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CONGRESSMAN: WE CAN DEFEAT AMNESTY, EXECUTIVE ORDERS
WND.com ^ | Jan 31, 2014

Posted on 02/01/2014 8:45:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

Culberson explains power to stop 'most illegal, unlawful president' ever

The Democrat plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. can be thwarted, despite apparent wavering by House Republican leadership, contends a Texas congressman.

In an interview with Michael Savage on his “Savage Nation” nationally syndicated show Friday, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, insisted, furthermore, that if President Obama tries to advance amnesty or any other initiative through illegal executive orders, he can be stopped, because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally.

“The power of the purse is the secret to this guy – the most illegal, unlawful president in American history,” said Culberson, who had just returned from a GOP retreat in Cambridge, Md., where House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, distributed a two-page list of broad principles on immigration.

Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas Seven months after the Senate passed a bipartisan bill with a “path to citizenship,” House Republican leaders Thursday said for the first time they would be open to allowing illegal aliens to live and work legally in the U.S. but would not offer a “special path” to citizenship.

That step in the direction of the Senate plan has many border-security-first advocates, including Savage, worried.

But Culberson emphasized that Boehner told his Republican colleagues in the House that he wouldn’t allow a bill go to the floor unless a majority of the Republican-controlled House is in favor.

Culberson said an overwhelming majority of the members who spoke at the House GOP retreat said “we need to enforce the law first.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; gopamnesty

1 posted on 02/01/2014 8:45:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

hear, hear!!!

Disgusted, but very motivated.

Don’t lose hope, freeps..!

Our forefathers didn’t.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 8:50:18 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar
RE :”Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, insisted, furthermore, that if President Obama tries to advance amnesty or any other initiative through illegal executive orders, he can be stopped, because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally.
“The power of the purse is the secret to this guy – the most illegal, unlawful president in American history,” said Culberson, who had just returned from a GOP retreat in Cambridge, Md., where House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, distributed a two-page list of broad principles on immigration. “

??????

I guess his audience doesn't know that a budget was already signed into law.

3 posted on 02/01/2014 8:50:53 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Jet Jaguar

Oh please, the GOP leadership has no intention of doing anything but complain.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 8:55:37 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obamacrat Boehner is always on duty to do Obama’s bidding.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 8:59:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Boehner told his Republican colleagues in the House that he wouldn’t allow a bill go to the floor unless a majority of the Republican-controlled House is in favor.”

Well, that means it will go to the floor if the dems want it to.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 9:03:15 PM PST by GilesB
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To: Jet Jaguar
WTHeck..wistful thinking..
no chance of passage
he's a liar/got caught.
"shall revise/extend remarks"

7 posted on 02/01/2014 9:06:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, insisted, furthermore, that if President Obama tries to advance amnesty or any other initiative through illegal executive orders, he can be stopped, because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally.

How many times have we heard this? And how many times has this power actually been exercised?

8 posted on 02/01/2014 9:07:38 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Jet Jaguar

And under which new speaker will this happen


9 posted on 02/01/2014 9:11:53 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why is anybody posting to this thread. You all think it’s a lost cause. Give up. Log out.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 9:15:21 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Jet Jaguar

They can..

They won’t...

But they can.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 9:17:12 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: FreeReign

Many post here are trolls trying to depress the base from fighting .


12 posted on 02/01/2014 9:19:43 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Jet Jaguar
because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally.

Like they've done with the IRS?

13 posted on 02/01/2014 9:21:09 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: FreeReign

Ok. Before we log out why don’t you tell us what the GOP is going to do.
Not what they COULD do, but what they WILL do.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 9:23:34 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Well put.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 9:25:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I support all efforts to enforce our Constitution.

I oppose all defeatist posters.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 9:25:59 PM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Jet Jaguar

“...we need to enforce the law first.”

What a novel idea, RINO-Pubbies! Go for it, for once.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 9:26:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: tennmountainman
Ok. Before we log out why don’t you tell us what the GOP is going to do. Not what they COULD do, but what they WILL do.

I can tell you what they PROBABLY WILL DO but I can't tell you what they WILL do.

Not too complicated a distinction.

Now while a fewpatriots still fight against long odds, tell me why you are still here?

18 posted on 02/01/2014 9:33:58 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: sickoflibs

You have just defined the Catch 22 of reducing Federal Spending: it is not possible.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 9:36:37 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: FreeReign

Tell me. I’m waiting. What will Bonehead and the GOP do?
Shoot spitballs? Pass a resolution? Cry like a baby?


20 posted on 02/01/2014 9:43:25 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman
I can tell you what they PROBABLY WILL DO but I can't tell you what they WILL do. Not too complicated a distinction.

Tell me. I’m waiting. What will...

Will? Apparently the distinction is too complicated for you.

What Boehner PROBABLY WILL do is nothing if patriots quit. He may even do nothing if patriots don't give up.

Again, why is a quitter like you here?

21 posted on 02/01/2014 9:54:56 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Jet Jaguar

Gee...I remember a bunch of people a while back saying that congress could stop Obama’s BS via the purse. I also remember ‘good conservatives’ making all sorts of excuses about why they couldn’t. My how times change.

Even with money already allocated via the prior budget f’ups, Congress can still put a hold on it. They can do any number of things they REFUSE TO.

But I’m sure the sycophants will arrive soon and tell us why we have to ‘wait and see’ and to ‘give them time’ and the rest...as usual.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 10:00:12 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Graewoulf
RE:”You have just defined the Catch 22 of reducing Federal Spending: it is not possible.”

There are way too many of those to list here.

I frequently listened to Rush, Levin and Hannity in the 2000s with a GOP POTUS and they sure weren't saying spending and debt were our biggest problems back then, our biggest problems to them then were the Islamic states and they NEVER called on Bush to veto spending bills that might cut military funding for that purpose.

Their 'too much debt and spending and lets shutdown' real talk didn't start till Obama took office. To listen to them now you would think that they opposed GWB

23 posted on 02/01/2014 10:02:22 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Graewoulf

Sure it is. They put holds on all sorts of funding. There are any number of ways to block the spending of budgeted money up to and including tying it up in court.

Then there’s simply going on TV/press confrence announcing until X is stopped, nothing moves in the house. Just like Ried does with Repub bills in the senate. 100% in their constitutional power.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 10:03:16 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: gaijin

Nor will I. Hang tough. We are the Republican Party, not those d@mn fool elites.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 10:05:31 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

One other thing. The next time “we” shut down government make sure to tell the wellfare chuckle heads understand that for every day the dims keep the government shutdown they loose a days worth of benefits. And mean it.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 10:08:50 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
But Culberson emphasized that Boehner told his Republican colleagues in the House that he wouldn’t allow a bill go to the floor unless a majority of the Republican-controlled House is in favor.

I'm sorry Mr. Speaker, but you only had to break that pledge once to forever remove it from your box of persuasion tools.

27 posted on 02/01/2014 10:13:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm sorry Mr. Speaker, but you only had to break that pledge once to forever remove it from your box of persuasion tools.

Primary out Boehner and McConnell (and all the other RINOs). Set a political example of what happens to political whores who break a pledge.

28 posted on 02/01/2014 10:17:41 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

It’s up to the voters in KY and part of OH, because the GOPe will never remove them from their leadership positions. The individual in this story is not a very good example of someone who would stand up to Bonehead.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 10:27:56 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: FreeReign

Ok General FreeReign

What is the battle plan? Enlighten us so we won’t quit.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 10:32:37 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: FreeReign

Primary out Bonehead?

The GOP controlled House could remove Bonehead from his speakership
today, if they chose to do so. They seem to like him. In fact they are going to
help him and the democrats pass amnesty.

What’s your plan then? Tell us all to vote for Jeb Bush because he is
a lessor evil than Hillary.

And speaking of Hillary. These GOP hacks like Issa are too afraid to
put Hillary under oath.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 10:41:10 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: GATOR NAVY

By this House? Umm...never.


32 posted on 02/01/2014 10:57:19 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bookmarked.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 11:16:57 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bump


34 posted on 02/02/2014 12:07:32 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Jet Jaguar

We? The GOP supports Obama, ObamaCARE and al QAEDA,
and does NOTHING except have Issa whine.
Whine, whine and send letters as America is slaughtered.

FUGOP.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 3:34:51 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: sickoflibs

because the House holds the purse strings and can cut off funding for actions that can’t be justified legally.


So far the House has given a free pass to the Marxists to spend what they want.

The RINO-E party is the go along to get along party and has done severe damage to our country and our freedoms due to their crony capitalism and fear of violating the rules of Political Correctness.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 4:34:33 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Diogenesis

Culberson is my Rep. By going on the “Savage Nation” he must be feeling some heat. His Southeast Texas district is republican. At this time he has no opponent in the March primary.

It is a shame this ass who is on the Appropriations comity, therefore he is fully bought by Boehner, will not vote to keep America a constitutional republic.

His votes have been in full support of Boehner’s policies


37 posted on 02/02/2014 4:34:51 AM PST by DanZ
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To: Jet Jaguar

The Democrat-Republican plan. It is Boner’s baby.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 5:04:59 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

39 posted on 02/02/2014 5:55:05 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar

My congressman.

I have been nonstop calling and emailing him to do just what he is doing.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 6:27:54 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: tennmountainman
Primary out Bonehead? The GOP controlled House could remove Bonehead from his speakership today, if they chose to do so. They seem to like him. In fact they are going to help him and the democrats pass amnesty.

Primary out all RINOs. Prepare to support independent candidates if that's what it takes.

What’s your plan then? Tell us all to vote for Jeb Bush because he is a lessor evil than Hillary.

Do me a favor. Please ping me when you aren't asking such a stupid question that doesn't following from anything that I've said.

Thanks.

41 posted on 02/02/2014 6:56:31 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Primary Bonehead out. Good idea. However, why wait? The GOP
can remove his speakership TODAY, if they so chose. They chose not
to remove him.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 7:45:06 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: sickoflibs

My point on B. Hussein’s Catch 22 was that Obama can’t take a penny less than Congress has already spent, and thus there is nothing to cut, because there is no increase in spending.

Congress says that the money hasn’t been spent, only approved to be spent in the form of a continuing resolution.

Obama says that since the approved money has already been spent, “The Richest Nation on Earth” is being forced to print money to cover the expenses that Congress, and mainly the Republicans, refuse to approve to be spent.

Thus, if Obama could only get the Republicans in Congress to approve unlimited Federal spending then the Investments that Obama would then make would pay down the National Debt, and finally get our Deficit under Control.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 8:01:39 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
RE :”Thus, if Obama could only get the Republicans in Congress to approve unlimited Federal spending then the Investments that Obama would then make would pay down the National Debt, and finally get our Deficit under Control.”

Yes.

And because the GOP House refuses to pass Obama’s economic fixes like employer mandates on minimum pay(wage) , paid sick leave, work visas for illegals and equal pay based on sex, the economy still struggles along.

If only they would help Obama ‘get these things done’ we all would have great paying jobs. Employers won't hire till the government puts the squeeze on them.

Don't believe me, read Paul Krugman's book.

44 posted on 02/02/2014 8:12:37 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

BTW, I secretly suspect that when B. Hussein says “We can then get Federal Spending under control” that he really uses the word “we” in the royal sense.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:36 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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