Skip to comments.Bush Pledges Tougher Border Security
Posted on 06/14/2007 9:20:55 AM PDT by michigander
Bush Pledges Tougher Border Security
Thursday June 14, 2007 4:46 PM
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By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, trying to salvage an immigration overhaul legislation, endorsed a plan Thursday that would lock in money for border security as way to win over conservative lawmakers and a skeptical public.
``We're going to show the American people that the promises in this bill will be kept,'' Bush said in a speech to the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Bush got behind a proposal to set aside money collected through fees and penalties for tougher border security and workplace enforcement. Two Republican senators, John Kyl of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have proposed such an amendment.
Bush said the measure would ``show the American people that we're going to do our jobs of securing this border once and for all.''
The provision would immediately divert $4.4 billion toward border security, with that amount to be paid back once new fees are in place. The point would be to ensure that border security would not be subject to the whims of the yearly budget negotiations.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
They finally admitted it, this is a bill to raise revenue for the treasury.
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
That's obviously news to our pols...
Bush Pledges Tougher Border Security
yeah.. that’s the ticket. /me heads for the koolaid dispenser
Constitution? We don’t need nor obey no stinkin’ Constitution.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice.....
AND that's EXACTLY WHY we DON'T WANT IT JORGE............
Uh, huh. “Read My Lips.....” Bull$hit, GW!
I don’t believe El Presidente.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The "set-aside" is a SPENDING bill. The "illegal immigrant amnesty" bill itself contains revenue-raising provisions--not this one.
“Bush said the measure would ``show the American people that we’re going to do our jobs of securing this border once and for all.”
Sounds fair, Mr. President.
Start fulfilling your constitutional duties, particularly, to defend us from foreign invasion by actually enforcing our immigration laws, and in a year or so we’ll talk about a “guest worker program”.
But lo siento, no promises . . .
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I heard Tony Snow on Laura Ingrham’s show this morning. Laura pointed out that we the people don’t trust government anymore so Snow used Reagan’s “Trust but verify” line.
Basically he said we should allow them to do what they want and then we’ll have a chance to verify that they were telling the truth. The only problem is that once it’s done it’s done and if they’re lying (they are) there won’t be anything we can do about it.
Prove it GW. Enforce current law and build the fence that is currently authorized by you.......
Fence, deport, jail employers and landlords of illegals.
Do all that and do it well and then I may have some confidence in your intentions Mr. President. Not before.
Oh, and the senate bill has to pass or the so called fees to pay for it will never be collected. What a crock, how about funding and building the fence and border security before any other bill is even considered?
I am starting to concur with others on this board that The President doesn't really care about Americans anymore. What American in their right mind would want to destroy their own people and take their country and party down in the process?
“Bush Pledges Tougher Border Security”
...pledge all you want! Polish your pledge with “Pledge”. Say the pledge of allegiance. Swear on you childrens eyes. Cross your heart. Sign an affidavit. I DON’T, NOR WILL EVER AGAIN BELIEVE YOU!! YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, ARE A LIAR! ONCE A LIAR, ALWAYS A LIAR! And NO I’m not a troll. I’ve volunteered for Reagan/Bush Sr/Kilgore/George Allen. W can pound sand!
W. has jumped the shark. It happened, for me, when I realized that my response to this thread was “I don’t believe you, Mr. President”.
Sure, Bush has made lots of pledges and pledges like promises are made to be broken. Sorry I no longer trust or believe this administration and find that I must now rethink my past support.
To hell with Bush and to hell with the incumbents.
It appears to be an amendment to the bill itself.
This is the first time I've seen any indication of how they planned to spend the $60 billion+ the bill could raise.
I voted for him twice.
I don’t believe him on this issue. He has zero credibility, and after listening to Laura Ingraham rip Tony Snow apart this morning, neither does Tony.
WHERE’S THE FENCE...
"Going to." Always future tense.
WTF have you been doing for the last six years, a$$hole?!?!
We'll talk about amnesty once you "have been" securing the border.
SPEND THE $30 BILLION ON THE BORDER MR PRESIDENT!!!
Bush addresses the Associated Builders and Contractors. Builders and contractors are the biggest abusers of illegal immigrant employment. Why doesn’t Bush address common American citizens for a change?
Promise the money, promise us the moon, but nothing changes until the American public sees real enforcement. No mas smoke and mirrors!
Well, someone had to do it. :-)
We don’t need no stinking Constitution, Bill “o” Rights, walls, mandatory English language, etc. in MexAmeriCanada.
Get used to it. So much more will be going by way of forced oral entry.
As Clinton said...”put some ice on it”. Now, it is Bush’s turn.
And have they stripped the provisions that will allow convicted illegal alien felons to remain in the US?
Who is going to pay for the welfare, food stamps and medic-aid these extended family members are going to demand?
We the US Citizens is who.
I no longer believe these lies.
Sure ... I’ll believe it when I see it
B.S., Mr. President. If you’re so committed to securing the borders, why not do that FIRST without any strings attached???
I am completely disillusioned with this man and this party’s elites.
More mush from the Wimp.
“Why doesnt Bush address common American citizens for a change?”
I’m glad you asked:
Because Rasmussen, Pew and every other poll in our solar system consistently shows that the average American would rather chew sand than get on board his amnesty amor train.
He knows he’d be wasting his breath.
Fences First. Show me you can stop them, THEN we’ll talk about playing pattycake with the ones here.
WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU. SHOW US FIRST.
DON’T JUST PASS A BILL AND/OR APPROPRIATE MONEY. WE DON’T TRUST YOU TO FOLLOW THROUGH. CUT OFF THE INFLUX OF ILLEGALS FIRST. ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS. MAKE IT MANDATORY AND POSSIBLE FOR EMPLOYERS TO CONFIRM IDENTITY. MOST ILLEGALS WILL DEPORT THEMSELVES IF THEY CAN’T GET FREEBIES AND THE JOBS DRY UP.
THEN TALK TO US ABOUT AMNESTY.
Bush Pledges Tougher Border Security.....
Hey J.O., you’re about 6 years too late!
Bush “endoresed a plan.” Kyl and Graham “have proposed such an amendment.” This is more of the same. Promises, promises, if you’ll do what we want, and then down the road, nada. This PROPOSED amendment is going to be used to lure senators or give them cover to vote to bring the bill to the floor. Once they’ve gotten it to the floor, there is no way they can guarantee it will be in the final bill. Bait and switch at its finest.
But Mr. President, you were saying the immigration bill would be sufficient to secure our borders BEFORE this proposed security funding bill.
So were you lying to us before?
And if that is the case, why should we believe you now?
Four words, Mr. President.
I. Don’t. Believe. You.
I could list the falsehoods and outright lies that have come from the president over the years, but I don’t have all day to type.
Posted on 05/24/2007 2:38:30 PM EDT by Shermy
President uses law's escape clause to drop funding for new homeland security force.
Washington -- The law signed by President Bush less than two months ago to add thousands of border patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border has crashed into the reality of Bush's austere federal budget proposal, officials said Tuesday.
Officially approved by Bush on Dec. 17 after extensive bickering in Congress, the National Intelligence Reform Act included the requirement to add 10,000 border patrol agents in the five years beginning with 2006. Roughly 80 percent of the agents were to patrol the southern U.S. border from Texas to California, along which thousands of people cross into the United States illegally every year.
But Bush's proposed 2006 budget, revealed Monday, funds only 210 new border agents.
We don't believe you!
Key Senators to call:
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