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What Is Little Marco Up to?
Sen. Marco Rubio was interviewed yesterday evening on Fox’s Ingraham Angle. Sundance @ ConservativeTreehouse explains why his alarm bells went off:
There’s a big con job just over the horizon. All of the elements are there. The timing, the platform, the personalities, the discussion topics, etc., it’s a familiar script. CTH would like to direct attention to this interview which took place last night on Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show. Listen carefully to three elements:
· On Tax Reform – on one side of Rubio’s ‘full-throated‘ mouth he wants higher taxes on corporations 22% -vs- 20%. In the almost the same breath, inside the same argument, he says “it’s not their (the government’s) money”. Try to reconcile that.
· On DACA – [Remember, three months ago President Trump gave congress six months to fix DACA] Rubio says the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program is not the “Dreamers”. What? Yes it is. The childhood arrivals ARE the so-called ‘dreamers’.
· However, much more importantly, listen to what is said on “chain migration“. Ingraham asks if Rubio supports “chain migration”. Rubio says no, then immediately says: “I’ve always agreed to limiting chain migration to immediate family members”. WHAT? That is chain migration.
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Something is going on in DC that precipitated this interview.
The rest of Sundance’s analysis is here (includes video).
Here is what may be “going on in DC that precipitated this interview.” NumbersUSA, an immigration & amnesty legislation watchdog, sent out an alert today. It includes the following:
Congress loves to add unpopular provisions to must-pass spending bills, and that's why we're on high alert.
As most of you know, the Trump administration stopped accepting new applications for Pres. Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty for young illegal aliens (DACA) in September. Since then, both Democrats and Republicans have introduced several proposals that would give a permanent amnesty to DACA recipients. The must-pass December spending bill provides the vehicle to do so.
We've seen this play out before. Congress has used massive spending bills to hide unpopular immigration provisions or tried to pass amnesty when voters were less engaged during the holiday season.
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A handful of high-profile Democratic Senators have announced that they'll withhold support for the spending bill if it doesn't include an amnesty for DACA recipients. To support their efforts, the open-borders lobbying group Partnership for a New American Economy is investing heavily in grassroots lobbying efforts over the next few weeks.
So far, both Pres. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said that they don't want DACA to be included in the December bill.
Which side wins could depend on how much opposition to adding a DACA amnesty to the spending bill lawmakers in Washington hear from their constituents.
And here is a NumbersUSA Action Alert:
Over the next several weeks, Members of Congress need to hear a constant beat of opposition to adding an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens to the must-pass spending bill. Here are two actions you can take to get you started:
1) Call Senate GOP Leaders
While Speaker Ryan has been vocal about his opposition to DACA's inclusion in the spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been quiet. However, the third ranking Senate Republican, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) did say over the weekend that he doesn't think DACA should be part of the spending deal, but fell short of saying it won't be part of the final package.
Please call the following GOP Leaders in the Senate and tell them that you oppose adding the DACA amnesty to any must-pass spending bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- (202) 224-2541
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn -- (202) 224-2934
Senate GOP Caucus Chair John Thune -- (202) 224-2321
The NumbersUSA website is here. I expect more Alerts over the next couple of weeks.
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