Like many in Illinois with a job and money to lose, I am waiting for the hammer to fall. The state Senate’s failing “grand bargain” is a bad omen for those of us who have lived here a long time and know what it portends. Sooner or later a tax increase is coming. It will likely be a big one.
Some incredible facts were revealed during the first 41 days of Donald Trump’s presidency that began with his arrival in Washington and ended with Tuesday’s address to Congress. What we learned didn’t come from the president. It doesn’t have anything to do with our dreams or the nation’s spirit. These incredible facts came from America’s reaction to a presidency many don’t want including those sour, pouting Democrats sitting in the audience Tuesday night.
How much abuse of a government system we rely on should we tolerate before we finally say no? We got an answer earlier this month when Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was finally deported for a crime committed years before.
If you are a Democrat money grows on taxpayer trees. When problems that impact citizens conflict with issues like immigration the hot button usually wins.
It took eight years and a few weeks. It seemed much longer. At long last we have the immigration order we want. This one isn’t another White House excuse like prosecutorial discretion. It’s not a weepy nod to children in their twenties brought here through no fault of their own or another trick to allow their parents to stay.
Republicans are the opposite of a political machine. They are not skilled at using public anger. They don’t indulge the kinds of attacks the Democratic machine inspires in liberal haters who would rather cheer America’s downfall than tolerate the slightest conservative dissent.
What’s the payoff for the leftist hate we are being subjected to now that Obama is gone?
I go to work every day. My job is important to me. Could my company get along without me? Of course. Anyone can be replaced, but it would never occur to me to boycott my employer because of my political convictions. Boycotting your job to prove your worth is a good sign that you don’t value what you do and aren’t offering much to the economy.
What could be worse than millions of demanding foreigners who ignore our laws, protest how we enforce them, and refuse to leave? How about American citizens and government officials who stand with them? Protests over ICE raids rounding up criminal illegals make a very disheartening statement about where our citizens place their loyalty.
Protests over ICE raids: crime is an exception to the law
While the outcry got louder over ICE’s immigration clean up, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told us:
Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges.
Were you surprised that Jeff Sessions didn’t show up for his confirmation hearings in a white robe and pointy hat? That’s what we were told to expect, but Sessions didn’t spew any racist invective. He didn’t prove to be the monster portrayed by the joint media-Democratic Party smear campaign based in large part on a contentious, thirty-year-old nomination for a judgeship.