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Brenda Blagg: Deferred no more

I believe there needs to be a way for the children who came here illegally to become legal if they are productive members of American society. However, at the same time, I believe we have to do something to stop perpetuating the problem of illegally entering America by offering the children amnesty once they get here. I would love to know what those workers (children of illegal immigrants) who have been here over 20 years would suggest to do about the problem of illegal immigration. They have been here for over 20 years and should have some great ideas on how to help the current problem. We have a legal process to come to America, and I don't believe it is right to give the adults a great reason to risk their lives and the lives of their children by allowing DACA to continue unabated. Would we want to make the rule of speeding that if you get caught speeding with children in the back seat then you won't get a ticket as long as your children are not causing problems? Right now there is a huge benefit for coming to America illegally with children and getting away with it until they are old enough to work. Would a wall help that problem and then we focus on giving hard working illegal iimmigrants a path to citizenship if they have been here a certain length of time with no arrests? I don't know, but Congress needs to do something. What do you think?

September 6, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Ultimately heartless

I believe there needs to be a way for the children who came here illegally to become legal if they are productive members of American society. However, at the same time, I believe we have to do something to stop perpetuating the problem of illegally entering America by offering the children amnesty once they get here. I would love to know what those workers (children of illegal immigrants) who have been here over 20 years would suggest to do about the problem of illegal immigration. They have been here for over 20 years and should have some great ideas on how to help the current problem. We have a legal process to come to America, and I don't believe it is right to give the adults a great reason to risk their lives and the lives of their children by allowing DACA to continue unabated. Would we want to make the rule of speeding that if you get caught speeding with children in the back seat then you won't get a ticket as long as your children are not causing problems? Right now there is a huge benefit for coming to America illegally with children and gettingvaway with it until they are old enough to work. Would a wall help that problem and then we focus on giving hard working illegal iimmigrants a path to citizenship if they have been here a certain length of time with no arrests? I don't know, but Congress needs to do something. What do you think?

September 6, 2017 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump decision dismays Northwest Arkansas immigrants and advocates

I believe there needs to be a way for the children who came here illegally to become legal if they are productive members of American society. However, at the same time, I believe we have to do something to stop perpetuating the problem of illegally entering America by offering the children amnesty once they get here. I would love to know the what those mentioned in this article or those like them would suggest to do about the problem of illegal immigration. They have been here for over 20 years and should have done great ideas how to help the current problem. We have a legal process to come to America, and I don't believe it is right to give the adults a great reason to risk their lives and the lives of their children by allowing DACA to continue unabated.

September 6, 2017 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fayetteville superintendent lays out plan for raises

Good for Fayetteville.

July 21, 2017 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fear grows for undocumented

I don't think this wonderful young lady has anything to worry about. From what I understand right now is Trump is focusing on making sure prisoners who are undocumented get sent back to the country they came from and focusing on closing our borders so that people can't continue to come in without documentation. I lock the door on my house to keep people from coming in without my permission. Some may be friends and some may be thiefs. It's the same way with our country. I don't believe Trump will deport people who came here as kids and our now working and making a good life in America.

January 27, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

An abiding sadness

Thank you for the food for thought.

November 20, 2013 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

PUBLIC VIEWPOINT: Religious Right Harmful To America

I have read all the comments on here and it is neat to see the discussion back and forth. However, since it has taken a turn to taxes. How do you feel about the Fair Tax Act? In case you don't know, here is my understanding of it:
1. Abolishes all federal income taxes and replaces it with a 30% sales tax at the register on new goods only. Businesses and contractors which sell new products would not have to pay the 30% when they buy their products to create with, the end buyer pays the 30% sales tax.
2. There is a monthly pre-bate for all citizens and would be a simple one page form every year to fill out at the DMV with number of people in your family with social security numbers. For a family of four it would be around $525 per month given from the government for citizens to pay for necessities. It is based on basic necessities such as food, clothing, etc, for a family of four costs $1,750 per month so with the prebate, there really is not taxes being paid on necessities by citizens. Illegal aliens, anyone who is not a citizen would not be eligible for the prebate but would still pay the 30%.
3. Typical politicians don't like it because they would not be able to use a "tax break" to control the American people. "Do this or don't do this and we will give you a tax break."
4. Many leading economists say that because people would not have to pay income tax, then the prices of goods and services will immediately go down by around 20% because they can make the same money by just selling the product cheaper where before the Fair Tax, they would have to then pay taxes on what they made from the sell.
5. People making money from drugs and other illegal sales would still be paying the 30% tax on new cars and other new stuff they buy with their illegal gotten gain.
6. Since things can be made cheaper in America, then items can be exported cheaper making us more competitive on the world market as well as anything being imported will have the 30% sales tax on it. So, it could actually become cheaper to buy American made products again.
7. The key is that the price of new products and services will be more expensive in the long run after the 30% even after the decrease of around 20% in price on the shelf, but you have ALL of your paycheck to buy those things hence saving money. The government gets the same if not more money in taxes and the people save money. The economy grows, the pool of people actually paying taxes grows, and the savings comes from not being penalized for working by having to pay more income taxes. There will be a benefit to saving money or investing money or giving away money to charity because you only have to pay taxes if you spend it on new products or services.
I have much more information about the Fair Tax. You can read everything on www.fairtax.org like I have before giving me your comments on whether you like it or not if you would like. Thanks for the discussion.

October 22, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers Association Creates Springdale Chapter

The benefits of ASTA are for any school employee including bus drivers and classified staff. Anyone wanting more information about Arkansas State Teachers Association can call 1-479-236-6609, email Ronnie at rflowers@astapro.org, or can go online at www.astapro.org and get information about the association, its benefits, and apply for membership. Payroll deduction is available in Springdale already. Also, the website has the application for any of its $500 grants and scholarships available to members and non-members as well.

May 30, 2013 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fayetteville Freethinker

If I have understood it correctly, to be a "Free Thinker," you can't believe in anything that you can't see or touch unless it is related to evolution. I guess I am "embarassing" to some, but I graduated from the UA and promote a young earth and have plenty of evidence to back it up, but it is a completely different way of thinking about the scientific evidence. We all have the same scientific evidence, but what you believe shapes how you interpret that evidence. For instance, someone who believes that everything came from a primordial soup sees the common shape of embryos as proof of their belief but someone who believes God created everthing sees the common embryo shapes as proof that just like all Civil Engineers use the same equipment in starting to build a bridge so does God in his design. Just my thoughts.

January 10, 2013 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Will We Lose It To Nonbelievers?

I understand what you are saying mycentworth and Moneymyst. Corithinians puts it in a very good perspective for why it is almost illogical to try to change the minds of people like alphacat, Coralie, superdave, and fayfreethinker. I understand what you are saying; however, my eyes have been opened to the gospel (the good news). Right now, the others are blind (even though they think they see). I can't fault them for being blind, but we can pray that their eyes are opened. However, no amount of our trying to use logic and rational reasonings with the others on this thread will convince them. I have tried before to no avail. However, the discussions have helped me to be better at defending the faith. Take care and keep up the good fight.

January 9, 2013 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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