Shouldn't Mr. Boehner at least talk? Isn't that what the republicans
constantly complain about? Isn't it hypocritical for him to refuse to
Want to compare Republican Obstruction vs. Dem? Ok!
‘When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm
elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record
139 in 2007-2008.' (From Republicans) 'The Rise Of
Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin
and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo – 01/27/10 Before the
government shutdown… Murray: Republicans REFUSED to go to
(budget) conference....18 times' – 09/30/13"We asked
to go to conference on the budget 18 times, and Republicans said
no," the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Monday night,
minutes before a government shutdown.'LEAST productive congress
in history. Republican built that.
@Pagan:"Republicans take the House in 2010… does nothing the
next 3 years."Oh? The House recently sent several funding bills
to the Senate who did nothing with them. Harry Reid said 'DOA' (dead
on arrival) to each one.
Tide goes in, tide goes out. Republicans take the House in
2010… does nothing the next 3 years.
The Republican party 'takes back America' in 2010, and gets majority
in the House. Fast forward to 2013 and the Congress is the LEAST
productive and has only a 9% approval rating. Coincidence?
@lket:"the party of no does nothing."Let's see
who the party of no really is... House Repubs passed and sent several bills to
Democrat Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate. The bills funded the government
except Obamacare, funded the government with modest budget cuts, etc. And what
did the Repubs get...? Total rejection by Democrat Reid and his Senate.
There's your party of no."both wars never where put in the
budget..."Neither war was put in a budget. There was no
budget.@spring street:"you maybe or may not be right but
they are not talking about amnesty."Staying in the US is...
amnesty. And amnesty brings millions more. We saw it in '86 under Reagan.
It would be more fair to get a mix from across the world. But no. We get nothing
but neighbors to the south. Soon we will all need to speak Spanish to get by. We
have a dozen or more Spanish speaking cable TV stations now... that subscribers
must pay for but can't understand a word being said. That's how
disconcerting it is.
spring streetThey come here illegally for the jobs, so allowing them
to stay is amnesty. sb744 has them paying a fine of $1000, $500 up
front, it goes into a trust fund to help them work towards citizenship. There is
no fine for id theft, social security fraud or perjury (i-9 form). And they do
not have to make restitution for identity theft. Back taxes only
applies once they enter our system. They have to pay from the time they sign up
to when they apply for citizenship. They do not have to pay for money earned
illegally in the past. The back of the line is in their country, not staying
here and working. That's amnesty, and it hurts those here legally.
@prelaxyou maybe or may not be right but they are not talking about
amnesty. they are talking about paying a fine, paying back taxes, a waiting
period then get int the back of the line, If that is amnesty it is the worst
amnesty I have ever seen.
Amnesty hasn't worker the seven previous times. It just encourages more of
it. We need people in government that enforce our laws. Only enforcement will
act as a deterrent, and stop the dishonesty. Love is sending people
down the path of righteousness; rewarding illegal/dishonest behavior is not
I think I get the real GOP thinking from these helpful posters. It goes
something like this: "We don't give a rip about immigration, except
perhaps as a labor source for our sponsors in business. Humanity, compassion,
uniting families? What's all that to US? These people are just going to
become grasping Democrats anyway, so let THEM try to pass a bill, but it
won't be with help from any of US."
Most of us out here in "reality land" don't see any reason
whatsoever to pass a "new" bill. The one in existence isn't
enforced anyway, and we have no reason to believe the Obama administration would
enforce a "new" bill!
@lket "...the party of no does nothing." you mean the democrat party
that pass the immigration bill when they had super majority? ya right! And they
call themselves helping the "little guy" but when the had the chance -
they passed healthcare law that caused the "little guy" to pay double in
premium, copay, deductible and will cause more to be uninsured. Thanks a lot for
helping the "little guy" dems
I am tired of the excuses,fighting and stalling get back to work.
the party of no does nothing. only tax cuts are ever heard of from them. not
paying bills. both wars never where put in the budget, but still need to be paid
off. the rich got paid off by profiting from the wars. lets get some from them
on the budget
I know that many in D.C. want this issue worked on now. But this is now
technically an election year. What should have happened is Obama and the Dems
run the immigration bill through like they did ACA, when they had a super
majority in Congress. They didn't, and that is their fault. Now, with a
political year looming, not much will get done at all in 2014. P.S.
If the Republicans did pass on a huge immigration bill that gave most everything
that the Democrats want, does anyone out there think that there would be any
significant change in voting by the Latino community? I don't believe so.
They would still go on giving the same support to the Democrat Party. So,
what's in it for the Republicans to pass on a bill that not only won't
help them, but may hurt them with not only their base, but more Democrat voters