On his last radio program before going on vacation, Rush Limbaugh (pictured) stated that, if the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill is enacted into law, it will result in an overwhelming majority for the Democratic Party into the future.
The passage of "a path to citizenship" with voting rights for the 11 million illegal aliens will be the end of conservatism in the United States.
A recent issue of this newsletter cited a Pew Hispanic Center poll that found:
Support for a larger government is greatest among immigrant Latinos.
81% say they would rather have a bigger government with more services than a smaller government with fewer services.
The share that wants a bigger government falls to 72% among second-generation Hispanics and 58% among third-generation Hispanics.
There are two things here, folks, that if they happen--and one of them practically already has--then this country's never, ever gonna be the same. One is Obamacare; the other is amnesty.
And I would say of those two that amnesty is the most transformative, because that guarantees Democrats power for as long as you can see the future.
I mean, if we're gonna grant amnesty and path to citizenship and voting rights, which is what this is all about, if we're gonna grant voting rights to whatever the number, 11 million people, so let's say 70%, which is what the polling data says that Hispanics vote Democrat, if we're gonna just automatically anoint eight million new Democrat voters, with not one new--or--well, two million Republican voters at best, sorry, don't know what you're gonna do.
And I just want to reiterate with all of these things that are going on, amnesty is the biggie, folks, because if amnesty is achieved, then all the rest of this is academic, and we basically have a one-party government and country for at least a generation.
Limbaugh is absolutely correct that the Gang of Eight Bill is the most dangerous and destructive legislation that has ever been considered by Congress, because if it passes, it will create an "end game" in which Democrats will then win all major elections and liberals will be able to enact any legislation they want.
1. Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) (pictured) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced legislation to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from administering any aspect of Obamacare.
HR 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill has 67 cosponsors.
The Senate companion bill, S 983, has been referred to the Finance Committee. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is a cosponsor.
Both bills contain these findings:
(1) On May 10, 2013, the IRS admitted that it singled out advocacy groups, based on ideology, seeking tax-exempt status.
(2) This action raises pertinent questions about the agency's ability to implement and oversee Public Law 111-148 (the official designation for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e. Obamacare) and Public Law 111-152 (the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which made some modifications in Obamacare).
(3) This action could be an indication of future IRS abuses in relation to Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152, given that it is their responsibility to enforce a key provision, the individual mandate.
(4) Americans accept the principle that patients, families, and doctors should be making medical decisions, not the federal government.
Both bills also state, "The Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate of the Secretary, shall not implement or enforce any provisions of or amendments made by Public Law 111-148 or 111-152."
These bills simply remove the IRS, and its parent agency, the Treasury Department, from involvement in Obamacare. The authority of other federal agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), would not be affected.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (pictured) will not fight against the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill, which was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee 13-5 and will be on the Senate floor in early June.
In the Judiciary Committee, the vote on S 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was:
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Al Franken (D-MN)
Chris Coons (D-DE)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Schumer, Durbin, Graham, and Flake are members of the Gang of Eight that drafted the bill.
Alexander Bolton reported in The Hill that McConnell would not try to block the immigration bill and, in fact, was hopeful it would pass:
McConnell praised the work of Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and other members of the Gang of Eight, who crafted the comprehensive legislation during months of private negotiations.
"The Gang of Eight has made a substantial contribution to moving the issue forward. So far, I'm told that the Judiciary Committee has not in any fundamental way undone the agreement reached by the eight senators, so I'm hopeful we’ll be able to get a bill we can pass here in the Senate."
McConnell could end up voting against the bill on final passage, but he won't fool many people who understand how Senate procedures actually work.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229 to 195, with 9 not voting, for HR 45, by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (pictured) and 128 cosponsors, to completely repeal Obamacare.
All of the Republicans who were present voted for HR 45, and all of the Democrats who were present--except for Rep. Jim Matheson (UT) and Mike McIntyre (NC)--voted against HR 45.
The 9 legislators who didn't vote at all were Republicans John Campbell (CA), Sean Duffy (WI), Sam Johnson (TX), Raul Labrador (ID), and Ann Wagner (MO) and Democrats James Clyburn (SC), John Lewis (GA), Edward Markey (MA), and Mike Quigley (IL).
It is disappointing that only two Democrats voted for repeal of Obamacare, since the many severe problems with the so-called Affordable Care Act are already being manifested and even more serious ones are expected soon.
Previous issues of this newsletter HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE documented how Obamacare is causing unemployment, hurting the economy, increasing the cost of health insurance, causing employees to lose their existing health insurance, and destroying small medical practices.
And that doesn't include trampling on the religious rights of those non-profit organizations and privately owned companies which have moral objections to being required to provide health insurance with abortifacients. Nor does it include the rationing of medical care through the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which hasn't become operational yet in Obamacare.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (pictured) is appearing in a 60 second TV ad in support of the Gang of Eight immigration bill, but Jon Feere at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) said, "Every claim made in the ad is deceptive."
The ad was paid for by a group that calls itself Americans for a Conservative Direction, which Politico reported is a front group for FWD.us, an organization supporting "comprehensive immigration reform" that was founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and headed up by Joe Green, a veteran of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
The Organizing Director for FWD.us is Daniel Shih, "an experienced community organizer," in the 2008 Obama campaign and later "served in the White House as Domestic Policy Analyst for Vice President Biden." Lisa Conn, a "regional field director with the 2012 Obama campaign" is listed as the Organizer.
Feere's CIS analysis listed exactly what the TV ad claimed and provided a detailed response, partial excerpts of which follow:
RUBIO: Anyone who thinks what we have now in immigration is not a problem is fooling themselves. What we have in place today is de facto amnesty.
CIS: The problem is that Rubio wants to turn this "de facto" amnesty into a formal amnesty, and grant millions of law-breakers work permits, driver's licenses, Social Security accounts, travel documents, and an unknown number of additional state-level benefits…
The (Gang of Eight) amnesty bill would make permanent the inability to enforce the law by giving Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano "virtually unlimited discretion" to waive all enforcement of immigration law.
ANNOUNCER: Conservative leaders have a plan, the toughest immigration enforcement measures in the history of the United States.
CIS: The so-called Gang of Eight senators who wrote the bill aren't all "conservative leaders", unless you consider Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to fit that description. True, the gang also includes Republican senators, but it is up for debate whether one considers Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to be conservative on immigration.
Their immigration report card grades, from the pro-enforcement group NumbersUSA, are troubling: Graham has a "C", McCain a "D", and a Flake "C"…
On closer inspection, many of these measures (noted below) are not as tough as they seem to be.