Skip to comments.Rubio's Folly
Posted on 01/30/2013 7:27:56 AM PST by AJFavish
The "Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform" released on January 28, 2013 by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsay Graham (R-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Michael Bennet (R-UT), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) , gives legal status to illegal aliens before controlling the border.
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The difference between most Republicans and Dems is the same difference as a 41 or a 45 on a final exam: they’re both failing grades!
What we need is “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Tax Reform”
What we do not need is “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform”
Australia is looking better every day.
I’ve personally listened to Rubio state a number of times that everything is based on first controlling the border.
Here is where we are at NOW:
1. The border is not controlled.
2. Millions of illegals cross at will.
3. They represent cheap labor.
4. They represent abuse of the social network, parasiting on welfare, school districts, food stamps, health care, etc.
Doing nothing continues THIS system.
Would anyone vote for this???
I’m convinced, however, that a number of politicians actually want this to continue and that a number of businessmen want this to continue. They benefit greatly from it.
To keep it going, they simply need to start fights between reform groups in some cases, and in others they just need to keep quiet.
Rubio’s stated goals are excellent. As pointed out here, the question is whether Washington will follow through on the whole plan, or just fast track the citizenship, ignoring the rest. If the plan followed Rubio’s outline, I am on board. I just have studied reality for the past couple decades, and learned about the Reagan years, where somehow the parts Democrats put in these deals always get enacted, but our parts do not. There are tax increases, but never the spending cuts. There was amnesty, but no border protection.
Personally, I think we should turn the tables on their approach recently, and pass a bill with the border issues, the green cards, and the immigration reform now, with the outline for a future bill on the citizenship TO BE PASSED by Congress when the other metrics have been met. Of course, this only works if we keep a House majority for the next four years, but it is better than the Lucy/Charlie Brown football exercise we might get with this bill.
"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal
aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again
bring forward another amnesty bill like this."
- Ted Kennedy, 1986
The folly of republicans working with the democrats on any immigration agreement, no matter how good it might be is this: If even ONE democrat’s name is on the bill that passes, they will claim that it was a democrat bill and say that the republicans tried to hijack the good parts and remove them, but they had to force the issue.
Rubio does NOT have the experience to lead. It shows daily. He’s a nice guy, but that’s the problem. Nice guys get run all over. There was a day for that, about a 100 years ago. Since then, politics has drastically changed. I’m not saying that one should not be nice, a good citizen, or a believer. What I am saying is what the Bible says to be like doves, but be as wise as serpents. The democrats ARE serpents who act like doves in election cycles. I’m not saying to join them...but you have to be smarter than them. He is not ready for president yet. He does not see the dangers of his own actions.
Rubio’s stated goals are not excellent because he is dishonest about his goals, and his goal is bad. His own Framework contradicts itself when it states that the illegals here will not get any advantage over those who are following the law. But his Framework gives the illegals advantages over those who are following the law.
Apart from the policy differences, why can’t those who favor weakening the borders and rewarding illegals, ever be just plain honest?
"Can you TRUST any of them to do what they say they'll do???"