Democrats seem to be really in a hurry to push through their spending bills. As legislators begin to read the bills in depth, it becomes clear just why the Democrats are in such a hurry.
One bill, running to 1,000 pages, was given to legislators with less than twenty-four hours to read and digest. We were told that these bills had to be finished immediately or else the government would collapse. Nothing like a little fear mongering to get things going. All too often, the most critical legislation has been propelled through the halls of Congress without representatives being given time to look it over. Even those who had taken a speed reading course could not have successfully digested the vast amount of pages being considered.
Dubbed the “stimulus” bill, one such massive legislative action was rammed through in such a fashion. The idea was to give incentive for businesses to use monies for hiring and expanding their businesses. However, when we got a closer look, we found that it was the same old spendsters at work. One legislator described it as 90% pork and 10% stimulus.
Addicted to pork, our “representatives” could not resist the sight of the treasury thrown wide open without claiming their part of it. It was business as usual, but now it was spending on steroids.
A more truthful title for this bill would have been “the politician’s perpetual employment” legislation.
Almost all voters are disgusted with this pork-ocracy, but keep voting in their particular porksters. And, why not? Lobbyists make sure that their people, bought and paid for, have enough money to mount effective campaigns. Since most politicians love money and power, they make sure they do what needs to be done to keep them in both.
When Congress’ popularity dips to the single digits, how do they stay in office? They campaign as hard as they have to, ensuring their return to Washington and the good life. Most of them feel entitled to do so. We see the spectacle of Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding that government planes be available to her and hers. And, if someone objects or complains about her high-handedness, her minions throw their weight around. Never mind that her party scolds all of us about our use of energy. Never mind that it is hugely costly for the speaker to be demanding whole planes for her use. She does this just because she can and it lets people know just how important she is.
In this loosey-goosey atmosphere, seventy-five members of Congress on Tuesday, March 10, brought out the fact of a loophole that would allow billions in economic stimulus monies to be given to approximately 300,000 illegal alien construction workers.
As Newsmax.com reported:
“The House version of the $787 billion stimulus package signed by President Obama included a requirement that the legal residency of all employees hired through stimulus spending be verified. As Newsweek reported Monday, that provision was mysteriously stripped from the legislation before it went to the conference committee that reconciled the House and Senate versions of the legislation.” Who did it?
Who wants illegal aliens to be able to get stimulus funds rightfully intended for Americans out of work? There are many villains to consider. Which lobbyists could it have been? The Chamber of Commerce wants to protect employers who hire illegal aliens for less money and fewer restrictions. Those employers, if they pay their workers “under the table” do not have to pay taxes on them, provide insurance, and pay for the myriad of rules and regulations visited on them by bureaucrats. It is left up to American taxpayers to provide hospital services, food stamps, and other services the employers evade paying.
Democrats count as voters those who are illegal. Think the illegals can’t vote? Allied with Democrats is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN. ACORN, which is busy lining up all the voters they can, is under investigation for fraudulent voter enlistment practices in several states. ACORN also is getting a good chunk of the stimulus money. It is payback time for ACORN.
Another special interest group, La Raza, is due to get millions of these stimulus dollars. Since La Raza lobbies for only one race, Congress is showing a bias for that race. La Raza wants the border open and amnesty for the several millions who sneaked across our border.
With unemployment hovering around 8.0 percent, and having lost 4.4 million jobs in the last fifteen months, your representative may be one of those who think it is okay to give the jobs to those who broke into this country. To make it worse for a true stimulus, these illegals also send back to their country of origin tens of billions of dollars made working in the U.S. This takes money out of our economy. That money could be buying food, clothing, automobiles, TVs, etc. to prosper American citizens; you know, like a true stimulus?
How did your representative vote? If it is a Democrat it is likely he/she voted for the so-called original stimulus. Zero House Republicans voted for it. Three Republican Senators voted for it.
In the latest spending bill, in fact, had eight Republicans not gone turncoat, the bill would not have passed. As usual, those turncoats were Arlen Specter and Olympia Snowe, but were joined by six others who earned their RINO stripes: Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker, Christopher Bond, Richard Shelby, Lamar Alexander, and Lisa Murkowski.
Almost all of the Democrats voted for the spending bills. This is not to say the Republicans are angels in this regard. When it is to their advantage, they vote pork in, also.
The real question is: Who represented you? Who was swayed by your voice? Who paid attention to your phone calls and e-mails? Who cares about the heavy debt just ladled onto your shoulders, all the way down to your grandchildren?
Who took the side of illegal aliens against you? Who is looking out for you?
Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.
Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.
She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.