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  • Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept

    12/16/2017 8:03:59 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept
    On the heels of its horrific failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6 trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut for Christmas that they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call. One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he's now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • Marco Rubio threatens to vote against the GOP tax bill unless leaders meet demands.

    12/14/2017 11:36:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/14/2017 | Bob Bryan
    Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday said he will vote against the final GOP tax bill unless leaders meet his demands on the child tax credit. Rubio told Republican leadership that he will not vote for the bill — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — unless the child tax credit is more generous. "Senator Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way," a Rubio spokesperson told Business Insider. Rubio introduced an amendment during the first...
  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 185 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Y ALEXANDER BOLTON AND AVERY ANAPOL
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has threatened to vote against the tax bill, putting the legislation in danger of being delayed past Christmas. Rubio has told Senate leaders that he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help lower-income workers who pay payroll taxes and not regular income taxes. “Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way,” said a spokesperson for Rubio. If Rubio votes against the bill,...
  • Republicans Will Cut Social Security And Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio

    12/02/2017 7:19:50 AM PST · by Mariner · 180 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | December 2nd, 2017 | Nicole Goodkind
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims. “We have to...
  • The Rubio-Schumer Amendment

    11/30/2017 11:29:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | The Editorial Board
    Sub-headline: Florida’s Republican tries to blow up the Senate tax reform. The GOP is pushing forward on tax reform, though a receiving line of Republican holdouts are slow-rolling progress. One who deserves special mention is Marco Rubio, who contributed nothing to ObamaCare repeal and now aspires to dilute the tax bill.On Wednesday Mr. Rubio and his political sidecar, Mike Lee of Utah, announced that they’ll file an amendment to the tax bill to change the $2,000 child tax credit. They want to make the credit refundable up to a person’s payroll tax liability, among other expensive tweaks. To pay for...
  • As Dreamers protested outside Marco Rubio’s office, a U.S. Border Patrol truck showed up

    12/06/2017 6:41:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    As immigrant advocacy groups rallied outside Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s offices in Doral Monday, protesters say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck circled around the group. “@ICEgov just sent a truck to intimidate the dreamers fasting outside of the offices of Senator @marcorubio and Congressman @MarioDB. #CleanDreamAct #DreamActNow,” posted Florida Immigrant Coalition’s Tomas Kennedy. The protest was organized to demand the protection for Dreamers, those who were brought by their families to the United States as children even though they were undocumented immigrants. Many of those participating— some elderly — launched a week-long hunger strike...
  • GOP Rep Scott Taylor Debates Laura Ingraham on DREAMers — Says DACA Is Not Amnesty

    12/14/2017 7:10:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) took on host Laura Ingraham on the issue of the legal status of the so-called DREAMers — children brought to the United States illegally. Taylor insisted giving legal status to the DREAMERs through DACA was not “amnesty.” Transcript as follows: INGRAHAM: Above all else President Trump was elected on one clear issue, stop illegal immigrant. And that would mean build the wall, no amnesty, you know the drill. But there are some Republicans in Congress including the guy right here who still believes that the DACA amnesty thing...
  • Pelosi Says 'God is With Us' in Wanting Amnesty

    12/10/2017 9:15:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2017
    House Minority Leader said at her Thursday press briefing that "God is with" congressional Democrats who want to allow illegal aliens who came to the United States when they were 16 or under to be allowed to stay in the United States legally.
  • GOP Rep. Newhouse on Amnesty: ‘We Owe it To These Young People’

    12/09/2017 11:29:45 PM PST · by x1stcav · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/17 | Neil Munro
    GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse told C-SPAN viewers that Americans owe an amnesty to roughly 690,000 young illegals who got DACA work-permits from former President Barack Obama. Newhouse appeared on C-SPAN December 7, where he said: I have been part of a group that has been asking and pushing to get this done sooner, preferably by the end of the year, so we can take this off the table and put these young people who are in legal uncertainty, give them some legal certainty in their lives, some continuity. So I think if there is enough urgency here that we should...
  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • BIG LIST of GOP Lawmakers who want to save Obama's Amnesty

    12/08/2017 3:31:38 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/7/17 | Leo Hohmann
    A group of 34 House Republicans are pressuring Speaker Paul Ryan to give a Christmas present to the roughly 800,000 young people who entered the country illegally and were granted special status by former President Obama’s DACA program. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a policy enacted in 2012 by a stroke of Obama’s pen. At the time, most Republicans derided the policy as unconstitutional while Democrats championed it as the right thing to do for children brought to the United States illegally by a parent “through no fault of their own.” Now, 34 GOP House members have...
  • Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights

    12/07/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Alexander Bolton
    TITLE SHOULD BE: DEMS READY TO SHUT DOWN US GOVT UNLESS DREAMERS ARE LEGALIZED. The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation. Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year. The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue. Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the...
  • Grassley offers DACA fix tied to tough enforcement measures

    12/06/2017 6:44:07 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/17 | Jordain Carney
    GOP senators are pushing forward with legislation that would extend an Obama-era program allowing young immigrants to live and work in the United States, while pairing it with new measures to bolster border security. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), allows the Trump administration to build “tactical and technological infrastructure” along the U.S.-Mexico border. It would target funding for so-called sanctuary cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law, bolster the e-verify employment verification program and crack down on "chain migration" by limiting which family members U.S. citizens and permanent residents can try to sponsor for a green...
  • Senate DACA Deal at Stalemate Over Pathway to Citizenship

    12/05/2017 1:00:03 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/4/17 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) accused Senate Democrats of "jeopardizing the future fate" of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries by rejecting a DACA deal from Senate Republicans and threatening to shut down the government over the disposition of illegal immigrants brought to the country as kids. The deadline for Congress to act to save 800,000 DACA beneficiaries from the risk of deportation is March 5, though President Trump may give lawmakers more time to work out a solution. The deal from a working group led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) included border security provisions yet...
  • Report: DACA Amnesty Would Give Green Cards To 2 Million Additional Foreigners. Why? Chain Migration

    12/05/2017 2:23:35 PM PST · by Thalean · 18 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    DACA amnesty would bring an estimated 2 million additional immigrants into America—on top of the 700,000 DACA amnesty recipients— according to Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Illegal Immigration Studies. Vaughan says: "If Congress were to pass an amnesty for people with DACA, it would ultimately result in 2 million new immigrants over time. . . For every two immigrants we admit, you can say there will be an additional seven admitted. That growth is built into our immigration system." This is because of a process called chain migration. Essentially, current US immigration law gives priority...
  • McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration

    12/03/2017 4:01:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2017 2:16 PM EST | Hope Yen
    Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, describing it as a “non-emergency” to be addressed next year. “There’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to happen,” said McConnell, R-Ky. House GOP leaders unveiled a short-term plan over the weekend to avert a shutdown and keep the government open through Dec. 22. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the Pentagon...
  • We Win! Taxes Cut for All!

    12/01/2017 11:56:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | by SEAN MORAN
    The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday, which serves as one of the final steps for Congress to pass historic tax legislation. The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 51-49, almost entirely along party lines, with Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against the bill, and 48 Democrats voted against the tax reform legislation as well. Reluctant Republican senators such as Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted for the bill after last minute changes were made. Flake received a commitment from Republican leadership and the...
  • Sen. Thune: 'There Shouldn't Be Any Discussion About Shutting Down the Government'

    11/27/2017 11:33:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 27, 2017 | 6:55 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A short-term spending bill passed by Congress earlier this year runs out on Dec. 8, and keeping the money tap open is one of the main concerns as lawmakers return to town this week. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said Congress needs to pass a long-term spending bill, but “sometimes you need to do a short-term extension.” And Thune discouraged talk about a government shutdown: “There shouldn’t be any discussion about shutting down the government,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “We can make this thing work,” Thune said. “We just need to get people at the table, negotiate it. I think...