Chain Migration?

I really question the wisdom of some of our legislators. I did watch the SOTU last week. What a partisan showcase! I was surprised when the legislators booed when the president stated that he wanted to end chain migration.

Chain migration brings to mind old wooden sailing ships with holds filled with people shackled in chains being brought to a foreign land to be sold into slavery. An actual definition of the word deplorable is brought to mind. Isn’t chain migration what started all these problems?

In today’s age that is not what chain migration is about. From what I understand it is the ability to emigrate by knowing somebody, or better yet being related to someone. So someone can get someone to come in and do the dirty work, or hand over half the benefits. Nothing like slavery at all. Truly it seems to be the union way.

The president wants to replace chain migration with merit biased migration. Whatever. All I really ask is they be able to use a toilet. I really have no interest in the finer points. Other people are going to work out the rules anyway.

Then after the speech Faux News shows a clip of President Bill Clinton saying that he would end chain migration. So President Trump was just restating one of President Clinton’s objectives, and the Dems booed? No wonder the Republicans thought Trump was a Democrat when he ran. He has advocated Democrat goals on multiple occasions,, and they have always opposed their own goals when he expresses them.

So this is what the government shutdown is going to be all about? The party is doomed.

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New Hampshire Trees Win With Regulators

I was dismayed to find out that New Hampshire Regulators voted against clean hydroelectric power. True the power would have come from Canada and would be used in Massachusetts. However the power grid is interdependent, and problems and costs in Massachusetts would be reflected here in New Hampshire. A substation in Franklin would have provided New Hampshire with clean electrical energy.

As a believer in electric cars and transportation. It is logical that cheap clean electrical energy would help encourage the transition. The decision against clean inexpensive power saddened me.

Ostensibly the decision was to save trees and tourism. We should practice conservation the regulators say. What we will end up doing is burning more American coal. Nuclear power is being replaced with coal in New England. It is just the way it is. Shuttered coal plants are coming back on line as other forms of energy are legislated away. At least the trees are happy. Coal makes Co2, and trees love Co2. The regulators were right about that.

I am sure the price of electricity will now go up. A vibrant economy is the result of low cost energy. High energy costs are a drag on the economy. I am sure Amazon is looking for a new headquarters someplace other than a place with high energy costs.

In actuality, stupid moves by regulators make the market go down. Look what happened last Thursday. Some regulators don’t like winning, and it shows. Personally I see a direct linkage.