proposes to increase the cap for H-1B visas to 115,000 from the current cap of 65,000. It would also create a “market-based H-1B escalator” that would allow for additional visas to be made available to foreign workers if the cap is hit early during a particular year—though it can only hit a ceiling of 300,000 visas. The escalator would adjust up or down, depending on the demands of the market.
I have a better solution: remove the cap altogether, but require the company that hires a foreign worker to pay all the tuition for one US student in the same specialty. Problem solved within 5 years! Instead,
the bill proposes to increase the fees that employers would have to pay to petition for H-1B visas and employment-based green cards. The additional money from these fees will go towards a grant program dedicated to promoting education in the so-called STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math
i.e. wasted on some bureaucratic boondoggles, lost in the labyrinths of the federal government, while US students are squished under the weight of student loans.
“The result of overcriminalization is that prosecutors no longer need to wait for obvious signs of a crime. Instead of finding Professor Plum dead in the conservatory and launching an investigation, authorities can instead start an investigation of Colonel Mustard as soon as someone has suggested he is a shady character. And since . . . everyone is a criminal if prosecutors look hard enough, they’re guaranteed to find something eventually.”
Very succinct, absolutely correct, and devastating. To summarize it even further, Obama
a) adopted NRA’s position he ridiculed only days ago and
b) told everyone, including himself, to do their jobs.
What a useless gasbag!
This chart is making rounds lately:
See the blue line over the red line during 1999-2001? That’s Clinton’s surplus. The red line is spending that is going up steady until about 2007, and the blue line decline during 2000-2003 is a dot.com bust, and following recession. See how blue line is catching up with the red line in 2004-2007? It’s recovery, and Bush’s tax cuts. Notice how despite the wars it was about to turn into surplus again? What happened in 2007, besides Democrats winning majority in congress? Whatever it is, the red line of spending shoots up, the blue line of income shoots down, and it becomes only worse in 2008, when the big recession hits.
2009 until present day, a.k.a. Obamanomics? We’re screwed.
The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.
Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan in a letter delivered Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law.
Or ever. When did Obama propose a budget that wasn’t unanimously voted down by the members of his own party? One may wonder who the hell would vote for these people, but then one may recall who they were running against.
The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009.
Of course. They have already built something much, much deadlier:
From Frank Fleming:
What we can do is pass a law banning a bunch of made-up things that sound scary, and many gun control proponents already have great ideas along this line. For instance, I read a column in which Howard Kurtz mentioned a ban on high-magazine clips. And I’ve heard the press before mention armor-piercing hollow points and plastic guns. And as long as the NRA and Wayne LaPierre go apoplectic about it (“This ban on sorcerer-enchanted guns is just a slippery slope toward eliminating all witch-hexed weaponry!”), gun control proponents won’t know the difference between this and actual gun control. And this will help protect our most vulnerable people out there: politicians. Because long after the gun control advocates move on to other things, like who they want to tax next, gun owners will still be annoyed by any actual gun control legislation. One of the greatest fears politicians have is seeing an angry guy with lots of guns charging down the street, because they know he’s probably on his way to commit an act of voting.
Of course, with this idea, absolutely nothing will be done to keep criminals and madmen from obtaining guns, but that’s the effect of every other gun control law.
In other words, anti-gun freaks are dumb, might as well use it against them.
Dress them all in clown suits! Inspired by Nobel Prize Laureate in Economy,
What would be the value of having all
14.52.1 million federal government employees – starting at the top with the President – made to wear clown suits every day for, say, the next four years? Would it be worth as much as a trillion dollar coin? More? I propose we find out.
Piers Morgan, and other anti-gun advocates, cannot coherently answer this:
SHAPIRO: This is what I wanted to ask you, Piers, because I have seen you talk about assault weapons a lot, and I have seen Mark Kelly talk about assault weapons. The vast majority of murders in this country that are committed with guns are committed with handguns, they are not committed assault weapons. Are you willing to ban handguns in this country, across this country?
MORGAN: No, that’s not what I’m asking for.
SHAPIRO: Why not? Don’t you care about the kids who are being killed in Chicago as much as the kids in Sandy Hook?
More good stuff at the source. Maybe Piers Morgan needs some education on gun issues? Here’s a helpful guide: