Skip to comments.Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties
Posted on 05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organizations statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russos background, this isnt exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. Whats interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russos position and the principles of the organization he helped to create.
The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russos immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders -- John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan -- back in January.
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The Tea Party Express, a PAC run out of Sacramento by longtime Republican consultant Sal Russo, has paid Russos firm $2.75 million since the beginning of 2013, while donating just $45,000 to candidates and spending less than $162,000 on ads and bus tours supporting their election...
Russo is a charlatan and RINO mole. Anyone who contributes to the Tea Party Express should have his head examined.
Sooo...what is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?
Wasn’t Russo promoting Marco Rubio as the great hope of conservatism? This certainly explains it.
What’s this thread doing without an image of the wolf in sheep’s clothing from the socialist Fabian’s infamous stained-glass window?
What is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?
That is all you read about the Tea Party Express in that article?
Those lies were rebutted sufficiently as you would have seen if you read on.
Concern troll tactic.
I’m surprised at the number of members here who are ready to condemn someone or an org without knowing all the facts.
RESEARCH 99 huh? Heh...
When did you stop beating your wife?
LOL speaking of needing a head examined, take yours to a good shrink.
Kneejerk reactions are rampant lately.
Many tea party groups and tea party individuals supported Rubio.
He changed after being elected as happens quite often.
Are you going to answer the question, or just make a jackass out of yourself? What does the TEA Party Express say about Sal’s column?
OK, here are the facts...Sal's column, in black and white:
Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System
The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.
Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not. This undermines our rule of law and slows our economic growth. In todays global economy, we cannot afford the status quo.
Congress must pass legislation that will fix our broken system. We have the strongest economy in the world, the most innovative businesses and a history replete with examples of how legal immigration has made us stronger. Conservatives need to seize on immigration reform as an opportunity for growth, to reaffirm who we are and what makes our country great.
Our economy has long outgrown the visa programs we have now. In high-skilled industries such as engineering and medicine, we do not have the talent we need to fill the jobs. These industries are the fastest growing in the country and we depend on them for job creation and economic growth. But according to the Partnership for a New American Economy, we face a shortage of more than 235,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields by 2018.
On the other end of the spectrum, we face debilitating workforce challenges as well. Visa limits for seasonal workers, such as those needed by farmers, cannot keep up with demand. And those visas that are available are too cumbersome, complex and cost prohibitive for many employers to use. That means fewer fruits and vegetables per season, lost revenue and an increased reliance on imports, many of which are not subject to the same level of health regulations as our homegrown crops. By instituting worker visa programs that adequately address our farm labor demands, we can keep American agriculture strong.
With a rational visa policy, we also improve security by allowing border security agents to devote their attention where it is most needed keeping out law-breakers, drug dealers, criminals and terrorists.
Border security must be an essential element of any immigration reform. In addition to using physical barriers, surveillance and enforcement, we have to stop the biggest problem the rich incentives for illegal immigration. They are a magnet for people to come here illegally. That means fixing the broken system we have that relies on quotas and diversity, instead of a system based on what America needs.
Doing nothing now means hurting businesses just as we are coming out of the Great Recession. Today, 40 percent of our Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant. Much of the new small-business growth in the country is because of legal immigrants.
Because we have no visa for entrepreneurs, the most innovative people around the world are starting companies and creating jobs elsewhere. Meanwhile, other countries understand that entrepreneurs are an economic necessity. While we actively turn away future CEOs, the rest of the world is offering incentives to attract new businesses.
I asked a question just like yours.
I don’t answer questions based on false premises.
But I can throw one back.
Live with it, I only do reasoned debate.
The only goddamned immigration problem we have is that no one in the GOP in DC has the nerve to enforce current laws designed to make the crooks self deport.
The pro illegal alien crowd is nothing more than a bunch of communist fronts allied with big business designed to screw the middle class from both sides.
Hell no, time to fight the communists and the blue bloods in the streets.
Degenerate little twerp Marco Rubio (who never held a real job in his life) and his minions in the RNC want to legalize 11 million criminal aliens and import another 20 million on top of that, further depressing the stagnant wages of the middle class that are being further eroded by higher taxes and the unprecedented grand theft of disposable income if you actually use your medical insurance to go to the Hospital.
All in the name of his ethnicity and his allegiance to the blue bloods and country clubbers who he sees as his ticket to more power.
Sociopaths like Rubio and that degenerate SCUMBAG REINCE PRIEBUS (who should have RESIGNED after losing to the communists) make me want to vomit.
Seek mental help RNC , or join the communist party USA, they have the same position on illegal immigration as you do.REPEAL Ted Kennedys Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
We need PATRIOTS in DC willing to fight the unholy alliance of communists and corporatism trying to boost immigration to further their interests.
Jeff Sessions makes common sense statements about immigration, and isnt a liar like Rubio and Boehner and all of the rest of the country clubbers trying to sell us down the river
We dont need new immigrants or to give amnesty in any form to the illegal ones already here.
There are millions of Americans out of work, anyone pushing immigration reform is an enemy of the common American citizen
Sal Russo is a crooked scumbag, TPE needs to cut ties.
The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.You disagree with that?
I read the article, but I cannot find where it “rebuts” Sal’s stance on amnesty.
I’m a TPE supporter (card carrying), but I am a.) unhappy with Sal Russo’s support of amnesty of ANY form or fashion and b.) don’t think name calling is an appropriate response to a legitimate question.
What is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?! You seem to have TPE insight and this is a very important question and issue - to me. Thanks.
We don’t have a “broken immigration system”. We have a lawless immigration system. We have an abandoned immigration system where both parties, in congress and the White House, have agreed not to enforce the laws for the last 30 years. And now that the results of that dereliction of duty are transparently obvious, they call it a “broken system”.