YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK: BETRAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS
By Frosty Wooldridge
March 16, 2009
Last week, after millions of phone calls and faxes reached all 100 U.S. Senators, our government stripped the E-Verify from the $800 billion stimulus package.
What does that mean? It means, according to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, a minimum of 500,000 criminal aliens and as many as 1.5 million more of them will gain jobs from American taxpayer dollars. In other words, undermine the American worker by using his own money to give jobs to criminal aliens.
As CNN’s Jack Cafferty said, “This recession-depression isn’t that bad and unemployment is only at 8.1 percent and we’ve only lost 4.4 million jobs in the last 15 months. What’s wrong with giving a few hundred thousand jobs away to people who shouldn’t even be in the country in the first place? This is your government at work.”
Thankfully, seventy-five members of Congress asked House leaders last Tuesday to shut down a loophole allowing billions in economic stimulus funds for 300,000 to 1.4 million construction workers who are in the country illegally.
“I believe that this figure may be low,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-FL. “We owe it to the American workers and to American taxpayers to ensure that their money does not go to employ workers in our country illegally.”
To illustrate the incredible fraud in the U.S. Senate, the House version of the package included a requirement that legal residency be verified. But that provision vanished in the Senate package signed by Obama.
By Tuesday, 75 representatives from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner.
They said, “…protect taxpayers and legal workers by including these critical jobs protection provisions in any future economic recovery legislation.”
Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, www.cis.org, said, “The 300,000 figure applies only to the construction portion of the $787 billion stimulus package. Spending in that sector is expected to generate about two million jobs, and illegal workers comprise about 15 percent of the construction workforce. At least another one million non-construction jobs are expected to be generated by stimulus spending. Because about five percent of the overall U.S. workforce consists of illegal workers, that would be another 50,000 jobs that “could be” going to illegals.”
Do you think a ‘higher’ form of corruption works in this sorry stimulus package? You would be correct!
Unknown to most Americans and hidden from them by this Congress and the mainstream media, 20 million criminal aliens along with millions of legal migrants to this country send $80 billion back to their home countries annually in the form cash remittances.
“The fact that illegal aliens send a substantial portion of their earnings abroad reduces the stimulus effect that their employment has inside the United States,” says Robert Rector, senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation. “It’s outrageous that in a bill designed to provide employment for Americans, Congress has deliberately chosen to allow jobs to be given to illegal immigrants.”
Who did it? House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, and President Obama present three distinct possibilities.
“It was somebody high up in the Democratic Party,” Rector said. “We don’t know who it was beyond that.”
If you look at the pro-immigrant lobbyists and the U.S Chamber of Commerce that represents corporate America, you might gain a pretty good clue.
Rector said, “The stimulus bill was the worst case of special-interest lobbying and secrecy that I have seen in Washington in a quarter of a century. It was very clear that they rushed that bill through as rapidly as they possibly could because they did not want the American public to understand what was in the so-called stimulus bill.”
I called my two senators in Colorado; Senator Mark Udall and Michael Bennett. Both democrats! Both voted E-Verify down. Curiously, our Governor Ritter designated Bennett the new Colorado senator when Senator Salazar ascended to Secretary of the Interior. You wouldn’t think Bennett could be corrupted within two months in office, but again, you would be wrong.
Their office aids blew enough smoke up…well, you know what I mean.
The level of corruption in the U.S. Congress rivals third world countries. With straight faces, those men and women pretend to represent American citizens while they lie and cheat them at every level. They allow 20 million illegal aliens free-roaming access within our country. They undermine immigration law enforcement. They refuse to enforce the “War on Drugs” by closing down our borders with troops.
They promote insourcing, outsourcing and offshoring of American jobs. They refuse to mandate English as our national language while watch our educational systems collapse under multiple languages. They look the other way while taxpayers shell out billions for the exploding ‘anchor baby’ phenomenon. They force American taxpayers to pay for education and medical care for millions of criminal aliens.
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Congress twiddles its thumbs, while, and this is the latest figure, 31.1 million Americans live on food stamps. While that’s happening, Obama promotes full amnesty for 20 million criminal aliens and Congress didn’t include E-Verify in the stimulus package to make sure as many of them as possible could take jobs from American citizens.
As Jack Cafferty said, “Your government at work.”
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