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  • Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

    11/02/2015 6:35:08 PM PST · by ruination · 155 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/02/2015 | Gina Kolata
    Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart...
  • Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea

    09/06/2015 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Hillary Clinton has a solution to the problem of low wages: Government should make them higher. Paul Krugman, writing in The New York Times, endorses the idea. There was a time when Krugman dismissed rhetoric like Clinton’s as economic quackery. These days he’s trying to sell the same snake oil as the politicians. As I wrote in a column at Forbes, here is what economists know about the labor market: Employees tend to get paid their marginal product – the value they add to final output. In a competitive market this is almost a truism. Wages are not a gift....
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • Billionaires try to convince Americans its good to import foreign workers, increase immigration

    05/06/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 62 replies
    Bangaor Daily News ^ | May 05, 2014 | Jonette Christian
    Billionaires buy whatever they want. And not just mansions and Teslas but elections and legislation. The recent Supreme Court decision lifting caps on campaign contributions gives them even more power. The libertarian Koch brothers have already pumped millions into this years elections. But Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Rupert Murdoch and George Soros are no less guilty of buying our political system, and all of them, from libertarian Koch brothers to liberal Soros, are united in one cause: Bring in more foreign workers, increase job competition, and allow market forces to drive down wages. Since 2007, political lobbies spent a whopping...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants As 'Risk Takers,' Defends Common Core

    03/21/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers, Bush reportedly said. If youre living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, youre a bigger risk taker than those who stay, he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law....
  • Mister President where are the jobs? and other screeches from Nancy Pelosi

    08/08/2013 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/8/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Mister President where are the jobs? Remember when Nancy Pelosi incessantly screeched that phrase over and over during the George W. Bush administration? We havent heard her whining like this or using the companion phrase hamburger flipper jobs very much lately have we? If Pelosi said these things today she would look even dumber than she did the first time because Democrat Barack Obamas job production numbers are embarrassingly poor compared to those of the leading Republican president of our time Ronald Reagan. Each month brings us terribly weak job production from Obama. During his first term in office Obama...
  • McCain, House GOP headed for clash on immigration reform

    07/05/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is on a collision course with House conservatives over immigration reform. The five-term senator has stopped short of criticizing Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) vow to move immigration reform only if a majority of House GOP lawmakers are on board. Yet, McCain made a pointed comment last weekend that suggested he would only bite his tongue for so long. I really dont feel it's appropriate for me to tell [Boehner] exactly how he should handle this. But I think Republicans realize the implications for the future of the Republican Party in America if we don't get this...
  • Boehner sees U.S. immigration bill by year's end

    06/11/2013 4:55:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2013 | by Susan Heavey
    John Boehner said he expects an overhaul of immigration rules to become law by the end of the year, but that the Senate's version "doesn't go far enough" to secure the U.S. border with Mexico or enforce the proposed new system. "I've got real concerns about the Senate bill, especially in the area of border security and internal enforcement of the system. I'm concerned that it doesn't go far enough." Boehner added that reforming the nation's immigration system was his top legislative priority this year.
  • Rand Paul: I'm Open to Voting for Immigration Bill

    06/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 9 Jun 13 | Thomson/Reuters
    Senator Rand Paul, a conservative Republican whose vote is being courted by supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill, said on Sunday he is open to voting for the measure but wants changes, including tougher border security requirements. Paul, who has hinted at an interest in running for president in 2016, in March backed the concept of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that is at the heart of a comprehensive immigration bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate. But Paul, of Kentucky, has also criticized some elements of the bill, saying it should provide a mechanism for assuring...
  • Marco Rubio: In immigration reform, legalization comes first It is not conditional

    06/10/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 248 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6-10-13 | byron york
    In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nations estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. Lets be clear, Rubio said. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization...
  • COULTER: When Did we Vote to Become Mexico?

    05/22/2013 8:52:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 22, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    At first I thought the IRS scandal was leaked to distract from the Benghazi scandal. But that didnt make sense because the IRS scandal is a more obvious abuse of power than the White House lying about the murder of four Americans in Libya. Before I had resolved which scandal was distracting from which, we found out the Department of Justice was spying on The Associated Press not to protect national security, but to prevent the AP from scooping the White House. Then, this week, it broke that the Department of Justice was also spying on Fox News for reasons...
  • Buried in 844-Page Immigration Bill: Immediate U.S. Entry for Millions

    05/08/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2013
    Buried deep in the colossal immigration bill thats floating around Congress is an obscure little section that rewrites the current immigrant visa waiting list to allow millions to cut in front of the line via new categories of family-sponsored immigrants. As if it werent bad enough that the measure, known as the Schumer-Rubio bill after the New York Democrat and Florida Republican pushing it, already offers 11 million illegal aliens instant amnesty. A nonpartisan group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration into the U.S., discovered the provision in the course of dissecting the monstrous legislation, which at last count...
  • Fox News now running pro-amnesty Marco Rubio ad

    05/08/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    American Action Network is pimping Marco Rubio and amnesty. They spent $300,000 television advertising campaign to end de facto amnesty. The ad will only run on Fox News. Of course, the amnesty bill supported by Rubio, McCain, Lindsey Graham and Democrat is de facto amnesty. Of course American Action Network doesnt want you to believe that. They tout Marco Rubio in an ad called disaster ad thats been on (especially on Hannity) the last few days. Watch out for American Action Network. They may try and appear to be conservative, but they are nothing more than a progressive action group....
  • Senate skips details in rush to pass immigration bill

    05/06/2013 5:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/2013 | Byron York
    Are snowboard instructors key to American immigration policy? Well, they're important enough to be specifically included in the Senate bipartisan Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. How did that happen? The original 844-page Gang of Eight bill, released in mid-April, granted a break to certain foreigners who come to the United States to work but do not wish to settle here. The Gang -- which includes Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet from the nation's skiing capital of Colorado -- gave one of those breaks to anyone who is "a ski instructor seeking to enter the United States temporarily to perform instructing...
  • Cantor: children of illegal immigrants should get U.S. citizenship

    02/11/2013 1:33:20 AM PST · by DangerZone · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:04pm EST | Andy Sullivan
    A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months. Representative Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Congress could make quick progress on immigration if lawmakers agreed to give citizenship to children - an idea he opposed when it came up for a vote in 2010 as the DREAM Act. "The best place to begin, I think, is with the...
  • All aboard? Paul Ryan supports Marco Rubios immigration reform outline

    01/14/2013 5:57:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 14 Jan 2013 | Chris Moody
    Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he supports "the principles" of an immigration reform proposal from Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a sign that the party may be coalescing around its own plan to overhaul the nation's laws."Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system," the congressman wrote on his Facebook page on Monday, with a link to a Wall Street Journal article that includes Rubio's key immigration goals. "I support the principles hes outlined: modernization of our immigration laws; stronger security to curb illegal immigration; and respect for the rule of law...
  • Four years after Obamas election, a tale of two journeys that began full of hope

    11/04/2012 4:03:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2012 | Eli Saslow and Stephanie McCrummen
    ......One afternoon last week, Coleman sat in a room she was renting for $230 a month in the suburbs of Columbia, Mo., with her new boyfriend. The old one hadnt worked out, like so many things hadnt worked out. She turned on her computer and opened a file of her photos from four years ago. Her boyfriend, Angad Mathur, had never seen them, and he sat down on the bed beside her. Together they began a 100-picture slide show of what she called one of the most poignant, overwhelming nights of my life. A photo of a crowded Grant Park...
  • In defense of Clint Eastwood: He was weird, but fantastic

    08/31/2012 3:26:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 148 replies
    Go ahead. Vet my day. A fistful of incoherence. High slurs rambler. Every which way and loose. Clint Eastwood, the 82-year-old movie star and director, inspired what seemed like enthusiasm inside the Republican National Convention's Tampa Bay Times Forumand disbelief outside it and on Twitter.
  • Where are the jobs?

    02/18/2012 7:03:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Three years agoyesterday Barack Obama signed his $800 billion Stimulus into law in Denver, Colorado. He said would save or create 4 million jobs and that the unemployment rate would be below 6% by now. He failed.Obamas spending didnt stop with the Stimulus of course. In fact hes piled up more than $4 trillion of new debt during his first three years with more than a trillion of additional red ink expected this year. Still the question remains, where are the jobs? Today more than 13 million Americans that want a job cant find one. Another 4 million Americans have...