Sunday, April 27, 2014

The (R) Cave-In

Announced by the chairwoman of the House (R) Conference.

...U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.
“We need to look at reforming the exchanges,” the Eastern Washington Republican said Thursday.

... the framework established by the law likely will persist and reforms should take place within its structure.

Oh, goodie.  What that really means is that the (R) bunch will extract its pound of campaign-contribution flesh from various interest groups while "reforming" the law.  That's what passes for "governance" these days.

More, this on immigration:

...McMorris Rodgers said she still thinks a deal could be struck before the election. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” she said.

...she said she’d support a bill that grants legal status to those undocumented immigrants working toward citizenship, allowing them to remain in the country to work and go to school while they wait their turn in the current system.

Now watch the linguistic flip-floppery here:

“We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said.

IOW, if you've skipped the line and evaded the law for long enough, you'll have "legal status" and remain in the country.

Sorta like now, except for "legal status."

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