Yeah, Let's Do That

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But then we get Kamala, right? I see a downside there.

Nevertheless, Andrew C. McCarthy gives a very good reason for sending Joe back to Delaware: Biden's Immigration ‘Parole’ Scam.

We must have a “safe, orderly, and humane processing” of “migrants” seeking to enter the United States. Prepare to hear that a lot, particularly on Sunday at President Biden’s drive-by in El Paso. It’s the new Biden administration mantra. If you hear it often enough, Biden hopes you’ll pass into just the right detached, transcendental state — the state that seems to befall him now and again (and again . . . and again . . .). That way, you might not notice that Congress has already enacted into federal law the “safe, orderly, and humane process” for aliens who enter our country in violation of our laws.

It’s called detention.

Last weekend, I urged that the House impeach Biden over the security catastrophe he has willfully created at the southern border. In just the last two months, for example, over 600,000 illegal aliens — oh, sorry, migrants — have been apprehended. And mind you, that doesn’t count another 200,000-plus “got aways,” who’ve snuck in without being captured because Biden won’t provide adequate enforcement resources. As anger over his non-enforcement policy mounts, Biden is now trying to hoodwink the country into believing that he is getting tough on illegal-alien entries, despite two years of aiding and abetting millions of them. That is what tomorrow’s theater in El Paso is about. It’s why on Thursday, Biden announced a new policy, dramatically warning Latin America that aliens who show up at the border without legal authorization to enter will be denied the opportunity to apply for asylum.

Wikipedia isn't always the best source for political issues, but I assume they've got the wording of Article II, Section One, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution correct. The one where the incoming president swears (or affirms) that he will "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States". Which includes (Article II, Section Three, Clause 5) taking "care that the laws be faithfully executed".

I know that's hopelessly old-fashioned. And unlikely to result in a satisfactory conclusion. Still…

Briefly noted:

  • Failing impeachment, could we at least destroy the Internal Revenue Service? Liz Wolfe notes a story that (as near as I can tell) flew largely under the radar while the Kevin McCarthy votes were ballyhooed: In 2022, the IRS Went After the Very Poorest Taxpayers.

    On Wednesday, Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) released data provided to it by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on audits performed by the agency in fiscal year 2022. Despite the infusion of new funding earmarked for the IRS via last year's Inflation Reduction Act, the agency continued historic trends of hassling primarily low-income taxpayers, with relatively few millionaires and billionaires getting caught up in the audit sweep.

    "The taxpayer class with unbelievably high audit rates—five and a half times virtually everyone else—were low-income wage-earners taking the earned income tax credit," reported TRAC, noting that the poorest taxpayers are "easy marks in an era when IRS increasingly relies upon correspondence audits yet doesn't have the resources to assist taxpayers or answer their questions."

    I get the argument: the Earned Income Tax Credit is rife with error and fraud as the IRS itself admits. Still…

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