Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Stupidity in the Senate...

Two Democrats have managed to get the bulk of the Senate to reduce the number of low-skilled workers from 325,000 a year to 200,000. The real problem is killing the "escalator provision" that would occur if the quota was met - increasing the quota for the next year.

This is a logical thing to do. If you find out that you have underestimated demand for a product, you increase the production run. The same thing applies here. At a minimum, the escalator should be reinstated at some point.

It is interesting to note that the opposition is coming not just from the hard-liners on the far right, but the far left as well, including Barbara Boxer. I guess when people go far enough to an extreme, they find themselves in interesting company.

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