• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Immigration and Bankruptcy

Immigration Is Destroying the Welfare State

by Spencer P. Morrison  at American Thinker

“Many Democrats see their party as the working man’s choice.  They want to soften capitalism’s rougher edges, humanize big industry, and give the average American a fighting chance.  One may (and should) disagree with their methods, but their intentions are good and their beliefs sincere.

That is not how the party elites feel.  Their mantra is “open trade and open borders,” as Hillary Clinton told Wall Street bankers in a private speech.  Recall how the Democrats supported President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, a “free trade” deal that would have gutted American industries.  And it is Democrats who oppose President Trump’s attempts to stop illegal immigration, which hurts America’s poor.

The Democrats don’t care about American workers.  They care about winning elections.

At this point, the chorus of “progressive” rhetoric reaches a fever pitch.  “But we need immigrants to support the welfare state!  We need immigrants to pay for Social Security!”  Saying it does not make it so.

In truth, immigration is destroying the welfare state, in America and throughout the West.  This is happening because immigrants receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes.  Of course, this is not true for every immigrant – some never collect government handouts – but it is true for the overall immigrant population.  Studies from across the Western world prove this point.

A recent and comprehensive study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that although immigration is (theoretically) revenue-neutral in America, not all immigrants are created equal.  Half of all immigrants actually receive more in government assistance than they pay in taxes, but thankfully, they are balanced out by the other half.  Specifically, immigrants who came to America for family reasons, or arrived as refugees, cost a net present value of $170,000.

Net present value is how much money the government would need to invest today, at a yield of inflation plus three percent, to pay for said immigrant’s tax deficit over the course of his expected lifetime.  Of course, the government does not do this – it spends only as it receives.  Therefore, looking at net present value creates artificially low expectations.

According to the Heritage Foundation, each non-economic immigrant more realistically costs a net of $476,000 in welfare payouts.  This does not account for any increases in government programs.  Applying this more realistic figure to the original study means that immigrants consume far more in government services than they pay for.  In fact, if immigration levels remain unchanged, those arriving over the next decade will cost American taxpayers a net of $1.9 trillion over their lifetimes.  The welfare state is already struggling; immigration will make a bad problem worse.

Another important study, conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance, found that immigrants are a net drain on the nation’s welfare state.  In fact, non-E.U. immigrants and their descendants consumed 59 percent of the tax surplus collected from native Danes.  This is not surprising, since some 84 percent of all welfare recipients in Denmark are immigrants, or their descendants.  The bottom line: immigration is a net burden on Denmark.

Likewise, a study conducted by Canada’s Fraser Institute, a think-tank, found that mass immigration costs Canadian taxpayers some $24 billion per year – and this was using data from nearly a decade ago.  The number has since increased significantly, as Canada has one of the highest immigration rates in the world.

Finally, a study from the University College of London found that immigrants consume far more in welfare than they pay in taxes.  Specifically, the study looked at the Labor government’s mass immigration push between 1995 and 2011.  The study found that immigrants from the European Economic Area made a small but positive net contribution to the British economy of £4.4 billion during the period.  However, during the same period, non-European immigrants (primarily from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa) cost the British economy a net £120 billion.

The origin-based economic differences are actually exacerbated by the U.K.’s generous welfare state: while European immigrants often left their extended families at home, to be cared for by their respective governments, immigrants from the Third World generally brought their families with them, knowing that British taxpayers would care for them.  From the immigrant’s perspective, this is a rational choice, but does it make sense for British taxpayers?  No.

For decades, Democrats campaigned on promises of cradle-to-grave care for low-income Americans, while at the same time they have allowed millions of immigrants to enter America and collect welfare – without ever having contributed a dime to the public purse.  This is not only unfair; it is unsustainable.  The welfare state is collapsing under its own weight, and mass immigration is only making this bad problem worse.

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/immigration_is_destroying_the_welfare_state.html

PRAGER U……Bernie Supporters Love the Republican Tax Plan

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By and large, New York City Democrats seem to hate the Republican Tax Bill. But how do they feel about it when told it’s Bernie Sanders’ plan? Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz took to the streets of New York’s East Village to find out.

Big Political Surprise in 2018

Newt Gingrich: Get ready for the great political surprise of 2018

 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/28/newt-gingrich-get-ready-for-great-political-surprise-2018.html

The Imps at Powerline who want to take the Trump out of Our Donald!

TRUMP’S “MIXED REPORT CARD”

by Paul Mirengoff  at Powerline:

Richard Epstein offers a “mixed report card” for President Trump’s first year. Here’s the short version:

The bad news is the man. The good news is his administration. The overall picture is a tricky composite.

The bad news has two facets:

Trump’s personality is marred by two fatal flaws that his opponents relentlessly exploit. The first is that he is a bully whose specialty is the abusive and tasteless tweet. The second is that he is extraordinarily thin-skinned and immature, so that he will always take the bait when provoked. Democrats today know that harsh comments can lure him into senseless outbursts. . . .

So long as Trump is in office, his outsized personality will impose huge costs in time and morale on the Republican Party, and make it difficult for the GOP to retain control over the House and the Senate in 2018.

I agree.

The good news is, as Epstein says, Trump’s administration. In fact, I give Trump higher marks on this side of the equation than Epstein does, though I agree, in the main, with Epstein’s critique of the president on trade issues. For one thing, Epstein focuses almost entirely on economic issues, so he doesn’t give Trump as much credit as he deserves for reversing, in part, President Obama’s foreign and national security policy.

Perhaps because I find even more to like than Epstein does in Trump’s administration, I don’t view the “composite” of Trump’s first year quite so “tricky.” Epstein, though, ends up drawing a composite that’s close to mine. He concludes:

The current report card is mixed, but so far the economic positives have outweighed the personal negatives. Happy New Year.

I wonder if anyone at PowerLine….any Republicans who run or try to run the Republican show from Washington to frozen Minnesota, from corrupt Massachusetts to Fascist California will awaken to the reality of this American President, Donald J. Trump…….”Oh my, his hair!”  “God forbid his language!”  “Damn his Tweets!”   “He’s a hater!…..(of women, blacks, and Hispanics, America’s  Schumer type FASCISTS advertise.)”    Some at Fox have come to scent a hero in Trump, but the Stirewalts get fatter and fatter eating, dreaming, and thinking everything yesterday BD….Before Donald….and what it could have been if only the  Foxies would lead the show.

I like, I love our unique American, Donald J. Trump, as he is, as he organizes, as he directs, as he listens, as he collects more of his knowledge FOR THE WORDS AND DEEDS HE PUTS TOGETHER TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

I love our Donald for his packing our Nation’s courts with people noted for their honesty, integrity, intelligence and knowledge of the Law of the Land rather than loading it with Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.

DONALD TRUMP IS AN AMERICAN LEADER AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, BY BEING DONALD J. TRUMP!!   And, I have a hunch that the majority leaders programmed  to be  wusses heading Republican Headquarters anywhere and everywhere, are beginning to wake up to reality that this President is most likely to become  the savior of Freedom in America and its JudeoChristian principles and values.

He’s has always had energy, brains, love of family, love and care for his country that has become so generous to him and his parents.  His ego and adulthood have turned him to work for his country and its people!!!   Thank GOD he has learned to negotiate rather than spread the the slime of ‘clever’ politicians!

HOW COULD WE BE SO LUCKY CONSIDERING THE EVIL OF TODAY’S LEFTY  FASCISM NOW DOMINATING  THE ONCE HONORABLE DEMOCRAT PARTY WITH THE   INDOCTRINATIONS  OF THE OBAMAS, SCHUMERS, AND DITSY DINGLES TYPES LIKE NANCY PELOSI, ADAM SCHIFF, AND MAXINE WATERS AND THEIR FASCIST ARMIES AT NBC, PBS, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, THE FBI, WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES, and throughout our million dollar universities!

DeBlasio Forces New York City Elites to Flee!

Wealthy NYC Elites Prepare to Flee the City Under De Blasio’s Tax Burden

by Robert Donachie   at the Stream        (Article sent by Mark Waldeland.)

“Wealthy New York City elites are preparing to flee the state because the Republican tax bill is going to make them face the full brunt of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic state leadership’s tax rates.

“Everybody I speak to brings this up. Every NYC resident I speak to asks about the feasibility involved in doing it,” Wall Street tax expert Robert Willens told Yahoo Finance. “I’ve been doing this more than 40 years, and never heard more discussion about relocating than recently.”

Wealthy New Yorkers can currently lower their federal taxable income by more than $100,000 through a provision of the tax code known as the State and Local Tax Deduction, or SALT. The average SALT deduction in the Manhattan area is at least $60,000.

The Republican bill will cap the deduction amount at $10,000, meaning wealthy New Yorkers who currently write off expensive real estate could face an extra six figures in taxable income.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law by Christmas, which is why many hedge fund and private equity managers are seriously considering getting out of New York.

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New York is a state run by Democrats and one that taxes its citizens at a higher rate than any other state in the nation. The state’s combined state and local income tax burden tops California’s at 12.7 percent. That amounts to roughly $6,993.42 per New York taxpayer.

For the first time, many wealthy Manhattanites will finally feel the full burden that their state legislators and city leadership have put on them.

De Blasio is actually trying to increase millionaire New York City taxpayers’ loads as Republicans put the finishing touches on their bill.

The mayor is trying to levy a 14 percent tax increase on the city’s millionaires to pay for improvements to the city’s subway system. The governor-elect of New Jersey is looking to pull a similar tactic to raise money for public schools in the state…”

https://stream.org/wealthy-nyc-elites-prepare-flee-city-de-blasios-tax-burden/

NOTE OF GRAVE CONCERN FROM MN CONSERVATIVE, REGINA REED!

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SUBJECT:  NO NATIVITY SCENE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THIS YEAR!
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    The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene on Capitol Hill this Christmas season.
 
    This isn’t for  any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital.
 
     A search for a Virgin also continues.
 
   There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

Today’s American Schools are the Greatest of Contemporary Frauds

I live in modest Minnetonka, Minnesota.   Our school district is in next door Hopkins which once upon a time had a well earned fairly good reputation for organization, student control, and an average degree of providing knowledge.  It used to be a “barely” Republican community then…..in other words, average American.

Today it is quite Democrat, Democrat preaching, which means teaching knowledge is now banned……for the sake of becoming happy socialists thinking the same nothing.

My school district usually asks voters for more money about  every two years.   Expenses rise, programs get pricier, teachers get lazier making more money and teach the less  they know.   THE TEACHING OF KNOWLEDGE IN SCHOOL HAS ABOUT DISAPPEARED.   FEMINIZED FEELINGS ARE IN THE AIR.

Our school district bosses,  those who are supposed to be responsible for developing knowledgeable students, this year want more money to spend upon, and I quote from their ad sent to us tax payers  in their  Modern  “Leftese” Language:

“FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS OPEN UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES”….(note, there is no mention of knowledge, learning history, learning language or science, learning anything.  An emphasis statement continues:  “I WANT TO INCREASE THE ENGAGEMENT OF MY ROOM TO 100 PERCENT, WITH A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, I AM GETTING MORE QUALITY WORK FROM ALL MY KIDS AND THE ENGAGEMENT IS MUCH HIGHER.”   (It wasn’t made clear where the “I” came from.)

This year these neoSoviet specialists are selling (“embracing”) in their language, “FLEXIBLE CLASSROOMS TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES.  THE DISTRICT PLANS TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT TEACHERS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN TRANSFORMING THEIR “CLASSROOMS”…..(quotes added for my emphasis)

and further this Hopkins School District update for massing more money for no learnings:  “I WANT TO INCREASE THE ENGAGEMENT OF MY ROOM TO 100 PERCENT, AND WITH A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, I AM GETTING MORE QUALITY WORK FROM ALL MY KIDS, AND THE ENGAGEMENT IS MUCH HIGHER”…….all this written in primitive female English where feelings, not knowledge overwhelm.   What do you think the language means?

It could come from the  four pictures of radiant color in the sales piece  showing youngsters lying on their belly with a book nearby, slouching on a bench, reading at a table, and another at a desk,  with a single  subtitle written for all:

“IN A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, STUDENTS CHOOSE THE SPACE THAT WORKS BEST FOR THEIR LEARNING”

The important matter here is the word “learning” reduced to how an immature human body behaves when positioned  in various physical posturings,   these modern Soviets tell us…..while certain they’ll get their money for poorer learning every year the teaching staff knows less and less and less knowledge.

I began my school experience in public school kindergarten  in St. Paul, Minnesota nearly 80 years ago.   Classrooms through eighth grade  were filled by between 35 and 40 students, with  36 sitting erect at fixed permanent desks 6 to each 6 rows.  Others sat at the movables brought in by the janitor when needed. It was wartime.

Males were in charge of the culture then.   Their discipline reigned supreme making it possible for these single women with no children, MAGNIFICENTLY LEARNED IN THEIR FIELDS, TAUGHT FROM KNOWLEDGE TO CONVEY KNOWLEDGE.

I loved them.  I loved being taught knowledge.  I was born curious, loved everything they taught, but I couldn’t read story books.   Encyclopedias,  newspapers were fine.   Their sentences were usually short and snappy.   It was wartime.  I could read all of the headlines, maps, and the  cut lines to pictures in the St. Paul  Sunday paper WAR picture  section beginning with battle of Midway.  I immediately fell in love with maps and began collecting them in every manner possible when I was eight.  (It turned out I was terribly dyslexic. It hadn’t been discovered yet.  These old maids picked on me whenever  reading stories arrived.   They’d poke their fore finger three inches from my nose while firmly averring:  “THERE ARE TWO REASONS, GLENN RAY, YOU MUST LEARN KNOWLEDGE!    ONE, IT WILL HELP YOU BECOME CLOSER TO GOD FOR GOD KNOW ALL THINGS….AND TWO, IT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A BETTER CHOICE WHEN YOU VOTE AT THE BALLOT BOX!

“God, and Country” meant something in school and country then.   These were the basics in my Sunday School teachings as well….usually taught by women, as well.

Today’s functionary educational con artists will sell you anything but knowledge.  They produce bored, uninspired, uninformed, unknowledgeable  kids at a time when  much knowledge is desperately required.

The Hopkins school cons are asking us Hopkins-Minnetonka tax payers to fund a new system of learning pending the position of student body with  furniture,  slouching,  lying, resting, perhaps sleeping or reading while picking ones nose, maybe even standing or walking around if such comes to ‘feeling’s.  BUT, FORGET LEARNING KNOWLEDGE…IT’S TOO MASCULINE AND WHITE FOR AMERICA!!!!

Ten percent of the voters will vote yes…..the know nothings will win anyway.  THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!