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08/09/17 - TRUMP GOT YOUR TONGUE, MEDIA?

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#1 Post by Aliquis » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:35 pm

TRUMP GOT YOUR TONGUE, MEDIA?


August 9, 2017



The current issue of Newsweek (yes, it's still in business!) has a picture of President Trump sitting in a recliner, with snacks and an iPad in his lap, pointing his TV remote at the viewer, blazoned with the headline, "Lazy Boy."

Liberals only wish.

Last week, the president joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to announce legislation that would make seminal changes to our immigration laws for the first time in more than half a century, profoundly affecting the entire country.

The media have chosen not to cover the RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment). This bill is their worst nightmare.

Instead of admitting immigrants on the basis of often specious "family" ties, the bill would finally allow us to choose the immigrants we want, based on merit, with points granted for skills, English proficiency, advanced degrees, actual job offers and so on.

Most Americans have no idea that we have zero say about the vast majority of immigrants pouring into our country. Two-thirds of all legal immigrants get in not because we want them -- or even because Mark Zuckerberg wants them -- but under idiotic "family reunification" laws.

The most important provision of the RAISE Act would define "family" the way most Americans think of it: your spouse and minor children.

Unfortunately, that's not how the Third World thinks of "family." In tribal societies, "family" means the whole extended clan -- adult siblings, elderly parents and brothers-in-law, plus all their adult siblings and elderly parents, and so on, ad infinitum.

Entire tribes of immigrants are able to bully their way in and, as legal immigrants, are immediately eligible for a whole panoply of government benefits. Suddenly, there's no money left in the Social Security Trust Fund, and Speaker Paul Ryan is telling Americans they're going to have to cut back.

At some point, American businesses are going to have to be told they can't keep bringing in cheap foreign labor, changing the country and offloading the costs onto the taxpayer. But that's not this discussion. Business owners want cheap workers -- not the disabled parents of cheap workers.

In a sane world, merely introducing such an important bill -- with the imprimatur of a president elected on his immigration stance -- would force the media to finally discuss the subject they have been deliberately hiding from the public.

Has Trump personally endorsed any other legislation like this? He harangued congressional Republicans on Twitter to pass some Obamacare replacement, but he never endorsed a specific bill.

But, you see, there's a reason the media don't want to talk about immigration.

With a full public airing, Americans would finally understand why recent immigrants seem so different from earlier waves, why income inequality is approaching czarist Russia levels, why the suicide rate has skyrocketed among the working class, and why all our government benefits programs are headed toward bankruptcy.

As Stephen Miller, the president's inestimable speechwriter, said, some legislative proposals "can only succeed in the dark of night" and some "can only succeed in the light of day." This is a light-of-day bill.

So, naturally, the media refuse to mention it, except to accuse Miller of being a white nationalist for knowing hate-facts about the Emma Lazarus poem not being part of the original Statue of Liberty. (It's the Statue of Liberty, not Statute of Liberty, media.)

They ignore this bill so they can get on to the important business of Trump's tweets, who's up and who's down in the White House, and Russia, Russia, Russia.

According to my review of Nexis archives, there was only a single question about the RAISE Act on any of the Sunday morning shows: Chris Wallace's last question to his very important Republican guest. Unfortunately, his very important Republican guest was amnesty-supporting nitwit Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who sniped about Trump employing foreign guest workers at Mar-a-Lago.

However that may be, guest workers have absolutely nothing to do with the RAISE Act, which, as Miller heroically tried to explain to clueless reporters, concerns only green-card holders, i.e., lawful permanent residents -- not guest workers, not illegal aliens and not a poem Scotch-taped onto Lady Liberty in 1903.

At least the media aren't deluded about the popularity of their position. Discussing immigration is a total loser for them. They know what they want is not supported by anyone.

Low-wage workers don't want hundreds of thousands of low-skilled immigrants being dumped on the country every year. Employers don't want the deadbeat cousins of their cheap workers. Americans on public assistance don't want foreigners competing with them for benefits. Boneheaded Scandinavian communities that welcomed refugees don't want to turn their entire town budgets over to various foreign tribes.

In a recent Numbers USA poll of voters in 10 swing states with vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election next year, only 22 percent of respondents thought immigrants should be allowed by right to bring in "family" other than spouses and minor children.

Make the senators vote, Mr. President!

Donald Trump was elected president, beating the smartest, most qualified woman in the world, by proposing to put Americans first on immigration. This bill makes good on that promise.

There's a reason the media won't discuss it. If Trump were smart, he'd talk about nothing else.

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#2 Post by skippylou » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:46 pm

Ann wrote:

Make the senators vote, Mr. President!


Make the House vote too. Relentlessly shame them into it if you have too. Put them all (democrats and republicans) on the record. This will do wonders for draining the swamp come November 2018. They don't want to pass it and are scared to death to even vote on it. It's time to play hardball with these people.

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#3 Post by paulh » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 pm

So you expect Ryan & garble mouth to bring this up for a vote :laugh3:

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#4 Post by skippylou » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:12 pm

paulh wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 pm
So you expect Ryan & garble mouth to bring this up for a vote :laugh3:
Left to their own devices, this bill will never see the light of day; they would rather have a root canal. The president has twitter, rallies and maybe even news conference. He cannot demand that they pass it but he is certainly justified in demanding that a bill, overwhelming supported by the people, be brought up for a roll call vote.

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#5 Post by Guest » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:27 pm

How do we get more people to sign up for Numbers USA?


RomeyKim

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#7 Post by RomeyKim » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:35 pm

Its great that we have free speech (for the liberals only), but this is slander. Sometimes I feel like I've been lied to by the people that I swore fealty to for my entire life. Propaganda USED to be something that I foolishly believe only other, oppressive governments used (via the media) against their citizens. Thanks for the wake up call, Dems. :noyay:

Daveschally

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#8 Post by Daveschally » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:40 pm

I am afraid Ann is correct regarding Ryan/McConnell. Oddly, their own self preservation is based on less browns/yellows coming in. They vote 70% for the Dems combined and always will.

Harambe

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#9 Post by Harambe » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:54 pm

BUILD THE WALL!!!

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#10 Post by rforeman » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Newsweek sucks. I am a healthcare professional and magazine subscription services often send me "free" magazines to populate a reception area. I started tossing out Newsweek and Time a year ago because of the way they portray conservatives including Ann Coulter on their covers.

Deportation King

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#11 Post by Deportation King » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:40 pm

Trump should get that damn red MAGA hardhat he used during the campaign, rent a bulldozer and start building the wall himself!!!! To hell with the milquetoasts Ryan & McConnell!!!

JosephA

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#12 Post by JosephA » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:39 pm

"Donald Trump was elected president, beating the smartest, most qualified woman in the world, . . ."

Ouch! Let the poor crone suffer her lost glory in peace . . . why kick her when she's down?

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#13 Post by grtrgud » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:47 am

agree with premise that if americans dont want immigrants cut them; though unjust given the global calamities US interests ve been responsible for in the past.
but y is income inequality a consequence to immigration? technology n automation are the biggest reason americans didnt get the pay hike.
sure lowering competition helps; bt u know its not a living wage enough to break the cycle of poverty. tats y $15 minimum wage is the solution.
cut legal immigrants n u r going to play catch up with other nations that invent future technologies.

Burt

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#14 Post by Burt » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:05 pm

Susan Rice says Trump has to accept a nuclear North Korea. Is that what Obama's real policy was? Where I'd Rice get the idea we need to stand down and accept a nuclear NK? Is the Iran deal something we should start accepting, a nuclear Iran?

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#15 Post by alookin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:33 pm

I'm confused about your remark that the Emma Lazarus poem was "Scotch-taped onto Lady Liberty in 1903." Are you saying that this poem was put there without authority by some anarchist and that it could be taken down at any time? Or was that poem placed there after some official act among people who thought that the poem expressed the character of the United States and that that character matched the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty? I mean, if as you suggest, it was just Scotch-taped there, why is it still there? But if the poem expressed a national solidarity about the issue of immigration, when did that solidarity change? After your ancestors were firmly established here, since I don't think you are a Native American, and just before you were born?

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