Capitol Bell – California looks to cover illegal immigrants under Obamacare.
April 29, 2016
|Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where a Democratic senator proposes to use the tax code to help businesses grow. Good idea, tax experts Curtis Dubay and David Burton say, but his plan needs to do more. The next president, whoever he or she is, is going to have to sharpen America’s blunt sword, James Carafano writes. And did you hear that California lawmakers want to offer Obamacare to illegal immigrants? Leah Jessen has the facts.|
|California looks to cover illegal immigrants under Obamacare. In an unprecedented move, California legislators are considering extending Obamacare health coverage to the state’s estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrant population. If passed and signed into law, California would be the first state in the nation to request illegal immigrants be covered through a state exchange, reports The Daily Signal’s Leah Jessen.|
|America wants a foreign policy president. The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano writes that the presidential campaign more and more resembles Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. The public and pundits are constantly being surprised on where the course turns next. Few would have predicted the list of candidates left standing as the parties turn towards their conventions. Fewer still would have guessed that national security and foreign policy are topping the list of concerns as Americans get ready to pick their president.|
|The problem with this senator’s plan to help businesses deal with the tax code. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has released a plan to update the way businesses deduct the cost of capital expenses. Wyden is right to focus on capital cost recovery as a key way to improve the economy, but his plan does not go far enough to fix the problem because it focuses on administrative issues rather the flawed economic premise of current law, writes The Heritage Foundation’s Curtis Dubay and David Burton.|
|What we’re reading: “The American Family Association said Friday that its #BoycottTarget pledge has reached 1 million signatures one week after the pro-family group called for consumers to boycott Target stores over the company’s bathroom policy that allows the use of restrooms and changing rooms according to gender identity. ‘Earlier this month, the retail giant publicized its policy to allow self-identifying transgender individuals access to store bathrooms and fitting rooms that correspond with their own gender identity,’ the AFA said in a statement Friday. ‘AFA’s #BoycottTarget initiative has garnered widespread media attention, as AFA continues to maintain that while the Target policy aims to be welcoming to the transgender community, it opens the door for predators and voyeurs who would take advantage of such a policy,’ the AFA added.” Read more at CNSNews.com.|
|In December 2014, Mustafa Tameez and another local Muslim leader, Wardah Khalid, created a plan to counter violent extremism for Harris County and its largest city, Houston.|
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