Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hatch flip-flop of the week #5

This is a good one. Why, you ask? Because the flip flop happened in the same week.

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Flip Flop of the Week Volume 1, Issue 5: Mike Hatch Flip Flops On Illegal Immigration … In The Same Week!

December 2005: Hatch Argued, “The Governor Has Nothing To Do With Illegal Immigrants.”

“And while Pawlenty has recently drawn attention on illegal immigration, holding a public hearing in Worthington, it’s basically a federal issue. ‘The governor has nothing to do with illegal immigrants,’ [Hatch] said. ‘He can kick it all around he wants, but it’s a national policy.’” (“Hatch Brings Campaign For Governor To Bemidji,” Bemidji Pioneer, December 11, 2005)

December 2005: Hatch Attacked Governor Pawlenty For Making Illegal Immigration Problem Worse. “Attorney General Mike Hatch, a DFL candidate for governor, charged that the Pawlenty administration has exacerbated the illegal immigration problem. He said he has received repeated complaints that the Department of Labor and Industry has failed to enforce labor, occupational health and safety and workers' compensation laws at businesses that hire illegal immigrants. He also has heard complaints that the Revenue Department isn't investigating allegations that those employers are failing to pay payroll taxes.” (Bill Salisbury, “Pawlenty Immigration Report Ignites Firestorm,” Pioneer Press, December 16, 2005)
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