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Category Archives: 2016 Presidential Race

There is a large job shortage in the US and immigration has made it worse. We are being fed pablum and word salads that side-step the truth to make us look the other way.

I submit that it is well past time to draw the line and clamp down. Here are the hard numbers using government data.

Refer to this information when you hear people talk about “solutions to the jobs problem”. Read More »

Government policies can help or hinder job growth. Taxpayer money can be used to create jobs, but this is often temporary unless they become federal workers. Jobs that contribute to the economy are created by the private sector.

18 million immigrants arriving in the US between 2000 and 2014 while 26.2 native Americans 16 and older were unemployed, is the result of policy. In large part, so is our having only created 9.3 million jobs over the same period.

Some businesses, like Microsoft, have been displacing American workers with immigrants to lower costs. Some others are moving offshore to achieve the same result and lower their taxes. Government policies let them do these things and often abet them.

Politicians and now this president (by himself with Obama) make policy.

The positions of the leading candidates are summarized below. Read More »

Ted Cruz’s gambit to link defunding Planned Parenthood to the federal budget extension failed. This is a good thing if you are a Republican. It is also good that the Senate has learned to leash Cruz. Logic follows along with a thumbnail sketch of Planned Parenthood. Read More »