More on the California exodus to Texas from Forbes:
The point is that, while Californians understand their state is actively hostile to most businesses, many simply believe that’s a penalty companies, entrepreneurs, CEOs and employees are — and should be — willing to pay to live in the greatest place on earth.
So when California splendor proved not to be enough to keep Toyota happy in Southern California any more, after a 57-year stay, it rocked the state’s foundations as surely as any tremor along the San Andreas Fault.
Meanwhile, Texans are only too happy to bring umbrellas to watch it rain on California’s parade. Over the last half-century, California and Texas have traded more Americans than any other states — and almost all of them have moved from the coast to Texas. Since 1990, Los Angeles specifically has lost 3.1 percent of its employment base, more than Cleveland (0.2 percent) and Detroit (2.8 percent), according to new research by UCLA and cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry set a typically aggressive tone when crowing about Toyota’s decision on Monday. “It is the biggest win we’ve had in a decade,” he told the Journal. “Ten years of tax, regulatory, legal and educational policies have now put Texas at the top of the heap.”
By Robert Gehl, February 9, 2015.
Sometimes when you buy groceries with your debit or credit card, they ask for a photo ID.
It’s not a big deal. They’re not discriminating against you and it’s not a metaphysical attack on your physical well—being. It’s done to ensure you’re authorized to use the card. Get it?
So why do food stamp recipients get to use their electronic card without showing photo id? Because if you asked them to show ID, it’s a discriminatory – and probably racist – attack on poor people that will result in millions of children starving or something like that.
The Huffington Post is reporting that House Republicans are interested in requiring government assistance recipients show proof of identity before using their cards.
Liberals insist that many poor people (minorities too!) don’t have state-issued photo id and therefore, it’s discriminatory.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is total bullshit. When you apply for benefits and any local, state or federal agency, you need to prove your identity. You stand in line – usually many times and usually for hours – to receive the benefits.
The notion that these same people can’t go to their local DMV and wait in like for a identification card is moronic.
One of the red herrings that Democrats are throwing out is that multiple people in one family can use the same food stamp card.
So then, my goodness. Why not issue a card for every member of the household? What do they cost – two cents each? Or print everybody’s name on the card?
White House Correspondent
President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States.
Obama is opening “a whole new pipeline for legal migration,” said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch. Once the new program is established, future officials can expand it to include more economic migrants from more poor countries, she told The Daily Caller.
The program was initially announced last November as a fix for the fast-growing wave of “unaccompanied alien children” that were being escorted by coyotes to the Texas border, on behalf of parents living illegally in the United States. After the children and youths were delivered to the U.S. border agency, Obama’s deputies completed the contracts by delivering the children to their parents.
The program is called the “In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,” or the “Central American Minors – CAM” program.
The expansion was announced Feb. 9. “This program is primarily aimed at minors,” from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras, said the Feb. 9 statement from the Department of Homeland Security.
But “unmarried children of the qualifying child who are under the age of 21 can be included as derivatives… [and] a parent [by marriage] of the qualifying child may be included if he/she is part of the same household and economic unit as the qualifying child.”
New spouses will be eligible, if “he/she is legally married to the qualifying parent at the time the qualifying parent files the CAM-Affidavit of Relationship.”
The rules means that current unmarried illegals will also be allowed to marry people in Central America, and then sponsor them for the extremely valuable prizes of U.S. residency and citizenship.
The expansion also means that Obama will allow even the grandchildren and adult children of illegal immigrants to be given residency, citizenship, free use of government aid and entry into crowded classrooms alongside undereducated American kids. Many of the Central Americans children and youths have little education and many don’t speak English.
The Feb. 9 announcement also allows a wide range of illegal immigrants to import their families. For example, it can be used by foreigners — including convicted criminals — who can’t be deported because their home countries won’t accept them. It is also open to the roughly 5 million beneficiaries of Obama’s disputed 2012 and 2014 amnesties, and would give them legal means to win permanent residency. It is also being offered to so-called parolees, who are legally inadmissible, but are let enter the country for humanitarian reasons.
Up to 4,000 migrants will be allowed into the United States via the program in 2015. Under existing law, Obama does not need approval from Congress to increase the number of migrants.
Since 2009, the country has accepted roughly 6 million legal immigrants under long-established laws, plus an additional 5.46 million migrants who were given work-permits under a variety of programs. That’s roughly 2 million immigrants each year who compete for jobs sought by the roughly 4 million Americans who turn 18 each year.
The program is being run in cooperation with federal contractors, such as Catholic Charities, said Corcoran. Those contractors will lobby Congress to keep the program funded until the public elects pro-American legislators to Congress, she said.
Ethnic groups will also support the program, partly because it allows new economic migrants quick access to the many federal welfare and aid programs that are normally off-limits to illegal immigrants.
The document does not set any age, education or health requirements for possible migrants, despite the cost of low-skill households to taxpaying Americans.
In general, each unskilled immigrant household receives federal aid roughly equal in value to the extra taxes paid by a household of U.S. college graduates. For example, Obama’s award of work-permits to 4 million lower-skilled illegal immigrants will cost roughly $40 billion each year for the next 5 decades.
The cost of Obama’s generosity to the 4 million is equivalent to 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans. Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone. Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.
Whoever said “beggars can’t be choosers” never met Somali Muslims in Minnesota.
Muslim imports in Minneapolis are now demanding a tax-funded “halal” non-pork food shelf at a free food pantry for the poor. As if it’s not bad enough that nearly all the “American” Muslims who have joined ISIS have been Somalis from Minneapolis, their relatives here are demanding that Americans adhere to the same Sharia Laws the Islamic State fighters are trying to impose throughout the Middle East.
A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts. “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud.
“Human rights”? Seriously?
Their arrogance and self-entitlement has to be unprecedented for a group on the public dole. Tens of thousands of Somalis settled in Minneapolis/St. Paul after Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and later Barack Obama imported them and funded massive “refugee” centers there. Welfare, schools, hospitals and social services have been crushed by the burden of immigrants who lack the most basic skills to live in a modern society.
This is hardly the first demands Somalis have made on the good people of Minneapolis. When the influx of Somali thugs naturally resulted is a massive increase in crime a decade ago, Somalis demanded a $48 million Sharia-compliant “youth center” to keep Somali gangs “out of trouble”.
We have read for several years now how Muslim cab drivers in Minneapolis and several airports have kicked out blind passengers with guide dogs (dogs are “unclean” in Islam), or customers transporting alcohol. They came here, taking advantage of American generosity, and returned it by enforcing their own brand of Sharia Law upon us.
Liberals in Minnesota have bent over backwards for them, setting up foot-washing basins in their airport and even at a university, in response to their demands.
But as with most appeasement, these refugees keep making more demands. Now it is for “halal” products (meat slaughtered with Islamic prayers and a ban on pork).
But one commenter on the article from Minneapolis wrote: “As someone who made use of the foodshelf recently, I can tell you that most of the food doesn’t contain pork. I hear what they are saying about a literacy issue, but can’t the food shelf people just point out the cans of pork and beans? Besides, the food shelf is based on donations!”
This is not about Muslims “making do” or getting help on what to eat. The Koran demands that Muslim make any country they live in adapt to them and Sharia Law.
The last thing they plan to do is assimilate.
Another added: “How long until they demand separate entrances to the food pantry for men and women and separate entrances for Muslims who don’t want to see any Christmas or holiday food or decorations?”
The state of Maine has also been crushed by Somalis that Obama has forced upon them. The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage has valiantly been trying to cut off cash aid to Somalis – nearly all of whom are on welfare – since Obama has purposely dumped thousands of them in Lewiston and Portland.
America got Black Hawk Down and 18 dead Americans. Somalis got 90,000+ “asylum” slots in America, free housing, Sharia-compliant facilities, and a lifetime of welfare. How do you say “chumps” in Somali?
The Imam leading this protest actually claimed that there were beans with pork in it and this was a “literacy” issue that required more government funding and special halal-compliant beans.