The National Commission on Financial Responsibility and Reform wants to take on … immigration?! 

This is why someone as nakedly political as Andy Stern probably shouldn’t be making policy recommendations:

Democrats want immigration reform on the table as the White House fiscal commission examines ways to reduce deficits, saying there is a “credible connection” between the issue and the country’s fiscal situation.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andy Stern and Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), both Democrats on the bipartisan fiscal commission, said reforms giving the 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States a chance to stay in the U.S. legally could boost the economy and thereby help pay down the debt.

Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey quips:

Uh, sure.  Why not add amnesty to a debate over tax hikes and spending cuts?  May as well toss religion and sports into the mix as well.

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