More Crony Capitalism, Obamacare Latest Union Kickback

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

You wonder why all these big labor unions support Barrack Hussein Obama so much? Because the financial kickbacks more they make up for the millions spent. The “Chicago Way” of politics is too reward your patrons and to punish and bully your enemies. Just look at the thug tactics Obama used to screw the GM bond holders and the cushy deals the big gangster unions got. This socialist bullshit is one of the many Obama policies keeping real unemployment at 15% plus. Why invest in the economy when this thugocracy can just show up and say sorry where dissolving your investment you can take these pennies or take nothing. And if you make any media complaints you just may find my enforcer in the Justice Department going through your business records. GM was a horrible run company with insane union contracts and should of gone bankrupt. But old Barry just rigged the game and bailed out his big labor buddies. Now Obama is using OBAMACARE to kickback taxpayer cash to big labor union pals far and wide.

Freelancers Union receives $340 million in grants for ObamaCare

By Adam Bitely — More political payola for Big Labor. The Freelancers Union has reportedly received $340 million in grants for ObamaCare implementation. Could this money be political bribery funds from the Obama administration?

On Capitol Hill, Rep. Dave Camp is looking into the matter. According to a report from Fox News, “Camp questioned whether the group was even eligible, describing the loan as a ‘reward’ for ‘political friends.’”

It seems that it has become a matter of routine inside the Obama administration to use ObamaCare grants to pay off friends and allies. Just look at the case of the taxpayer money sent to the Saul Alinsky-affiliated group in Wisconsin.

The last we heard from the Freelancers Union their founder and executive director Sara Horowitz was heaving praise on Occupy Wall Street movement:

It’s hard to ignore the signs: One percent of the population controls 40% of the wealth in this country. Financial institutions, after a decade of living large off riskier and riskier bets, are passing along costs to consumers. The unemployment rate for people under the age of 30 is nearly 17%. And it’s not just the poor. The Middle Class are being squeezed from every direction. Is it any wonder that people have taken to the streets to Occupy Wall Street?

We know that as a country we can’t sustain this level of inequality for much longer. In the short term, we need to update the New Deal so that the protections envisioned by FDR are realized for the Gig Economy – the 30% of our workforce who are excluded from basic worker protections and whose “jobs” last months instead of years. That means creating portable health insurance that workers can take from gig to gig and revising our unemployment system to account for the millions of people who are currently left out of it.

But in the long term, our best bet to prevent another Great Recession is to stop thinking that benefits are provided by an employer and support systems are delivered through the government. Those days are slipping away, and it’s time to completely shift our thinking. We need to come up with new, creative ways to solve these problems by coming together in what I call New Mutualism: People with shared interests cooperatively building solutions to the problems they face.

Wall Street won’t remain occupied forever. But the spirit of the protests can live on, especially if we can channel the anger, frustration, and hope on display in Zuccotti Park into new institutions that balance people, community, a living wage, and basic supports with reasonable profits.

Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamBitely.

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White House economic team never believed ‘stimulus’ would work

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

White House economic team never believed ‘stimulus’ would work

Is anybody really shocked to hear to that even Obama’s advisers knew the stimulus was fraud. All Barrack Hussein Obama’s “Hope and Change” rhetoric produced was a country with less hope and little change in our pockets. This Saul Alinsky wannabee who is surrounded by the lunatic fringe of the radical far-left has no clue how an economy works. There infatuation with government run by centralized planning is a historically failed model. There is not a single example in the entire history of the world where a democracy has flourished run by snobby elitists who think they know better. There is virtually no one in the entire Obama inner circle or economic team that has had success in private sector job creation. Government numbers put the cost of a stimulus created job at $278.000 a piece, does anybody outside of Washington think that’s not insane? On what planet is that a responsible use of the taxpayers money. When elitists in Washington dole out hundred’s of billion’s of dollars they are picking and choosing who wins and loses. That’s not how a capitalist based economy should work, there lies the dirty little secret. Barrack Hussein Obama does not believe in capitalism or America. The entire Obama,Pelosi and Reid stimulus was an exercise in crony capitalism and political paybacks. The two textbook examples are the GM bailout and Solyndra. The labor unions got a massive kickback and the bond holders got screwed and bullied at GM. The Solyndra executives who all where big Obama campaign bundlers all walked away with millions while the taxpayers lost half a billion dollars in that scam. After all the new debt Obama has saddled the country with there is nothing to show it did anything but kickback hundreds of billions to his campaign donors.

By Bill Wilson — Former White House Council of Economic Advisors head Christina Romer apparently never thought the $800 billion “stimulus” that was supposed to turn the economy around would work, a new book shedding light on the early days of the Obama Administration says.

A memo brought to light in “The Escape Artists” by Noam Scheiber shows Romer originally proposed a spending plan that totaled $1.8 trillion, but the figure was dismissed as politically infeasible by Larry Summers, Director of the White House Economic Council. Romer came back with a watered down proposal of $1.2 trillion, but that was left out of the final proposal brought before Barack Obama himself.

Nonetheless, even though the final proposal was a full $1 trillion short of what she thought would work, Romer penned the political document that justified the $800 billion figure. Romer’s “The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment” warned that “The recovery plan needs to be large to counter the tremendous job loss that is likely to occur.”

Based on her methodology, she wrote, “the package contains enough stimulus that we can have confidence that it will create sufficient jobs to meet the President-Elect’s goals.”

Then Obama was promising to “save or create” 3 million jobs, a promise he fell way short of. Since he took office, the labor force participation rate has dropped from 65.7 percent to 63.7 percent, resulting in over 4.7 million people have been dropped out of the civilian labor force.

In fact, there were almost 142.2 million people employed when Obama took office. Now, that number dropped to a low of 137.9 million in Dec. 2009 and has only risen to 141.6 million since then. The economy is not even keeping up with the growth of the population, let alone reclaiming a single one of the lost 8 million jobs in this recession.

Romer’s call for more “stimulus” was similar to that of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. In 2009, he claimed that the Obama “stimulus” was too small to fill a $2.1 trillion hole. So, with the sorry state particularly of the labor market, were Romer and Krugman right?

When actions by the Federal Reserve to expand its balance sheet are taken into consideration — it purchased $1.25 trillion of mortgage-backed securities, $150 billion of Fannie and Freddie debt, and $1.191 of trillion treasuries since Jan. 2009 — the total “stimulus” issued by government has totaled nearly $3.4 trillion.

That exceeds what Romer and Krugman called for by over $1 trillion — with little to show for it. Romer had claimed if the “stimulus” passed that unemployment would be down to 6 percent by now.

Not only did it pass, but the Fed threw $2.6 trillion on top of it for good measure. Yet, a true measure of unemployment that takes into account the drop in working age adults from being counted by the government shows that rate is at 11.01 percent. Those underemployed at 17.6 percent.

All together, that’s 28 million people that cannot find full time work in the Obama economy —in spite of the trillions of dollars the government threw at the problem.

“The Escape Artists” provides a convenient narrative for Obama apologists, following an old dictum from Britain: “The king can do no wrong.” If the king made any poor decisions, it was because he received poor advice.

In this case, Larry Summers is portrayed preventing Obama from ever seeing Romer’s original memo calling for $1.8 trillion in “stimulus”. The evidence, sadly, shows that it would not have made a difference — because the whole concept was flowed from the get-go.

Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government. You can follow Bill on Twitter at @BillWilsonALG.

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War with Mexico, its time Washington wake up.

February 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Kidnapping Capital Of The USA

You really have to wonder what it will take for the Obama administration to defend the borders of our country. We are basically at war with Mexico but for petty self serving reasons the politicans in Washington won’t admit it. No other country on the planet would tolerate the crap we put up wit from Mexico. We have spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year to fight Al-Qaeda overseas while pennies on the dollars are used to combat Mexican terrorism. The entire country of Mexico is corrupt from to to bottom, and now its corruption pouring into our country. The violent war being waged in Mexico for drug routes into the U.S. is entirely there governments fault. For decades the ruling elites participated or failed to address the growing power of the drug lords. From top to bottom parties like the PRI where complicit in the drug trafficking. The local and federal police in Mexico along with the Mexican military from top to bottom participate in the drug trade. Along our entire southern border Americans our being terrorized by violent heavily armed narco terrorists, while our governments looks the other way.

Every year more Americans are being murdered, raped, beaten and robbed by these animals. The city of Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. Violent Mexican street gangs are spreading throughout the U.S. with direct ties to the drug lords in Mexico. These gang members should be hunted by U.S. military forces and put down using the same tactics we use overseas. These gang members and cartel terrorist are no different then the insurgents we fight in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and the dozen or more other countries we have troops now actively engaged. In fact Americans are likely to be killed by a cartel terrorist, gang member or illegal alien then a card carrying member of Al-Qaeda. The National Parks along the southern border have signs warning Americans to stay out due to safety concerns. Ranchers and land owners along the SE borders have to barricade themselves inside there homes after dark for fear of stumbling upon dozens of AK-47 touting Mexican smugglers. Even in state parks in Northern California hikers have been murdered after stumbling upon Mexican gang members protecting there U.S. based marijuana grows.

Border Violence Forces Parks Closed

Mexican Drug Cartels Set up Shop In CA Parks

There are statistics showing up to fifteen thousand gang related deaths every year in America, most of which are tied to the drugs coming from Mexico A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the twenty thousand members of the 18th Street Gang in California are illegal aliens. If you saw a news story about a country who’s neighbor was conducting armed raids on its citizens killing and kidnapping them, violating there border thousands of times every day. Using aircraft and submarines to deliver harmfull substances that kill its citizens, deploying violent heavily armed thugs in cities throughout the country to terrorize and control the streets. Taking large sums of currency and shipping it back across the border while depleting resources. We have gone to war for a lot less, I think most folks would see this and say damn they should stand up for themselves and fight back. It’s time our government stand up and put the country ahead of petty self serving politcal BS.

DOJ: Sinaloa Cartel’s Influence Extends Well Beyond Border Into ‘Much’ of the U.S.
By Edwin Mora

The Sinaloa cartel’s Ovidio Limon Sanchez, one of the most-wanted U.S. drug fugitives in Mexico, is photographed after being detained by Mexican soldiers in November 2011 (AP Photo).

(CNSNews.com) – The Sinaloa criminal cartel uses its control of drug corridors on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to extend its influence well beyond the border area into “much of the United States,” according to the Department of Justice.

U.S. prosecutors have described Sinaloa as “one of the largest narcotics trafficking organizations in the world.”

A member of the cartel, who is facing federal charges in Chicago, claims that he was allowed to traffic tons of drugs into the United States under an immunity deal granted by the U.S. government in exchange for information on rival cartels – a deal allegedly linked to the aborted law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

In its Drug Market Analysis 2011 for Arizona, the DOJ’s National Drug Intelligence Center reports that the cartel “dominates drug trafficking routes in Sonora, Mexico, and also controls the drug trafficking corridors in Arizona adjacent to Sonora.”

“The numerous Mexican organizations that constitute the Sinaloa Cartel, such as the Guzmán-Loera and Zambada-Garcia DTOs [drug trafficking organizations] control most drug corridors that cross the international border between Mexico and Arizona, including the Tohono O’odham Nation Indian Reservation and the Nogales POE [U.S. port of entry],” it says.

“The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that the Sinaloa Cartel-affiliated DTOs control approximately 90 percent of the drugs that cross the border into Arizona. The cartel also controls much of the illicit money and weapons trafficking along the Arizona–Mexico border and within most areas of the Arizona HIDTA [High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area] region.

“The Sinaloa Car­tel’s wholesale distribution of heroin and marijuana extends beyond Arizona HIDTA counties to much of the United States,” the analysis adds.

“Local law enforcement agencies within the HIDTA region report that most of the marijuana and heroin that transits the Mexico–Arizona border area is destined for other domestic markets, including those in East Coast states such as New York, Georgia, and Florida, and Midwestern states such as Missouri and Iowa,” the report continues.

“Additionally, the Sinaloa Cartel smuggles large quantities of drugs into the United States through California that members use to supply the Arizona HIDTA region as well as other domestic markets.”

According to the White House, the HIDTA is a federally funded program created by Congress through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.

It brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in task forces that conduct investigations into traffickers in areas identified as “critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.” HIDTA-designated regions are located across the continental U.S. including the nation’s capital, as well as in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The DOJ’s 2011 analysis focuses on HIDTA regions in Arizona.

“The Arizona HIDTA region is a major entry point for illicit drugs, particularly marijuana and heroin, transported from Mexico to the United States,” it states. “Approximately half of the marijuana smuggled from Mexico typically transits Arizona HIDTA counties. Seizure statistics indicate that Mexican traffickers are increasing marijuana and heroin smuggling from Mexico into the region.

“The Sinaloa Cartel represents the greatest organized criminal drug threat in the Ari­zona HIDTA counties through its continued dominance over drug trafficking into and through the region.”

Napolitano Admits Obama Administration Is Not Deporting Illegal Alien Criminals

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Small numbers of illegal aliens deported say’s the troll

If there is one single issue that showcases Obama’s fundamental hatred of America and our nation it’s his immigration policies. Let’s get one thing straight, ever illegal alien is a criminal. Radical liberals like Obama love to pick and choose what laws they want to obey and then whine, cry and call everything else unjust and racist. This is fine and dandy for too bit hustlers and community organizers but not the president of the United States. Every person who chooses to violate our sovereign border is breaking federal laws and as president it’s Barrack Hussein Obama’s job to enforce those laws. Our nation can no longer take this onslaught of human debris stealing jobs, driving down wages and draining our local,state and federal governments dry. The middle-class taxpayer is bearing the entire burden of Obama’s hatred of America. Our school’s suffer, our health care suffers, our public safety forces suffer, every aspect of our lives is diminished due to Obama’s hatred of middle-america. The vast majority of these criminals pay ZERO in TAXES while consuming massive public services and worst of all they have little desire to integrate into civilized society. The time is coming when middle america is going to take drastic and harsh measures to save our way of life. The elites our crushing the country to maintain there riches, people with nothing to lose will be forced to respond.

Thomas Jefferson said it best “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

Let’s hope the ballot box prevails but neither party seems to have any interest in real reform or constitutional law. Our governance is being sold to the highest bidder or the biggest whiners. Less then fifty percent of the populace is paying 100 percent of the bills with little to none representation.

Napolitano: ‘A Small Number’ of Illegal Aliens Not Linked to Other Crimes Were Deported Last Year
By Penny Starr

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Feb. 15, 2012. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – A “small number” of illegal aliens who had “committed no other crime” apart from being in the United States unlawfully were deported in fiscal year 2011, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers Wednesday

“One of the things we must do in DHS [Department of Homeland Security] is prioritize the mission,” she said during a House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security subcommittee hearing.

“And those that have committed no other crime, and we look at other factors – length of time in the United States, family relations, ties in the United States, service in the military and the like. Those would be low priority matters.”

Napolitano was responding to questions put by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ala.), the House Appropriations Committee chairman, who wanted to know how many of the estimated 14-20 million illegal aliens believed to be in the country were being deported by the DHS.

She replied that roughly 400,00 individuals were removed from the U.S. in FY2011, 90 percent of whom fell under priorities set out in March 2011 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), focusing on criminals and other dangerous illegal aliens.

“But were there any deported that were just simply here illegally?” Rogers asked.

“There were a small number that would have been picked up, and yes,” Napolitano replied.

She explained that 90 percent of those deported “were in one of our categories” while the remaining 10 percent were deported “for a variety of reasons.”

In the case of “those that have committed no other crime” the department would take into consideration factors such as length of stay in the country, military service and family ties in the U.S.

When Aderholt asked whether that amounted to “amnesty,” Napolitano disagreed, saying the term was “way too overused with respect to immigration.” She defended the DHS by citing the 10 percent who are removed for reasons other than criminal status.

According to DHS and ICE figures, 396,906 illegal aliens were deported in fiscal year 2011. Of all those removed, 9.5 percent are listed as “other removable aliens.”

On March 2, 2011, ICE Director John Morton issued a memo outlining priorities for the apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens.

The three priorities listed in the memo were: Aliens who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety; recent illegal entrants; and aliens who are fugitives or otherwise obstruct immigration controls.

Transcript of exchange between Rogers and Napolitano:

Rogers: I want to ask you about our illegal immigration deportation policy. I know that you are deporting criminal aliens and I congratulate you on that. That’s what we all want. My question, though, deals with those non-criminal illegal aliens — people who have not committed a crime in this country, or at least convicted it. Are we deporting any of those people?

Napolitano: Yes.

Rogers: How many?

Napolitano: Well, FY ’11 – the last year we have numbers for – we removed from the country roughly 400,000 individuals. Of those, 55 percent had criminal convictions. That’s a much higher number than a couple years ago when it was in the low 30s. But the remainder fit within other priorities – they were fugitives, some existing warrants, they were recent border crossers, they were repeat violators – they meet other of or priority guidelines in ICE.

Rogers: But were there any deported that were just simply here illegally?

Napolitano: There were a small number that would have been picked up, and yes.

Rogers: Yes.

Napolitano: I would, well in FY ’11, 90 percent of all those deported were in one of our categories. They were criminal aliens, recent border crossers, repeat violators, fugitives from warrants, and that remainder – 10 percent had a variety of reasons why they were deported. Some of them were deported because they were picked up in conjunction with others who were being arrested. There’s a variety of reasons, as you know.

Rogers: You say recent border crossers.

Napolitano: Excuse me please?

Rogers: What do you mean recent border crossers?

Napolitano: Those that we picked up near the border. We are actually making – we are not just turning them around and busing them back across the border. We’re actually putting them into the system. They get a record. They are actually removed from the country. That’s helpful in a number of ways, one of which is it gives us greater flexibility of how to deal with them if we find them as a repeat violator.

Rogers: There are an estimated 13, 14 million – or whatever – illegal aliens in the country. The great bulk of whom have not committed a crime. What is the policy of the administration on, ah, dealing with those illegal aliens who have not committed a crime and are not recent border crossers?

Napolitano: Or in other category priorities. Well, as you said in your opening statement, you know, one of the things we must do in DHS is prioritize the mission. And those that have committed no other crime – and we look at other factors; length of time in the United States, family relations – ties in the United States – service in the military, and the like. Those would be low priority matters.

Rogers: Well, some people say, you’ve given those people amnesty; that they no longer need worry about being here illegally. What do you say to that?

Napolitano: Well, I think the amnesty is, quite frankly, way too overused with respect to immigration. This is an area that profoundly needs to be reexamined by the Congress for a whole host of reasons. But the fact of the matter is, the numbers, as I laid out to you in FY ’11, 90 percent of those removed, did fall within mission priorities as we have stated them. Ten percent did not, but they were still removed from the country.

Obama’s Recent Speech “We Need A More Activist Government”

Obama “Free Market Doesn’t Work”

If Barrack Hussein Obama’s latest speech in Kansas didn’t define in stark contrast why he needs to be removed from office nothing will. He fundamentally just does not like America or its people, especially those who succeed without government wet nursing. His far-left radical belief in socialism so drives the way he views America he has no business leading this nation. The fact the the Soviet Union,Europe and history has proven his idealogy bankrupt is not stopping him from trying to force his lunacy down the throat of the American people. We are already $15,000,000,000 plus dollars in debt, that’s $133.988 dollars per taxpayer. After watching the country of Greece in full blown meltdown how can anybody still believe that those socialist policies work at all. His presidency has failed at every level, in almost three years he has done nothing to stabilize our economy. He just makes flowery speeches blaming everyone but himself while offering the same failed policies over and over.

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Obama “Free Market Doesn’t Work”

(CSNews.com) – In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets “speaks to our rugged individualism” as Americans, such a system “doesn’t work” and “has never worked” and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class.

“‘[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. ‘The market will take care of everything,’ they tell us,” said Obama. “If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes–especially for the wealthy–our economy will grow stronger.

“Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers,” Obama continued. “But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.

“Now, it’s a simple theory,” said Obama. “And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked.

“It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression,” said Obama. “It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ‘50s and ‘60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.

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“Remember in those years, in 2001 and 2003, Congress passed two of the most expensive tax cuts for the wealthy in history,” said Obama. “And what did it get us? The slowest job growth in half a century. Massive deficits that have made it much harder to pay for the investments that built this country and provided the basic security that helped millions of Americans reach and stay in the middle class==things like education and infrastructure, science and technology, Medicare and Social Security.

“Remember that in those same years, thanks to some of the same folks who are now running Congress, we had weak regulation, we had little oversight, and what did it get us?” said Obama. “Insurance companies that jacked up people’s premiums with impunity and denied care to patients who were sick, mortgage lenders that tricked families into buying homes they couldn’t afford, a financial sector where irresponsibility and lack of basic oversight nearly destroyed our entire economy.

“We simply cannot return to this brand of ‘you’re on your own’ economics if we’re serious about rebuilding the middle class in this country,” said Obama.

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Does Obama Really Want To Create Jobs Or Not

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Contractors Pressed To Soften Job Loss EstimatesBr>

Obama Punts On Keystone Pipeline, Costing 20,000 jobs

Obama’s NLRB Fight To Kill Jobs In S.Carolina

Over the past couple of weeks Barrack Hussein Obama seems more like the anti-job president then the job creator he claims he is. It’s sad how he seems to be more focused on crony capitalism and political payback to his fat cat campaign donors then actually putting Americans to work. Obama’s administration has worked harder at insulting and threatening the job creators in this country then in creating an atmosphere where business can flourish and investors profit.

Obama’s Green Boondoggles

His socialist agenda time after time has taken precedence over growing the economy and putting Americans to work. His wacko green agenda wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on expensive solar and wind scams instead of letting companies create job’s with private capital. The Keystone pipeline and the S.Carolina Boeing expansion are a just two recent examples of the Obama job killing machine. The pipeline alone was estimated to create 20,000 construction job’s and up to 118,000 spin-off jobs according to TransCanada. Look at the job’s lost in the Gulf after his over reaction to the BP oil spill, well over a 100,000,000 well paying job’s gone.

BP oil spill estimate of job’s lost

When the GM and Chrysler bailout scam happened the Obama administration purposely choose to screw the bond holders and side with is campaign buddies in the UAW. Why would any “One Percenter” risk there money while the Obama administration is in charge. His
administration’s regulatory policies along with Obamacare have all but halted most companies plans to expand and create job’s. Obama seems to have no idea at all how the private sector works, at the very least he sure semms to not like or understand capitalism If investors with capital cannot make a profit from there investment why would they bother. He seems to think government bureaucrats and politicians somehow know better how to create jobs. His administration’s policies suck money from the American taxpayer while doing nothing to replace it with economic growth.

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Union President Gives Congress Emails Backing Up ICE Order Not To Arrest Illegal Aliens

November 11, 2011 Leave a comment

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When millions of Americans are desperate to find work this year its sickening to see how the Obama administration is working to keep American unemployed this holiday season. While Barack Hussein Obama is flying around the country spouting off about how his number one priority is jobs he sure is doing his best to keep Americans jobless. It seems after almost three years in office there is no one in the Obama administration who has even a small clue on how economies work. The 11-20 million illegal alien criminals are literally stealing food out of the mouths of American unemployed workers. The millions of illegal aliens are driving wages down by dilluting the job market, employers have no need to compete for workers with 11-20 million extra people to choose from. They can pay extremely low wages to illegals with the benifit of not having to pay payroll taxes why would they hire an American. In past economic downturns American could get by taking service jobs, those jobs no longer pay enough to get by. The massive numbers of job seekers is great for businesses, not so great for those trying to feed there kids. Obama runs his mouth alot about jobs but his actions are the opposite, his policies consistently are targeted at keeping people dependant on government instead of free from it.


November 8, 2011
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(CNSNews.com) – Chris Crane, president of the union that represents the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, has provided the House Judiciary Committee and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) with what Crane says are internal ICE emails that back up testimony he gave in July and October that ICE headquarters had verbally ordered officers in the field not to arrest illegal aliens who did not have prior criminal convictions–even if they were fugitives evading deportation orders or were individuals who had illegally re-entered the United States after being deported and were thus committing a felony.

“Increasingly, ICE headquarters leadership refuses to put directives to supervisors, agents and officers in the field regarding law enforcement operations in writing,” Crane told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration in written testimony submitted on July 26.

“Orders and directives are given orally to prevent the activities of ICE’s leadership from becoming public,” Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118, testified. “Agents and officers in the field are frequently under orders not to arrest persons suspected of being in the United States illegally.

“At times those no-arrest orders include ICE fugitives, who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge, as well as individuals who have reentered the U.S. following deportation which is a federal felony,” Crane testified. “Agents and officers report that they are ordered not to run criminal or immigration background checks or even speak to individuals whom they reasonably suspect are in the U.S. illegally.”

“These directives prevent officers and agents from enforcing U.S. immigration laws and prevent the apprehension of fugitives, felons and other individuals who may present a threat to public safety,” said Crane. “Situations in which officers and agents are ordered not to run criminal background checks or speak to individuals create an especially high risk to public safety as agents may unknowingly walk away from individuals who pose a public threat.”

When Crane returned to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration on Oct. 12, he repeated his testimony that ICE agents had been ordered not to arrest some illegal aliens.

“Aliens who could not be arrested included but were not limited to ICE fugitives that had been ordered deported by a federal immigration judge as well as aliens who had illegally re-entered the United States after deportation, a federal felony,” Crane told the subcommittee.

John Morton Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

“ICE officers and agents also alleged that they were not permitted to arrest or even speak to confirmed or suspected illegal aliens encountered in the field during operations and were prohibited from running standard criminal record checks for wants and warrants,” said Crane, who also serves as an active-duty ICE officer.

Crane testified in October that House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) had allowed the union to “bring officers forward as witnesses” and “to turn over several internal ICE documents” backing up his previous testimony.

“I would like to thank Chairman Smith and his staff for working with the union regarding this matter after the July 25 hearing,” Crane testified. “Chairman Smith provided us with the opportunity to bring officers forward as witnesses. We were also able to turn over several internal ICE documents which appear to not only verify that these activities did in fact take place, but also named several senior level ICE managers allegedly involved in issuing the directives nationwide.”

Crane also provided these documents–a set of email communications–to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.), who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions’ staff provided CNSNews.com with copies of these emails and CNSNews.com then verified directly with Crane that the emails Sessions’ office had given CNSNews.com were the same documents Crane had provided to both Sessions and to the House Judiciary Committee. Crane confirmed that they were.

The House Judiciary Committee would not directly comment on the documents Crane had handed over. “The House Judiciary Committee will not comment on confidential documents provided to the committee for oversight purposes,” a House Judiciary staff member told CNSNews.com.

However, Judiciary Chairman Smith provided a written statement to CNSNews.com when asked to comment on the contents of the emails CNSNews.com had received from Sessions, saying they were evidence of a pattern in which the Obama administration is not enforcing the immigration law.

The emails that Crane gave to Sen. Sessions were not pristine. The names of mid-level and lower-level ICE officials have been redacted from them and some of the text has been underlined or printed in red ink. Also one email has a notation added to it to explain, among other things, that the term “Fugs” is a nickname for ICE’s fugitive operations officers.

Sen. Sessions’ office said the emails Crane gave Sen. Sessions already included these redactions and highlighting. Crane told CNSNews.com that he was in fact responsible for redacting and highlighting parts of the emails before he handed them over to Congress.

Also, the emails include a string of messages sent on May 13 in which two of the messages are marked with a time that is out of chronological sequence with others in the chain. When CNSNews.com asked Crane about the time markings on these emails, he said that that is the way they were when he received them from the ICE field officers who were his sources for the documents.

Additionally, while the names of mid- and lower-level ICE officials have been redacted from the emails, the names of two top ICE officials have not been. These are Thomas Homan and John “Kip” Crowther. Homan is ICE’s deputy executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations. Crowther is ICE’s deputy assistant director for the Fugitive Operations Division.

Despite the alterations Crane made in the emails before handing them over to Congress, Sen. Sessions’ office says it has no reason to believe they are inauthentic or fabricated.

Janet NapolitanoHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As is, the emails appear to provide an inside glimpse of nationwide ICE operations conducted in May 2011 that were part of ICE’s “Cross Check” program, which was designed to prioritize the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens who have already been convicted of crimes—as opposed to those who are fugitives from deportation orders or are only wanted for crimes and have not yet been arrested and put on trial.

Sent back and forth between mid-level and lower-level ICE officials, they describe verbal orders that top ICE officials at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. allegedly issued to the agents in the field.

The first email was sent on May 4. (OP Crosscheck Email 1.pdf)   According to an explanation of this email that Crane provided to Sen. Sessions, it is from a local ICE manager to his field officers. The subject is what Enforcement and Removal Operations Director Homan and Fugitive Operations Director Crowther told the local manager in a “teleconference” about the upcoming “Cross Check” operation.

One section of the email cites what the manager says he heard from Homan.

“Per Deputy Associate Director Homan: This is not a fugitive operation,” the local ICE manager says in the email. “This is an operation targeting criminal aliens. If the aliens you encounter are not criminal, they will not be arrested. He specifically addressed this by referencing a non-criminal fugitive. He stated point blank … ‘Am I telling you to walk away from a non-criminal fugitive or a non-criminal reinstate? YES!’”  (OP Crosscheck Email 1.pdf)

A “non-criminal reinstate” refers to an alien who has been deported and has illegally reentered the country.

In the same email, the local manager explains what he says he heard on the teleconference from Crowther, the director of Fugitive Operations.

Lamar SmithHouse Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas) (AP photo)

“Per DAD [deputy assistant director] Kip Crowther: He tightened it up even further …” said the manager’s email. “ONLY TARGETS WILL BE ARRESTED. There will be no collateral arrests of any kind with this op. He stated ‘I know this is a little different then your normal operating procedure, but you have you’re marching orders…’ This was contradicted by Homan later in the call….”

“He [Homan] added that no enforcement activities, including surveillance will take place in sensitive locations….,” wrote the manager.

“Per Homan: If we identify a non-targeted criminal alien, we should arrest them,” the manager’s email continued. “However, per him, we should be looking for Alien A, talking to Alien A, and arresting Alien A, not everybody in the house. If we can’t identify the target (poor picture, no picture, etc.) and we are talking to a couple of people to determine their identity, and we find a confirmed criminal alien, they should be arrested. But if you enter a residence, find Alien A and arrest them, why are you wasting your time talking to everybody else in the house?”

A second internal ICE email that Crane provided to Sen. Sessions is what Crane described to Sen. Sessions as a message from local ICE managers to their subordinate managers. This email, sent on May 9, described the reporting procedures that officers in the field were expected to follow during the upcoming Cross Check operations. The email repeats the point made in the earlier email that ICE headquarters did not want ICE officers in the field to arrest–or even interview–any illegal alien not known to have already been convicted of a crime.

“I’m sure it has already filtered down to everyone, but as of right now, they only want targets arrested unless you come across a collateral that is a confirmed convicted criminal alien,” said the email. “They went as far as to say, like [name redacted] wrote in his summation of the last conference call, that if you see your target, you should arrest your target and leave the scene w/o anyone else being interviewed. I’m not sure what else to say about that, but I will not be able to enter any information in the database if it relates to a non-convicted, non-criminal alien.” (OP Crosscheck Email 2(1).pdf)

A third set of documents that Crane provided to Sen. Sessions is a chain of emails that begins on May 10 with a manager giving directions to subordinates on how to enter arrests in a database. On May 13, however, this chain of emails turns into an exchange in which an officer asks whether “reinstatements” (deported illegal aliens who have re-entered the country) are “off limits” for arrest. When told that only reinstatements who have already been convicted of a crime can be arrested, the officer asks to be removed from the operations because he does not want people to commit felonies in his presence. (OP Crosscheck Email 3.pdf)

This email chains includes two messages that seems to be out of chronological sequence–unless, perhaps, they were sent from another time zone than the others in the chain, or if the clock was wrong in the computer from which it was sent.

“What about reinstatements? Are they off limits for this operation?” a subordinate emailed the superior at 6:53 a.m.

“Criminals only, so criminal reinstatements are OK,” the superior emailed back at 6:55 a.m. (OP Crosscheck Email 3.pdf)

“Criminal reentries only!!!” says the next email, which is marked as being sent at 5:56—seemingly 59 minutes earlier than the email that precedes it.

“That’s the great thing about reentries, they are all criminals,” says another email sent by a subordinate at 7:58 a.m.. “I will arrest any reentry I encounter based on the fact that a felony has been committed in my presence. If there is a problem with that they best sit me out of this operation.”

Sen. Jeff SessionsSen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

“I want to see the Fugs [Fugitive Operations officers] walk away from a restaurant with no-one, because there is no target working there,” a supervising officer then directed in an email marked as being sent at 7:23 — seemingly 35 minutes before the one that precedes it.

A subordinate then responded–in an email marked as being sent at 8:36 a.m.–by asking to be removed from the operation if he could not arrest a deported illegal alien who had re-entered the U.S. and was, therefore, committing a felony in his presence.

“I am serious about my email,” he said. “If that is going to be a problem then I respectively [sic] request to be removed from this operation. I will not walk away from a reentry, period! If the United States Attorney’s Office declines prosecution and management want to release that individual because it was somehow not an authorized immigration arrest, then that is on management, but I will not turn a blind eye to a felony committed before me. Please address these issues with management and let me know if I am to report for work on Sunday.” (OP Crosscheck Email 3.pdf)

The superior emailed back in a message marked as being sent at 8:43 a.m.: “I will speak to [name redacted] about this issue.”

Five weeks after this alleged internal ICE email exchange, ICE issued a press release that specifically said that “all” of the aliens arrested in the May “Cross Check” operation had prior criminal convictions. Even the fugitives who were arrested, the release said, were fugitives who had already been convicted of a criminal offense.

“In May, ICE officers from all 24 ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) field offices throughout the nation located and arrested more than 2,400 aliens with prior criminal convictions in all 50 states,” said the press release. “All of the criminal aliens taken into custody had prior convictions for crimes such as armed robbery, drug trafficking, child abuse, sexual crimes against minors, aggravated assault, theft, forgery and DUI. In total, 22% of the individuals ICE officers took into custody were immigration fugitives-convicted criminal aliens with outstanding orders of deportation who had failed to leave the country.”

The press release described the May “Cross Check” operation as “part of the Obama administration’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens that threaten public and national security.”

mexico borderU.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo.)

In September, ICE put out another press release about a subsequent Cross Check operation. This press release also said that “all” of those arrested in this operation were aliens with prior convictions.

“All of the 2,901 individuals taken into custody had prior criminal convictions including at least 1,282 aliens who had multiple criminal convictions,” said the Sept. 28 press release.

CNSNews.com presented the ICE press office, deputy executive associate director Homan and deputy assistant director Crowther with copies of the emails that Crane had provided to Sen. Sessions’ office.

ICE did not address their authenticity, but denied that ICE officers were told to ignore non-targeted aliens during Cross Check operations or were prohibited from interviewing and running criminal background checks on them.

“Contrary to the specific allegations that officers involved in Operation Crosscheck were instructed not to question the immigration status or criminal history of non-targets encountered throughout the course of the operation, ICE’s Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) received 1,686 calls about non-targets encountered during May 2011 Cross Check,” ICE said in a statement. “Based on those calls and subsequent record checks, ICE officers did arrest 450 non-targets who met the criteria of the operation and advanced the goal of improving public safety.”

Presumably, these 450 non-targets “met the criteria of the operation” because they had prior criminal convictions.

“Furthermore,” ICE did say in its statement, “ICE regularly conducts operations that target a variety of segments of the illegal alien population, in support of our enforcement priorities. For instance, ICE has Fugitive Operations teams that routinely conduct operations focused on immigration fugitives. Across the board, these kind of targeted operations are what helped the agency achieve record-breaking results in FY 2011 in our enforcement priority categories, which include convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, illegal re-entrants and recent border crossers.”

ICE Spokesperson Gillian Christensen reiterated that Operation Cross Check was designed to target illegal aliens who had already been convicted of crimes.

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“Like any other law enforcement agency, ICE conducts targeted operations, which focus on apprehending a group of specific, predetermined targets,” Christensen told CNSNews.com. “Consequently, during operations, officers’ attention should be focused on the targeted individuals because they posed the greatest threat to public safety. During the May 2011 Operation Crosscheck, ICE arrested 2,442 convicted criminal aliens, with prior convictions for crimes such as armed robbery, drug trafficking, child abuse, sexual crimes against minors, aggravated assault, theft, forgery and DUI. At the time, it was the largest and most successful operation of its kind in the agency’s history. Of the 2,442 individuals arrested, 534 were fugitives and 331 were illegal re-entrants.”

Although every single one of the aliens apprehended in the May Operation Crosscheck had a prior criminal conviction, not all of the aliens removed from the country by ICE in fiscal 2011 were aliens who had already been convicted of crimes.

“In FY 2011, the ICE removed 396,906 individuals–the largest number in the agency’s history,” Christensen told CNSNews.com. “Nearly 55 percent, or 216,698, of the people removed in FY 2011 were convicted criminal aliens–an 89 percent increase in the removal of criminals from FY 2008, and the largest number of criminal aliens removed in agency history.”

That means about 45 percent of the aliens removed in fiscal 2011 were not convicted criminals.

“Overall, 90 percent of ICE’s FY 2011’s removals were in line with the agency’s stated enforcement priorities,” Christensen further told CNSNews.com.

CNSNews.com asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Nov. 2 at an event in Washington D.C.: “Internal ICE emails and a June ICE press release show that under Operation Cross Check in May officers were ordered to only arrest fugitives with prior convictions rather than all aliens with outstanding warrants. Can you comment on that?”

“I’ll get back to you on that one,” DHS Press Secretary Matt Chandler, who accompanied Napolitano, responded quickly.

“We’ll get back to you. That’s not accurate,” said Napolitano.

CNSNews.com followed up on Napolitano’s statement with Chandler. ICE Spokeswoman Christensen responded to the inquiry by reiterating verbatim her initial statement citied above, which said all aliens arrested under the May 2011 Operation Cross Check had prior criminal convictions.

On its face, that does not contradict Crane’s testimony that officers were ordered to only arrest aliens with prior criminal convictions.

In a statement responding to a CNSNews.com inquiry about the emails Crane provided to Sen. Sessions, House Judiciary Chairman Smith said: “Unfortunately, these allegations are just part of the Obama administration’s broader pattern to ignore the law until they can change it to allow millions of illegal immigrants to become citizens.

“Under this administration, worksite enforcement has dropped 70 percent, making it easier for illegal immigrants to live and work in the U.S.,” said Smith. “And the Department of Homeland Security recently established a working group with the specific purpose of reviewing or revisiting orders of removal for illegal immigrants. This could open the door to allow millions of illegal immigrants to live and work in the U.S.”

ICE, Smith said, “has the responsibility to enforce all immigration laws.”

“Allegations made that ICE officials have directed agents and officers in the field not to arrest illegal immigrants undermine the agency’s credibility and mission,” Smith said.

“Twenty-three million Americans who are unemployed or can’t find full-time work wonder why this administration continues to put illegal immigrants first,” said Smith. “Citizens and legal immigrants should not be forced to compete with illegal workers for jobs. The Obama administration should put the interests of American workers ahead of illegal immigrants.”