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Bill Kristol: Gang Of Eight's Immigration Plan Is "Like Obamacare"

BILL KRISTOL: I was never enamored, but I was friendlier to sort of liberal immigration policy back in 2006, 2007. I've looked at this bill with kind of an open mind, honestly, and rather thought I might end up being well disposed to it. I just think if you look at it as a piece of legislation, it's bad legislation. Whatever your ultimate views on citizenship vs. legalization without citizenship, and I think I'm now more for legalization and not for a path for citizenship, it complicates things.

The actual bureaucracy this sets up, the hurdles, the triggers, you know, standards, it is in that respect like Obamacare. It's a big government piece of legislation. And I think there are much simpler ways to address the problems in our current immigration system than this 850-page piece of legislation. And I think that House Republicans can do much better than this 'Gang of 8' in the Senate. (Chris Stirewalt's Power Play, May 23, 2013) (via MFP)

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