Getting Worse

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"Getting Worse"

Conservative whining is getting results, as Senate amendments to the already somewhat distasteful immigration compromise bill are making it worse, including senseless provisions that “blocked the bill’s newly legalized illegal immigrants from receiving the earned-income tax credit” plus Hillary-approved language “that would at once declare English the national language and designate English the ‘common language’ of the United States” just as, you know, a kind of pointless “fuck you” to people who speak other tongues.

Ezra was indicating to me yesterday that we’re likely to see the reverse process in the House — passage of a bill that’s better than the initial compromise (likely including provision for guest workers to petition for citizenship which would, I think, be a huge improvement). Then there’s going to be a conference committee clash to determine what (if anything) actually results from this.

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