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Chamber of Commerce, Big Business to Boehner: 'Failure to Act' on Amnesty 'Not an Option'
Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST by SoConPubbie

The Chamber of Commerce and 635 big businesses, including Facebook, sent a letter on Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urging "legislative action to seize this opportunity to fix our dysfunctional immigration system by enacting meaningful immigration reforms this year."

Saying they are encouraged by the House GOP leadership's "immigration principles" that they consider "guideposts," the business organizations wrote that they are "united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system." They also pressed for amnesty by writing about the need to respect "family unity."

"Done properly, reform will deter illegal immigration, protect and complement our U.S. workforce, better respond to changing economic and demographic needs, and generate greater productivity and economic activity, while respecting family unity," they wrote. "Failure to act is not an option. We cannot afford to be content and watch a dysfunctional immigration system work against our overall national interest."

The day before, Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue pleaded for immigration reform and legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, as momentum has stalled on the legislation after the House's immigration principles were slammed as "amnesty" by the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  

The Chamber of Commerce and high-tech interests--Facebook, for example--have vowed to spend millions this year to get amnesty, as leading Democrats have said that this year would be the last chance to enact significant immigration reform measures. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said last week that immigration reform was still a possibility after House and Senate leaders said that President Barack Obama has to prove first that he can be trusted to enforce any new immigration laws. Amnesty opponents have stressed that immigration reform would negatively impact American workers by

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1 posted on 02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Maybe people who actually have a vote need to write letters too


2 posted on 02/27/2014 8:16:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I can’t think of an issue that matters less.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 8:17:00 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Demographic needs?


4 posted on 02/27/2014 8:17:03 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SoConPubbie

Those who would give up liberty for profits deserve neither and will eventually have neither.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 8:18:28 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Chamber of Human Trafficking has to go.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 8:19:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Jim Robinson

Good. Act on it. Say no.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 8:19:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

They won’t be happy with a lot of permanent residents. They will now have to not pay them under the table any more.

Corporate foresight is like completely vanished today. Lots of fads, no wisdom.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 8:20:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, well, well!

One day after “Doormat” Boehner met with his boss Obama, there comes a plea from “Business” men to grease the skids to “do something.”

Based on Boehner’s 25 years of graft and corruption in the District of Corruption a cool 25 Million dollars gift deposited to Boehner would be a fair price in order “to get something done.”

BTW, just how much will Boehner need to retire in his newly purchased retirement spot in Florida? Maybe 25 Million dollars is not enough?


9 posted on 02/27/2014 8:21:52 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Olog-hai

Also, can they envision the tax drain caused by the social programs that tilting the country solidly Democrat would precipitate?

Instead of one Obamacaresque boondoggle, there will be dozens.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 8:22:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

This is one issue where we can really punch the COC in the nose. Boehner does not have any support from this inside the House. He’ll be deposed if he tries it, or there is even a hint of him trying it.

FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATIST THUGS!


11 posted on 02/27/2014 8:23:20 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The Chamber of Whores and Human Traffickers is in a burning hurry, WHY. This is easy, because they know that Tea Party will increase its seats in the mid term election. This happens before they can bribe their GOPe sell outs and Amnesty is dead for a while.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 8:30:27 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Graewoulf

you nailed it.

Bonehead has the largest number of former aides running K st crook front groups in Congress.
The creature is a soulless drunk and bought off stooge for the DC bandits.
He is absoletely the worst amoral person to be on thos place.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 8:31:32 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Viennacon

after az, i could care less about corporate america. the job creators. these so called job creators back amnesty, planned parenthood, gay gestapo, and gun control. obama can tax corporate america to death. i’m supporting small business.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 8:32:06 PM PST by yongin
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To: Graewoulf

They met so Tammy Faye could collect his 30 pieces of silver.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 8:36:24 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Eagles6
Demographic needs?

Yeah man, like, just ask Spike.

Whitey gotta "get the f*** outta here."

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16 posted on 02/27/2014 8:36:38 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: yongin

I’m with you 100%


17 posted on 02/27/2014 8:37:58 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie

Assuming this ultimatum is real, I’d like to see the faces behind these 635 ‘big’ businesses and the Chamber as well. I’d be interested is there are any common denominators here.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 8:40:12 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is there a list of Chamber members, I want to boycott every single one of the traitors!


19 posted on 02/27/2014 8:46:36 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SoConPubbie

“family unity”? Is that all they care about? Oh how sweet.

How about all the families that unite when illegals smash into families here drunk? Unite at funerals, that is.

Their pleas are hollow.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 8:50:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am trying to get a clear image of The Mascara Princess and the Fake Tan Man - - - not a pretty picture!


21 posted on 02/27/2014 8:51:41 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: GeronL

“Maybe people who actually have a vote need to write letters too”

Or maybe you people need to for a PAC and donate lots of cash in large bundles, then your voice can compete with others.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 8:53:09 PM PST by staytrue
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To: SoConPubbie

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24 posted on 02/27/2014 8:53:40 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

I would like to add, it is not the letter, it is cash and people behind the letter that gives it its force.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 8:54:16 PM PST by staytrue
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To: DonaldC
I can’t think of an issue that matters less.

Which issue, Amnesty?
26 posted on 02/27/2014 8:54:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Big Business was on the Arizona deal yesterday big time. NFL, Marriott, Apple

Just say no


27 posted on 02/27/2014 8:54:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: dalereed

“Is there a list of Chamber members, I want to boycott every single one of the traitors!”

Why don’t you guys play the Washington Game by the Washington rules ?

Pool your money and hire some damn lobbyists.

That is the game, and you guys need to play the game or you lose by default.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 8:56:29 PM PST by staytrue
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To: SoConPubbie
I suspect we won't be able to overcome the bribes, though I'll fight as best I can.

The scumbag Congress member can take contributions into the their reelection committee, and if they don't use it all it's all theirs...with some minor restrictions.

A Congressman can collect 5mil, spend 3mil and keep the 3 mil for himself.

The only way to beat the lure of bribes...is to promise to stretch their necks.

29 posted on 02/27/2014 9:00:00 PM PST by Mariner (tHE)
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To: GeronL
At this point Boehner is a lost cause. Even if he does the right thing we know
he is weak and can be bought off. And now we know who pulls his strings.
30 posted on 02/27/2014 9:05:42 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: GeronL

RIP GOP


31 posted on 02/27/2014 9:06:33 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: SoConPubbie

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/198976-the-dozen-dem-holdouts-on-immigration

There are 12 Democrats who won’t sign Pelosi’s discharge petition and only 20 Republicans who’ve signed up to house leadership’s guidelines.

I have no doubt they will try to pass amnesty in 2015 which is why McConnell needs to be punished and some of Boehner’s buddies.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 9:10:22 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoConPubbie

The puppet masters are pulling the strings of the pathetic Boehner much more forcefully now. How many more ways can he and Eric Cantor find to sell out America—and merely for his Florida vacations and Cantor’s ambitions?


33 posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:27 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: SoConPubbie

I think we have completed the shift from a free market to a mercantilist system formed of the partnership of business and government.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 10:03:51 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Viennacon
Boehner does not have any support from this inside the House. He’ll be deposed if he tries it, or there is even a hint of him trying it.

Boehner doesn't have any broad support within his own party for "comprehensive immigration reform". But, as he demonstrated with the debt ceiling, he only needs about two dozen GOP votes to pass an immigration bill -- if it enjoys near-unanimous Democrat support.

If he were to try this ploy, could the GOP caucus rouse itself to boot him in time, once the bill in placed in the hopper?

You'd have to be ready with a whole new leadership slate, because just booting Boehner would leave Cantor in charge.

35 posted on 02/27/2014 10:20:06 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

Oh, I think so, and Gohmert has indicated he has already practically fallen through the ice. Nobody has confidence in him apart from his 12 die-hard acolytes


36 posted on 02/27/2014 10:22:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: MichaelCorleone
I’d like to see the faces behind these 635 ‘big’ businesses and the Chamber as well. I’d be interested is there are any common denominators here.

Big Business likes Facsism. Guarantees market share, stable prices and profits. Suppresses competition from the little guys, who don't have a voice in the corridors of power and get strangled by regulation.

Facsism is a comfortable way to do business. You don't have to compete anymore, just operate. The Krupps, Thyssens, Agnellis, etc. could all tell you how well it worked.

37 posted on 02/27/2014 10:41:05 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: TLI

Yeah, pretty much.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 10:51:36 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
There are 12 Democrats who won’t sign Pelosi’s discharge petition and only 20 Republicans who’ve signed up to house leadership’s guidelines.

201 'Rats, minus 12, plus 20 GOP = 209 for immigration reform. 232 GOP, minus 20, plus 12 'Rats = 224 against it (+2 vacancies).

I have no doubt they will try to pass amnesty in 2015 which is why McConnell needs to be punished and some of Boehner’s buddies.

They might be figuring that 2015 is too late. Any Democrat losses and/or Tea Party gains would mitigate against the prospect.

2014...or a lame duck session after the election... could be their last chance to sneak it through. But they need eight more votes...

39 posted on 02/27/2014 10:55:53 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: dsc
I think we have completed the shift from a free market to a mercantilist system formed of the partnership of business and government.

This version is called Fascism, not mercantilism.

40 posted on 02/27/2014 10:57:30 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

Yes. Insurance companies sure the heck aren’t de-crying the new ‘tax’ on people who don’t buy something the fed mandates.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 11:06:34 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: okie01

RE: “A partnership of business and government.”

The most frequently used word for that is “corporatism.”


42 posted on 02/28/2014 1:05:29 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: SoConPubbie

Bump


43 posted on 02/28/2014 3:07:02 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: okie01

Big Business likes Facsism. Guarantees market share, stable prices and profits. Suppresses competition from the little guys, who don’t have a voice in the corridors of power and get strangled by regulation.


For some reason I thought of IBM and all of the Layoffs aka “resource actions” it has had to take on a yearly basis because of their continuing need to keep labor costs down. They would just love an influx of “labor” from Mexico and other countries to legally hold down the costs of labor.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 3:28:18 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: SoConPubbie

The system is not dysfunctional. The system is unenforced.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 10:08:45 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: zeestephen
The most frequently used word for that is “corporatism.”

I submit that Facsism is a more precise description...and has a more negative connotation.

Ergo, would be a more powerfully charged word for us to use.

Just as we shouldn't refer to the current regime by the more-or-less neutral term "socialist" -- it's Fascist.

46 posted on 02/28/2014 10:32:45 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
I agree - “Fascist” is a much better known word than “Corporatism.”

But, “Corporatism” is actually the word that most historians use when they describe the relationship between Fascist governments and business, especially when they refer to Germany and Italy in the 1930’s.

Unfortunately, most Americans (incorrectly) associate “Fascism” with the political Right, so calling the Obama regime “Fascist” might just add more confusion to the subject.

47 posted on 02/28/2014 1:53:14 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: okie01

There are a heap of Republicans who are open to amnesty. They will be more likely to do so believing they need to pander to Latinos in 2016.

Dan Coats and Ron Johnson were for amnesty but the antics of Schumer and Rubio were so ridiculous they voted no.


48 posted on 02/28/2014 3:24:56 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
There are a heap of Republicans who are open to amnesty. They will be more likely to do so believing they need to pander to Latinos in 2016.

Purportedly around 20% of the caucus, which would amount to about 40-45 members -- enough to put amnesty over the hump, with strong Democrat support.

But, if the Republican Party wants to pander to the Latino vote in 2016, do they not realize that legal Hispanics are against amnesty by a 2-to-1 margin?

If they want to pander to actual voters, they're far better off pandering to the legal Hispanics than the illegal ones.

I've seen two polls of Hispanics on this subject -- both against amnesty by 2-to-1 margins (roughly 60-32)...and I've seen absolutely no recognition of this reality (and opportunity) by anybody in the GOP.

49 posted on 02/28/2014 4:37:59 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: zeestephen

Point well taken.


50 posted on 02/28/2014 4:38:35 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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