Thursday, November 27, 2014

Obamacare for Illegals


HHS Chief to Illegals: Sign up for Obamacare! 11/25/14

 ‘They should seek and try … they can get financial assistance’

(Washington Examiner) – When the Affordable Care Act was being written and debated, President Obama took care to emphasize that no illegal immigrants would be eligible for its benefits. Obama and the Democrats who passed the bill were sensitive to public concerns that those who entered the United States illegally should not receive assistance intended for those here legally.

Indeed, an Obama promise along those lines played a role in one of the most notorious incidents of the president’s time in office. “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants,” Obama said in a Sept. 9, 2009 healthcare address to a joint session of Congress. “This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

At that moment, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson yelled out, “You lie!” leaving the president and lawmakers stunned.

Wilson’s action was inexcusable, but the suspicions behind it were entirely understandable. Republicans have always suspected the administration wanted to extend not only Obamacare but a whole range of federal benefits to illegal immigrants. And now, the president’s unilateral executive action on immigration seems to be confirming some of those fears.

On November 11, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell participated in an online chat with a group of Latino bloggers. Burwell was asked a two-part question. Would the young immigrants known as Dreamers be eligible for Obamacare subsidies, and can so-called mixed families — for example, a family with illegal parents and legal children — receive benefits?

Dreamers are not eligible, Burwell said. But she left no doubt that she — along with officials at the highest levels of the Obama administration — wants that to change. “I think that everyone probably knows that this administration feels incredibly strongly about the fact we need to fix that,” Burwell explained. “We need to reform the system and make the changes that we need that will lead to benefits in everything from healthcare to economics to so many things — a very important step that we need to take as a nation.”

Burwell went on to tell the bloggers that families with illegal members are welcome to receive benefits. “Mixed families should come, they should seek and try, go on the site, they’ll find out they can get financial assistance,” Burwell said. “They may be eligible for different programs for their children or themselves.”

Finally, Burwell stressed that no one in the government will ask applicants if they are here legally or not. “Everyone should come on, and folks should not be scared,” Burwell said. “No questions will be asked, and it is not about an immigration issue.”

Coming from the cabinet officer in charge of administering the Affordable Care Act, Burwell’s words left some Republicans convinced that it’s only a matter of time before the White House breaks Obama’s promise. “It’s reasonable to assume that the administration would have no compunction about issuing some sort of regulatory guidance to HHS to make [immigrants affected by Obama's action] eligible for subsidies,” says one well-connected GOP Hill aide. “The administration has sufficiently re-interpreted Obamacare and re-interpreted the immigration laws that it would not be at all surprising if they follow through on what Burwell said.”

Republican concerns have been intensified by Obama’s slippery language about other federal benefits. In announcing executive action, for example, the president said to those affected that if, among other requirements, “you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes,” then “you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”

The phrase “pay your fair share of taxes” suggests to most ears that Obama meant immigrants involved would pay their fair share of taxes. But in fact Obama’s action will make many immigrants eligible to be paid by the government, and not the other way around; many will now be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, which could mean they receive thousands of taxpayer dollars each year.

In addition, Obama’s use of the phrase “get right with the law” is itself a bit misleading; a reasonable listener might assume that Obama was conferring legal status on those involved. But the Justice Department issued an opinion that his programs “would not ‘legalize’ any aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States.” So the illegal immigrants involved are still illegal immigrants, which leads to the question: If Obama is making millions of still-illegal immigrants newly eligible for certain federal benefits, why would anyone believe he will stop there?

It’s not clear exactly how far-reaching the effects of Obama’s immigration edict will be. But there’s no doubt it has increased the already high level of mistrust between the president and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-edict-raises-new-questions/article/2556620

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Obama wants to buy the world a Coke, and healthcare and housing and food and a retirement plan and bribery grants to state politicians and fat bank accounts for dictators and put it all on your credit card.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson Lawsuit Ahead


Famous lawyer races to help Ferguson looting victims 'Will not stand by idly while the city burns and lives are lost'
Larry Klayman, the former Justice Department attorney and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has threatened to sue President Obama over flights bringing Ebola patients to the U.S.
Now, his newest plan is to offer help to the victims of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
He announced Freedom Watch will provide free legal representation for victims of “mob violence” in the town plagued by rioting following the announcement Monday that a grand jury had decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black teen, Michael Brown.
Klayman said he’s turning his attention to helping “those unwillingly caught in the center of this national catastrophe.”
“We must seek justice for the innocent residents of Ferguson who have been harmed by those who do not respect the rule of law,” he said. “Freedom Watch will not stand by idly while the city burns and lives are lost as a result of unwarranted criminal acts that are both harmful and deadly.”
Wilson encountered the 18-year-old, 290-pound Brown walking down the middle of a Ferguson street shortly after Brown allegedly stole a box of cigars from a convenience store.
Immediately after the incident, witnesses who later were discredited claimed Brown was surrendering to Wilson and was shot in the back.
The grand jury concluded Brown attacked the police officer, tried to wrest his service weapon away from him, fled briefly then turned back on the officer and was charging him when the fatal shots were fired.
Rioting erupted after the shooting and returned Monday when the decision not to charge the officer was announced. Dozens of vehicles and buildings, including businesses, have been destroyed by rioters.
Klayman, whose battle against “the seedy underbelly of Washington” is chronicled in his book “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment,” is the only lawyer ever to have obtained a court ruling that a U.S. president committed a crime.
He still is known in Washington as the biggest enemy of the city’s elite, having made a name for himself suing Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro, Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
His battles against corruption in the Clinton administration became so well-known that a character in the hit TV series “West Wing,” Harry Klaypool, was based on him.
Source:http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/famous-lawyer-races-to-help-ferguson-looting-victims/

 
 

Ferguson – Pastor Unloads

Black Pastor Has Stern Message for People of Ferguson
 
President Obama asked the people live in Ferguson to remain peaceful and not to riot after Darren Wilson was exonerated of killing Michael Brown.
But they didn’t listen.  No one respects Obama anymore, not even those in the black community.  But maybe they’ll listen to his man.
Jonathan Gentry, a minister, has asked that protestors “cease and desist,” from their violent ways. Watch the video, let us know if this man makes more sense than Obama…
 

PA Against Common Core


PA Citizens Ask Gov. Corbett for Data Collection Moratorium
Posted on November 26, 2014 Written by ABCsOfDumbDown.blogspot.com
Penn­syl­va­ni­ans Restor­ing Education
Novem­ber 24, 2014. Har­ris­burg, Pa; Penn­syl­va­ni­ans Restor­ing Edu­ca­tion, Penn­syl­va­nia Against Com­mon Core, cit­i­zens of Penn­syl­va­nia, par­ents and stu­dents are ask­ing Gov­er­nor Cor­bett to place a mora­to­rium on the data col­lec­tion in the Penn­syl­va­nia Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tem, PIMS, on our stu­dents in all 500 school dis­tricts. We are ask­ing the Gov­er­nor to rescind all con­tracts and writ­ten agree­ments that the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion has with any Com­mon­wealth entity and any out­side con­trac­tor who can access per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion on our chil­dren in vio­la­tion of fed­eral law, state pol­icy, and Chap­ter 4 reg­u­la­tions.
We demand a mora­to­rium on the col­lec­tion of data because of con­tracts that have been dis­cov­ered and are signed by the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to dis­close per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion, which is per­sonal data on the stu­dents and his/her fam­ily, with­out the parent’s knowl­edge or con­sent. This per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion includes infor­ma­tion on every student’s per­son­al­ity, atti­tudes, val­ues, beliefs, and dis­po­si­tion, a psy­cho­log­i­cal pro­file, called Inter­per­sonal Skills Stan­dards and Anchors. This data has been ille­gally obtained through decep­tive means with­out the parent’s knowl­edge or con­sent through screen­ing, eval­u­a­tions, test­ing, and sur­veys. These ille­gal meth­ods of infor­ma­tion gath­er­ing were actu­ally fraud­u­lently called “aca­d­e­mic stan­dards” on the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion web­site portal.
On Octo­ber 22, Gov­er­nor Cor­bett and the Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion, Car­olyn Dumaresq, requested that ALL atti­tude, value, and dis­po­si­tion require­ments, labeled Inter­per­sonal Skills Stan­dards that are in vio­la­tion of fed­eral law and state pol­icy, to be expunged from the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion web­site por­tal called SAS, Stan­dards Aligned Sys­tem. These psy­cho­log­i­cal “stan­dards” were never vet­ted, nor reviewed by the State Board, nor pre­sented to the Inde­pen­dent Reg­u­la­tory Review Com­mis­sion, IRRC. A PennLink was sent to all 500 school dis­tricts stat­ing that the por­tal had been cleansed of these affec­tive domain stan­dards that had noth­ing to do with aca­d­e­mic content.
This is a tem­po­rary fix. These stan­dards and inter­ven­tions con­tinue to be forced on stu­dents and reme­di­ated in the class­room EVERY DAY. A search on the SAS por­tal reveals over 2394 les­son plans that align to these now repu­di­ated “stan­dards.” The par­ents of Penn­syl­va­nia want all affec­tive domain stan­dards, ALL cur­ricu­lum, and related les­son plans expunged from the class­rooms, as well as from the web­site por­tal. Par­ents are demand­ing that Gov­er­nor Cor­bett and the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion cease col­lect­ing and dis­clos­ing per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion on Penn­syl­va­nia stu­dents and their fam­i­lies immediately.
We have dis­cov­ered that Penn­syl­va­nia con­tin­ues to be the model for the nation to develop a dossier on each cit­i­zen feed­ing into a national data base that col­lects this per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the schools. This sys­temic col­lu­sion between the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion and the National Cen­ter for Edu­ca­tion Sta­tis­tics cre­ated a national ID with­out the knowl­edge of the cit­i­zens. This sys­tem boasts that “all of the Commonwealth’s chil­dren, ado­les­cents, and adults” will have a dossier. (CFDA-# 84.384) We have also found that this data base in Penn­syl­va­nia is a model state for the nation to imple­ment a “womb to work­force” data base, (NCES Con­tract: CFDS-#84.384, PR/Award #R372A090022; grants.gov Track­ing #: Grant 10076087) that would start at birth and con­tinue until retire­ment which con­nects the Depart­ment of Labor with wages in this dossier with the addi­tion of the last 5 dig­its of the SSN or the con­nec­tion to this Unique ID. (Cor­re­spon­dence between Sec­re­tary of Edu­ca­tion Ger­ald Zahor­chak and Sec­re­tary of Labor Sandy Vito). This cre­ates a data base of human cap­i­tal, your worth… or non-worth to the econ­omy. (Pennsylvania’s Work­force Data Qual­ity Ini­tia­tive Grant) (PA-WDQI)
The fed­eral gov­ern­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Penn­syl­va­nia is devel­op­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal pro­files on the fam­i­lies of this coun­try through the per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion col­lected in the schools that will be used as a decision-making model for the future. The gov­ern­ment wants to know HOW you think and WHAT you think and every­thing about YOU. This is a gov­ern­ment intel­li­gence oper­a­tion using edu­ca­tion to cre­ate a dossier on every fam­ily in this coun­try. Atti­tudes and prac­tices of each fam­ily are unwit­tingly revealed in the student’s response in the class­room and on tests through the “Spe­cial Ed Stu­dent Snap and Stu­dent Snap” (Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­sity, Pen­n­Data Grant: Project Num­ber 062–14-0–042: Fed­eral Award Num­ber: HO27A130162)
This sys­tem was ini­ti­ated in 2006 when every child in the entire Com­mon­wealth was given a unique ID that links this infor­ma­tion to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment with a stan­dard­ized sys­tem that requires com­pli­ance for more infor­ma­tion gath­er­ing. (Con­tract with eScholar 2006) (Deloitte Con­tract­ing, Com­plete Data Ware­house, 2007) Penn­syl­va­nia Senior col­lege stu­dents grad­u­at­ing that year would now be age 28. Every per­son.… EVERY per­son age 28 and under, schooled in Penn­syl­va­nia, has a psy­cho­me­t­ric pro­file, an intel­li­gence pro­file kept by the state of Penn­syl­va­nia.… In 10 years, every Penn­syl­va­nia schooled per­son, age 38 and under.… In 20 years, every per­son age 48 and under.… In 30 years, Penn­syl­va­nia will have a com­plete psy­cho­graphic on every per­son in the work­force and on every child born there­after in the work­force. This is an Amer­i­can elec­tronic model eerily sim­i­lar to East Germany’s Stasi of yesteryear.
Gov­er­nor Cor­bett, do you real­ize that your new baby grand­son has been granted his own unique national ID?
The Com­mon Core Stan­dards are the vehi­cle to nation­ally stan­dard­ize the data col­lec­tion as the auton­omy of the school is stripped from the local level and the teacher in the class­room. The indi­vid­ual man­date, sim­i­lar to the Oba­macare indi­vid­ual man­date, requires stu­dents to con­form to this national agenda. (eScholar Con­tract) There is no pri­vacy. Gov­er­nor Cor­bett, this is a fed­eral sys­tem of con­trol from the top down, a “back­ward instruc­tional design model” bypass­ing our elected state leg­is­la­ture. (Key­stone Exams State­ment of Work, Con­tract: Pro­posed Amendments/Student CDT) (Pen­n­Data, Penn­syl­va­nia State University)
The Com­mon Core Stan­dards, a grant from the National Cen­ter of Edu­ca­tion Sta­tis­tics, the Ele­men­tary and Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion Act, ESEA Flex­i­bil­ity Waiver issued by Sec­re­tary Dun­can, and an Exec­u­tive Order (Exec­u­tive Order12866) that was given by Pres­i­dent Obama with­out Con­gres­sional author­ity and with­out state leg­isla­tive over­sight man­dates a national data base and a nation­al­ized cur­ricu­lum where every state will have the exact same affec­tive stan­dards and use a national test that will force every­one into com­pli­ance toward the same atti­tudes, val­ues, and beliefs. This “design down sys­tem” means that the cur­ricu­lum must align to psy­cho­log­i­cal stan­dards, teach­ers must inter­vene with stan­dard­ized psy­cho­log­i­cal treat­ment when com­put­er­ized adap­tive feed­back iden­ti­fies imme­di­ately where to inter­vene, and the national test will mon­i­tor the progress to be sure every stu­dent is stan­dard­ized to meet those psy­cho­log­i­cal stan­dards. Teach­ers must reme­di­ate each child to insure that the stu­dents are absorb­ing the stan­dard­ized atti­tudes, val­ues, beliefs, and dispositions.
Teach­ers, also mon­i­tored with a unique ID, will be held account­able to the prac­tice of psy­chol­ogy, although not state-licensed prac­ti­tion­ers and vul­ner­a­ble to mal­prac­tice issues. The stu­dents must meet Inter­per­sonal Skills pro­fi­ciency, or teach­ers will be threat­ened with reprisal or even­tu­ally fired. (ESEA Flex­i­bil­ity Waiver, Prin­ci­ple 1, Prin­ci­ple 2) The con­tract we have dis­cov­ered states that Com­mon Core is a “model cur­ricu­lum.” Com­mon Core pro­vides 2394 fool­proof val­i­dated scripts with which to reme­di­ate each child’s affec­tive domain to achieve pro­fi­ciency. We have also dis­cov­ered that these Inter­per­sonal Skills Stan­dards are also embed­ded in other aca­d­e­mic areas of Career Edu­ca­tion and Work, Fam­ily and Con­sumer Sci­ences, and Health Safety and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion. The test con­tract in Appen­dix B for the Key­stone Exams states, “The diag­nos­tic assess­ments are intended to be eas­ily admin­is­tered online and pro­vide imme­di­ate feed­back of stu­dents strengths and weaknesses.”
Clearly this data col­lec­tion sys­tem has uti­lized edu­ca­tion funds to set up a national sys­tem of sur­veil­lance and inter­ven­tions on our stu­dents that is struc­tured from the fed­eral level down into our each class­room. Huge amounts of our tax­payer money have been used to fund this sys­tem of sur­veil­lance cre­at­ing a dossier on each stu­dent and their fam­ily for the pur­pose of cre­at­ing the worker desired by big busi­ness and enforced by the arbi­trary author­i­ta­tive state. (Sec­re­taries Com­mis­sion on Achiev­ing Nec­es­sary Skills, Depart­ment of Labor)
  • We are request­ing Gov­er­nor Cor­bett to stop the data collection.
  • Gov­er­nor Cor­bett, stop the inva­sion of privacy.
  • Gov­er­nor Cor­bett, we want leg­is­la­tion NOW, to pro­tect our fam­i­lies, pro­tect our chil­dren, and pro­tect our children’s future.
  • We are call­ing on the Attor­ney Gen­eral to inves­ti­gate the data collection.
    Amer­ica used to edu­cate its chil­dren and let them cre­ate their own world. Now, we are cre­at­ing their world and forc­ing them to live in it.  ~ Joe Espos­ito, Oklahoma
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Liberals Flee to Canada


Border Crisis: A Flood of Drybacks Posted on November 26, 2014
(Reuters) The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent resounding victories of the Republicans, both in the House and Senate, as well as all across America, are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay for their own contraceptives and agree with Bill O’Reilly and FoxNews.
Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, vegans, animal-rights activists, and Unitarians crossing their fields at night. “I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,” said Southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. “The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn’t have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?”
In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields. “Not real effective,” he said. “The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn’t give any milk.”
Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves. “A lot of these people are used to socialism and not prepared for our rugged conditions,” an Ontario border patrolman said. “I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though.” When liberals are caught, they’re sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.
In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the ’50s. “If they can’t identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age,” an official said.
Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore movies. “I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,” an Ottawa resident said. “How many art-history and feminist studies majors does one country need?”
In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Biden met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals. A source close to President Obama said, “We’re going to have some Paul McCartney and Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might even put some endangered species on postage stamps. The President is determined to reach out,” Biden explained adding, “I’m pretty busy right now working on my speech for the anniversary of the German bombing of Pearl Harbor.”
Source:http://teapartyeconomist.com/2014/11/26/border-crisis-flood-drybacks/
Read more at http://teapartyeconomist.com/2014/11/26/border-crisis-flood-drybacks/#R68SfSPO5vVVHDDu.99
 
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I don’t think this is really happening now, but it could if we closed some federal departments or agencies.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Global Tax Ahead


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,” the report paints a dire picture for advanced economies with high debts that fail to aggressively “mobilize domestic revenue.” 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 pre-crisis 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.

Second, 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. Structural reform proposals for the Ponzi-scheme entitlement programs that are bankrupting us are nowhere to be seen.

If ever there were a roadmap for prompting massive capital flight and emigration of productive citizens toward capitalism’s nascent frontiers in Asia, this is it.

The IMF justifies its tax increases by highlighting trends in income inequality along with a claimed decline in the progressivity of most income tax regimes. Using “perceived equity” (otherwise known as “envy”) as the key metric motivating tax policy, the report intentionally conflates tax rates with tax revenue, lamenting a decline in the top marginal income tax rates paid by the highest earners. Never mind that these high earners have been forking over more money, a higher percentage of their gross income, and a larger share of aggregate national tax revenue in recent years. It also ignores the Laffer Curve effects that are clearly visible in the data. As for incentive, the report pays no heed to the idea that wealth and income can only be taxed if someone is motivated to create it.

The report’s most chilling aspect is the clinical manner in which it discusses how to restrict the mobility of the rich, along with the inconvenience of factoring in their “wellbeing.” Again, to quote the report:

“Financial wealth is mobile, and so, ultimately, are people. … There may be a case for taxing different forms of wealth differently according to their mobility … Substantial progress likely requires enhanced international cooperation to make it harder for the very well-off to evade taxation by placing funds elsewhere.

“A revenue-maximizing approach to taxing the rich effectively puts a weight of zero on their well-being—contentious, to say the least. What then if some weight is indeed attached to the well-being of the richest? Figure 19 provides a way to think about the trade-off between equity and efficiency considerations in setting the top marginal rate in that case. … If one attaches less weight to those with the highest incomes, the vote would be to increase the top marginal rate.”

Yes, this is where the bankruptcy of the modern entitlement state is taking us—capital controls and exit restrictions so the proverbial four wolves and a lamb can vote on what’s for dinner. That’s the only way to keep citizens worried about ending up on the menu from voting with their feet. Again, straight from the report:

“There is a surprisingly large amount of experience to draw on, as such levies were widely adopted in Europe after World War I.” And we all know how well that worked out.


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Obama is just as likely to sign an agreement with the IMF to levy a 1% global tax on US citizens and send it to the IMF or UN or Iran or George Soros.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

$2 Trillion for Amnesty

Heritage Foundation: Amnestied Illegal Aliens to Cost Taxpayers $2 Trillion
(Breitbart) - The undocumented immigrants granted amnesty by President Barack Obama’s executive orders will likely cost taxpayers $2 trillion, according to Heritage Foundation poverty expert Robert Rector.
“The net cost — which is total benefits minus total benefits paid in — of the amnesty recipients I estimate will be around $2 trillion over the course of their lifetime,” Rector explained in an interview with Breitbart News Monday. He added that the calculation is based on the assumption that 4 million undocumented immigrants will participate and they will live, on average, 50 years.
According to Rector — who has published extensively on welfare, poverty, and immigration — the cost has two components: The first is the potential to access Social Security and Medicare, given amnestied undocumented immigrants’ ability to obtain work permits and Social Security Numbers.
“What [Obama] is doing is he is putting these 4 million people — who on average have a 10th grade education — into the Social Security and Medicare programs,” Rector said. He used much of the same methodology he incorporated in his May 2013 study on the cost of amnesty to reach his conclusions.
With the expected earnings for an individual with that level of education, he explained that the amnestied immigrants will take vastly more out than they will contribute to those programs.
“Given their expected earnings, from someone that has a 10th grade education, they will draw about three dollars worth of benefits out of those programs over their lifetimes for every dollar they put into them. But the overall cost in outlays will be around a trillion dollars for those programs alone,” Rector explained.
The second component of Rector’s analysis looked at means-tested welfare programs.
While undocumented immigrants are not eligible for welfare dollars, Rector says he expects that within about a dozen years either through legislation or executive action the amnestied immigrants will be able to access welfare programs.
As a stop-gap — should there be no legislation or executive action granting the amnestied illegal immigrants welfare access — Rector noted that once the citizen children of amnestied immigrants hit age 21 they could be able to petition to have their parents obtain green cards without leaving the country.
“After 5 years with a green card status they are eligible for all the welfare programs,” he added.
Once the amnestied undocumented immigrants are able to access welfare, he argued, that will be another trillion dollars in means-tested welfare over the course of their lifetime — on top of the trillion dollars in Social Security and Medicare.
“Even if they are waiting 10 or 12 years to get access to these programs, that is still a trillion dollar cost once they begin to get into them,” Rector said.
The Heritage expert explained that on average in the U.S., households headed by an individual without a high school diploma take in about $50,000 in federal, state, and local government benefits.
“The bottom line to understand this is you are taking 4 million people with a 10th grade education and giving them access to the largest entitlement and welfare system in the globe,” he said. Rector added that his findings are expected to be published at the Heritage Foundation in the coming days.
Source:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/24/Robert-Rector-Amnestied-Illegal-Immigrants-to-Cost-Taxpayers-2-Trillion-Over-Their-Lifetime