First Cup September 17th
Here are some of this morinings top stories:
Bowing to pressure from Democrats, President Bush has decided to name Michael B. Mukasey, a formal federal judge from New York to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, according to sources close to the process. Mukasey is considered to be a “consensus candidate” and he was known as a favorite of Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.). The announcement is expected to come sometime tomorrow.
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I don’t know Mr. Mukasey but one thing sends up alarm bells…. If Chuck Schumer supprots him I have serious concerns.
Hillcare Part Deux:
She was to make good on that pledge Monday, unveiling a sweeping proposal requiring everyone to carry health insurance and offering federal subsidies to help reduce the cost of coverage.
With a price tag of about $110 billion per year, Clinton’s “American Health Choices Plan” represents her first major effort to achieve universal health coverage since 1994, when the plan she authored during her husband’s first term collapsed.
$110 Billion per year… for now… If you think Health care is expensive now, wait until it is free… Socialized medicine is not the answer to reducing health care costs… Government run healthcare is nothing more than prescription to increase dependency on bigger government.
Flashpoint has a good post on the Hillcare plan… here is an excerpt..
At first the government fee on businesses will be comparable to what they currently pay for, say, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. However, the government insurance will probably not be quite as good. Many businesses will drop coverage and opt for the fee as a rational business decision. The affected people who find themselves in the substandard government plan will have no option but to petition the government for better coverage, which politicians will be more than happy to do – more power for them. Taxes on businesses will increase, but so will premiums for private plans because they are now spreading the cost over a smaller group of people. Eventually there will be few hold outs and a large swath of the country will be under full control of the government.
Every foreign-born suspect booked into Marion County Jail will be reported to federal immigration officials under a new policy that went into effect this month.
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will review each case, with the option of filing a custody detainer, or “hold,” against illegal immigrants or legal immigrants accused of serious or violent crimes.
If a local judge orders those suspects released from jail, they instead will be held until federal agents take them into custody, usually within 48 hours.
“Once we no longer have a reason to hold them on local charges, we notify ICE and their 48-hour clock starts ticking,” Marion County Jail Commander Chris Hoy said.
This should be happening in every county and state in the country…