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Will, the "reforms" attempted are just not acceptible to the majority of the citzens of this country.
Perhaps the reason that congress hasn't done anything on this is because the "anything" that the government wishes to do is unacceptible to the american people. Sure, once in a while polling about "immigration reform" might come up in favor of it, but when one picks it apart issue by issue, no one seems to want what the dems and RINOS are selling. First and foremost, a majority of Americans want to STOP THE BLEEDING! (aka enforcement first). Those whose motivation is NOT votes and/or cheap labor realize that one can "kill the goose that lays the golden eggs". And we don't trust the government to actually keep its word regarding border enforcement, even if it is written into the law (remember the border fence, the 1986 immigration reform, Gramm Rudmann, and any other promise that was made to us but cast aside as soon as it became incnvenient to the political class). If you want congress to "do" something, propose something that the majority of Americans can get behind.
Whether one can perform some legal gymnastics and delude oneself and others into believing is is constitutional is irrelevant. This country belongs to US, , not anymore to elected officials than their individual citizenship dictates. I reject the notion that achieving a narrow electoral advantage among those who bothered to vote empowers them to bargain away our national sovereignty! What they (La Raza, Obama, and the US Chamber of Commerce, to name a few) are proposing, in my mind, should require a national referendum or constitutional convention.
Is that a "dog whistle" reference to Karl Rove?
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Enabling the Delusional Democrats

olddoc4444 Wrote: Nov 19, 2014 4:36 PM
I think it is the purview of the states to set a minimum wage if they wish. I still think that the notion is economically unsound, but states are better able to determine what level is appropriate than a one size fits all federal decree.
Landrieu has given vocal support for the pipeline before. For this I will give her credit. But, she did not really get after this in any substantive way until her fat was in the fire... I think had she won her race, we would have seen only lip service from her on this issue. Let's hope the LA voters are not easily fooled.
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Beheading the Religion of Pieces

olddoc4444 Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 9:04 AM
Never have I read such nonsensical BS. Go spread your manure over Huffington Post.
Hospitals can't win in this situation. They always put the bum rush on us to discharge people as soon as we can, or sooner; now they penalize for come-backers.
Homes may not be a great investment in and of themselves, but one has to pay to live SOMEWHERE. Perhaps if one considers the cost of rent that was never paid in their calculations, the picture becomes clearer.
Has the UN expressed similar displeasure with, say, the Netherlands?
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