The Gang’s Immigration bill creates an incentive for American businesses to hire illegal aliens to avoid ObamaCare fees/taxes/whatever the Supreme Court wants to call it.
Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.”
But as John McCormack reports, Democrat Sens. Max Baucus (MT), Bob Casey (PA), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Tom Carper (DE) and Barbara Boxer (CA) claim that they don’t know how the bill they support impacts American workers in light of ObamaCare. Boxer more or less gave McCormack the back of her hand rather than answer a straightforward question. Republican supporters of the bill aren’t any better: McCain’s and Rubio’s staffs didn’t even bother to answer the question at all. They either don’t know what’s in the bill, or they do, but don’t want Americans to know and therefore won’t answer basic questions about their own legislation.
And none this will really matter. Our legislators pass sweeping bills before they or anyone else find out what’s in them, as long as those bills advance the left’s causes. Bills that don’t get blocked by mob rule, as happened here in Austin last night. When asked about their own legislation, they either lie about what they know, or truthfully admit that they don’t even know what they’re voting on.
Being Democrats, most of them are a lock for re-election for as long as they live and feel like wielding power. In the group above only Baucus really had anything to worry about, and he’s retiring. Democrats in blue states practically have no such thing as a career-ending move now. It takes jail to knock some of them out of office. They could all get together and pull a Weiner and idiots will still vote them back into office decade after decade. Blumenthal lied about serving in Vietnam, yet won. Boxer publicly treated an American general like a child, and keeps winning. Casey is an empty suit who won on family name alone.
What blue states do eventually gets forced on red states one way or another. ObamaCare forces an unsustainable blue state health care model on everyone. The end game of the Gang’s immigration bill is to turn the reddest states blue. Everyone knows that, including Marco Rubio.