"In sum, the system is broken. And everybody knows it. Unfortunately, [comprehensive immigration] reform has been held hostage to political posturing and special-interest wrangling -– and to the pervasive sentiment in Washington that tackling such a thorny and emotional issue is inherently bad politics."
B. H. Obama, 4/1/2010
Comprehensive immigration reform is Government code for amnesty for illegals.
So what Mr Obama means is:
1- Unemployed American workers are a posturing special interest. They get in the way of legalizing the illegal aliens. 2 - I will not enforce current federal law which requires us to remove illegals.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, that's the truth.
Debt distorts the decisions people make.
The Administration is launching a new effort to get approval for another "Stimulus" bill. They haven't finished committing or spending the old stimulus, but they want to stick their hands deeper into your pockets.
This will help the economy. Having everyone in debt up to the eyeballs is supposed to help? That's how we got here in the first place. This has always been the problem with the Democrats; they can't cant tell when they've gone over budget and spent mroe than we can afford. They always prattle some nonsense about feeding the poor or jumpstarting the economy when their actions are starving the poor and strangling the economy.
Write your Senators and Representative. Tell 'em no more spending.
Then things will start getting better.