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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast my sweeties! Come to refill the old political obsession tank? Here to procure that pithy but deep diatribe fix? Well you are in the right place! This is edition number 223 and we call it the “No Match Podcast” with your absolutely unmatchable hosts, Right Coast radio guy Todd Feinburg and Left Coast AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one). This week we have our dear friend and special guest Jessica Vaughan, she of the Director of Research for the Center for Immigration Studies, to discuss with us the return (did I hear anyone say “Hallelujah”???) of the No Match letters that are now going out to every employer in America who submits an I9 form for even one employee whose name and social security number do not match what is in the Social Security database.
Jessica tells us that many of these no matches are just…typos! Many are just…name changes! And many are (shhhh) illegal aliens either using stolen or fabricated SS#’s. This is where the actual problem is. The Democrats know it. The Chamber of Commerce knows it. And they are screaming that these letters are going out and good lord that is a good thing!
Next, we discuss the concept of Universal Basic Income. Tried in a million places under a billion conditions. Is it effective and reducing welfare state bureaucracy? Isit a good idea to give succeeding generations of people (Americans) the idea that there just is no need to work or make anything of yourself? Is it possible to defend this idea of reducing everyone to dependent status at all? We try. We try.
Then, our shower thought…conceived in showers…about anything. And our hidden gem this week? from Son Seals, Telephone Angel. Enjoy!
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