“First they came …” is a statement and poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
America and Americans have been know for their kind actions in benefit of others (so they claim).
Nevertheless, this belief is shattered as we see the heartlessness in the deportment of these undocumented Americans who do not fall under the category of criminals, drug dealers and the like.
Take into account the story of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos.
As I write this, the phrase ‘cut your nose to spite your face’ comes to mind.
Garcia de Rayos came illegally to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico, in the mid-1990’s with her parents when she was 14. She was arrested in 2008 in a workplace raid at Golfland Sunsplash, a waterpark in Mesa, Arizona.
She was convicted in March 2009 of criminal impersonation for having a fake Social Security number, a sixth-degree felony.
Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad And The Great Debate Over What It Means To Be An American
“You don’t look like you’re from around here,” a young Adolphus Busch is told as he arrives in America from Germany to pursue his dream of making beer. So begins Budweiser’s new Super Bowl ad, released earlier this week into an ongoing political maelstrom over immigration.
The ad depicts the company’s founder trudging through swamps and mud, surviving a steamboat fire and being greeted with outright hostility before getting to St. Louis and meeting Eberhard Anheuser – i.e., the Anheuser in Anheuser-Busch.
Despite the beer giant’s protestations that the ad is not political, it has hit a nerve among conservatives for taking a seemingly pro-immigrant stance at a time of widespread protests against Drumpf’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Not just pay for i. We will pay for it twice. If Congress pays for it now and use the 20% tax to reimburse us we pay double. The cost of the goods to get the tax will just go up by 20% meaning we pay the tax also.
He ‘lied his a– off’: Carrier union leader on Trump’s big deal
Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers 1999, which represents Carrier employees, felt optimistic when Trump announced last week that he’d reached a deal with the factory’s parent company, United Technologies, to preserve 1,100 of the Indianapolis jobs – until the union leader heard from Carrier that only 730 of the production jobs would stay and 550 of his members would lose their livelihoods, after all.
At the Dec. 1 meeting, where Trump was supposed to lay out the details, Jones hoped he would explain himself.
“But he got up there,” Jones said Tuesday, “and, for whatever reason, lied his a– off.”
Of the nearly 1,700 workers at the Indianapolis plant, however, 350 in research and development were never scheduled to leave, Jones said. Another 80 jobs, which Trump seemed to include in his figure, were nonunion clerical and supervisory positions. (A Carrier spokesman confirmed that 800 factory jobs once earmarked for Mexico are staying.)
And now the president-elect was applauding the company and giving it millions of dollars in tax breaks, even as hundreds of Indianapolis workers prepared to be laid off.
Immigrants illegally in the U.S. collectively contribute nearly $12 billion each year to state and local tax coffers, according to a new report that challenges recent election cycle rhetoric.
The study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy found that immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission kick in their billions in the form of income, property, sales or excise taxes.
There were roughly 11 million immigrants estimated to be in the U.S. illegally as of 2013, according to the report. And each and every state collects at least a few million dollars from tax payments made by such immigrants each year, ranging from Montana’s $2.2 million to California’s $3.2 billion.
“Regardless of the politically contentious nature of immigration reform, the data show undocumented immigrants greatly contribute to our nation’s economy, not just in labor but also with tax dollars,” Meg Wiehe, the institute’s state tax policy director, said in a statement.
The Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy‘s study found that individuals lacking legal permission to be in the U.S. consistently receive lower wages than their immigrant counterparts who are in the country legally, which inherently limits how much they pay in terms of income taxes.
The report estimates the average income of an “undocumented family” is a little more than $30,000, well below the country’s median household income of around $54,000, according to the Census Bureau.
This morning, I started the day by posting information and a video from the Rachel Maddow Show.
That was the long version.
In case you missed it,
I now present the shorter version.
Easier to follow but complete in every way.
You still get the gist of it.
I state again, when presented with these two, I definitely know who I’m voting for.
Clinton’s campaign delivered a speech in San Diego. It drew draw a clear line between the former secretary of state’s plans and those outlined by Trump, which include having Mexico pay for a border wall that its president, Enrique Peña Nieto, said his country would not support, and temporarily banning Muslims from entering the US.
Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said the speech would outline why Trump was “fundamentally unfit” to be president.
“And you will hear in her speech a confidence in America and our capacity to overcome the challenges we face while staying true to our values – a strong contrast to Donald Trump’s incessant trash-talking of America,” Sullivan said.
Clinton’s campaign has steered its plan of attack towards Trump while fending off the other remaining Democratic hopeful, Bernie Sanders.