Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an "act of love" for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. This comment from Jeb Bush came on the 25th anniversary of George H. W. Bush library and museum. Jeb Bush went on to say that the Senate amnesty was a good effort at proposals that will catch people who are overstaying their visa stays. "A great country ought to know where those folks are and politely ask them to leave," he said, adding later that properly targeting people who overstay visas "would restore people's confidence" in the nation's immigration system."
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Senate Republicans blocked a resolution honoring Cesar Chavez on his birthday (March 31) due to language that Democrats refused to allow to be added to the resolution. Chavez formed the United Farm Workers labor union, which organized agriculture workers. Republicans wanted to add Chavez position on illegal immigration. Republicans would have voted for the resolution if Democrats had accepted additional language that recognized Chavez supported strict enforcement of immigration laws in order to help protect American workers’ wages. But Democrats refused to agree to those additions, leaving both sides at a stalemate. Democrats did not debate on Chavez stance on illegal immigration. But, that didn't stop them from castigating the GOP for not going along with their agenda. “It is an injustice to his memory,” said Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat who tried to force a vote and who said Republicans were trying to mix the immigration debate with a commemorative resolution.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
As a rule, when the President in power has low approval ratings, the party he represents has presidential candidates who poll likewise. This is not the case with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She is currently polling with 67% of the vote in Democratic primaries and at about 10-12 points ahead of any Republican candidate. It's a mystery to many how she can poll this well with such an unpopular president and the Benghazi scandal she will carry into any presidential primaries and debates. Rest assured, both Democrats and Republicans will bash Hillary Clinton again and again over Benghazi. There are many questions that still lack answers in that tragic incident.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I was hesitant to call this story "Obamacare Follies" for the simple fact it makes it appear light-hearted and/or funny. There is nothing funny about the following story. Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer. He found this out just minutes before receiving life-saving chemo. A worker came in to talk to the pastor. He was informed that under Obamacare he is not covered for lifesaving chemo treatments. As a result, the Angrans have emptied their savings account and now are $50K in debt thanks in no small part to Obamacare. The Angrans can't even afford to pay the premiums which are over $800 a month and with less coverage than their former insurance plan. Pastor Angran said there is, "no compassion in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)." No word from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on whether he thinks Pastor Angran is lying or not.