During the infamous Obamacare debates, Nancy Pelosi bragged to anyone who had the misfortune of being anywhere near where they could hear her voice. From her utterly insane promises that it would provide coverage for everyone while reducing the cost of coverage, to her outrageously insulting proclamations that we would have to pass the bill to see what was in it.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio, shifting his tone on the U.S. immigration bill he helped to write, said on Tuesday he is now fully satisfied that the measure will do what it takes to secure the southern border with Mexico…
“This amendment basically now puts into place virtually everything people have been asking me to do about immigration enforcement since I began talking about this issue,” Rubio told a convention of the American Society of News Editors. “I think we’ve run out of things we can to do to support – to improve the border.”…
Asked about House Speaker John Boehner’s strategy for handling the immigration issue in that chamber, Rubio said it is up to House lawmakers to determine the course they want to take.
But he added: “I think we have a good piece of legislation they should take a look at. There are a lot of good ideas that they should adopt.”
As the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein recently reported: “Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.”
On Tuesday afternoon, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five different U.S. Senators about this problem. These five senators, all Democrats, voted to cut off debate Monday night on the revised immigration bill, but none of them knew if the bill would create a financial incentive for some employers to hire amnestied immigrants instead of American citizens.
“We’re trying to solve that right now. I don’t know if that’s been solved,” Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
They voted to end debate on a bill without knowing for sure if it gives employers a huge incentive to hire illegals over Americans? What?
The similarities between what Marco Rubio and his “Gang of Eight” fools and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pulled with Obamacare are disturbing on so many levels that it is genuinely frightening. Marco and his gangster buddies are displaying the stereotypical narcissistic arrogance of that marked the 18th century French Aristocracy and the average Democrat politician.
They don’t give a damned what the American people want, only what they want. One finds ones self wondering how much money Rubio and his gangster buddies are going to make on the sly off this amnesty legislation. Why else would they work so damned hard to push legislation that there can be no possible way they do not know is so unpopular?