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Flashback: House guts border fence (Kay Baily Hutchison quietly defunds Secure Fence Act)
michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT by cotton1706

Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here.

Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear.

Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting.

Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?!

*** fencewhatfence.jpg Fence? What fence?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’ve warned several times that the border fence expansion was gesture politics. (See here, here, here, and here.) We’ve watched Democrats and Republicans undermine the Secure Fence Act repeatedly since it was passed. Open-borders zealots joined with Big Business types to stall and protest construction. It ain’t a fence. It’s a FINO: Fence in Name Only. Here’s more confirmation of the fence farce via the Washington Times:

Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California…The 2006 Secure Fence Act specifically called for “two layers of reinforced fencing” and listed five specific sections of border where it should be installed. The new spending bill removes the two-tier requirement and the list of locations.

House Democrats said they were just adopting the Senate version, which was backed by a bipartisan group of border-state senators and passed the Senate several times this year.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens
The fence would be more than completed by now but collusion on the part of republicans and democrats defunded and gutted it... because they didn't get the second half of the deal, that is, AMNESTY.

We wouldn't be having the problem we're having now if types like Kay Baily Hutchison hadn't defunded the fence.

1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

We have met the enemy and the enemy is GOVERNMENT!!!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:38:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cotton1706

Hutchison makes pro-amnesty Rick Perry look like a nativist.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 6:41:13 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: cotton1706

She wasn’t called Kay Barely Republican for nothing.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 6:41:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

Cornball Cornyn is the new KBH!!


5 posted on 07/07/2014 6:48:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706

“2007”!!!!.....Where are all the BUSH supporters????


6 posted on 07/07/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: cotton1706

I go bonkers when I read stuff like this


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver

“I go bonkers when I read stuff like this”

That’s why we need to be reminded! This crises was intentionally caused by the insidious actions or inactions of those in power.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
"We wouldn't be having the problem we're having now if types like Kay Baily Hutchison hadn't defunded the fence."

We need to employ some compassionate understanding of Kay's actions, she knew she would be out of congress soon, most likely this defunding allowed her to pay off all her properties and other bills and gave her significant spending funds for  retirement, now the Rino haters would call this crony capitalism, just because she takes care of number one, how unfair is that. After all should there be no consideration for her years of dedication serving the people.

 

 

9 posted on 07/07/2014 7:19:06 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

Republicrats uber alles.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 7:20:26 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: cotton1706

I am still mad for that idiot Kay Bailey occupying the Senate seat all those years that Ted has now.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: Don Corleone

Don, hai ragione, e finché i politici iniziano a letto con il pesce, non cambierà nulla.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 7:30:14 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: cotton1706
Yep, I remember right before the congressional elections in which representatives promised to build hundreds of miles of fence along the messy-can border.....then the elections came and went.

They then killed the appropriation of funds for the border fence. They said what was needed to get re-elected, then broke their word to the American people.

Damn glad Ted Cruz now sits in Hutchison’s seat.

13 posted on 07/07/2014 7:33:06 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: cotton1706
Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present.

Shall we take bets on WHO the 1 "Present" was in 2007?

14 posted on 07/07/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: cotton1706

BTTT


15 posted on 07/07/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT by kitkat (StORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: cotton1706
Nothing will really work until illegal border crossing is made a felony for the first offense AND state and local cops are given jurisdiction to arrest illegal immigrants.

Alternately, make illegal immigration be a $3,000 fine, with the immigrant imprisoned until it is paid, and then dropped off at the border crossing. You think cops would switch from traffic duty to immigration duty?

16 posted on 07/07/2014 8:06:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: cotton1706

Whatever happened the great and mighty Cyborg 9000 “Virtual Fence” that was supposed to be much more effective and cheaper than a physical Border Structure?


17 posted on 07/07/2014 8:10:27 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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“Whatever happened the great and mighty Cyborg 9000 “Virtual Fence” that was supposed to be much more effective and cheaper than a physical Border Structure?”

It was a sham to begin with since they could just turn off the monitors, not send the drones and remove any border patrol. But John McCain abandoned the whole idea once he was safely reelected.

A physical fence/wall is needed.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 8:45:22 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
We has a fence...


19 posted on 07/07/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: cotton1706

Heck, there are people ON THIS SITE that insist a border fence is a WASTE OF MONEY because it only stops 90% of the crossings (or whatever).

But I think they’re just trolling.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 4:04:53 PM PDT by BobL
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To: cotton1706

KBH is gone but we still have Cornyn... ugh


21 posted on 07/07/2014 4:07:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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