A few weeks ago, our esteemed president promised that no illegals would be covered under ObamaCare, and was called out by Rep. Wilson as a liar. It now turns out that, in the strictest sense, Obama wasn't lying, because it seems that his next step in 'transforming' our country involves amnesty (although I'm sure it won't be called that), so that all those poor illegals will no longer be illegal and thus will be eligible for health care and a major crisis will be averted.
Apparently, coming here legally and getting a real (legal, taxpaying) job is too much to ask.
Those who come to this country legally and overstay their welcome should be assisted in obtaining citizenship, but those who came here illegally, be it via desert, raft or tunnel, should be returned to where they came from and apply for legal status through the proper channels. Those who overstayed their welcome are at least documented as being in the country, and, in these terror-filled times, that is important.
The problem is, amnesty and free health care for 12 million isn't the end of it.
Now our esteemed leader is starting a campaign of decreasing our presence at the borders. Via CNS News:
"(CNSNews.com) - Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Border Patrol Director of Media Relations Lloyd Easterling confirmed this week--as I first reported in my column yesterday--that his agency is planning for a net decrease of 384 agents on the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2010, which begins on October 1. "
Apparently, the democrats have been paying attention to the polls.
It seems they have decided that their best course of action is to open up the borders and offer amnesty and free health care in order to buy votes, since it seems they have managed to alienate just about every other voting block in the country.
This proposal, just like the mess they are calling health care 'reform' and Cap and Tax, must not be allowed to pass. Luckily, they only need to be held off for a few more months. Once the election season starts in January, they will be too busy campaigning to actually get any work done.
You know, I remember a time when Americans would complain that nothing was getting done in Washington.
Be careful what you wish for, huh?