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(POLITICS) Health Care Debate Revives Immigration Battle…

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Note from DNN’s Editor: If you have not already noticed, DNN is boycotting this ridiculous health care (Riots) debate that’s been taking place as of late, for two reasons: #1 it has completely dominated the mainstream news, so you’ll get better coverage of it there. #2 DNN tries to “Drill down” and find news that has been covered up by the mainstream media, but this article seemed special to me, and I thought I’d share it with you.

Source: NYT

Republicans argue that some of the voters’ concerns are justified because, they say, the proposals before Congress do not spell out procedures to verify the citizenship of those who would receive health coverage.

After testing their ideas with voters during the recess, Republicans said they would press for verification measures when the health care debate picks up again in Washington.

“The language is there, but without the verification you can’t frankly believe it is serious,” said Representative Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas, who added that concerns about illegal immigrants were clearly on the minds of citizens he met in his district. Mr. Smith said Democrats “intentionally left gaping loopholes” in the proposals that illegal immigrants could step through.

Broad explanations, not intricate detail, were what voters in Georgia were looking for in recent meetings with Representative Phil Gingrey, a Republican who was a practicing physician in the state for 26 years. Mr. Gingrey said there had been an influx of illegal immigrants in his district in the last decade.

“A lot of their kids are in the school system,” Mr. Gingrey said in a telephone interview. “They get a free public education without any question. My constituents don’t want the same thing to happen with regard to health care.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/health/policy/06immig…

 

Written by dnnnewshound

September 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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(READ): America: Why So Furious?…

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cmsimg.detnews(Newser Summary) – With town halls gone mad and anti-Obama protesters toting guns, this is America’s angriest summer in recent memory, McClatchy reports. The fury of voters has deep roots, from a long history of hate groups to anti-Vietnam marches to rage against George W. Bush when he left office—but it’s only intensified under Barack Obama. Town halls “were the most visible sign of something that may be larger,” one expert says.

Fear of immigrants, terrorism, and a sinking economy are likely driving the anger, which has sparked 50 new militias and enough tax-refusnicks that the IRS created a National Tax Defier Initiative last year. Meanwhile, new technologies are quickly spreading anti-government conspiracies—like the belief that Washington is using 30,000 guillotines to harvest body parts. “In ’94, you had talk radio,” one expert says. “In ’09, you have talk radio, Fox, and the Internet.”

Drew Nelles

Source: McClatchy Newspapers

Written by dnnnewshound

August 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm