The LuLac Edition #2343, January 29th, 2013
SENATE PASSES SANDY BILLFinally the United State Senate approved the bill to get federal aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. For those of you who forgot, “Sandy” came along just before Halloween. 13 weeks it took the Legislative branch to get this done! But the Senate couldn’t move until it voted down a bill that the House passed which would have required revenue be matched for the aid. In effect, the Republican party was holding the storm victims hostage because they are the “pay as you go” guys. Interesting. They weren’t “pay as you go” proponents when they were funding two undeclared wars on a credit card were they?
IMMIGRATIONPresident Obama proposed an immigration reform bill today. Look out for the crazy Facebook talk about how illegals will get free health care, welfare, hookers, guns, booze., whatever the hell they want as long as we pay the bill. The GOP is falling in line with this, not because they care about fairness, the growth of our country or anything noble. John McCain said it best on “Face The Nation” Sunday. It was all about the Election results and the President’s 71% margin among Hispanic voters. The GOP is coming to this party about 15 years too late. During the late 90s, two Governors, Jeb Bush of Florida and George W. Bush of Texas were pushing comprehensive immigration reform. So it is not as if no one in the Republican party recognized this.
A former co worker of mine, who was a citizen, born in this country to an illegal a man paying taxes and living as an American was a big Bush supporter in 2000 and 2004. But in 2008, he went for Obama because the Tea Party, the zealots and the bigots high jacked the GOP immigration agenda. Now the party of Lincoln is reduced to Marco Rubio saying on the Senate floor that immigration should not become a political football. Pretty weak defense for the actions of his brethren the last decade.
(Photo: Isiah Carey blogsite)