Thursday, December 9, 2010


-from the Airheadzona Repugnant (Arizona Republic)
-passages in italics are my own words

The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a shot at legal status, a fleeting victory for an effort that appears doomed in the Senate.

The so-called Dream Act, which passed the House 216-198, has been viewed by Hispanic activists and immigrant advocates as a downpayment on what they had hoped would be broader action by President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress to give the nation's 10 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants a chance to gain legal status.

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (The DREAM Act) is a piece of proposed federal legislation that has been floating around since August, 2001.

This bill, which I shall call "Amnesty Lite," would provide certain illegal and deportable alien students who graduate from US high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors, and have been in the country continuously and illegally for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a four year institution of higher learning.

So who decides on the moral character? Our last three presidents do not have enough integrity between them to get a job at a Seven Eleven cash register.

And who will pay for the college education? Probably the same people who would pay the salary for the military service, that would be you and me, the taxpayers. What I've read says these illegals would be available for work study and student loans. And there is a pretty high default rate on student loans.

Critics railed against the measure, calling it a backdoor grant of amnesty that would encourage more foreigners to sneak into the United States in hopes of being legalized eventually.

The Senate is expected Thursday to vote on whether to advance similar legislation, but it's unlikely Democrats can muster the 60 votes needed to advance it past opposition by Republicans and a handful of their own members.

"It's an uphill struggle," Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat, acknowledged.

Debate on the measure was fraught with politics. Obama has made an intense public push in recent days in favor of the measure, eager to demonstrate his commitment to Hispanic voters, a key voting bloc that's been alienated by his failure to push broader immigration legislation.

There's a shock-the illegal Kenyan immigrant wants this bill to pass! He'd be first in line to claim his amnesty!

With the GOP taking control of the House and representing a stronger minority in the Senate next year, failure to enact the legislation by year's end dims the prospects for action by Congress to grant a path toward legalization for the nation's millions of undocumented immigrants.

Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA, a pro-immigration employers coalition, said the defeat won't end Congress' attempts to address the issue but predicted that future legislation will look far different. "Anything that they're going to do is going to disappoint comprehensive immigration reform advocates," Jacoby said. "It's going to be a tough haul" to tackle the subject in the new Congress.

The White House weighed in with Congress before the votes, issuing supportive statements that called the current immigration system "broken," and urged both chambers to pass the measure "while the broader immigration debate continues."

"Young people who have spent much of their lives in the United States and want to improve their lives and their nation by pursuing higher education or defending the United States as members of the armed forces should be given this opportunity to earn legal status," one of the statements said.

Obama's drive to enact the legislation and congressional Democrats' determination to vote on it before year's end reflect the party's efforts to satisfy Hispanic groups whose backing has been critical in elections and will be again in 2012.

The legislation would give hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16, and who have been here for five years and graduated from high school or gained an equivalency degree, a chance to gain legal status if they joined the military or attended college.

Hispanic activists have described the Dream Act as the least Congress can do on the issue. It targets the most sympathetic of the millions of undocumented people - those brought to the United States as children, who in many cases consider themselves American, speak English and have no ties to or family living in their native countries.

Students who would be eligible for legalization under the bill have fanned out across Capitol Hill in recent days to personally lobby lawmakers to back it. A group of them was seated in the House gallery to watch the vote, and they broke out in cheers, some embracing each other as the vote on passage was announced.

Earlier, Democrats took to the House floor to paint the measure as a matter of basic decency.

"Have a little compassion," Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said, directing his remarks at the GOP. "These children came here, they didn't decide to come here. They know no other country. Some of them don't even know the language of the country in which they were born, and they deserve to have a right as free Americans."

Their pleas did little to move firm Republican opposition.

"It is not being cold-hearted to acknowledge that every dollar spent on illegal immigrants is one dollar less that's spent on our own children, our own senior citizens and for all those who entered this society who played by the rules, who paid their taxes and expect their government to watch out for their needs before it bestows privileges and scarce resources on illegals," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

Just eight Republicans joined Democrats to back the bill, while more than three dozen Democrats broke with their party to vote against it.

Cheers to Ms. Rohrabacher for telling it like it is! We have states going bankrupt, we're borrowing money from China like a drug addict steals money from his family, and a majority of Congress thinks it's a good idea to further burden an overloaded social welfare system with more cash outlay and no plan to balance the deficit issue we're already faced with.

Not to mention that the US Constitution says that these TRAITORS in Washington have a DUTY to protect our borders.

And they even have Federal LAWS that spell out how they are to do it.

But our President (TRAITOR), and Bilary Clinton (TRAITOR) and Nancy Pelosi (TRAITOR) and Janet Napolitano (TRAITOR) and Susan Bolton (TRAITOR) are preventing Arizona for defending its own border when this gang of criminal thugs refuses to do what they swore they would do.

Now why would our government want to make it easy for illegals to enter the country, and a cake walk for these children of illegal alien parents to gain legal status?

Well you have seen where I have hinted at the Marxist (read: Communist) agenda our government has seemed to be pushing for the last half century or so. If you read Stephen T. McCarthy's blog, he does not hint-he gives you an awful lot of examples.

The constant erosion of the middle class is not an accident! According to an article I read in the liberal toilet paper known as Time a few years back, for 2004, ninety percent of the income tax returns filed in America showed an adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less!

Before you say "$100K is pretty good," wait a minute. That's 90% of RETURNS. That includes marrieds filing jointly, many of which are two income families. And $100K when you're raising a family...let's just say you're not living in a Donald Trump zip code.

Another interesting tidbit. The richest 0.5% make over $500,000 per year. This should scare you, no matter what party affiliation you hold.


When Obama talks about the rich, guess what? HE'S ONE OF THEM!

When Bill Maher talks about the money-grubbiong capitalists-DITTO!

When Bruce Springsteen sings about the working man-HE DON'T HAVE A FRIGGIN' CLUE!

When John Lennon wrote "Imagine there's no possessions" IT WAS ON LINEN PAPER WITH A SOLID GOLD PEN!

These people you are trusting to watch over your well being are the SAME RICH PEOPLE you want to be protected from.

Do you think there may be a conflict of interest here?

In the history of the world, has it ever happened that the rich gave all of their money away?

Is that what happened in Communist Russia?

Or was is closer to something like, I don't know, 99.5% of the wealth in the hands of half a percent of the people?

My mistake-that's the ratio in Socialist America!


  1. I agree that the Dream Act and anything else like it is a big farce. What about me and my kids? We want our student loans and educations paid for as well. Shouldn't we come before the illegals. Okay, they serve in the military maybe I'll agree to a path toward citizenship, but I don't need to pay for their schooling.
    Sorry, but I'm just not that sympathetic.

    Tossing It Out

  2. -->..."Young people who have spent much of their lives in the United States and want to improve their lives and their nation by pursuing higher education or defending the United States as members of the armed forces should be given this opportunity to earn legal status," one of the statements said.

    Hmmm... I see. So if they agree to Federally approved and Federally funded (read: "taxpayer funded") educational indoctrination, or if they agree to be clothed, fed and sheltered at taxpayer expense and to risk their lives while taking part in the totally phony and never-ending "War On Terrorism", we will accept them in this nation as fully approved citizens and forgive the law-breaking that originally brought them here?

    Hmmm... It seems that Uncle Sam is very free with our money and has everything to gain from this arrangement while we, the taxpayers, pay more taxes.

    Oh, wait. I'm not being fair. I forgot that we are also having our freedoms and rights protected from those big, bad terrorists who would otherwise crush our country and enslave us all.

    OK, good deal. It's a WIN! (Uncle Sam), WIN! (illegal immigrant), WIN! (taxpayer) situation. What's not to love about it?

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  3. Lee-

    I'm not sure I support the path in the military. I think we need to reserve any taxpayer funded expenditures to people who are here legally.


    As long as the Americonned people will fall for things like "Wars On Terror" and being groped by TSA to make our world safer, you can keep kissing larger pieces of your paycheck goodbye.

    The Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves...