Marco Rubio Makes the Case Against His Own Bill

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Since the Gang of Eight introduced its immigration bill in April there have been many compelling arguments made for why the bill should not be enacted. But perhaps the most compelling case was offered up Tuesday morning on Fox and Friends by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

The ubiquitous Mr. Rubio, who has shown a remarkable capacity to make utterly contradictory statements in the very same breath, continued to defend his bill while opining that the experience has demonstrated to him “how little confidence people have that the Federal Government will enforce the law.” Further, Rubio noted, “People don’t trust the Department of Homeland Security to do the job, or to come up with a plan to the job.”

He then acknowledged that his bill gives still more discretion to the Department of Homeland Security not to enforce our immigration laws, adding that he is in “agreement on the discretion part.”

So, if neither he, nor the American people have any confidence that the Obama administration will enforce our immigration laws why, exactly, is he still supporting the bill?

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.

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    nihad mohamed on

    Senator Rubio,,we who vote for you to be a senator,,,we who pay taxes to support your USA basic needs,,,senator Rubio time came for us not to pay taxes on 15 of April we all will make extensions,,,we will not support illegal criminals from our $ taxes,,,, senator Rubio we are not your slaves you order we obey,,.wake up,,USA workers and 22 millions unemployed will all stand against you,,, our internal security is more important than border security 11million criminals will be forced on our lands and protected by gangs amnesty,,, when the biometric exit-enter system is effective 100% first ,,,and when the 22million unemployed find work for their basic life needs,,when all USA citizens have health insurance and better education first then we USA citizens will think of your 11million criminals ,,wake up ,,,wake up Rubio

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    Percy Mervyn on

    The shame I feel for supporting Rubio is overwhelming. I do not trust Rubio let alone the federal government that has lied so many times on amnesty and failed totally in controling it. As for Rubio he ran his senate campaign opposing amnesty and legalization now he favors it. It is my hope he is one and done with no chance of president

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    : A GOOD LOOK at The MUSLIMS !!!!!!
    Genesis 47:13-27 Wow!
    ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS IS WOW!!!
    RECENT VIRGINIA CHURCH SERVICE – STIMULUS SERMON
    I would love to give the Pastor of this predominantly black church in Virginia three cheers. This guy is obviously a leader. Perhaps we should each decide who our real leader is. It is amazing to see that very little has changed in 4,000 years.
    Good morning, brothers and sisters; it’s always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will, to the 47th chapter of Genesis. We’ll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.
    Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us? … (reading) … Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray. So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt , and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great store-houses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.
    So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock- their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey – to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year. But the famine wasn’t over, was it? So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. “There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.” So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to Pharaoh’s government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain.
    What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?
    That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes… That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?
    Yes. But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters! Thus, Israel settled in the land of Egypt , in the land of Goshen . And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.” God provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to government, no, it says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one.
    We see the same thing happening today – the government today wants to “share the wealth” once again, to take it from us and re-distribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as
    it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years ago – as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.
    What Mr. Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then, and it will end the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a “Messiah,” don’t they? Is he a Messiah? A savior? Didn’t the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, “You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh”? Well, I tell you this – I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine; and Mr. OBAMA IS NO MESSIAH! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh. Bow with me in prayer, if you will…
    “Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone. We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be. We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says “And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day…”
    ‘And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters. Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government. In God We Trust…”
    You may consider sharing this with others. If you don’t agree, Just delete. Have a nice day.
    This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. The author’s references to past history are accurate and clear. It’s not a lengthy read, it’s easy to understand, and it’s well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.
    A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When he was asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
    ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’
    We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
    The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
    – It is the fanatics who march.
    – It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide.
    – It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.
    – It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque
    – It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals.
    – It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
    The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.
    Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
    China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
    The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
    And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
    Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
    Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.
    In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.
    In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.
    As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
    Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.
    So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and they also continue to send it on – before it’s too late.
    And we are silent……
    Supreme Court Hears Case Arguing Federal Gov’t Power to Rule Citizens ‘From Cradle to Grave’
    Social Sec? VERY IMPORTANT READ
    WHO died before they collected Social security?
    KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
    READ IT…
    THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!!
    THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!
    WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?
    Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
    Read that again. Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.
    Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.
    If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d
    have $892,919.98.
    If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!
    If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
    Another thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50′s, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.
    THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.
    Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
    Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
    Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?
    We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey.
    And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! And they can’t help our own citizens in New York and New Jersey!
    They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
    Sad isn’t it.
    99% of people won’t have the guts to forward this.
    I’m in the 1% –
    I just did.
    CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS/CANADIANS
    This is certainly ‘food-for-thought’.
    This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. And send it on to everyone.
    Maybe this is why our American/Canadian Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.
    Can a good Muslim be a good American or Canadian?
    This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
    The following is his reply:
    Theologically – no. … Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia ……
    Religiously – no.. . .. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam … (Quran, 2:256) (Koran)
    Scripturally – no. .. .. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
    Geographically – no .. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day..
    Socially – no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews …
    Politically – no… Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
    Domestically – no. .. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34 )
    Intellectually – no… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
    Philosophically – no. . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
    Spiritually – no… Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
    Therefore, after much study and deliberation….perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and good Americans/Canadians. Call it what you wish it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.
    Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
    THE Armed Forces WANT THIS EMAIL TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S. & CANADA .
    Please don’t delete this until you send it on.
    Subject: FW: Ever see a muslim hospital?
    MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America :
    Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital, heard a Muslim orchestra, seen a Muslim band march in a parade, witnessed a Muslim charity, shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout, seen a Muslim Candy Striper, or seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life ????
    The answer is no, you did not. Just ask yourself WHY ?
    Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said:
    > “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of
    America ‘s history.”
    > AN AMERICAN CITIZEN’S RESPONSE:
    Dear Mr. Obama:
    > Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.
    > Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
    > Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?
    Declaration of Independence ? Bill of Rights?
    Didn’t think so.
    Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England? No.
    Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America ? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?
    Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?
    Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops, and accepted support from the Nazi’s in killing Jews.
    Finally, Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 citizens on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.
    No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news network’s that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
    And THAT, Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America.
    Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates.
    > They were Muslim.
    And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan and 2012 when these peaceful religious believers invaded our embassies – American soil, by the way – and killed our ambassador while you Obama, refused to order military help (one hour away) in to save these people.
    That, Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.
    EVERY AMERICAN MUST READ THIS !!
    Be sure to SEND IT TO ALL.
    Muslim Heritage, my foot. If you can’t find time to share this message, consider yourself part of the problem!
    Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism.
    He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the Joint Forces Staff College. The course “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” ,which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.
    They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist. The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged.
    “He had a brilliant career ahead of him. Now, he has been flagged.” – Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center
    “All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under Dempsey’s Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth, no US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive ,or just too informative.” – Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col Dooley)
    The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss Military brass that does not conform to its agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.
    IT’S A SAD DAY FOR THIS COUNTRY WHEN GOOD LOYAL MEN LIKE THIS GET THROWN UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE NOBODY HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP!
    Share this if you would. Lets bring some attention to this.
    • HTCM USN RET J A Graham
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    June 6, 2013 at 4:57 am • Reply
    This is the lady who used bacon strips as bookmarks while reading from the Koran and then she ripped out the pages and burned them……. all on a video. GOD BLESS HER!
    Ann Barnhart is described as “a livestock and grain commodity broker and marketing consultant, American patriot, traditional Catholic, and unwitting counter-revolutionary blogger. ” She has taken on Islam and they have noticed.
    Here is her response to a death threat.
    DEATH THREAT:
    To: annbarnhardt
    I’m going to kill you when I find you. Don’t think I won’t, I know where you and your parents live and all I’ll need is one phone call to kill you all…..mufcadnan123 ———– ———————————–
    ANN’S RESPONSE:
    Re: Watch your back.
    Hello mufcadnan123!
    You don’t need to “find” me. My address is 9175 Kornbrust Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124.
    Luckily for you, there are daily DIRECT FLIGHTS from Heathrow to Denver . Here’s what you will need to do. After arriving at Denver and passing through customs, you will need to catch the shuttle to the rental car facility. Once in your rental car, take Pena Boulevard to I-225 south. Proceed on I-225 south to I-25 south. Proceed south on I-25 to Lincoln Avenue which is exit 193. Turn right (west) onto Lincoln . Proceed west to the fourth light, and turn left (south) onto Ridgegate Boulevard . Proceed south, through the roundabout to Kornbrust Drive .. Turn left onto Kornbrust Drive and then take an immediate right onto Kornbrust Circle . I’m at 9175.
    Just do me one favor. PLEASE wear body armor. I have some new ammunition that I want to try out, and frankly, close-quarter body shots without armor would feel almost unsporting from my perspective. That and the fact that I’m probably carrying a good 50 I.Q. points on you makes it morally incumbent upon me to spot you a tactical advantage.
    However, being that you are a miserable, trembling coward, I realize that you probably are incapable of actually following up on any of your threats without losing control of your bowels and crapping your pants while simultaneously sobbing yourself into hyperventilation. So, how about this: why don’t you contact the main mosque here in Denver and see if some of the local musloids here in town would be willing to carry out your attack for you? (My favorite part below)
    After all, this is what your “perfect man” mohamed did (pig excrement be upon him). You see, mohamed, being a miserable coward and a con artist, would send other men into battle to fight on his behalf. Mohamed would stay at the BACK of the pack and let the stupid, ignorant suckers like you that he had conned into his political cult do the actual fighting and dying. Mohamed would then fornicate with the dead men’s wives and children. You should follow mohamed’s example! Here is the contact info for the main mosque here in Denver :
    Masjid Abu Bakr
    Imam Karim Abu Zaid
    2071 South Parker Road
    Denver, CO 80231
    Phone: 303-696-9800
    I’m sure they would be delighted to hear from you. Frankly, I’m terribly disappointed that not a SINGLE musloid here in the United States has made ANY attempt to rape and behead me. But maybe I haven’t made myself clear enough, so let me do that right now.
    I will NEVER, EVER, EVER submit to islam. I will fight islam with every fiber of my being for as long as I live because islam is pure satanic evil. If you are really serious about islam dominating the United States and the world, you are going to have to come through me. You are going to have to kill me. Good luck with that. And understand that if you or some of your musloid boyfriends do actually manage to kill me, The Final Crusade will officially commence five minutes later, and then, despite your genetic mental retardation, you will be made to understand with crystal clarity what the word “defeat” means. Either way, I win, so come and get it.

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    MARCO RUBIO, IS GIVING TOP PRIORITY TO AMERICAN PEOPLE. NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS, YOU GET IT!!! ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE ABUSED THE AMERICAN SYSTEM, THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM, THEY WANT FREEBIES, WANT FREE EDUCATION, WELFARE, STAMPS, HOUSING, ETC,ETC. THEY FAKE PAPERS, THEY STOLE AMERICAN JOBS. THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ONE TIME THEY ENTERED ILLEGALLY TO THE COUNTRY THEY ARE CRIMINALS BY AMERICAN LAW. ONE QUESTION, WHAT THE ILLEGAL ALIENS EXPECT AFTER THEY BROKE THE AMERICAN LAW?? OF COURSE THEY HAVE BEEN DEPORTED RIGHT AWAY. THE AMNESTY COST $ 6.3 TRILLION DOLLARS. WHO IS GOING TO PAY THIS AMOUNT????? WE, THE TAXPAYERS WE ARE GOING TO PAY THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY ??? NO WAY,NO WAY, NO WAY, NO WAY………………………….
    ILLEGAL ALIENS, ALL OF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM AND PROTEST IN AMERICA. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO CLAIM IN PROTEST IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY. WELCOME TO GO HOME!!!!!!!

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    I feel so foolish for thinking he was the one to help guide the conservative movement. Not only is he so naive to believe that after they are given legal status that Washington would complete the fence and other things to close the border but the illegals would then be able to collect the Earned Income Tax Credit. This would put thousands into their pockets every year that would come directly from us taxpayers.

    And one more thing. From coming from a proud construction working family and seeing our wages going down for the last 20 years because of the influx of cheap labor I get so angry every time I hear “they only do jobs that Americans don’t want”. Trust me we want those jobs!!!!!!

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    I think it is good that Rubio sees the very valid reasons that he shouldn’t support his own bill. Our economy is in shambles and we can’t afford to absorb 11 million illegal aliens into it and give them the benefits that citizens have paid for through payroll deductions. These trespassers have paid NOTHING into the system, and they will suck it dry. I believe Rubio was trying to score points with the Latino vote, but this was really NOT a good idea. No consideration to all those people who applied to enter the US LEGALLY has ever been mentioned. Is the US government going to **** THEM out to dry, too? This is an amnesty bill regardless of what Rubio or anyone else says. It is the worst sort of racial pandering and the bill should and must be defeated.

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      Dave….These trespassers have paid a lot into the system. Most have the same deductions taken out of their checks as you or I do. Think of how many undocumented workers are employed by very large corporations especially in the restaurant sector. Do you really think that these corporations are paying these people under the table? As undocumented workers they are not eligible to receive most of the government benefits available to American citizens. For example they pay into Social Security and Unemployment Insurance but cannot collect. Yes, children who are born here qualify for Medicaid but parents do not.

      I realize that opinion on this website runs contrary to my own, but I must emphasize the fact that we need these people in our workforce. The reasons for this are too numerous to state here and would not be believed by most readers. I encourage everyone to delve deeper into the economics of the situation as seen by many noted economists and give a second thought to the knee-jerk reaction of calling it “AMNESTY”.

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        Sue–you blew your own comment when you justified more than 12 million people breaking the law in our country is OK because of ‘economics’????? Think again–in Texas illegal aliens have multiple IDs, receive food stamps, plus $700 a month–and it is not only PER FAMILY—It is PER FAMILY MEMBER. Go to one of our Emergency Rooms–if you pay for your own insurance and for your family–you wait in line AFTER an illegal obtains medical services–services that are funded by American taxpayers. Taxpayers–legal Americans who work—PAY FOR SERVICES, FOOD, EDUCATION, AND HEALTH CARE for people here illegally from another country…Amazing that you do not once mention the crime statistics for this group…nor the devastation of American families have faced because of robberies, shootings, murders, etc. by individuals and gangs in this group. They are breaking more than one law…

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    sherri palmer on

    I have been saying for years, that this country should not ever let in high numbers of legal immigrants. We should never have more of someone else than we have of Americans because it destroys our culture and political system. And, if we let legal immigrants in who have higher birth rates than Americans, we definitely need to let in fewer of them and not every year. We definitely should never give amnesty to illegals no matter where they are from, but in particular to illegals from south of the border. They have been breaching our sovereignty forever and they know that we have immigration laws, they want to get around them and ahead of those waiting legally. This is very unfair. It is also unfair to Americans to have to financially support them. As it is we are already supporting a do nothing Congress. Congress is nothing more than a bunch of idiots who do not think logically, but they sure know how to cash their paychecks.

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      YA HOO! I am 58 and still make under $30,000 a year. Between taxes, paying my share of health, dental & eye ins., a small 6% for retirement, I receive about 51% of gross earnings. As a rule, I make too much money to get help. Senior citizens may make $1.00 over “the limit” for help. Sure hope someone with some good old common sense would step up and tell congress a thing or two! Thanks for letting me “VENT”!

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    sherri palmer on

    May,30,2013, FOX had a piece on FL food stamp program and FL wants to incr use of the program by $1 B / a year.
    an illegal mother who swam across the rio grande of 7 gets govt housing, soc sec of $700 a month, electricity subsidy, medicade, medications, food stamps, This of course adds to our national debt x 33 million plus. I work for a living and raised 2 college grads w/o a penny from the govt…oh, I forgot plus I am paying for all of her freebies! These politicians should be horse whipped! They let anybody in and then want to give them amnesty so we can continue to financially support them . Does anyone know if we pay for their funeral expenses as well? I cannot seem to get an answer anywhere! As soon as they come in, there asses should be kicked out! I have called all week to congress to instill in them that they should use new technology to build an impenetrable fence, then we should send the big arse in the WH along with his followers to mexico!

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    Actions speak louder than words these so called representatives of the people have, thru their own arrogance, decided that they have the right to inform you how you will live and what you will do. The actions they have tried to force upon the people, legal citizens, of this country are a violation of the laws and the rights of the people and a violation of common sense. Make no mistake about it your future and you childrens future is at stake. Allowing this type of violation of the right of the legal citizens of this nation and of common sense will cause the destruction of this nation and OUR future. The government can NOT be trusted to what is in the best interest of the people of this nation and they can NOT be trusted to tell the people the TRUTH.

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    Linda R. Harrison on

    Let us look at the way things are now with ILLEGALS “ARRESTABLE OFFENCES” . ALL OF THE ILLEGALS GET HEALTH CARE, FOOD STAMPS OR A CARD THAT ALL OF THEM CAN GET ANYTHING. EDUCATION ETC. JUST BECAUSE OF THE VOTE FROM BOTH PARTIES AND EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL SO EVERYTHING IS OK. THEY DO NOT EVEN CONCIDER RIGHT OR WRONG. THEY IN ESSANCE ALREDY HAVE AMNESTY AND LAW ABIDING PEOPLE ARE BEING PUNISHED BY HAVING TO STAY IN LINE AND NOT COME TO THIS COUNTRY AND THEY DO NOT HAVE THE PRIVALIGES THAT THE UNLAWFUL ILLEGALS HAVE. FOR 20~25 YEARS BOTH PARTIES COULD HAVE SECURED THE BOADER AND WE WOULD NOT HAVE 11~20 MILLION ILLEGALS HERE. NOW DO YOU BELEIVE THAT ANY OF THEM WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND SECURE THE BOADER??? WELL I DO NOT!!!!!! ALL OF THEM HAVE AN ANGLE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR PARTY AS THEY ALL HAVE PROMISED SO MUCH TO SO MANY PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN NOT FIX THE BOADER. THEY SHOULD FIX THE BOADER PERIOD AND DO NOT TELL ME WE CAN NOT SEND THEM BACK AND LET THEM COME IN BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. IF IT IS GOING TO COST AT LEAST 1 TRILLION DOLLARS TO PASS SOME KIND OF BILL THAT WILL NOT CHANGE ONE THING THEN WE CAN ROUND THEM UP AND/OR MAKE IT WHERE THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY. LET YOUR SENATE AND CONGRESS KNOW WE DO NOT WANT ANY OF THEIR COVERED UP AMNESTY JUST BOADER SECURITY.

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      Most Americans agree. This is a matter of national security and yes they can defend our borders, we have a military. It is time for the military to defend their soil, our military needs to be defending our borders and when an invader breeches our border they should be shot. One month, that is all it would take and the invaders would discontinue their invasion of this country. Make no mistake about it, these people are taking over America. In the end, if the gov does not stop this invasion , I believe Americans will.

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    The GOP should be hunting for a candidate that can present a clear and forceful message in the 2016 elections. We do not need more of what has happened to our country in the past 5 + years. Our government is in a great big mess and loses creditbility on a daily basis. Marc Rubio is not the one and questionable if he even qualifies becasue is father was not a US citizen when he was born. We know that Obama is not qualified but is protected by the main media and judges and politicians are too afraid to be labeled birthers

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    It looks like the formation of the DHLS was a mistake. Bundleing ICE with Customs and Border Patrol has not worked so well. As far as the “Gang of ” goes, I have a problem with anything that is governmental having a gang label on it. The Amnesty bill is full of holes and unenforceable. Secure the border by completing the remaining 700 mile plus double fence and more border agents, wait until the dust settles? We have an administration that is only looking at future voters to further promote their liberalism.

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    David Robles on

    America is being Sacrifice, for the sake of the all Mighty Vote. Wrong is Wrong illegal is illegal , Commom Sense America.

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    Even though Rubio is Hispanic/Cuban or whatever there must be Caucasian in him somewhere because he continues to speak with a forked tongue. He tries to get it right but something clicks and flips back again In my humble opinion, he is a typical politician trying to please both sides of an issue and pleases no one. After what has been happening in D.C., I don’t trust him or any politician any longer. Especially Sgt. Schultz in the white house.(Did you get this NSA, CIA, FBI, Holder, IRS)?

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    How many times do we have to say ” NO AMNESTY ”
    Enforce the laws that are not now enforced !

    How do people vote for these Politicians who are so eager to destroy America ???????

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    THIS IS NOT JUST A BAD BILL—IT WILL DESTROY AMERICA—KILL S-744
    This is not like OBAMA care. IT CAN’T BE UNDONE!
    Rubio-Ryan Radio Ads: How Stupid do you Think We Are?

    If S 744 is so great why does the Gang of 8 the Senate Judiciary committee Members lie about it?

    I have called at least 6 of the gang of 8 senators and they all claim that S 744 is Secure Border first then amnesty. This is a lie and to verify the lie read lines 19 through 25, page 10 and lines 1 through 4, page 11 of S 744.which shows amnesty first and maybe never border security. If the 90 % effective is not met after 5 years we will appoint a commission!

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      I totally agree. When folks like you and me tell people this bill will destroy America, many people think we are blowing it out of proportion, but if this bill passes you will see America quickly turn into a third world country that will look more like Mexico than America.

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    Barbara J Greives on

    Hey! Look! A Cuban rendition of oblowhole! Will wonders never cease? Or is this the “true” Rubio showing its ugly head? Or maybe you just can’t get politicians to tell the truth or speak a straight answer! I love the part how he knows the American people do NOT trust the government, yet he still pushes a bill that the likes of which has been voted down three times by the majority of American voters. Yet the government goes on like we voters don’t even exist! Wonder where they think the tax money is coming from. Unless they just print more when they need it!

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    Consider this possibility: What if……….Those with a lot of money and influence and wanting a form of amnesty crafted S-744 to be so egregious that even the Senate and the Main Stream Media could not sell it to the people of America.

    And, those same influential groups, collaborated with Senate members to introduce S-744 in the Senate with the express purpose of having a second bill introduced in the House of Representatives that still met their goals but the House Bill being viewed as the lesser of two evils and therefore more acceptable to the voters.

    Should this be the case, perhaps the House version of amnesty will appear about the time the Senate amnesty is up for a vote. Since that is about June 10th we can look for the House version about the week of June 10th.

    Make no mistake, this is about power and money. It has absolutely nothing to do with what is best for America.

    Zack Taylor, Chairman and Border Security Expert
    National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO.org)

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      Kurt Van Luven on

      I was wondering if they would. I am Libertarian because I reasoned that “The lesser of two evils is still EVIL”.
      Also, freedom is popular. My brother is still in Customs. Pray for him as I do all our men down there.

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      I realized this truth a long time ago. I fear that this is going to end in a revolt. All of this is happening because we allowed gov , in particular , the fed, to take more power than they should have been allowed.

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    cynthia curran on

    Rubio is a slick salesmen, he could careless what he is selling as long as he’s getting paid. The fact that he’s short selling the amnesty at the moment only identifies that he’s not paid on commission when the deal closes. Which means his clients were not so smart. Adelson and the Chamber of Commerce should have treated Rubio like a Realtor, and pay only when the deal closes.mRepublicans always pick on Addison since he is Jewish. The Biggest money for anmsty on the Republican side is the Koch brothers that promoted a month ago. They give the most money to the Republican Party not Addison.

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      Lol! The first time I saw him he made me think of a used car salesman(no offense to the honest ones ) – he literally made my skin crawl.

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    Amnesty Rose on

    It sounds like Rubio has given up, but I don’t think we should be fooled. We’ve still got a major battle on our hands, we’re up against the biggest economic interests in our country as well as the Democrat Party and LaRaza.

    Rubio is a slick salesmen, he could careless what he is selling as long as he’s getting paid. The fact that he’s short selling the amnesty at the moment only identifies that he’s not paid on commission when the deal closes. Which means his clients were not so smart. Adelson and the Chamber of Commerce should have treated Rubio like a Realtor, and pay only when the deal closes.

    I’m mad as hell what Rubio put us through, without Rubio, the amnesty wouldn’t have gotten this far. None the less, Rubio is dead to Conservatives now.
    I guess it’s a good thing for us that he outed himself early in his career. Rubio really shot himself in the foot on this one.

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      THAT’S NOT TRUTH, RUBIO IS A SALESMAN. RUBIO IS A GREAT CONSERVATIVE. WHO IS LA RAZA?? THEY ARE GOD??? WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF LATINOS.
      THIS IS AMERICAN COUNTRY!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! IN GOD WE TRUST!!!!!!

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    Because he’s a flaming idiot like the other seven, and the cheesy one in the WH!