Immigration Reform Meets Obamacare – $5,000 Penalty To Hire Citizens
By LD Jackson
This is one of those many instances when we realize how dangerous (and stupid) big government really is. If there is one thing we can almost always depend on, it is that any legislation that is passed by Congress and signed into law by the President will have unintended consequences. Many times, legislation is used for purposes for which it was not intended. Immigration reform meeting Obamacare fits that description nicely. It is also a good example of what happens when the people we vote into Congress fail or refuse to do their jobs. Would it be too much to ask them to read the legislation they are voting on?
Senator Ted Cruz has turned many heads since he first walked into the United States Senate. He may not be well liked by many of his colleagues, but he doesn’t seem to care about the “traditions” of the esteemed body to which he was voted. What he does care about is doing the business of the people who elected him to that office. As such, he actually took the time to read the immigration reform bill that passed out of the Senate on Thursday. He voted against it, along with 13 other Republicans. I just wish more of the GOP had the will and fortitude to stand against the rush to pass an immigration reform bill that is rotten to the core.
There are many things included in the immigration reform bill to dislike. At the top of my list is that it grants amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants living within our borders, with little more than a slap on the wrist. The border provision included in the bill is a joke. I could go on, but many of my concerns deserve their own space, if I can find the time to write them. Let’s look today at how immigration reform, coupled with Obamacare, is very bad medicine for American citizens.
Freedom Outpost – We can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we? Well Thank God Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it but he schooled anyone who would listen from the Senate floor on Tuesday. Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a citizen over a legalized alien. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up.