Thursday, August 28, 2008

Decoding Party Platforms

Michael Kinsley, in an August 9, 2008, N.Y. Times column on the Democratic Party Platform, noted this in passing:

Translating the document is no simple task. First, an alarmist note. Democrats favor “tough, practical and humane immigration reform.” And, “We will provide immediate relief to working people who have lost their jobs, families who have lost their homes and people who have lost their way.” It’s not clear what that third item refers to. Tax credits for G.P.S. devices? Presumably,“people who have lost their way” doesn’t mean illegal immigrants trying to find the border.

I like the idea. If we stick only to G.P.S. devices, we might be able to afford this plan.

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