The Economics Of A California Secession

Imagine a newly-reconstituted United States, 49 in number, with an international border between California and Nevada, Arizona and Oregon.  Woo hoo, you say!  No more Left Coast libtards dominating American rhetoric, media and politics!  Ideologically, the removal of California from the body politic of the rest of the USA is a beautiful thing.  But there are two realities which argue strongly against secession. First is the fact that California is a net contributor to the federal treasury.  Several years ago, California and the federal government transferred funds almost at par, as the following data show: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2013/calfacts/calfacts_010213.aspx California Receives About $330 … Continue reading

#BlackLivesMatter: I’m sick of you n****s…

That Guy T Published on May 28, 2016 *REALITY WARNING ~ Nothing I can add, here. The man says it all in black and white. Well said, That Guy T!

Bills Currently Winding Their Way Through Congress On Eliminating Sports Federal Tax Subsidies

Bills Currently Winding Their Way Through Congress On Eliminating Sports Federal Tax Subsidies Senate Bill 1342 submitted June 12, 2017 and House Bill 811 submitted February 1, 2017 are tax subsidy reform measures that amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax exemption requirements for state and local bonds, to specify that bonds issued to finance professional sports stadiums meet the private security or payment test. (A state or local bond that satisfies both the private business use test and the private security or payment test is considered a private activity bond that is taxable unless it is … Continue reading

Newly Signed Memorandum to Dept of Education To Acknowledge and Encourage STEM Learning

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education       Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education   Section 1. Policy. A key priority of my Administration is to better equip America’s young people with the relevant knowledge and skills that will enable them to secure high‑paying, stable jobs throughout their careers. With the growing role of technology in driving the American economy, many jobs increasingly require skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — including, in particular, Computer Science. These skills open the door to jobs, strengthening the backbone of American ingenuity, driving solutions … Continue reading

DACA In Perspective – Obama/Democrat Scam

What are the facts on DACA? To qualify for DACA Applicants must meet the following major requirements, although meeting them does not guarantee approval: 1- Came to the United States before their 16th birthday. 2- Have lived continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007. 3- Were under age 31 on June 15, 2012 (i.e., born on June 16, 1981 or after) 4- Must be enrolled in school or have a high school diploma or equivalency 5- Have no felony convictions or no significant misdemeanors Looking at Information on DACA at a few sites  AZ Central: Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading

Freedom of Religion and Artistic Expression Placed on SCOTUS Review Calendar

SCOTUS BLOG – Supreme Court agreed to review the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (case 16-111) though it has not yet been set for argument in their October Term 2017.  At issue: Whether applying Colorado’s public accommodations law to compel the petitioner to create expression that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment. The case involves a custom-cake business owned by Jack Phillips who treats his cakes as “art” and contends that requiring him to make wedding cakes for same-sex marriage celebrations would violate his … Continue reading

Comrade DiBlasio: Tammany Hall Redux

Ahhh, the justice and equality of centralized control … big government taking care of you … but “step out of line, and the Man come take you away” … Comrade DiBlasio, mayor of New York City, outs himself as a communist.  His words are an eerie echo of the glory days of Tammany Hall, when a clique of corrupt politicians surrounded a petty dictator who ran New York City with an iron fist.  DiBlasio’s popularity proves just how stupid metro New Yorkers are.  If ever there was a city built by individual risk-takers, by self-directed business entrepreneurs, it is New … Continue reading

Minimum Wage – Do As We Say Not As We Do

Study: 95% of Lawmakers Who Support Minimum Wage Hike Don’t Pay Their Interns Fox News Insider August 14, 2017 At least 174 of the 184 lawmakers who support legislation raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour do not pay their interns, according to a recent Employment Policies Institute analysis. In the Senate, Senators Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, Chris Murphy and 20 other cosponsors of the Raise the Wage Act hire unpaid interns. In the House, Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters and 145 other cosponsors do not pay their interns. On “Fox & Friends” this morning, Stuart Varney … Continue reading

Mexican Official: There Will Be A Price To Be Paid For Renegotiating NAFTA

Mexico’s Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has threatened to flood the US with refugees if we renegotiate NAFTA in ways that are not sufficiently beneficial to Mexico.  And BTW, don’t dare ask who is going to pay for that wall.  (Click the headline below for the link.) BLACKMAIL – Mexican Econ Minister Threatens To Flood U.S. With Illegals If We Don’t Give Them A Good NAFTA Deal… Posted on August 10, 2017 by sundance When candidate Donald Trump first proposed renegotiating NAFTA back in 2015 everyone was stunned. Fixing bad trade deals had never been proposed by any candidate. Candidate Trump also … Continue reading

July Market Figures Highlight How Elimination Or Revision Of Regulations Has Affected The US

July Market Figures Highlight How Elimination Or Revision Of Regulations Has Affected The US Newsmax Finance August 4, 2017 “U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in July and raised their wages, signs of labor market tightness that likely clears the way for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start shrinking its massive bond portfolio. The Labor Department said that nonfarm payrolls increased by 209,000 jobs last month amid broad-based gains. June’s employment gain was revised up to 231,000 from the previously reported 222,000. Average hourly earnings increased nine cents, or 0.3 percent, in July after rising 0.2 … Continue reading

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Obama and his economic policies and economic advisors, i.e., Krugman, Goolsby, sucked. The U6 numbers from when Barky took over to the start of Trump’s MAGA. Year     Jan    Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun     Jul     Aug    Sep    Oct     Nov    Dec 2009    14.2   15.1   15.7    15.9    16.4    16.5   16.5   16.7    16.7    17.1   17.1    17.1   2010    16.7   17.0   17.0    17.1    16.6    16.5   16.5   16.5    16.8 … Continue reading

EPA’s Local Foods, Local Places – Encouraging Local Farming Economy

EPA’s Pruitt Visits ‘Local Foods, Local Places’ Summit EPA News Release July 25, 2017 Administrator Scott Pruitt met with community leaders at the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) summit about how investment in the local food economy can help boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses in communities across the country. “Supporting farmers and businesses helps communities’ diversify their economies to create new jobs and economic activity, and revitalize main streets and surrounding areas while also protecting the environment,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.   EPA hosted more than 70 local leaders and participants, in addition to representatives from … Continue reading

What Happens When Multi-Millionaires Get Tired Of Losing Money

…well, first they pull away from the bad investment and then they start looking at ways to build their own platforms. The problem is we aren’t talking about a new tech innovation but the Democrat Party. The Gateway Pundit just posted a shocker headline yesterday by Joshua Caplan called “BROKE: New FEC Report Shows DNC Finished June $3.3 Million in Debt”. Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt. They’re broke. Just like their policies. While I would happily dance a jig New Orleans … Continue reading

The Verdict Is IN

and it can no longer be denied that Democrat-run States suck. The REAL problem is how to keep these Liberal vermin in their own rundown, taxed to the limit, crime-ridden crapholes and out of our Red States. Like cancer cells that have metastisized, they infect whatever Red State they migrate to, i.e., Austin TX, Colorado, etc. Well wonder of wonders, Liberalism continues to be a failure while good old-fashioned Conservatism STILL works after about 300 years or so. No screaming eagle sh*t huh?    http://mercatus.org/statefiscalrankings

Chalk Up ANOTHER Failure

for Barky Obama and his circus of idiots, clowns, and criminals. EXCERPT:  “The 2009 Cash for Clunkers program aimed to stimulate consumer spending in the new automobile industry, which was experiencing disproportionate reductions in demand and employment during the Great Recession. Exploiting program eligibility criteria in a regression discontinuity design, we show nearly 60 percent of the subsidies went to households who would have purchased during the two-month program anyway; the rest accelerated sales by no more than eight months. Moreover, the program’s fuel efficiency restrictions shifted purchases toward vehicles that cost on average $5,000 less. On net, Cash for … Continue reading

Reparations Paid Annually

or as it is more commonly known, the annual Federal budget payments to Black America. Harsh stuff but the numbers don’t lie nor are they racist. They just are. EXCERPT:  “The most recent year with good data on everything is 2014. So that is the year all of these numbers are from. Before getting into the methods, I’ll first show the final impact of this so you can see what a big deal this is: Budgetary Impact of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics in 2014 Category Equal Military Static Military Whites $553.52 billion $249.52 billion White Per Capita $2,795 $1,260 Blacks … Continue reading

Trump Wins Key Climate and Trade Concessions at Stormy G20

Of course no one will read or hear any of this in our domestic media but the Times of Israel reports that the G20 was a yuuge success for President Donald Trump and the United States: HAMBURG, Germany (AFP) — US President Donald Trump won key concessions on climate and trade Saturday from world leaders at the most fractious G20 summit to date, in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialized and emerging economies. In a final statement agreed by all 20 economies, 19 members including Russia, China and the European Union acknowledged Trump’s decision to … Continue reading