Friday, November 17, 2017

7 OF 10 RICHEST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE DEMOCRATS - ALL WANT AMNESTY, OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFRY, OR CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS PROHIBITING EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS

HOW WELL DID THESE GREEDY FUCKERS DO UNDER THE OBOMB?


Barack Obama created more debt for the middle class than any president in US

history, and also had the only huge QE programs: $4.2 Trillion.

OXFAM reported that during Obama’s terms, 95% of the wealth created went to

the top 1% of the world’s wealthy. 

7 of 10 Richest Members of Congress Are Democrats



By Terence P. Jeffrey | November 16, 2017 | 2:16 PM EST


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Screen Capture)
(CNSNews.com) - Seven of the ten richest members of Congress are Democrats while only three are Republicans, according to a recently published analysis done by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The analysis was based on the financial disclosure forms that members of both the House and Senate filed in 2016 and cover their assets and liabilities through 2015.
Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California, was the richest member of Congress, according to the CRS analysis. His estimated wealth was $330,050,015.
The other two Republicans in the Top 10 were Rep. Dave Trott of Michigan, who ranked No. 5 with an estimated wealth of $177,149,145 and Rep. Vernon Buchanan who ranked No. 6 with an estimated wealth of $115,534,558.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ranked No. 7 with an estimated wealth of $100,643,521—and was also one of only seven members of Congress whose estimated wealth exceeded $100 million.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, with an estimated wealth of $238,816,630, was the richest member of the U.S. Senate and the third richest member of both houses of Congress.
The other five Democrats—in addition to Pelosi and Warner—who ranked among the ten richest members of Congress were: Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado ($313,556,221), Rep. John K. Delaney of Maryland ($232,816,089), Rep. Scott Peters of California ($95,569,028), Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut ($81,745,158), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California ($79,067,057).
Four of the 10 richest members of Congress (Issa, Pelosi, Peters and Feinstein) are from California and two of those four are from the City of San Francisco (Pelosi and Feinstein).
Members of Congress list both their assets and liabilities (within a range of values rather than by a specific value) on their financial disclosure forms. The Center for Responsive Politics estimated the wealth of the members of Congress by the following method:
“Net worth was calculated by summing the filer's assets and then subtracting any listed liabilities. Filers report the amount of each of their assets, transactions and liabilities as falling within one of several ranges. The minimum possible values for each asset were added together as were the maximum possible values. Likewise, minimum and maximum liability amounts were summed. The maximum debt figure was then subtracted from the minimum asset figure and the minimum debt figure was subtracted from the maximum asset figure. The resulting range represents the extremes of how much a filer could be worth, and his or her actual net worth should fall somewhere within that range. The midpoint or average of the two limits was also calculated and used for purposes of ranking the filers by wealth.”
For more on the CRS’s ranking of members of Congress by their wealth, click here.


SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION UNDER OBAMA
"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty. 

MEXICO: AMERICA’S DRUG DEALER!

OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS to serve the filthy rich

The same period has seen a massive growth of social inequality, with income and wealth concentrated at the very top of American society to an extent not seen since the 1920s.


“This study follows reports released over the past several months documenting rising mortality rates among US workers due to drug addiction and suicide, high rates of infant mortality, an overall leveling off of life expectancy, and a growing gap between the life expectancy of the bottom rung of income earners compared to those at the top.”

JEFF BEZOS, BILL GATES AND WARREN BUFFET and SWAMP KEEPER TWITTER TRUMPER….

THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION II WILL IS PAVED BY THE LOOTING BILLIONAIRE CLASS AND WILL TRAMPLE THE POLS THAT GROVEL AT THEIR FEET FOR BRIBES!


US House passes multitrillion-dollar tax break for corporations and the wealthy

By Barry Grey
17 November 2017
The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a tax overhaul that will, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Trump, give corporations and the very wealthy trillions of dollars in tax cuts, driving up the deficit and setting the stage for a massive assault on basic social programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
The bill is a measure by and for the oligarchy that controls both major parties and rules the country, in alliance with the military and the intelligence agencies. This reality was reflected in the response on Wall Street. All three major stock indexes soared, with the Dow Jones Industrial Index closing up by 187 points. The markets recorded their biggest one-day gains since September.
The cynically misnamed “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” was approved on a party-line vote of 227 to 205. No Democrats voted for the measure and 13 Republicans voted against the bill. Twelve of the dissenting Republicans come from high-tax states—New York, New Jersey and California—which will be hardest hit by the bill’s termination of federal income tax deductions on state and local income and sales taxes.
The shameless lying that has been employed to push the Trump administration’s tax cut for billionaires continued unabated on the floor of the House in advance of the vote. As indicated by the name given to the bill, Trump and congressional Republicans are presenting the tax cut as a boon to the “hard-working middle class,” ignoring the fact that the tax benefits go overwhelmingly to corporations and the rich and, according to multiple analyses, tens of millions of middle-income people will end up paying higher taxes under its provisions.
The claim is that by giving corporations nearly $7 trillion in additional revenues over the next decade and lowering taxes for financial speculators and CEOs, a flood of cash will be poured into productive investment, creating new jobs at higher pay for working people. This ignores the fact that US corporations are already making bumper profits and sitting on nearly $2 trillion in cash, which they refuse to invest in new plants, housing, schools, infrastructure or other socially useful projects, while continuing to demand cuts in wages and benefits.
Wall Street is salivating because the tax rollback for the rich—the corporate tax rate under the bill will be the lowest since 1939 and the estate tax will be eliminated in 2025—will enable the financial aristocracy to further pad its bank accounts and lord it over the bottom 90 percent with even more obscene displays of personal wealth.
In introducing the bill before the floor vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan continued the con game by declaring, “It is finally time that we get the general interest of this country to prevail over the special interests in Washington.”
He continued: “We are in a generation defining moment for our country. What we’re doing here is not just determining the kind of tax code we’re going to have—what we’re doing here is determining the kind of country we’re going to have.”
Indeed, the tax overhaul being pushed by Trump and the Republicans will effect an even more ruthless transfer of wealth from the working class to the financial aristocracy, eclipsing the already colossal levels of social inequality.
Ryan failed to explain why he and his fellow Republican leaders were rushing such a transformative measure through Congress without so much as a public hearing in either the House or Senate, and utilizing expedited procedures to circumvent a Democratic filibuster in the Senate so as to allow the Senate bill to be passed by a simple majority.
The Democrats, for their part, are carrying out their typical half-hearted and two-faced opposition. They themselves are calling for a massive cut in corporate taxes, only a somewhat smaller one than that being pushed by the Republicans. The House and Senate tax bills currently working their way through Congress both slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. The Democrats are proposing a cut in the corporate rate to between 25 percent and 28 percent. While denouncing the Republican bills as a windfall for the rich, they are offering to negotiate a more fiscally responsible corporate boondoggle.
As always, the Republicans are setting the marker as far to the right as possible and the Democrats are mounting an insincere opposition that will inevitably end with the Republicans achieving virtually all of their demands.
According to Congress’s nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, the House bill would increase the federal deficit over ten years by $1.4 trillion as a result of lost federal tax revenues. The bulk of that loss would come from the cut in the corporate tax rate, accounting for $1.5 trillion. Another $696 billion cut would result from the elimination of the alternative minimum tax, which applies to households with incomes of $200,000 to $1 million.
Non-corporate business owners would receive a cumulative tax cut of $597 billion as a result of a new 25 percent top rate on so-called “pass-through” income.
Doubling the exemption threshold for the estate tax from the current $5.5 million to $11 million, and terminating the tax entirely in 2025, would put another $151 billion into the bank accounts of the richest 0.2 percent of the population.
Other business tax breaks would add more than $250 billion more to the spoils.
While the House bill keeps the top individual income tax rate at the current level of 39.6 percent, it raises the threshold for the bracket from $500,000 to $1 million, providing a further benefit for the top 5 percent of income earners.
The bill doubles the standard income tax deduction and raises the child allowance, providing virtually all of the benefits from the tax overhaul that go to workers and middle-income people.
These benefits are, however, eroded or even eclipsed in many cases by provisions that reduce or eliminate existing tax deductions on which working-class and middle-class families heavily rely. These include deductions for mortgage interest, state and local taxes, medical expenses, student loan interest and other higher education tax benefits.
The elimination of tax credits for medical expenses will have a devastating impact on elderly people with high medical bills. Repeal of education tax breaks will add some $65 billion to the federal tax coffers over ten years, at tremendous cost to undergrads and graduate students seeking to pay off student loans and graduate students whose tuition waivers will become taxable income.
According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the House bill gives more than 80 percent of its overall cuts to corporations, business owners and wealthy families that are subject to the estate tax.
Some 70 percent of the tax benefits will initially go to individuals earning six-figure salaries, about 23 percent of tax filers. In 2019, those making $1 million or more per year (the richest 0.3 percent of tax filers) will receive 21.6 percent of the total benefit.
According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, while taxes will be reduced, on average, by some $1,000 by 2027, the top 1 percent will get a cut of more than $62,000, while the top 0.1 percent will get an average reduction of $320,000.
The Joint Committee on Taxation reported that the Senate version of the tax bill, which adheres to the basic framework of the House bill, will actually raise taxes on all households earning less than $75,000 after 2027.
The focus of political attention will now shift to the Senate, whose Republican leaders have promised to bring a bill up for a floor vote before the end of this month. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote the latest version of the Senate bill out of committee on Friday. That version includes a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate and other provisions that, if anything, slant it even more toward big business and the rich than the House bill.
Passage of the bill by the Senate remains uncertain, as the Republicans, with a narrow 52 to 48 majority, can afford only two defections from their ranks. On Wednesday, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin announced that he would oppose the present bill, and several other Republican senators have voiced doubts over the measure.
It is already becoming clear that the tax overhaul is a prelude to a frontal attack on Medicare and Social Security. On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could trigger a budget rule that would require up to half a trillion dollars in Medicare cuts over the next decade.
Citing anonymous Republican congressmen, the New York Times reported Thursday that President Trump, in a meeting with House members prior to that day’s vote, said he thought Congress should move to “welfare reform” after passing the tax bill. Trump’s chief economic adviser, former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn, told the business channel CNBC last week, “I think when he gets done with [taxes, deregulation and infrastructure]… welfare is going to come up.”
At a town hall event Tuesday in Virginia, House Speaker Ryan said reducing the national debt required increasing economic growth and changing entitlement programs (such as Medicare and Social Security). The Republican tax plan “grows the economy,” he said, adding, “We’ve got a lot of work to do on cutting spending.”
He was echoing Representative Kevin Brady, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who said earlier this month that the tax overhaul “alone won’t get us back to a balanced budget.” He said House Republicans would soon turn to “welfare reform and tackling the entitlements.”

New York Times outlines Democrats’ “compromise” tax windfall for the rich


By Barry Grey
15 November 2017
With the US House of Representatives set to vote this week on the Trump administration’s tax overhaul—a brazen handout to the rich worth trillions of dollars—the New York Times has spelled out its compromise plan to fleece the American people for the benefit of Wall Street and the corporate elite.

Titled “The Right Way to Cut Corporate Taxes,” the Times’ lead editorial on Monday outlines the Democratic Party’s position on the cynically named “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which the Republicans are seeking to railroad through Congress on the basis of the Big Lie that the tax giveaway to corporations and wealthy individuals is a boon to “hard-working middle-class Americans.”
Under conditions where the country’s infrastructure has been so starved of resources for so many decades that a serious storm turns into a social catastrophe, where millions of workers and youth cannot find a decent-paying, full-time job, where social desperation and despair are registered in record rates of drug overdoses and suicides, declining life expectancy, rising infant and maternal mortality, and an epidemic of mass homicides, the two parties of big business are squabbling over how far to go in looting the federal Treasury.
Whatever the final shape of the larceny carried out in the name of tax “reform,” the federal government will lose trillions in tax revenues and the budget deficit and national debt will soar. This will provide the justification for the final dismantling of basic social programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.
What is presented by the corporate media as a fierce conflict between the Republicans and Democrats is in reality a bipartisan conspiracy to increase the already stratospheric levels of social inequality in the United States.
The Times editorial begins by acknowledging that the “Republicans are right about the corporate tax system being broken.” The problem, however, is not the fact, as the newspaper admits, that despite a nominally higher federal-state rate of 39 percent, the real corporate tax rate in the US, at 19.4 percent, is lower than in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, due to copious loopholes. Or that corporate tax revenue in the US has fallen from 4 percent of the gross domestic product in 1967 to just 1.6 percent in 2016, with the tax burden shifted more directly to working people who pay income and payroll taxes.
The problem is that the official corporate rate is too high! “If Republicans worked with Democrats,” the Times writes, “they could reach a compromise to lower the top corporate tax rate to between 25 percent and 28 percent…”
Another part of the “plausible compromise” on offer from the Times and the Democrats is a special discounted rate of 15 to 16 percent as an inducement for transnational corporations such as Apple, Microsoft and General Electric that have stashed trillions in profits overseas in order to avoid US taxes to bring their cash hoards home, providing yet another windfall for corporate tax evaders.
With an eye toward the stock portfolios of those who run the Times and the privileged upper-middle class layers who comprise the main public constituency of the newspaper, the editorial notes, disapprovingly, that “under current law, interest is deductible for tax purposes while dividends are not.”
Absent from the statement is any reference to what is arguably the most outrageous tax loophole for the very rich—the so-called “carried interest” provision that allows hedge fund, private equity and real estate speculators to pay only 20 percent on their income instead of the normal rate, currently almost twice as high.
Nor does the Times mention that US corporations are raking in record profits at current tax rates, or that they are hoarding an estimated $1.84 trillion in cash—facts that belie the claims that “high taxes” are preventing companies from hiring workers and paying decent wages.
So what is the disagreement between the Republicans and the Democrats about the tax overhaul really about? It clearly has nothing to do with the interests of the vast majority of the American people. It is rather a conflict within the richest 10 or five percent over the division of the spoils to be obtained through the economic rape of the country.
The working class, which produces the wealth of society, has absolutely no interest in supporting either of these two right-wing parties of the ruling class. It should reject the entire fraudulent and reactionary framework of the so-called “debate” over taxes and advance a policy that speaks to its own needs and interests.
Workers need secure and decent-paying jobs. They need health care, education, housing, pensions and access to culture. The young generation needs an end to crushing student debt and the omnipresent threat of police repression and war.
The bipartisan conspiracy on taxes is one more demonstration of that fact that these basic social rights are incompatible with the capitalist profit system. The task then is to mobilize the working class in a struggle to put an end to this system and replace it with one that is organized to meet social needs and promote social equality, rather than enrich a parasitic financial aristocracy.
A component part of this fight for socialism is the fight for a radical, democratic revision of the tax system to break the stranglehold of the financial oligarchy, place the tax burden squarely on the corporate elite and free up vast resources to meet the vital social needs of the people. A tax policy to redistribute the wealth from the ruling elite to the working class would include a restoration of the top rate for both personal and corporate income to the levels that existed in the 1940s and 1950s, when the top personal income tax bracket peaked at 94 percent.

These are in themselves democratic demands. They cannot be achieved, however, without a frontal assault on the corporate and financial elite’s control of economic life, and with that, the entire political system. Democratic tax reform must be connected to the fight for workers’ power, the transformation of the corporations and banks into publicly owner utilities, and the socialist reorganization of society.

As Breitbart News reported, Nielsen’s 

nomination to head DHS has been praised by 

the cheap foreign labor lobby, open borders 

advocates, and the Washington, D.C. national 

security establishment – which allied itself 

with the failed “Never Trump” movement 

during the 2016 presidential election.




Trump’s DHS Nominee Will Tell ICE Agents: Focus on Illegals with Criminal Records




President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen, says she will “clarify” to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to target illegal aliens who do not have a violent criminal background.

In a hearing last week, Nielsen repeatedly conceded to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that she would issue a directive to ICE agents to make sure that illegal aliens who have no other crime on their record besides entering the U.S. illegally are not targeted for priority deportation.
Nielsen told Harris:
HARRIS: And it has been widely reported that between January and September of this year, ICE arrested nearly three times the number of individuals with no criminal history, as compared to the same period last year. If DHS is, in fact, focused as you have indicated and, if confirmed, under your leadership, on true criminals, it is clear that the frontline officers have a different impression.
And so, if confirmed, will you issue a written directive to the agents that they prioritize enforcement activities in a way that targets criminals who pose a public safety threat and not DREAMers or DACA recipients?
NIELSEN: Yes, although I will say, understand that to be the current policy. But if there’s any question about it, we will clarify. [Emphasis added]
Nielsen’s statements directly contradict 

previous statements made by Attorney 

General Jeff Sessions, who has made clear 

that if individuals are illegally in the U.S., they

are subject to deportation.
“Everybody in the country illegally is subject to being deported, so people come here and they stay here a few years and somehow they think they are not subject to being deported – well, they are,” Sessions previously said in April.
Nielsen made the concession to Harris before also conceding that either she or ICE Acting Director Homan would issue a directive that made clear the policy not to target illegal aliens who are enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program or those who have no violent crime history.
HARRIS: OK, and in particular, will you agree to issuing a written directive to the agents, that that is the policy of the agency?

NIELSEN: Yes, I would. Or if appropriate, Acting-Director Homan would.
In her confirmation hearing, Nielsen confirmed her pro-amnesty, mass immigration views by saying that it is the United States’ responsibility to legalize DACA illegal aliens.

BLOG: 44% OF DACA HAVE HELD JOBS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS!
“I believe that we must and we owe it to them to find a permanent solution,” she said of passing a DACA amnesty that could potentially lead to a chain migration of 9.9 million to 19 million foreign nationals pouring into the U.S. legally. “It’s no way to expect anyone to live a month or two months at a time,” said Nielsen, even though the DACA work-permits each last for two years.
Nielsen was confirmed today in an 11-4 vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Committee, with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) saying he hopes Nielsen is approved by the full Senate “as quickly as possible.”
As Breitbart News reported, Nielsen’s nomination to head DHS has been praised by the cheap foreign labor lobby, open borders advocates, and the Washington, D.C. national security establishment – which allied itself with the failed “Never Trump” movement during the 2016 presidential election.
In a pre-hearing questionnaire obtained by Breitbart News, Nielsen explained how she would be “ready to work with Congress” on a plan to give amnesty to the nearly 800,000 DACA illegal aliens in the U.S.
Likewise, Nielsen chaired a committee at the World Economic Forum that promoted mass immigration to Europe and the U.S., claiming Western nations did not have a choice and needed to accept millions of migrants. That report, as Breitbart News reported, was co-authored by executives from multinational corporations and world banks.
Additionally, Breitbart News reported on Nielsen’s involvement with the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when more than 30,000 illegal aliens and foreign workers were able to come to the U.S. to take American blue-collar jobs which those devastated by the natural disaster had hoped to get.
Following Hurricane Katrina, 1.5 million Americans were displaced by the storm, and easing of labor laws by the Bush administration left many looking for work outside of the Gulf Coast because illegal aliens and foreign workers quickly dominated the clean-up effort.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

Swamp Keeper Trump is hiring 70 illegals at his Swamp Palace of Mar Lago. 

1) Mexico ended legal immigration 100 years


ago, except for Spanish blood.


2) Mexico is the 17th richest nation but pays 

the 220th lowest minimum wage to force their 

subjects to invade the USA. The expands 

territory for Mexicans, spreads the Spanish 

language, and culture and genotypes, while 

earning 17% of Mexico's gross GDP as 

Foreign Remittance Income.


Business Group Promises 300,000 Job Openings If Trump Enforces Immigration Laws




A lobbying group for wealthy investors predicts that 300,000 new jobs will be opened for Americans and legal immigrants in the months up to the November 2018 election if Congress allows enforcement of existing immigration laws.

The group’s promise of 300,000 open jobs recognizes that employers must hire Americans and legal immigrants as Trump gradually ends the DACA amnesty created by former President Barack Obama. Roughly 300,000 of 690,000 illegals will lose their temporary work permits by November, and the remaining permits will expire in 2018
However, the FWD.us investors’ group portrays the 300,000 job openings as a problem, in part, because it is trying to win a strategic victory in immigration policy.



NEW STUDY - 300,000 DACA recipients forced out of jobs & subject to immediate deportation by early November 2018. Total devastation.
Business groups, including the FWD.us group — whose founders includes Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg — are using the DACA controversy to distract media and congressional attention from Trump’s popularpro-employee immigration principles. If Trump signs a congressional no-strings amnesty for the DACA recipients, he will have abandoned his immigration principles.

BLOG:

MARK ZUCKERBERG AND OTHER TECH BILLIONAIRES SAY HELL NO TO PAYING LEGALS LIVING WAGES… not when there’s boatloads of Chinese ready to take our tech jobs and work cheap!

That strategic defeat will allow lobbyists to push Congress to next raise the supply of young white-collar visa workers — such as H-1B workers, OPT graduates and L-1 visa workers — who can help lower salaries for middle-aged American tech workers and of legal immigrants. Any increase in the white-collar labor supply is likely to reduce labor costs, freeing up revenues to spike profits and investors’ returns.
Already, the various visa programs keep 1 million foreign white-collar workers employed in varied work-sites at universities, fashion companies, engineering firms, computer firms, pharmacies, and hospitals.
FWD.us director Todd Schulte described the group’s priorities in November 1 tweet.
This is restrictionist nonsense. CIR compromise is 1) create modern visa system 2) deal fairly with those here now 3 stop future illegal imm https://twitter.com/fredbauerblog/status/925777013549432832 
The job-openings report was released shortly before the FWD.us group brought more than 40 business executives to lobby legislators on Wednesday for a greater supply of workers.



@FWD_us President @TheToddSchulte welcomes nearly 80 fly-in participants to DC. Tomorrow is a big day of advocacy on Capitol Hill for the urgent need to pass a 
The visit is expected to showcase a few of the successful DACA illegals, even though a new report by the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute shows that the DACA illegals have a college graduation rate that is one-fourth that of similar-aged Americans. The broader group of 3 million young illegals, dubbed “dreamers” by Democrats and business groups, has a college graduation rate that is one-tenth of the same-age American graduation rate. The vast majority of DACA beneficiaries and “dreamers” work in jobs sought by blue-collar Americans, including whites, African Americans, and legal-immigrant Latinos.
The cheap white-collar labor policy is backed by many tech companies, including IBM.
The pace of good-news job openings was sketched out in the November 6 report by the investors’ group.
The report shows that an average of 30,383 jobs will be opened to Americans and to legal immigrants each month in the eight months before the November election.
The increasing pace of employment opportunities may even force employers to start competing with each other for employees, so creating the first wage-raising “tight labor market” since the last two years of President Bill Clinton’s tenure. Any shortage of workers will also pressure employers to find, recruit, and train the millions of American voters who have been sidelined or untrained since the 2008 crash.
When invited to comment about the 300,000 open jobs, Schulte responded:
There is not a single economist – not a single one – who thinks stripping work authorization from nearly 800,000 young people and seeing many of them deported is good for the economy. In fact its a disaster.
Amid the huge annual flow of legal and illegal workers — which add up to roughly 1.5 million each year even as 4 million young Americans enter the workforce — wages and salaries have remained flat since Richard Nixon’s reelection, according to the Census Bureau. A September 2016 report by the National Academy of Sciences showed how the extra supply of workers transfers roughly $500 billion a year from employees to employers and investors, which is equivalent to a 5.2 percent tax on wages.
The cheap-labor lobbying by business groups has met with little pushback GOP Senators, despite the shocking presidential victory in 2016 by a pro-American real-estate developer from New York. For example, Kansas GOP Sen. Jerry Moran recently told a pro-amnesty questioner that “I support a DACA fix … we’ll analyze the legislation when all the components are in place.”
Industry-funded “nation of immigrants” polls show that Americans want to welcome migrants. But “fairness” polls show that voters put a much higher priority on helping their families, neighbors, and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigration, low-wage economy. That political power of that higher priority was made clear in November 2016 when Americans put Trump in the White House.
Several GOP Senators are developing an amnesty for the 690,000 DACA beneficiaries or an amnesty for some or all of the 3 million “dreamer” young illegals.
Some of those amnesty proposals are paired with offsets and safeguards that would end or shrink the huge inflow of chain-migration relatives and also end the visa lottery which has brought in 5 million immigrants from a variety of cultures and countries since 1990. This pro-American reform legislation is being pushed by Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.
In the House, more than 14 GOP members recently called for a DACA amnesty, although none suggested any realistic plan for winning public approval. The group of pro-amnesty GOP legislators is led by Rep. Dan Newhouse, a fruit-grower in Washington state whose district is now one-quarter Latino.





Thank you @RepNewhouse for meeting w @wa_dreamers last week & leading 16 of your colleagues in calling on Speaker Ryan to bring forth legislation naturalizing Dreamers to a vote by December.  
A task force set up by House Speaker Paul Ryan is also debating whether and how to deal with demands for an amnesty.
In contrast, Democrats and their business allies are pushing for a “clean Dream Act,” which would provide a no-strings unconditional amnesty for 3 million young illegals, and also allow them to bring in millions of additional chain-migration relatives. That cost of that mass immigration would be very large because few of the migrants are not skilled enough to earn enough in wages to pay taxes exceeding their federal benefits, such as Obamacare.
Several GOP Senators, including Ron Johnson (R-WI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and James Lankford (R-OK) are pushing amnesties or programs to import foreign workers to take the place of Americans. In September, for example, Lankford praised the arrival of illegal immigrants, saying:
The job issue is an interesting issue, because those individuals are already in the job market. Many of these DACA students are actually DACA young adults, they already have access to the job market right now because they’ve been given deferred action. So they are in higher education, they are in the job market, they are currently a part of our economy, currently. That continual competition in our economy doesn’t hurt us, that continues to help us. It actually hurts us to put those individuals out of the economy.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing almost 2 million work-permits to foreigners, by providing work-visas to roughly 500,000 temporary workers and doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
The Washington-imposed economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor and spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate priceswidens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.


Billionaire Mexicans tell their poor to JUMP U.S. OPEN BORDERS and LOOT THE STUPID GRINGO… and loot they do!

Billions of dollars are sucked out of America from Mexico’s looting!


1) Mexico ended legal immigration 100 years ago, except for Spanish blood.
2) Mexico is the 17th richest nation but pays the 220th lowest minimum wage to force their subjects to invade the USA. The expands territory for Mexicans, spreads the Spanish language, and culture and genotypes, while earning 17% of Mexico's gross GDP as Foreign Remittance Income.

ZOGY POLL ON MEX RACISM AND VIOLENCE….. Half the murders in CA are by Mex gangs, and 93% of murders in La Raza-Occupied Los Angeles are by Mexicans.

ZOGBY

“In Mexico, a recent Zogby poll declared that the vast majority of Mexican citizens hate Americans. [22.2] Mexico is a country  saturated with racism, yet in denial, having never endured the social development of a Civil Rights movement like in the US--Blacks are harshly treated while foreign Whites are often seen as the enemy. [22.3] In fact, racism as workplace discrimination can be seen across the US anywhere the illegal alien Latino works--the vast majority of the workforce is usually strictly Latino, excluding Blacks, Whites, Asians, and others.”


PEW POLL: MEXICANS LOATH 

AMERICANS, BUT AIM TO JUMP THE 

BORDER ANYWAY…. THE LOOTING IS 

STILL GOOD!


The Trump Secret Deal with Narcomex:  

NO E-VERIFY, NO ENFORCEMENT, NO (real) WALL and NO LEGAL NEED APPLY to keep wages depressed….. but isn’t that the Democrat Party’s amnesty plan in a nutshell???


HERITAGE FOUNDATION:

AMNESTY WILL ADD ANOTHER 100 MILLION IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS


Where does the jobs (for legals), housing crisis, homelessness and Mexican drug cartels’ expansion?

JEFF BEZOS, BILL GATES AND 

WARREN BUFFET and SWAMP 

KEEPER TWITTER TRUMPER….

THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION II WILL IS PAVED BY THE LOOTING BILLIONAIRE CLASS AND WILL TRAMPLE THE POLS THAT GROVEL AT THEIR FEET FOR BRIBES!

"Today, each of the top 5 billionaires owns as much as 750 million people, more than the total population of Latin America and double the population of the US."


 DACA THIEVES: WAVING THEIR MEX FLAGS IN OUR FACES AND THEN CASHING THEIR WELFARE CHECKS

JOBLESS AMERICA: Push 2 for English and go to the front of the line!
95 MILLION AMERICANS (Legals) HAVE NO WORK AS THE BORDERS ARE FLOODED WITH FOREIGNERS SUCKING UP JOBS, WELFARE AND VOTING DEMOCRAT FOR MORE!

Adios, California           
A fifth-generation Californian laments his state’s ongoing economic collapse.
By Steve Baldwin
American Spectator, October 19, 2017
What’s clear is that the producers are leaving the state and the takers are coming in. Many of the takers are illegal aliens, now estimated to number over 2.6 million. 
The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that California spends $22 billion on government services for illegal aliens, including welfare, education, Medicaid, and criminal justice system costs. Liberals claim they more than make that up with taxes paid, but that’s simply not true. It’s not even close. FAIR estimates illegal aliens in California contribute only $1.21 billion in tax revenue, which means they cost California $20.6 billion, or at least $1,800 per household.
Nonetheless, open border advocates, such as Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg, claim illegal aliens are a net benefit to California with little evidence to support such an assertion. As the Center for Immigration Studies has documented, the vast majority of illegals are poor, uneducated, and with few skills. How does accepting millions of illegal aliens and then granting them access to dozens of welfare programs benefit California’s economy? If illegal aliens were contributing to the economy in any meaningful way, California, with its 2.6 million illegal aliens, would be booming.

Furthermore, the complexion of illegal aliens has changed with far more on welfare and committing crimes than those who entered the country in the 1980s. 
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens. Granted, those statistics are old, but if you talk to any California law enforcement officer, they will tell you it’s much worse today. The problem is that the Brown administration will not release any statewide data on illegal alien crimes. That would be insensitive. And now that California has declared itself a “sanctuary state,” there is little doubt this sends a message south of the border that will further escalate illegal immigration into the state.

Indeed, California goes out of its way to attract illegal aliens. The state has even created government programs that cater exclusively to illegal aliens. For example, the State Department of Motor Vehicles has offices that only process driver licenses for illegal aliens. With over a million illegal aliens now driving in California, the state felt compelled to help them avoid the long lines the rest of us must endure at the DMV. 
And just recently, the state-funded University of California system announced it will spend $27 million on financial aid for illegal aliens. They’ve even taken out radio spots on stations all along the border, just to make sure other potential illegal border crossers hear about this program. I can’t afford college education for all my four sons, but my taxes will pay for illegals to get a college education.


JUDICIAL WATCH

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year




DEATH OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS AND THE STAGGERING COST OF MEXICO’S WELFARE STATE AND CRIME TIDAL WAVE ON AMERICAN BACKS.


THE ENDLESSLY HISPANDERING DEMOCRAT PARTY funded by Wall Street’s biggest criminals says it is “ALL NEW”…. Meaning open borders to keep wages depressed and no regulation of plundering banks!
It’s Obama’s wet dream!
 LA RAZA DOUBLED U.S. POPULATION AND VOTED TO SURRENDER AMERICAN BORDERS FOR EASY PLUNDERING BY NARCOMEX.

“Through love of having children we're going to take over." Augustin Cebada, Information Minister of Brown Berets, militant para-military soldiers of Aztlan shouting at U.S. citizens at an Independence Day rally in Los Angeles, 7/4/96

The cost of the Dream Act is far bigger than the Democrats or their media allies admit. Instead of covering 690,000 younger illegals now enrolled in former President Barack Obama’s 2012 “DACA” amnesty, the Dream Act would legalize at least 3.3 million illegals, according to a pro-immigration group, the Migration Policy Institute.”

“We have to make sure Jacoby Hennings didn’t die in vain”

Workers denounce scourge of suicides inside US auto plants

By Jerry White
15 November 2017
In the wake of the apparent suicide of 21-year-old Jacoby Hennings at the Woodhaven Stamping plant outside of Detroit on October 20, autoworkers from around the country have denounced the collusion of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union with management and the oppressive conditions in the auto factories which have literally driven workers to take their own lives.
Workers have contacted the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter to report that suicides are tragically common occurrence at their factories. A worker at Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep factory in Toledo, Ohio reported that five workers at her plant had killed themselves over the last three years, including three temporary part-time employees (TPTs).
A worker at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant said four workers at his factory had committed suicide this year alone. Other TPTs who have written to the newsletter have said they have contemplated suicide after being denied full-time status for years, or after an abusive encounter with management or the UAW.
While exact figures still must be gathered for the auto industry, factory and production workers have the fourth highest suicide rate of the top 20 occupations in the US, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with 35 deaths per 100,000 workers.
Only farmers, fishermen, lumberjacks and others in forestry or agriculture (85 per 100,000), carpenters, miners, electricians, construction trades (53) and mechanics and those who do installation, maintenance and repair (48), have a higher suicide rate.
Overall, the CDC reports suicide rates rose by a staggering 21 percent from 2000 to 2012.
This rise coincides with the ever-worsening social crisis, the growth of part-time and other precarious forms of employment in the so-called Gig Economy, and the complete abandonment of any semblance of opposition by the unions to the corporate offensive against workers’ jobs, living standards and working conditions.
Far from providing workers with a collective voice and means to oppose arbitrary firings and ever worsening conditions, unions like the UAW have become the chief enforcers of the corporate dictatorship over the working class. Far from uniting workers the UAW works relentlessly to undermine class solidarity, pit workers against each other and offer them up as raw material for exploitation.
During the eight years of the Obama administration, the unions all but abandoned strikes, which fell to historic lows, paving the way for the greatest transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top in American history. All of the growth in jobs over the last decade is attributable to the proliferation of part-time, temporary and contract jobs.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the auto industry, which, due to previous struggles of autoworkers, once set the standard for job protections and so-called middle-class wages.
Since Obama’s 2009 bankruptcy restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, labor costs have been drastically reduced as a result of UAW-backed labor agreements that pushed out older, higher-paid workers and replaced them with thousands of low-paid second- and third-tier workers. Due primarily to the increase in the number of temps allowed by the 2015 UAW contract, labor costs per vehicle have actually fallen for GM while remaining flat at Ford.
Although they pay union dues, TPTs have no job security and can be fired, without recourse, for being late or missing a day of work. Hennings was a TPT at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping plant while holding down a second temp job at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant, 37 miles away. His coworkers said he was hardworking and wanted to get a full-time position but often looked exhausted. He also reportedly was worried he might lose his job when production of the Dodge Ram pickup was removed from Warren Truck next year.
While the exact details are not fully known, on the morning of October 20, Hennings was reportedly told by a supervisor to go to the UAW office in the Woodhaven plant after he came in late. After an hour in the union office, where his concerns were apparently left unaddressed, the young worker reportedly took out a gun to threaten the union officials. Afterwards, police say, Hennings shot himself when confronted by the cops.
Except for a perfunctory statement the day of the incident, the UAW has not issued any further explanation of the tragic incident. A police report obtained by the WSWS through a Freedom of Information request does not include statements by the three UAW Local 387 officials who were with Hennings that morning. The Wayne County Medical Examiner has still not released an autopsy report.
The Autoworker Newsletter urges workers to form rank-and-file committees to unite and demand the truth about this tragedy, and to collectively defend themselves against the abuses of the auto bosses and their paid-off henchmen in the UAW. Such committees must take up the grievances and concerns of all workers and revive the principle that an injury to one is an injury to all and take up the methods of class struggle to abolish the two-tier system, demand the hiring of all TPTs as full-time workers, and restore all UAW-backed concessions.
An FCA worker with more than two decades in the plant told the Autoworker Newsletter, “I’ve seen things happen to TPTs but I am afraid due to retaliation to help them. I am glad the newsletter is taking up this issue. It is very unfortunate that this young man had to pass away and this had to come about. I’m very concerned about how the second and third tier workers are being treated.
“I’ve seen the interaction between the union and management and a lot of things are being done behind closed doors. There have been times when employees have spoken up and were retaliated against, and we haven’t even seen them anymore. I want to fight. The treatment of the TPTs is deplorable. Sometimes people think that the older workers don’t care because we have our retirement in place, our positions and seniority, but that is not true. When we came in, it was the elders who are all gone now that warned us and tried to educate us about what would happen when they were gone, and we have to do the same now for the younger generation.
“It is hard to educate the TPTs and the new hires because you’re fearful of the retaliation. But we need unity and a lot of people coming together to make sure that this young man’s passing is not in vain. There are a lot of us out here willing to come forward, but we can’t do it as individuals because we have families to feed. We need the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter to educate us on how to unify and fight to do better.”
“We have to do this for Jacoby, for future TPTs, so we can drive down this suicide rate, and definitely make a change,” another worker added.
A worker at Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep plant in Toledo, where more than 1,200 TPTs are employed, told the newsletter, “The TPTs are bossed around and bullied by the supervisors and the union stewards. If a TPT has an issue on the line, they tell him ‘You are here to do as you are told or you can leave.’ You hear it every day, they tell the TPT’s they have no rights and if they don’t like it they can walk.
“The TPTs pay union dues and are union members but they are not treated that way. One TPT felt what he was being told to do was unsafe. The team leader and the union rep told the TPT he better do it or he would lose his job. That worker was paying for his kids to go to school and he felt he had no choice.
“With the holidays approaching, the company is hiring 50 TPTs every week until the end of the year. That gives management more leverage to tell these workers, ‘You do what you’re told or we’ve got a lot of workers willing to take your job.’
“We are all under stress to pay our bills. At the Jeep plant, they have hundreds of workers from Detroit who were employed under what most people think was a kickback scheme for former UAW Vice President General Holiefield. A lot of these workers were on welfare and are too poor to have a car to come to work. There is a service called ‘V-Ride’ that drives about 700 workers in vans from Detroit to the Toledo plant each day. On top of the stress of working here, and the poverty many of these workers face, they have to come an hour and a half to work each day.
“If a TPT is a half hour from work or just about to get there, the company can call them and tell them they aren’t needed for the day, and they won’t get paid. If they’ve already stepped in the plant when they get a call, they are supposed to get paid for four hours. There are problems with the new Jeep launch and they called off a lot of TPTs coming in for a shift. One worker said she lost $50 that day after paying for gas and a babysitter.
“They try to get you before you come through the gates, and, if you do, they hope you’ll just get upset and leave instead of sticking around. A lot of TPTs don’t know the company has to pay them for four hours if they stay there for four hours. Some just get sick of waiting and leave but others wait or try to find someplace to sleep. If they are found sleeping they can get fired.
“We just had a TPT fired for being sick for three days. It’s better to be off sick for five days and hope that Human Resources will excuse you with a doctor’s note. If you are out three days you have to rely on a supervisor who has the power to accept or decline a doctor’s note. We’ve had TPTs who get pregnant and have to be off for doctor’s visits. If they don’t have a good relationship with their supervisors, they will let you go. You can’t qualify for FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) protections unless you’ve worked 1,250 hours.
“A lot of times, the company will screw up the hours you worked or mark a TPT late even though they were on time. They can be called into work to replace someone who went home early. That might mean a TPT arrives, let’s say at 7:30 or later in the morning, instead of the regular start time for the shift. They could be given an ‘occurrence’ for coming in late even though they came in on time. I don’t know what the policy is at Ford but we should look to see if that happened to Jacoby. After three ‘occurrences,’ which include latenesses or absences, they will fire you.”