Dems Block DHS Funding Bill, Republicans Cry ‘Uncle’
original article written by Net Advisor™
WASHINGTON DC. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January 2015. The bill was passed with a vote 236-191. This DHS bill then moved to the U.S. Senate where Senate Democrats have blocked the bill.
The Other Amnesty You Probably Didn’t Hear About
It isn’t that Dems don’t want DHS funded, it is that there is a provision in the Bill that de-funds President Obama’s immigration action.
Freebees For Illegals – Including Your Tax Money
The Obama Administration has already granted without Congressional authority, low-cost or free healthcare,* welfare, tax credits,** including tax refunds on tax money they never paid, and to allow the possibility of illegal aliens to vote in elections.
Arguably, the real purpose of these actions are to gain future political voters for their party by enticing them with billions of dollars of freebees from working citizen taxpayers [Report, Point 9].
* Sample reports on taxpayer subsidized healthcare for illegal aliens
- 2014-02-14 Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California
- 2014-03-01 Oregon ‘accidentally’ Enrolls 4,000 Illegal Aliens in Oregon’s ObamaCare
- 2014-03-27 Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulates
- 2014-07-00 IG Report Illegal ObamaCare (32pps)
- 2014-07-01 HHS: 1,295,571 Obamacare Enrollees May or May Not Be Legal Citizens
- 2014-11-13 Immigrant Families Benefit Significantly from Obamacare
** Sample reports on taxpayer subsidized tax credits (refunds) for illegal aliens
- 2012-05-05 Illegal aliens get billions in tax credits from IRS for relatives back in Mexico
- 2012-05-11 Tax Credits for Illegal Immigrants (factcheck.org)
- 2013-07-17 IRS Gave $14 Billion in Refundable Tax Credits to Illegals
- 2015-02-06 ‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code
- 2015-02-12 IRS: Illegals now eligible for tax credits under Obama’s amnesty — even for years past
Even Mexico’s U.S. consulate(s) in the USA is conspiring to aid the Obama Administration’s illegal immigration action by supplying birth certificates so illegals can get work permits, driver’s licenses and to help them from being deported in contrast to federal and Constitutional law.
Dems Lose Senate Power or Did Republicans Just Give Up?
Democrats lost the House in 2010 after Obamacare was passed that same January.
Democrats lost the Senate in Nov. 2014 arguably on economic issues, continued healthcare cost issues, massive federal debt, terrorism issues, and Obama’s threats of bypassing Congress to grant amnesty to millions of illegals.
The Republican-controlled House failed to adhere to voters in 2010 and 2014 elections and passed funding for Obamacare anyway.
Because some powerful establishment Republicans don’t want to be blamed for anything. Voters put Republicans back in office after two years disaster of Dems’ unilateral control of the House, Senate and the Executive (President) branch. Voters sent a message to Congress to stop Obama’s self-driven legislative lawlessness. Voters did not say to negotiate, or appease, or give up if the liberal media call Republicans names.
Republicans Win Voters, But Fail to Win Media Appeal
President Obama and like-minded Social-Progressive Dems, including Reid threatened to shutdown the U.S. government if Obama didn’t get full funding of Obamacare. Reid continued to obstruct any and all efforts to penalize even government employees from receiving pay for their work if House Republicans didn’t give in to Obama’s demands. Reid has been Obama’s pocket veto for six years [Report].
Like in 2010, Dems, fearing the Tea Party attacked the Tea Party in 2013. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and President Obama amounted the Tea Party as ‘hostage takers‘ (Obama video) and called Republicans in general as “legislative arsonists.” Reid called the Tea Party “anarchists.” Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore both likened the Tea Party as “terrorists.” Of course none of these characterizations are true or else voters would have sided with Dems on these issues and voted out the Tea Party and Republicans in Congress.
DHS Funding: The 4th Vote. Here’s How
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for a forth vote in the last three weeks to pass DHS funding bill in the Senate. The Senate needs 60 votes to pass this or any legislation where Republicans currently control 54 Senate seats.
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) February 24, 2015
McConnell could evoke the Cloture rule (update) which would then only require 51 Senate votes to end a filibuster. Then, Republicans in the House could use the same strategy Dems used to pass Obamacare. This is not how government should be ran, but like the President said, “elections have consequences.”
Senator McConnell previously said he was going to govern differently than the Democrats governed in the Senate. McConnell also has said he doesn’t want to be perceived as responsible for even a (partial) government shutdown.
Senator Ron Johnson put it this way:
“Let’s face it, the mainstream media is not exactly on Republicans’ side, so they always blame us,” he said during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Democrats have historically been behind blocking any Republican legislative effort when Dems were in control of the Senate. In fact, Dems have changed the Senate rules of the filibuster three times (1917, 1975, 2013) making it easier to get their legislation passed with a simple majority vote.
Now that Republicans have technical control of the U.S. Senate raises question whether McConnell will give Dems a taste of their own medicine.
Alternatively, Democrat Senators could propose amendments to the House passed DHS funding bill. Thus far Senate Dems are pushing a ‘do it our way’ (fund Obama’s illegal amnesty) or implement a partial shutdown of DHS.
McConnell & Boehner Crying Uncle?
Senate Majority Whip McConnell now seems to be giving in to the Democrat Senate minority. We think this was probably smoke and mirrors that McConnell and Speaker Boehner are really for Obama’s amnesty as they are being pressured by big business interests to get cheap foreign labor.
While establishment Republicans surrender to Dems after being in the majority for less than two months, Obama has threatened to use his veto power to block any legislation that does not fit his own personal narrative. In January 2015, USA Today reported that Obama now holds the most veto threats before a new Congress since 1985.
Senator Ted Cruz said that nine Senate Democrats who opposed Obama’s immigration action before the 2014 Mid-term elections have now reversed their position, supporting illegal amnesty.
President Obama said he will ‘fight any attempt’ to reverse his illegal immigration action (amnesty). On Feb 26, 2015, Obama began defying a Federal Court Order and issuing ‘certain (illegal alien) Visa holders to obtain work permits.’
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