Sunday March 1, 2015
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To date, there is no comprehensive list of all the Pork Amendments that were added to the Senate Immigration Reform Bill, to entice a yes vote by Senators. Here are just a couple that are known so far. It's our money folks. Pathetic, this is the tip of the forthcoming list of bribes. Most of these buy them off amendments have nothing to do with immigration reform. Can't wait to find out what Mc Cain's and Flakes bribes were.
Immigration reform Bill has lots of juicy tidbits in it to buy the votes of key legislators.
And, also like Obama Care, legislators and average citizens alike will have to "pass the bill to find out what's in it," in former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's now-infamous phrase.
Among other things, the Immigration bill:
• Adds $1.5 BILLION to President Obama's failed jobs stimulus, a gift to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
• Turns the Travel Promotion Act, which was supposed to end in 2015, into a permanent program at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. Prime beneficiaries? Las Vegas casino interests, a gift to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
• Makes a range of serious crimes for which U.S. CITIZENS can be arrested and imprisoned — including assault and battery, drunk driving and tax fraud — "waivable" for illegal immigrants when it comes to their amnesty status.
• Gives Alaskan "Seafood processing" jobs special status as "shortage occupations," letting those industries hire low-skilled illegal immigrants to fill "temporary" jobs, a bipartisan favor to Alaska Sens. Mark Begich (Democrat) and Lisa Murkowski (Republican).
"juicy tidbits in it to buy the votes of key legislators."
It's always been like this. How can we fix it?
I have quit voting for any of them. I have come to the realization there is little difference anymore between the Dems and Rep's. I'm sick of lifetime professional politicians. There are no more Statesman at this point in time. Special interest vote pandering is the "new deal" now. Self promotion and longevity in office is the goal. I will no longer be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils candidates. This country needs it's version of the Arab Spring.........
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