Boehner: "Obamacare is law of the land"

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Naksuthin wrote:

All that fire and heat turned out to be nothing more than a puff of smoke. Republicans should have spent their time doing something useful instead of wasting everyones time opposing a program they are now going to accpet

Nov 08, 2012 8:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

Imagine what could have been accomplished in this country the Republicans had tried to compromise instead of dedicating 4 years to the sole goal of making sure Obama did not get a 2nd tour.

Well guess what? He did get a 2nd term so all they did was damage the country by being the Party of NO.

Nov 08, 2012 8:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
msdds1 wrote:

Amen

Nov 08, 2012 11:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
msdds1 wrote:

Amen

Nov 08, 2012 11:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
msdds1 wrote:

Amen

Nov 08, 2012 11:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
msdds1 wrote:

Amen

Nov 08, 2012 11:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Saywhaaaaa wrote:

We’ll see if Boehner truly tries to be a leader for the country or a slave to the Tea Party and Mitch McConnell. For all the talk of Romney/Ryan 2012 and the need to cross the aisle the Repubs never reached across the aisle or compromised and embraced the word “NO” and the image of a kid pouting in the corner who couldn’t get his way. McConnell made the Republican Party’s priority politics of making sure Obama served one-term and nothing else. Many of Reagan’s policies are left of Obama’s if today’s repubs knew any history and the major difference is Reagan was never concerned with the deficit and tripled the debt during his time in office and added over a million govt jobs. Wasted a lot of money but the influx of federal money and the increase in govt jobs helped bring down the unemployment rate and increased production in this country. And the recession during Reagan’s years was nothing compared to the 2008 recession/depression.

Nov 09, 2012 2:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
bladesaint wrote:

I TOTALLY LOVE being forced to pay for something I dont want! Thanks libtards! I now have to work harder for less because of YOU!

Nov 09, 2012 3:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Greenspan2 wrote:

What a sick society would attempt to deny health care to the national populace. And those attempting to deny health benefits to others, not only while receiving tax free employee health benefits, but while also claiming to be good Christians and Americans. How sick. How absolutely disgusting. It makes on sick to the stomach.

Nov 09, 2012 3:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
taximan72 wrote:

bladesaint, you are typical as to what is wrong with this society, you think that you should get thousands of dollars of services, for the few hundred you pay out. Yes, as a member of a society, you must pay. Want to pay little tax, move to Zimbabwe. I am sick and tired of the selfish people who are so self-centred, that it is only about them. That is what happens when parents do not teach their children any values.

Nov 09, 2012 3:25am EST  --  Report as abuse

@bladesaint- Yeah, you don’t want it until you get sick!

Just like you don’t want FEMA and “big government” until YOUR house gets mowed over and blown away by a tornado or hurricane (or earthquake).

And enough with the childish, derogatory appellations, when referring to those with whom you disagree.

Nov 09, 2012 3:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tony2238 wrote:

Zombies, you traded your liberty for some condoms and birth control pills. Obama lied to you: You won’t get what he promised and you’ve lost your freedom forever.

Yeah, I’m talking to you, Naksuthin, Robert76, Saywhaaaaa and Greenspan2 — so stupid you don’t even know what you threw away.

Nov 09, 2012 3:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
tuco75 wrote:

This Obamacare is going to be a nightmare for the doctors and tax paying citizens of this country. What makes me sick is half the people in this country are putting nothing in the pot and getting everything that I have for free while I work my butt off for it.

Nov 09, 2012 3:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
rxantos wrote:

Actually the constitution is the law of the land.

You know, that piece of paper that came from the states that actually legitimizes the federal government in the first place. The one that makes it avoid it being recognized (rightfully so) as organized crime.

The constitution GRANTS federal government certain powers. ANYTHING not granted by the constitution is not just highly illegal (as the constitution is the consent to be governed, thus anything outside is not law) but treasonous as well. As the federal government power was granted by the states (the constitution of the USA), and their power from the people (the constitution of each state). If you are religious, this power in turn comes from God. If you are secular, this power in turn comes from the right to own the fruit of your own labor.

Be careful, Federal Government. What the states granted, the states can take away or even nullify. You are the servant of the states, not the other way around.

Be careful states, what the people granted, the people can take away or even nullify. You are the servant of the people, not their master.

Nov 09, 2012 3:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
mountainrose wrote:

Boehner said Obamacare is the law of the land now. His spokesman later said Boehner was still committed to repealing it. Are republicans still wondering why they lost the election? Geez occifer,I always drive drunk without a license what’s the problem here?

Nov 09, 2012 3:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
zzpat wrote:

“Obamacare is the law of the land.”

“House Republicans “remain committed to repealing the law”

This is as simple as it gets. This man can’t be trusted when he opens his mouth because he doesn’t have the trust of his own caucus. They force him to walk back every statement he makes. He’s the WEAKEST Speaker in the history of these United States.

Nov 09, 2012 4:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
Naksuthin wrote:

bladesaint: The rest of us had to pay for your trillion dollar wasted wars in Aghanistan and Iraq to “improve” the lives of Afghans and Iraqis.

The least you could do is help us pay for healthcare for US CITIZENS
(unless you feel more loyal to Iraqis and Afghans)

Nov 09, 2012 4:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
zzpat wrote:

I see some Democrats are openly talking about going off the cliff and forcing the republican party to grow up.

They haven’t raised taxes in decades so every penny they spend goes straight to the debt. We’ve NEVER had such an immoral and unAmerican party in our history. If I live to be 100, I doubt I’ll see one adult in the republican party.

Nov 09, 2012 4:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
JimONeill wrote:

Obamacare is good legislation. There is an awful lot of good that is included in that law and its repeal would have been a shame. When problems arise with the law, Congress needs to fix them but to have worked hard to abolish that law was just plain stupid.

Republicans will always vote for soom new weapon but when there is legislation that just might help our own people, they fight it tooth and nail. Even now, though he admits, Obamacare is the law of the land, Boehner claims that everything is on the table.

Perhaps, in two years, we can put him on the table.

Nov 09, 2012 4:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
JimONeill wrote:

Bladesaint, can’t you knock off the “Libtard” comments when you post? First of all, not everyone who disagrees with you is liberal and secondly, it only makes you sound as stupid as you are. Respect is a two way street. Express any ideas you want, but how about being polite?

Nov 09, 2012 4:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
applebaum wrote:

Boehner along with McConnell and the rest of the Republicans, by stonewalling our government over the past 4 years has established him and them as worthless liars who are saying nothing though the sounds coming out of their mouths appears to be English.

Boenher and McConnell along with Bush and Cheney have prosecuted a policy to promote disaster for America.

Nov 09, 2012 5:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
Caspary wrote:

Republicans are slowly starting to be honest with the American people. Slowly, but it’s a good start. Compromises will have to be reached for our country to move forward and excel against competition from China and Europe…

Nov 09, 2012 6:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam_S wrote:

Thank you for just getting it out there, John Boehner.

Nov 09, 2012 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse

U.S. Constitution – Article 1 Section 7

“All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

In other words, the House has the ability to unfund it at will and allow the entire program $1 if it wishes. The House can render it impotent. Republicans won’t use that tactic because it could be used against them later.

Nov 09, 2012 10:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Spruce wrote:

Republicans will now have to start to work for the benefit of society instead of working to re-elect themselves. Their behavior over these past years is counterproductive. If everything is on the table – how about cutting the military budget?

Nov 09, 2012 10:40am EST  --  Report as abuse

My State has laws against cracked windshields so I found myself waiting in a local glass shop the other day listening to the owner talk about the election and healthcare. He raved against welfare of any kind and praised how much he is independent of that and how he shouldn’t have to pay for other peoples health concerns. This guy has no idea just how much of his business is supported under a welfare system. How much money does he make simply because there is a law in place saying I have to spend it? If 5 people break into my house and say “You’re going to lose your belongings but we’ll let you choose who they go to”, it isn’t any less of a theft because I exercised choice.

If people are really angry over welfare, then they must be equally angry over protectionist laws, monopoly grants, laws against vice, etc. Because they all feed income to the same machine. They are all forms of the same usury. They are all welfare systems. No matter what industry you’re in, you’re supported by it to some extent. Even the electrician in a van is supported by this welfare system when a city inspector tells a home owner that he cannot sell until the electrical meets some spec.

So where is the real anger coming from? From welfare in and of its self, in all its forms? Certainly not. The complaint comes from those who are jealous that they don’t benefit from the healthcare law the way others do. Because it’s easy to say “You tax me by theft, then give it to those undeserving”. But somehow, if you give people a choice in who the recipient is, then it’s alright, or should I say it becomes less distinctive and therefor less noticeable.

Strike at the root of the cause of a problem. Clipping branches just spawns more growth.

Nov 09, 2012 10:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
uc8tcme wrote:

@ bladesaint

So you are ok with paying for the Bush tax cuts?

Nov 09, 2012 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
confusedtex wrote:

I am still confused. As a “law” ObamaCare was unconstitutional that is why the Supreme Court called it a “tax” but in all reference in this article it is constantly referred to as a law.

Nov 09, 2012 11:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

GOP in 2010: “We will get this illegal legislation overturned in the Supreme Court.” FAIL. Turns out it’s legal… and was upheld.

GOP in 2012: “We will win the White House and repeal Obamacare on day 1.” FAIL. No one liked your candidate. You lost. You even lost 2 more seats in the Senate. Obamacare…. not repealed.

Any other goals, GOP?

Nov 09, 2012 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
RandP wrote:

Mr. Boehner, you are just another RINO. Obamacare wouldn’t be so bad but they have attached so many other things to it that the American citizens are unaware of. Also, why are we paying for the healthcare of all Illegals and others who have not paid into the system? This will bankrupt our country but no one seems to care…it is all for the VOTES and we are getting sick of it. Nothing is being done for the GOOD of all people in America..it is all special interest and especially for the special interest of prez and congress. Why aren’t they required to have Obamacare? Smells pretty bad but no one seems to hold them accountable!

Nov 09, 2012 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
schnp wrote:

We must control our borders first before we do anything. Then we must find a way to deport all illegal aliens that are not an asset to our country. Only after that can we even think about the remaining illegals.

Nov 09, 2012 11:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
Cazzie wrote:

I understand why they come, but none the less they are here illegally. If you don’t stand by law then it means nothing to others. I’m sorry Repubs lost, but they message very badly. I am not for legalizing those that broke our immigration laws.

Nov 09, 2012 11:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
rollinson wrote:

As a Republican who wants to see a future Republican Administration, I call on Speaker Boehner and all elected Republicans to REPUDIATE completely the idea of comprehensive immigration reform AKA Amnesty!!
In heavily Hispanic states, Romney received more votes than did McCain with his “speak no evil” about immigration. Even Hispanics recognize that adding millions to the labor force only exacerbates our unemployment disaster!!

Nov 09, 2012 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
GetThemOutNow wrote:

I came here legally. Deport all of the illegals. We legal immigrants hate them and DO NOT want them. If you can’t make it in Mexico, you’re a low-life anyway.

Nov 09, 2012 12:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
amy2313 wrote:

you wanna amnesty? here’s OUR demands:

1.) institute mandatory E-Verify (for work authorization)
2.) institute Entry-Exit system to end visa overstayers
3.) End Birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants’ children (we are idiots for allowing this)
4.) Entrants & nuclear family ONLY – no more extended relatives!!

we gave you the IRCA (amnesty) in 1986 & got NOTHING. fork over something to our side or you’ll get nothing!

Nov 09, 2012 12:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
InohuhFreeman wrote:

I’m a Republican and Boehner doesn’t speak for me. He’s a sell-out for speaking without consulting the House Republicans. He isn’t the king of the House and doesn’t have the right to offer his opinion in his official capacity without their consent. Hannity is also a sell-out. Obamatax will break our financial backs and too many immigrants have come here the right way to be slapped in the face by another amnesty for those who broke the law.

Nov 09, 2012 12:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GetThemOutNow wrote:

GOP in 2010: “We will get this illegal legislation overturned in the Supreme Court.” FAIL. Turns out it’s legal… and was upheld.
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Umm, nothing was upheld. Maybe in your dreams.

Nov 09, 2012 12:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
billstanley wrote:

The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed an interesting suit. The Constitution requires all taxes to initiate in the House. The House passed a bill to help veterans buy homes. The Senate deleted the title and every word in the text, leaving only the bill’s number. The title and text of ObamaCare were inserted. When the Supreme Court ruled the “penalties” in ObamaCare were “taxes”, it did not consider the origination of the taxes.

Nov 09, 2012 12:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brianleesblog wrote:

Boehner and Hannity believe passing an amnesty will help the GOP with Hispanic voters, but it didn’t help Ronald Reagan and the Republicans who suffered one of their worst defeats in history in the mid-term elections of 1988 after they passed the 1986 amnesty. Hispanic voters continued to vote Democratic, as they always have. Big business Republicans like Boehner have continued to support mass immigration for years without realizing that they were also importing Democrats. Now, they propose to add millions more to the Democratic roles.

Boehner refused to allow a vote on any immigration enforcement legislation during this last Congress, including a bill to open up the 7 million jobs currently held by illegal workers. Now, he wants to work with President Obama to guarantee a steady flow of cheap illegal labor to compete with unemployed Americans. This isn’t just political malfeasance, it is morally bankrupt.

Nov 09, 2012 12:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
justinolcb wrote:

haha none of you have read the thousands of pages of “Obamacare” Nancy Pelosi herself hasn’t even read it – but here’s the fact – everyone’s insurance premium is higher than it was last year, even though you think the law has a manditory control on insurance companies ablitly to increase prices – the law has no such measure.
The main reason companies are not highering new employees is “Obamacare”
Incompentence is nationwide it seems…jus’ sayin’

Nov 09, 2012 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USA46 wrote:

Boehner and Hannity believe passing an amnesty will help the GOP with Hispanic voters, but it didn’t help Ronald Reagan and the Republicans who suffered one of their worst defeats in history in the mid-term elections of 1988 after they passed the 1986 amnesty. Hispanic voters continued to vote Democratic, as they always have. Big business Republicans like Boehner have continued to support mass immigration for years without realizing that they were also importing Democrats. Now, they propose to add millions more to the Democratic roles.
Boehner refused to allow a vote on any immigration enforcement legislation during this last Congress, including a bill to open up the 7 million jobs currently held by illegal workers. Now, he wants to work with President Obama to guarantee a steady flow of cheap illegal labor to compete with unemployed Americans. This isn’t just political malfeasance, it is morally bankrupt.
I have been a registered Republican for my entire life, but am going to change my affiliation to Independent. We need people in our Government who do what is right for this Republic, not pander to special interests.

Nov 09, 2012 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wrote:

John Boehner: I am a registered Republican. Conservative-Tea-Party. I vote, work, pay taxes. A logical suggestion: Secure-control borders. Have people apply for citizenship legally as was done at Ellis Island. Taxpayers can’t sustain freeloaders. 1/2 country unemployed & on taxpayer “public” assistance. Otherwise, you Mr. Boehner will need to consider crossing a border in that you will soon be unemployed in the USA if you do not do your job and stand for and with the people who put you into office. Be a man!

Nov 09, 2012 12:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
amy2313 wrote:

OUR demands:

1.) institute mandatory E-Verify (for work authorization)
2.) institute Entry-Exit system to end visa overstayers (40% of illegals)
3.) End Birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants’ children (we are idiots for allowing this)
4.) Entrants & nuclear family ONLY – no more petitioning for extended relatives!!

in 1986 we gave an amnesty (IRCA) & our side got NOTHING. this time YOU will get nothing unless you give us some enforcement.

Nov 09, 2012 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MaJoBr wrote:

That the Hispanic vote is necessary to win for Republicans is a myth.

Boehner and others believe passing an amnesty will help the GOP with Hispanic voters, but it didn’t help Ronald Reagan and the Republicans who suffered one of their worst defeats in history in the mid-term elections of 1988 after they passed the 1986 amnesty. Hispanic voters continued to vote Democratic, as they always have. Big business Republicans like Boehner have continued to support mass immigration for years without realizing that they were also importing Democrats. Now, they propose to add millions more to the Democratic roles.

Polling suggests Hispanic voters are more concerned with Republican economic policies than with immigration. In fact, Hispanic Americans have a history of being wary of mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration. The grassroots have a very different opinion of illegal immigration than the Hispanic elites that get all the press, but immigration isn’t the issue that decides their vote.

Nov 09, 2012 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

As a Republican (meaning a Citizen of this country who intends to defend the U.S. Constitution as the basis of Law undergirding our Representative REPUBLIC), another amnesty for those who have entered our country illegally, is the least preferred, but at this point, is probably the most workable solution, IF:
* The federal government makes a dedicated commitment to completely STOP all future illegal entries across our borders, and
* Our elected REPRESENTATIVES in the House AND the SENATE, begin to work under the strict tenets of the Constitution, and execise future immigration into this country according to the LAW.
The protection of our Borders is paramount, especially during these times when we have factions of religious fanatics in various parts of the world who hate us for our Freedom, and will stop at nothing to import their version of LAW into this country, and to kill those of us who will not submit to their way. If we execute an amnesty as part of the solution to our current problem of ILLEGAL immigration, a commitment must be made to the American people by our elected leaders to make it the LAST amnesty, and to further commit to protecting our borders IN EARNEST, TO THE POINT OF POSTING MILITARY Units at more points of potential illegal entry, especially along our Southern border. This has to be brought under control once and for all!

Nov 09, 2012 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RobinHvidston wrote:

Obama and Boehner are not representing the American people and they are not upholding the law! I am a Republican and I support LEGAL immigration! Those here illegally are breaking the law and should return home. If they want to reside in the USA they should UPHOLD and RESPECT the law.

Nov 09, 2012 1:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kysteelgirl wrote:

As a moderate Conservative, 4 more years of obama scares me to death, for my little great niece. But as a patriotic American, it’s time to look beyond party. just as I hope it will be for the Democrats. Congress is a very big problem, both Democrats & Republicans. I personally wish We the People could join together and DEMAND that McConnell, Reid, Boehner, Cantor, Pelosi and all of the congressional leaders be stopped from leadership roles in the next Congress. It is time to have leadership that works for the people and the country, for a change. We all have to “give a little & take a little” for iur country to once again be prosperous. They are talking amnesty right now, befre the fiscal cliff. Amnesty, in my opinion, would be very bad for our country. In 2009, 39% of illegal aliens were on some kind of welfare. In 2011, 57% of illegal aliens signed up. (Center for Immigration Studies) Our country was founded on immigrants but not because they wanted to be on the public dole. When we were a nation al laws, we prospered….look at us now. Plain, normal, working Americans must fight amnesty…it is not good for us, our children or our country.
JOBS FOR AMERICANS

Nov 09, 2012 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Justinolcb complains: “The main reason companies are not highering new employees is “Obamacare” Incompentence is nationwide it seems…”

Plus they’re having a hard time finding new people in the red states who know how to spell. Jus’ sayin’ :)

Nov 09, 2012 1:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Obamacare will slow Government losses in the very short term but it is only a foot in the door to the only reasonable solution. It will soon be clear that a Nationally run health care program will be absolutely necessary to balance health care costs. Hospitals, Doctors, medical, Pharma, and Insurance companies gorge on Public monies. Until the spigot is turned off they will take every fraction of a penny allowed by law, and then some more.

Nov 09, 2012 2:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ONTIME wrote:

Let me remind all of you who seem to think the unenforcement of our immigration laws is a course we should follow and further damage our sovereignity.
We have over 23 million unemployed Americans at this time, we are presently engaged in gigantic give-away schemes that we are unable to afford, we have spending out of control and mindless policies that end in disaster, we have re-elected more of the same. This is the mould of fools bent on self destruction and we are a nation divided thanks to this regime.

We are not the nation of handouts, we ask you to be self reliant and keep the government small and manageable, what we now have is entitlements up the gazoo, reparations that make no sense, no oversight, and economic and fiscal decline such as we have never seen before and this bunch of socialist thinks that magnaminity and huge largesse in the form of amnesty will set us free…Where does this tripe come from, who the hell really believes that more give-away is the ticket? It’s about one party voting and more lies, amnesty is a joke, and walking on the backs of illegals for votes is unacceptable. If the Republicans cannot see the folly then I am to become a independent because I cannot stomach the Deemers….Socialism is the want of greed and ignorance.

Nov 09, 2012 2:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
grandelm wrote:

I am a life long Republican. This election does not change anything regarding the public’s disdain for Obamacare. The Republicans, including John Boehner need to get that! Otherwise the Tea Party is going to come back in the 2014 mid-terms with a bigger vengeance than 2010. We did not lose this election because of immigration, but because 300,000 of the Republican base who turned out in 2008 did not turn out in 2012. The Republican Party spent a lot of money but lost the campaign against a real LOSER. They will be history soon, if they don’t wake up fast.

Nov 09, 2012 2:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Mr. Boehner, America does not want or need immigration reform; we need enforcement of existing immigration laws, border security (seal it and keep it sealed) and E-Verify. As an American, I am disgusted with any talk of rewarding criminal, illegal immigrants. Attrition thru enforcement works, is humane and what most Americans want.

Nov 09, 2012 3:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse

America needs enforcement of existing immigration laws, border security (seal it and keep it sealed) and E-Verify. I am disgusted with any talk of rewarding criminal, illegal immigrants. Attrition thru enforcement works, is humane and what most Americans want.

Nov 09, 2012 3:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Orf wrote:

There can be no common ground with Democrats. Compromise with Democrats means coming over to embrace their twisted views of how to accelerate the decline and fall of America. NO AMNESTY of any kind. The illegals are illegal!! And illegal means against the law. What don’t you understand about illegal? They come here to get freebies like the large number of legal Americans who voted for Obummer to get more freebies for themselves too.

Nov 09, 2012 3:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Orf wrote:

Welcome to the manifold joys of nationalized medical care. I hope you all enjoy the long lines and long waiting times to see a partially trained physician assistant or maybe a nurse. Many doctors are planning to resign, and there already is a doctor shortage. Solution? Import more people from third world nations and hope they learned something in whatever foreign medical school they attended. Obamacare = poor care or no care. Don’t you people know when a service is “free” everyone shows up to get their share, whether they have a runny nose or appendicitis?

Nov 09, 2012 4:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NoodlesNR wrote:

I think it’s important to keep in mind that while Obama won, there was still 48% of the popular vote that DOESN’T agree with his policies. For instance, I may agree with the idea of a woman’s right to choose abortion– however, I also agree that my tax dollars shouldn’t pay for it, it should be hers or theirs. I think that’s a fair compromise. However, nothing about Obamacare was compromise, it was pushed thru. It totally ignores the other 48% of the country who also pay taxes…..

Nov 09, 2012 4:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
swgal wrote:

As a Republican, I know that we tried the amnesty route previously. It accomplished three things. Approximately twelve to eighteen million illegal aliens were added to our population. A large percentage of that number signed up for entitlements. That same number voted as Democrats because they wanted to expand on those entitlements! Law-abiding American citizens want to see both parties obey our laws! It is that simple. Pandering to the Hispanic population for their votes did not help in past Republican presidential elections, nor will it accomplish anything for the Republicans in the future.

Illegal immigrants and other foreigners are part of the calculation for congressional seats. The total count in the 2000 Census exceeded the actual population by 18.5 million.

Every American citizen should be concerned about this. People took to the streets in 2007 to express their frustration. That could happen again. . America is more welcoming than any other country in receiving immigrants (1 million/year.) We want them to come here in an orderly and legal manner and to be PRODUCTIVE (not entitlement) citizens. Amnesty is not the solution.

Nov 09, 2012 5:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse

To all of you who think that the Obama care is going to be free better think again. Nothing is free in this country; nothing!

Nov 09, 2012 5:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mach37 wrote:

Boehner is not my representative. He cannot unilaterally commit the House of Representatives without going through the proper HR committee and House vote. Boehner appears to be following Obama’s lead of unconstitutionally bypassing congress.

Nov 10, 2012 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Spectator1 wrote:

For Boehner:
I don’t trust you and never have.
You never made whole hearted attempts to repeal Obamacare
Obamacare is bad for our country.
Most Americans realize this.
Congress needs to repeal Obamacare in its entirety
If you are not capable of handling this, you need to go.
I recommend the House Repubs replace Boehner with a genuine conservative that will stand for America’s principles and not sell out.

Nov 10, 2012 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CIA_Safehouse wrote:

Most (not all) Hispanic illegal immigrants come from countries that are socialist or socialistic. They expect the government to take care of them, “that’s the way it is done in my country”. They will never vote to take away or reduce their benefits; amnesty does not matter to those people. Immigration reform is a distraction and will not result in any conservative votes.

The welfare system will collapse, and when it does, they will be out of the shadows and in the streets rioting and that is exactly what the Libs and RINO’s want. God help us all!

Nov 12, 2012 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
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