Skip to comments.Push for Amnesty Running Out of Time
Posted on 08/29/2013 5:30:02 AM PDT by cotton1706
At the beginning of Summer, supporters of amnesty, nee comprehensive immigration reform, had high hopes of passing legislation by the Fall. Big business, the GOP Establishment, Democrats and Big Labor were in rare alignment on the need to add millions more to the formal labor rolls. Popular conservatives like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan gave forceful speeches on the imperative of extending amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants. And then...well, nothing. Obama's Organizing for Action and immigrant advocates planned a long, hot summer of grass roots activity on the issue. They planned to target GOP House members at town halls and hold rallies across the country in support of the Senate's amnesty bill. Most of these failed. Amnesty activists planned a big rally with tens of thousands of supporters in the home district of GOP Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy. The rally attracted a few hundred people.
In a week and a half, Congress returns from its August recess. Supporters of amnesty seem no closer to securing final passage than they were before Congress took the month off. Worse, they are now looking at a very cluttered legislative calendar. Even if the winds shifted and amnesty fever took over Capitol Hill, there is very little time to get something done this year.
There are 9 legislative days in September. In October, there are around 14 legislative days. All told, before the end of the year, there are fewer than 40 legislative days when Congress is in session. If immigration were the only issue on the agenda, that would be an ambitious agenda to complete work on a bill. It is, however, by no means the only issue on the Fall agenda.
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At the end of September, the government's spending authority expires. Unless Congress agrees to a resolution extending the government's ability to spend money, the government will shut down. At the same time, on October 1st, one of the first major provisions of ObamaCare comes into effect. On that date, federal and state health exchanges are set to open to allow people to shop for health insurance.
A few weeks after this, the government's borrowing authority reaches the "debt ceiling" limit. Unless Congress lifts the ceiling, the government will no longer be able to issue new debt. No, the government doesn't default if it hits the ceiling, it can simply only spend the revenue it brings in each month.
The continuing resolution and the debt ceiling debate are already expected to consume almost all the oxygen in Washington. Add to this the deteriorating crisis in Syria and the Federal Reserve's widely expected withdrawal from the market, and it is hard to see the amnesty issue garnering more than a glancing look from policymakers.
Three to four crisis are about to converge on DC and Capitol Hill. These will crowd out discussions on immigration reform and amnesty, for which the public has no interest. Abraham Lincoln once said, "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me."
Events will kill amnesty.
I hope Amnesty does die a horrible death. They wanted to get milliions of new people on the voting rolls before next November. But if Amnesty dies and with Voter ID laws taking effect, there will not be a groundswell of new democrat votes next year. And all those people claiming asylum...they won’t be voting either.
I’m thinking that the 2014 CongressCritter campaigns are revving up soon and many wouldn’t want amnesty fresh in the minds of voters.
The are using the Mexicans as an excuse to fill this nation with more Islamics immigrants . The bill was full of quotas to let more of them in . Take a good look at what is happening in Syria and Egypt and ask yourself do you want the same thing happening here.
Running out the clock is a legitimate tactic.
I’m just amazed to find out how few “legislative days” they’ve had over the past few decades, and how much damage they’ve been able to do in those few days each year.
Agreed.....I want these illegals’ dreams smashed beyond all recognition. I want them demoralized, despondent and in fear for their future - just like their presence has caused to so many citizens here in our own country.
I don’t care what happens to them so long as they are GONE. We owe them nothing - we need them for nothing.
I think that should read: "FORMERLY popular conservatives like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan . . . "
Yeah, and maybe Boner is a lot more clever than I have given him credit for. Perhaps this was his strategy all along. If so, it appears to be working.
I sure hope it dies.
But forty legislative days is actually quite a long time for two parties committed to pushing something through—especially given that they’ve been working on it for almost a year and the Senate has already passed a big bill.
Vigilance still required.
“Im just amazed to find out how few legislative days theyve had over the past few decades, and how much damage theyve been able to do in those few days each year.”
How they’ve done it is with “omnibus” bills. They pile everything in, then create an artificially tight deadline (like Christmas) and pass them. Government shutdown, default, fiscal cliff, economic meltdown and any number of other “imminent crisis” terms.
Oh, and other events are exactly the type of distraction these evil-doers want—they are more than happy to operate under the radar.
As far as bonehead being clever, I will leave that to future historians to sort out. If he want to come out on the side of being clever though, all he has to do is fill up the legislative channels with budget, debt limit and possible war (or impeachment) matters and there will be no air in the room for anything else. If there is, he can further tie up the wheels with expanding the inquiries on IRS, NSA, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Misuse of the Court system (reporter searches) etc. Amnesty can be left twisting in the wind.
Don’t kid yourself re: Boehner.
Wouldn’t it be awful if Big Nanny government would shut down, depriving the dependent class of its take each month. Maybe a few million illegals would go back to Mexico where there are jobs, instead of milking the USA through food stamps, rent, free breakfasts and lunches at schools, the burgeoning prison population of illegals etd.
The Breitbart website tends to be whistle-past-the-graveyard optimistic. If people believed them in general they would let their guard down and we would get steamrolled even worse by the left wing Congressional democrats.
Formerly popular congressmen formerly believed to be conservative. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a connection there?
“Push for Amnesty Running Out of Time”
Next step: run the amnesty supports out of D.C.
"The United States shall guarantee to every state in the union a republican form of government,
AND SHALL PROTECT EACH OF THEM AGAINST INVASION."
I like your thinking but I’m thinking the other side is way ahead on this tactic and has been using amnesty as a look over here manuever to take attention from the “phony” scandals. IMO Benghazi is the “phoniest”. If the truth/facts ever come out, which is doubtful, my gut says it will involve Syria. Which IMO is why the admin wants to lob missiles; eliminate evidence.
Let us hope so.
Here is my plan for comprehensive immigration reform:
1. Finish a fence along the Mexican Border.
2. Deport all arrested immigrants who are here immediately.
3 Increase immigration enforcement activities in all West Coast ports.
4. Abolish birth-right citizenship.
5. Reunite families in their own countries.
6. Raid, raid, raid, the employers of illegal aliens. Deport the aliens, fine or imprison the employers. Enforce the current laws and make them tougher.
7. Cut the numbers of legal aliens.
8. Abolish all benefits for non-citizens.
9. Make citizenship requirements much harder than they currently are, and take a longer period of residency.
10. Abolish dual citizenship. You are either an American, or you are not.
The above are in no particular order of importance. Any one of them would do for a start. I like the fence, myself.
Thanks for what I expect will be the biggest horse-laugh of the day.
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