"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Friday, May 19, 2006

Who Will GWB Side With?

A fellow member of the Hillbilly Ecosystem, 704 Houser Street has a post about the recent question of social security eligibility of "illegal" aliens.

Who will the president side with on this question? I dunno, but it's a good question. Another question I have is, shouldn't there be more of a cut off for those that are nearing the retirement age, become citizens, then in just a few years rake in the "big" dough that isn't SS.

Cross posted from 704 Houser Street:

Social Security for illegals OK'd

The U.S. Senate today rejected an effort to limit Social Security benefits for illegal aliens who become permanent residents under an immigration reform bill being debated.

As it stands, the bill the Senate is considering would give millions of illegals a path to U.S. citizenship if they pay fines, back taxes and meet other requirements.

The Social Security proposal, offered by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., would have prevented illegals who become legal from collecting the benefit on wages they earned while working unlawfully.
"Social Security was not intended for people who entered our country illegally," Ensign is quoted as saying.
The rest of the post is HERE....

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