BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO
OF YORKTOWN NEWS
TITLE: Being Ganged Up By The Gang Of Eight
The Gang of Eight bill, the United States Senate’s immigration reform bill, is a fraud!. We saw the exact same thing we saw in 1986. In 1986, and the federal government told the American people, we’re granting amnesty for the three million people who are here illegally. In exchange for that we’re going to secure the borders. So what happened? The amnesty happened, the borders never got secured, and now three decades later, instead of three million people, it’s 11 million people according to published reports. As we have seen many times before, these official reports always low-ball numbers, I would venture a guess that this figure is also a low-ball figure.
Something you should know. Many of those on both sides of the isle, who are debating this issue now, were in office in 1986 and voted for that bill. Since then they have continued to refuse to fund boarder security, the same security the promised would happen in exchange. They are at it again. We were told, no make that promised, that this time boarder security would be first. That has changed. Over the last few weeks, any amendment that would guarantee boarder security has been voted down.
Here is what the Gang of Eight bill does. It grants legalization now. We are told we need to know who is in the “shadows” so we can document them. Just like in 1986, it promises, “sometime in the future, trust us, we promise, cross our hearts and hope to die, we’ll secure the border. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. If this bill is enacted according to the latest CBO report, in another decade we will be back here 30 million people here illegally, for this present bill according to the report will only prevent 25% of illegal entries.
The Gang of Eight say that no one who is here illegally will be eligible for welfare. Yet, every amendment to secure that promise has been voted down in committee. Also, it is a promise that can not be kept. The Supreme Court has rule twice, once regarding Arizona, the other California, that once these people are here, you can not deny them government largess. Those making this promise know this.
As of now, we spend roughly $700 billion in federal welfare payments. In the States, it is roughly $300 billion in welfare payments. If the Gang of Eight bill is passed, the effect would be to immediately take a very large percentage of those 11 million people here illegally and make them eligible for state and local welfare. Here in New York, an amnesty state, the cost to state, county and local governments will be close to 900 million dollars within the decade. This comes out of your pocket. This is what Senator’s Schumer and Gillibrand support. This is what Congresswoman Lowey and Congressman Mahoney would vote for given the chance.
Message to tax payers, up your!
This Gang of Eight bill also effectively sets up affirmative action in hiring for those who are here illegally. Here is how. They’re exempted from Obamacare. So if you’re a business owner, and you hire an American citizen, or you hire a legal immigrant, you’re subject to a $2,000 fine per employee if you’re not providing health care under Obamacare. However if you hire those who are granted legalization under this bill, it doesn’t cost you that. It becomes an economic incentive for employers to not hire Americans or those legal immigrants, but instead hire those who came here illegally.
Here is where we are being played by the ruling class. We are being told by the House Republican leadership, card carrying members of the ruling class, that the House will not take up the Senate bill,but instead propose and pass their own which will have security first, verifiable security, make no mistake about that! It will. Now comes the game plan. Once the Senate and House pass their own immigration bills, they go to conference where both houses select representative to hammer out the differences and come up with a unified bill that must be voted on up or down with no further amendments. The House will select only RINO’s (Republican in name only) for the conference. There will be no conservatives from the House on that committee. All security first provisions will be stripped out. What we will have in essence will be the Gang Of Eight Bill with all the above consequences.
As I write the, the Gang Of Eight Bill is 1000 pages and weighs 24 pounds. Like Obama Care, do you really think this will be read by our representatives before they vote on it? No, we are not going to be able to lock the barn door till after the horses have left.
The ruling class wants this Gang Of Eight Bill. The Democrats want this for pure politics. Chuck Schumer was very candid in the Senate Judiciary Committee when he said, “If there is no citizenship, there can be no reform.” This is all about their game plan. They want amnesty or they want this to be voted down and use it as a political issue in 2014 and 2016.
On the Republican side, a lot of the support of it is political as well. After 2012, all of the Washington political consultants and all the mainstream media came to Republicans and said, “You’ve got to do better with Hispanics, and the way is to embrace amnesty.” And, look, a lot of Republicans in Washington were scared. Of ccourse history tells,us that this political argument is complete nonsense. If you look at the last time we enacted amnesty in 1986, the next election was 1988, the Republican share of the Hispanic vote went down by almost 10%. Besides, since when has the Washington political class wanted to help Republicans win elections?
There is nota leading poll showing support for amnesty before boarder security. Again we are witnessing, like Obama Care that never had the support of the people, and still does not, a government at war against its people. This is what I say, what say you?