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#61873 Jan 9, 2013
"Gov't. Spent $18 Billion On Immigration Enforcement In 2012, Topping All Other Federal Officers."

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government's enforcement efforts from a Washington think tank.

The report on Monday from the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan group focused on global immigration issues, said in the 2012 budget year that ended in September the government spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement programs run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US-Visit program, and Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol. Immigration enforcement topped the combined budgets of the FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Secret Service by about $3.6 billion dollars, the report's authors said.

Since then-President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986 — which legalized more than 3 million illegal immigrants and overhauled immigration laws — the government has spent more than $187 billion on immigration enforcement. According to the report, "Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery," federal immigration-related criminal prosecutions also outnumber cases generated by the Justice Department.

The 182-page report concludes that the Obama administration has made immigration its highest law enforcement priority.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/...
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#61874 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
"Bank Hacks Were Work Of Iranians, Officials Say."
Click here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/technology/...
......and Sassy this is only the "Shot Over The Bow", so to speak.
Come to think of it, and I might be paranoid, but we have several computers in our household and just a few hours ago at 2:30 a.m.(Central) they all started sharing files......nobody was up, so I turned that feature off, when I got up at 4:30.

Since: Oct 11

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#61875 Jan 9, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>......and Sassy this is only the "Shot Over The Bow", so to speak.
Come to think of it, and I might be paranoid, but we have several computers in our household and just a few hours ago at 2:30 a.m.(Central) they all started sharing files......nobody was up, so I turned that feature off, when I got up at 4:30.
I thought of you when I posted that Article. You've been sounding the alarm for several months on Topix , as to what your fears are and it appears that you were right on the money.
As for your home computers, several People on Topix have been having trouble that they've never had before. Why? Who knows? But, things are getting alittle weird in cyberspace, it seems like. So No, I don't think that you're paranoid...I, too, think something is going on...I just don't know what nor who or what is responsible. It could be our own Gov't. testing something, which is fine with me, if it helps. My computer is the least of my worries and I would gladly sacrifice it, if it helps the Gov't. keep the important stuff safe, like our Power Grids.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#61876 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
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I thought of you when I posted that Article. You've been sounding the alarm for several months on Topix , as to what your fears are and it appears that you were right on the money.
As for your home computers, several People on Topix have been having trouble that they've never had before. Why? Who knows? But, things are getting alittle weird in cyberspace, it seems like. So No, I don't think that you're paranoid...I, too, think something is going on...I just don't know what nor who or what is responsible. It could be our own Gov't. testing something, which is fine with me, if it helps. My computer is the least of my worries and I would gladly sacrifice it, if it helps the Gov't. keep the important stuff safe, like our Power Grids.
Sassy, thanks for the "heads up", about other people having issues with their computers.

This new cyber-warfare has a very big battlefield. It would be foolish of myself to think that we are not on the battlefield. We all could be part of the collateral damage.
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61877 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
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If the Wealthy paid their Fair share of Taxes, then we might have enough money to hire enough Food Inspectors to make sure that our Food supply is safe.
This is not a new problem, it's been goung on since Reagan's Administration, when he and the Republicans cut the Funding for the FDA's Food Inspectors and gutted the FDA's Authority...and the rest is history. "60 Minutes" ran a long Report on the problem because an FDA Good Inspector Whistleblower came forward , warning about all of the dangers we were facing and would surely happen because of it...he was right! And it 's only gotten worse over the years.
So, blame the "Global Economy" shift and the "Trickle down" economy shift and ALL who backed and participated in both! AND, Blame the Ones who will not Shift" all of it back to the economic theory that we had gone by since WWII, that allowed us to prosper and do so well as a People and as a Country...until 1980, when the Reversal of all that, was planned and ultimately implemented...and what we have today is the Result!
The top 10% of wage earners (the evil rich) pay 70% of the federal income taxes taken in. This means - that the bottom 90% pay only 30%. Yep. That's just not fair...not fair at all.

http://www.ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income...
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61878 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
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The arrogance of the Big Wall Street Bankers is truly astounding! What Planet do they live on???
They will need some Financial Help from the American Taxpayer, again, and it probably won't be that long off...and unless, it's kept a secret from the American People, that'll play He*l getting it!
I reluctantly backed the Bail-out before to save the Nation's Economy, as we were lied to and told the Nation would go bankrupt without it...but you see if I don't go beserk, if we EVER do it again! This just infuriates me! Talk about adding Insult to Injury!
The problem isn't really 'Big Wall Street Bankers' as much as it is the federal government taking tax money to bail out its hand-picked winners. Perfect example of socialism...with predicted results.
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61879 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
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I haven't read "Atlas Shrugged" or "The Fountainhead", but I've read ABOUT them, as well as exerpts from them. Actually, I'm not quite sure that I want to read them...I might be tempted to set them on fire before I even got though the first couple of chapters. Lol!
I watched her once on "Phil Donahue", years ago, and that was pretty much enough for me! I didn't want to contribute to her Bank Account by buying her Books, nor make her any more popular. Little did I know that her popularity would zoom out of sight, in future Politics. Who would have "thunk" it?:)
Of course not - your open mind is only open to leftist ideology - if the content of a book fails to fit into the mold you have...it needs to be burned!!!

Since: Oct 11

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#61881 Jan 9, 2013
Nuh wrote:
<quoted text>
The top 10% of wage earners (the evil rich) pay 70% of the federal income taxes taken in. This means - that the bottom 90% pay only 30%. Yep. That's just not fair...not fair at all.
http://www.ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income...
If they pay 70% of all the taxes collected, with their extremely low tax rate...that should tell you how much money they are really making and how much they really need to be paying in taxes AND that they could very well afford to do so, and not even miss it, nor would their Kids, Grandkids, Great Grandkids, and Great Great Grandkids, for about 5 generations past those. It should also point out to you in glowing terms how wide the wealth divide is between between the Average American and the Super wealthy. and they get the Lower Tax Rate, while the Average American gets the higher Tax rate and we won't even get into the tax Loopholes that only the super Wealthy can take advantage of. Yet, you see nothing wrong with this picture??? How blind can anybody be? It's not about the amount of taxes they pay, it's about the Tax RATE they pay being lower! 14% at the HIGHEST and what is YOUR Tax RATE? Mine was 28% when I was working, double what the Super Wealthy's Tax Rate is! Think about that...DOUBLE, twice the rate the Super wealthy pay, IF they pay anything at all, AFTER the Loopholes! and you're going to try and tell me that's FAIR??? It takes some HUGE cajones to try and sell that Line of Bullchit to me!

Since: Oct 11

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#61882 Jan 9, 2013
Nuh wrote:
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Of course not - your open mind is only open to leftist ideology - if the content of a book fails to fit into the mold you have...it needs to be burned!!!
Don't you even go there with me! anybody that advocates taking EVERYTHING from everybody else and keeping it all for yourself is nothoing but a selfish, self-center Bit*h. but, she sure locked on to that Social Security as soon as she could , when she had preached against it the complete time, when she was raking in the dough, until she needed it and then, everything changed, didn't it?

By what she CLAIMED she believed, which she proved was all a Lie, but if you followed what she claimed to believe, you wouldn't even feed your own Kids, You would keep ALL of the food for yourself! Is that the kind of Person you want to be? I DON"T! I don't have it in me and Thank God that I don't!
Even dumb animals aren't like that! Nobody is born like that and if you turn yourself into that kind of a Selfish Monster, then you're not fit to live!
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61883 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you even go there with me! anybody that advocates taking EVERYTHING from everybody else and keeping it all for yourself is nothoing but a selfish, self-center Bit*h. but, she sure locked on to that Social Security as soon as she could , when she had preached against it the complete time, when she was raking in the dough, until she needed it and then, everything changed, didn't it?
By what she CLAIMED she believed, which she proved was all a Lie, but if you followed what she claimed to believe, you wouldn't even feed your own Kids, You would keep ALL of the food for yourself! Is that the kind of Person you want to be? I DON"T! I don't have it in me and Thank God that I don't!
Even dumb animals aren't like that! Nobody is born like that and if you turn yourself into that kind of a Selfish Monster, then you're not fit to live!
Obviously you have not read her writing first hand, relying upon what someone else SAYS she wrote....therefore, I will not stoop to debating you upon the merits of her work - as you are completely ignorant of the topic.
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61884 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
If they pay 70% of all the taxes collected, with their extremely low tax rate...that should tell you how much money they are really making and how much they really need to be paying in taxes AND that they could very well afford to do so, and not even miss it, nor would their Kids, Grandkids, Great Grandkids, and Great Great Grandkids, for about 5 generations past those. It should also point out to you in glowing terms how wide the wealth divide is between between the Average American and the Super wealthy. and they get the Lower Tax Rate, while the Average American gets the higher Tax rate and we won't even get into the tax Loopholes that only the super Wealthy can take advantage of. Yet, you see nothing wrong with this picture??? How blind can anybody be? It's not about the amount of taxes they pay, it's about the Tax RATE they pay being lower! 14% at the HIGHEST and what is YOUR Tax RATE? Mine was 28% when I was working, double what the Super Wealthy's Tax Rate is! Think about that...DOUBLE, twice the rate the Super wealthy pay, IF they pay anything at all, AFTER the Loopholes! and you're going to try and tell me that's FAIR??? It takes some HUGE cajones to try and sell that Line of Bullchit to me!
I could point out that the rate of the 'wealthy' you and leftists cry about is the SECOND crack at earnings. The first was when the money was made (income tax)- and now the 2nd is taxing the earnings off investments....but - you wouldn't understand.
Unreal

Dandridge, TN

#61885 Jan 9, 2013
Nuh wrote:
<quoted text>
I could point out that the rate of the 'wealthy' you and leftists cry about is the SECOND crack at earnings. The first was when the money was made (income tax)- and now the 2nd is taxing the earnings off investments....but - you wouldn't understand.
And it looks like they are starting to work a little harder at getting it on the "FIRST crack".

US tax evasion fine closes Switzerland’s oldest bank.

http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/...
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61886 Jan 9, 2013
Proverb:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

2012 Updated Revision:

Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, free internet, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment, free medicine, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life…even after he's dead .

Since: Oct 11

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#61887 Jan 9, 2013
Nuh wrote:
<quoted text>
I could point out that the rate of the 'wealthy' you and leftists cry about is the SECOND crack at earnings. The first was when the money was made (income tax)- and now the 2nd is taxing the earnings off investments....but - you wouldn't understand.
WHAT??? Oh, I understand...I understand perfectly...I understand that you're full of chit! I owned a small business for awhile, remember? Don't even try that crap with me...and that's what it is, CRAP!
It is the Income you made off your business, after the tax Deductions that you are allowed and they are numerous , even for a very small business! And the Super Wealthy pay, AT THE MOST, a 14% Tax Rate on what's left AFTER they take all those tax deductions.

Your taxes on your Earnings from your Stock Market investments (Stock Dividends) are a whole different thing and totally separate from your Tax Rate on your Business Income...or at least, they're supposed to be...who knows how you may be cheating the Gov't. on your taxes!
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#61888 Jan 9, 2013
This Bill also restored Social Security's dedicated funding stream to make sure benefits will be there for years to come.

See how your Rep. Voted.

http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/11...
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#61889 Jan 9, 2013
Honestly wrote:
<quoted text>
sound close to money laundering ??????? they should shut you down.
Yes, cashing payroll checks and Social Security checks for customers sure looks fishy !
You tell em cabbage.....you have a head for it.
Nuh

South Pittsburg, TN

#61890 Jan 9, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
WHAT??? Oh, I understand...I understand perfectly...I understand that you're full of chit! I owned a small business for awhile, remember? Don't even try that crap with me...and that's what it is, CRAP!
It is the Income you made off your business, after the tax Deductions that you are allowed and they are numerous , even for a very small business! And the Super Wealthy pay, AT THE MOST, a 14% Tax Rate on what's left AFTER they take all those tax deductions.
Your taxes on your Earnings from your Stock Market investments (Stock Dividends) are a whole different thing and totally separate from your Tax Rate on your Business Income...or at least, they're supposed to be...who knows how you may be cheating the Gov't. on your taxes!
Your use of colorful metaphors in expressing your argument is quite endearing.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#61891 Jan 9, 2013
Unreal wrote:
<quoted text>
And it looks like they are starting to work a little harder at getting it on the "FIRST crack".
US tax evasion fine closes Switzerland’s oldest bank.
http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/...
NICE.......I'm sure Willard and his other buddies(the 2%)are busy moving their stash out.
I love it!
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#61892 Jan 9, 2013
Wait-----what wrote:
<quoted text>
If you cannot get your money, you have to shut down. That benefits the larger corporations. After all, they run the country anyway. If you have to shut down, there is a chance that you will face a financial crisis. If that happens you may have to rely on the government for assistance. Which is where they want you to be. Completely dependent on the government. Dependent, obedient, subservient. The United States of Dependency.
Well, I understand NOW what you are saying.....I am not sure I subscribe to the theory though.
I SUSPECT that the bankers are instituting these rules because they think businessmen and women who cash checks for customers are cutting into the fees they charge to people who do not have an account and present a check to be cashed. It is my understanding that some banks are charging as much as 10% of the amount of those checks if the person doesn't have an account. This is something I was unaware of until I began asking questions a few days ago. Then they wonder why folks call them banksters. I find that legalized theft from those least able to afford to pay it, but if there are many of those folks, it must make a heck of a pile in "fees" for the banks.
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#61893 Jan 9, 2013
Nuh wrote:
Proverb:
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
2012 Updated Revision:
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, free internet, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment, free medicine, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life…even after he's dead .
You forgot to add, he'll vote twice.

And, he'll vote whether he's an illegal alien or a felon.

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