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COLUMN: Clock ticking, House immigration reform stuck in neutral

There are 53 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Sep 18, 2013, titled COLUMN: Clock ticking, House immigration reform stuck in neutral. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Remember the Gang of Seven? It's the House bipartisan immigration reform working group -- used to be the Gang of Eight before Republican Rep. Raul Labrador quit in frustration -- and it has been rumored for months to be on the verge of releasing a comprehensive reform bill.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1 Sep 18, 2013
" Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida argued this morning on "This Week" that a key provision of the bill, the so-called "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants, would not give anything away".

Sure it does Senator, it gives or sells our American citizenship to 11 million illegal aliens that broke our Immigration Laws to get here!

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It's sad when some politicians and segments of our population want to degrade our American Citizenship to the point where it has no value or meaning.

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"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."

-- Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

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DEMOCRATS ARE LIARS!

"The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in
years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and
into the sunshine of America"
May 17, 2007

Ted Kennedy -- Senator from Massachusetts
Member of the Democratic Party

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#2 Sep 18, 2013
What the local news doesn't show you

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

United States

#3 Sep 18, 2013
Saruman:

What is the house of Rohan but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek and rats roll on the floor with the dogs?

http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/rotk/02.html

A do-nothing Congress

Many commentators have noted that the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in recent history. Fewer than three dozen bills have been passed by this Congress and signed into law.

This new style of legislating, when there is any, seems to be brinksmanship at the last possible moment: Hail Mary passes to avert a government shutdown and the like. If the head of a Fortune 500 company performed in this manner, he would be given the boot. Perhaps voters should think the same of those obstructionists on Capitol Hill
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/opinion/porter-...

Do-Nothing Congress Somehow Manages to Do Even Less

The 112th Congress (2011-2013, R.I.P.) was relentlessly mocked for its amazing ability to not get things done, but the new edition is on pace to set an even greater standard for futility. The 112th, which ended its last session on January 3, passed 220 laws, the fewest of any Congress since they started keep statistics, and more than 100 fewer than the previous record low. Yet, six months into its term the 113th Congress is actually on pace to pass even fewer laws than that. Just 15 bills have become law this year, compared to 23 over the same period in 2011.(It also doesn't help that they rarely show up to work.)

Now to be fair, more laws don't necessarily mean better laws.(Most conservatives and libertarians would argue that the fewer laws there are, the better.) But as Ezra Klein pointed out in his eulogy for the last term, many of the laws passed by the 112th were intentionally designed to spur future legislative action that never came to pass.(Remember the fiscal cliff? Sequestration?) Those ideas failed miserably, causing much more harm than good, and the 113th has done nothing to pick up the slack. The only the sequester problem that's been "fixed" was a few airport lines. Everyone else has been out of luck.

So with six months gone in 2013, there's been no progress on immigration, the debt ceiling, gun control, taxes, climate change, or any of the big, hot ticket items that everyone says they want to take action on. And it's clear that they're not simply responding to the will of the people. One of the few things they have accomplished is historically low approval and confidence ratings. Voting 37 times to repeal a law that isn't going away has a way of making people thing that you're wasting their time.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/...
Brenda besson

United States

#4 Sep 18, 2013
Love love love it.no reform I knew that.now get the hell out ,reforming foodstamps I like it,why feed illegals with american tax money.we dont even want these people here.looking pretty bad for the illegals.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 Sep 19, 2013
Mayela wrote:
Saruman:
What is the house of Rohan but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek and rats roll on the floor with the dogs?
http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/rotk/02.html
A do-nothing Congress
Many commentators have noted that the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in recent history. Fewer than three dozen bills have been passed by this Congress and signed into law.
This new style of legislating, when there is any, seems to be brinksmanship at the last possible moment: Hail Mary passes to avert a government shutdown and the like. If the head of a Fortune 500 company performed in this manner, he would be given the boot. Perhaps voters should think the same of those obstructionists on Capitol Hill
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/opinion/porter-...
Do-Nothing Congress Somehow Manages to Do Even Less
The 112th Congress (2011-2013, R.I.P.) was relentlessly mocked for its amazing ability to not get things done, but the new edition is on pace to set an even greater standard for futility. The 112th, which ended its last session on January 3, passed 220 laws, the fewest of any Congress since they started keep statistics, and more than 100 fewer than the previous record low. Yet, six months into its term the 113th Congress is actually on pace to pass even fewer laws than that. Just 15 bills have become law this year, compared to 23 over the same period in 2011.(It also doesn't help that they rarely show up to work.)
Now to be fair, more laws don't necessarily mean better laws.(Most conservatives and libertarians would argue that the fewer laws there are, the better.) But as Ezra Klein pointed out in his eulogy for the last term, many of the laws passed by the 112th were intentionally designed to spur future legislative action that never came to pass.(Remember the fiscal cliff? Sequestration?) Those ideas failed miserably, causing much more harm than good, and the 113th has done nothing to pick up the slack. The only the sequester problem that's been "fixed" was a few airport lines. Everyone else has been out of luck.
So with six months gone in 2013, there's been no progress on immigration, the debt ceiling, gun control, taxes, climate change, or any of the big, hot ticket items that everyone says they want to take action on. And it's clear that they're not simply responding to the will of the people. One of the few things they have accomplished is historically low approval and confidence ratings. Voting 37 times to repeal a law that isn't going away has a way of making people thing that you're wasting their time.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/...
What the local news doesn't show you

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

Emmaus, PA

#6 Sep 19, 2013
"So with six months gone in 2013, there's been no progress on immigration, the debt ceiling, gun control, taxes, climate change, or any of the big, hot ticket items that everyone says they want to take action on."

Funny how the Democrats mention issues that most Americans do not want congress to tackle but the one issue that Americans do want some action on is ignored. We are on year 6 of the great recession, the percentage of unemployed working age Americans is at record levels while wages are decreasing.
We do not want amnesty for millions of criminals, we do not want more foreign workers taking our jobs and lowering wages, we do not want our rights taken away leaving us defenseless against politicians and other criminals, we do not want more debt for our children and we do not want more laws and taxes in the name of "climate control".
Every one of the issues mentioned will lower wages, increase unemployment and decrease our quality of life. If Congress would stop proposing laws that will extend the recession and take away more of our rights maybe they could actually do something for the good of the people rather than wasting time trying to line their own pockets and destroying our future.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#7 Sep 19, 2013
They should install the everify system and make it mandatory for all employment and government assistance, implement an affective visa tracking system, do away with birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens like every other developed country has and triple the manpower on the border along with finishing the fence, then wait one year. After that year they can reevaluate what is needed. As long as they don't do anything stupid during that waiting period like increasing the number of legal immigrants or raising the number of work visas by more than 10%, we would see a drop in the unemployment rate, an increase in wages and a DRASTIC reduction in the number of illegal aliens. If our major economic objective is employment as most economists say, then this should be a no brainer.
Memo From Turner

United States

#8 Sep 19, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
"So with six months gone in 2013, there's been no progress on immigration, the debt ceiling, gun control, taxes, climate change, or any of the big, hot ticket items that everyone says they want to take action on."
Funny how the Democrats mention issues that most Americans do not want congress to tackle but the one issue that Americans do want some action on is ignored. We are on year 6 of the great recession, the percentage of unemployed working age Americans is at record levels while wages are decreasing.
We do not want amnesty for millions of criminals, we do not want more foreign workers taking our jobs and lowering wages, we do not want our rights taken away leaving us defenseless against politicians and other criminals, we do not want more debt for our children and we do not want more laws and taxes in the name of "climate control".
Every one of the issues mentioned will lower wages, increase unemployment and decrease our quality of life. If Congress would stop proposing laws that will extend the recession and take away more of our rights maybe they could actually do something for the good of the people rather than wasting time trying to line their own pockets and destroying our future.


Name one right that you don't have now that you had before Obama took office. Just one.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#9 Sep 19, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
<quoted text>
Name one right that you don't have now that you had before Obama took office. Just one.
The right to choose whether I want healthcare coverage or not, the right to not being intimidated at the polls, the right to speak freely against anyone without fear of retribution etc. Are you kidding me? This idiot is remaking our country according to his ACORN vision.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#10 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>The right to choose whether I want healthcare coverage or not, the right to not being intimidated at the polls, the right to speak freely against anyone without fear of retribution etc. Are you kidding me? This idiot is remaking our country according to his ACORN vision.
This pos has been shoving his communist agenda down our throats, the real Americans will not tolerate this. Blocking his policies is good for the American people.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#11 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>The right to choose whether I want healthcare coverage or not, the right to not being intimidated at the polls, the right to speak freely against anyone without fear of retribution etc. Are you kidding me? This idiot is remaking our country according to his ACORN vision.
So you can not name a single right that you no longer have since the black gut took office. OK.
Brenda besson

United States

#12 Sep 19, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
<quoted text>
This pos has been shoving his communist agenda down our throats, the real Americans will not tolerate this. Blocking his policies is good for the American people.
right on he knows it.he gets a no to everything no amnesty,no gun control,no obamacare,no war whatever he says its a no.
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#13 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>The right to choose whether I want healthcare coverage or not, the right to not being intimidated at the polls, the right to speak freely against anyone without fear of retribution etc. Are you kidding me? This idiot is remaking our country according to his ACORN vision.
All right, Spud! if this don't shut clueless up, nothing will. Lets wait for his clueless gibberish response which NEVER make ANY sense at all. LOL! he may even change your words to interpret your post as he sees fit....as clueless is known to do.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#14 Sep 19, 2013
Brenda besson wrote:
<quoted text> right on he knows it.he gets a no to everything no amnesty,no gun control,no obamacare,no war whatever he says its a no.
Barry doesn't like to be told "no". I must admit his little tantrums are amusing.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#15 Sep 19, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
<quoted text>
So you can not name a single right that you no longer have since the black gut took office. OK.
So we already have established he is depriving us of our first amendment right and our right to have our vote count. We can add to that the fact that he deprives states of their rights by suing them every time they try to enforce a federal law he doesn't like. He also usurps the constitutional power of the legislature to legislate. You give up yet? You must have gotten your constitutional scholar credentials out of the same Cracker Jax box as Obama.
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#16 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>So we already have established he is depriving us of our first amendment right and our right to have our vote count. We can add to that the fact that he deprives states of their rights by suing them every time they try to enforce a federal law he doesn't like. He also usurps the constitutional power of the legislature to legislate. You give up yet? You must have gotten your constitutional scholar credentials out of the same Cracker Jax box as Obama.
Lol! what a response from Clueless... huh, Spud? Lol! just as I predicted! he is clueless down to the bone.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#17 Sep 19, 2013
Where are you Turner? Cat got your tongue?
Vet

Fayetteville, GA

#18 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
Where are you Turner? Cat got your tongue?
It appears t6hat "Memo" has stopped memo-ing.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#19 Sep 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>So we already have established he is depriving us of our first amendment right and our right to have our vote count. We can add to that the fact that he deprives states of their rights by suing them every time they try to enforce a federal law he doesn't like. He also usurps the constitutional power of the legislature to legislate. You give up yet? You must have gotten your constitutional scholar credentials out of the same Cracker Jax box as Obama.
You are quite the cut-up, but that does not change the fact that you have not provided one single example of a right that has been taken away. Turn off the radio sometime and come out of the bubble. The world is a lot different then you imagine it.
Vet

Fayetteville, GA

#20 Sep 19, 2013
The Obama Justice Dept. under A/G Holder has sued Catholic hospitals to force them to cover contraception for their employees. This violates the Religion Clause of the First Amendment.

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