We got a small bounce in price for gasoline, more so with diesel fuel. Gasoline is up by 1.53 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel jumped back up[ by 4.68 cents/gallon. I think it is interesting that the average rack price for regular gasoline is exactly $2.00/gallon. I think it is interesting that diesel fuel at the rack cost less than a cent more than premium gasoline. Prices are:
Now, I would like to say a word on immigration. As I have said, we need to act as a brain drain on the rest of the world. We should seek out the most intelligent, capable and educated people in the world and we should do so actively. Much of the time, we will find them here as foreign students studying in the U.S. and we want them to stay. Years ago I would have said that No we should send them back and build their own countries. Let them stay. Let’s work to have the very best immigrants that will insure our country’s future. We need the genius one of a kind in their fields first and foremost, but less gifted less. I think we should employ a point system based on education, talent and merit from the prestigious and gifted at the top down to migrant workers at the bottom.
That brings us to the Hispanic problem. Let’s ask the question, ‘Why do many Americans oppose Hispanics receiving a blanket amnesty. (I would add that if President Obama acts unilaterally to give a general amnesty, then he should be Impeached). The answer we hear ’Because they broke in line, they cheated to come here.’ Other immigrants wait for years. Why shouldn’t Hispanics do the same. Okay, what if we made them get back in line for citizenship. Can’t we agree on a way to accomplish this? I agree with Larry Kudlow, the Republicans need to offer a plan and not just criticize any move by Democrats by trying to demonize them (Hispanics or Democrats). All countries have a quota and I would expect our neighbor Mexico receives a quota also. We start with the most educated and ones with money. They receive points for both. In Mexico, one must have a certain amount of personal wealth to become a citizen, why not the U.S.? After that, we look at the points. I would also give points for the number of years that Hispanics have lived here and worked, not committed crimes. These would be the next to be put into the cue, waiting for the quota that will pull their group in each year. Most would have to wait years, even a decade but they can earn their right to be an American citizen. If they sell drugs or have committed serious crimes, put them on the bus out of our country. For smaller laws broken such as driving without insurance or without license, they would lose from their point total. Speaking English earns one points. Taking and passing an American History class would earn them points. The higher the points, the farther one moves up the ladder. While they are waiting, one could establish a few points to obtain a green card and keep it. If one commits serious crimes, the Green Card would be taken and the criminal exported. We still need and have the right to lockdown our borders. Anyone hiring an alien without a Green Card would be severely fined. I have sketched a general outline for an immigration policy. The devil is in the details and it will take a group of fair minded politicians on each side of the aisle to hammer out the details that are fair to our citizens, fair to all the nonHispanic immigrants but also fair to the Hispanic immigrants. That is what the American people are, fair minded. Let’s solve this problem and move on.
Have a great day,