ADDED LATER: MY SUPPORT FOR PRICE TRICK WAS UNDONE SOON AFTER THIS WAS PUBLISHED. I was very wrong on that one.
Marietta Daily Journal
Sunday, November 30, 2014
GOP should listen to Price on amnesty
News for pro-enforcement conservatives: If you assumed that the Republican leadership in congress would have a courageous, unified and pro-enforcement ready-to-go response to stop Obama from further subverting the Constitution with his amnesty, there are a few things you should know.
Remember, Obama boasted of his coming amnesty command for months. The GOP wasn’t taken by surprise. It looks like the plan may be to see if Americans will be distracted enough by turkey, “Black Friday” and nightly “Ferguson R-Us” riots to not notice that GOP leadership has done little but unenthusiastically sputter.
And a large part of the plan is to not to offend the liberal media with any wild pro-Constitution talk.
There was an angry, corporate-funded “deferred action for all!” protest rally in Atlanta less than 24 hours after the emperor made his announcement last Thursday. Reminder: The goal is open borders.
How bad is it?
Word is coming out of the U.S. House of Representatives that leadership has plans to allow Obama to carry on with his amnesty. From multiple news outlets: “Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) revealed that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty.”
“They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education and manufacturing,” Bachmann said.
By the way, many illegal aliens amnestied by Obama’s lawless decree would be eligible for earned income tax credits (massive welfare), Social Security, Medicare and other public benefits. But they would all still be illegal aliens. Four million amnestied illegal aliens would cost taxpayers about $2 trillion over their lifetime, reports Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector.
It gets worse. Breitbart News reports that “House Speaker John Boehner requested that President Barack Obama avoid making a “very public push” on immigration during the midterm primaries, according to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.”
Breitbart continues: “Speaking to Chicago Sun Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, Jarrett claimed that the Speaker asked Obama to wait until after the primaries to publicly move with the immigration issue.
“As Sweet notes, the immigration issue during the primaries could have served to make fending off conservative challenges … more difficult.”
For the “I don’t care about politics” readers: Every crisis has a solution. The congressional solution to a rogue Marxist president surrounded by like-minded advisors bent on transforming the America over which they took power is to cut off his funding using the lawful “power of the purse.”
The current federal funding to run the government runs out on Dec. 11. The funding contest is to see who backs up, Obama or the Republicans. Generally put, if the GOP-controlled House sends a spending bill over to the lame-duck Democrat-controlled Senate that fully funds the federal government until the end of the fiscal year, (Sept. 30, 2015) Obama will have all the taxpayer money he needs to easily operate his amnesty for the illegal alien, future Democrat voters.
If the Republican House stands its ground and passes only short term funding to take the government into 2015 — when they will have control of both the House and Senate — they can all work together to ensure that legislation is passed making it impossible for the president to do his amnesty. If he vetoes the bill, parts of the government would shut down.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) has come up with a very convincing combination of the two scenarios above. It is being called “the Price Plan.” Price is the incoming chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee. Speaker Boehner should listen to Price.
The Republican leadership assumption is that A) Americans are too stupid to see that the GOP has the power to stop the amnesty; and B) too stupid to realize if there were any kind of shut-down, it would be because Obama wants amnesty for millions of illegal aliens much more than he wants to keep the U.S. government running.
Republicans should defer action on Obama’s illegal amnesty and re-take power. And voters should speak up.
D.A. King of east Cobb is president of the Dustin Inman Society.
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