July 19, 2017

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (071917)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



  1. The details:

    No Justification for Importing More Low-skilled Labor, Study Claims


    Who demanded this?

    Speaker Paul Ryan Squeezes 15,000 Extra H-2B Workers From DHS Chief John Kelly


    Ryan has a history of enabling the importation of foreign workers through clever legislative word play.

    Speaker Ryan’s Unpersuasive Response on H-2B Visas
    By John Miano on December 23, 2015


    I believe the time has come to depose Mr. Ryan from being the House Speaker. Unless and until we punish those who betray the GOP, we can not consistently rollback the tide of Liberalism. Selfishness of the business elites enables the agenda of the Liberals. The US Chamber of Commerce has to make a choice between liberalism and the country. Pick one, they have become mutually exclusive.

    Comment by dscott — July 19, 2017 @ 8:54 am

  2. Snicker, snicker, guess who is NOT the most popular governor in America? Never Trumper John Kasich of Ohio

    NEW POLL: America’s 11 Most Popular Governors Are All Republicans



    Comment by dscott — July 19, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

  3. Rand Paul: Bring Obamacare Vote to the Floor – Then Let Republicans Go Home and Explain to Why They Voted No


    Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Moore Capito and Rob Portman say they will not vote for repeal.

    Make them squirm!!! and explain to their constituents why they lied or changed their mind from what they campaigned upon.

    Comment by dscott — July 19, 2017 @ 1:59 pm

  4. Here’s a thought about government spending. Regardless of how efficient it can be made, there is one area that has rarely been considered and should have been since the end of the Reagan era. It has been a long standing action by Congress to spread federal spending across the country such as military and NASA work. While at times this leads to inefficiency it does tend to bring back the money the federal government has confiscated in taxation from those various states.

    The GSA has recently cancelled the move of the FBI headquarters from DC to Maryland due to a lack of funding from Congress. The DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas have been overly salted with federal spending in proportion to the tax revenue collected from same. Would it not be a fairer allocation if instead the FBI headquarters were move to say … Detroit? an economically blighted area ? In this age of the internet, there is no reason to concentrate agencies physical presence in DC. It’s time to distribute the federal government.

    It certainly would cut down on traffic congestion in DC.

    Comment by dscott — July 19, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

  5. Yeah, but Kasich is holier than any of us. Just ask him.

    Comment by Tom — July 19, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

  6. Tom, you really need to get rid of the Benzinga widget. It’s headlines are nearly always pro-liberal and after checking over the site, it’s filled with one sided anti-conservative “articles”.

    Comment by zf — July 19, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

  7. Thanks, I’ve been meaning to do that and haven’t. Some remodeling will hopefully be on the way shortly.

    Comment by Tom — July 20, 2017 @ 8:08 am

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