Think Obama and the Democrats are going to let up on ICE raids? Think again! Check out these new guidelinesfrom the DHS that makes it even harder on Employers! Tamar Jacoby, president of Immigration Works USA, brings up an interesting point regarding this according to this e-mail:
"DHS Worksite Enforcement Guidelines Tougher on Employers"
The Department of Homeland Security released new enforcement guidelines today. As expected, they shift the department's focus away from unauthorized workers to employers.
So How Does Actual Growth In Spending From State-Generated Revenues Compare To State Economic Growth Since 1978?
State revenues from the federal government first must be deducted from both total revenues and total expenditures in order to examine what is truly happening regarding spending of state-generated revenues. The federal government furnishes only cost recoveries, with a zero bottom line effect. Additionally, the state has no control over the revenues to be given it by the federal government. Read more »
Disclaimer from the author: This piece was written just before the legislature "solved" the school finance problem via the business tax.
Texans were seduced into voting for a 1978 state constitutional amendment that falsely promised a state tax cap. Ever since then the state legislature has not come close to honoring even the loosest interpretation of that poorly crafted amendment, sometimes refusing to acknowledge its mere existence.
And these Iowans, King noted, "stand in the same square they always have: They believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and they're opposed to amnesty."
They would have you believe that anyone that believes in traditional marriage is also against allowing the 12 million workers to stay! Read more »
President Obama is proposing a wide array of tax hikes on the U.S. energy industry. If enacted, these massive tax increases would be a job-killer for Texas and a huge setback in our overall efforts to lessen our dependence on foreign energy. Read more »