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Trump and the DREAM Act, the Truth behind the Nightmare

Donald Trump, in his very plain, outspoken, no holds barred way, has exposed the failures of the American President, as well as the lack of backbone displayed by the current Republican majority due to their failure to expose and reverse the President’s programs that are having a devastating effect on our nation’s economy, security and exceptionalism! Mr. Trump has addressed making America great again through the rebuilding our military to the point no one dares challenges America, through revitalizing our country through common sense business incentives, debt reduction and tax programs, and through reestablishing our moral values. Mr. Trump also realizes in order to achieve these goals we must Always Play On Offense which keeps the current GOP establishment still troubled by Trump!

As succinctly portrayed in Paul Hollrah’ s recent article, A Watershed Moment In U.S. History, America is far too politically correct in its approach to solving this great nations problems. Mr. Trump has demonstrated that it is time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive and deal with racial discord, immigration reform and the threat of radical Islam without fear of being labeled politically incorrect! It is time for our elected leaders to show some backbone as Trump has, (see Trump’s Battle With One Of America’s Most Powerful Men Just Escalated To New Heights) and to do what is right for America if we as a country are to reverse The Decline of American Exceptionalism!

The following is a quote from a Canadian gentleman articulating the common theme of people from across the world fearing the down fall of America!

Sir:  This morning I heard something, during a TV news broadcast, that really caught my attention.
A gentleman, Australian, who is in the process of “going through the front door” to become an American citizen made mention of his mother country’s current stand on illegal immigrants.

Since making it law, that no one who enters Australia illegally will ever be granted citizenship, the inflow of “illegals” has dropped to zero!  The majority of Australians are very pleased (with this law) because it is working.
This is bold and brave step by our cousins “down under” and one that we would like to see our government adopt (regardless of the howls coming from the “bleeding hearts” crowd, and possible opprobrium’s from the UN.)

Our friends, south of the 49th, have a very serious problem with “illegals” (or “undocumented”  in the parlance of the president).  They would do well to consider Australia’s position in this matter but there is no hope of this happening until the White House administration changes.  In the meantime the president is rushing to grant amnesty to about five million “illegals”, an act that many consider contrary to the Constitution.  I don’t believe that he is finished.  He is making good use of his pen and telephone and, has 1.5 years left on his mandate, and so far, appears unstoppable.

Thankfully our form of democracy differs from the US  The closest we came to having a monarch run things was when Pierre Trudeau, followed by Jean Chretien, were in power.

Respectfully,
Elmer B. Borneman, Chase, B.C.

What this astute Canadian gentlemen is shouting is “America please Wake-Up and Connect the Dots… Obama Wants Us to Sign a Neutrality Agreement!” President Obama’s Executive Amnesty order threatens to destroy the greatest nation in the history of the world, the United States of America. In my December 2010 blog DREAM Act (shown below), I criticized the majority Republican Congress for failing to stand up to the President’s agenda during a time when he was pressing the DREAM Act through, despite clear opposition from the majority of Americans. Today, the President is pressing his Executive Order granting amnesty to illegal aliens while Republicans sit idly by. At the time, the President had a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, but not in the U.S. House. That majority was lost following the November 4, 2014 Election, and as a result, 9 seats in the Senate move to the Republican Party. Republicans control both Houses of Congress. Despite an obvious mandate from the American public, the Republican Party seems afraid to confront the bully on his unilateral action on immigration. Why? Mainly so it doesn’t lose the Hispanic vote. In fact, this present an opportunity for Republicans to increase support among Hispanic voters. Paul Hollrah agrees, having stated: “I have been saying for many years… nearly fifty years… that conservatives and Republicans can wage a successful campaign for the votes of blue collar workers, blacks, and Hispanics right on their own turf.”

“Ironically, America is in the same position it was four years ago and the Republican Party has the upper hand, but seems reluctant to use it despite the mandate (see 40% Approve of Obama’s Immigration Plan) when all it has to do is do the right thing, appeal and talk to all segments of the population on their turf and expose the Obama Administration’s true agenda of purely pandering for votes! Interestingly, even the labor bosses are being very quiet about the President’s amnesty order. They must have come to the realization that such a path is not good for America, or for the American worker!

In addition, President Obama is utilizing the tried and true labor boss tactic of misdirection to take Americans’ “eyes off the ball” regarding his Amnesty Order, and instead, he has been directing attention to the recent events in Ferguson and New York City (see Racism is “Deeply Rooted” in U.S. Society). The SEIU used this same type of misdirection at every step in their campaign against my company in order to keep people misinformed of their true objective of forced unionism. In this case the President’s true agenda is open borders to secure future election votes for the Democratic Party! However, the following provides a clear path for the Republican Party to overcome these tactics, defeat Obama’s Amnesty Order and secure American lives, wages and jobs (see Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty, Ebola Strategy Revealed and Open Borders Costing American Jobs and Depressing Wages).

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The Amnesty Debacle

In recent days, President Obama has threatened that he will utilize an Executive Order to pass immigration reform and, in so doing, provide amnesty to thousands of illegal immigrants (see Obama to Announce Immigration Executive Actions Friday). This ploy, which is done for no other purpose than to secure votes for the Democratic Party, is in fact an illegal amnesty and violates the U.S. Constitution and separation of powers (see Amnesty Designed to Help Democrats Win Elections at the Expense of the American People and An Illegal Amnesty).

Unfortunately, the Republican Party is not devoid of guilt in this matter as seen in The Senate Immigration Law Hurts All Americans. It appears neither side understands this is not truly not a debate about politics or social justice, but rather a debacle for legal American citizens. The two sides are playing a game of chess to court the vote of the Hispanic community. In the meantime, they are encouraging illegal action, such as the use of undocumented workers by businesses (see Push to Protect Farm Workers). This is done solely for the purpose of winning future elections, and is done at the expense of the legal American worker and companies who do business with integrity! — And where are the American labor unions now, when they could utilize their organizing abilities and political influence to actually protect their membership and do what is right for America? If either side truly cared and had a backbone, they would come together to close the southern border to protect the American people from terrorists as described in Ebola Strategy Revealed, protect American jobs and reduce the immense strain on Federal, State and Local budgets.

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President Obama has made the statement in interviews that no one with a criminal background should be allowed to vote and that illegal immigration hurts workers (see Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ STRAINS Welfare). Apparently, he has conveniently forgotten that people who have crossed the border illegally are criminals that depress American wages. By that reasoning, these persons should have no right to vote and should not be taking American jobs and depressing wages. It is the typical “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy that has been used by the President throughout his time in office to support his positions. In Right to Vote Hypocrisy, I discussed that signing up illegal citizens to vote in state and federal elections is perfectly fine in the eyes of the President and big labor bosses, but it is unfair to allow employees of businesses to vote for union representation in a secret ballot election.

Politics aside, the most immediate problem is the fact that Open Borders are Costing American Jobs and Depressing Wages. The continued Misclassification of Workers by companies who refuse to obey our laws and prey upon undocumented workers creates an Under Ground Economy that results in stagnant economic growth, high unemployment (or high under-employment in the form of more part time jobs rather than full time jobs), and a reduction in wage growth. Stories are rampant across the country about companies who do business legitimately and with integrity that are losing business to companies who hire illegals and pay them under the table. This creates The Shadow Economy that an honest business can only compete against by reducing wages, hours and benefits. This situation is accentuated by Obamacare (see Buyers Remorse Over Obamacare) and its high costs which force businesses to move towards part-time employees in order to remain competitive.

It is time for all Americans to wake up and demand that politicians on both sides of the aisle stand up to President Obama’s Rule by Fiat mentality. It is time to realize the hypocritical stance this President takes in his endeavor to fulfill his agenda of converting America to socialism. It is apparent from the current state of the American economy, high budget deficits, high welfare/entitlement rolls, high unemployment/under employment, nationalized education and the cornerstone of control – nationalized healthcare, that the President’s O-Cloward-Piven Strategy Is Working. The Republican Party, with its new majority, must begin Vetting Obama’s Political Tactics and realize He Is What He Despises. It is time they understand Most Voters Still Veto Obama’s Immigration Plan, and go on the offensive to defeat the President’s amnesty debacle and incorporate the strategies embodied in Restoring America’s Prosperity!

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SEIU’s Hair on Fire?

Despite continuing actions by the SEIU to press forced unionization through their “hair on fire” approach, statistics recently released show continuing stagnant membership for labor unions (see Labor Union Membership Rate Stays Steady in 2013). For employees across the country this means the SEIU will continue the pressure through their “persuasion of power” (see Desperate SEIU Resurrects The Persuasion of Power). Over the past three decades, the SEIU and its big labor brethren have continued to see membership roles drop, and this has continued to be true in recent years as the economy continues to sour and employees become more informed and resistant to what unions have to offer. The fact that they had a year that showed no decline is hardly a breath of fresh air when big labor is continuing to deal with declining revenues, and the fact they desperately need to curry political favors to advance forced unionism, thereby increasing membership roles and corresponding dues. Make no mistake about it that membership growth and member dues are big labor’s priority, as it is all about the big labor lifestyle and political power membership dues fund!

As a result of the lack of union membership growth, the country continues to experience this Persuasion of Power from the nation’s largest and most radical union (see Communism at the Highest Levels). The SEIU’s Insidious Tentacles continue to spread across this great country into every nook and cranny as it seeks to avoid extinction and promote its socialist/communistic agenda with support from the “Puppet” in the White House. In 2012, the SEIU used its members’ union dues and foot soldiers to elect David Bowen to the Milwaukee County Board. Now they have  “assisted” him in writing a minimum wage proposal that would, according to independent accounting sources, cost the county over $27 million dollars, lose out on an estimated $34.5 million in land sales and $11 million in new tax revenue, and cost more than 8,700 new jobs (see Union-influenced minimum wage law in Wisconsin could squash thousands of jobs and Union helps write living wage ordinance that could cost taxpayers millions). Of course, this is all presented in typical SEIU misinformation fashion as providing people with a “living wage,” when the truth is the bill contains.

The proposal, however, offers contracting firms an exemption from the wage hike, but only if their workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and a bona fide labor union like the SEIU. Obviously this is no more than a corrupt ploy to recapture revenues that have declined significantly over the last several years. According to IRS tax documents, the Milwaukee SEIU reported revenue of $1,878,513 in 2010, $938,478 in 2011 and $780,923 in 2012. This represents a 60 percent loss in annual revenue in just two years.  Clearly, the union has reached a point of desperation. Remember, “desperate people do desperate things” regardless  of the consequences.

In Illinois, the SEIU  has been attempting to force unionize Home Health Care Workers regardless of whether they are interested in the union or not. The law allows the SEIU to organize family members and owners of home health care organizations based on the premise that the people providing care receive reimbursement through Medicaid or Medicare. As they are government-funded programs, the persons are subject to unionization based on President Kennedy’s 1963 Executive Order allowing public employees to be unionized. It is common sense that the government should not be forcing workers into unions.  A current case before the U.S. Supreme Court will  test this theory (see Supreme Court to hear case on forced unionization and Supreme Court ‘sleeper’ case on union dues has big impact on organized labor).

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Finally, with numerous incidents of fraud and embezzlement coming to light, the past month hasn’t been great for the Service Employees. One would think that after SEIU Local 6434 President Tyrone Freeman was just put away for three years, the sticky fingers in the organization would keep their hands in their own pockets…at least for a while. On the contrary, just two months after Freeman’s sentencing, former Local 721 Treasurer Cedric Hughes was indicted for five counts of wire fraud and a count of embezzlement. When questioned about the missing $15,194, Hughes claimed nearly all financial records for the Local’s UUP Chase Account had gone missing. Hughes is the third SEIU official to be charged with embezzling during 2013, proving that an atmosphere of complacency toward corruption is a common thread among SEIU locals.

In other unscrupulous activity, SEIU-UHW’s Myriam Escamilla was caught conducting secret negotiations with an employer, then signing a full contract without even talking to the workers of the facility. Upon being caught, workers forced Escamilla to put the contract to a ballot that was unanimously voted down. Afterward, they decertified SEIU-UHW as their union and joined the National Union of Healthcare Workers. This makes the second time in a month that SEIU-UHW members bailed on their union and voted in the rival NUHW.

Additionally, in California, SEIU is using social media to raise funds for a mural honoring the union, and their claim to have “helped over 200,000 low wage workers, through its “Justice for Janitors” campaign achieve better social and economic standing by campaigning for better wages and healthcare. Conveniently ignoring the fact the SEIU lost, California, SEIU is using social media to raise funds for a mural honoring the union, and their claim to have “helped over 200,000 low wage workers achieve better social and economic standing by campaigning for better wages and healthcare.” Well-known artist Andre Miripolsky is the face of the project, placing a request to raise the $60,000 needed on a “support-an-artist” website service.

These new initiatives and scandals, attacks against Wal-Mart and fast food companies in its “Fight for Fifteen,” combined with the President’s SOTUS agenda, which focused on immigration reform, minimum wage, income inequality and unemployment benefits, conveniently provide the SEIU fodder for increased forced unionization of employees. This only accentuates that America is facing a new year, but the Same Old SEIU and Same Tired Attacks!

“Hair on Fire” is trademarked and held by Barbara Espinosa, and was used with permission.

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The Senate Immigration Law Hurts All Americans!

Recently, I had the opportunity to view Dennis Michael Lynch’s documentaries They Come to America.  In part, the documentaries explore the pending immigration legislation proposed by the “Gang of Eight,” and finds that the legislation fails to fix the most basic problem — securing the border between the United States and Mexico. Despite claims by the current Administration that the border is secure, the documentary shows the continuing consequences to national security, the American economy, our out of control debt, and desperately needed jobs for the American people.

These documentaries support my previous blog, DREAM Act, the Truth Behind the Nightmare, written in December of 2010, when President Obama was pushing his immigration reform bill known as the  “DREAM Act.”  This bill was primarily driven by politics instead of an interest in doing what was best for the United States and the American people, and which fails to secure the border, protect Americans from terrorism, reduce the massive cost of social programs, help balance the budget, increase jobs and wages for legal Americans, or to otherwise address the issues currently facing our country due to illegal immigration.

If we are to succeed in overcoming these difficulties, the first and most immediate priority must be to seal the border! The Senate bill gives almost ten years for the government to achieve this objective. This is not by accident, but rather intent, as the Obama Administration and the Democratic party understand it will be accepted by the Hispanic community, a demographic they need to continue to win elections. It’s also a gift to big labor in the form of a potential new source of membership to revive its member ranks and flagging revenues. If the President, and Congressional Democrats and Republicans who are on board with this bill really cared about American security, the American economy and American jobs, they would shove political ambitions aside and place the United States military in control of the border and let them do the job they are best at in the world!

Second, the Senate needs to immediately remove all access for undocumented workers to social programs and American schools. Additionally, undocumented workers should have to register with the government immediately and submit to extensive background checks, which, if not acceptable, would result in deportation. These steps would reduce the rolls of undocumented workers immediately and stimulate the economy by reducing budget deficits and providing immediate jobs for legal American workers, a measure which is even supported by the American Hispanic population! Despite the Republican Party’s objections they would gain more favor with the Hispanic population if they would insist upon these measures, combined with regular meetings with the Hispanic community on their own turf.

Third, The Shadow Economy must be reined in (as discussed in my blog, Misclassification of Workers, Common Ground or Hot Bed of Greed). This Under Ground Economy must be reined in if America is to expand employment while recouping lost FICA, payroll tax and income tax revenues that would significantly reduce budget deficits and, ultimately, the runaway national debt! Just as important, enforcing misclassification laws would significantly increase legal American’s wages without them having to be part of a union!

Interestingly, big labor supports the Senate Immigration bill as an avenue to increase membership roles, (see SEIU Pushes Seven Figure Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform ) but appears oblivious to the fact its buddy in the White House is intent on playing both sides of the fence. Despite a supposed focus on employee misclassification, very little enforcement has occurred, which eliminates these people as union targets! See Focus on employee misclassification will continue, Labor official says. The reason is simply that the President and the Democratic Party understand that the Hispanic vote is necessary for Democrats to retain power. Especially the clandestine illegal vote brought in by the big labor ground game, which they continue to count on through other paybacks to big labor through NLRB decisions and regulatory changes. A ground game the Administration and Democrats turn their heads to, despite their bellicose objection to the recent Supreme Court’s decision, eliminating the Voting Rights Act.

Bottom line, the Administration’s motives are hypocritical. They are purely for political gain at the expense of the American people including supporters like big labor. It is time for all Americans to wake up and watch what this administration does, not what it says and understand How “Gang of Eight” Amnesty Will Destroy America for all Americans, including unions. The Wall Street Journal reports Obama to Pressure House GOP on Immigration Bill  this week when it returns to Washington. Its time for the American people to stand up with one voice contact their representatives and say “No” to crony politics!

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Desperate SEIU Resurrects Persuasion of Power!

Once again the SEIU is utilizing its patented Persuasion of Power  to achieve its political goals and to boost its dwindling membership. Over the past two weeks, the SEIU has aired television commercials (see SEIU Pushes Seven Figure Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform) to support President Obama’s immigration policy, to initiate a living wage attack campaign against McDonalds and Wal-Mart (see SEIU.org Action Page), targeting Home Health Care Workers and to attack conservatives working to balance the liberal media (see Koch money shouldn’t influence our media — we want to see “Citizen Koch” aired). The SEIU’s Insidious Tentacles are reaching far and wide to achieve one simple goal – to increase its membership, thereby resulting in increased revenues and political power! The SEIU and this Administration are tethered at the hip in this venture (see Obama and The SEIU, Sittin’ in a Tree)!

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The SEIU and the current Administration could care less about the current state of America, or about Restoring America’s Prosperity! Their ambitions are philosophical and aimed at increasing political power. If they truly cared about America’s future and the future of immigrants caught in limbo they would pursue policy outlined in the DREAM Act. Instead, they jointly pursue a policy that will increase their own membership and voter base, at the expense of American workers who will suffer reduced wages due to an increased labor force that will continue to grow due to lax border security, and ultimately drive wages down for the average worker.

Once these persons are integrated into the labor pool, labor unions will use them to a demand payment of a “Living Wage,” and will use this as a focal point to unionize workers at companies like McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Meanwhile, the SEIU is already attempting to use its federal and state political connections to force unionize home health care workers — even those solely caring for their own family members! The SEIU, this Administration, and liberal state politicians believe since these workers are receiving payment from the government they are eligible to be unionized under President Kennedy‘s  Executive Order – 10988,  which allows federal employees to organize. However, the order says nothing about federal employees being forced unionized!

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Finally, as previously discussed in Is the IRS Employee Union Part of Obama’s Ground Game, conservative groups are being secretly investigated and attacked in an attempt to control elections and, more importantly, to control the media and the message which it delivers, which is essential to winning elections! The SEIU recently distributed an e-mail asking member support to Prevent the Koch Brothers from Acquiring the Los Angles Times, a paper vital to the support of the SEIU and the Obama Administration. As chronicled in The Devil at Our Doorstep, these are the same type tactics the SEIU utilized to have Glenn Beck and Republicans removed from FOX news!

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Unfortunately, these tactics are extremely effective. Media outlets like FOX News, whether liberal or conservative, are concerned about revenues. Despite utilizing phrases like “bold and unafraid,” at the end of the day, fear of lost revenues intimidates the media into toeing the union/Administration line! It was evident when FOX News unbelievably aired the SEIU’s Pro-Obama Immigration Commercial during the Hannity Show! The SEIU understands that 95% of businesses and employees will bow to the Persuasion of Power. When will the media grow some backbone and expose the SEIU and the Administration for what it truly is? Punching the bully in the nose it is worth the short term loss of revenues and profits as we work to reverse The Decline of American Exceptionalism!

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