Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona steps up to do the Federal Government's Job

Updated April 29, 2010

All of the consternation arising from the recently passed Arizona immigration law would be completely unnecessary if the Federal government were doing it's job. It is the job of the fed to protect the border and to keep illegal aliens from crossing our borders.

By President Obama's own admission, over 500,000 illegals sneak into Arizona each year alone. 500,000 people that are draining the taxpayers of Arizona who pay the cost of the uninvited intruders. Rather than taking strong steps to protect the border and cut off the flow of illegal aliens, all we here from the Fed is that we should set up an amnesty program (but we don't hear how much that will cost the taxpayers).

The governor of Arizona as well as Senator McCain have requested the 3,000 troops be deployed along the border. So far, the Obama regime has been silent.

Isn't it high time that the politicians quit pandering to the illegals and do what they took an oath to do?

The pandering by the polpigs goes beyond amnesty and failing to protect the border. These pompous, self righteous gas bags have the audacity to condemn the requirement that Arizona police check the immigration status of suspects. We hear about the plight of some poor family that goes out for ice cream, are stopped and don't have their papers. This is pure garbage.

The federal government already requires all foreign nationals legally in this country to have their documentation,, (via or green card), with them at all times. Arizona is not adding a burden to these folks.

Rather than posing for the camera and trying to buy hispanic votes, the Obama regime and Congress must get serious and do the job they swore they would do - protect our borders and stop the flow of illegal aliens. Then and only then can we have a constructive debate on immigration reform.

Update 4/29/10
Perhaps it wil help those who are not in Arizona to understand what the residents have been dealing with and face each and every day while the rest of live in relative safety.

Justice Department: Border Patrol Agents Assaulted Daily, Kidnappings Every 35 Hours in Phoenix, 1 in 5 Teens Using Drugs Predominantly Supplied by Mexican Traffickers

Regarding the position of the fed, this from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano:

Napolitano: U.S.- Mexico Border ‘As Secure Now As It Has Ever Been’

Now I ask you to set aside the political rhetoric and garage babbling from progressives and mainstream media, put yourself into the place of the citizens of Arizona and answer this one question: "what would you do?".

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Doing 'Hard Things'

Let's say that you have gone out and bought a new truck and in the process spending more than you could really afford. You knew you were spending too much but just had to have the newest truck with the newest goodies. Now you are faced with the problem of how to pay for that new truck that you just had to have. Do you:

1. cut enough spending from your budget so that you can make the payments


2. put a shotgun to your neighbors head and demand that he make your payment for you?

If your answer was number 1, cut spending, then welcome to the crowd. You are like the rest of Americans faced with similar decisions each and every day.

However, if your answer was number 2 then you have now qualified to be a politician (polpig).

After running up massive debts and record deficits, our so-called leaders in the White House and Congress are struggling to find ways to pay off their reckless spending and vote-buying. [Here comes a national VAT tax].

These polpigs have recklessly spent our nation into a massive financial hole and now they can't figure out how to pay off their spending. After coming up with a few minor, mostly symbolic, budget cuts, they are again putting a gun to our heads and demanding that we pay off their debts. They talk about making tough decisions and having to do 'hard things' to cover their spending but it sure as heck is not the polpigs who will be doing these 'hard things'. It is the American taxpayers and American businesses who will be expected to do the 'hard things' even as Congress continues to spend, spend, spend. This insanity has got to stop!

Maybe we are just getting what we deserve. For years we have stood by and watched as Congress and the polpig elites created new entitlements, created new federal agencies, pursued expensive programs and threw money away on themselves and their friends. Just as long as we had a few bucks in our pocket, we kept our mouths shut. As long as it was only the rich being taxed, we looked the other way. As long as we got our share of the tax pie we turned our backs on the problem. And now we have a massive monster that must be dealt with.

The 'hard thing' we the taxpayers have to deal with is not paying more taxes; rather it is putting aside our own self interests and remembering that the strength of this country comes not from the polpig elite class but from the willingness of free citizens to put aside our self interest to work for and defend our shared American Dream.

A darned good start would be to kick out the current rulers in DC and replace them with truly principled people.