migration reform

The weekend is beginning. Time for a fun post. Scott Sumner in this post manages to offend everyone!

Now that government is back in business it’s time to reform immigration.  Let the huddled masses in and encourage billionaires to get the hell out, and take their money with them.

It’s wrong to claim the GOP [Republicans] got nothing out of the shutdown, they did get more government spending on boondoggles:

It also includes an increase in authorization for spending on construction on the lower Ohio River in Illinois and Kentucky. The bill increases it to $2.918 billion.

    The Senate Conservatives Fund quickly called that language the “Kentucky Kickback,” and said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) secured that as the price of his support for the bill. Taxpayers for Common Sense says the bill would increase total authorized spending by $1.2 billion.

Surprises tucked in Senate bill“, Conservative Happenings, 17 October 2013.

Bastiat talked about “negative railroads.”  I consider Senators to be “negative billionaires.”

Scott Sumner, “Billionaires have a moral obligation to become tax exiles“, The Money Illusion, 17 October 2013.

Scott Sumner thinks that the wealthy have a moral obligation to become tax exiles and to give much of their wealth to the less fortunate. “Starving kids in Africa need the money much more that older Americans need a COLA [cost of living adjustment] in their Social Security benefits, and more than the military needs another $300 billion in fighter jets.”

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