Obama Claims Dictatorial Powers

In response to a suggestion that he should end deportations of illegal aliens by simply issuing an executive order, President Obama stated: “[I]f in fact I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we are also a nation of laws. That’s part of our tradition.” – The Wall Street Journal 11/25/13

Fact Check: When President made this statement, a great many people aware of his past actions on immigration were not impressed. In 2011, when asked if …

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Unemployment Isn’t Getting Better

The unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December – the first time it been below 7 percent in five years. — CNN Money 1/10/14

Fact Check: Some will probably take this message to mean that employment opportunities for Americans are really improving. And no doubt some politicians will encourage this notion.

Those who accept this message should consider the rest of the CNN Money headline: “But the Drop was for all the wrong reasons.” The jobless rate did not go down because of a surge of …

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Billionaire Case Pleads for Cheap Labor

Article Headline: Billionaire Steve Case Says Immigrants Will Offset Middle Class Job Losses –The Daily Caller, Neil Munro 12/5/13.

Fact Check: This article describes a speech by Steve Case before the business-supported BipartisanPolicyCenter in Washington in which he expressed concern about the job losses suffered by middle class Americans. Chase is the founder of the first successful Internet firm, America Online.

Given that concern, one would think that Case would have opposed the immigration bill passed in the Senate which would bring in large numbers of foreign …

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King Warns about Boehner’s Intentions

“And frankly, I’ll make clear we have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate [immigration] bill. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), National Review Online, The Corner, 11/13/13

Fact Check: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is not reassured by Boehner’s statement, one apparently made to reassure him and other opponents of the Senate’s amnesty/mass immigration bill. Said the Iowa congressman, “Any kind of bill that comes out of the House of Representatives turns into a conferanceable vehicle, and [such a vehicle] could come back …

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Labor Leader Expresses Bogus Concern for Workers

For the first time since the Great Depression, the U.S. Census Bureau tells us, middle-class family incomes have lost ground for more than a decade. Something else has happened, too. The bottom has fallen out of America’s wage floor. And the erosion of the minimum wage has lowered pay and working standards for all of us. – Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, CNN 12/2/13

Fact Check: Trumka goes on to maintain that the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is not a living wage, …

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