(Hour 1b)

Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey

Rich read Betsy McCaughey’s New York Times post titled Congress’s $12 billion giveaway to health insurers.  Click here for the link.  He talked about federal and state mandates on insurers and pointed out Senator Jean Shaheen’s part in bringing New Hampshire’s insurance cost from the second lowest in the nation to the second highest in the nation.  He then switched gears a little bit and discussed national politics.  He talked about a controversy within the GOP candidates centering around immigration stances.  Tune in to hear more.

 

 

***In His Own Words***
Cruz argues for amnesty
Wrong for American Workers
Wrong for Iowa
VERONA, PA – Since being first confronted with his advocacy for amnesty during the debate over the Gang of Eight immigration bill, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made excuse after excuse.
However his statements at the time he offered those amendments tell a very different story:
“If this (Cruz) amendment is adopted, to the current bill, the effect would be that those 11 million would still be eligible for RPI status.  They would still be eligible for legal status and indeed under the terms of the bill, they would be eligible LPR status as well so that they are out of the shadows as well, which the proponents of this bill repeatedly point to as their principle objective – to provide as legal status for those who are here illegally to be out of the shadows.  This amendment would allow that to happen.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=289, May 21, 2013)
“In my view, if this committee rejects this (Cruz) amendment… in my view, that decision will make it much more likely that this entire bill will fail in the House of Representatives.  I don’t want immigration reform to fail.  I want immigration reform to pass.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing,http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=289, May 21, 2013)
“If the goal is to pass common-sense immigration reform that secures the borders, that improves legal immigration, and that allows those here illegally to come in out of the shadows, then we should look for areas of bipartisan compromise to come together.  And this (Cruz) amendment, I believe if this amendment were to pass, the chances of this bill passing into law would increase dramatically.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing,http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=289, May 21, 2013)
“The 11 million who are here illegally would be granted legal status once the border was secured – not before – but after the border was secured, they would be granted legal status,” he says. “And indeed, they would be eligible for permanent legal residency. But they would not be eligible for citizenship.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (David Welna, “How Ted Cruz’s Father Shaped His Views On Immigration,” NPR, June 20, 2013)
“The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.” – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)(Jay Root and Julian Aguilar, “Cruz Tries To Claim The Middle Ground On Immigration,” New York Times, September 12, 2013″)
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