WASP means White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Hard-right House Republicans on Friday were discussing forming an America First Caucus, which one document described as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration was putting the “unique identity” of the U.S. at risk. Marjorie Taylor Greene scrapped a planned launch of controversial ‘America First’ caucus amid blowback from GOP.
Fear of people who don’t look like us is the real issue for many Americans. They don’t look like us and they aren’t part of my religion seems to be the two driving forces that are driving the hate that is tearing the United States apart.
Based on their appearance they must have a difference culture and really aren’t part of American culture seems to be the thought process of many White Americans. People with those thoughts are a shrinking population and they know it. Those people are scared that they may soon be a minority
The United StatesCensus have enumerated Whites and Blacks since 1790. By that time 19.3% of all Americans were identified as Black/Negro. Asians and Native Americans were not counted until the late 1800s. Mexicans were counted as White from 1790 to 1930.
Today, based upon the 2010 census, 72.4% of the population is White. That is a dramatic drop from 1960, 50 years ago, when the White population was 88.6% of the population.
Immigration from Latin American countries continues to be the number nations of origin. The evidence is obvious. When you telephone most businesses their answering system offers two primary languages. English or Spanish. Those WASPS want to stop the changing demographics by limiting immigration from all countries that are not basically inhabited by White people. You know. They want to welcome people from Europe.
The answer. WASPS will have to accept a new reality in the 21st century. Like it or not.
A mass shooting is four or more people that have been shot by one or more people at a particular location. The killing of eight more more people at a FedEx distribution warehouse is the latest such event. America’s gun culture assures there will be many more shootings this year.
Oh yes the stock market has boomed. Both the DOW Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have gained over 9% since January 20.
Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had projected a 5.8 percent jump in retail sales in March, but the combined effect of the American Rescue Plan’s $1,400 stimulus checks, strong job growth, and rising vaccination rates provided a more potent boost to commerce than experts had foreseen. The rebound was especially strong at restaurants and apparel retailers, which saw 13.4 percent and 18.3 percent increases in overall sales values, respectively. But the surge wasn’t limited to sectors hampered by the pandemic; furniture outlets, e-commerce shops, and other businesses that thrived throughout the COVID crisis still enjoyed an uptick in revenues last month.
What is next? President Biden this week unveiled a massive infrastructure proposal that he says would deliver a “once-in-a-generation investment” in the United States at a cost of $2 trillion will be another stimulus that will employ tens of thousands of working class and middle class workers in decent jobs.
This article appeared on the Washington Post web site this morning.
It starts by asking “Why are so many Christians in this South American country converting to Orthodox Judaism?”
The answer is “Even though none of them were born Jewish, many had been exposed to Judaism as part of their Christian faith, through the life of Jesus, who was Jewish. They came to see Judaism as the one true religion.
Here is a link to the article that includes photos.
Twins Shmuel and Yehuda Fuentas during morning prayers.
41 gun salute at the Tower of London pays tribute to the late Prince Philip
You read it correctly. Queen Elizabeth ll’s husband walked behind her and did little else all the years (more than 70) he was married to her. You would have thought Philip would have done something more than supporting charities but that was his life.
Philip, for his part, always seemed a bit mystified about what he was actually supposed to do as the husband of Elizabeth II.
“There was no precedent. If I asked somebody, ‘What do you expect me to do?,’ they all looked blank. They had no idea,” he told the BBC when he turned 90.
Somehow, he managed. When he retired from public life, he told the interviewer, it was high time. “It’s better to get out before you reach the sell-by date.”
His chief contribution in the end was simply to have been there for the queen: a man of keen rationality and wide reading who in some ways intimidated her, who was not legally answerable to anyone and who was available as a voice of reason and dissent when all around had a habit of agreeing with her.
Interestingly, taxpayers in the United Kingdom are paying more money than ever for the Royal Family. The latest Sovereign Grant accounts show that the monarchy cost £69.4 million in 2020. As the British Royal Family continue to receive worldwide media attention, tourism associated with the Royals continues to grow. Income from ticket admissions to the Royal Estate exceeded 48 million British pounds in 2018/19, in addition to over 21 million British pounds in retail sales.
Republicans who voted to grow the national debt under former president Donald Trump are trumpeting fiscal conservatism again during a Democratic presidency.
The national debt under former president Donald Trump grew from $19.9 trillion in January 2017 to a new high of $27 trillion In October 2020. That’s an increase of almost 36% in less than four years.
Today the debt is over $28 trillion.
Joe Biden’s spending plans will obviously increase the national debt to an even higher number.
The problem is that the political party that is out of power invariably voicing concerns of the growing debt.
Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times pointed out in his latest column that more than $600 billion in taxes on 2020 income will go uncollected because the IRS lacks the manpower to audit the most tax returns. Unreported income of the wealthy is the issue. “The total shortfall over the coming decade could reach $7.5 trillion — more than enough to pay for all of President Biden’s ambitious spending plans.”
“Collecting the taxes people are required to pay isn’t soaking the rich; it’s stopping the deadbeats and freeloaders from shirking a burden the rest of us are carrying.”
An annual wealth tax for all billionaires will not impact their lives or the lives of their future generations. Jeff Bezos, who is already the richest person in the world, has seen an increase in his net worth from $74 billion to $189.3 billion during 2020.
The president knows that his best opportunity to see laws passed that are on his agenda have to be completed during his first two years in office. Why? Because control of congress usually is won by the opposition party in the second two years.
The control of the House of Representatives during Trump’s second two years went to the Democrats. That very thing happened during Barack Obama presidency. In fact both houses were controlled by the GOP during the last two years of his presidency. It’s not a given since George W. Bush managed to have a GOP congress for four years but Eisenhower, who was president for two terms, saw both houses in Democratic control for six of his eight years in office. The Democratic Party has a very narrow control of both houses. Just the loss of one seat in the Senate and the GOP will again be in control. Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times reports that most prognosticators predict the GOP will gain control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 election.
Incidentally, I started writing this piece before the McManus column.
A reservoir in Florida that holds nearly 400 million gallons of wastewater from a former phosphate mine was leaking on Saturday, prompting hundreds of evacuations, the authorities said.
Seven years after his death California’s governor signed a law making Cesar Chavez’s birthday a state holiday. At the time I asked why? After all other than recognizing his efforts to unite farm workers what did he do? The answer is nothing. Famed union leaders like Walter Reuther, who led the UAW, has not been honored with a holiday nor has any other union leaders. My theory is that Black Americans have a holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and so we must give the same honor to someone who is Hispanic because those people need someone to honor. It was a bad idea when the law was passed and it is still a bad idea.
Since Cesar Chavez‘s birthday is March 31 and a regular contributorto the Los Angeles Times ,GUSTAVO ARELLANO, tried to justify the holiday but really does not make the case.