Bipartisan Immigration bill filled with pork
Originally Posted by Arkie
That's the problem with government. They will do whatever they can get away with. Big or small, they are corrupt. It's taken some time for them to grow so big that they are untouchable. Smaller government is more accountable to the people. Nobody's to blame but our government leaders. Not necessarily the current leaders, but throughout American history, step by step, government officials have systematically turned a free republic into a corporatocracy.
Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill -- are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for special treatment for Irish workers; his state is home to a large population with Irish ancestry.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sought help for the cruise-ship industry, a big business in his home state of Florida.
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado wove in a boost for ski areas.