Hello Depression

Obamacare gives U.S. Firms $3000 incentive to hire illegals over native born workers.

https://checkpointlearning.thomsonreuters.com/NewsAndUpdates/YearEndCPE?cm_mmc=Eloqua-_-Email-_-LM_ECYE044C-_-0000&utm_campaign=ECYE044C&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

This will obviously be bad news to working Americans. Watch people lose jobs to illegals and wages plummet. Can this be what Democrats, Republicans and the big employers want? (Chamber of Commerce, Zuckerberg)? Apparently so. I’m hearing no uproar. None at all. they’re playing Russian Roulette with voters. They’re liable to get one in the brain.

Everybody, let’s sing.

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, have a cash flow business on the side.

It lost a little something in the translation, but that is the best advice I can give you. You can open a network marketing business for under a thousand dollars. Great way to learn how to do business. Also has a high upside. But, for your own good, get something going on the side, even if you’re cutting hair in the alley.

Just saying. Then you’re your own boss in control of your own destiny.

And that’s just good news.

 

Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy.

Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver’s licenses to people who are in the United States illegally.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20141116/us-immigration-oregon-3fe495c4ab.html

Taken from Drudge

Politics & Hollywood

Catching up on my reading when I stumbled across this doozy on Blog Maverick for 3/19.

” In Hollywood every one will talk and listen to you about your project.  But while they are standing there, right in front of you, they are not looking at you. They are looking past you to the next project where they can raise/sell more.  Where they can be a bigger star. There is always a bigger fish. Who ever is standing in front of them is hopefully just the bait. “

In my ’tilting at windmills’ era, I was a pretty big player in politics. I even ran for Congress on a tax reform ticket but lost. Campaigning was great. When I walked into a room, everyone would stop what they were doing to cheer and clap. That kind of stuff can get in your blood. Unfortunately it can also go to your head.

When I was running for Congress, I flipped over a few too many rocks to see what lived underneath them. The comment bolded above was something I heard more often than not. I particularly remember this particular statement about a governor candidate. “While I was shaking his hand and trying to carry on a conversation, he was looking over my shoulder to see if there was anyone more important behind me.”

I can see that. Politics and Hollywood have more than that in common.

Feds Kill Merger Dead

AbbVie-Shire merger is officially dead.

Big inversion deal killed by a letter from the treasury department. The issue here is, how smart is it to get in a fight with someone who buys lawyers the way cops by doughnuts? Or some other more appropriate simile. (This was a difficult simile because I couldn’t think of anything as prevalent as government lawyers.) The answer is not very. The point is that even if you’re in the right and have a solid case, it doesn’t cost the fed real money to fight it out in court, but it costs you out the nose big time.  You’ll be bankrupt before the fed gives up. Hope you never get in the position where you have to choose between what’s right and survival.

http://www.businessinsider.com/abbvie-shire-scrap-merger-plans-2014-10