PoliBlog (TM): A Rough Draft of my Thoughts

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  1. Conference committees-with negotiators handpicked by the leadership, meeting in secret, and presenting take-it-or-leave-it offers to each chamber-are an abomination.

    The chambers should simply debate one another’s proposals in the open and pass them back and forth till they come to an agreement or decide to give up.

    Comment by Matthew — Thursday, May 18, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  2. I can’t argue with you on that one.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Thursday, May 18, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  3. 1. Estimates are that 40% to 60% of illegals don\’t sneak across the border - they enter on legal visas, and then stay. So a big, nasty wall will do absolutely nothing to stop about half of the illegals that enter.

    2. Of the remaining half, most will simply cross at a different point (as Dr. Taylor correctly pointed out). So the wall won’t stop most of them either.

    3. And, of course, those illegals that are are actually caught and deported will just turn around and try again and again until they are successful. Just as they do today.

    So the wall will be essentially a big waste of money in my opinion. But my overall opinion on the subject of the fence is…

    Whatever. (shrugs shoulders)

    I figure once you’ve wasted billions of dollars on boondoggles like subsidizing the oil/gas industry, what’s a few billion more to build a big wall. ;)

    Comment by LaurenceB — Thursday, May 18, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

  4. Steve,
    Greetings from the Mint400. I came here from a referrer log. The page you are linking to, Functional, if not decorative, on the left is not the root url. Could you please update the link?

    The Mint will be adding a reciprocal link in short order, thanks so much.

    Comment by seed — Friday, May 19, 2006 @ 11:37 am

  5. De-fence

    Steven Taylor and Carolyn Lochhead both riff on the unintended consequences of efforts to seal our southern border. Taylor:
    with the increased security at major urban crossings increased, once people cross, they are less likely to cross back for fea…

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