The No Match Podcast

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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Published in: Economics, Immigration, Politics

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  1. colleenb Member
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    @colleenb

    First of all, Blue Yeti, LIKE.  I think there are fewer comments, etc, because there is no way to like a podcast as opposed to a post.

    It will be interesting to see if the President just goes for some actions on immigration but I can understand that the DOJ may be saying one fight at a time or lets keep what we are doing under the radar for now.  

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  2. EtCarter Inactive
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    @EtCarter

    Mike, Todd (,and Jessica), the first subject re “No Match” was one of the more brilliant ideas to elegantly right a huge societal wrong, however, I still wasn’t going to write a comment until you guys started blowing my mind with UBI discussion .

    The straight-talk I heard coming from Todd was so scandalous I thought I should tell him a have a good place to hide out if The Bureaucracy Squad tries to silence him. lol. Seriously, I appreciated the way Mike was able to present the prog-lefts utopian viewpoints without mocking that group. It just made me very pleased to hear the stuff I had to learn back when high-school had civics and US Government/US History class for American teenagers. Even though most of my brain was occupied with girls, sci-fi, and sports, that 5 percent left for rational thought could appreciate what an amazing system the founding fathers had hammered-out to give this experiment the best chance it could have in a fallen world where the bad guys are still out there, yknow?  Thanks for a great show! Very thought-provoking!

    P.S.Reminded me of a hilarious argument between a DC Comics/Elseworlds written/drawn by Frank Miller in DK2 where The Green Arrow and The Question (one is left, one is right) having it out while holding evil at bay. A fav DC scene.

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  3. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Mike, Todd (,and Jessica), the first subject re “No Match” was one of the more brilliant ideas to elegantly right a huge societal wrong, however, I still wasn’t going to write a comment until you guys started blowing my mind with UBI discussion .

    The straight-talk I heard coming from Todd was so scandalous I thought I should tell him a have a good place to hide out if The Bureaucracy Squad tries to silence him. lol. Seriously, I appreciated the way Mike was able to present the prog-lefts utopian viewpoints without mocking that group. It just made me very pleased to hear the stuff I had to learn back when high-school had civics and US Government/US History class for American teenagers. Even though most of my brain was occupied with girls, sci-fi, and sports, that 5 percent left for rational thought could appreciate what an amazing system the founding fathers had hammered-out to give this experiment the best chance it could have in a fallen world where the bad guys are still out there, yknow? Thanks for a great show! Very thought-provoking!

    P.S.Reminded me of a hilarious argument between a DC Comics/Elseworlds written/drawn by Frank Miller in DK2 where The Green Arrow and The Question (one is left, one is right) having it out while holding evil at bay. A fav DC scene.

    you lost me there EtCarter…what was the “brilliant idea to elegantly right a huge societal wrong” to which you refer?

    Thanks for the positive vibes (and please write us a review on iTunes if the possible :-)!!!

     

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  4. Saint Augustine Member
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    @SaintAugustine

    I like the Charles Murray strategy.  UBI as a replacement for the current welfare leviathan sounds like an improvement.

    I wonder what the numbers are: How many dollars per year per US resident would it take to solve the debt problem in ten years if UBI were to replace all our welfare systems?

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