Immigration Deform Bill is a National Security Risk
When it comes to the Gang of 8 immigration deform bill, night is day and up is down. The latest iteration of preposterous declarations comes from John McCain and Lindsey Graham in response to the Boston bombing and its implications for open borders. They had the unbridled impertinence to suggest that their bill, which will bring in millions of more temporary and permanent immigrants from | Read More »
The Obamacare-Style Waiver Authority of Immigration Bill Nullifies Talking Points
Do you want to know why this country is going to hell in a handbasket? Do you want to know why we have a constitutional crisis with the executive branch disregarding many of our laws, particularly our immigration laws? It’s because of those who construct the legislation. I’ve spent the past 24 hours combing through the legislation, and have only successfully grasped a few parts | Read More »
We, the citizens of the United States
Ann Coulter tears into Marco Rubio today, and it’s not pretty… but speaking as a longtime fan of the Senator from Florida, I have to admit I’ve been having similar thoughts lately. Here is how Rubio explained the powerful border-enforcing mechanism in his bill on “Fox News Sunday,” which he denied was merely a meaningless goal: “Basically, Homeland Security will have five years to meet | Read More »
Gang Plan: Perennial De Facto Amnesty
One of the most common bromides regurgitated by Republicans in defense of ‘amnesty first, enforcement later’ proposals is that we already have de facto amnesty with Obama not enforcing the laws. This was always a dubious argument even before the release of the gang bill. We should not use Obama’s malevolence as a baseline from which to craft public policy. Instead of rewarding Obama for | Read More »
Because reading is hard…
There’s been a lot of talk about “marco-phones” in the Outrage Class today. There are some that have decided that a provision in the proposed immigration bill that calls for satellite communication to be provided to areas on the border that lack cellular coverage is the equivalent of throwing free goodies at the masses and telling them to text all their friends about how super | Read More »
Hey, Charlie Brown, Are You Ready for Some Immigration Football?
As the Gang of 8 introduces their proposal, just remember that all of your concerns are unfounded. Unlike previous amnesties, this one will not grow the welfare state; it will not affect wages; it will not change the composition of the country. Most importantly, it will finally ensure that we enforce the laws before people are granted amnesty. NOT! Although the bill keeps being leaked | Read More »
They Lied to us Then About Immigration; They are Lying Now
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived | Read More »
Thoughts On The Immigration Proposal
So the Gang of Eight (I prefer Banda de los Ocho myself) is about to release their plan for immigration reform, after months of behind closed door dealing, leaks, intrigue, accusations, and other nonsense. According to the National Review, these are the key points to the proposal: 1. Modernizing the legal immigration system There will be a shift away from the current family-based system, and more emphasis on giving visas | Read More »
Attacks on SarahPAC
Sarah Palin must be over the target.
Expediting Amnesty and a Case Study in GOP Complacency and Treachery
Liberals despise a legislative process that is open and conducted under regular order. That is why they seek to pass the most sweeping, consequential, and onerous pieces of legislation through expedited means. Their plan to rush through an ‘amnesty now, enforcement never’ bill is the latest example of their aversion to a transparent legislative process. In an effort to prevent Senate Democrats from jamming through | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Internet Sales Tax roll call. Obamaphone survives. Do people care about Privacy?
Jeff Flake. Jeff Sessions. Ron Johnson. Tim Scott.
Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Mike Lee. Rand Paul.
I’m generally pleased with all eight of these guys being in the Senate. They were on opposite sides of the sales tax compact amendment vote, though. If you look at the way Governors split on the issues, you’ll see similar responses. Effective conservative Governors have fallen on both sides, including neighbors Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal.
I’m fine with the compact. It’s Constitutional and merely lets states preserve existing revenue streams, without having to defy basic economic reality by unilaterally cooperating in the rewrite-the-sales-tax Prisoner’s Dilemma. That is, any one first state that shifts from buyer-owes to seller-owes in sales tax, creating the marketplace of sales taxes that compact opponents favor, automatically creates a disincentive for businesses to set up shop there.
So, we pass the compact as the best practical solution.
Recently at RedState: Ajit Pai on Robert McDowell is worth a read. Then there’s Seton Motley on Marco Rubio challenging Internet regulation.
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Open borders, hollow government
Everyone who has been following the “comprehensive immigration reform debate” with any degree of interest knows that Republicans are very keen on tying such reforms to enhanced border security. Democrats are equally keen on resisting such linkage. It looks like the joke is on Republican reformers like Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, because the government has no idea how secure the border is, and | Read More »
Uh, Rand Paul Didn’t ‘Win’ The CPAC Straw Poll
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has won the CPAC 2013 straw poll. Hooray! However, it’s not true. Contrary to what the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, the Washington Times (who conducted the poll), CBS, and CNN, have reported Sen. Paul tied with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), which places him in a good position for 2016. Aaron Blake for the Post wrote: Paul won 25 percent of the vote in a field of potential 2016 GOP presidential | Read More »
Sen. Rand Paul wins CPAC 2013 Straw Poll
Sen. Rand Paul wins the CPAC 2013 Straw Poll, narrowly beating Sen, Marco Rubio: Rand Paul – 25% Marco Rubio – 23% Rick Santorum – 8% Chris Christie – 7% Paul Ryan – 6% Scott Walker – 5% Ben Carson – 4% Ted Cruz – 4% Bobby Jindal – 3% Sarah Palin – 3% Other – 34% Undecided 2% There were 23 candidates on the | Read More »
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The drive to defund ObamaCare: doomed, but useful
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is at it again, producing one of those antiquated “budget” documents that seem so painfully square to hip, swinging, money-no-object, deficit-reduction-means-tax-increases Democrats. Washington stopped producing anything resembling the conventionally understood accounting instrument of “budgets” many years ago (you know, the green-eyeshade stuff where assets equal liabilities, and income more or less covers expenses) but even the silly deficit-riddled | Read More »