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.
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