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Inside the Beltway: Park Geun-hye shows backbone
Question of the Day
“We will make them pay.”
South Korea President Park Geun-hye, commenting on the fate of North Korea should it launch an attack of any size or scope on her nation, to CBS News.
AMNESTY, THE MOVIE
How timely. As the immigration battle reaches a dramatic crescendo in the nation’s capital, consider that the Heritage Foundation has revealed the hair-raising economic fallout should the current population of illegal immigrants be granted amnesty: Each individual would receive $592,000 more in lifetime government benefits than he or she would pay out in taxes, ultimately generating a lifetime fiscal deficit of $6.3 trillion, the new report notes.
Read the report, see the movie. The movie?
“It’s the film that could kill the immigration bill, but you can’t see it in a theater because Hollywood and the mainstream media reject films made by Dennis Michael Lynch,” declare those who support this outspoken and independent filmmaker, who is now offering “They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty” to the public. The new documentary features personal interviews with, among others, Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican; former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; and former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.
“Americans are being fed artificial facts about the impact amnesty will have on the job market and national security. Every politician who pushes for amnesty forgets the Americans who have sacrificed their lives for this country,” says Mr. Lynch. “I’ve lived this problem in real time on the border, I’ve worked with the Border Patrol, and I’ve driven state to state visiting unemployment lines, and the fact is amnesty for 11 million or more illegal immigrants will push America over the cliff.”
The DVD is available to stream live, to rent or buy; Mr. Lynch promises that if you buy one DVD for $20, he’ll send you four more, just to get the word out. Details here: TheyComeToAmerica.com.
Information to fuel part two of the gun control debate: At precisely 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics releases what’s simply billed as the “Report On Firearm Violence, 1993-2011.” Facts and figures can be found here at the appointed time: BJS.gov.
Meanwhile, National Rifle Association talk radio host and friend of Inside the Beltway Cam Edwards reports that the official attendance at the organization’s annual convention this year was a record-breaking 86,222.
THE JENNY FACTOR?
Things are excruciatingly close in South Carolina. In the special election Tuesday for U.S. representative, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch has 46 percent of voter support while Republican rival Mark Sanford has 47 percent, says a Public Policy Polling survey. Pollster President Dean Debnam observes, “It’s just a question of whether voters are more put off by Sanford or the Democrats in Washington.”
But wait. Will the former governor’s dramatic extramarital affair and very public divorce from wife Jenny Sanford two years ago sway the vote? Maybe. Consider that 54 percent of the respondents have an unfavorable impression of Mr. Sanford. In contrast, 50 percent favor Ms. Colbert Busch — while 54 percent have a favorable impression of the former Mrs. Sanford.
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