By Jonathan1352 of VA, Friday, May 6, 2011, 12:03 PM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hosted a hearing Wednesday morning titled “Securing the Border: Progress at the Federal Level” with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano as the witness. While much of the focus was on visa overstays and the definition of "operational control" of the border, Sen. John McCain stole the show with his line of questioning about spotters.
Donald Barlett and James Steele, authors of the best-selling "America: What Went Wrong," are revisiting their economic series with a fresh look at policies that contributed to the current economic crisis. Their "Offshoring" entry - which should be required reading for every 2012 presidential hopeful - examines programming jobs. Once thought as the key to our economic future, IT jobs have been declining for two decades even as the tech industry has demanded more visas for foreign workers.
Some of our best friends have suggested to me that my blog and email on Ron Paul's immigration statements in his new book seemed a little too aggressive and that maybe I hadn't allowed Dr. Paul a chance to improve on his statements before downgrading his Presidential Hopefuls' immigration grade to an "F." I am sorry that I conveyed the impression to some that I was out to punish him or that I would not be happy to have him "clarify" and "revise" the stances he takes in his book. So, here we go . . .
The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book.
Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008.