An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Have you ever tried to reason with a toddler? How about a teenager? Using logic and facts just don’t work! The same is true for Congress. We talk, show them proof, give them facts, remind them repeatedly they work for us, and are in office only at OUR pleasure, and we can fire them in a heartbeat. What is it going to take to get through to them? An armed insurrection?
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, but at the rate D.C. has been ignoring WE, The People, they may end up finding themselves clapped in irons, awaiting trial. This country fought for its independence from a tyrant. Many died for that liberty we hold so dear. So, why is it that we’ve lost the will to battle for our freedom from the tyrants who have replaced King George? And that’s what they are, you know….tyrants. They want what THEY want, for THEIR benefit, and to hell with Joe Blow who is struggling to make ends meet, competing with millions of others whose jobs have vanished. Now, this Congress wants to bring in MILLIONS more, lower our standard of living, AND pay, put an even BIGGER burden on the taxpayer, and for what? Power. Plain and simple.
If they would do the job they were hired to do, follow the rules set out for them in the U.S. Constitution, realize they are limited in their powers, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The Ds know that once all this is shoved down our throats, they are pretty much guaranteed to have total control. The saddest part? There are way too many Rs, following along, lapping up their bullshit, making complete fools of themselves, and seriously PISSING off those who put them in office!
We have said no. We said no to Obamacare, and they shoved that bitter pill down our throats anyway. Now, we are seeing the horrors of that reckless, ill conceived bill that NO ONE bothered to read, but us. We write, we call, we post on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and it doesn’t make a bit of difference. This is another bitter pill that is being fed to us, and the consequences are going to be even more devastating to this country. We might as well just hang it up, start from scratch, and put those RICH fat cats back in the private sector, permanently. Unfortunately, there are too many ignorant people who go into the voting booth, who will cheat lie and steal, to get their freebies…which are not free at all!
We are paying a high price for our complacency. Our children will be paying an even higher one. Giving a free pass to those who break our laws speaks volumes about the character of those in office. Integrity is lost. We no longer have men and women of honor representing us. They MUST be replaced if this nation is to survive.
10 Problems with the Gang of Eight Immigration Bill
Amy Payne & Kelsey Harris
The immigration debate barrels ahead in the Senate this week—and the Gang of Eight wants you to believe it’s a done deal.
The media and many Senators have been trumpeting a new amendment to the bill by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saying it would fix the border security holes in the original legislation. But Heritage experts have explained why the amendment is deeply flawed and “does not even promise a reduction in illegal immigration.”
The new border-security language isn’t the only change. When the revised bill was released Friday afternoon, it had ballooned to 1,190 pages. Our colleagues at Heritage Action spent the weekend combing through the bill for other changes. Several sweetheart deals are included in the new bill text, such as special treatment for Alaskan seafood processing and $1.5 billion for youth job training.
Today, the U.S. Senate will vote at 5:30 p.m. to end debate. That’s typical Washington—rush to pass a bill before lawmakers can find out what is in it.
To help you understand what’s at stake, the Heritage Immigration and Border Security Reform Task Force released a paper detailing the top 10 concerns about the bill. Here is an infographic you can share with some of the highlights.