While listening to Laura Ingraham yesterday (my new favorite radio show, having shed Limbaugh due to his continuing brain-fogging Rubio infatuation), I heard Betsy McCaughey do some fine analysis of the purposely obfuscating Senate amnesty bill being forced upon us.
She is the former Lt. Governor of New York, who has gotten attention for her consumer-focused book Beating ObamaCare.
Betsy McCaughey has turned her fine analytical skills to the S.744, which is designed to be too complicated for normal citizens to read and understand. Confusion is a very useful tool of the powerful against citizens trying to keep an eye on their government.
I couldn’t find a recording online of Betsy McCaughey on the Ingraham show, but the June 9 video below has some of the same topics. Ginni Thomas at the DailyCaller.com has been doing some great interviews with interesting people.
McCaughey believes the worst thing about the bill is how it weakens America’s security at a time when we increasingly under attack by terrorists. The legislation actually relaxes the rules for asylum seekers after the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, which was committed by asylees.
GINNI THOMAS: Six big problems with the immigration bill from someone who has actually read it, Daily Caller, June 9, 2013
Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey bets “you can’t find five members of Congress who have read” the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.
The former Democrat is experienced at reading large bills the Congress seems inclined to pass without reading, such as Obamacare. She tabs them, underlines them and tries to see the big picture of what will happen if the provisions of the bill are implemented.
In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, McCaughey brought her dog-eared immigration bill with her and pointed to it repeatedly.
“There are many interest groups involved in this bill,” she said.
“In fact, many, many, many — except one. I didn’t find anything for Joe Q. Citizen in this bill. I didn’t find anything for the average tax-paying citizen in this bill.”
“Somebody forgot to tell him about the meeting, so he or she is not represented in this bill,” she added.
McCaughey, author of “Beating Obamacare,” laid out six criticisms and unexamined problems of the bill beyond what she sees as the problematic pathway to citizenship and lax border security provisions of the bill.
According to McCaughey, the bill imperils national security by weakening rules for asylum seekers; outsources government jobs to community organizers, like happened in Obamacare; doubles the numbers of legal immigrants with green cards; contradicts Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s ads that promise new citizens will be self-supporting; costs too much; and impedes border agents from doing their basic enforcement job.