Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why Don't We Have a Secure Border?

We don’t secure our border only because we continue to play this “P.C.” game.  If we truly wanted to stop it, the solution is simple.

Militarize the border

Nobody in, nobody out, unless they’ve got ‘papers’.  No more crossings except for authorized entry points.  Amazing the influence a pile of dead bodies would have on a person’s decision to cross illegally.

The US-Mexico border is 1,954 miles (3,439,040 yards) long.  If you put up a tower every 200 yards, it would require 17,195 towers.  Man these towers 24/7 with properly armed military personnel (hey – we’ve got 150,00 guys coming home from Afghanistan soon who will need jobs) means anything that crosses the border is within 100 yards of a rifle bullet.  My guess is that we could say goodbye to 99% of illegal border crossings.

Don’t let anyone tell us that it would cost too much.  Even at $15k per tower (typical overblown government contract rates?), the total cost to put up a twenty-foot tower every 200 yards along the entire 1,954 miles of the US-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas to Tiajuana, California, would be barely over $250 million.  Of course, since we get back $1.47 for every dollar spend by Uncle Sam, we make a cool $117 million profit, right?

How many billions do we currently spend each year on “Border Security” that allows millions of illegals to cross every year?  How many billions more do we currently spend on providing benefits to these trespassers?  The cost to put 5 soldiers at each tower would be barely over $1 billion a year.  We would be saving taxpayers billions each year that could be used to help balance our budget, or provide benefits for Americans.

Ps – Some additional steps to stem the flood of illegals:

As long as our government incentivizes illegal immigration, it will never stop.  There are a few additional measures we could take to make sneaking in a bit less inviting.

Declare English to be the official language of the United States of America

One country, one people, one language.  Don’t like it?  Don’t stay.  A few hundred million saved every year by not printing every single state and federal form in multiple languages.  In order to legally immigrate to this country, you must prove basic English skills, or at least have a family member who can serve as an interpreter.

Strict Enforcement of existing immigration/labor laws

Since 1986, it has been a federal offense to knowingly employ anyone in this country illegally.  Enforce instant deportation of illegal workers – period.  Business with multiple violations must be shut down.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Note to GOP: Forget the Website!

What do you mean, scam?
Why are we spending so much effort in the failure of  Are we going to be happy once the bugs have been worked out?  Of course not, so why not focus on the law itself?

Please remember that the ACA is simply the first step towards a single-payer, true National healthcare system. Although I doubt they ever expected things to go this sour this quickly, the ACA was never meant to last. It was purposely designed to be easily replaced at the proper time. This is simply how the crooks in Washington operate.

Obviously, they can’t just come out and declare their intent to take control of one-sixth of our nation’s economy. So they do it in small, measured steps, incrementally - progressively, if you prefer.

First comes all the squawk about how messed up our existing system is. Notice that those pushing so hard for this “healthcare reform” never propose to fix only the parts of the existing system that are “broken.” Instead, their master plan is to propose a complete restructure of the entire system into the ridiculous nightmare which we now call "Obamacare."

They sell the idea to the brain-dead of America by promising how great it will be, and that by using taxpayer funding to subsidize insurance for 30 million people, the costs will magically start going down. But as hard as they try, the left cannot draw the support they need to float this giant turd. So they rig an election in Minnesota, and newly-elected Senator Al Franken, with a vast knowledge and experience which can only be gained as a Saturday Night Live comedian, casts the 60th and deciding vote. Obamacare is now the law of the land, and there was great rejoicing from the left.

But the new system turns out to have serious flaws, which must be fixed at any cost. So each area that is “broken” must be carefully reviewed and repaired – exactly what they claimed couldn’t be done with the existing system. A tweak here, an exemption there, and for the next few years we will watch as this turd repeatedly resurfaces.

Of course, the ACA has nothing to do with actual health care. What we actually have with Obamacare is government-mandated participation in the private insurance market. The insurance companies – as evil as they were made to appear during the initial debates over health care reform – were involved from day one with the crafting of the ACA. Big Insurance actively lobbied for it, because the federal government is going to force everyone in America to either purchase their product.

But eventually, perhaps out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, the kindly folks in Washington DC will begin the inevitable attack on private insurance companies. As costs go up, which is certain to happen due to the laws of supply and demand, the taxpayer-funded subsidies for those who qualify will also increase. Politicians from both sides will begin explaining to the American people the unfairness behind record insurance companies profit while taxpayers are being punished.

Our benevolent politicians will then push for the removal of all greedy private insurance profiteers from the equation. In other words, the government will now take over one–sixth of the nation’s economy. And, in the end, the sheeple will thank them for delivering Single Payer unto them...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Evolution of Climatology

In the beginning, man was a timid animal spending most of his time hiding in caves, terrified by the forces of nature.  But as man evolved, he was able to explain away these events by blaming them on evil creatures, demons, and spirits.

Sometime later, these evil creatures were replaced by a host of gods and sub-deities.  Sacrifices and offerings were made to these deities in hopes they would grant favorable weather for crops, or a pleasant weekend for the company picnic.  The more devious members of the clan soon learned that, by pretending to possess the ability to speak to these deities, they could achieve a more powerful status.

Finally, in today's modern society, we have replaced these "Weather Gods" with scientists, and we have replaced the spirit-talkers with politicians.  The scientists are now paid by politicians to study and report on the causes of bad weather.  In their infinite wisdom and seemingly infinite budgets, these great thinkers have determined that bad weather is caused by the very presence of man.

So today, "sacrifices" to the Weather Gods have evolved into higher taxation to the lords and masters - the ruling elite, the politicians.

Funny, but it sounds a whole lot like we've gone full circle.  Mankind hasn't progressed much past huddling in caves, making offerings and sacrifices in an attempt to appease the wrath of Mother Nature...

Friday, December 6, 2013

On Strike for Maximum Wage

"One day, I'll work here..."

"Hey, here's an idea:  Let's all go on strike and demand higher wages!  Why not?  Just  because I'm 23 years old, have seven children, no husband, and never graduated High School doesn't mean I should let these billionaire tycoons pay me slave wages, right?"

Well, these idiots can only see corporations such as McDonald's as some multi-billion dollar business whose CEO rolls naked in piles of gold coins while poor people starve.  They seem to forget that all the actual restaurants - the places that hire these idiots - are owned and managed by individual franchise - aka "small business" - owners.

These people purchase franchises in an attempt to maintain a slight profit margin.  Can you guess where their earnings come from?  That's right - from whatever is left after operating expenses - including labor costs - have been paid.  I'll bet Obama couldn't answer that question.

The owners of these small businesses normally have a very slim operating margin.  If they pay more money, they can hire fewer workers.  Now, last time I checked the Little Red Progressive Handbook, this wouldn't be fair at all.   And if they raise the price of their product, they risk fewer sales.

Remember, most of the fast food workers have to constantly be reminded "no, no, no - it's bread, meat, bread!"  Why do you think they have signs in the toilets reminding employees to wash their hands?  I'm surprised the sign doesn't also remind them to wipe their ass, or zip their pants up.  Most anyone with an IQ above a carrot already knows this.  Ever watch the vein on that moron's forehead throb when you buy something for $4.77 and hand them a five dollar bill and two pennies?

For Pete's sake - landing a job at McDonald's flipping burgers was never meant to be a lifelong career move.  You can not, nor should you even try to, raise a family on minimum wage.  Keep it in your pants, and plan for a family.  Raising a child should be an afterthought, an inconvenient consequence of a drunken Saturday night hump-fest.

Instead of increasing their pay, we need to enlighten this generation of spoiled crapweasels to this fact.  The last thing we should do is pay them enough money so that they never have to advance their careers past the prep station at a fast food franchise, or give them hope that entry level employment is a final career goal.

The bottom rung of the economic ladder is not supposed to be comfortable.  We already do this with welfare, which is why we have families with three generation on government assistance and have never worked a day in their lives.

If it were possible to earn a "comfortable living" flipping burgers, why would we even need public education?  Just hand the kids a diploma when and if they pass the 6th grade, then assign them to whatever task the collective requires.

Graduation at Elementary Schools in the Age of Obama:

"...and please, hold your applause until all the names have been read and their life's function has been assigned:

Dover, Ben - bus driver, $15 an hour.
Dover, Eilene - robotics, $15 an hour.
Head, Richard - burger flipper, $15 an hour.
Jarse, Hugh - law enforcement, $15 an hour.
Jablome, Haywood - trash collector, $15 an hour.
Jabubu, Okaka - auto repair, $15 an hour.
Moorehead, Craven - sheep farmer, $15 an hour.
Obama, Barack - president, $15 an hour.

Socialism...what if we all pretend once - just once - that it actually worked somewhere on this planet?  Would it still fail?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Debt Ceiling Time Already?

If the intent is to limit the amount that Congress has the authority to borrow, then the debt "ceiling" is nothing but a joke.

Each and every time Congress overspends and approaches the limits of their borrowing, they simply grant themselves an increased line of credit, and keep right on rolling.

Enough lies, enough spending.  Congress once again makes empty motions about fiscal responsibility and our children's future, but with the phony sincerity of a fat person promising to go on that diet after Thanksgiving.  And the lies handed to us by government stooges are just as insincere.

The first lie is obvious: "Congress must raise the debt limit to cover what they have already approved."  Not true; the reason they want the debt limit raised is because Congress cannot approve any further spending without exceeding this current ceiling - their "credit card" has been maxed out.

The second lie is even worse.  There is no possibility of the US ever defaulting on our debt - provisions in the 14th Amendment of our Constitution prevent that from ever taking place, even though the party in power erroneously attempts to invoke the 14th Amendment as justification to raise the debt ceiling.
Sooner or later, someone has to say "enough!"  I seriously doubt the Orange Man has the stones to stand up, but if not him, then who?  Our debt is already so unbelievably enormous that most are not certain it can ever be dealt with.  And, as Cankles so cold-heartedly offered, "what difference, at this point, does it make?"