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|Remember when immigration was 'fixed' in the 80's, you know, the last time the wizards of DC bought votes by passing out amnesty to millions.|
Obviously they didn't fix the boarder, because ten times as many illegals are here now than before it was 'fixed'.
But never fear, Rubio has a plan to legalize them, collect a fine this time, and use that to build the fence that should have been built in the 80s.
I have a better plan, one that might actually work.
If a legal citizen got caught on public property after hours, the judge would call that trespassing and can fine them hundreds or thousands of dollars, community service, or any number of other punishments. But if you are caught trespassing from another country, no fines, just catch and release.
In the mix is the fix.
First time you're caught, $200 fine or you stay in jail.
Second time you're caught, it goes up to $500, $1,000, $5,000, then $10,000 and more, but we still don't deport (so long as they can keep paying the fines :)
All that's needed from the politicians is to pass a law allowing local law enforcement to make arrests and charge illegals with the local crime of trespassing (which it is). The federal fence building project would get 1/2 the fine money, while the state coffers would get the rest. This would encourage local law enforcement by giving them a financial benefit from enforcement, much the way speed traps fund entire police departments by writing tickets almost exclusively to out-of-state drivers.
This puts pressure on the illegal communities to leave (or start the process of becoming legal) by taking the financial benefits of staying out of the equation, while also adding a financial incentive to local communities to enforce it.
It's self funding, self deporting, and just the kind of encouragement some who want to be citizens might need to start jumping through the hoops needed to stay.
|What a good idea, wish I had thought of including it in a few of my books :) What a perfect way to create livestock feed without cutting into feed for people. If only they could find an 'insect' that loved to be kept cramped and in the dark, could be piled ontop of eachother, ate exclusively farm waste (or wood), and produced rich fertilizer and methanol too.|
if only :)
|I was so excited in December when it was clear that, after years of struggling since 2007, I was finally going to break out of the IRS definition of 'hobby' and into the realm of legitimacy that the tax code offers 'real' authors. . . |
That's right, this year I go from an EZ to a 1040 long and get to attach a Schedule C, Schedule SE, form 6251, and form 1116. All because I earned $235 more than is allowed under 'Hobby'!
OMG, this shit isn't even written in English! It seems intentionally confusing and is a shining example of why big government IS THE PROBLEM, not the answer.
After a bottle of aspirin (and two of wine) I have decided that I'm not going to put myself through this nightmare again, if I can help it, especially not for just a few hundred dollars. This much teeth pulling and brain strain might have been worth it if I was making thousands (I'm not and probably never will), but certainly isn't justified for this paltry amount.
That said, there are only two solutions to this problem. Either I have to radically increase my deductible expenses, ie buy printers, new laptop, etc, or I have to move most of my books to the free side.
So starting today, I'm making the first three books in the series free, Art, Patent, and Hell. Hopefully that will get me get back down to Hobby again so I don't get punished next April with another avalanche of confounding forms.
When I first heard about the giant, 2lb
African snails, I thought hmmm, I wonder
how good they are you eat.
I mean I can't think of a creature that
would be easier or better to farm. I
mean, how hard is it to keep up with
snails? We farm rabbits.
|I always loved the lowly emu, and it found its way into two of my books. But I never thought emu oil would be worth $10 an OUNCE :)|