The illegals benefits cat is outta the bag
Arizona’s squishy Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are integral to the bi-partisan Gang of Eight that has been singing the kumbaya song of amnesty with Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham. The foursome have been working hand-in-glove with their Democrat Senate gangster cohorts Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, Chuck Schumer and Michael Bennet.
But a fracture occurred in the love fest Saturday morning as Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the senate budget committee, put forth an amendment to a budget resolution that would have put the Senate on record as opposing ObamaCare for the over 25 million illegal aliens upon whom the gangsters want to bestow legal status. The vote went along party lines, splintering the gang.
The expansion of benefits scheme shoots a hole in the often repeated argument that we need to bring in new workers to bolster our sagging economy. Uneducated people who entered the United States in utter disregard for our laws and culture, are not optimum high wage earners who will be paying the kind of taxes needed to provide such reinforcement. They will be taking from the system and the gangsters know it. Real immigrants enter the U.S. legally and contribute rather than exploit. Their benefits scheme also flies in the face of American citizens who are struggling in this still brutal economy — many underemployed or working two jobs to make ends meet. Competition for those jobs is the last thing they need.
In previous amnesty efforts conservative Sen. Sessions has been a vocal critic, leading the defeat of such McCain sponsored bills in 2007 and 2008. He has voted against guest worker plans which include a path to citizenship, though supporting visas for skilled workers. He has supported the construction of a fence along the Mexican border.
At the recent CPAC convention, Ann Coulter blasted what she called “suicidal policies” being grasped at by “panicked Republicans, demoralized after the last election. If amnesty goes through, America becomes California and no Republican will ever win another national election,” Coulter said, adding: “I can see why Democrats would want amnesty, but why on earth are Marco Rubio and these endless Bushes supporting it?”
Today is a good time to reacquaint yourself with her excellent commentary, Hispanicked GOP Elite: They’ll Respect us in the Morning. Coulter exposes the fallacies of McCain’s gangsters, refuting the canard about Hispanics being “natural conservatives.” She writes “it comes from the same cliché machine that gave us the one about blacks being ‘natural conservatives.’ At least blacks really are social conservatives — they just vote Democratic, anyway.”
Coulter continues, “As Charles Murray has pointed out, Hispanics are less likely to go to church or be employed than non-Hispanics. They are less opposed to gay marriage than everyone else — 44 percent compared to 50 percent. (By contrast, 55 percent of blacks oppose gay marriage, according to a 2012 Washington Post/ABC poll — even more, according to how they vote.)
Nor, unfortunately, do Hispanic immigrants become more Republican the longer they’ve been here, as some Republicans claim without bothering to see if it’s true. To the contrary, they get more liberal. Cubans used to vote Republican nearly as reliably as Mormons. In 2012, 49 percent of Cubans voted for Obama.”
Meanwhile the racist National Council of La Raza, threatened they will be monitoring what they consider to be any “anti-immigrant” votes and put members of both parties on notice that their votes will be remembered on Election Day.