Another Immigration proposal that makes sense

From Roger L. Simon:

So here’s my simple — call it simple-minded, if you want — solution, my modest proposal. Illegal immigrants, assuming they have lived here for a decent period of time and have not committed a felony, can have amnesty, but they can NEVER be allowed to vote. They can do anything else that is legal, but if they want to vote — or run for office or practice law in our country, as just happened in California — they must return home and go through the normal immigrant application process, however long that may take until they have citizenship.

Addendum: They should never be eligible for entitlements, either. Immigrants should be adding to our economy, not using resources.


Democrat disasters to come

Over at PJMedia, Victor Davis Hanson predicts four issues in the coming months that will be harmful to the Democrat Party as a whole, and to the current administration in particular: zero interest rates, Obamacare, debt and borrowing, and amnesty.

His discussion of zero interest rates is interesting. The rate the government pays now, about 2.2%, is about one third of historically average. That is how the government is able to borrow at the tremendous volume of the past five years–interest payments are about the same as they were five years ago, when the debt was half what it is now. When (not if) interest rates on Treasury bills return to historic norms, the debt maintenance will be in the neighborhood of a trillion dollars a year.

Chew on that one for a bit.