Obama says immigration bill would help House GOP

There are 28 comments on the SFGate story from Mar 13, 2013, titled Obama says immigration bill would help House GOP. In it, SFGate reports that:

President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.

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Truth Speaker

Danielson, CT

#1 Mar 13, 2013
Everyone keeps talking about I Obama's 71%. Seventy-one percent of what? More than half are high school dropouts. Teen mothers. Single-parent families. Forty-seven percent of Hispanics are on some form of welfare. Hispanics are concentrated in states that wouldn't elect a republican if Jesus was a republican. Forty percent of Hispanic teens are in gangs. Who needs this? Why are we kissing their asses? They don't even vote! 71% of what?!! They act as if they alone elected Obama. Truth is the liar in the white house is going to make his demands for immigration reform so obnoxious to even democrats, the whole immigration reform discussion will die and the Hispanics, legal ones and scumbag illegal aliens, will see their dreams explode. Deport the wet backs!!!!!
juan

Lodi, CA

#2 Mar 13, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
Everyone keeps talking about I Obama's 71%. Seventy-one percent of what? More than half are high school dropouts. Teen mothers. Single-parent families. Forty-seven percent of Hispanics are on some form of welfare. Hispanics are concentrated in states that wouldn't elect a republican if Jesus was a republican. Forty percent of Hispanic teens are in gangs. Who needs this? Why are we kissing their asses? They don't even vote! 71% of what?!! They act as if they alone elected Obama. Truth is the liar in the white house is going to make his demands for immigration reform so obnoxious to even democrats, the whole immigration reform discussion will die and the Hispanics, legal ones and scumbag illegal aliens, will see their dreams explode. Deport the wet backs!!!!!
Never puto and you know it ! Keep firing up I like it Soon you will get deabetes

Since: Jan 13

San Francisco, CA

#3 Mar 13, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
Everyone keeps talking about I Obama's 71%. Seventy-one percent of what? More than half are high school dropouts. Teen mothers. Single-parent families. Forty-seven percent of Hispanics are on some form of welfare. Hispanics are concentrated in states that wouldn't elect a republican if Jesus was a republican. Forty percent of Hispanic teens are in gangs. Who needs this? Why are we kissing their asses? They don't even vote! 71% of what?!! They act as if they alone elected Obama. Truth is the liar in the white house is going to make his demands for immigration reform so obnoxious to even democrats, the whole immigration reform discussion will die and the Hispanics, legal ones and scumbag illegal aliens, will see their dreams explode. Deport the wet backs!!!!!
Excuse me! Hispanics do vote an they composed 10% of the elctorate and the percentage keeps growing, next election i will turn 18 and will vote with a bunch of my other hispanics friends who are CITIZENS like me! So get used to it.
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#4 Mar 14, 2013
The notion that Republicans need to pass immigration reform to win Hispanic votes from the Democrats is nuts. If Democrats thought for an instant that would happen, immigration reform would die faster than you can say immigration reform.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 Mar 14, 2013
11 Million illegal aliens, 6.6 million are from Mexico.

That's just the tip of the Iceberg, Google "The Chain Migration Act" and see how many relatives of the 11 million illegal aliens will end up here. It's something the Politicians in Washington don't want you to know.

1965 Immigration act, Quote:

Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:

"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."

"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."

"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#6 Mar 14, 2013
William Sobrevilla wrote:
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Excuse me! Hispanics do vote an they composed 10% of the elctorate and the percentage keeps growing, next election i will turn 18 and will vote with a bunch of my other hispanics friends who are CITIZENS like me! So get used to it.
Education Gap


THE REALITIES OF EDUCATION IN LATIN AMERICA

Without a high-level education, Latin American children will continue to
lack the skills necessary for entering the workforce and participating in
the increasingly competitive global economy.

a.. 50 million people in Latin America cannot read or write.

b.. Latin Americans receive an average of six years of schooling, compared
to nine-and-a-half years in the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation
and Development) countries.

c.. Nearly one-third of children in primary school in Latin America repeat
a grade. The additional cost to the region's education systems has been
estimated at $4 billion per year.

d.. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru rank behind Uganda, Zambia, Botswana
and Burundi in the quality of their math and science education.

e.. In Mexico, only 13% of adults receive a high school diploma versus 87%
of American adults.

f.. Over 50% of Mexican and Brazilian 15-year old youth are functionally
illiterate and thus unable to compete in today's economy.

CONTRIBUTORS TO LATIN AMERICA'S EDUCATION CRISIS

1. HIGH DROP-OUT RATE THROUGHOUT LATIN AMERICA

The heart of the problem is the drop-out rate -- children living in poverty
are not staying in school.

a.. 92% of Latin American children begin primary school, but only 32%
continue on to secondary school (the U.S. equivalant of middle/high school).
Even fewer ultimately graduate.

b.. Approximately 40 million children and adolescents in Latin America
drop out of school to live or work on the streets each year.

c.. It is estimated that 95% of children have access to school in Brazil,
but only 59% of them finish the eighth grade.

d.. It is well established that school dropouts have worse outcomes,
including in terms of mental health status, than do those youth who stay in
school.

2. INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Unequal societies are less efficient at converting growth into poverty
reduction. In Latin America, the education gap mirrors the income gap
between rich and poor.

a.. Levels of inequality in Latin America are the highest in the world --
at least one in three households and two in five people live below the
poverty line.
a.. 220 million Latin Americans (about 44% of the region's population)
live on less than $2 per day. Over half of them are children.
a.. In Brazil, children in the bottom income quartile complete an average
of four years of school versus over ten years completed by children in the
top income quartile.

3. LATIN AMERICA'S EDUCATION SPENDING

Despite increases in past years, spending on elementary education is still
relatively low throughout the region.

a.. Per capita spending on primary education in Latin America still
averages only 15% of U.S. levels.
a.. Latin American universities, which serve less than 10% of the
population, receive a disproportionate share of education dollars compared
to primary education.(In Brazil, public universities have only 2% of all
pupils, but receive 25% of all federal education funds.

CIA

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#7 Mar 14, 2013
Hispanic Youth Dropping Out of U.S. Schools

High school dropout rates are a key performance measure for the American
education system. This report shows that the standard method for calculating
the dropout rate leads to a distorted picture of the status of Hispanic
students in U.S. schools.

In recent years an influx of young immigrants, who left school before coming
to the United States, has swollen the ranks of those counted as Hispanic
dropouts. Those youth present long-term policy challenges in language and
employment training, but their level of school completion does not reflect
the quality of U.S. schools or of Latino achievement in those schools.
Rather their presence reflects immigration and labor force trends.

Focusing on data for Hispanics who have dropped out of U.S. schools before
completing high school reveals a problem that is quite grave and that has
serious long-term implications for the education system, Latino communities
and the nation as a whole. However, the numbers in the report show that the
problem is not as bad as is commonly thought. Counting only Latinos who
dropped out after engaging the American education system yields a rate of
about 15 percent among 16- to 19-year-olds. That is good news. The bad news
is that this dropout rate is twice as high as the dropout rate for
comparable non-Hispanic whites. Further on the positive side, this report
finds that the dropout rate for Latinos in U.S. schools is improving as it
has been for non-Latinos.

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#8 Mar 14, 2013
William Sobrevilla wrote:
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Excuse me! Hispanics do vote an they composed 10% of the elctorate and the percentage keeps growing, next election i will turn 18 and will vote with a bunch of my other hispanics friends who are CITIZENS like me! So get used to it.
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.
Truth Speaker

Danielson, CT

#9 Mar 14, 2013
I recognize this is a little off-topic, but does anyone want to guess when the new hispanic pope will complain that the racist US isn't doing enough for the illegal alien scum who have infested our country? Of course, it will be just a coincidence that he, or should that be He, I'm not familiar with Catholic mythology, is hispanic and the illegal alien roaches are catholics?
spud

Bangor, PA

#10 Mar 14, 2013
I don't think anyone really believes that granting amnesty will benefit Republicans more. That would mean that more than half of the newly legalized aliens would vote Republican. That's not happening. Only idiots like Obama and McCain could make such a stupid statement and expect it to be believed. Obama is being dumb like a fox because he knows amnesty is a big winner for Dems. McCain is just being dumb but that's normal for him.
Truth Speaker

Danielson, CT

#11 Mar 14, 2013
William Sobrevilla wrote:
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Excuse me! Hispanics do vote an they composed 10% of the elctorate and the percentage keeps growing, next election i will turn 18 and will vote with a bunch of my other hispanics friends who are CITIZENS like me! So get used to it.
Good for you. Of course, you will vote for any politician who promises you something for free because you are scum. The ballots will be in English and Spanish so you roaches can understand them.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#12 Mar 14, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
I recognize this is a little off-topic, but does anyone want to guess when the new hispanic pope will complain that the racist US isn't doing enough for the illegal alien scum who have infested our country? Of course, it will be just a coincidence that he, or should that be He, I'm not familiar with Catholic mythology, is hispanic and the illegal alien roaches are catholics?
if that is siad by the new pope then we can offer to send them all to the vadican, they want them they should shut up or take them all in there,otherwise like others who say they support illegal aliens their words are no good when unwilling to pay all the cost alone.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#13 Mar 14, 2013
tomin cali wrote:
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if that is siad by the new pope then we can offer to send them all to the vadican, they want them they should shut up or take them all in there,otherwise like others who say they support illegal aliens their words are no good when unwilling to pay all the cost alone.
So says the guy who lives in a state settled by Mexican missionaries.
ronnie

Riverton, UT

#14 Mar 14, 2013
Giving illegals amnesty won't make them vote Republican ever. When the Dem's give the Country away to third world scum, they would never entertain the idea that one Republican would ever support them. There agenda is to take,take, take from the people who support America. One reason why the wealthy are moving out. If The United States stays on this road, because of Obama, the coffers will be bled dry, and we will be South America. Crime ridden, filthy,and broke.
ronnie

Riverton, UT

#15 Mar 14, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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So says the guy who lives in a state settled by Mexican missionaries.
Read your history. When the Spanish conquered Mexihell they sent the Natives north to build Spanish missions. The Natives screamed reconquista when Cortez and a few Spaniards took mexico in a coo. Please don't support what you don't know about. And now the Natives are saying the same thing to Americans Reconquista....HA HA. They were taken over by the smallest Country in Europe. Now they honestly think America belongs to them???? And a few million years ago they came from Asia as the continent's were combined. The Natives have always been the lowest on the Totem Pole even in Mexico except for the Aztec's whose culture was advanced but brutal. But they crapped in their water and threw their dead in their water which killed them and forced them to leave their jungle.
Oldglory

Twentynine Palms, CA

#16 Mar 14, 2013
William Sobrevilla wrote:
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Excuse me! Hispanics do vote an they composed 10% of the elctorate and the percentage keeps growing, next election i will turn 18 and will vote with a bunch of my other hispanics friends who are CITIZENS like me! So get used to it.
And you will vote Republican if they cave into your ethnocentric group's demands to give your illegal amigos a pass on our immigration laws? Do you really think that we are that stupid or that we think you're so special that we would thumb our noses at our laws for your group? Why would you even expect that as a loyal American?
Oldglory

Twentynine Palms, CA

#17 Mar 14, 2013
Truth Speaker wrote:
I recognize this is a little off-topic, but does anyone want to guess when the new hispanic pope will complain that the racist US isn't doing enough for the illegal alien scum who have infested our country? Of course, it will be just a coincidence that he, or should that be He, I'm not familiar with Catholic mythology, is hispanic and the illegal alien roaches are catholics?
He isn't necessarly Hispanic. He is geographically Latino from his birth in Argentina but his family roots are in Italy. It does appear however that he is an advocate for the poor and downtrodden and I wouldn't doubt for a minute that means he would be sympathetic to illegal aliens especially since most Hispanics are Catholics. Where is the separation of church and state? Religeous leaders need to keep their noses out of our immigration laws.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#19 Mar 15, 2013
If he says it, then expect it to do just the opposite. Beware of BO bearing the fake charm.
Mayela

Atlanta, GA

#20 Mar 15, 2013
The implicit premise of barring foreigners is:“This is our country, we decide whom to let in.” But who is “we”? Is it the government? The government does not own the country. Government jurisdiction–yes; government ownership–no. Only the private owner of land or any item of property may decide the terms of its use or sale. Nor does the majority own the country. This is a country of private property, and housing is private property. So is a job. http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#23 Mar 18, 2013
Don't know what to say. As we get older, we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

Ted Hornsby is just such a person.
Read his story below ... it will surely bring tears to your eyes.

QUOTE FROM Ted:

"I'm often asked,'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?'

Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most in life is converting beer, wine and good whiskey into urine. When my bladder is full, I go out in the back yard and piss on a photo of Obama. I do this at least once every day and I really enjoy it."
Ted is an inspiration to all of us seniors.

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