I have no problem if Rumfeld does this. I hope he does.
quickest way to get anyone to change their mind on anything is to hit them in the pocketbook..
If there's a petition to sign, let me know.
Time to push back against these pussy punks.
Withholding federal funds? Would that even be in Rumsfelds job description? I think they are talking to the wrong agency.
Losing $80 million in federal funds should get the attention of the anti-war crowd in a hurry, and college presidents.
We'll show those warmongers.
I doubt he has the ability to do so.
Where in the budget are the funds sourced?
If DOD then he might but if Education he has no say.
In the first place I don't think that the funding comes from the Defense Department so I doubt Rumsfeld could cut off the federal dollars even if he would. Second, the college allowed the recruiters on campus as required by the Solomon Amendment. I think you would have to show that they aided the bozos who harassed the recruiters until they left.
If the administration doesn't do something about this the end is near.
power of the purse strings is indeed very powerful.
Perhaps they do not give a damned about federal funds with all kinds of strings attached, cut them off and be done with it.
You won't soon see any retaliations from either side.
UC needs the cash and the DOD needs the weapons.
It's detente by mutual destruction.
Yank the funding. Let this be an example to all the other colleges out there.
Bet that most of these protesters were at the illegal immigrant rallies, and that some of the are illegal immigrants.
This is not about workers rights or fair immigration policies. It has to do with international communist/socialist orgs looking to gain the political upperhand in the U.S..
Posted by JeffHead Jeff links to Mexica.org's 'after protest' pic fest. You can see there what the marchers thought they were marching for.
A poster for Fridays march. March 31. This poster lists the Latino orgs that are promoting the protests. They are all communist/socialist front orgs.
Here is my analysis of what is going on behind the scenes.
Here is some evidence that 'amnesty' increases illegal entries. These people knew before the demonstrations that the time was ripe.
Smith Act of 1940 This is the U.S. statute that ought to apply to the organized gathering of tens of thousands of foreign nationals calling for the overthrow of our country.
H.R. 4437 At this link you will find a good exegesis of the only bill that doesn't offer some type of amnesty/pathway to citizenship/excuses for illegal entry. It is harsh on employers but has reasonable protections for employers who verify documents that are later shown to be false. It explains that the databases necessary are already in place. It provides for border security.
Understand that the provision that the protesters say is 'racist,' that makes illegals felons, was inserted by the Dems a short time ago. That clarifies why Hillary happened to discover the immigration issue a week before the marches. Why she demonized Republicans as "making Jesus a criminal."
Keep in mind just who organized these protests. Who provided the tens of thousands of T-shirts, the thousands of professionally made signs, the hours and hours of promotion on Spanish language radio and TV stations. It has been noticed that Islamic orgs names and logos appear on some of these signs as well. Remember that NEA teachers and administrators are the ones who have assisted the march organizers by providing bussing for their students, hoisting Mexican flags at school and overlooking the truancy.
Don't forget that the last two Presidential elections were nearly 50/50. Think about how our Congress is looking for a way to appease these foreign nationals through legislation. No election necessary. The outcome of legalizing 11 million illegals and encouraging more to come will be a solid lock for the left forevermore in national elections. We dont need an immigration bill. We need and want a border security and illegal aliens bill. An immigration/guest worker bill can come after that is done.
Good thread for any that missed it. It should really make you mad.
Every dollar spent in U.S. taxes for social services for illegal aliens frees up additional cash to be sent south as part of the annual remittances which provided $20 billion in 2005. According to the CNN news show Lou Dobbs Tonight (3/21/05), "Remittances, as they're called, are expected to become Mexico's primary source of income this year, surpassing the amount of money that Mexico makes on oil exports for the first time ever."
The bill that was just defeated in the Senate was an amnesty, plain and simple. But take a look at what these treasonous scumbags tried to hide in it. They will be back and we can expect more of this if we do not act decisively.
The second nasty surprise? Just before the committee approved the bill on the evening of March 27, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) offered the "DREAM Act" as an amendment. It passed on a voice vote.
The DREAM Act is a nightmare. It repeals a 1996 law that prohibits state universities from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. The principle, of course, is that no illegal alien should be entitled to receive a taxpayer-subsidized benefit that out-of-state U.S. citizens can't get. But the committee's bill allows illegals to be treated better than those U.S. citizens on tuition.
Give the recruiters a military escort and authorization to defend them using any means necessary, even if it means turning that raucous mob into a bloody smear.
Personally I think they should take it another step farther. If they want the money the 'teachers' pushing this movement must be fired.