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Illinois to Create Private Scholarship Fund for Children of Undocumented Immigrants
Fox News Latino ^ | May 31, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/31/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by bushwon

Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state to create a private college scholarship fund for the children of undocumented immigrants.

The Illinois House, which on Thursday passed a state version of the DREAM Act by a 61-53 vote, sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that would set up a state fund that would route privately funded college scholarships to as many as 95,000 children of undocumented immigrants.

The children would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs.

The measure, which Quinn, a Democrat, has said he plans to sign, had already passed the state Senate.

In a statement released after the House passed the measure, Quinn said: "I believe everyone has the right to a first-class education, and the Illinois DREAM Act strengthens Illinois' commitment to ensuring education for all."

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/05/31/illinois-dream-act-private-scholarship-fund-children-undocumented-immigrants/#ixzz1NxAefG00

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; chicago; dreamact; freestuff; highereducation; illegals; immigration; taxes
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Another #1 for Illinois....
1 posted on 05/31/2011 11:02:14 AM PDT by bushwon
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To: bushwon

The insanity of the left continues unabated.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 11:03:30 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: bushwon

I thought Illinois was broke


3 posted on 05/31/2011 11:04:00 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: bushwon

So how long will it be before Chicago looks like Detroit?


4 posted on 05/31/2011 11:04:10 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Lysandru

The south side of Chicago already does.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: bushwon
There are countless private scholarships for illegals and several states who allow in-state tuition for illegals and many college departments that give brownie points to illegals over citizens. This was bound to be the next atrocity.
6 posted on 05/31/2011 11:06:32 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: elpadre

I thought Illinois was broke


It is, this is supposed to be private funded, but it is being steared towards this group....and I am not sure of the resident status of the students.....

Also, there is a lot of competition for college seats. Glad to know IL is taking care of the “undocumented” children of the state.

Hmmm what about the children of legal citizens?


7 posted on 05/31/2011 11:06:45 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Will the last person leaving Illinois turn out the lights?...


8 posted on 05/31/2011 11:07:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: bushwon
How the hell can it be "private" if it is run and administered by the STATE?
9 posted on 05/31/2011 11:07:15 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Lysandru
working on it...

A man who was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl were among six people killed and at least 21 others wounded in separate shootings over the Memorial Day holiday and into the night, officials said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2727583/posts

Sears thinking about moving from Illinois

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2719050/posts

10 posted on 05/31/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: AuntB; Liz; La Lydia

Good when the illegal aliens swarm IL for the free college dont cry to us


11 posted on 05/31/2011 11:07:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


12 posted on 05/31/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: elpadre

it is


13 posted on 05/31/2011 11:09:21 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bushwon
If you don't pay your bills, you'll have lots of money left over for ‘stuff’.
14 posted on 05/31/2011 11:09:40 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: bushwon
Passing a fund that is illegals and they say Arizona's are breaking the law. Dang///???? And Illinois with all those bilious in surplus funds.
15 posted on 05/31/2011 11:10:39 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: bushwon

I guess there aren’t any American kids in Illinois who could use those scholarships.


16 posted on 05/31/2011 11:12:40 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Recovering_Democrat

How the hell can it be “private” if it is run and administered by the STATE?


Makes one wonder....crony-capitalism? fascism? I am sure if someone follows the money, there is another interesting story in the making....


17 posted on 05/31/2011 11:15:08 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

The article lacks specifics on the funding. The article talks about private scholarships but the funding seems to be provided by taxpayers. There seems to be a confusion between public and private money. What is the funding level and impact on the state budget? What are the administration costs? It seems that the state of Illinois has now gone into the immigration business. This law will require the state to determine immigration status. Is the state then complicit in the immigration status?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: bushwon
Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state to create a private college scholarship fund for the children of u illegal aliens.

lol...

The illegal alein scholarship fund!

Ya can't make this stuff up!

19 posted on 05/31/2011 11:17:32 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: bushwon
Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state to create a private college scholarship fund for the children of u illegal aliens.

lol...

The illegal alien scholarship fund!

Ya can't make this stuff up!

20 posted on 05/31/2011 11:17:41 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: pallis

I am guessing that scholarship money is more competitive than ever as adults and adolescents seek to continue their education due to poor job market...


21 posted on 05/31/2011 11:17:50 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

They are NOT undocumented.They are the children of Illegal aliens.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 11:19:08 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: businessprofessor

Indeed.

Article also does not indicate the immigration status of the students or whether the applicants could be from other states....IL, the new higher ed destination for children (legal?) of “undocumented workers.”


23 posted on 05/31/2011 11:20:23 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

USC 8 Section 1324: Any conduct that facilitates an alien to reside in the United States illegally is “harboring” and carries a five year prison sentence. Under the expanded RICO statutes of 1996, a private citizen can sue any person, city or state in violation of this law in Civil Court.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 11:20:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bushwon; All

“....obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs.


Hmmm not sure what this means. So they can enroll in the state college savings programs—I think most of which are tuition guarantee programs? There is taxpayer subsidy there in addition to the out-of-state tuition waivers.


25 posted on 05/31/2011 11:23:00 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: puppypusher

This bill isn’t only for children of illegal aliens. The bill would help illegal aliens, children who were brought to this country, illegally, by their parents.


26 posted on 05/31/2011 11:24:18 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: businessprofessor

I don’t believe that a legislature needs to pass a bill or a governor needs to sign a bill into law in order for a “private scholarship fund” to be set up or function. They exist everywhere. My guess is that the state is going to, at the least, run it and determine who’s an illegal as you have suggested. That being the case, why isn’t holder and the doj going after illinois for stepping foot into a federal arena?


27 posted on 05/31/2011 11:26:59 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: massgopguy

USC 8 Section 1324: Any conduct that facilitates an alien to reside in the United States illegally is “harboring” and carries a five year prison sentence. Under the expanded RICO statutes of 1996, a private citizen can sue any person, city or state in violation of this law in Civil Court.


Interesting. So you are saying it is possible to bring the state legislature and governor to trial in civil case?


28 posted on 05/31/2011 11:36:16 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Lysandru

So how long will it be before Chicago looks like Detroit?

It would be great if we could round up all the lunatic lefties and put them all in a couple of states to ruin all by themselves without government assistance. They wouldn’t last a day. But, it would be nice to be clean again.


29 posted on 05/31/2011 11:37:03 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: bushwon

Didn’t Quinn just raise the top tax rate in IL to 66%? Where are they getting the money for these new programs?


30 posted on 05/31/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Socialism works great until capitalism starts to falter)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Don’t get too smug there in TN—tho may be conservative controlled now, these types of pieces of legislation can be contagious should libs get a foothold in any of the state branches of government :(


31 posted on 05/31/2011 11:41:24 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Illinois....I thought they were bankrupt...financially.


32 posted on 05/31/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: bushwon

What are they doing for American kids?

I mean instead of raising tuition.

Why aren’t they looking out for American kids?


33 posted on 05/31/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: massgopguy

So who is going to file the lawsuit?


34 posted on 05/31/2011 11:48:41 AM PDT by DangerZone (Close the primaries or say hello to Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney)
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To: Adder

They have borrowed several $Billion to keep IL afloat.... Isn’t it nice to have a credit to fund other neat programs?


35 posted on 05/31/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

undocumented immigrants?

No, they are F’n “Illegals” nesting in the U.S.


36 posted on 05/31/2011 12:10:51 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: massgopguy

I suggest we get busy and sue the s*** out of every federal and state entity that does this. Clog up the courts and keep going at it.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 12:11:26 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; La Lydia; Clintonfatigued; stephenjohnbanker

Illinois better add a budget item for crime detection, law enforcement and incarceration-—make that double the amt of the scholarship money.


38 posted on 05/31/2011 12:20:10 PM PDT by Liz
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To: VeniVidiVici
Didn’t Quinn just raise the top tax rate in IL to 66%?

He raised the income tax rate by 66% (from 3% to 5%), not to 66%.

39 posted on 05/31/2011 12:22:09 PM PDT by reg45
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To: bushwon

This should increase Illinois illegal population a hundred fold...then we need only put a fence around the entire state.


40 posted on 05/31/2011 12:35:29 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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THIS INITIATIVE MIGHT APPLY IN ILLINOIS----a way to proceed against illegals.

In 1996, Congress expanded the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to include violations of federal immigration law.

1 While this expansion may not have received much publicity, it could potentially change the face of U.S. immigration law enforcement. Under the new RICO provisions, a violation of certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) meets the definition of racketeering activity, also known as a "predicate offense,"

2 and an entity that engages in a pattern of racketeering activity for financial gain can be held both criminally and civilly liable.

3 Among other things, the INA makes it unlawful to encourage illegal immigration or employ illegal aliens,

4 which violations were included as predicate offenses under RICO.

The 1996 law changes in the INA made hiring illegal aliens a predicate act of racketeering activity under RICO, but illegal hiring wasn’t the only violation of the INA made a predicate act. Other INA prohibitions made RICO predicate acts were encouraging or inducing illegal immigration, smuggling, and harboring illegal aliens.10 Together, these additions make the RICO Act potentially a very strong new tool in the hands of private parties against persons and companies that profit by violating U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, the RICO provision regarding the unlawful encouragement of illegal immigration could justify a suit against a private entity, such as a bank, that accepts foreign-issued identification cards that are only needed by illegal aliens.

One example of this, of course, is the matricula consular issued by the Mexican consulates in the United States. Since both the supporters of the matricula and those who oppose its acceptance agree that only illegal aliens have need to rely on the card, acceptance of the card knowingly encourages illegal immigration. (Note well: no bank in Mexico accepts the MC cards since they are easily falsified.)

Part of the legislative intent of the RICO laws in general was to afford private citizens a remedy for lawbreaking when authorities normally charged with such enforcement became derelict in their duties. For example, in a town in which political corruption and racketeering activity have combined to the detriment of law-abiding citizens and the rule of law, the RICO Act was intended to provide private citizens the ability to initiate court action to compel enforcement and respect for the law.

41 posted on 05/31/2011 12:51:57 PM PDT by Liz
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To: bgill

President of Arizona State University has his own little ILLEGAL ALIEN scholarship fund. They are called “international students”.


42 posted on 05/31/2011 1:18:28 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Mr. Wright

Now, now. You must be a xenophobe and anti immigrant. s/


43 posted on 05/31/2011 1:22:23 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: bushwon

I thought liberals were opposed to the state usurping powers of the Federal Government.

Oh well - it just goes to show that following the rules is for suckers in Obamaland.


44 posted on 05/31/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

OOPS - Perhaps I need to go to one of BHO’s “reeducation camps.


45 posted on 05/31/2011 1:32:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Everybody knows Ill. don’t need no stinkin revenue.


46 posted on 05/31/2011 1:50:15 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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I wonder how many identities the (cough) "college students" will use to apply for scholarships?

Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities.

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July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ

Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)

Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.

The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.

The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.

The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####

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Illegal Manuel Mejia Ordonez ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower

A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...

QUESTION How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.

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REFERENCE Hayward, California woman charged in mass thefts of IDs
Henry K. Lee / Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Oakland Police Department Mug Shot


Mishel Caviness of Hayward, accused of running a large-scale operation devoted to stealing people's identities.

HAYWARD -- A Hayward, California woman has been charged with numerous felony counts for allegedly running an identity-theft operation that created fake Social Security and California identification cards, checks and credit cards. Mishel Caviness, 40, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by Oakland police and the U.S. Secret Service.

The probe began when an Oakland city employee reported in January that someone was fraudulently cashing her checks, according to police Officer Ryan Goodfellow and court records. Caviness was identified with the help of surveillance-camera footage from Bay Area stores, police said.

A search of her apartment on the 21000 block of Foothill Boulevard in Hayward last week uncovered a printing operation capable of making fake checks and credit cards, police said. Also found were 900 blank credit cards, personal information belonging to as many as 1,000 people, blank checks and computers, police said.

Alameda County prosecutors charged Caviness with forgery, identity theft, forgery of a driver's license and grand theft. She has a previous conviction for welfare fraud and told police that she is disabled and unemployed.

She is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $325,000 bail.

SOURCE http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/16/BAPP1JGPTT.DTL#ixzz1MotxGM5R Page C - 3 of the San Francisco Chronicle

47 posted on 05/31/2011 2:41:08 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Mr. Wright

There ain’t no doubt that the liberals would try to put us in re-education camps if they thought they could get away with it. Obviously, gun control has zero to do with reducing crime as that myth has been debunked all over the country. Nope, they want us disarmed so they can do what they will.


48 posted on 05/31/2011 2:56:34 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Liz; BillyBoy; chicagolady; PhilCollins; SJackson; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; ExTexasRedhead

Unbelieveable.


49 posted on 05/31/2011 3:01:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
11 Illinois House Republicans joined the RATs in passing the DREAM act, most of them the usual suspects like Mark Beaubien, Sid Mathias (the Arlen Specter of the state House...been trying to primary him forever), Rosemary Mulligan (anyone named "Rosemary" or "Judy" in Illinois a RINO!), Raymond Poe, Skip Saviano (ultra liberal DIABLO), and Dave Winters. Worse, our House Republican "leader", Tom Cross, voted for it! I'm still paying back college loans after working two jobs to put myself through college in the early 2000s. Meanwhile our politicians are focused on making college "affordable" for illegal foriegners instead of their own citizens.

I guess I owe an apology to the RINO cheerleaders here. They said if we elected Mark Kirk and all the other RINO scumbags, it would "make Illinois a RED state". Fast forward 6 months later, and Illinois more RED than ever with our communist RED policies! Guess they were right!

50 posted on 05/31/2011 3:18:19 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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