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Goode Call

Rep. Virgil Goode is trying to save the president from himself by pre-empting the Mexican raid on our Social Security system. The so-called “totalization” agreement, already negotiated and signed, would give many currently illegal Mexicans access to our Social Security system. Once the White House presents it to Congress, lawmakers have 60 days to reject it, otherwise it automatically goes into effect. Yesterday Goode introduced a resolution (H.Con.Res. 50) calling on the president not to present the thing to Congress in the first place. Getting meaningful Social Security reform is going to be hard enough without injecting illegal immigration into the mix — the president ought to send Goode a valentine for his trouble.


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