you can make a career and living from cleaning toilets, why bother with education? That’s exactly what the unions are trying to do. Stop encouraging them in demanding more pay and tell them the truth that education and job skills are the way out. Where did they get the idea that they are worth more? From the unions. Those jobs have never been thought as careers until the unions took advantage of immigrants lacking education.

      If min wage was raised, it would still be min wage since everything will increase and you are right back where you started, except many will be out of work.

      In 1971, I started a job as sales rep with a major corp at eqivalent of $3.75 an hour which was a top wage. Brand new home for $17,000 and a new car for $3,000 could be bought. My mother raised 3 children on $1.25 and hour. Just to illustrate how its all relative. Money alone will never advance anybody, only valuable skills.

  20. Gail Combs says:

    One point no one mentions is, BECAUSE of Bill Clinton pushing the ratification of the World Trade Organization (no import tarriffs allowed.)

    AND Clinton transfered to China US advanced technology,

    So now US workers are now in direct competition with Chinese workers.

    As of 1 May 2013, the highest monthly minimum wage in China is 1,600 yuan ($265.64 US Dollar).

    The lowest minimum wage was .1,010 yuan ( $165.62 US Dollar ).

    US minimum wage is ~$1250/month @ $7.25/hr.

    That is what American workers are competing against.

    For Chinese wages SEE: http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/wages-china

    So go ahead and raise the minimum wage. All it does is send even more jobs to China and India and makes sure more people are hired “Under the Table” where the evasion of taxes allows the worker higher take home pay and the employer less over head costs.

    The shadow economy is already $2 trillion.
    April 23, 2013 The $2 trillion shadow economy is the recession’s big winner

    The one liner in Obummercare making all businesses produce 1099s for all cash/check transactions of business customers over $600 in a given year was supposed to plug that hole. The big guys like Sam’s Club, Lowes, Home Depot and ALL the gas stations and hotels howled that clause down because the paperwork would be a killing blow. You would have to get the SS # of EVERY customer, determine if he was buying for a business or personal use or had combined the two in his purchase and then separate purchases into cash, check and credit card. If the clause had not been struck down then there would have been a major need for more book keepers.

    Note that credit card transactions were exempt from the law so it was also designed to push the USA into a cashless society that made tracking of everyone easier. (It would also allow the shutting off of money to any individual at the whim of the bankers/government.)

    …The DoJ is why financial institutions are refusing services to companies as diverse as gun shops, bitcoin businesses, marijuana dispensaries and even the porn industry.

    Just last week a gun shop in Florida had an old bank account closed after their local bank was bought out by Wall Street interests….
    This is normal operating procedures for banks in the United States, according to news of a secretive DoJ operation which broke last week in the Wall Street Journal and American Banker.

    It is called Operation Chokepoint. It appears as reports of credit card processors, banks, and lending institutions refuse to do business with any business that is legally buying and selling guns.

    Smaller financial institutions are unable to cater to these owners, under pressure of penalty by the DoJ…..
    link

    That little clause in Obummercare shows the idiots in Washington DC needed to be booted to the nearest burger flipping jobs since they either do not have the brains of a turnip OR they are anti-American.

  21. Ed Martin says:

    “What difference – at this point what difference does it make?”

    That appears to be the theme coming out of Washington DC these days and there is plenty of blame to go around.
    http://consortiumnews.com/2014/08/01/putting-the-dollar-in-jeopardy/

    Mr. Hope & Change blew his opportunities to fix destructive policies, ‘everybody wants to rule the world.’
    I don’t have time for a detailed comment. So let me say I hope everyone had a great Labor Day and appreciated it. 🙂

    • Gail Combs says:

      And the Communists LOVE to infiltrate the Labor Unions. It is a primary target for the KGB and was a major target before the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.

      My father started a Union in NYC around 1952. The Mafia moved in and threatened to beat him to death if he did not leave NYC. That is why our family left the area. My Farther-in-law in the same time frame was a Merchant Marine ship Captain. He left that position because of the headaches of dealing with the Longshoreman’s Union. Turns out the KGB was using the Union to disrupt the flow of goods into US ports. (SEE the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe I do not have time to dig out the specific passages.)

      Here is one example:
      Jack Jones was in the pay of the KGB when he was Britain’s most powerful union leader, according to a former spy chief.

  22. emsnews says:

    Free trade made the rich richer, made the Chinese ridiculously richer and made middle America poorer and poorer and on top of that, the bank bail outs caused raging inflation especially in fuel, food and housing.

    • Gail Combs says:

      It is not ‘free trade’ as usual the word was stolen.

      I am in luck, ‘Taxidriver’ explains why ‘Free Trade’ is neither ‘free’ (made with slave labor) nor ‘trade’ and saves me the trouble of trying to put the concepts into words.

      “Would the proponents of so-called “free trade” have gotten as far if they had used the terms “Anti tarrif,” “pro-exploitation,” or “fence’s rights?” Hardly. Those terms betray too much of their true agenda, and rub against the grain of the hearts and minds of good and decent people.”

      “Free Trade” is neither Free nor Trade — yet the mere words win the battle for the mind.

      All this time, I have been using the term “Free Trade” without question. Suddenly, I realized that the words “free trade” are calculated to appeal to the subconscious mind in a way that wins its corrupt argument before the premises and conclusions are even set out. Think about it. We all value freedom. The word “free” connotes liberty. The word “trade” connotes an open and fair exchange, with all the cards on the table.

      When you hear the words “free” and “trade” put together, your mind naturally thinks “Of course, I am for that.” You might think “I should be able to buy from and sell to whomever I like” and “any restriction on that freedom is a restriction on my liberty” and “I am more free when I have fewer restrictions placed upon me, therefore I must support ‘Free Trade.’ ” All of those suppositions are inherent in the mind of any freedom loving person as soon as (s)he accepts the term. Any attempt to argue against it once the term is set is an uphill struggle at best.

      Once the term is accepted, you don’t really listen to the arguments, because the point already won in the subconscious mind.

      Ask yourself this: If you should be “free” to buy from whomever you like, does that mean that it’s ok to buy the product of the deprivation of another’s freedom? Would you knowingly buy stolen property from a thief? If you were restricted by law from buying that property, would that restriction make you less free? One person’s freedom at the expense of another’s is not liberty, it’s corruption.

      Yet, we have used the term “Free Trade” to argue against foreign tariffs on our slave-made cotton products before the American Civil War. We use “Free Trade” to argue against domestic import tariffs on American label jeans made in South Pacific sweatshops (where exploitation derived from systemically induced poverty allows the manufacturer to effectively steal labor product). We use “Free Trade” to argue in favor of importing sugar and tobacco from Cuba, a nation of slaves. When viewed in this light, the idea of the word “Free” in “Free Trade” utterly loses the moral high-ground of liberty.

      This, I now realize, was done on purpose. Calling unrestricted international commerce “Free Trade” is a subtle but profound lie.….

    • Gail Combs says:

      “… the bank bail outs caused raging inflation especially in fuel, food and housing.”
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Sorry to quibble again but it is not bank bailouts that cause raging inflation it is doubling of the money supply within a year by the FED. ( SEE: Quantitative Easing ) Although according to that article the private banks/FED were afraid to put the money into circulation. “…We’ve repeatedly pointed out that the Federal Reserve has been intentionally discouraged banks from lending to Main Street – in a misguided attempt to curb inflation – which has increased unemployment and stalled out the economy…”

      The bank bailouts** were pure out and out theft that our kids and grand kids will still be paying for.

      Note I hate the WTO aka ‘Free Trade’ and the Banksters with their legalized theft (fractional reserve banking) but it is important to get the concepts and facts correct or you will have someone like _Jim jumping down your throat.

      ** The Bank (actually AIG bailout) is one of the prime reasons the federal deficit sky rocketed. link

      The upshot is the IMF is recommending confiscation of 10% of ALL wealth in the USA to get the US back to the same deficit we had in 2007!

      The International Monetary Fund Lays The Groundwork For Global Wealth Confiscation
      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) quietly dropped a bomb in its October Fiscal Monitor Report. Titled “Taxing Times,”… It goes on to build a case for drastic measures and recommends a series of escalating income and consumption tax increases culminating in the direct confiscation of assets.

      Yes, you read that right. But don’t take it from me. The report itself says:

      “The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a “capital levy”— a one-off tax on private wealth—as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability. The appeal is that such a tax, if it is implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that it will never be repeated, does not distort behavior (and may be seen by some as fair). … The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be weighed against the risks of the alternatives, which include repudiating public debt or inflating it away. … The tax rates needed to bring down public debt to precrisis levels, moreover, are sizable: reducing debt ratios to end-2007 levels would require (for a sample of 15 euro area countries) a tax rate of about 10 percent on households with positive net wealth. (page 49)

      Note three takeaways. First, IMF economists know there are not enough rich people to fund today’s governments even if 100 percent of the assets of the 1 percent were expropriated. That means that all households with positive net wealth—everyone with retirement savings or home equity—would have their assets plundered under the IMF’s formulation.….

      …such a repudiation of private property will not pay off Western governments’ debts or fund budgets going forward. It will merely “restore debt sustainability,” allowing free-spending sovereigns to keep tapping the bond markets until the next crisis comes along—for which stronger measures will be required, of course.

      Third, should politicians fail to muster the courage to engage in this kind of wholesale robbery, the only alternative scenario the IMF posits is public debt repudiation and hyperinflation….

  23. mjc says:

    as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability.

    That’s right up there with I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.

    • Gail Combs says:

      So politicians, to buy votes, borrow printed on the spot fairy dust money from the banking cartel and then the banking cartel demands REAL WEALTH be confiscated to pay them back for all the F…Ups made by the Banksters and their pet politicians.

      Think about it. As Graham F. Towers, Governor of the Central Bank of Canada said banks create the medium of exchange… “The manufacturing process consists of making a pen-and-ink or typewriter entry on a card in a book. That is all. Each and every time a bank makes a loan (or purchases securities), new bank credit is created — new deposits — brand new money. Broadly speaking, all new money comes out of a Bank in the form of loans.”

      How in heck can anyone in that type of business fail?
      ……

      I like the Icelandic Solution Better than the IMFs. They made the Bansters EAT their OWN mistakes.

      What the US Federal Reserve Act did was make the American public liable for the mistakes of the Banksters and their politician buddies. It is like giving your teenager YOUR credit card with no maximum or other strings attached. And then we wonder why the government gets into trouble…

      …During the worst financial crisis in six decades, successive Icelandic governments forced banks to write off mortgage debts to help households, and while the euro area struggles with record unemployment rate (with over 25 percent in Greece and Spain), Iceland has a reason to celebrate, with joblessness in December as low as 4.5 percent, according to Statistics Iceland. The number of persons in the labor force in the fourth quarter last year was 184,600, which corresponds to an activity rate of 80.7 percent….
      http://rt.com/business/iceland-banks-collapse-crisis-405/

      (The USA has ~24% unemployment)

      Instead of kicking the can and maintaining the zombie nation, Iceland ripped its over-levered bank-based-debacle band-aid off and has slowly but surely emerged from its own crisis ….

      Iceland has one more lesson to teach the world – an Icelandic court has sentenced four former Kaupthing bankers to jail for market abuses.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-13/banker-jail-sentences-another-lesson-world-iceland

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