Democrat legislators in New York are finalizing a bill to give payments of more than $27,000 each to illegal immigrants and ex-convicts. They call it the “Excluded Workers Fund” and claim it’s needed because illegal immigrants and ex-cons were disproportionately harmed by the pandemic shutdown because they couldn’t establish a recent work history to qualify for unemployment payments. You can go to the link and read the details, but trust me: it won’t make any more sense if you do.
The story notes that not a single Republican is on record opposing the measure, but says that’s possibly because they couldn’t stop it anyway, so they will just let it pass in as crazy a form as possible to use it as a campaign issue against Democrats. Although I seriously doubt that they’re going to have a shortage of crazy Democrat bills to run against in New York.
In what I can only assume is a related story, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo just signed a bill to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by anyone over 21, even in public places. He must be hoping that New Yorkers will roll up and smoke their newspapers instead of reading them.
The law will allow New Yorkers to smoke pot in any public place where the smoking of tobacco is allowed. Wait until all the potheads learn that thanks to New York liberals, there are no places left where the smoking of tobacco is allowed.