“you Get a car! AND you Get a car! AND you Get a car! ”
We all remember Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey Court rules on Prince Philip’s will to remain sealed for 90 years. Piers Morgan to Join News Corp., Host New Show on Fox Nation Royal Family Supports BLM Movement, Says Senior Representative MOREThe most famous phrase during her reign as Queen of daytime television. It was an enjoyable moment for all the people on the receiving end, and for the rest of us to witness on our television screens.
The me you can see: Me giving cars away. For over 17 years, that famous episode where I yelled “Get a car!” I have been followed by people worthy of the audience of my study. Videos, gifs, memes, you name it, I’ve seen it. pic.twitter.com/nMA79JYnQY
– Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) May 22, 2021
Now the Biden administration is reportedly seriously considering a different gift: paying many of those who entered the country illegally and were separated under the Trump administration enough money, up to $ 450,000 each, or close to $ 1 million per family. , to put them in the richest 1 percent. According to the Wall Street Journal:
“The US Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to about $ 1 million per family, although the final figures could change, people familiar with the matter said,” the statement read in the explosive report. “Most of the families who crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the United States included a father and son, the people said. Many families would likely receive lower payments, depending on their circumstances,” the people said.
The United States is in talks to offer separated immigrant families at the border in 2018 about $ 450,000 per person in compensation, people familiar with the matter say. https://t.co/mmY60OIfHy
– The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 28, 2021
The report goes on to say that “discussions about payments have taken place in recent months” between dozens of private attorneys representing illegal immigrant families and attorneys for the United States government.
If this materializes, and something remotely similar to these payments takes place, imagine the impact it will have on those in Central America, Haiti, and other parts of the world who are thinking of coming to the US and need a little more incentive to take The Long and Dangerous Journey: A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow, along with the ability to live in America permanently. It could also be called a Caravan Incentive Project.
It’s hard to imagine how the Biden administration could mishandle the catastrophe at the border more completely, and Americans know it, even though the major networks and most cable news channels largely ignore the story. . The data says it all: The United States is on track to bring more than 2.3 million people to the country this year. That’s more than the populations of Boston, Washington, DC, and Denver combined. And the numbers keep going up, not down, despite the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro Mayorkas Democratic Representatives Call for Inquiry into Texas Border Policy Biden Again Restricts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Amid Hillicon Valley Legal Battle – Blinken Introduces New State Cyber Office MORE saying with a straight face that the border is closed.
Vice president Kamala harrisKamala HarrisHarris Makes Final Pitch For McAuliffe McAuliffe, Youngkin Releases Closure Announcements Before Virginia Elections Anomalies Or Attacks? Fear, uncertainty and politics of the Havana syndrome MORE he was appointed “border czar” many months ago. So far, he has barely spoken about his main job, has provided no updates or progress reports on stemming the tide of crossers, and has only held a press conference on the crisis.
Perhaps as a result, Biden-Harris is vote with 23 percent approval on his handling of the border. Numbers like this are alarming to left-wing editorial boards who know that these kinds of policies, along with inflation, worker shortages, supply chain crises, rising urban crime, controversies over education and the fiasco of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, they could easily return to the House and Senate. to the Republican Party in 2022.
“In its apparent desperation to devise an immigration strategy that will impose order on an increasingly uncontrolled migration, the Biden administration has unleashed a torrent of words and goals untethered to specific policies and timetables.” the editorial board of the Washington Post – who has never endorsed a Republican presidential candidate in his history – he warned on August 8.
“To date, on immigration matters, officials have effectively reversed and reversed some of the Trump administration’s most pernicious policies, but without a clear roadmap to address the immediate crisis – a decades-long surge in illegal crossings of borders – or the long-term challenge that drives migration: dysfunction, disorder and decline in Central America, “the editorial continued before concluding:
“They have pushed for a policy whose inconsistency has created pressure on the border that may cost Democrats control of one or both houses of Congress in next year’s midterm elections. So far, there is nothing in the short-term strategy. or long-term management that is likely to change that dynamic. “
So how much is the $ 450,000 that some migrants could receive?
It is more than some families of those killed on September 11 received.
“If an American service member dies in the line of duty, his or her closest relative receives an insurance payment of $ 400,000,” according to Rep. Dan crenshawDaniel CrenshawGreene fined third time for refusing to wear mask on House floor Early redistribution plans show Republican cuts for long haul Republican lawmaker fined K after skipping metal detectors MORE (R-Texas), an Afghan war veteran who lost an eye in combat.
And, during the height of COVID-19, many Americans who lost their jobs or businesses received a fraction of that sum in compensation.
Gasoline prices have risen more than 40 percent since this time last year. Core inflation is at a 30-year high. Home heating costs are projected to rise more than 50 percent this winter. And the cost of food has risen so much that this will be the most expensive Thanksgiving ever, according to MSNBC.
MSNBC says Thanksgiving “is shaping up to be the most expensive meal in the holiday’s history.” pic.twitter.com/kqsZSh5bVU
– The first (@TheFirstonTV) October 26, 2021
But, sure, let’s pay $ 450,000 or even more to those who cut the line and came here illegally.
This is pure madness. The president should have to answer for this.
But since the president hasn’t held a solo press conference in 100 days and has gone almost 10 weeks without doing a challenging interview, the White House’s plan is apparently for him not to answer questions beyond those of the media. extremely friendly.
Playing it safe worked during the 2020 campaign. It also worked during the first months of Biden’s presidency. But now, with reports like these coming from the Wall Street Journal, running and hiding is no longer an option.
Joe Concha is a political and media columnist for The Hill.