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Back to the immigration debate. So, I figured I'd update this information.

Mexico is the 11th largest economy on earth (GDP PPP). It is growing at 5.1%, which is nearly double that of the US.  Their unemployment rate is down to 4.9%. And here is the icing on the cake: all money sent to Mexico from workers in the US accounts for only 0.2% of their economy. And there are now more people moving to Mexico from the US than to it as it has been for almost as long since my last post on this subject.
 
Since the immigration debate has some how resurfaced, I would like to remind everyone that Mexico is the 12th largest economy on earth, with a real gdp growth 250% larger than in the US, an unemployment rate of only 5.1%, and that the net immigration between the US and Mexico is still 0% change.
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Why does everyone keep telling libertarians to move to Somalia.

Somalia is a collapsed socialist state.

They had government healthcare, mandatory public schooling, labor rights, and government owned industrial centers. They were a model much like what the left is asking for today.

So why would so many people recommend it as an example of libertarianism when they have never practiced libertarianism.

A more accurate example of libertarianism would be Hong Kong or Australia.




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Speaking again, strictly to the point which this meme inaccurately claims...
(So as to avoid being influenced by politically motivated propaganda.)
..."Administrative overhead" of Federally Sponsored Healthcare, has never been a burden!
...In fact it is often argued that if Medicare and Medicaid spent more than a mere 3% on administrative aspects, they could actually help overcome the 80 billion in fraud which is committed against them.

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This is old, but I feel it just became relevant again. So I'm posting it again.
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Turns out Jeb Bush pays taxes in full.

That has me thinking. Has any other presidential candidates done the same? How about in prior elections? Is this so rare that a presidential candidate spent the last decade paying taxes in full?

#incometax #election2016
Jeb Bush released 33 years’ worth of tax returns, a record for a U.S. presidential candidate, and said his total net worth is between $19 million and $22 million.
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"Justice long delayed is justice refused."

Calvin Coolidge, December 3, 1924, State of the Union
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I kind of like that I was 58% Libertarian and 30% or less for everything else.

I like that not a single candidate got more than a 55% match from me.

I really like that I got electoral issues to say "You do not side with any candidates on electoral issues".

But my hands down favorite thing is that no two democratic candidates were side by side in my ranking. How Republican vs Democrat am I? The answer is "nope".
This short test can tell exactly where you align.
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The money from the law suits went to reserve accounts. The consumers didn't get any of it.

This idea that somehow a small adjustment in the reserves rate and suing a dozen European banks saved our economy is fantasy.

Most of the jobs that are "being created" aren't in sectors that the government has even touched.

Obama gave us back an auto industry in Detroit. He did that. The jobs with government contractors over seas, he did that. The uptick in residential construction, he did that.

He did help, but the other 90% of the jobs were unrelated to anything government did.

If we ever want to make any real, long term, measurable progress on the economy, we first need to except the fact that it has very little to do with law and a lot to do with accounting.
 
"Thanks to Wall Street Reform, there’s finally an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with one mission: to protect American consumers. Already, they’ve gone after predatory or unscrupulous mortgage brokers, student lenders, credit card companies, and they’ve won—putting nearly $11 billion back in the pockets of more than 26 million consumers who’ve been cheated." —President Obama on the 5th anniversary of Wall Street Reform: http://go.wh.gov/Tf7L8g
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Afghanistan appoints first female member of their supreme court.
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"Power is anything which renders somebody capable of doing something. Power is capacity, potential, ability, or wherewithal."

Hannah Pitkin

I'm glad to see that feminism is in high tide again, but sad to think that it may ebb again in the future.

Maybe the biggest debate in feminism today should be how to maintain the pressure. I feel like feminism lobbying should be as constant and consistent as the NRA.

#feminism #power #equalityforall #equality #mutuality  
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Oh snap. I could be in the top one percent with in the decade. Double oh snap. You probably will be too.

How much does it take to be in the top 1%?






$800,000 in assets...

so...

a house worth $350k, two Toyota Prius', and a government pension.

Damn you 6th grade English teachers! Damn you for your corporate greed! We must raise their taxes! Tax the filthy money pigs working for the electrician's union!
As Oxfam predicts that the richest 1% of the world's population will soon have more wealth than the rest, the BBC looks at who exactly is the top 1%.
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This guy has been walking miles to work for a decade. He even has a perfect attendance record. Meanwhile other folks are calling in because there was snow in the next town over.

This guy should be the patron saint of taking care of business.
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