Is the Senate letting Labor and Business do the Immigration Bill?

It seems like EVERYBODY else can do deals EXCEPT our politican’s, eh?

Special Interest groups come in handy sometimes I guess…..

Congress, it appears, has gone and outsourced its job to the lobbyists. Explicitly. New York Senator Chuck Schumer has said outright that he and his colleagues would wait on a recommendation from the AFL-CIO, representing the Democratic voice, and the Chamber, for conservatives, before touching the guest-worker issue themselves.

And from a strategic perspective, that makes a grim sort of sense. George W. Bush’s 2007 attempt at reform was doomed in part by a clash between business and labor. Nobody wants to hit that iceberg again, and getting the two sides to the table ahead of time is nothing if not efficient. Same goes for having them talk directly to each other, rather than through their preferred elected officials…..

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