Obama’s Central America Illegals – Better Deal Than Average SS Recipient

BY RICK WELLS

It seems there are two different kinds of dependents when it comes to federal taxes. There’s the kind you can deduct a set dollar figure from the amount due and there’s the kind you have to pay for. The ones you can deduct are the family members that you’re supporting throughout the year. The other ones are non-family members, that we’re also supporting, involuntarily. They’re the kind that of dependent that our confiscated income is given to by the Democrats as partial financing of their invasion, their plan to eliminate the white and Christian faces of America.

In Hussein Obama’s budget for the this upcoming fiscal year, which begins October 1st, he has budgeted $17,613 for each of what they have estimated will be 75,000 teenagers they are importing from Central America. If your tax bill was in the neighborhood of $17,613, you didn’t pay down the national debt, you didn’t fund the military, you didn’t even pay to patrol the border. You paid to reward illegals for violating our immigration laws at the invitation of the criminal leadership at DHS and in the White House. All of your taxes, the confiscated wealth, was redistributed to foreigners violating our national sovereignty.

As noted by the Washington Examiner, that is $2,841 dollars more than the average $14,772 a Social Security recipient receives and they never contributed a dime to the system. All they had to do was get across the border and the Obama criminals took over from there. The total bill to taxpayers just for the “unaccompanied children” scam is $1.3 billion.

But there’s more waste and insult where that came from. The report from the Center For Immigration Studies also lists another $2.1 billion for refugees, another meaningless category for Central Americans who were able to become de facto US citizens by saying the magic words to a border agent, “credible fear.”

Then there’s the most ridiculous of all the outrageous lawbreaking by the Obamanistas, a program where, in conjunction with our what Obama presents as our international rulers, the UN, we simply buy tickets for illegals and give them to them in their home countries to save them the bother and risk of an a trip across Mexico. Once they’re here, they are awarded special legal status, again, in violation of the law by junior dictator in training, Jeh Johnson.

In  January of 2016 John Kerry declared, “I am pleased to announce that we have plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in order to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey that many are tempted to begin, making them at that instant easy prey for human smugglers who have no interest but their own profits.” Just declare an exemption from the law and do whatever you damn well please, right, Kerry?

The report, “Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States,” exposes the regime’s importation of hundreds of thousands of mostly 16 and 17-year-old males who do not qualify under any standard definition of a refugee. Even more damning, if possible, the report indicates that 80 percent of the unaccompanied children are placed with illegal alien sponsors inside the US.

So we’re not only bringing in the new adolescent illegals on the taxpayer dime, we’re rewarding those who violated our laws before them with reunification.

The report’s author, Nayla Rush noted that “Children will be able to qualify for refugee status and then be flown to the United States. Refugees receive automatic legal status and are required to apply for a green card within their first year following arrival. Five years following their date of entry they can apply for citizenship.

The children become imported anchor babies who can then reward their parents for violating America’s sovereignty and cutting to the front of the line with citizenship. This Obama crime syndicate are very creative in their assault on the American people. They are quite the racketeers. They belong where most racketeers eventually end up, federal prison.

The Medicaid Ticking Time Bomb – A Budget-Gobbling Fiscal Disaster

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BY DANIEL MITCHELL

The burden of government spending is already excessive. But the numbers will get worse with the passage of time if policy is left on autopilot.

The main culprits are the so-called mandatory programs. Entitlements such as Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, and Obamacare that automatically dispense money to various constituencies are consuming an ever-larger chunk of the economy’s output.

And if you want to be even more specific, the fastest-growing entitlement program is Medicaid, which was originally supposed to be a very small program to subsidize health care for poor people but has now metastasized into a budget-gobbling fiscal disaster. Arguably, it’s the entitlement program most in need of reform.

So how big is the problem? Enormous if you look at the numbers from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

“States increased their spending in fiscal year 2015 by the biggest margin in more than 20 years, but most of the increase was thanks to huge leaps in Medicaid spending under the first full year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Spending increased last fiscal year, which ended on June 30 for most states, by 7.8 percent, according to new estimates from the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). It’s the biggest boost since 1992 and was thanks to a 15.1 percent increase in Medicaid spending, much of that paid for via federal Medicaid funds. Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Nevada and Oregon saw more than 30 percent increases in federal funding because they expanded Medicaid under the ACA. But 2015 was also a year where states were putting up more of their own money again.”
Here’s the chart showing which outlay categories grew the fastest.

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The article points out that spending is outpacing revenue.

“On average, state revenues aren’t keeping pace with spending; NASBO estimates General Fund revenues will increase by just 3.8 percent.”
Though the real problem is that spending is expanding faster than the private sector, which is the opposite of what is called for by my Golden Rule.

One of the reasons Medicaid grows so fast is that the program is split between Washington and the states, which both picking up a share of the cost. This may sound reasonable, but it creates a very perverse incentive structure since politicians at both levels can vote to expand the spending burden while only having to provide part of the cost.

The National Center for Policy Analysis explains how this system produces bad decisions.

“Medicaid has a horrible financing mechanism: Federal transfers to states are not based on the number of poor people, or any other reasonable calculation. Instead, they depend on the amount of its own taxpayers’ money a state spends. Traditionally, when California spent $1 on Medi-Cal, the federal government kicked in $1. … So, state politicians hike taxes and spending on their own citizens in order to get as much funding as possible from people in other states (via the feds). Hospitals and Medicaid MCOs maximize this by agreeing to a state tax on themselves, which the state uses to ratchet up the federal funding. After multiplication, the money goes right back to these providers. … Stopping this wild spending growth requires fundamental reform to Medicaid’s financing. Congressional Republicans have proposed ‘block grants,’ whereby states would get federal Medicaid transfers based on their population of poor residents, not how much they gouge out of their own people.”

Amid Voter ID Battles, Here Are 7 Things the Government Requires IDs For

BY FRED LUCAS

As federal courts wrestle with voter ID laws in several states just months before a national election, there is considerably less attention being brought to other constitutional rights that require ID.

Proponents of voter ID have argued that retailers require ID to buy liquor, M-rated video games, prescriptions, or even nail polish.

But these arguments aren’t really applicable to voter ID, said J. Christian Adams, general counsel for the Public Interest Legal Foundation, and a former Justice Department attorney, who supports voter ID and other election integrity laws.

“Tell me where in the Constitution does it talk about the right to buy liquor or rent a car?” Adams told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “The Constitution does guarantee the right to use firearms, and ID is always required to purchase a firearm. If you talk about buying liquor, the left will shred that argument. If you talk about ID when buying a gun, it boxes them in.”

Here are seven common situations that require an ID.

1. Welfare Benefits

While there is no constitutional right to welfare benefits, the Supreme Court held in the case of Goldberg v. Kelly that welfare recipients are entitled to due process with a hearing before benefits can be terminated.

Nevertheless, several states require some type of proof of identity to collect welfare. The states of Massachusetts and Missouri require a photo ID on the electronic benefit cards used for purchases under food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families expenditures. The EBT cards in Kansas include a photo if a participant agrees, but isn’t required, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

New York City has a  municipal ID program. The city’s website says residents will need an ID to “get a job,” “cash a check,” “open a bank account,” “enter a government building,” and, further, says, “To be eligible for some public benefits you need to prove your identity, age and residence.”

2. Registration for Buying Guns

Laws vary by state and even by municipality on buying a firearm.

The District of Columbia, the point of dispute in the landmark Heller Supreme Court decision that determined every American has the right to bear arms, still has very strict gun control laws.

It requires residents to register those guns. Gun owners must also obtain a gun license for any shotgun, rifle, or handgun. The District of Columbia city government prohibits the sale of handguns, but allows restricted sales on rifles and shotguns.

In another example, New York City allows the selling of handguns, but with stricter rules than New York state. To buy a gun in the city, an individual must appear in person to fill out a 17-page handgun purchase authorization form to qualify for a purchase license. The form costs $340 and $89.75 for fingerprinting. The New York Times wrote that applicants “must provide an original Social Security card, birth certificate, two recent color photographs and other documents.”

The application also requires individuals to explain employment dismissal and health history in addition to the background check that all gun buyers go through.

3. Petition Your Government

It isn’t just the Second Amendment that is subject to ID scrutiny. First Amendment freedoms sometimes require some identification, said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and a former Justice Department attorney.

“The First Amendment guarantees the right to petition your government, but anyone who wants to meet with a Department of Justice official has to show a government-issued photo ID to get into the Department of Justice building for the meeting,” von Spakovsky told The Daily Signal.

The right to peacefully petition on Capitol Hill—beyond writing or calling a congressional office—generally requires becoming a registered lobbyist. States have various requirements for registered lobbyists as well.

4. Right of Assembly

Further, many municipalities require permits to hold protests or rallies in a public space under certain circumstances. This process varies based on the city, but requires some paperwork by the organizers.

The American Civil Liberties Union typically encourages people to show ID when stopped by police, but stresses they don’t have to answer questions. The Colorado ACLU explains that an “officer can require you to provide identification.”

5. Right to Marry

Official ID for obtaining a marriage license is nearly universal across states, said von Spakovsky. He noted that under the 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling by the Supreme Court, marriage is a fundamental right.

Today, the state at the center of that case requires photo ID. Fairfax County, Virginia, near the District of Columbia, states that requirements to get a marriage license include a “valid photo identification (a valid driver’s license with picture, passport, or military identification).”

And, New York City’s website states, “You and your prospective spouse must have one form of proper identification in order to apply for a Marriage License.” The options include a driver’s license, active military ID card, passport, or permanent resident card.

6. Freedom of Movement

While the right to board an airplane isn’t spelled out in the Constitution, von Spakovsky said the right to travel could be broadly considered a basic public accommodation and a freedom of movement issue, even though the Transportation Security Administration requires photo ID for everyone boarding a plane.

Freedom of movement is recognized under the privileges and immunities clause of the Constitution. The Supreme Court held in 1869 that this protected the rights of citizens, the “right of free ingress into other states, and egress from them.”

“The 1960s civil rights movement was in part about the fundamental right to travel on trains and public buses,” von Spakovsky said.

7. Public Accommodations

Opponents of voter ID laws contend that it’s difficult for minorities to obtain ID for voting. This could reasonably extend to public accommodations, von Spakovsky said.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits businesses such as restaurants and hotels from denying service on the grounds of race, color, religion, or national origin.

“I can’t remember when I checked into a hotel and they didn’t ask me for photo ID,” von Spakovsky said.

Many local governments require hotels and motels to collect information from the ID of lodgers and maintain it to be available for police review.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which is involved in current litigation against voter ID laws in states such as North Carolina, Kansas, and Texas, told The Daily Signal Wednesday that no one is available to comment regarding these other civil liberties that require some type of ID.

This article has been modified since publication.

US budget deficit approaches $600bn, public debt to reach 77% of GDP

Slower revenue growth and large spending will expand the US budget deficit to $590 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
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The deficit is expected to be $152 billion more than last year and $56 billion larger than CBO’s forecast in March and will equal 3.2 percent of the country’s economic output.

Such a budget deficit is more than the GDP of Sweden, Poland or Iran. In July, the US posted a $113 billion budget gap, bigger than the economies of Ukraine or Slovakia.

The largest deficit America has seen is $1.4 trillion in 2009, which dropped to $485 billion in 2014. US public debt will continue to grow and is projected at 77 percent of the country’s GDP by year-end.

On Wednesday, US public debt was more than $19.4 trillion, or almost $60,000 per citizen and $164,432 per taxpayer. Federal spending was approaching $4 trillion with Medicare/Medicaid, social security and the military being the largest budget items.

American revenues have grown by less than one percent in 2016 instead of the expected five percent. The reasons are mandatory spending for Social Security and Medicare, the federal retirement and healthcare programs for the elderly, CBO said.

The economy grew only one percent in the first half of the year, but the last months of the year will see a boost, according to CBO, bringing a two percent growth this year and 2.4 percent in 2017. This will add to hiring, putting pressure on inflation and interest rates.

HILLARY’S “DREAMER? Illegal Alien With Violent Felony Record Carjacks 91-Year-Old Kansas City Woman

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So is this scumbag one of the “dreamers” Hillary Clinton loves to embrace and is recruiting to join her campaign?

Chuck Ross – DailyCaller Reports

A 25-year-old illegal alien who already has a felony on his criminal record has been arrested in Kansas City, Mo. after allegedly carjacking two women — ages 91 and 63 — on Tuesday.

Eduardo Irhneis Escobar was charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, according to KCTV.

Police say that the illegal alien approached the women, who are black, while they were sitting in a 1998 Honda Civic in a Walgreen’s pharmacy parking lot.

After a brief struggle with the 63-year-old woman, who was driving the car, Escobar took control of the vehicle. “Get the fuck out!” he yelled at the women.

But when he entered the vehicle, the 91-year-old was still inside.

“Are you stealing my car?” she asked Escobar, according to a police report.

The man pushed the woman out of the car while it was still moving. He was apprehended after a high-speed chase. Escobar admitted to stealing the vehicle, but claimed that he did not use a gun or push the 91-year-old woman out of the car. Police recovered a .223-caliber bullet in his pants pocket.

Neither woman sustained injuries.

According to the police report, Escobar — who is listed as “W/M,” or “white male” — said that he does not have a social security number because he is undocumented. It is not clear when he entered the U.S. or if he has ever been deported.

Escobar was also convicted of first degree felony assault in 2010, according to the police report. A search of Missouri court records shows that Escobar was held on $250,000 bond for an incident that occurred in May 2009. He plead guilty in the case on Jan. 5, 2010. He was sentenced to six years in prison, three years of probation and ordered to have no contact with two other men and various other gang members, according to the court docket.

It is unclear if he served any time. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a detainer request for Escobar in Aug. 2011.

Escobar is being held on $75,000 bond in the current case.

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ISIS HACKER STEALS IDS FOR 1,351 AMERICANS ON ‘KILL LIST’…

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BY TIM JOHNSON

The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup.

A computer intruder, calling himself the “Albanian hacker,” left a message for the administrator of a website for an Illinois internet retailer: Pay two Bitcoins, or about $500 at the time, and the intruder would “remove all bugs on your shop!”

Such demands are typical among underground hackers who infect computers with malicious code and seize control of them, freeing them only after receiving a payment.

But this case was more than a surreptitious digital mugging. The trespasser had ties to the Islamic State Hacking Division, a terrorist cyber unit, and before it was over he’d put together a “kill list” for the Islamic State with the identities of 1,351 U.S. government and military personnel from the 100,000 names, credit card records and Social Security numbers he’d extracted from the host server.

The hacker operated in a gray area where criminal and terror interests blend messily to test malicious computer code, raise funds and identify Western targets, and it raises fresh concerns for U.S. businesses hit by cybercrime and for the government agents tasked with defeating it: If a business tries to make a problem quietly disappear, it may effectively be hindering government efforts to monitor terrorism. The need for collaboration between business and government on internet security has soared, even as distrust has risen between network managers and law enforcement.

FERIZI’S CASE IS NOTABLE BECAUSE HIS HANDIWORK GENERATED ONE OF THE FIRST “KILL LISTS” ISSUED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE.

 

The case of Ardit Ferizi, an ethnic Albanian who was raised in Kosovo, is typical of hackers who “might act on behalf of a group but are also doing it for their own profit, for criminal means,” said John P. Carlin, the assistant attorney general for national security.

Ferizi’s case is also notable because his handiwork generated one of the first “kill lists” issued by the Islamic State designed to generate fear and publicity. FBI agents used the early list of U.S. military and government employees to notify the targeted individuals. More recent lists have included thousands of ordinary civilians and even U.S. Muslims the terrorist group considers apostates.

Ferizi, 21, was extradited from Malaysia last autumn and has been held by U.S. Marshals since then. On June 15, Ferizi signed a plea agreement in Alexandria, Virginia, in which he admitted to providing material support to terrorists and to computer hacking. He also signed a statement of facts outlining details of that support.

It marked one of the federal government’s first successful cyber terrorism cases in which an individual in custody admitted a link to a foreign terrorist organization.

Ferizi’s story is gleaned from federal court records, and an interview he once gave to Infosec Institute, a Chicago-based training center for technology professionals that also does research on hackers.

100,000Number of records Ardit Ferizi is thought to have pirated from computer servers belonging to an internet retailer.

A native of Gjakova in western Kosovo, Ferizi was largely self-trained in computers. By his late teens had formed the Kosova Hacker’s Security, a group with vague pro-Muslim objectives. He adopted the moniker @Th3Dir3ctorY, and claimed that the group had hacked systems in Serbia, Greece, Ukraine, France and the United States, including Microsoft’s Hotmail servers and a research domain operated by IBM.

In early 2015, Ferizi traveled to Malaysia to study and “in part to get better access to bandwidth” to carry out cyberattacks, Carlin said.

His tools? A Dell Latitude laptop, a second MSI laptop and computer application known asDUBrute, which allows a user to seize control of another computer remotely.

Ferizi had already established contact with Junaid Hussain, a Briton who Carlin called “one of the most notorious cyber terrorists in the world.” At the time, Hussain lived in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State. A charismatic hacker of Pakistani descent, Hussain had once run a collective, TeaMpOisoN, and had a club of fanboys.

One day last August, a system administrator at the Illinois company, which is not named in court documents, contacted the FBI about a cyber ransom demand. Appealing to the feds for help was an unusual step.

“Most companies today pay the 500 bucks and go back to business,” Carlin said at a June 28 forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a public policy and research group in Washington.

Cyber ransom demands have exploded, with hackers hitting hundreds of businesses every day, encrypting hard drives and turning over the decryption key only once a payment has been made. The FBI estimates such attacks cost individuals and businesses $209 million in the first quarter of 2016.

“It’s grown extremely fast,” said Dan McNemar, director of intelligence at Binary Defense Systems, a Hudson, Ohio-based company that helps defend clients from cyberattack.

Yet those hit by the ransom attacks often are reluctant to report them.

“Companies do see a lot of risk when they consider coming out into the open about cyber incidents,” said Tristan Reed, a security analyst at Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based global security consultancy. He noted that executives worry about reaction from shareholders and customers, and fear that government agencies won’t keep the information confidential.

Ferizi’s attack, however, was serious. He had placed malware on the company’s server that granted him “unfettered access to information” there, including all customer data, FBI agent Kevin M. Gallagher said in an affidavit.

Ferizi had scolded the company technician for trying to pry his malicious malware off the server, warning him in a message Aug. 19 – “please don’t touch my files!” – and signing off with a gleeful: “Greetings from an Albanian Hacker!”

In a separate message, he demanded two bitcoins, a type of encrypted digital currency, from the company in exchange for deleting his malicious code. He included a hyperlink to a Wikipedia page on bitcoins in case the administrator didn’t know what they were.

But Ferizi already had what he wanted. He’d spent the previous two months gathering and culling information from the company’s servers and passing the data to the Islamic State. According to Ferizi’s signed “statement of facts” in his case, the hacker searched the server for email addresses ending in “.gov” or “.mil,” indications that they belonged to civilian government or military employees.

On Aug. 11, the ISIS cyber army leader, Junaid Hussain, tweeted a link to a 30-page document containing vast details about 1,351 U.S. personnel, calling them “Crusaders” who were conducting a “bombing campaign against the muslims.” He said followers would “strike at your necks in your own lands!”

It was a coup for Hussain, but not one he’d live long to boast about.

A drone strike killed the British Islamic State hacker near Raqqa on Aug. 24. At the time, Hussain is said to have ranked No. 3 on a U.S. list of terror group members to be eliminated.

No direct link is publicly known between the drone attack and his release of the “kill list.”

A member of one private company’s digital intelligence team, who requested anonymity because he was dealing with terrorism, said of the Islamic State: “Their capabilities are 1,000 times what they were four years ago.”

But Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a counter-terrorism expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said U.S. government cyber experts are “orders of magnitude better” than Islamic State-linked hackers.

Reed, the Stratfor analyst, said many issues make it difficult for companies to know whether intruders like the “Albanian hacker” are linked to terrorist groups. Determining the provenance of an attack or a digital ransom demand requires difficult forensics.

But since so much of public infrastructure in the United States is owned by the private sector, including electric utilities, the government and private businesses will find themselves needing to work together more often.

“It’s actually critical to collaborate,” Reed said.

Obama: Most illegals still won’t be deported…

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By Stephen Dinan

President Obama said most illegal immigrants still won’t be deported, even after the Supreme Court’s tie ruling Thursday upheld an injunction on his broader deportation amnesty.

Mr. Obama rushed to assure illegal immigrants with ties to the U.S. that they are “low priorities,” even though they will not be able to get the work permits and taxpayer benefits his “deferred action” program had promised.

And he said the 4-4 tie was more evidence for the need to confirm Judge Merrick Garland, his pick to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, to the high court.

Speaking less than two hours after the court’s ruling, Mr. Obama said it “takes us further from the country we aspire to be,” and delays a solution to a broken system that has allowed an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to arrive and settle here.

The president also challenged voters to punish those who want stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

“Now we’ve got a choice about who we’re going to be as a country, what we’re going to teach our kids, and how we want to be represented in Congress and the White House,” Mr. Obama said at the White House.

The 4-4 ruling leaves in place a lower court’s injunction that held the president broke immigration and procedural laws by claiming the power to grant “deferred action” to nearly half of the illegal immigrants in the country.

That deferred action program would have granted a three-year work permit, enabling illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers and access to some taxpayer benefits. It also would have ensured them a three-year stay of deportation.

Without the program, however, Mr. Obama still retains the power to decide whom to deport. And he said the millions who would have qualified for deferred action aren’t likely to be kicked out anyway.

“They will remain low priorities for enforcement,” he said.

Thursday’s ruling also leaves untouched a smaller deportation amnesty Mr. Obama announced in 2012 that applies to so-called Dreamers, who are the young adult illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

More than 700,000 Dreamers have qualified for two-year stays of deportation and work permits under that program.