June 29, 2008

GIVEN HOW LITTLE EITHER GRASPS ECONOMICS...:

Immigration policy reform has Obama, McCain in agreement (Richard Simon, 6/29/08, Los Angeles Times)

Courting the increasingly influential Latino vote, the rival presidential candidates each pledged Saturday to make overhauling the nation's immigration policies a top priority. [...]

McCain noted that he represents Arizona, "where Spanish was spoken before English," and remembered a fellow Vietnam prisoner of war, Everett Alvarez, "a brave American of Mexican descent."

McCain said that he pushed for overhauling immigration laws when "it wasn't very popular with some in my party."


...Amnesty is actually the main stimulus that will come from this election. Legalizing the millions here already and admitting tens of millions more could drive the Volcker/Reagan expansion for a few more decades.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2008 8:30 AM

Amnesty, yes, but also a new health insurance system. Keep your eye on Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who has quietly put together a comprehensive health plan that not only has bipartisan support, but even has the insurance industry on board. (In other words, Joe Lieberman is among the supporters.) Wyden's done the homework for whomever is elected.

Posted by: ghostcat at June 29, 2008 12:56 PM
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