Skip to comments.Chamber of Commerce, Big Business to Boehner: 'Failure to Act' on Amnesty 'Not an Option'
Posted on 02/27/2014 8:10:52 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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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Maybe people who actually have a vote need to write letters too
I can’t think of an issue that matters less.
Those who would give up liberty for profits deserve neither and will eventually have neither.
The Chamber of Human Trafficking has to go.
Good. Act on it. Say no.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
They met so Tammy Faye could collect his 30 pieces of silver.
Yeah man, like, just ask Spike.
Whitey gotta "get the f*** outta here."
I’m with you 100%
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.
Is there a list of Chamber members, I want to boycott every single one of the traitors!
“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.
I am trying to get a clear image of The Mascara Princess and the Fake Tan Man - - - not a pretty picture!
“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.
THIS is the best immigration site on the web. The visual you see when you link the page tells all.
SEND this link to your Congressmen and Senators once a week with four simple words. WE KNOW THE TRUTH.
I would like to add, it is not the letter, it is cash and people behind the letter that gives it its force.
Big Business was on the Arizona deal yesterday big time. NFL, Marriott, Apple
Just say no
“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.
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.
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.
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?
I think we have completed the shift from a free market to a mercantilist system formed of the partnership of business and government.
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.
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
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.
Yeah, pretty much.
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 Boehners 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...
This version is called Fascism, not mercantilism.
Yes. Insurance companies sure the heck aren’t de-crying the new ‘tax’ on people who don’t buy something the fed mandates.
RE: “A partnership of business and government.”
The most frequently used word for that is “corporatism.”
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.
The system is not dysfunctional. The system is unenforced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point well taken.