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By JGillman, Section News
This Is NOT Your Daddy's 'Paul'
Some of the ideas are familiar, but limited in ways typically embraced by establishment Republicans.
Rand Paul's visit to Detroit was precipitated by a conference call being reported by the Detroit News. In it, Senator Paul speaks of enterprise zones, with taxes so low as to "bail yourselves out". Adding to this an loosened visa incentive for a flow of foreign "entrepreneurs" into the city.
Paul, widely considered a 2016 potential presidential candidate, said he will introduce legislation Monday to create "economic freedom zones" by dramatically lowering taxes in depressed areas and loosen visa rules to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to immigrate to the city.
So now instead of "jobs that Americans don't want to do," perhaps we will be talking about cities that Americans don't want to live or work in.
I wonder how that would work?
Maybe something like this?
"Mr Chen, you are welcome to stay, invest, develop, and work in our country. However, you are limited to this particular region. If for some reason you are not satisfied there, I guess you are out of luck."Or in other words,
"Welcome to the Hotel Detroit. Love it, or get the hell out of our country.."Right, somehow I can't see THAT happening.
Which of course begs the question of what happens to those who emigrate, and decide to move somewhere a little safer than Baghdad of Michigan? When "loosening visa requirements," it seems that a genie let out is a little hard to stuff back in the lamp. Its hard to imagine 'restrictive' movement placed on those who simply seek a better life, and upon finding out that Detroit is no better than the hole they left, it is highly likely that they will indeed "seek" such a place.
And it seems we have heard those words about foreigners feeling welcomed before.
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By JGillman, Section News
Actually, I don't know a lot about this guy David Trott.
He's announced he will be challenging Kerry Bentivolio in the CD11 Republican primary. He apparently believes he can serve the district and the country better than the current incumbent, and I'm OK with a challenge on who can be the better conservative. I've said it before, I LIKE primaries.
"Crazy thought for a staunch conservative, right? Perhaps. But not if one has had the philosophical disagreements still within the framework of that conservatism. Not if those disagreements extend into Republican governance. Not if any particular conservative part of the constituency still feels his or her best representation is not being made."I say "bring it on!"
But Dave? Make sure you really have a reason, please.
If you feel its just your turn Mr Trott? Stay home. If you feel that several hundred thousand dollars in Michigan political campaigns over the last several years has earned you the seat, I disagree. If you think however, that Kerry Bentivolio's record of defending the constitution is lacking, and you can make a case for it, do it here.
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