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John Boehner on amnesty: 'I want to get it done'
Breitbart ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:05 PM PST by bkopto

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he wants to get amnesty legislation done this year even as he insisted that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty."

Boehner recently said that he and Obama agreed the most on immigration during their recent one-on-one meeting and both want legislation this year, which amnesty advocates believe may be the last chance to pass significant immigration reform. Obama said he would not sign a bill that does not have a pathway to citizenship in it or that creates two classes of people in the United States. “He wants to get it done. I want to get it done,” Boehner told Cincinnati.com on Monday. “But he’s going to have to help us in this process.”

After the House GOP leadership released its immigration principles document, those like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted it as amnesty, halting any momentum it may have had. GOP leaders in both chambers then said that they would not go forward with immigration reform until President Barack Obama convinced them that he could be trusted to enforce any new laws. Boehner's comments may give more credence to the belief that that was just a head fake to secure the potential votes of Republicans on the fence.

Boehner also said that providing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, is not amnesty.

“Some want to call it amnesty,” Boehner said. “I reject that premise... If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, that’s not amnesty.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; boehner; boehner4mexico; boehnervsamerica; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; ssddboehner; teamromney
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:05 PM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Get out the pitchforks.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 5:41:15 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: bkopto
Why does he want to be a Republican?

He actually wants this amnesty, even if it costs him his speakership.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 5:42:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: bkopto

I agree with the poster whose tag line reads, “Our Forefathers would be shooting by now..”


4 posted on 03/04/2014 5:42:59 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: bkopto

FUJB!!


5 posted on 03/04/2014 5:43:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: bkopto

Me on Boehner “ I want you the hell out!”


6 posted on 03/04/2014 5:43:11 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bkopto

How much money did Obama offer Boehner at their White House meeting last week?


7 posted on 03/04/2014 5:43:59 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bkopto

The Bozo will have to go against +80% of the Rs in the House.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 5:44:09 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: fatnotlazy

I was told we have to vote GOP no matter what. So in light of this latest cave to illegals, either the “No matter what” people here on FR are not too smart or liberals.

Wonder which. Either way they should be ignored at minimum.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 5:44:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: bkopto

Talk about delusional. Where was he in the fight for the good German homeschooling family no doubt spending a small fortune and sweating out a verdict?

Raising kids in that atheistic Deutschland is too much to bear


10 posted on 03/04/2014 5:45:18 PM PST by stanne
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To: bkopto
If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, that’s not amnesty.

Yeah, they'll pay a fine. Somehow I imagine the IRS will deduct it from their EITC and child credits. Or, there will be a refundable credit for the fine. It is amnesty you f'ing moron.

I have yet to hear a RINO explain how it is in our national interests to grant amnesty. I at least would like to hear one of them make the effort, regardless of how ridiculous that effort would make them look.
11 posted on 03/04/2014 5:48:34 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bkopto

In 2014, the GOP STILL ignores Gov. Palin,
supports Romney, and through Boehner and McConnell
they support Obama and his insane policies.

THE GOP = GIVE OBAMA POWER.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 5:49:07 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: bkopto

Boehner is no better than Harry Reid. To h*ll with him.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 5:51:12 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Diogenesis

No biggie. It’s just a lesser evil.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 5:51:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: bkopto
House Speaker John Boehner (R?-OH) said that he wants to get amnesty legislation done this year even as he [lied] that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty."

Boehner also [lied] that providing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, is not amnesty. “Some want to call it amnesty,” Boehner [lies]. “I reject that premise... If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, that’s not amnesty.”

Amnesty RINO.

Ugh!

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15 posted on 03/04/2014 5:52:17 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: bkopto

There are not “two classes” of people here, unless you accept a premise that our laws mean nothing, that illegal presence takes precedence over the law.

There are people who are here legally.

That is the only “class” of people the law recognizes as having any lawful standing. Anyone else does not have legal standing to be here.

THAT IS NOT AN ERROR IN THE LAW, it is ONLY an error in LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Enforce the law and people here illegally will self deport.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 5:52:21 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Graewoulf
“How much money did Obama offer Boehner at their White House meeting last week?”

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I'm guessing it wasn't money. Boehner is a willing conspirator with the communists in the White House. That meeting was to give Boehner his marching orders.

17 posted on 03/04/2014 5:52:49 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: bkopto

GTH you SOB!


18 posted on 03/04/2014 5:53:47 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: bkopto

Every compromise with the Hope N’ Change crowd is a loss for America.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 5:54:05 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: bkopto

What needs to get done is to get Boehner out of the leadership position. Preferably out of Congress all together.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 5:54:22 PM PST by Parley Baer
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