…Details remain fuzzy, but numerous Republicans argued afterward that they had secured a 215-213 win on their motion to bar undocumented immigrants from receiving any federal funds apportioned in the agricultural spending bill for employment or rental assistance. Democrats, however, argued the measure was deadlocked at 214-214 and failed, members and aides on both sides of the aisle said afterward.
One GOP aide saw McNulty gavel the vote to a close after receiving a signal from his leaders — but before reading the official tally. And votes continued to shift even after he closed the roll call — a strange development in itself.
…When Democrats finally moved to consider the spending bill as the last vote of the night, furious Republicans left the chamber en masse to protest the maneuver. The House eventually recessed at 11:18 p.m. But Republicans quickly discovered that there was no longer any record of the controversial vote and immediately charged Democrats with erasing the bad result.
So, here we are again as a nation with the sly, sneaky weasel works by Liberals ever-advancing the deeds (federal funding spent on illegal aliens in our nation) that the U.S. voters by a large outcry recently have demanded be put to an end.
To state the obvious, federal funding is the money collected from U.S. taxpayers and the taxpayers do not want their money supporting illegal aliens in our nation and enabling illegal immigration to our nation.
If individuals through private funds want to donate to whoever they chose, they can and they do. But when the financial source is federal, that’s an issue for the voters to decide and it sure looks like the majority of us voters have decided we don’t want it spent on maintaining, servicing and/or inducing these problems of illegal immigration and illegal aliens in our nation.
Instead, the Democrats (and, to be fair, the RINOs in Congress and the Executive Branch, mainly President Bush) have waged a level of affrontery on voters by opposing the voter opinion and continuing to try to funnel federal dollars to programs that are then accessed by illegal aliens.
This is not an issue of charity by voters — the United States taxpayers are among the most generous in the world — but an issue of national security, one of utmost importance to most of us citizens here in the United States (who, by the way, the House of Representatives is elected to represent).
We cannot maintain the premise of national security while engaged in war (or, at any other time, with a few changes) and not secure our borders, no, and not penalize those who illegally enter and/or remain in our nation. We cannot maintain a serious posture as to law enforcement while not enforcing our laws; the existing immigration laws — which include deportation of illegal aliens and financial penalties and even imprisonment for those who traffic in and employ illegal aliens — if enforced, would go a long way to securing our nation and resolving many of our existing problems as to border and immigration insecurity and the many liabilities that result because of that.
Providing federal funding to illegal aliens subsidizes and maintains — if not continues to incentivize — illegal immigration, and, worse, it places the financial and resource liabilities of an ever-burgeoning illegal alien population upon us citizens and the U.S. taxpayers while those who profit from this illegal group of employees suffer none of the liabilities instead.
It’s entirely inequitable, not credible and unsupportable in process and in theory and Congress is by this point well aware that the vast majority of U.S. voters/citizens do not approve of federal funds being accessed by illegal aliens, nor accessed by those who profit and traffic in them.
And, lastly, we will never realize a functioning, secure “guest worker program” in the U.S. until and unless we resolve the existing problems first — deport illegal aliens, increasingly prevent more from arriving here, disallow illegal aliens from receiving federal funds and discontinue the abuses of the Fourteenth Amendment (which does not include automatic U.S. citizenship for children born on U.S. soil to illegal alien parents, yet has and is being miscarried to accomplish the very thing it was written to disallow: U.S. citizenship granted if a child is born on U.S. soil to illegal alien parents — the intent and purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment is to grant citizenship to children ONLY when they are born on U.S. soil to a parent who is a U.S. citizen, and only then).
The Democrats are fools, they’re crooks, they appear quite desperate to stick it to the taxpayers by hook, crook or phoney record.