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Democrats Add ‘Poison Pills’ To Amnesty Bills

From the Washington Times:

Senate panel OKs tax-welfare benefits for newly legal immigrants

By Stephen Dinan | May 20, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge…

Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the “Gang of Eight” senators who negotiated the 867-page bill..

But on Monday, the two Republicans sided with their party colleagues on key questions on giving illegal immigrants public benefits.

The 10 Democrats on the committee still outnumber the newly unified Republicans, but the votes signaled tough fights ahead on the Senate floor.

In one vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, tried to prevent anyone but citizens and green-card holders from being able to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, which uses the tax code to transfer money to the poor.

But Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said that would deny the tax credit not only to legalized immigrants but also refugees, asylum-seekers and other legal workers.

And Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, said denying the tax credit to legalized immigrants would hurt their children, many of whom are U.S. citizens…

And we can’t hurt the children.

From the Politico:

House immigration talks hang on health care


House immigration negotiators have given themselves until the end of the week to hash out language on what kind of health benefits should be available to undocumented immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship, a crucial issue for the talks.

If they can’t resolve this issue, the four-year immigration negotiations could come to a crashing halt…

The provision, in essence, said immigrants seeking citizenship must provide their own health care — and if any government entity provides them with services, they would be ineligible for permanent citizenship. The language was aimed at assuaging Republican concerns that the immigration bill would plunge the nation further into debt.

But as word spread, top Democrats — including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) — began to grow uncomfortable with the language their party drafted to prevent undocumented immigrants from taking advantage of government-subsidized health care.

Top Democrats are concerned that in emergency situations, for example, undocumented immigrants would be forced to undergo procedures that could bankrupt them, and eventually lead to deportation…

Senate and House Democrats are putting welfare and Obama-Care into their respective amnesty bills just to help guarantee amnesty never get passed in the House.

And it’s obvious these are poison pills, since both are completely unnecessary. Everybody knows if you legalize illegal aliens, they will eventually get welfare benefits and Obama-Care, no matter what any bill says.

A judge will be found who will decide that both welfare and Obama-Care are Constitutional rights that cannot be denied any ‘legal’ resident who is paying their taxes.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Democrats Add ‘Poison Pills’ To Amnesty Bills”

  1. River0 says:

    Bribing illegals to register Demonicrat, and Republicans are helping this along??!!

    What kind of nightmare bizarro world are we living in??!! America is on the ropes now thanks to traitors in every branch of government.

    Marco Rubio and all other GOP RINOs backing this had better bail out of this putrid travesty, and fast. We’re not zombies – yet – and we will make them pay a heavy political price.

    • River0 says:

      All polls show that illegals – and many legals – want free money and benefits, see Demonicrats as their Santa Claus, and vote overwhelmingly Demonicrat.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Marco Rubio is one of those who seems to be impressed with his own position and station in life.

    It happens when they latch onto an idea and disregard the practical aspects of that idea and instead, get caught up in the administrative tussle. “I am part of an elite group of people…therefore, people will have to do what I say.” It’s the narcotic of power and has intoxicated billions through the ages.

    So wrapped up in the notion of “getting something done” that the actual results of this garbage won’t hit him until long after the ship has sunk, if ever. It’s heavily tied in with pride, ego, the desire to be seen as a “mover and shaker” and several other human failings that all-too-often run rough-shod over good sense.

    I’m not excusing him. I’m just saying that he’s allowed himself to become a victim of his own self-perception; That he’s really impressed with himself right now and has ignored the national socialists’ track record of “amnesty now/border controls later” that has gone on and on and on.

    I’ve heard the danged commercial that they paid big bucks for during Rush’s daily show and even I can shoot it full of holes. Straw-man arguments, non-sequiturs, circular logic, etc. It’s perhaps the worst sales pitch I’ve ever heard, added with the underlying tone that if you aren’t for this bill, you’re a racist.

    Gee…there’s a new twist, eh?

    • Noyzmakr says:

      I think you may be on to something there Rusty. I’ve been racking my brain as to why the “boy wonder” would seemingly be SO oblivious to what’s really taking place here.

      I mean, this guy isn’t stupid….I don’t think. I think maybe you’ve nailed it.

      Churchill was certainly right.

  3. untrainable says:

    … negotiators have given themselves until the end of the week to hash out language on what kind of health benefits should be available to undocumented immigrants

    I can help you hash out the language. What kind of benefits should be available to illegal aliens? (get this, this is brilliant) NONE YOU FREAKIN IDIOTS!!! NONE Healthcare is not a right. It is a service. And it should be paid for by the person or persons being serviced.

    I’m so sick of hearing that healthcare is a right. When is a new Porsche in my garage going to become a right? When is a million dollar home for every single American going to become a right? When is freedom of (non-muslim) religion going to become a right? What? No it’s not. Just ask the IRS.

    And on the question of what this move would mean for the economy… if sequester crushed the government’s ability to do it’s friggin job as our illustrious leader claims, how much more money will we be on the hook for when 20 million new people go on unemployment and welfare? They may have to lay off some of the neofascists in the IRS. And what would THAT mean to government efficiency?

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