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How Senate Amnesty Bill is like Obamacare

On Thursday, the Senate passed the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," a 1,200-page behemoth aka "Schumer-Rubio," for the senior New York Democrat and junior Florida Republican who were the main sponsors. Besides citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, the bill promises effective border security ... sometime. Schumer-Rubio recalls Obamacare in these respects:

• Sweetheart deals:

Vote-buying was key to Schumer-Rubio winning, as it was for Obamacare. Remember the Cornhusker Kickback that secured then-Sen. Ben Nelson's vote and higher Medicare reimbursements for his Nebraska? This time around, Nevada's two senators - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Sen. Dean Heller - got funding for a tourist promotion program for Nevada's casinos.