There are many indications that what we have come to know as the Obama Administration may be coming apart at the seams. As more and more information is revealed about the Boston bombing, Benghazi, and the Affordable Care Act plus the reversal in the Senate on gun control, one might think that perhaps the slide off the ledge has been slowed if not stopped.
As more is revealed about the internals of the 840 page immigration bill, we are also being apprised of just how incredibly misguided this legislation is. “Public Charge” requirements—that immigrants must not come here unless they can support themselves—is waived in the proposed legislation. This factor alone is enough to defeat the bill. If the current numbers hold, 7-8 million of the illegal immigrants currently in the country will move almost immediately onto the welfare rolls. This means an additional $200 billion a year just to support the newly registered residents. Already, illegal immigration is costing state and local governments some $100 billion a year in public health, safety and education costs. Increasing access to all the means-tested programs will nearly triple that cost. Every man, woman and child in the country will have to come up with an additional $1000 each year to support those rewarded for breaking the law. How many families will miss out on vacations, tuition, dental work, etc., just to pay for someone who broke the law? Sooner or later, these costs begin to take a toll on people and when people can’t take care of their own families, they don’t really want to take care of those who have gained advantage by breaking the law.
Lost in all of this may be the fact that some in the media might be getting a whiff of all the rotting carcasses of failed programs and massive deceptions perpetrated by this administration. Time and again, we find out that federal agencies fumbled the ball in Boston and that keeping the secrets of Benghazi is getting harder and harder. Sooner or later, we will know what happened that day and who ought to be accountable for the deaths of four brave Americans. Like Oz behind the current, we are learning that this president and his minions are really charlatans without moral centers. Shameful.
Sam is currently the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. He came to Morningside from the Homeland Security Institute where he remains a Fellow, concentrating his research efforts in national preparedness. He also serves on the faculty of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama. His research interests are federalism, intergovernmental relations and intergovernmental management. He has regional expertise in Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. He has managerial and executive experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
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