Laura Ingraham is the bear in Matt Salmon’s stream

In this scathing piece, Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ CD-5) is exposed as an amnesty waffler who did little other than waver, evade and reverse himself  in his discussion with syndicated talk show host Laura Ingraham. He is described as “revealing his naiveté to both the political realities facing the House, and the market realities which confront struggling American workers.”

Read “Laura grills Salmon on his support for going to conference on immigration reform.”

It’s a stretch to believe that Salmon is naive regarding congressional machinations. Before being elected to represent the East Valley district in 2012, he previously served as U.S. Representative from 1995 to 2001 He knows the drill.

Listen as Ingraham opens with a brief June discussion with Marco Rubio and then moves to this interview (audio) with Matt Salmon. Ingraham begins by warning Salmon he is in a “cliché free zone” — meaning no “system is broken,” “people need to come out of the shadows,” “we can’t deport 12 million people.”

Despite the still too high American unemployment, Salmon continues to push for H-1B guest workers, “I’d like to get something done,” he tells Ingraham. When questioned about whether it would be reckless to flood the labor market with additional workers given the already exorbitant rate of unemployment, Salmon was flippant, saying. “There are so many people in our country who would rather sit on public assistance than work.” Ingraham pointedly asked Salmon whether he was calling  American people lazy. Salmon dodged, trying to reconfigure the comment. But Ingraham continued to press him on the issue, highlighting the flaws in his argument and explaining how such assertions, especially when expressed by politicians who are supposed to be advocates of the people, serve only to threaten the well-being of hardworking Americans.

Currently American citizens with college degrees in fields requiring specific technological skills are seeking work in record numbers. More educated young adults than ever before are still living with their parents.  Why would Matt Salmon think it necessary to import foreign competition?

14 Responses to Laura Ingraham is the bear in Matt Salmon’s stream

  1. East Valley PC says:

    Matt Salmon will be speaking at a meeting at 3:00 pm, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, at the Higley Unified School District Office, 2935 South Recker Road in Gilbert, AZ.

    Notice it’s another midday meeting with constituents that effectively eliminates people who have jobs. This appears to be the new modus operandi used by the congressional delegation. Those of us who work can’t attend. We’re only good for paying their salaries and financing benefits for the their precious onslaught of illegals who undercut American citizens, wages and cost us significantly at every turn.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Good move by Laura Ingraham setting a “cliché free zone.” I’m beyond tired of hearing those weak excuses for criminal behavior. These justifications are McCainisms, and have been taken up by too many others including the faith based communities, who have their own selfish (not selfless) reasons to want to import the entire third world of impoverished illiterates to keep their scams going. Ingraham took the wind out of Salmon’s sails at the onset by giving him the rules!!

  3. ZOO says:

    Thanks to the above report from SRAZ, and this link

    provided by fellow member Atilla The Hunny a couple of days ago, we can now account for two of the four Arizona Republican U.S. House delegation’s mindset on the upcoming ‘AMNESTY AID II’ concert tuning up in D.C. It is now abundantly clear why all four of the delegation’s faces were on milk cartons during the August-September recess – opting instead to hide behind ‘Dr. McCain’s Traveling Treason Show.’

    I find Matt Salmon’s argument for increasing H-1B visas that connects U.S. scientific and engineering graduates with the ‘lazy welfare class’ quite inane. So American citizens and legal residents who’ve spent years of study and indebted themselves by thousands of dollars to acquire high-tech degrees suddenly prefer to ride the public dole?

    Along with hot-to-trot Ted Cruz’ finagling for increasing H-1B visas (brought to light by Euby), what we are witnessing is a “deal” between the GOP and the corporate filth touted in the “fly-in” to push GOP lawmakers for “reform.” To avoid legalizing bacon rind push-cart vendors and infuriating their base, the GOP is trying to sedate the big dollar U.S. Chamber of Commerce operatives with the promise of cheap, high-tech labor.

    Do we really even need to hear from Gosar and Schweikert? All four members of the Arizona House delegation are well aware that going into “conference” with the Senate’s Gang-Of-Eight is suicidal, yet that seems to be the GOP plan. It is blatantly condescending that Salmon, until called out by Ingram, tried to purport a conference that would NOT include the four Republican racketeers that make up 50% of the “gang.”

    Recent news articles have referred to the immigration showdown as “in a few months.” I don’t think so. The GOP is primed to cave, and
    they want it to be ‘yesterday’s news’ ASAP.

    • MacBeth says:

      You stated the pathetic case very well, ZOO. My frustration level with those who campaign as Republicans and then show themselves as weak wafflers, giving in to the wails of the left, is beyond description. I expect this from liberals. When we get this spew from supposed conservatives, I’m beyond disgusted. My wife and I have decided that we will withhold campaign donations to these GOP charlatans. We will also withhold our votes. What’s the difference when we get the exact same result regardless of who wins office? These actions are expected from liberals. Having held conservatives to a higher standard, we realize we’ve been duped. We’ve had enough. Trent Franks and Matt Salmon have appallingly shown themselves to be in the amnesty pocket, regardless of how they attempt to reconfigure their maneuvers. David Schweikert and Paul Gosar are no different.

      I nearly gagged watching Trent Franks promising to come back to pray with the illegals camped in his yard. Did the people of his district intend to elect a pastor or did they hope to put a conservative US Representative in office? When I saw that video of him calling those who disregard our laws and borders “absolutely wonderful people,” it was all over for me. I actually sent that Channel 3 news clip to several of my friends who live in his district and asked them to send it around to those they know. It needs to be seen!

  4. Braveheart says:

    This CNN Money account, “The myth of America’s missing software engineers” provides enlightening information on this important topic.

  5. Hagar says:

    My two sons are computer science graduates of Ivy League colleges. Their salaries are continually lower than they should be due to the plethora of H1-B visa holders from India, China, Russia and Mexico who compete for their jobs.Thank you, Salmon, for making it even worse for them.

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    Many thanks to the gutsy Ms. Ingraham. The Three Amigos (McGosar-McSalmon-McSchweikert) came out early on for AMNESTY (

    McFranks tried to hide his intentions by silence, but was finally outed when the Telemundo cameras parked on his front sidewalk. Nobody had tried to pin him down before.

    Four for Four – AZ has been lied to again. Mr. McGraham, is this what AZ GOP politics is all about?

    Paul McGosar, Prescott Office (928) 445-1683 [fax number unlisted]
    Matt McSalmon, Gilbert Office phone (480) 699-8239 fax (480) 699-4730
    David McSchweikert, Scottsdale Office phone (480) 946-2411 fax (480) 926-2446
    Trent McFranks, Glendale Office phone (623) 776-7911 fax (623) 776-7832

    Here is the DC contact info:
    Trent McFranks phone: 202-225-4576 fax: 202-225-6328
    Paul McGosar Phone: (202) 225-2315 Fax: (202) 226-9739
    Matt McSalmon Phone: 202-225-2635 Fax: 202-226-4386
    David McSchweikert Phone: 202-225-2190 fax: 202-225-0096

    Conservatives, unite and get active for AZ. God bless America.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      LEO IN TSN,
      Our apologies. Your comments should go up without “moderation.” For some unknown reason this was just located in the Spam file, which is why it hasn’t appeared all day. Usually that only occurs when there are several included links. We are akways happy to receive your cogent thoughts.

  7. Jake says:

    It has become quite clear that we need to watch every person we send to Congress. It does not matter what they say during the election process, once they arrive in Washington, D.C. they bend to the pressure to go along to get along. Some who you know know to be strong conservatives will bend in the wind and show that they are more interested in a career in government rather than representing the people that sent them to congress.

    By the way, John McCain is in town and talking like a conservative. Is there an election soon of which I am not aware?

  8. Collene Carter says:

    Oh please quit talking against fellow republicans. Not even those dems do that. No, they stay together. Please help promote republican solidarity. “If you have a real issue against a fellow republic, take him aside and talk to him and if that doesn’t work, take another republic w, you. And if that doesn’t work get help from the Church, the no if that doesn’t help THEN leave him to his evil ways” Jesus said”– but don’t broadcast his faults world wide?

    Sent from my iPad


    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Collene Carter,
      Politics is not a trendy soiree with soft music playing in the background and tuxedoed butlers passing hors d’oeuvres. When this conservative site takes on Republicans, it’s because they have disappointed mightily. Too many campaign as Constitutional conservatives and then legislate in collusion with liberals to restrict our freedoms or give away the blessings of our citizenship to those who have no respect for our nation or its laws.

      We would much prefer to have those we elected though dedicated effort and donations comport themselves in a manner appropriate with their pre-election promises. When they don’t, we hold their feet to the fire. There is no “solidarity” to “promote” when they have deceived us.

      If you are content with the status quo of sly trickery, that’s up to you. We demand honesty from those we help elect. How do you expect “the Church” to help? Too many of them already support opening the floodgates through amnesty, so they can fill their pews and coffers. Your naïve acquiescence to supporting political swindlers is astounding.

      • Delilah says:

        Collene, do you work for John McLiar? He is very upset that we hold him to his word or we hold him accountable for his votes. He does not think he should answer to us, the people he works for, yes Dear, he actually works for us and we should fire him.

  9. jake says:

    If they lie to you in public what makes you believe that they will not look you in the eye and lie to you in private. Your ability to have faith in what a politician tells you is amazing.