Thursday, September 11, 2014

Don’t Give the Masters of the Universe Their Amnesty

Via Jeffery

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday evening about Senate Democrats’ refusal to support legislation to block the president’s proposed executive actions on immigration policy, and the interests supporting amnesty. Following is an adapted version of his remarks.

Earlier this week I spoke about the president’s promise that he would issue an executive amnesty to 5 or 6 million people. The planned amnesty would include work permits, photo IDs, and Social Security numbers for millions of people who illegally entered the U.S., illegally overstayed their visas, or defrauded U.S. immigration authorities.

The Senate Democratic conference has supported and enabled the president’s unlawful actions and blocked every effort to stop them. Not even one of our Democratic colleagues has backed the House legislation that would stop this planned executive amnesty or demanded that Senator Reid bring it up for a vote. Every Senate Democrat is therefore the president’s partner in his planned lawless acts.

 Tonight I would like to talk about the influence of special interests on our nation’s immigration system. How did we get to the point where elected officials, activist groups, the ACLU, and global CEOs are openly working to deny American workers the immigration protections to which they are legally entitled? How did we get to the point where the Democratic party is prepared to nullify and wipe away the immigration laws of the United States of America?

Just yesterday Majority Leader Reid wrote in a tweet something that was shocking. He said: “Since House Republicans have failed to act on immigration, I know the President will. When he does, I hope he goes Real Big.”

Let this sink in for a moment. The majority leader of the Senate is bragging that he knows the president will circumvent Congress to issue executive amnesty to millions, and he is encouraging the president to ensure this amnesty includes as many people as possible. And the White House has acknowledged that 5 to 6 million is the number they are looking at.

Has one Senate Democrat stepped forward to reject Mr. Reid’s statement?

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  1. I predicted Obama would do this ages ago. I was wrong on one point I figured he would do it before the election and make them all democratic voters. I really thought the last week of October Obama would do this and make the eligible to vote before any challenge could happen. He still could this could all be just a smoke screen.


    1. Never know with him, since he wets his finger and sticks it in the breeze before making any decisions.

  2. "Has one Senate Democrat stepped forward to reject Mr. Reid’s statement?"

    Has any R's?

    They are all the same beast.

    Deathcare is a good example of the lawlessness that we are living under. Lurking on blogs I've seen people remarking about the noncompliance of having health insurance and the penalties.

    This should get interesting.

    1. I've seen people remarking about the noncompliance of having health insurance and the penalties.

      The only way they can take the money from you is through your tax refund, so just make sure they don't owe you anything. At least that was the way it was originally and I haven't heard anything on it since then.

    2. Have they been truthfull or stayed within parameters of how the law was written? Its changed how many times since the SC ruling.

      My guess is they will put liens on accounts til the penalty is met
      Unless they seize everything before that.

    3. All I know is I haven't heard anything since, so I assumed there has been no change. Not that doing something illegal wouldn't be tried if they thought they could get away with it.

      Just searched and this is the most recent I found.

      The IRS has said since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 that it will follow the letter of law for those who fail to purchase insurance -- that is, Americans will face a fine but will not have their property or bank accounts levied.

      "Congress was very careful to make sure that there was nothing too punitive in this bill," then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said in 2010.

  3. Someone should get all the companys names and subsidiaries,and put it out on the web and let people hit them in their pocketbooks.

    1. Doesn't seem like many pay attention going on past results. Think things will need to get really bad before the masses even open one eye.