Could we see an end to the constant economic showdown that exists between Kansas and Missouri?
One Missouri Rep. sees an end to the strife, at least if he has anything to do with it.
Rep. T. J. Berry, a Kearney Republican, is sponsoring legislation that would prohibit the state from issuing certain economic development tax credits to attract jobs from Kansas to Missouri.
To go into effect, however, Kansas would have to pass similar legislation within two years, and at least a couple Sunflower State lawmakers are willing to consider it. But if Kansas doesn't, Missouri would commit to spending $1.50 on economic incentives for the Kansas City area for every $1 that Kansas spends.
"If we're not going to end it, we need to win." Berry said. "But I would much prefer not to go to war."
It's a pretty ingenius plan, truth be told.
Full speed ahead.
Read more here: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/economic-border-war-spurs-missouri-lawmakers-to-action/#storylink=cpy
Has Claire McCaskill just signed her Senate career’s death warrant?
Quite possibly, as she is introducing a bill in the Senate that would grant Barack Obama the much maligned but nonetheless sought after power of line-item veto.
Can’t you just see the commercials about the Obama/McCaskill BFF relationship and her willingness to do anything to give him more power?
The crafty thing here is the façade McCaskill and the Democrats are shrouding this bill behind:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced a bill on Thursday to give President Obama line-item veto power — a change she says could help reduce the budget deficit and save taxpayers millions in wasteful spending.
Yeah, she’s actually claiming that this power-grab is in the name of her crusade against earmarks.
In fact, she’s actually named the damn thing “The Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act”.
This bill, had it been introduced during the Bush years (that I secretly long for), would have had the Left so crazy over the centralization of executive branch powers that there might have been actual riots over it. Maybe not widespread riots, but probably in Oakland. (Although would anyone notice?)
Thankfully Obama won’t be able to touch the actual budget, though.
Not because the bill won’t grant him that power, mind you, but because our legislative branch is too busy coming up with meaningless crap (not unlike this) than to do their actual jobs and pass an actual budget… you know, that one thing they’re constitutionally required to do.
First it was in St. Joseph, now on the opposite side of the state there’s another scandal involving criminal aliens obtaining drivers illegal identifications.
An employee of a privately run Missouri drivers license office in St. Louis County is among four people charged with helping undocumented aliens improperly obtain licenses or state identifications, officials said Tuesday.
An indictment unsealed in federal court Friday in St. Louis does not specify how the worker, Yvette Roberson, 59, of St. Louis County, or others benefited. She was arrested Monday.
The others indicted are Ricardo Ortiz, 31, of Montgomery City; Jorge Fabian Pequeda Perez, 35, of St. Peters; and Elizabeth Cervantes, 27, of St. Peters. Ortiz is also known as Jose Ramos Jr.
Ortiz and Roberson are charged with conspiracy and production of false identifications; Perez with conspiracy and illegal possession of 15 or more access devices; and Cervantes with possession of false identification documents.
This is a serious problem that we continue to ignore.
Estimates put losses for Missouri alone in the billions of dollars per year to illegal aliens.
Extrapolate that out to fifty states, many far worse off than we are, plus losses to the federal government, and you start to see just how much money our country is losing in a given year simply because we stand around and choose to do nothing.
Then there’s the real, individual loss that comes from these cases, such as the helpless American citizens whose identities are stolen by thugs like these in order to facilitate the illegal trade of identities to these criminal aliens, or the victims of car accidents and murders at the hands of people the law should’ve kept out to begin with.
These are the kinds of things that have to be considered, and there are many more of them.
But so long as we stand aside and let the far left run roughshod over the laws meant to protect Americans from the very same illegals they are bending over backward to protect there will always be operations like the ones in St. Joseph and St. Louis catering to the that underbelly of society we have allowed to thrive.
Additionally, how can the liberals continue to vehemently argue against requiring photo IDs to vote by claiming regular citizens will have too difficult a time attaining that ID when we can all plainly see that even illegal aliens can acquire fake IDs with relative ease?
When any news outlet writes an article about the ‘Occupy’ movement these days it’s usually to point out that they’re still around. There’s not really much news otherwise.
Maybe it’s because of a slow news day, maybe they’re meeting a quota, or maybe the writer has a soft spot for stinky hippies.
Either way, when you come across one of these articles you have to read between the lines.
In the spirit of truth, justice, and the American way we’ve provided an example, from Fox 4 yesterday:
Members of occupy KC were given a platform [though not a real one] to voice their concerns [bitch and moan] about the inequalities in our society [their hatred of The Man]. For the past 130 days [although it seems like longer] members of the Occupy KC movement [nomadic hippies] have been camping out [living in filth] in tents [a homeless camp] near Liberty Memorial.
Their goal is to call attention to [scream into speakerphones about] economic inequalities [communism], high unemployment [why big government will solve problems] and what they call corporate influence on government [their issues with their parents]. The tents represent the frustration [homes] people feel about the great disparity [homes] between the wealthy and the working poor [homes] according to Mike Chase [the tents represent homes!]. […]
If you would like to get involved [become a social pariah] members of the movement [the douchebags living in the park] encourage you to join them during their meeting [smoke out] Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 6 pm [and 4:20 am & pm]. For more information about the movement you can go to occupykc.net. [We swear we aren’t promoting this. We don’t have a liberal agenda! Seriously!!]
And that’s why you have to read between the lines.