Senator Corker's Benchmarks for Border Security Measure Intentions, Not Results
Rush Limbaugh Transcript June 21, 2013
...Okay, now let's move on to something else that's related to this. You know and I know that this 13-year waiting period where they grant illegals the "pathway," but they are not granting them citizenship for 13 years... They can't vote for 13 years. They can't get benefits for 13 years. We've often theorized here on the program, that that 13 years isn't gonna last because a few hours after the bill is signed, Democrats are gonna find the nearest camera and talk about how unfair that is.
"Why, we -- we just put 'em on the pathway to citizenship! We just told 'em that they're legal, for all intents and purposes, and then they can't vote for 13 years? They can't get Obamacare for 13 years? How fair is that?" and then they make a move. It's already happened. There's an op-ed in The Politico today by a senator from Hawaii: "Imagine that you buy homeowner's insurance, but the policy won't cover your house if it catches fire until 13 years after you start paying premiums.
"That would obviously not be fair. But that is exactly the situation in which people on the pathway to citizenship will find themselves because of restrictions in the Senate immigration bill, S.744." So the Democrats are already starting to build the case for federal benefits for illegal immigrants long before the 13-year waiting period is concluded. They're already doing it. They're not even waiting. They're already laying the groundwork for it.
"What are wrong are the policies in the bill that prohibit most immigrant taxpayers from being able to use federal safety net programs for at least 13 years, the minimum length of time on the pathway. Their taxes pay for these programs but they can't use them. That is profoundly unfair." So we already have the table being set to overturn or dump the 13-year requirement. Now, the bill will be voted on, if it is, and it will pass with this 13 years in there. But this piece by the Democrat senator from Hawaii...
And I would pronounce her name but it's printed out so small I don't want to make a stab at this. I'm not sure of her name, so I don't want to be accused of making fun or purposely mispronouncing it, but she's new. I think she replaced Senator Akaka. If she didn't replace Senator Akaka, then she replaced Senator Inouye. Mazie, I think, is her first name. It's M-a-z-i-e. Anyway... So you see, folks, they're already starting now to work on this 13 years.
I'm telling you, that that 13-year pathway to citizenship isn't gonna matter a hill of beans. It isn't gonna hold up. It isn't gonna last. Here you have a Democrat who's gonna vote for the bill. This Democrat is gonna vote for the bill, and she's already jerking tears from people about how unfair it is. (paraphrased) "We put 'em on the pathway, and we deny them the safety net while their taxes are pay for it? That isn't fair!" I thought, by the way -- and I know I'm right about this -- that illegals already get welfare benefits.
I know Obama's Aunt Zeituni is getting them. She's been live in public housing for decades. Aunt Zeituni, Obama's Aunt Zeituni. She wrote about it. She got welfare, free hip replacements while she was an illegal alien. Mazie Hirono is the name of the senator from Hawaii who has written this piece. She says, "We should all want immigrants to be successful, start businesses and continue contributing to the economy.
"However, few people would use their life savings to start a business if they think their children will go hungry or go without healthcare if the business fails. The safety net programs exist so people can take risks to improve their economic circumstances." What in the world...? Get this, folks. "We should all want immigrants to be successful, start businesses and continue contributing to the economy.
"However, few people would use their life savings to start a business if they think their children will go hungry or go without healthcare if the business fails," and that's why we need welfare? How many of you who have started small businesses planned on using welfare if it failed?....
Who in the world is she talking about? How many of you who have thought about or have started small businesses planned on using welfare if it didn't work to feed your families? So we want the illegals to come here, get on the pathway, and we want 'em to start businesses, but if it doesn't work they've gotta be able to go on welfare. This is ignorant. Well, no. It's probably what they think life should be or is like.
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The Gang of Nine: It's Obama's Bill
Rush Limbaugh Transcript June 21, 2013
Then there is this story: "Thirteen female senators in favor of 'comprehensive immigration reform' introduced a so-called 'female amendment' on Wednesday to the Gang of Eight's immigration bill in an attempt to garner the support of more women voters. The amendment would create a 'Tier 3' point system that would add 30,000 more visas without reducing the number of visas in other merit-based tiers.
"Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) teamed up with 10 other Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), to sponsor the bill. ... They claimed employment-based visas 'favor men over women by nearly a four-to-one margin as they place a premium on male-dominated fields like engineering and computer science.'" So what these women want is language that doesn't ace women immigrants out of the green card process. Of course, I shared with you Mazie Hirono's column saying (summarized), "We can't let 13 years go by here without granting 'em welfare benefits. We can't let 13 years go by! We can't do that. That's unfair to make them wait 13 years."
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