Calif: Over 102K criminal illegal aliens in jails. Up 17%. Average arrested 7 different times.

If that wasn’t bad enough, look at the costs: “California spends $34,000 to incarcerate a criminal alien for one year; in Texas, it’s only $12,000.”

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45% of American Households Pay No Federal Income Taxes

“…American households not paying federal income taxes has also grown—to an estimated 45% in 2010…”

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In a poll, no group of Americans feel they are paying too little in taxes, even those people who pay no tax.

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Florida Gov Plans to cut 8,700 state jobs. $4.6 billion in cuts.

Florida Gov Scott Plans to cut 8,700 state jobs. $4.6 billion in cuts.

We’ll see how far he gets.

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US House passes budget with $6 trillion cuts. Still not good enough.

The US House of Representatives passed their 2012 budget. While it does well to open the doors and conversation towards a reform of entitlement spending, especially in Medicare and Medicaid, it doesn’t do enough to handle spending, debts and the deficit.

Even though there are $6 trillion in cuts, it takes place over 10 years and there are still deficits for 2012 ($1 trillion!) and more deficits way into the future, as much as $391 billion into 2021. This isn’t good enough!

Ruling class Republicans still can’t shed their Washington ways and they are risking a third party by the Tea Party and others in the popular wave building in the US. The party is likely to vanish in importance  in about 5 years.

The Editor.

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Only 45% of Americans have Jobs

“Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983 and down from a peak of 49.3% in 2000. Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record.”

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Texas Medicaid Disaster. 1 in 6 Texans on Medicaid. $24.6 billion per year.

“The federal entitlement program with the insatiable appetite that Friedholm took over in late 1992 ate a total of $6.3 billion that year. In those years the Medicaid budget grew by about $1 billion a year. By 2009, the Medicaid hunger in Texas had grown by nearly four times to $24.6 billion, gobbling up a little more than one in every four dollars in the state budget.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services projects the annual feeding frenzy to grow by about $3 billion in each of the next two years. Even if the Legislature passed a more austere budget for 2011-12, the percentage of state spending devoted to the health insurance program for the poor is expected to increase, albeit more slowly.”

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NJ has whopping 137,621 state employees. 4,496 of them make $100K and more.

NJ has whopping 137,621 state employees. 4,496 of them make $100K and more.

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