Daily Archives: December 5, 2011
Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. $113 Billion a Year
The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year — an average of $1,117 for every “native-headed” household in America — according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
The study, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com, “is the first and most detailed look at the costs of illegal immigration ever done,” says Bob Dane, director of communications at FAIR, a conservative organization that seeks to end almost all immigration to the U.S.
Stop Gun Control
Video: Govt Says Hunters, Extreme Couponers are Potential Terrorists
How much does the government fear its own citizens? So much so that guidelines for spotting potential terrorists include anyone who has more than seven days of food in his home, anyone who is missing fingers, and anyone who posses multiple firearms or weather-proof ammunition. These criteria are so broad they put every hunter, sportsman, and extreme couponer in the United States on par with Osama bin Laden.
The Department of Homeland Security made waves in 2009, when its report on “Rightwing Extremism” assessed, “lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States.” These terrorists would not be fundamentalist Muslims (perish the thought!) but “groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, revealed the government’s newest definition of potential terrorist activity on the Senate floor:
Our Resident in Chief
Gasoline: The new big U.S. export
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The United States is awash in gasoline. So much so, in fact, that the country is exporting a record amount of it.
The country exported 430,000 more barrels of gasoline a day than it imported in September, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That is about twice the amount at the start of the year, and experts and industry insiders say the trend is here to stay
The United States began exporting gas in late 2008. For decades prior, starting in 1960, the country used all the gas it produced here plus had to import gas from places in Europe.
But demand for gas has dropped nearly 10% in recent years. It went from a peak of 9.6 million barrels a day in 2007 to 8.8 million barrels today, according to the EIA.