Archive for May, 2010

Criminal Aliens in N.Y. May Be Pardoned by Gov. Paterson

May 28, 2010

In a move to shield criminally convicted immigrants from deportation, the governor of New York has created a special pardon panel to forgive individuals of state crimes that under federal law require expulsion from the U.S., according to a report from the public-interest group Judicial Watch.
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Fiscal crises threaten Europe’s generous benefits

May 23, 2010

“The current welfare state is unaffordable,” said Uri Dadush, director of the Carnegie Endowment’s International Economics Program. “The crisis has made the day of reckoning closer by several years in virtually all the industrial countries.”
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Padded Pensions Add to New York Fiscal Woes

May 22, 2010

In Yonkers, more than 100 retired police officers and firefighters are collecting pensions greater than their pay when they were working. One of the youngest, Hugo Tassone, retired at 44 with a base pay of about $74,000 a year. His pension is now $101,333 a year.
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Greece: A Preview of Things to Come Here…

May 11, 2010

Our government’s balance sheet looks worse than that of Greece. It’s obvious that like the Greek state, the American federal government will not be able to make good on its obligations. And that day is coming soon.
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European Socialism is Bleeding like Stuck PIGS

May 3, 2010

Over that past several months we have been watching the slow death of European Socialism due to the hemorrhage of red ink which massively inefficient social programs have caused. The countries that are bleeding the most red ink are Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain or the P.I.G.S. of Europe as they are known in financial circles.
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All elections – even school board races – have consequences

May 3, 2010

Our system of public education is an unmitigated disaster. Who is to blame? The teachers and their unions are the most easily identifiable villains as hardly a day goes by without a new story of incompetence, misconduct, corruption and socialist indoctrination of the children. School administrators are less visible, but equally culpable for their role in the dumbing down of America’s youth. The least likely to be held accountable for the destruction of education in our nation are the school boards.
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What If Arizona Were Quebec?

May 3, 2010

Suppose for a moment that 15 million Americans — the population of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut combined — sneaked across the border into Quebec.
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