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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, August 25, 2006

Senate immigration bill carries big government flag

"A Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate’s immigration reform bill placed a ten-year, $126-billion price tag on the measure, adding 31,000 federal workers to the payroll and generating $50 billion in federal benefits for newly legalized immigrants. To be fair, a large chunk of the money does go toward enforcement measures such as building a fence along the border with Mexico and hiring additional border-patrol agents. These are elements that are integral to the House version of the package, which offers the best chance for real immigration reform. However, the entitlements that are included in the Senate legislation are in line with the soft-on-enforcement take that President Bush has favored, and they could thus sink the bill altogether."

Source- The Patriot Post


  • I don't like the price tag, cuz I don't think we're getting much bang for the buck. Yes immigration needs to be solved with either an impenetrable fence or a proper guest worker program but doing both half way is a wreck. At least that what I think.

    By Blogger John Eyler, at 7:41 PM  

  • Yes, the price tag seems high, although it's hard to put a price tag on security.

    I think border protection is the way to go as I agree with you, doing both in a half-a**ed method is a waste of resources.

    And at this point, I have zero confidence that an expanded, easy-entry guest worker program would be properly monitored, and workers would return to their point of origination at the proper time.

    We have too many people in this country that want to look the other way in these matters; and would continue to do so. Therefore, I think this would be a mistake.

    Finally, I am not sold that all these jobs the 'border crossers'are are taking are "jobs that Americans won't do."

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 8:38 PM  

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