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Grassley Links Boston Terror Attack to Immigration Reform

There are 557 comments on the Taegan Goddard's Political Wire story from Apr 19, 2013, titled Grassley Links Boston Terror Attack to Immigration Reform. In it, Taegan Goddard's Political Wire reports that:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley warned that Congress must take into account the events in Boston this week when working on comprehensive immigration reform to ensure "those who would do us harm do not receive benefits under the immigration laws," BuzzFeed reports.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#360 Apr 30, 2013
To close the homeownership gap, President Bush proposed legislation funding the following new initiatives:

American Dream Down Payment Fund

This program would provide money to qualified low-income families to assist in making the down payment on a home. "The single greatest hurdle to first time homeownership is a high down payment requirement that can put a home out of reach," said President Bush. White House analysts estimate that the American Dream Fund will assist some 40,000 low-income families annually in making down payments on homes.

Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing

This proposed initiative would provide home-builders and developers with nearly $2.4 billion in tax credits for building affordable single-family housing in distressed areas. The tax credits would help make 200,000 new affordable homes available to low-income buyers over the next five years.

Was George against it before he was for it?

Was George for it before he was against it?

Poor teabaggers.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#361 Apr 30, 2013
Wow what revelations, Republicans are almost as crooked as Democrats. Who would have thought?

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Perpignan

#362 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
June 17, 2002
President Bush touted his goal Monday of boosting minority home ownership by 5.5 million before the end of the decade through grants to low-income families and credits to developers.
"Too many American families, too many minorities, do not own a home. There is a home ownership gap in America. The difference between African-American and Hispanic home ownership is too big," Bush told a crowd at St. Paul AME Church in Atlanta.
Citing data he used Saturday in his weekly radio address, Bush said that while nearly three-quarters of white Americans own their homes, less than half of African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans are homeowners.
He urged Congress to expand the American Dream Down-Payment Fund, which would provide $200 million in grants over five years to low-income families who are first-time home buyers.
The money would be used for down payments, one of the major obstacles to home ownership, Bush said.
It is anticipated that 40,000 low-income families -- receiving about $5,000 each -- would benefit from those grants, he added.
To encourage the construction of single-family homes in neighborhoods where affordable housing is scarce, developers would receive $2.4 billion in tax credits to build lower-cost housing in distressed areas.
The fund also would offer financial education and counseling to protect home buyers from abuses and help them get the best loan terms possible, Bush said.
Bush added, "I do believe in the American dream. I believe there is such a thing as the American dream. And I believe those of us who have been given positions of responsibility must do everything we can to spotlight the dream."
He said, "Owning a home is a part of that dream."
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the federal Home Loan Banks -- the government-sponsored corporations that handle home mortgages -- will increase their commitment to minority markets by more than $440 billion, Bush said.
Under one of the initiatives launched by Freddie Mac, consumers with poor credit will be able to obtain mortgages with interest rates that automatically decline after a period of consistent payments, he added.
Yawn. Actions speak louder than words. Liberals blocked the changes to Carters Housing Act that would have kept the bubble from bursting, they forced Banks to make the loans and then robbed the treasury to pay them of with TARP.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#363 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yawn. Actions speak louder than words. Liberals blocked the changes to Carters Housing Act that would have kept the bubble from bursting, they forced Banks to make the loans and then robbed the treasury to pay them of with TARP.
LOL...pure fantasy. True in the Galaxy of Rightie Liars, maybe, but not where WE live.:)
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#364 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yawn. Actions speak louder than words. Liberals blocked the changes to Carters Housing Act that would have kept the bubble from bursting, they forced Banks to make the loans and then robbed the treasury to pay them of with TARP.
You say it or repeat enough times it becomes the truth.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --George Bush -- Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

But you just can't PROVE it.

Poor teabagger.

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Perpignan

#365 Apr 30, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL...pure fantasy. True in the Galaxy of Rightie Liars, maybe, but not where WE live.:)
prove it puffer.

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Perpignan

#366 Apr 30, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
You say it or repeat enough times it becomes the truth.
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --George Bush -- Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005
But you just can't PROVE it.
Poor teabagger.
Obama: Promises to close Gitmo -- again...yawn........another empty repetitive promise.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#367 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
topix: We closed au contraire.

hahahahahahahahahaha

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#368 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>prove it puffer.
You made a series of false claims about the recession, nutball. YOU prove them, it's not my job to do your homework for you.

And of course there's no reason to listen to your silly, puffed-up demands ANYWAY, since your credibility passed zero some time ago, on the way DOWN....:)

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Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#369 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama: Promises to close Gitmo -- again...yawn........another empty repetitive promise.
Why even pretend you WANT Gitmo closed, Puddin? Your side has obstructed closing it or moving the inmates all along!

IF Obama closed it, you'd blame him for 'coddling terrorists' or some such horses--t, anyway. You're all hypocrites, every one of you.
Cat74

United States

#370 Apr 30, 2013
Muhanned was a disgruntled camel jockey that wanted to quit work, and have many wives, so he made up a new religion. It worked fine until his relatives tried to sell it all over the world.
Cat74

United States

#371 Apr 30, 2013
Corrwction: Muhammed, not muhanned
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#372 Apr 30, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Why even pretend you WANT Gitmo closed, Puddin? Your side has obstructed closing it or moving the inmates all along!
IF Obama closed it, you'd blame him for 'coddling terrorists' or some such horses--t, anyway. You're all hypocrites, every one of you.
He put the beggar in teabeggar.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#373 Apr 30, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Muhanned was a disgruntled camel jockey that wanted to quit work, and have many wives, so he made up a new religion. It worked fine until his relatives tried to sell it all over the world.
rugby has the same family history.

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Perpignan

#374 Apr 30, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
You made a series of false claims about the recession, nutball. YOU prove them, it's not my job to do your homework for you.
And of course there's no reason to listen to your silly, puffed-up demands ANYWAY, since your credibility passed zero some time ago, on the way DOWN....:)
prove they are false, quit running pookie, you'll trip on your tu tu .

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#375 Apr 30, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Corrwction: Muhammed, not muhanned
You should have deleted the whole post, not just apologized for ONE of the errors in it.

:)

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Perpignan

#376 Apr 30, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
You should have deleted the whole post, not just apologized for ONE of the errors in it.
:)
You should call Obama, he is really good at running backwards to. Maybe he will invite you for a shirley temple.

Obama Walks Back 'Red Line' Stance
On Syria Chemical Weapon Attacks, knees buckle again.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#377 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama: Promises to close Gitmo -- again...yawn........another empty repetitive promise.
Must have been the FAUX teabagger interpretation?

He didn't promise, he called on congress to do that.

Tue Apr 30, 2013

Saying it was damaging to U.S. interests to keep holding prisoners in legal limbo at Guantanamo, President Barack Obama renewed an old vow on Tuesday to close the camp, where about 100 inmates are on hunger strike to protest against their years in detention without trial.

Obama, who repeatedly pledged to close the camp when he was campaigning for a first term and after he first took office in 2009, put the blame on Congress for his failure to make good on his promise and said he would re-engage with lawmakers on the issue.

U.S. lawmakers, mostly Republicans but including some Democrats, have blocked Obama from transferring Guantanamo prisoners to American jails, saying they would pose a security risk if housed in the United States. They have also made it difficult to repatriate others.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#378 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You should call Obama, he is really good at running backwards to. Maybe he will invite you for a shirley temple.
Obama Walks Back 'Red Line' Stance
On Syria Chemical Weapon Attacks, knees buckle again.
Only thing is, in typical teabagger fashion, they have no proof of any chemical weapon attack.

Just Rannity and Limbaughtomy "fantasy".

Poor teabagger.
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#379 Apr 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
One flubs/sheknee jump to conclusion was enough...except for the neocon war drum beaters.

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