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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

What Can We Expect From the New Senate?

Republicans won a big victory in the midterm elections on November 4th – so big that the media are calling it a “wave.” But is President Obama planning to cope with this by “bipartisanship" and "working together”? The New York Times gave us his answer on the front page. Barack Obama arrogantly announced the day after the election that he is "vowing to bypass Congress and use his executive authority to handle the nation’s immigration system." Obama renewed his commitment "to act on his own to allow millions of undocumented immigrants [i.e., illegal aliens] to stay in this country." That’s so offensive that it’s hard to believe he said it, but if the New York Times reported it, he must have really said it. Senator Mitch McConnell responded by saying, that’s "like waving a red flag in front of a bull."

The American people are overwhelmingly in favor of closing our borders, building the fence that Congress approved years ago, and rejecting admission of millions of illegal aliens. Instead of issuing an order to not allow people coming from Ebola-infected countries to deplane in the United States, he is giving carte-blanche amnesty to millions of illegals flooding over our border from countries all over the world! Republicans surely can refuse to appropriate any funds for Obama’s harebrained schemes such as this sweeping amnesty, or even his sending U.S. troops to supposedly “fight” Ebola on foreign shores. That’s not what we elected him for.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Obama’s executive amnesty will give work permits to illegal aliens, thereby taking jobs directly from struggling Americans. Technology companies will be especially impacted because they use large numbers of foreign workers, even though there are 11 million Americans with engineering degrees who don’t have jobs in those fields. Since 2000, all net gains in employment among the working-age have gone entirely to immigrant workers.

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