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Immigrant fund devalues H-2A, other efforts at legal employment
By PAM LEWISON  | 
Aug 12, 2020

The irony of Washington state setting up a relief fund for undocumented workers while also trying to make it too expensive for farmers to legally hire workers through the H-2A program shouldn’t be lost on anyone.

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Lowering Medicare Eligibility to 60 Years of Age
By ROGER STARK  | 
Aug 12, 2020

For years, the political left has suggested lowering the age of eligibility for Medicare enrollment. Rather than advocate for a single-payer health care system, lowering the age of Medicare eligibility is simply an incremental step toward the left’s goal of a complete government-run system. Incremental steps, including Obamacare, continue to move the U.S. closer to a single-payer plan.

The most recent proposal would drop the age of Medicare eligibility to 60 years of age. Researchers at Politico have made estimates of the impact of this move. Overall, 23 million Americans would potentially  wind up in the Medicare expansion – 13.4M now enrolled in employer-paid health insurance, 3.8M from Medicaid rolls, 3.2M who now have individual health insurance plans, and the remainder who are now uninsured.

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Washington waives license requirements for the privileged, not for the poor
By TODD MYERS  | 
Aug 11, 2020

If you want to be a hairdresser or manicurist in Washington state, you face a challenge in getting your occupational license approved by the state during the COVID restrictions. The state computer system to confirm you’ve met the requirements has not been working properly for more than a month. And, scheduling a test with the current restrictions is difficult.

If, however, you want to be a lawyer, it is a piece of cake. The bar exams have been waived.

It is the latest example of how government regulation favors the rich while imposing high costs and barriers on workers trying to get a job.

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