More Unintended Consequences From Open Borders

November 21, 2011

Google is probably happy, but Oracle’s Larry Ellison may not be. Here’s the deal. Civil cases are being knocked off the docket in federal courts as a result of a glut of criminal cases particularly related to drugs and immigration according to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal. Public defender cases are also getting short shrift, so it’s not just the big corporations being slighted, it’s everyone.

Ellison is suing Google claiming intellectual property infringement over patents held by Oracle Corp. that Oracle claims are being used in Google’s Android smartphone and it’s been dragging on for 2 years!

Additionally, government over-reach has expanded the federal rule book with heaps of new criminal statutes and regulations contributing to a 70% jump in the number of pending federal criminal cases in the last ten years with civil cases are getting squeezed the most.

Not surprisingly the districts with the most backlog are:

  • The 9th District which includes both our Northern and Southern borders (15,159 cases)
  • The 5th District which  includes Texas and our Southern border (13,012 cases)
  • The 4th District which includes Washington D.C. (12,265 cases)
  • The 2nd District which includes New York (7,764 cases)
  • The 11th District which includes Florida (6,394 cases)

The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed to defendants in criminal proceedings by the US Constitution (6th Amendment), and if the federal government would close and secure our borders it would be a lot better for criminal and civil defendants, not to mention the rest of us!

Aloha, Mikie

Trimming That Deficit

July 29, 2009

In todays’ Wall Street Journal –  earth shaking new ways to save money brought to you by the Federal Government.

  • The Dept of Justice will do it’s part after discovering there are 2 sides to paper by doing double-sided copying and printing!
  • The Forest Service will no longer repaint it’s new white vehicles green immediately upon purchase.
  • The Army will start packing more soldiers onto R&R flights.
  • The Navy will delete unused email accounts.
  • A division of the Treasury identified unused phone lines costing $320,000 which can be canceled.

All this only 3 months after Cabinet Secretaries were ordered by Obama to trim the federal deficit by $100M. They are to be congratulated for actually coming up with $102M, but that only scratches the surface of the projected $2 TRILLION deficit. In fact it represents a mere .006% of the total.

Low level employes of the Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve's counterparts in Japan

My guess is if more of the Feds didn’t have such easy access to OPM (other people’s money), these are things that would have never happened in the first place. The only way to really curtail spending and the blatant largess by the government is to slow down the flow of our money to the Federal Government.

Aloha, “Mikie”

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