“The average net worth of a Senator is more than $14 million, and the average net worth of a member of the House of Representatives is nearly $6 million.”
Though this information is a few years old, the numbers are likely to have gotten worse, such is the corruption and cronyism within our government.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The name says it all, really.
That’s the bureaucracy behind the chaos that it is federal policy on those crossing our southern border illegally.
A unit within is the Unaccompanied Children’s Services. These folks take custody of minors who have entered the country without permission. Rather than being sent home, these kids are placed in homes throughout the country.
I doubt most Americans realize what’s happening out there. The remaking of America, the atonement for its collective sins, is well underway, just as Obama promised.
For every day in April the Border Patrol intercepted, on average, 173 children entering the United States illegally. These children were then released to the Office of Refugee Resettlement for placement in cities across America.
Look, I like kids. And I am sure their lives elsewhere are not necessarily easy or pleasant. However, that does not give them or the federal government the right to break our laws, to enter the United States and live here without going through the immigration process.
So the feds classify folks, including kids, crossing the southern border without permission as refugees? Has this been debated in the Congress? Has a law been passed declaring such? Of course not.
“There is something very wrong in this town.”
Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina is incensed after meeting with Obama at the White House.
“I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”
“My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget. This is not rocket science.”
Haley didn’t spare fellow Republicans either.
“There is no leadership. There is no confidence. There is nothing that shows us that they actually care about what they’re doing. What they’re doing is playing games . . . ”
The sequester, modest across-the-board cuts to federal government spending, is looming large on the horizon, and I couldn’t be happier. I just hope it happens. We must get the federal budget under control. Sadly, the money saved ain’t much. The spending orgy continues, climbing by $2.4 trillion during the next decade rather than the $2.5 trillion Obama wants. Much deeper cuts are needed.
I first glanced at Jack Lew‘s signature a few days ago. It is strange, almost whimsical, for a person’s signature, especially a number-crunching bureaucrat.
At the time, I didn’t realize the significance. You see, if Lew is confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of the Treasury, some form of it, likely a more legible version, will be on every bill printed during his tenure.
What Lew’s signature says about the man is anyone’s guess. Have any handwriting experts weighed in on the issue? What must his doodling be like?
Some folks really want to see it printed on actual currency.