Barack Obama’s Executive Action on immigration provides incentives for businesses to hire illegal immigrants over American citizens
Last week the President used Executive Action to announce what amounts to amnesty for up to 5 millions of people who were previously in this country illegally.
There is some good news however:
President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
That is good news indeed, but would you be surprised if I stated that all is not what it seems? I did not think so. For you see there is a loophole in Obamacare which provides an incentive for businesses to hire these newly minted legal immigrants over American citizens.
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If this report is true it is very troubling to say the least, regardless of where you stand on the Ferguson Grand Jury decision you have to agree that posting enough personal information on Darrell Wilson to allow those who would do him harm is irresponsible, and it could be deadly.
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Breitbart News will not link the story or give out the specific information, but the New York Times had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson’s enemies to track him and his wife down at home:
Officer Wilson and [his wife] own a home together on XXXXXXX Lane in XXXXXXXXXX, Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.
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Well, this story comes out of left field–pun fully intended: During a speech earlier today Chuck Schumer admitted that the Democrats were wrong to focus on healthcare reform after the mandate they received in the 2008 election.
Here is some of what he had to say on this:
he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession.
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” Schumer said. “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem—health care reform.”
The third-ranking Senate Democrat noted that just about 5 percent of registered voters in the United States lacked health insurance before the implementation of the law, arguing that to focus on a problem affecting such “a small percentage of the electoral made no political sense.”
The larger problem, affecting most Americans, he said, was a poor economy resulting from the recession. “When Democrats focused on health care, the average middle-class person thought, ‘The Democrats aren’t paying enough attention to me,’ ” Schumer said.
The health care law should have come later, Schumer argued, after Democrats had passed legislation to help the middle class weather the recession. Had Democrats pushed economic legislation, he said, “the middle class would have been more receptive to the idea that President Obama wanted to help them” and, in turn, they would have been more receptive to the health care law.
Schumer said he told fellow Democrats in the lead-up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act that it was the wrong time to pass the law.
“People thought—and I understand this—lots of people thought this was the only time to do this, it’s very important to do. And we should have done it. We just shouldn’t have done it first,” he said. “We were in the middle of a recession. People were hurting and saying, ‘What about me? I’m losing my job. It’s not health care that bothers me. What about me?’ … About 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer, private sector. So they weren’t clamoring. The average middle-class voter, they weren’t opposed to doing health care when it started out, but it wasn’t at the top of the agenda.”
It has recently been reported that the most popular Obamacare plans are going to see a rise in their premiums an average of 10%. We all remember Barack Obama running across the nation promising anybody who would listen that his healthcare plan would save the average American family about $2,500. So what happened?
Apparently nothing that was not expected, at least if you are Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, because according to this story he released a report for the state of Wisconsin in 2010 which predicted massive healthcare premium increases.
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In the wake of Barack Obama’s Executive action on immigration reform/amnesty George Stephanopolous asked the President if this set a precedent which would allow future Presidents to use this action to lower taxes.
Because there is only one party talking about lowering taxes it is evident that Mr. Stephanopolous is asking the President if a future Republican President can follow in the footsteps of Barack Obama and use Executive action on the issue of taxes.
Here is a video of the rambling, nearly incoherent response Barack Obama gave to the question:
The Washington Post fact checks Saturday Night Live’s “I’m Just a Bill” parody of Barack Obama’s Executive immigration action
Last weekend Saturday Night Live opened up the show with a parody of the old School House Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill” cartoon and it was absolutely hilarious. If you have not seen it I highly recommend that you check it out here.
Apparently not everybody was as enamored by the parody as I was: For example, the Washington Post was so taken aback at the idea the President could be mocked for his actions that they actually ran a fact check on the parody.
Here is what the Washington Post was able to come up with:
We all know that there is nothing in Obamacare which addressed the issue about cost despite Barack Obama’s promise that the average family of four would save about $2,500 once his plan was passed.
Now it is being reported in this story that the cost of the most popular Obamacare plans is going to rise about 10% in 2015.
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The rate hike may come as a surprise to many Obamacare customers whose plans will automatically be renewed if they fail to make changes.
“Many plans that priced attractively last year are playing catch up for 2015,” said Avalere Health CEO Dan Mendelson. “Consumers who care about costs need to shop.”