Immigration Bill & Obamacare – Incentive to hire immigrants instead of citizens

I’ll be the first one to tell you I have had little or no time to review the current immigration “fix” legislation, but this does not sound good at all. A week ago, journalists started looking into how the Obamacare rules would apply to new immigrants who will have become legalized. It seems employers would have a financial incentive to hire immigrant workers instead of American citizens.

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Sandy relief bill LOADED with spending unrelated to storm

Outrageous. If I was in Congress and was willing to provide federal financial aid for New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut, I’d outright demand not one dime be included in the bill that was not specific to storm relief. Of course, that won’t happen .. and the current bill provides $100 million for the federal government’s Head Start program among tons of other spending.

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25% of Social Security disability benefits may be paid out improperly

And the hits keep coming for the Obama administration! OK … it’s not just the Obama administration, it’s the culture of federal government dependency that has been growing for decades. A Senate panel reviewed 300 disability case files and found 25 percent “failed to properly address insufficient, contradictory, or incomplete evidence.”

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Word has it Lieberman will not run for Senate in 2012

Kevin Rennie’s posted news this afternoon indicating Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will not run for re-election in 2012. Earlier today, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz announced she would be running for the seat as a Democrat in 2012. Linda McMahon still may be in for the next round, and Peter Schiff is still interested. Still, it’s a stretch to think Connecticut would send a Republican to the Senate in 2012, but you never know…

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START passes. But are we really safer?

Not really. Reducing nukes I imagine makes a nation safer, if the two who sign on are the only countries with nukes. Inspections make sense, except the Russians have exceptions to some inspections, namely their ground launchers. Swell. But most of all, this is a bad treaty because the Russians believe we must stop development of our missile defense. And that my friends is the rub in this one. Read more

Social Niceties

In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm results, there has been a great deal of talk about “cooperation” between the parties.  Harry Reid himself making reference to his friendship with Mitch McConnell and how the two parties need to work together, especially now that Reid and the Democrats fortunes in the Senate are waning. Read more