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The list of rino senators who voted yes for amnesty

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
John McCain, Ariz.
Jeff Flake, Ariz.
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Susan Collins, Maine
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Dean Heller, Nevada
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Jeffrey Chiesa, N.J.
John Hoeven, N.D.
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Orrin Hatch, Utah


Lamar is up for re-election in 14 I sure wont be voting for his sorry ass.Corker is a sell out too.I am very disappointed.Sick of all of these career politicians they are all friggin sell outs.

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tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Here are the pubs that voted no

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)


Im sorry ladies that both of my senators that I voted for are friggin sell outs.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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Why does "bipartisan" mean "rino"?   Isn't that what the two sides are meant to do?  Work together?

(souce)

THIRTEEN to five. That was the lopsided vote by which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the immigration-reform bill it has been working on for the past few weeks. All ten of the committee’s Democrats voted for the bill, along with three Republicans, in spite of much greater scepticism in their party on the subject. If that sort of margin were repeated on the Senate floor, the bill would waft through the chamber with about 70 votes in favour.

Whatever the margin, the Senate’s approval looks a safe bet. Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, promised not to oppose a floor debate, currently slated for next month. There were no serious ruptures among the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” who drafted the bill as the committee worked its way through over 100 amendments, many of which were designed to sow dissent. That bodes well for their efforts to shepherd the bill through the Senate as a whole. The Democratic majority on the committee, meanwhile, resisted the temptation to make the bill so liberal as to put off wavering Republicans: Patrick Leahy, the chairman, withdrew a potential deal-breaker in the form of an amendment to allow gay Americans to sponsor their partners for visas.

So is immigration reform all but admitted, so to speak? Alas, not at all. Its prospects in the House look much dicier. Last year it ignored several bills on much less controversial subjects that the Senate passed with big, bipartisan majorities. A Gang of Eight-like group is haggling over a bill in the House, too, and claims to have reached an agreement in principle. But they have not unveiled a bill, apparently because disputes remain over a scheme to admit low-skilled workers and over a ban on immigrants receiving government benefits. In general, the House, with its Republican majority, is much more hostile to any clemency for America’s 11m-odd illegal immigrants, including the 13-year-long “path to citizenship” for most of them included in the Senate bill. And there is always the nagging fear that Democrats would not mind that much if obstreperous Republican objections were seen to sink reforms just a year before mid-term elections. There are plenty of twists left on the path to the path, as it were.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Quoting tnmomofive:

Lamar is up for re-election in 14 I sure wont be voting for his sorry ass.

You realise that this sort of reaction is likely to kill any electoral advantage with the hispanic demographic that the Republicans might have won by acting reasonably?

Talk about an own goal.


tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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Pfft if it was a bill that would REALLY implement stronger borders and the enforcement of our immigration laws then yeah id consider it 'bi partisan' this is not.Guarantee the thing is full of pork and these two jackasses wanted their part.

Quoting Clairwil:

Why does "bipartisan" mean "rino"?   Isn't that what the two sides are meant to do?  Work together?

(souce)

THIRTEEN to five. That was the lopsided vote by which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the immigration-reform bill it has been working on for the past few weeks. All ten of the committee’s Democrats voted for the bill, along with three Republicans, in spite of much greater scepticism in their party on the subject. If that sort of margin were repeated on the Senate floor, the bill would waft through the chamber with about 70 votes in favour.

Whatever the margin, the Senate’s approval looks a safe bet. Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, promised not to oppose a floor debate, currently slated for next month. There were no serious ruptures among the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” who drafted the bill as the committee worked its way through over 100 amendments, many of which were designed to sow dissent. That bodes well for their efforts to shepherd the bill through the Senate as a whole. The Democratic majority on the committee, meanwhile, resisted the temptation to make the bill so liberal as to put off wavering Republicans: Patrick Leahy, the chairman, withdrew a potential deal-breaker in the form of an amendment to allow gay Americans to sponsor their partners for visas.

So is immigration reform all but admitted, so to speak? Alas, not at all. Its prospects in the House look much dicier. Last year it ignored several bills on much less controversial subjects that the Senate passed with big, bipartisan majorities. A Gang of Eight-like group is haggling over a bill in the House, too, and claims to have reached an agreement in principle. But they have not unveiled a bill, apparently because disputes remain over a scheme to admit low-skilled workers and over a ban on immigrants receiving government benefits. In general, the House, with its Republican majority, is much more hostile to any clemency for America’s 11m-odd illegal immigrants, including the 13-year-long “path to citizenship” for most of them included in the Senate bill. And there is always the nagging fear that Democrats would not mind that much if obstreperous Republican objections were seen to sink reforms just a year before mid-term elections. There are plenty of twists left on the path to the path, as it were.



Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Quoting tnmomofive:

Guarantee the thing is full of pork and these two jackasses wanted their part.

Maybe it is.  I've not read it.

But you appear to be assuming it MUST be full of pork, solely because you disagree with the compromise reached.


tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM


I would be willing to bet on it.Besides as I said any bill that does not strictly say our borders will be A LOT more secure and that our current laws will start to be enforced again is a bullshit bill and there should be NO amnesty granted.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting tnmomofive:

Guarantee the thing is full of pork and these two jackasses wanted their part.

Maybe it is.  I've not read it.

But you appear to be assuming it MUST be full of pork, solely because you disagree with the compromise reached.




DSamuels
by Gold Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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Both mine voted against it. That's why I voted them into office! 

clapping

Quoting tnmomofive:

Here are the pubs that voted no

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)


Im sorry ladies that both of my senators that I voted for are friggin sell outs.


DSamuels
by Gold Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Oh yeah, it's full of pork. Most bills are now.

From Breitbart, but it's talking about a USA Today story.

Lobbyists for resorts, au pair agencies, and the seafood industry successfully slipped special-interest perks into the Senate immigration bill, reports USA Today. And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) successfully fought to include in the bill a $1.5 billion taxpayer-funded set aside for youth jobs programs.

The revelations are just the latest in what is shaping up to be a pork-laden immigration bill, says Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

You're left with a bill that's chockfull of de facto earmarks, pork-barrel spending and special interest sweeteners, a bill that increase the on-budget deficit, but fails to guarantee a border that's secure and offers only promises, which historically Congress has been very, very, very, very bad about keeping,” said Cornyn on Wednesday.

USA Today says the resort and au pair agency language will be a boon to these businesses:

The changes to the bill follow aggressive lobbying by resorts, au pair agencies and other industries that rely on the J-1 cultural-exchange visa program, which allows foreigners to enter the USA through 14 categories, ranging from interns to visiting scholars. The largest number, nearly 92,000 last year, entered as part of the summer-work travel category, federal records show. An additional 18,000 worked as camp counselors and nearly 14,000 as au pairs.

Businesses that hire these visa holders save money because they don't have to pay unemployment taxes, Medicare or Social Security. Participants must also have their own health insurance, another cost savings.

Cornyn also blasted what he calls the “Alaska seafood special”—language slipped into the bill by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) that will allow seafood processors to hire young foreign workers through a summer work travel program.

Cornyn is not alone in decrying the immigration bill’s taxpayer-funded crony giveaways to favored industries. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the bill is so riddled with corporate concessions that it “reads like a Christmas wish list for Haliburton.”

Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle also reported on the bill’s inclusion of a crony capitalism casino kickback to Las Vegas casinos. Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) successfully inserted the language.

The Senate is expected to vote on the immigration bill as early as Thursday.

Quoting tnmomofive:


I would be willing to bet on it.Besides as I said any bill that does not strictly say our borders will be A LOT more secure and that our current laws will start to be enforced again is a bullshit bill and there should be NO amnesty granted.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting tnmomofive:

Guarantee the thing is full of pork and these two jackasses wanted their part.

Maybe it is.  I've not read it.

But you appear to be assuming it MUST be full of pork, solely because you disagree with the compromise reached.





4kidz916
by Gold Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Glad to see that Burr voted against it. 

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Jun. 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM
The double fence concept is the biggest most useless pork in this whole debate.

Quoting DSamuels:

Oh yeah, it's full of pork. Most bills are now.

From Breitbart, but it's talking about a USA Today story.

Lobbyists for resorts, au pair agencies, and the seafood industry successfully slipped special-interest perks into the Senate immigration bill, reports USA Today. And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) successfully fought to include in the bill a $1.5 billion taxpayer-funded set aside for youth jobs programs.

The revelations are just the latest in what is shaping up to be a pork-laden immigration bill, says Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

You're left with a bill that's chockfull of de facto earmarks, pork-barrel spending and special interest sweeteners, a bill that increase the on-budget deficit, but fails to guarantee a border that's secure and offers only promises, which historically Congress has been very, very, very, very bad about keeping,” said Cornyn on Wednesday.

USA Today says the resort and au pair agency language will be a boon to these businesses:

The changes to the bill follow aggressive lobbying by resorts, au pair agencies and other industries that rely on the J-1 cultural-exchange visa program, which allows foreigners to enter the USA through 14 categories, ranging from interns to visiting scholars. The largest number, nearly 92,000 last year, entered as part of the summer-work travel category, federal records show. An additional 18,000 worked as camp counselors and nearly 14,000 as au pairs.

Businesses that hire these visa holders save money because they don't have to pay unemployment taxes, Medicare or Social Security. Participants must also have their own health insurance, another cost savings.

Cornyn also blasted what he calls the “Alaska seafood special”—language slipped into the bill by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) that will allow seafood processors to hire young foreign workers through a summer work travel program.

Cornyn is not alone in decrying the immigration bill’s taxpayer-funded crony giveaways to favored industries. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the bill is so riddled with corporate concessions that it “reads like a Christmas wish list for Haliburton.”

Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle also reported on the bill’s inclusion of a crony capitalism casino kickback to Las Vegas casinos. Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) successfully inserted the language.

The Senate is expected to vote on the immigration bill as early as Thursday.

Quoting tnmomofive:


I would be willing to bet on it.Besides as I said any bill that does not strictly say our borders will be A LOT more secure and that our current laws will start to be enforced again is a bullshit bill and there should be NO amnesty granted.


Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting tnmomofive:

Guarantee the thing is full of pork and these two jackasses wanted their part.

Maybe it is.  I've not read it.

But you appear to be assuming it MUST be full of pork, solely because you disagree with the compromise reached.







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