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Obama Says He’ll Take Immigration Action With House Stuck | Bloomberg

President Barack Obama said he’ll resort to executive action on U.S. immigration rules because House Republicans won’t hold a vote on legislation to revamp the system.

“For more than a year, Republicans in the House of Representatives have refused to allow an up-and-down vote,” the president said at the White House. They are “unwilling to stand up to the Tea Party to do what’s best for the country.”

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Politicians Won’t Stay Bought | Peter Mehit

In a casual conversation someone quipped, “You know the real problem with politicians…they just won’t stay bought.” There was muted laughter. It’s too true to be funny.

Politician. The word has precise sound to it, as if your mayor had been called by God to run. As if people go into public service like it’s a ministry. For the good of all with pure, honorable intentions.  But the job is nothing like that. It’s a lot of arm twisting and ear bending by people all wanting you to do conflicting things. And in the end, nobody’s really happy with you. As Parker and Stone pointed out, the public sees you either as a ‘Giant Douche’ or a ‘Turd Sandwich’. Why would anyone want a such a shitty job?

Power.

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