teabaggers on the march

West Mifflin, PA

#50926 Jul 11, 2013
Talk about being between a rock and a hard place:

1. Don't pass it and slowly but surely succumb to the inevitability of the demographic changes
2. Pass it and potentially lose your job as speaker

This whole thing kind'a reminds me of the movie Lincoln - when he had to make the decision around outlawing slavery and had to show incredible profile in courage doing so. Yes, Yes, Yes. I know that those circumstances are not the same as this CIR Bill, but elements of it are similar - a leader faced with a tough decision:

1. Toe the party-line or cater to the baser elements of his party
2. Look at the broader long-term picture or acquiesce to the dictates of short-term politics

What's a House Leader to do?

LMAO!
teabaggers on the march

West Mifflin, PA

#50927 Jul 11, 2013
Secure the border? How- electric fence? Trenches with alligators. Those are two GOP ideas. Meanwhile there are 11 million people here that have no where to go. They are here, we need to deal with them now. Not in 10 years after the GOP have dragged their feet over border security. Fences are scalled, dug under. Fix the laws and it will stem the tide of illegal immigration. Guest worker program, would be a good start.
K Kane

West Mifflin, PA

#50928 Jul 11, 2013
State Attorney Gen. Kathleen Kane announced Thursday in Philadelphia that she will not defend Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court.

The 47-year-old Kane, who made waves Thursday by refusing to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court, has quickly established herself as an up-and-coming Democrat who is willing to challenge powerful politicians to achieve her aims. She has already clashed repeatedly with her state’s Republican governor, Tom Corbett, who is slipping in the polls and must now defend Pennsylvania’s gay marriage law on his own.

“It’s the role of the attorney general to be an independently elected voice,” Kane said the day after winning the attorney’s general race.“People see politics as a close-knit, good ol’ boy network, and I want to change that starting Day One.”
with alligators

San Gabriel, CA

#50929 Jul 11, 2013
teabaggers on the march wrote:
Secure the border? How- electric fence? Trenches with alligators. Those are two GOP ideas. Meanwhile there are 11 million people here that have no where to go. They are here, we need to deal with them now. Not in 10 years after the GOP have dragged their feet over border security. Fences are scalled, dug under. Fix the laws and it will stem the tide of illegal immigration. Guest worker program, would be a good start.
..........

Under the Mexican law,

illegal immigration is a felony,

punishable by up to two years in prison.

Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years.

Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms.

Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to

“economic or national interests,”

violate Mexican law,

are not

“physically or mentally healthy” or lack the

“necessary funds for their sustenance”

and for their dependents.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/...
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They are here

San Gabriel, CA

#50930 Jul 11, 2013
teabaggers on the march wrote:
Secure the border? How- electric fence? Trenches with alligators. Those are two GOP ideas. Meanwhile there are 11 million people here that have no where to go. They are here, we need to deal with them now. Not in 10 years after the GOP have dragged their feet over border security. Fences are scalled, dug under. Fix the laws and it will stem the tide of illegal immigration. Guest worker program, would be a good start.
..........

Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:

in the country legally;

have the means to sustain themselves economically;

not destined to be burdens on society;

of economic and social benefit to society;

of good character and have no criminal records; and
contributors to the general well-being of the nation.

The law also ensures that:

immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;

foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;

foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;

foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;

foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;

those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.

Who could disagree with such a law?

It makes perfect sense.

The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens

— and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens,

illegal and illegal.

Under the constitution, the Ley General de Población, or
General Law on Population,

spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.

..........

would be a good start
bobby6464

Tacoma, WA

#50931 Jul 11, 2013
Big frigging deal racial hating taxi dumb ass. This is america, not mexico. If you love mexico your type of ignorance is always free to leave. Who holding you back?
Mitch M

West Mifflin, PA

#50932 Jul 12, 2013
The GOP has to embrace the blacks,gays,immigrants,abortio n rights,womens rights,equal pay for women, elderly,disabled vets,the poor and the homeless..........I think GOP leaders are starting to figure out that their party has no future in its current form. Yet, they do not understand the intricacies of this problem. They know they won't win the White House ever again without being able to carry a significant part of a minority group. They seem to think they can win back the Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections, but know that if they do not, the Senate will be permanently lost to them, too. Which makes immigration reform most likely to pass in next year's lame duck session if they cannot win the Senate. If they win the Senate next year, the pressure than falls squarely on unpopular GOP Tea Party Senators up for re-election in 2016. These Senators will be forced to moderate themselves in 2015-16. How much they will do so is the big question.
Mitch M

West Mifflin, PA

#50933 Jul 12, 2013
Boehner better get it passed or the Republicans are going to have a brutal 2014.

Women are rising up because of the War on Women, African Americans are rising up because of Voter Suppression backlash, now you want to add Latinos because you won't bring a bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill up for a vote in the House?

Keep poking the bear, GOP. You saw how well magical thinking worked for you in 2012.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50935 Jul 12, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
Dan's answer: All President's tell lies and miss deadlines. Even though I worship President Obama, I have sadly learned, he is human after all.
More lies and another strawman by the cowardly wingnut who's afraid to even TRY to debate the facts.

Does that make you a lying coward?

Or a cowardly liar?

Either way - definitely NOT a Christian.

LOL!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50936 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Zimmerman Trial: The Holder Justice Department’s Latest Abuse of Power
Judicial Watch has released documents showing the latest abuse of power by the Department of Justice (DOJ): helping “organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.”
Whatever one may think about the guilt or innocence of Zimmerman in his ongoing trial, we should all agree that the chief law enforcement agency of the federal government should not be involved in stage-managing public protests. Yet according to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Community Relations Service at Eric Holder’s DOJ “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen.”
The Community Relations Service provided “support for protest deployment” and “technical assistance” to event organizers for a march and rally on March 31. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Community Relations Service staff even helped organize a meeting between the city of Sanford and the local NAACP that resulted in the temporary resignation of police chief Bill Lee.
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/10/zimmerman...
It was widely reported in the news at the time that the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was looking into the killing of Martin and release without arrest of his killer. That's their role. That's what they were created to do.

Seriously, you'd have to be a wingnut of the lowest intelligence to think that the Civil Rights Division investigating a possible civil rights violation is somehow scandalous. LMAO!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50937 Jul 12, 2013
K Kane wrote:
State Attorney Gen. Kathleen Kane announced Thursday in Philadelphia that she will not defend Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court.
The 47-year-old Kane, who made waves Thursday by refusing to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court, has quickly established herself as an up-and-coming Democrat who is willing to challenge powerful politicians to achieve her aims. She has already clashed repeatedly with her state’s Republican governor, Tom Corbett, who is slipping in the polls and must now defend Pennsylvania’s gay marriage law on his own.
“It’s the role of the attorney general to be an independently elected voice,” Kane said the day after winning the attorney’s general race.“People see politics as a close-knit, good ol’ boy network, and I want to change that starting Day One.”
Excellent!

I always enjoy it when my vote helps the cause of advancing justice and equal rights.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50938 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Poll: Obama approval rating 'under water'
A new poll gives President Obama an overall approval rating of 44%, with 48% of respondents disapproving of his performance.
In late May, the Quinnipiac University national poll gave Obama similar ratings -- 45% approval, 49% disapproval.
"President Barack Obama is in a slump, under water for the last two surveys," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/07...
Polls rise. Polls fall. Celebrate while you can.

At the end of his second term, Ronald Reagan had a 46% approval rating. I suppose that means he was a failure too, huh?

LMAO!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50939 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
House Republicans push to slash IRS budget by 24 percent, cite abuses and sequestration
House Republicans want the IRS to pay for targeting political groups and are pushing legislation that would cut the tax collecting agency’s budget by $3 billion -- nearly a quarter of what it received last fiscal year.
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to start “marking up” the spending bill Wednesday.
While it’s unlikely that such a severe cut will pass both congressional chambers, it does give lawmakers another opportunity to verbally punish the agency for unfairly scrutinizing conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
The bill would place additional restrictions on spending at the IRS and prohibit employees from implementing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act – commonly referred to as ObamaCare. It also bans conferences, the production of videos and curbs what lawmakers see as a number of abuses at the IRS.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/10/ho...
Another useless vote everyone knows will go nowhere and held for only one reason - to appeal to the wingnut base. Just like the, what...40 votes to repeal the ACA now? A meaningless exercise.

The right is in the process of deciding that they can win with an all-white vote after all. So they're doubling down on the strategy that's lost them the White House the last two times.

LMAO! And I LOVE it!

Thanks for cheering me up, Legacy. I needed this little reminder of how pathetic the GOP really is this afternoon. LOL!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50940 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers
Et tu, Wegmans?
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week.
Several Wegmans employees confirmed part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...
Now this is TRULY pathetic. Claiming that the ACA forbids employers from offering health insurance to workers who work less than 30 hours/week?

How stupid would you have to be to swallow that line of bullshit?

Just about as stupid as our friend Legacy here.

LMAO!
Immigration Reform Bill

Reykjavík, Iceland

#50941 Jul 12, 2013
Mitch M wrote:
Boehner better get it passed or the Republicans are going to have a brutal 2014.
Women are rising up because of the War on Women, African Americans are rising up because of Voter Suppression backlash, now you want to add Latinos because you won't bring a bipartisan up for a vote in the House?
Keep poking the bear, GOP. You saw how well magical thinking worked for you in 2012.
.
.

GOP War on Latinos

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50942 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers
Et tu, Wegmans?
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week.
Several Wegmans employees confirmed part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...
ROFLMAO!!

Oh sweet Jesus! I just clicked the link and look what I found.

Beginning with the sentence IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the last sentence Legacy chose to post here...

----------

However, part-time employees may actually benefit from Wegmans’ decision, according to Brian Murphy, a partner at Lawley Benefits Group, an insurance brokerage firm in Buffalo.

“If you have an employee that qualifies for subsidized coverage, they might be better off going with that than a limited part-time benefit,” Murphy said.

That’s because subsidized coverage can have a lower out-of-pocket cost for the insured employee while also providing better benefits than an employer-paid plan.

Under the Affordable Care Act, part-time employees are not eligible for health insurance subsidies if their employer offers insurance.

“It’s a win-win. The employee gets subsidized coverage, and the employer gets to lower costs,” Murphy said.

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...

----------

How about that - Obama's legacy in terms of the ACA is "a win-win" for employers AND employees.

LOL!

Legacy - I knew you were a dishonest partisan who has no compunction at all about distorting the facts, but I didn't realize just HOW staggeringly dishonest you are.

Next time, if you're going to deliberately distort what a news article says, don't provide the link. Maybe then you'd have a chance of preserving a SPECK of your credibility.

LMAO!
Nancy R

West Mifflin, PA

#50943 Jul 12, 2013
When George W Bush left office in January of 2009 his approval rating was 33%..... and his disapproval rate was 67%. His highest rating was 90% a day after 9/11 while showing up at the World Trade Center bombings and taking a photo opt with a NY fire fighter. His lowest approval rating was only 33% in October 2008 when the stock market bled like a stuffed pig, the banks were going under,automakers going under,mortgages under water, foreclosures,losing 800,000 jobs a month !!!.......G W went out in a blaze of glory !

LOL!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_W_B...
Justice

Reykjavík, Iceland

#50946 Jul 12, 2013
Nancy R wrote:
When George W Bush left office in January of 2009 his approval rating was 33%..... and his disapproval rate was 67%. His highest rating was 90% a day after 9/11 while showing up at the World Trade Center bombings and taking a photo opt with a NY fire fighter. His lowest approval rating was only 33% in October 2008 when the stock market bled like a stuffed pig, the banks were going under,automakers going under,mortgages under water, foreclosures,losing 800,000 jobs a month !!!.......G W went out in a blaze of glory !
LOL!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_W_B...
..........

I'm no fan of bush

but

Has your black messiah done any better?
Nancy P

West Mifflin, PA

#50948 Jul 12, 2013
After all of the headlines in the past week, we were surprised to see Pelosi’s assertion that the “mandate was not delayed.” Indeed, just minutes before Pelosi made these comments, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), held his own news conference to complain that other elements of the law have not also been delayed.

“The president has delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate, but hasn’t delayed the mandate on individuals or families,” Boehner said.“I think it's unfair and indefensible. If you’re a software company making billions of dollars in profits, you’re exempt from Obamacare next year. But if you’re a 28-year-old struggling to pay off your student loans, you’re not.”

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said she was “diminishing the impact of the decision,” which he said would result in “no fundamental change to the law.” He noted that the Treasury announcement still encouraged employers to maintain or expand coverage during the 2014 transition period, and that employees could still qualify for premium tax credits and participate in health care exchanges. Moreover, he noted that the vast majority of firms with more than 50 employees — about 96 percent — already offer health-care coverage.

So what’s Boehner talking about when he says a software company making “billions of dollars” is exempt from Obamacare? Don’t firms as big as that already offer health care to employees?

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50949 Jul 12, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Fact check rips Pelosi claim that ObamaCare mandate 'not delayed'
The big news on ObamaCare these past two weeks has been the administration's announcement that it will delay by one year the requirement on businesses to provide health insurance.
Nancy Pelosi, though, had a curious take on the whole thing. Actually, she instructed reporters, "The mandate was not delayed."
The House Democratic leader used some creative reasoning to make her case -- she claimed the administration really only delayed the requirement on businesses to report insurance coverage details.
But The Washington Post fact-checker on Friday shut it down, effectively ruling that Pelosi is trying to "deny reality."
"Yes, reporting requirements were delayed. But there also was a one-year delay of the actual employer mandate. It's right there in the announcement," the Post wrote.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/12/fa...
Newsflash! Nancy Pelosi is NOT Barack Obama.

Pelosi can say stupid shit all the live long day and it doesn't mean A THING about President Obama's legacy.

Can't you find ANYTHING that the actual President has done to create a negative legacy for himself? LOL!

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