Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Canary in the Mine

The US Border Patrol reports that fewer illegal aliens are crossing the US Southern Border to look for work in the USA. A greater percentage of criminals are crossing for the purpose of narcotics trafficking, but the Department of Homeland Security doesn't want to go into that because it makes them look bad.

Why is this?
In 2012, Americans will pay $4 trillion in taxes. That is $152 billion MORE than they will spend on housing, food and clothing combined. That’s right, Uncle Sam is now a bigger expense in our lives than the costs of food, housing and clothing combined. So when Obama talks about tax rates being low compared to what they used to be, laugh in his lying face. Sure, rates are lower, but rates don’t tell the whole story. Rates don’t cover tariffs, fees, excise, use and sale taxes, they don’t account for disappearing and fading deductions, they ignore the alternative minimum tax, and they don’t account for a million other hidden taxes and the cost of regulations. (h/t commenterama)
When the economy is bad enough that illegal aliens no longer want to swim the Rio Grande, you should consider whether or not you want this to be continued by the same administration for another four years. 


Opus #6 said...

Our canaries are going to need a lot of TLC to get over the Obama Administration.

Azra said...

Things are bad when people would rather stay in the third world than cross over. When do you guys vote LL?

LL said...

Azra - the vote is in November.

Opus - I hope that we don't run out of 'canaries for the mine'.

LL said...

Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man who is CURRENTLY in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. (source - WVA Democratic Primary Results as of yesterday)

WoFat said...

I feel I should say something, but I don't want to get X'ed out.

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