Skip to comments.Republicans offer little "hope" for comprehensive immigration bill (Obama-Rubio 'Stimulus' Plan)
Posted on 08/04/2013 11:00:42 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
House Republican leaders on Sunday showed no signs that their party would accept the Senates bill to overhaul the nations immigration laws, instead suggesting that they want to address the issues one by one.
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The alien amnesty lobby has become even more hysterical, especially after the dismal July jobs report from the Labor Department last Friday. Democrats tried to brag about the number of jobs created but that didn't work since a disproportionate share of the 162,000 added payrolls were low-paying and/or part-time. And the overall figure was 'less than expected'. Over 65 percent of these new jobs were part-time.
This, after four years of Obama's glorious economic recovery and his more than a dozen "pivots" back to the stalled economy. In each of these "pivots", Obama claims to have laid out his ideas (which is true if by 'his' he means Karl Marx).
Privately, Democrats are despondent and resigned to the fact that fixing the economy is probably beyond the ability of even the most powerful man on earth -- Putin.
The jobs report showed wages had fallen, hours worked had shrunk and the workforce had contracted. The May and June figures were revised down by 26,000 jobs, or around the number of employees monitoring Anthony Weiner's Twitter account for possible lewd hackers. (It's happened before!)
The media were shocked and dismayed that a stagnant economy doesn't produce an abundance of high-paying, full-time jobs. Even with the looming threat of Obamacare, businesses are mysteriously reluctant to hire. (Why would that be? Any ideas???) In the past nine months, the annualized rate of economic growth had come in at a spectacular (under) 1 percent.
Over 6 in 10 of the new jobs added this year were generated by the economy's low-paying industries, which account for less than 40 percent of the overall economy (per Moody's Analytics).
Around 77 percent of the jobs produced since January have been part-time. The government says you're working full-time even if you're working only 35 hours per week.
Even in a zombie-like, low-inflation environment, average hourly pay dropped in July by 2 cents. The jobless rate inched down to 7.4 percent primarily because 240,000 people left the workforce, prompting Joe Biden to hail another Recovery Summer.
With Obama's hands wrapped tightly around the economy's throat, we're still around 2,500,000 jobs short compared to where we were back in the "horrible" 2008-2009 period.
Given an anemic and jobless recovery, it's not a politically great time to pile on by pushing for legalizing a flood of cheap foreign labor -- which is why Democrats are doing precisely that. They are joined by 14 stupid Senate "Republicans", led by Sen. Marco Rubio, who won his seat by posing as a conservative.
The Obama-Rubio 'stimulus' plan is to have no 'stimulus' plan, other than more vigorously flipping the bird at working class folks by bestowing irrevocable amnesty on millions of illegal foreigners -- 11 million or so being the usual ballpark estimate, which means granting legal access to America's labor market to roughly 8 million foreigners, letting artificially increased competition from unskilled workers drive down wages as a wet kiss subsidy to big business. By importing the Third World, you save big corporations from the trouble of relocating to the Third World, instead turning America into Third World underclass hellhole status via chain migration over the next decade.
The usual, tired trope is that Republicans need to "reach out" to foreigners here illegally, Hispanic, Asian, or Muslim, in order to win 'em over. Which is an odd 'land-for-peace' argument to still be making after a weekend when a thoroughly 'decimated' al-Qaeda caused us to flee our embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and North Africa due to a very specific, unspecified, specific threat from Yemen, only 10 weeks after Obama declared the 'war on terror' over and after five years sucking up to foreigners in that part of the world. How well has sucking up to foreigners with names like Hussein worked out for president B. Hussein Obama? Whether the pandering is directed at illegal border-crossers from Mexico (lesson for Republicans) or across the Middle East (lesson for Obama), it breeds contempt. After endless apology tours, Happy Ramadans, and interviews on Al Jazeera, bow-down Obama ends up surrendering embassies in panic and entering the witness protection program. They love us so much now, don't they?
My Two Cents...
Monday-morning ping! Have a great week, y’all!
Our dream of amnesty for the ILLEGAL hordes is at risk.
We've got to figure out how to get enough House members
to go along with our scheme. Any ideas?"
Sorry but the turncoat Rubio can stand on his own! He has destroyed his standing in the Party (as if it matters anyway) and he can take the heat! The Tea Party has already disowned him and if he continues so will the Republicans that profess conservatism (ha, isn’t that likely)!
Most folks understand the need for border enforcement and the rule of law. Seems that the Democrats want the votes and the Republicans want the cheap labor - hell with the citizens of the United States - we are just fodder for their benefit.
It will be interesting to see, who will be the “sacrificial lamb”, in order to push the emotionalism vote, over the top. There will be an incident soon.
What a loaded article.
The depth of the depravity among Republicans in this arena still astounds me.
Unless I simply write the entire GOP establishment off as traitors, or simply assume there has been blackmail or death threats beyond my wildest imagination, I simply cannot wrap my head around the thinking of Republicans who are pushing amnesty or any sort of immigration reform.
I understand that they no longer care about their conservative base, but even that doesn’t shed any light on this insanity.
I sincerely hope this bill and any related legislation simply dies on the vine or goes down in flames. A sorry lot.
sten’s immigration bill:
if you’re in the US illegally, get out before we catch you. if we catch you, you will be shipped home via commercial airline (coach) with $100 in your pocket. the cost of this, plus $500, will be handed to your embassy... payable in 14 days or the embassy will be ‘kindly’ asked to leave.
if you’re employing illegals, tell them to get lost before we catch you. if we catch you employing illegals, you will match the bill to ship them home and will be forced to close 2 days for every illegal.
if you’re outside the US and would like to emigrate, stand in line. we will allow a fixed number in every year, the exact amount to be posted at the beginning of the year. monthly lotteries will be held on the first to determine who may gain entrance. everyone will have the same chance for acceptance, once placed into the lottery system (certain countries excluded). winners must enter within 30 days or forfeit their chance and be placed back in the lottery. in order for a person to be placed into the lottery system, they must not have any major criminal offenses and must present a clean bill of health to the embassy every 6 months. upon being selected, a final bill of health and background check will be required.
upon gaining entrance to the US, an emigrant will receive a green card. this green card will signify a probationary period during which the emigrant must not commit any major felonies and must be gainfully employed, or wed to someone gainfully employed, to the best of their abilities. failure may result in a trip to their country of origin.
construction will commence immediately on a northern and southern border fence (see Israeli border fence for designs). completion of the task to be one year from start (5000 teams of 20 people constructing 1 mile of fence each in one year).
there will be no work visas
failure to properly implement these directives would result in immediate suspension and removal from office.
It already passed the Senate and I have no doubt that Bonehead will allow a vote in the House, where it will pass with DEM-RINO votes
Your 2 cents make sense, JohnHuang2.
John, your writing is very good. I would like to see you published in some of the (other) major websites. Did you put this under Freeper Editorial?
I’m waiting for Zero’s next “5 year plan” or “the great leap forward.”
See?? Ryan doesn't care about political ramifications. He doesn't care if Dems win all the elections. He is way too principled for that. That explains his performance last year.
When a Golden wags against your shins, it’s like being slapped with a broom!
Sorry — wrong thread.
You got that right! Lamebrained traitor.
The term ‘principled’ is thrown around here like it describes Moses like attributes.
‘Rush is principled’
‘Ryan is principled’
What if its the wrong principles?
MY CONCLUSIONS I do not want to defend Boehner, Ryan and that crowd---but you can see that, in Obama, they're up against a practiced conman. I gather some of the Repubs are onto him---could even explain slow-walking Imig/reform, and so on.
Obama and the Dems are really desperate---they hafta win back the House in 2014 and keep the Senate. They cannot risk another 2010---as the scandals against Obama mount. So con artist Obama poses as the Good Guy----trying not to "overreach"---separated from the "phony" scandals---appearing as a genial, cool, love-America guy----to save 2014, to protect the American people from those evil Repubs.
OTOH, Repubs know they better not overreach, as well. A lot of the political kabuki theatre we are seeing could be each side baiting the other to overreach.
” See?? Ryan doesn’t care about political ramifications. He doesn’t care if Dems win all the elections. He is way too principled for that. That explains his performance last year. “
MONEY explains the traitor Ryan THIS years. Millions of COC dollars. Rubio already got HIS first traunche of money.