Wednesday, December 1, 2010


What if Congress worked as hard for the American people as it does ILLEGALS and BANKSTER DONORS?

We’ve recently witnessed the LA RAZA DEMS push to include ILLEGALS in social security, even as they CUT SSI FOR LEGALS!

What do you think of the la raza dems, Pelosi, reid, feinstien, boxer and obama… continually shoving things down our throats when they think no one is looking?
“Knowing full well it won’t become law, Democrats are cynically using this legislation for political purposes to curry favor with a political constituency,” said Antonia Ferrier, his spokeswoman. She said Mr. Hatch wanted to focus in the current session on tax-cut legislation and other economic issues.

November 30, 2010
Groups Make Late Push to Salvage Bill Aiding Illegal Immigrant Students
Immigrant advocate groups have mobilized across the country in what they call a last-ditch effort to persuade Congress to pass a bill that would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students, pressing for action in the remaining weeks when Democrats control both houses of Congress.
The groups held marches, hunger strikes, prayer vigils and protests at lawmakers’ offices on Monday and Tuesday in support of the bill, which they call the Dream Act. Opponents are also in high gear, swamping some senators who have not disclosed their positions with faxes and phone calls.
A vote on the bill has not been scheduled, but Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, has said he could bring it up as early as this week. While its prospects do not look strong, both sides expect that any measure to legalize illegal immigrants would have far slimmer chances in Congress next year, when Republicans will have a majority in the House and increased strength in the Senate.
“We see this as our best opportunity now to get something done,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a group that favors the bill.
“Since they are giving it everything, so are we,” said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which seeks reduced immigration and opposes the student bill. He said his group had delivered more than 650,000 faxes to lawmakers in recent days.
“We think if we beat this one we won’t have to deal with amnesty for many years to come,” Mr. Beck said, referring to legalization legislation.
At the San Antonio offices of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, 15 protesters supporting the bill were arrested Monday night, charged with trespassing. In a statement, Ms. Hutchison, a Republican, said that she had asked that the students be escorted from her office without arrests, but that they had resisted.
Ms. Hutchison does not support the student bill in its current form, the statement said.
In California on Tuesday, caravans of students, immigrants and labor union members stopped at offices across the state of eight Republican and four Democratic House members, demanding that they declare support for the legislation. An estimated 550,000 illegal immigrant students in California could be eligible for legal status under the bill, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group.
In Washington State, immigrant and farm worker groups demonstrated outside the offices of Republican House members. In Washington, D.C., illegal immigrant students marched into an Army recruiting station and asked to enlist. Immigrants who lack legal status are currently prohibited from joining the armed forces.
University presidents in the Northeast and Illinois signed letters of support or attended campus rallies, including leaders at Brown, Harvard, M.I.T. and Northwestern. A coalition of immigrant groups and unions announced a radio and print advertising campaign this week focused on undecided senators from five states.
In the past the bill has enjoyed broader support than other immigration measures because it would benefit young people who were brought to this country illegally by their parents and have generally performed well in school. It would open a path to legal status for illegal immigrant high school graduates who came to the United States before they were 16 years old, have been here for at least five years and have no criminal record, provided they complete two years of college or military service.
But prayers and demonstrations did not appear to be attracting any swell of support to the bill. One of its firmest adversaries, Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, took the lead in marshaling opposition, sending out action alerts detailing a 10-point critique of the bill. He said it would give safe harbor to some immigrants with criminal records and could benefit illegal immigrants who were no longer youths.
Senator Reid is fulfilling a promise from his recent re-election campaign by bringing up the student bill for a vote. His re-election victory came in large part from Latino votes. President Obama has said he wants to see the bill passed now, and Arne Duncan, his secretary of education, has been promoting it in public appearances.
“I think we are fundamentally wrong on this as a nation,” Mr. Duncan said in a call Monday with reporters. Illegal immigrant students “have played by all the rules, gone to school, worked hard, full attendance. Then they graduate and the doors of opportunity basically slam shut,” he said.
But Republican lawmakers seemed in no hurry to give the Democrats a triumph during the lame-duck session. Some of the protests in support of the bill took place at the Utah offices of Senator Orrin G. Hatch, a Republican who was one of the first sponsors of the bill, early in the decade.
“Knowing full well it won’t become law, Democrats are cynically using this legislation for political purposes to curry favor with a political constituency,” said Antonia Ferrier, his spokeswoman. She said Mr. Hatch wanted to focus in the current session on tax-cut legislation and other economic issues.

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US Congress allows extended jobless benefits to expire
By Jerry White
1 December 2010
Just hours after Obama pledged to work more closely with Republicans in slashing social spending, the US Congress Tuesday allowed extended unemployment benefits to expire for workers laid off for more than 26 weeks. More than 800,000 workers currently receiving extended benefits will be cut off by the end of next week, with the number increasing to two million by the end of December and five million by April.
The entire political establishment has responded to this impending social disaster with complete indifference. Washington is currently consumed with reaching a bipartisan compromise centered primarily on extending tax cuts for the rich.
Of the 15 million workers officially counted as unemployed, 41 percent have been without work for 26 weeks, according to the Labor Department. Due to the high levels of unemployment, 37 states have until now offered federally funded extensions for up to 99 weeks. The benefits pay an average of $302.90 a week.
The cutoff of unemployment checks will remove the only source of income to working class families already facing crushing financial burdens. An estimated two to four million Americans have already exhausted their benefits, with over 90,000 claimants joining their ranks every week. Those losing their jobs now will only qualify for six months of benefits no matter how long they are without a job.
A last minute pro forma effort by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Democrat-Montana) to extend benefits for another year was predictably defeated as he failed to win a unanimous consent vote in the upper house. Two weeks ago the House of Representatives voted against the continuation of benefits for another three months.
During the summer, Republicans held up the bill for nearly two months, leaving millions without income. Benefits were restored after the Democratic-controlled Congress agreed to additional tax cuts and eliminated the $25-a-week additional compensation that had been available for jobless workers since February 2009.
With the benefits set to expire, President Obama emerged from a White House meeting with Congressional leaders from both parties Tuesday pledging to work more closely with the Republicans. Their agenda would include “deep budget cuts” that, the president said, would require “broad sacrifice” from the American people.
Obama said the meeting, the first with Republican leaders since the rout of the Democrats in the mid-term elections, would be the beginning of a series of meetings with Republicans to “confront long-term deficits that cloud our future” and insure the “safety and security” of the population, i.e., slash social spending, while increasing militarism and attacks on democratic rights in the name of the “war on terrorism.”
The mid-term elections, the president said, showed that voters did not want “gridlock” in Washington but cooperation and bipartisanship in making the “difficult choices.” Held one day after announcing a two-year pay freeze for 2.1 million federal government employees—a key demand of the Republicans—the meeting was a further sign that the administration is moving even further to the right, both domestically and in foreign policy, in the aftermath of the mid-term elections.
The Democrats’ debacle in the November elections—the result of popular disenchantment over his administration’s refusal to provide any relief to tens of millions suffering from the economic crisis—is being used to justify an agenda that even more nakedly serves the interests of the Wall Street banks and the wealthy elite.
While expressing tactical differences with Republican demands for a permanent extension of the Bush era tax cuts for those making over $250,000 a year—on the grounds that it was “unwise” to do so while demanding the population accept brutal austerity—Obama made it clear a deal was in the works to extend the tax cuts for the rich, at least for the next few years.
Noting that there was “common ground” between both parties, the president said he was appointing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Jacob Lew, head of the Office of Management and Budget, to work with leaders from both parties “to break through this logjam” before the end of the year when the tax cuts were scheduled to expire.
The Washington Post reported that numerous Senate sources said the Republicans could be given the “across-the-board tax-cut extension that they are seeking, albeit in temporary form, in exchange for a Senate vote on the [START] arms control treaty, a top priority for Obama.”
Republican leaders praised the president with House Minority Whip Eric Cantor saying he was encouraged by Obama’s acknowledgement that he had “not reached out enough to Republicans” in his first two years in office. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed divided government could be productive, using the example of President Clinton’s gutting of federal welfare benefits after the Republican’s 1996 election sweep.
While the president said the American people could not afford partisan bickering that blocked slashing the budget deficit, he made no condemnation of the Republicans for throwing millions of unemployed workers into destitution. Instead, he touched on the fact that benefits were expiring at the end of his comments about his meeting with Republican leaders, noting that he “asked them to extend emergency compensation without delay”—a request they promptly rejected.
In fact, whatever his verbal protestations, the cutoff of jobless benefits is entirely in line with Obama’s overall cost-cutting agenda.
Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) said on Sunday that unemployment benefits might be included in a future package reauthorizing the tax cuts for the rich, while Senator Robert Casey (Democrat-Pennsylvania) said negotiations to restore benefits could last for weeks, if not months.
In Nevada, which has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, 10,600 people will stop getting benefits by mid-December and a total of 65,000 over the next few months, according to Fox News. In New York State, more than 200,000 are slated to lose extended benefits, according to WNYC. In California, 454,000 could lose their benefits.
Social service providers are predicting a sharp increase in homelessness and demands for food as Christmas approaches.
In Louisville, Kentucky, the local CBS News affiliate reported that anger erupted at an unemployment office and at least two people were escorted out. “With the threat of benefits expiring for 100,000 Kentuckians,” WLKY reported, “tempers are flaring.”
Last month state officials in Indiana assigned armed security guards at 36 unemployment offices around the state. Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told the local media, “Given the upcoming expiration of the federal extensions and the increased stress on some of the unemployed, we thought added security would provide an extra level of protection for our employees and clients.”
Reid to File Cloture on DREAM Act TODAY
Call Your Senators NOW!
Today Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that he planned to file a cloture motion on the DREAM Act this evening -- beginning debate on the legislation and possibly forcing a vote in the Senate as soon as Thursday! (CQ Today, Nov. 30, 2010)
Three versions of the DREAM Act are alive in the Senate and there is no telling which version of the bill Sen. Reid will advance. Even White House representatives claimed to not know which version of the bill Sen. Reid would file cloture on during a conference call with amnesty advocates this afternoon. While Sen. Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) continue to mislead the public into believing that the DREAM Act would only benefit children, in reality, all three Senate versions of the bill contain a retroactive benefits provision that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens of virtually any age. Moreover, once illegal aliens receive amnesty they will be able (at the age of 21) to petition the government to bring in their parents, siblings, and other family members.
Call your Senators NOW and tell them that you want our immigration laws enforced, not another amnesty that encourages more illegal immigration. Tell them:
• The DREAM Act rewards those who broke U.S. immigration laws and only encourages more illegal immigration;
• The DREAM Act unfairly allows illegal alien students to tap federal and state benefits, when those benefits are desperately needed by Americans who are struggling every day to make ends meet.
The White House and open borders lobby are fighting hard to get the DREAM Act passed--we need to work even harder to make sure that it doesn't! NOW is the time to act and to call your Senators. If you don't take action, the only voices they will hear will be the ones that support amnesty, open borders, and immigration policies that serve special interests, not the interests of Americans.
To find the phone numbers of your Senators, click here. Stay tuned to FAIR for more information. Thanks to everyone who has called this week - we are turning the tide.