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Pro-immigration Reform Group Believes GOP’s ‘Pledge’ Is Lacking

October 8, 2010 by  

Pro-immigration reform group believes GOP's 'Pledge' is lackingA nonprofit organization recently criticized GOP House leaders for failing to address immigration reform in their "Pledge to America."

Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) expressed its concern that the issue was ignored in the 45-page document, which was written and released by Republicans last month. The pledge included a three-pronged approach to immigration reform: establishing operational control of American borders, working with state and local law enforcement to implement immigration laws and strengthening visa security.

FAIR said that the three points mentioned in the pledge were important, but the group believes that Republicans failed to include certain "vital ingredients" in their proposal.

"The 'Pledge to America' major themes are economic growth and jobs creation. If House Republican leadership is serious about that, then it cannot ignore the impact millions of illegal aliens have on jobs and wages or ignore the need to dry up the jobs magnet with more vigorous enforcement," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.

According to KeenNewsService.com, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced an immigration bill on Oct. 1. In a press release, Menendez said the bill addresses strengthening border security and requiring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants to register with the government, pay their taxes and learn English.

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  • s c

    I wouldn’t put faith in the idea that the GOP has what it takes to live up to its ‘pledge.’ As long as people remember to distinguish between Republicans and conservatives, it shouldn’t be too difficult to understand what’s possible and what isn’t.
    The GOP may be a bit more motivated to keep some people in a trance, but that’s the GOP’s problem. The GOP has too much in common with the dolts on the other side of the aisle. That cat is out of its bag, and the upcoming election will amaze and shock both the GOP and the dolts. Enjoy, schmucks.

    • Warrior

      How about #1 task – Impeach. Possibly that is why there is talk of Hilary replacing biden. Wouldn’t that be something.

      • slickporsche

        I was reading somewhere that Hillary might run for President!! Another Dud.

  • dan az

    It sounds like they can only handle one thing at a time,They are in for a surprise come Nov. when conservatives take their seat in both sides of the isles.I have to believe that even the democraps have some common sense or at least will try to protect them selves from the rath that is coming down on them.When the gloves come off all hell is going to be unleashed on them.People vote for conservatives no matter what side your on we need to fix this toilet now!

  • FlaJim

    There is no reform needed in immigration law. What is required is strict enforcement of existing law and a good start would be to give well publicized maximum punishment to employers who hire illegals.

    Without available jobs, the illegals would self deport.

    • Doc Sarvis

      FlaJim, I agree completely. ICE has had a great year deporting 392,000 illegals. FAR more than any recent administration.

      • Craig

        Nearly all those deported were in our jails already for other crimes. Not like the chocolate Marxist’s regime actually went out and found illegals on the streets. The lying a-hole in charge wants you to think he is doing more than the previous regime. Funny thing is the previous regime did the work for the jerk Obama. They found them, they arrested them, they imprisoned them and the chocolate Marxist takes the credit.

        • Doc Sarvis

          From the news story half of them were in jails the other half were not.

          • Craig

            Yup supper coon once again take credit for others peoples work.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Doc,
            there would have been a lot more deported if they would have picked up the ones that were arrested but were less than seven in a group!!! how about the ones they could get at those demonstrations against this country??? They could probably round up another couple of thousand at each of those!!!! gimme a break! NObama’s regieme has done NOTHING AT ALL!!!

      • lkar

        392,000 deported when they estimate that there is 11,000,000 illegal aliens in the US. Wow ! They only caught 3.6% of the law breakers. How many police chiefs and sheriffs would be left in office with that capture rate?

        • Doc Sarvis

          As I said; they have done “FAR more than any recent administration.”

          • lkar

            I am not disputing that! But why is Janet hailing this as a success and good progress? This is an utter failure and if this was anyone else, they would be fired.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Apparently not. Again, the previous (recent) administrations did far worse and nobody really blinked an eye about the issue.

          • lkar

            Oh, I get it now. Sorry for not seeing this earlier. Blame the other guys! Good one Doc.

          • Doc Sarvis

            So I guess you would admit that President Obama should be held to a higher standard than other Presidents. I wonder why?

          • Vigilant

            Ikar:

            A major part of “Doc”‘s mission on this site is to gratuitously and incessantly carp about previous Republican administrations. The technique is a little too transparent, and he’ll never understand that he wins no allies since there’s no love lost between the conservatives on this site and GWB.

            This attempt at diversion from the subject matter is a shopworn and impotent tool of the left. He’ll also try to play (and always unsuccessfully) the race card. He thinks scorekeeping and making comparisons are more important than addressing the hard issues.

            He does these things under a monnicker that is supposed to garner himself respect. Since he won’t respond to repeated attempts to get him to divulge the prefix “Doc,” we can only assume that he’s a legend in his own mind, and no one else’s.

            A recent example of the technique, when he says, “So I guess you would admit that President Obama should be held to a higher standard than other Presidents. I wonder why?” The sane folks on this site already knew the answer before he asked it: because this man HELD HIMSELF OUT to be better, more transparent, fiscally responsible, lobby-free, special interest-free, and post-racial. And turned out be not just the usual lying politician, but a dangerous ideologue who is destroying the country.

            In these dangerous times for our country, it’s not too much to ask that the man in the Oval Office adhere to the highest standards possible, that he lead the country as an American rather than a campaigning partisan Democrat, that he respect the oath of office and the Constitution upon which it is based, and that he use the correct methods to stimulate the economy, instead of employing the methods precisely 180 degrees opposite.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Vigilant,
            You should know (and it should be obvious by my wording) that, since I said previous administrations (plural) it would include Clinton among others. That was purposful on my part. If I want to refer to Bush I will say Bush and if I want to refer to Republican administrations I will say Republican administrations. I am not and never have been one who thinks one side are all angels and the other side all devils.

          • Craig

            How is deporting half that number that they Bush admin had in prison more? Did you fail math boy? Besides the only thing we know is what Oidiots says he did, which anything crossing his Bozo lips is a lie.

          • eddie47d

            Craig: Go back to bed you racist slob.You’re a poor excuse for a human.

          • http://GOGGLE vaksal

            To;Doc Sarvis,3.6 capture rate good? get a traffic ticket and the capture rate is 90%percent,Why? because we all have itell information,social security numbers,birth records,school records,etc,but could it be that the boys and girls in power have dropped the ball bigtime,the bottom line is that if you are a citizen you will be punished,and if your illeagal you can break any law,because the law has been thrown out the window,if thats the case,one best cover there own behinds and backs,because this stuff,illeagals are being protected by the very people that are making leagal citizens follow the law,so wheres the justice? sounds like this nation is being set up for a civil war,that outcome would be the total overthrow of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS,that outcome would bring martial law,the police state and everyone would be toast,its simpler for the government to follow the immigration laws and throw out all these law breakers period! but that will never happen,because this is the first step in the north american union,then watch it will be this nations death as a free REPUBLIC,then the lawless will do as they wish.thats what i sense is coming.

        • http://msn Kerri

          I find it strange that the number of 11 million ilegals has been the same number for I know the past 6 years. With our border being wide open all this time not one more ilegal has come across? At an estimated 1/2 a million or more crossing the border every year, how can they continue to say we only have an estemated 11 million here?

          • Vigilant

            Kerri:

            The Dems enjoy playing with skewed statistics to get a point across, until they’re caught at it, and they invariabky are.

            How many of you remember the the leftist mantra “50 million uninsured” when the Dems were trying to sell Obamacare? I heard it a great number of times. Then, suddenly, the number changed to 30-35 million! Now why was that?

            Tha answer was simple: the left was caught including the number of illegal aliens in the “uninsured” column. This was telling, for two reasons. First, it indicated that they estimated the number of illegals to be higher than the “official” estimates, and second, that they full well intend to eventually cover these criminals under health care at the taxpayers expense! As opaque (or translucent) as this administration tries to be, they are always too dumb to do it right.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Vigilant,
            A little math here. Kerri said the 11 million number has not changed for six years. President Obama has been in office for 2 years. Six minus two equals four which is the number that would have fallen under the previous (Republican) administration.

          • Jana

            A relative of mine moved to Arizona as her husband had to go there for awhile for schooling. She said she can look out her window day or night and just see illegals streaming in.
            Just look at what the percentage rate is for the amount of people deported and the amount of illegals here now, just 3.6% (Thanks Ikor)
            Sure, more should be deported than ever before, we have more illegals than ever before.
            What bothers me is all of the red tape and ‘investigations’ that it takes to deport those 392,000.
            If they would allow our border patrol to do their job, it wouldn’t cost so much nor take so long.
            Obama promised change, but so far just more of the same—only worse.

          • Jana

            Doc Sarvis,
            Yes, it has been both the Republicans and now the Democrats that have fallen woefully down on the job.
            By the way during the Bush administration I was writing Congressmen, and the Pres. repeatedly voicing my concern and disdain over their not following the laws that were already on the books.
            We don’t need ‘new’ laws or ‘reforms’, we need to follow the laws that are supposed to be in effect NOW!

          • Vigilant

            “Doc,”

            “A little math here. Kerri said the 11 million number has not changed for six years. President Obama has been in office for 2 years. Six minus two equals four which is the number that would have fallen under the previous (Republican) administration.”

            And you believe the number 11 million? The NUMBER hasn’t changed because the gov’t doesn’t really want you to know the extent of the problem. Don’t know where kerri got the number, but it’s almost certainly bogus.

          • JeffH

            11 million? The numbers I’ve been hearing for the last few years have been upwards of 20+ million and very possibly closer to 30 million.

          • Jana

            JeffH,
            That’s what I’ve been hearing too.
            I realize that we have children who have grwon up here, and they do need to be allowed to stay, but they need to get in line for legal status. They also need to learn to follow the rules and laws of our country and appreciate the chance they are getting.
            Meanwhile we need to get rid of every congressman or woman who wants immigratrion reform. We have been reformed to death.

          • eddie47d

            Sounds like Vigilant is the one who likes to exagerate!

          • Vigilant

            …and it looks like eddie47d is the one who needs to take a class on proper spelling.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Doc,
            Let me put this into terms that even you can’t ignore. when you go fishing, if there are 11 million fish in a stream you catch a few fish. If there are 30 million fish in that stream you are gonna catch quite a few more. Same with the illegals. When there are 11 million there are gonna be a certain number caught. when there are 30 million the saturation is so much higher that actually NObamas regime has Done LESS!!!

    • Chup

      Finally!! Someone mentions that the “problem” on our borders has NOTHING to do with immigration!!
      They are illegal aliens….nothing more, nothing less.
      In some countries, they would be shot as spies.(not that I’m condoning that action)
      And it’s not just the poor Mexicans coming across illegally, there are a lot of people from Muslim countries sneaking in…..the Congress knows this. They aren’t talking about that either!

    • slickporsche

      I think you may be correct, but what I do not like is all the illegals will somehow get amnisty or something darn near the same. I want them all deported. I do not give a damn about the circumstances or if they have been here for 20 years.I do not want them here as we have too many hispanics the way it is. Deport them all and if they want to come back then get in line.
      You also need to ask yourself why is our government continually bringing undesirables into this country. Mostly Muslims. Its scary. I would like to see more white Europeans immigrate, but they put a stop to that. It is like we discriminate against ourselves. Repeal the civil rights laws.

      • Doc Sarvis

        I thought we were the great melting pot. Our diversity should be our strength. I guess we are hearing more from the if their brown keep then down crowd.

        • Craig

          They are here illegally, Bozo. What is it about being a criminal do you loser libs like so much?

          • Doc Sarvis

            I really don’t think there are very many (probably very few) illegal Muslim immigrants. I’ll refrain from calling you a degrading name.

          • s c

            Craig, ‘Bozo’ has complete faith in his White House “Gods.” The #1 progressive specialty at the moment is to 1) enforce laws they like and 2) ignore all other laws.
            Whatever it takes to get easy votes is what will get done. If millions of illegals can find their way to the voting booth (via “social justice”), then that’s what progressives want. It has everything to do with standards and morality (it’s easier if both are ignored). So much for wannabe elites and their “Gods.”

          • Vigilant

            “I really don’t think there are very many (probably very few) illegal Muslim immigrants.”

            Oh, certainly!! And how many did it take to kill almost 3,000 people one fine September day in 2001? About 19, if memory serves, and that’s “very few.”.

            Even DHS estimates that THOUSANDS of non-latinos have crossed the borders illegally. And how many, “Doc,” do you think are here just to get a job and send money home? It’s a Polloyanna view that terrorists would ignore the opportunities to infiltrate our country when it’s so easy to do so.

            Especially when we have a pretender-in-chief who fails to enforce Federal immigration laws (sanctuary cities), throws legal and paperwork roadblocks at a state when they try to do something about it, and pushes a few crumbs off the table by sending a woefully and dangerously inadequate number of troops to protect the border, just to trick the sheep into believing that he’s doing something substantive to resolve the problem!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            doc,
            you don’t believe that there are very many muslim illegals??? Even your stupid, lying government even says they are comming across! They are finding prayer rugs in pretty large numbers along the border as well!!! You have GOT to be a proctologist cause you have got your head up somebodies AZZ!!!

        • Vigilant

          People, I told you he’d play the race card!

          • eddie47d

            Craig does all the time.

        • Vigilant

          Doc,

          “I thought we were the great melting pot. Our diversity should be our strength. I guess we are hearing more from the if their brown keep then down crowd.”

          No, you’re hearing from the “rule of law” crowd, and I would hope that crowd is a BIG one, since that’s the very basis of the founding of our nation.

          And the “melting pot” canard is quickly seen for what it is. LEGAL immigration is what created our diversity, and is admittedly our strength, but the melting pot no longer exists here, except for the smart LEGAL immigrants who understand what America is all about.

          It should be obvious to even the marginally informed that Muslim Sharia Law would turn the melting pot concept on its head, that pressures for bilingual classes in school, like the old Ebonics argument, militate against any reasonable fulfillment of what it means to be an American.

          If you want to be a hyphenated American, you are in a class of people who consider their status as somehow deserving of special treatment, and normally at the expense of the American taxpayer.

          • Doc Sarvis

            You understand, of course that the rule of law crowd and the melting pot crowd are not at all mutually exclusive. And I hope that you understand that we are not, and never will be, under Sharia Law.

          • Vigilant

            Point taken, Doc, re the inability of some in each crowd to see eye-to-eye.

            As far a Sharia Law is concerned, I am not as confident as you are. I lived in Europe for almost 20 years and I’ve seen the methodology of the Muslim immigrants there. I was in the Netherlands when it was discovered that the exclusively Muslim elementary schools were putting calendars on the wall that glorified, in living color photos, the 9/11 tragedy.

            Most still live in ghettoes in European cities, and refuse to assimilate. Sharia Law seems to be alive and thriving in these ghettoes. Would it ever happen here? I truly don’t know, but my years of experience tell me “never say never.”

          • eddie47d

            After 20 years they didn’t want you in Europe either?

          • Vigilant

            eddie47d: You add nothing to the discussion but ignorance, stupidity and hate.

          • Vigilant

            BTW, eddie47, I served in the US Air Force for 24 years, and then worked for NATO as a civilian for another 14 years before retiring. What have YOU done for your country?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            edduhhh? I would like to hear that one! edduhhhh????

          • eddie47d

            I’ve already answered that months ago and since Joe H. is always poking his butt into anything I say you’re not getting an answer. Thanks for your service and that is a lot of years for you.

        • alpha-lemming

          We stopped being a “melting pot” (metalurgically speaking… strengthening via alloying to become something “distinctly American”) the second the left began their balkanization campaign and insisted on hyphenated Americans. Ask any La Raza or NAACP member and they’ll proudly tell you they’re Latin or African first and an American a distant second.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Go to certain neighborhoods and you’ll find a lot of folks claiming to be Italian-American, Irish-American, Franco-American, etc.

          • Vigilant

            Doc, you’re correct, but I don’t see these people laying claim to any special treatment for being such.

            I may be wrong, but have any of the above insisted on reparations for unjust treatment that happened a century or more ago? How many came into the US illegally, trumpeted that fact and then tried to squeeze special benefits from the taxpayers?

            Maybe the evidence is out there, but it must be scanty because I haven’t seen it.

          • alpha-lemming

            Not quite sure how to quantify that. In the “old days” the terms were used by the “observer” to describe a neighborhood. I believe the immigres were enamored with being called Americans. Nowadays it’s used by the inhabitants in “da hood” and being an A student is “acting white” and therefore a justifiable target for a drive-by.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Doc,
            Have you heard the Irish asking for reparations from the U.S. for the way they were treated during the days of building the railroads???

  • J.M.R.

    the gop is about a big a joke as the dems. when they still protect the ak cow over the winner j miller. also beware of the wolf in sheeps clothing [s. miller.mass]

    • slickporsche

      Not even close to as bad as the dems. 50 years ago I might have agreed with you but the Democratic party has gone so far to the left, you can hardly recognize anymore.

      • Vigilant

        Slick:

        You are 100% correct!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I haven’t read the pledge, but I see it as a way to garner votes, and from what I understand it lacks ‘meat’. If the issues the American public are dissatisfied with are not directly tackled, then it appears that this pledge is more of an appeasement than a pledge.

    I agree with SC that not all Republicans are Conservatives. I believe that the Conservatives would be more likely to address the issues head on, where the Republicans are more compromising. And the liberals only want what will push their agenda, regardless of the results. In their case the end justifies the means as long as it is working to their advantage, nevermind the outcome, or the devastation that comes with it.

    • Vigilant

      Robin says: “I haven’t read the pledge, but I see it as a way to garner votes.”

      Well, of course it is! It’s called politics, and why would you ever expect any politician (except on the left) to take public positions on anything that would lose votes? Somewhat of a no-brainer, Id say.

  • http://purple50.org Gregory Zorn

    FAIR is an exalent organasation and provides a great service. My thought is who will pay for the English lessions and back ground checks. I have layed out a plan on my blog purple50.org on the pathway. However I do not agree with the path to citizenship, these people are illegal. Legal immagration must stop too, as the US takes in over 1 million people a year legaly, most uneducated and unskilled, and with a 9.6 unimployment its not logical.

    G. Zorn

  • http://gmail i41

    The democrats do have pledges, The Communist Manifesto, and Saul Alinski, and Karl Marxs. These are hard cover books with blue prints how to ruin a country and control the population. Democratsa want USA as a western 3rd world countries.

    • JeffH

      i41, you called that one correctly.

  • jopa

    The Republican pleddge has everything in that all Americans want to see happen but not a single clue how they will do it.We all know they want to cut out benefits for veterans,senior citizens, the poor and want to impose a $700 billion dollar tax bill on the working class to give the millionaires a tax break.The really sad part is they are not even an American party anymore just a tool for Bahrain oil interests and large companies that are moving their jobs overseas.That is where the majority of their campaign funding is coming from.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      jopa… Where do you get your information from? Are all the things you mentioned in the pledge? I haven’t read it, so if you have, as it seems, could you post the link where you found it?

    • JeffH

      jopa, you’re confused, all of that the Pelosi/Reid Democratic Socialist Party agenda.

  • AmShegar

    THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICANS CITIZENS,THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THEM SELFS. AS LONG IT DOES INVOLVE THEIR PRECIOUS FAMILIES,THEY DO NOT GIVE SHIT ABOUT ANYONE ELSE.

    TIME IS NIGH

  • azwayne

    One little problem with some of above comments, Mexican health department reports 30 million illegals in US, closer to correct, really hurts your deporting percentage doesn’t it? Also really identifies the REAL problem. ODUMBO and NAPPY are so totally failing, now they stepped up and sent guard to border, but as reported 1/10 what’s needed, picture shows how deployed, sitting in their lawn chairs with coolers close by, no binoculars , no weapons, getting their tans. They need directions on what they are to do and what their purpose is. End the joke. ODUMBO, HOLDER, NAPPY all need to be tried for treason and imprisoned, GOP better open eyes and quit taking moiney from laraza and aclu. America is for citizens, not illegals, why don’t we make rules for 36 jihad training camps in US.

  • Norm

    Washington Post: 9/24/2010
    IF REPUBLICANS are serious about governing responsibly, they have an odd way of showing it. And for politicians who purport to hate the deficit — odder still. The House Republicans’ “Pledge to America,” unveiled with fanfare Thursday at a Sterling hardware store, mixes irresponsible tax cuts with implausible spending caps and unspecified actions to control entitlement spending. The resulting concoction is a profile in cowardice.
    “Our debt is now on track to exceed the size of our economy in the next two years,” their document notes. “The lack of a credible plan to pay this debt back causes anxiety among consumers and uncertainty for investors and employers.”
    Good points. Sadly, the “Pledge” contains no credible plan to reduce this debt. On the contrary, it would increase the debt by $4 trillion — yes, trillion — by extending all the expiring Bush tax cuts and adding new ones, including a poorly conceived deduction for small businesses. Talk about picking winners and losers; the tax code is already laden with special benefits for small business. This latest deduction would cost $25 billion over two years.
    The Republican plan promises dramatic spending cuts. It would roll back non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels and cap future growth. But it shirks the politically sensitive task of explaining where the savings would come from. It tosses out a few, relatively small-dollar ideas — “cutting Congress’ budget” and “imposing a net hiring freeze on non-security federal employees,” saving $35 billion over 10 years — and then resorts to the old waste, fraud and abuse dodge. Minority Leader John Boehner crowed that the rollback would save $100 billion in the first year alone. Yes, but from where? Anyone can make that promise; tell us which NASA programs you will end, which national parks you will close. The proposal would require cuts of more than 20 percent in discretionary funding, the deepest in recent history. Leave aside the upside-down claim that cutting spending by this amount in the midst of an economic downturn would help create jobs. What, exactly, do Republicans propose to cut?
    The biggest dodge of all involves entitlement spending. The Republicans would repeal the Obama health-care plan, a plan that at least holds out the prospect of slowing the growth of health-care spending in general and Medicare in particular. An earlier proposal by Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at least had the honesty to outline major, if unwise, changes in Medicare; he would turn it into a voucher program. By contrast, the “Pledge” vows grandly to “make the decisions that are necessary to protect our entitlement programs for today’s seniors and future generations. That means requiring a full accounting of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, setting benchmarks for these programs and reviewing them regularly, and preventing the expansion of unfunded liabilities.” Asked about this big fat asterisk, Mr. Boehner promised “an adult conversation.” When? What was this, the children’s hour?
    Democrats haven’t been any clearer about dealing with entitlement spending — the party’s hands-off Social Security caucus is growing ever louder — and their position on extending tax cuts looks good only in comparison to Republicans’ greater irresponsibility. But if this is the Republican case for taking control, the national debt can rest easy.

    • Warrior

      Enough with the charade. I say NO new Taxes. Stop the f-ing patronage machine and disgusting vote garnering scam NOW! Stop it, Stop it, Stop it.

  • will

    ROUND UP ALL THE ILLEGALS AND POLITICIANS AND SEND THEM SOUTH OF THE BORDER

    • Doc Sarvis

      As long as there are American employers willing to hire these people they will find a way to come here. Even if they get caught and sent back to their home country they will return for a job.

      • Vigilant

        Doc,

        For once, I and just about everyone else on this site agree with you.

        Both Dems and Repubs have been seriously deficient in addressing this problem.

  • will

    THE SOONER THE BETTER

  • THINK ABOUT

    I have read the pledge and I guess they have been sleeping at the wheel for some years now. They was for deregulation and we see where it opened the doors to what would have been fraud in the past, brought this nation down, cut the taxes and spent the USA into a big hole. The one smart thing Bush did was to get the bank bailout going and too many thinks Obama was the one who did this. At least give Bush a one up on doing the smart move. Just what part of the pledge is not what had been tried in the past and guess what, it failed. Perhaps some should stay off the golf course long enough to get a new idea. Maybe it should be to work together for the better of this nation, fine the employers of undocumented workers enough to pay for the public services the workers and their families uses, that would bring the pay to the same point documented workers gets. It is welfare to the employers who hire undocumented workers, it is wrong.

    • Vigilant

      You said, “I have read the pledge and I guess they have been sleeping at the wheel for some years now. They was for deregulation and we see where it opened the doors to what would have been fraud in the past, brought this nation down, cut the taxes and spent the USA into a big hole.”

      And they were roundly and soundly rebuffed by the Black Caucus, Barney Frank and the Banking Committee when they (on more than one occasion) raised the flag on the mismanagement at Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac. The toxic asset “derivatives” and resultant failure of the financial industry are squarely on the shoulders of the Dems, who believed in complete deregulation in that sector.

      “The one smart thing Bush did was to get the bank bailout going and too many thinks [sic] Obama was the one who did this. At least give Bush a one up on doing the smart move.”

      Good God, the bailout was one of the worst, perhaps THE worst, thing that Bush did! Unfortunately, Obama substantially magnified the problem by continuing the profligate spending that may bring this country down.

      “Just what part of the pledge is not what had been tried in the past and guess what, it failed. Perhaps some should stay off the golf course long enough to get a new idea.”

      I’ve got an awful lot of OLD ideas that worked superbly. They’re the ideas of our Founders, documented in the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers and the Constitution. Had we not moved away from these ideas and ideals, we’d be in great shape today.

      “Maybe it should be to work together for the better of this nation, fine the employers of undocumented workers enough to pay for the public services the workers and their families uses, that would bring the pay to the same point documented workers gets.”

      That would be one boneheaded option because they are not “undocumented workers,” and to treat them or make them “documented workers” is to sponsor and condone criminal behavior. I’ll say it one more time: calling an illegal alien and “undocumented worker” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed phatmacist.”

      Perhaps you should “THINK ABOUT” something else.

      • THINK ABOUT

        Just what action would you propose in order to get the banking problem solved? Put your wonderful solution on record.

        On the idea of undocumented workers or any other name just who should be responsible for the social services they receive, it should not be on the backs of the taxpayers who pays for those services.

        • Vigilant

          As far as I’m concerned, he should have let them go tits up.

          As for who should pay for the social services provided to illegals, NO ONE IN THIS COUNTRY!

          • THINK ABOUT

            At least I am happy you are not in the position of making very important decisions.

            If someone uses the services or employees workers who does not have the proper documentation to be in the USA then they should be responsible for the social services they may receive because of low wages which qualifies them to receive the services. In other words, they should not have hired them and the employer should not be entitled indirectly from our social services.

          • eddie47d

            Obama and ICE has audited 3,200 employers suspected of hiring illegals. Far more than previous administration. 225 of these companies or CEO’s had to pay a 50 million fine and totally disbarred from receiving government contracts. That is change you can believe in and the right direction to pursue.

          • Vigilant

            THINK ABOUT NOT MUCH:

            “At least I am happy you are not in the position of making very important decisions.” You’ve got that right!

            “If someone uses the services or employees workers who does not have the proper documentation to be in the USA then they should be responsible for the social services they may receive because of low wages which qualifies them to receive the services. In other words, they should not have hired them and the employer should not be entitled indirectly from our social services.”

            Let’s modify that a bit to say (with grammatical correctness): If someone uses the services of, or employs illegal alien workers, then they should be fined heavily, subjected to criminal prosecution and/or closed down. The social services NEVER should have been rendered in the first place.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Think(?) About,
        they should not be getting ANY benefits as long as they are illegal!!! Send them home and if they are here past the due date, they can not come here again legally!!! As far as I’m concerned, if they are here illegally, THEY CAN GO TO HE!!.

  • Jim

    The Washington Post can SUCK my Oscar Myer! This Democrap paper is another Obama lie sheet! One could use the paper in the out house, but the ink would most likely cause cancer, so it’s not even good for that!

    • Vigilant

      You’re correct, Jim, but I think it’s better to use that biased rag for TP than use the Constitution, which is what Obama thinks it’s good for.

  • Norm

    IF REPUBLICANS are serious about governing responsibly, they have an odd way of showing it. And for politicians who purport to hate the deficit — odder still. The House Republicans’ “Pledge to America,” unveiled with fanfare Thursday at a Sterling hardware store, mixes irresponsible tax cuts with implausible spending caps and unspecified actions to control entitlement spending. The resulting concoction is a profile in cowardice.
    “Our debt is now on track to exceed the size of our economy in the next two years,” their document notes. “The lack of a credible plan to pay this debt back causes anxiety among consumers and uncertainty for investors and employers.”
    Good points. Sadly, the “Pledge” contains no credible plan to reduce this debt. On the contrary, it would increase the debt by $4 trillion — yes, trillion — by extending all the expiring Bush tax cuts and adding new ones, including a poorly conceived deduction for small businesses. Talk about picking winners and losers; the tax code is already laden with special benefits for small business. This latest deduction would cost $25 billion over two years.
    The Republican plan promises dramatic spending cuts. It would roll back non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels and cap future growth. But it shirks the politically sensitive task of explaining where the savings would come from. It tosses out a few, relatively small-dollar ideas — “cutting Congress’ budget” and “imposing a net hiring freeze on non-security federal employees,” saving $35 billion over 10 years — and then resorts to the old waste, fraud and abuse dodge. Minority Leader John Boehner crowed that the rollback would save $100 billion in the first year alone. Yes, but from where? Anyone can make that promise; tell us which NASA programs you will end, which national parks you will close. The proposal would require cuts of more than 20 percent in discretionary funding, the deepest in recent history. Leave aside the upside-down claim that cutting spending by this amount in the midst of an economic downturn would help create jobs. What, exactly, do Republicans propose to cut?
    The biggest dodge of all involves entitlement spending. The Republicans would repeal the Obama health-care plan, a plan that at least holds out the prospect of slowing the growth of health-care spending in general and Medicare in particular. An earlier proposal by Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at least had the honesty to outline major, if unwise, changes in Medicare; he would turn it into a voucher program. By contrast, the “Pledge” vows grandly to “make the decisions that are necessary to protect our entitlement programs for today’s seniors and future generations. That means requiring a full accounting of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, setting benchmarks for these programs and reviewing them regularly, and preventing the expansion of unfunded liabilities.” Asked about this big fat asterisk, Mr. Boehner promised “an adult conversation.” When? What was this, the children’s hour?
    Democrats haven’t been any clearer about dealing with entitlement spending — the party’s hands-off Social Security caucus is growing ever louder — and their position on extending tax cuts looks good only in comparison to Republicans’ greater irresponsibility. But if this is the Republican case for taking control, the national debt can rest easy.

    • Norm

      Sorry for the duplication.

  • Vigilant

    For my Conservative Friends:

    Just got this via e-mail. It’s very good!

    Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in Our Country lately: Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida . . . .
    Not me — I concentrate on solutions for the problems — it’s a win-win situation.

    * Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
    * Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
    * Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

    Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?

    Think about this:

    1. Cows
    2. The Constitution
    3. The Ten Commandments

    COWS
    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington?

    And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

    THE CONSTITUTION

    They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq …why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.

    THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

    The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this — you cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians, it creates a hostile work environment.

    • Warrior

      LOL!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      AND SO TRUE!!!!!

  • http://nonya.com Steve

    All,

    This is a hot topic with legit points on both sides. No solution is a fix all, but steps can be taken. We can increase border patrol and we can help assimilate those who are here (deporting them is not an opion, we simply don’t have the manpower to do it, not to mention the fact that our border would have to be 100% secure before we could even try!!) by making them learn english and pay for thier penalties. There are billions to be made from under the illegals sleeping pillows. Lets not forget, our parents and grandparents were able to bring thier culture here with them, and that made us stronger. Lets keep our minds open with acceptance not hatred or anger. Life is more important than dollars and cents. I am sure most of you would agree-(but never admit it and call me a Liberal moron instead :)

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Steve… Your post has merit, but the part I don’t get is how do illegal aliens pay penalties and where do they learn English? The majority of them are here for the handouts and it cost tax payers big bucks to educate children in the schools to learn English… I would be willing to bet that it would cost less to deport them and secure the borders than to let them stay. I don’t hate these people for wanting a better life, but at what cost, and I am not just meaning this in the dollars and cents way….

      Remember in November!

      • Warrior

        Government’s answer, fine everyone. Right, how are you going to get an illegal to pay a fine when the poor stiff is making $5/hr?

        Ya know, this whole bullsh&**t about Whitman hiring an illegal housekeeper and trying to blame her is absolute nonsense. The women had a fake ss card and taxes have been paid on her employment for nine years. The government knows exactly how many fake ss numbers are out there and who has them.

        VOTE these Frauds out now!

  • http://yahoo Cherokee

    Thats it! I will vote for a tea party politician first. I had hopes for the Republican party, NOT NOW!
    I’d rather vote for a Dem. now.

  • chuck b

    when people start using the word reform when it comes to illegal aliens, this should be a warning sign, they are pushing for the type of legislation that includes amnesty. yes, we do have the manpower to remove the illegals, it’s been done before and we can certainly do it now. why should we even consider giving citizenship to anyone who has defrauded our emigration laws. why hasn’t the government arrested nicki diaz in los angeles, the whole world has seen she broke the law by using a fraudulent social security card and is an illegal? why? these corrupt politicians are the ones causing the problem, jerry brown in california is just as bad as diaz, if he and gloria allred are using this episode against whitman, then they should also be held guilty for using a criminal for political gain.

  • http://.com i41

    This is adendum to the Republican pledge from the citizens of the USA to The National Marxist Democrat Communist Party smucks in Congress and the marxist muslim moron Prez in the WH. give an international warning of a notice in 12 hrs all illegal crimminals in prisons will be neutered, in the next 12 hrs all illegal gang bangers will neutered in another 12 hr, after being captured, same goes as all illegals brought in by bounty hunter. Bounty hunters get $5000 a hd. Neurtering males will be done by a bradezo, females get the laposcope and 2 stiches and a shoty of antibotics. No blood loss for males and very little on females. If they turn themselves in, they get a free sack lunch and a free trip to the border, the rest, just get a free ride. Livestock owners get warned on their fence jumpers, and if there is a defecitive genetic gene, ending the reproducing of that line is a start. Owners or leaders need to control their borders. Since muslims think crush the nuts is wrong I guess it will be the knife and salt pack for blood stop measure.

  • http://SignOfTrask.Com TRASK

    10-8-2010:

    LAUGH: 11 Million Illegals Mexicanos–I LIVE HERE 40 Years Amogst These Filthy Illegals–Theres 20 Million Illegals In Los Angelses Sleazy Mexifornia…

    You Have Been Reading Too Many PEW Reports…

    We Have Over 780 Gangs = Over 200,000 Illegals Mexicanos Gang Bangers Rule Streets –LAPD SPECIAL 40 (Hides Them) Is SANCTUARY CITY….Alcalde VillaGrossSa Is Head Gang Banger= Making Million$ From Impounding Cars/Trucks,Ticket$,Theft,Drug$,Etc.-Courts/Jails & Prisons Clogged In Their Own Money Making (Schemes) Greed$…

    Los Angeles County We- US Taxpayer$ Paid Out In Welfare-Medical-Food Stamps-Free Housing Year 2008: $444,000 Million$…

    Does Not Include $5,000 Delivery Each Trash Bin Baby(s)!

    Need I Say Tell You Any More Of The Truth?

    TRASK…

  • Pedro

    Let’s admit the whole immigration system is broke. Our Country need a system that works and this Country will need to deal with the undocumented. Democrats and Republicans must face the problem and work a bill to fix it. Our economy can not get worse as it is.

  • chuck b

    pedro

    the immigration system isn’t broken. the politicians won’t apply the law in fear they will lose the hispanic vote, so in all actuality the hispanic population is blackmailing the politicians in order to keep their compatriots here. we need to force the illegals back across the border and then get our economy back on track, it’s obvious, the muslim in chief is in way over his head and the liberals have never fixed anything except the vote. if the economy worsens then you will eventually see the citizens force this issue to be taken care of.

  • Gary Wise

    Everyone complains but I don’t see and suggestion of merit from them or the DemoRATS.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Gary,
      what is it about DEPORT them do you not understand?? It’s cheaper than supporting them!! Ike did it as recently as 1954 and we can do it now!!!

  • jopa

    Gary Unwise;Be nice Democrats do not use terms like retardican or repukeican to demean your party.

  • THINK ABOUT

    Has anyone thought one of the big problems we have in getting the immigration problems in the USA is we have too many who benefits from using the services or employing them. When the undocumented workers and their families need extra social services they apply and because of the low wages they receive, then they qualify. Why should the taxpayers supplement the employers of undocumented workers, we should not be doing so. Have fines that covers the social services given to the workers and then double that fine. It will be more cost efficient to hire the citizens of the USA.

    • Vigilant

      THINK ABOUT REDUNDANCY:

      You posted: “Has anyone thought one of the big problems we have in getting the immigration problems in the USA is we have too many who benefits [sic] from using the services or employing them.”

      Answer: Yes, YOU thought about it yesterday. YOU posted it yesterday. WE talked about it yesterday. And YOU posted it again today.

      You think you’ll get any better answers today?

  • http://.com i41

    jopa, Your Marxist Democrat Communist Party, shows such a understanding to people, who think democrats are mentally defiecent in their behavior. When history shows all, and I do all democrats are marxist communists smucks who cann’t get away from total government control and beleive the citizens need to be handled like retarded idoits. Nothing can be done unless “experts” approve everything. Facts are coming out of the EPA in California, on the f–ked up “scientific studied facts”. Which is promoted by every puke brain envior democrat, in every phase of life of USA citizens!! The pistol gripped, jug eared, marxist muslim, who uses his fold teeth beleifes to unions and welfare parasites for more useless programs,and distain for private businesses and self suffiencent individuals. This is promoted and condoned by all socialist democrats in every countyu, state and federal democrat to the last last one in society. Live on every ones else earnings and labor, suck off of wage earners and job creaters as much as possible, it is the democrat way.

  • http://GOGGLE vaksal

    A JOKE for everyone tonight,two republican and democratic campaign workers are knocking door to door in a mixed neigborhood will the democrat knocks on the door,and as she waits the republican campaign worker runs to the same door,the door opens,and their in front of them stands two children aged 5yrs of age and 6 yrs of age,well the workers ask the children can we talk to your mom or dad about our canidates,the 6yr old says yes,and turns and yells out,THE CROOKS ARE BACK,well dad comes to the door and tells them both that they dont have anything to say that is new that he hasnt heard for the last 25yrs,he says good bye and shuts the door and the two campaign workers just stand their and one tells the other what happened just now? the other says,their on to us.does it ring a bell,america is getting fed up with the same morons pushing the same trash(BAD POISIONED KOOL-AID) wheres the good agenda? the neo-com liberal communist gangsters and the fence sitters have pushed their agendas far to long,that the reason i posted it this way,and immigration is just one point of a hundred just to start with.

  • jopa

    i41;There are more parasites in this country than just the poor.There are also the big oil tax breaks, welfare for Wall Street,tax breaks for the top one percent of the rich that take in thirty six per cent of the income.The most dangerous parasites are the Republicans selling out America to foreign interests that are buying the election through a group called the Chamber of Commerce that actually is representing Bahrain,India, China, and other foreign nations.All I can say is voter beware and look into more sources for better information than an outfit like Faux Not News.It is just a Republican campaign tool.

  • chuck b

    jopa

    are you referring to people like george soros, peter lewis (progressive insurance) both of these guya are amongst the worlds richest, both communist, they support the aclu and run the “democratic party”. you have your priorities mixed up, when you refer to the top one percent of the rich, most of the top one percent are corporate america and that includes people like you if you buy and hold stock and tax breaks also includes small business, this is the back bone of the country. you liberals have a hard time getting over the union mentality.

  • http://libertymind.wordpress.com Patriot1776

    “Sweeping change” is absolutly neccessary. unfortunately Obama’s plan for “sweeping change” is being executed almost flawlessly. The new republican “plan” for America is sadly weak and a non-starter. there are few specifics and no real changes to the status quo. Where are the calls for deep cuts in government and their spending? (ie. abolishing the welfare state, or the Departments of Education, Energy, or agriculture) Where are the calls for true reforms of judicial activism? The congress HAS THE POWER, right now, to reign in the Federal judiciary!! Yet, they NEVER even talk about dismantling the courts power structure and returning it to the founders original restrictive intentions. I don’t hear the so-called “conservatives” talking about any of this. With the exeption of Joe Miller, candidate in Alaska, and Ron Paul.
    The republican “Pledge to America” is really nothing more than cementing the government rule over our lives, except it will be under republican rule so they think this will make us happy. They talk about repealing Obama-care and yet, they aim to replace it with their own version of government controlled health-care. That’s not a solution or a win for liberty. And stating where the constitution gives them authority to pass every bill is a weak ploy as well. All they have to do is site the commerce clause or the general welfare clause and under current U.S. case law they will be allowed to do everything the Dems do and more with approval from the courts. Where are the real patriots? We are going to be sadly dissapointed when this election is over and nothing really changes. Then we will discover that all of this energy was squandered on another election that doesn’t change anything. When we could have demanded real change. But, everyone tells me this is a good start. I’m not convinced.

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