It’s apparently official: the decision nuking subsidies for policies on federal exchanges is not coming out today.
We’re stuck with feckless presidents who can barely be bothered to notice when Russian-supported terrorists deliberately shoot down an airliner with 23 Americans on board. In other words, the usual.
Let’s see . . . Hillary’s reaction to 298 deaths: it’s Europe’s problem . . . boring. Obama to speak live at 11:30 Eastern . . . boring. DoJ heard IRS emails missing on the news . . . why should they be different than Obama . . . boring. Ted Cruz joining Glenn Beck at the border . . . shrug.
My only reaction to all of this is that there should be a long German word to describe a feeling of overwhelming rage combined with a sort of boredom that comes from realizing that the rage-inducing events are so commonplace as to be barely worthy of note.
Honestly, the most interesting thing I see in the news is Paul Krugman’s piece crowing over the fact that there is (he says) no inflation resulting from billions upon billions of QE. I just think we should bookmark it today because we’ll be darkly chuckling about it at some point in the not too distant future. That’s the best I can do. Y’all are welcome to comment on any of the topics above.
Should I just go ahead and post my “Halbig: Obama Loses” post now? It’s ready to go. Just waiting for actual events to catch up.
UPDATE: OK, here’s a good one from Byron York: most asylum claims are approved even before they get to court.
Democrats who oppose changing the law to allow quicker removals of families and unaccompanied young people illegally crossing the southwestern border into the U.S. often argue that those entering the country illegally are entitled to a “day in court.”
The illegal immigrants “should be given their days in court,” said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday. “The kids should have their day in court,” said Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro before a White House meeting this week. Young people should be given “a meaningful day in court to protect their rights under our laws,” added Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
Now, new numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the “vast majority” of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge. “Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65 percent of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately approved by asylum officers in Fiscal Year 2014,” says a Judiciary Committee statement. “And this is just the first bite of the apple. Many more cases can be approved later. Where an asylum officer does not approve the application, it is then referred to an immigration judge where the applicant can try again. If that fails, they can continue to appeal their case.”
The tens of thousands of kids streaming in to the country know what to say. They have been told. They aren’t going anywhere.
UPDATE x2: This is odd as well: Obama administration says territories not subject to ObamaCare. I don’t follow their logic, as the law actually provides that territories are treated the same as states. Still, this seems worth noting. Time to move to the Virgin Islands?