Friday, September 18, 2009
It seems the President did lie…by omission.
It seems the President Obama did lie…by omission.
In the joint session address on health care he specifically said that illegal aliens would not be covered by any bill he signed.
Guess what. The current bill does. Because it does NOT specifically forbid them coverage, they can get coverage. They will come up with some way to weasel them into the program on humanitarian grounds or some other method, and here is how they will most likely do it…
We have now heard from Barack Obama’s his own lips how he will end-run around any prohibition. He wants to give amnesty to illegal aliens. He said as much in an address in a Wednesday evening speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
He stated, “Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” He further stated “That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.” He added “If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."
If that doesn’t sound like an official intent to give amnesty to illegal aliens, I don’t know what does.
I remember my own experience when I was helping my foreign bride go through all the bureaucracy to become a resident alien after we were married. We spent money we couldn’t afford but we did it. We filled out form after form and did interviews. We had photos taken and waited interminable hours to get through each step. It took months for her green card to come and we had to wait for it before she could work full time legally. We suffered economic hardship because of the bureaucracy and now all those people who are here illegally may get to avoid all that. It makes me resentful and it should make those who went trough the process resentful, too. It makes me feel like a chump for following the rules…
I have a question for the President….
Since these illegal persons will seeming have the privilege of committing felonious acts simply by being here, without sanction or consequence, what felonies do I, as a citizen of the United States get to commit, and when may I exercise that privilege? After all, I have been her all my life. I own property and I have paid my taxes and followed the rules. Why can’t I get away with something, too? I actually have a real stake in this country. I have served in America’s military, defending her from all enemies, foreign or domestic. I always paid my own way and have never been a burden on society. Shouldn’t I, an honorably discharged veteran of the naval service, who has served in time of war, get a proverbial “Get out of Jail FREE” card for my efforts?
Fair is fair, after all…
It is only equitable and logical…
Unless, of course, you are just trying to buy the votes of all those people you want to make legal. Just a few more bodies for the Democrat voter roles… What a cynical and blatantly political act. Anyone with a drop of political acumen can see why Obama wants this. Illegal’s made legitimate would be beholden to Democrats who gave them access to liberal plantation and all the social services they want, at the expense of those who have been born here, legally immigrated here, paid taxes here, or are here following the rules.
As angry and betrayed as I feel by the prospect of an Obama end-around on this issue, I really feel sorry for those immigrants who did follow the rules to come here and live in this country. Any attempt to legitimize those who came illegally, would be a slap in the face to all those who played by those rules; did the paperwork, waited in lines at I.N.S., paid their money, did the interviews and background checks, and then waited sometimes years to be recognized as resident aliens and then eventually, American citizens.
Amnesty makes a mockery of the entire process that others have gone through. It is patently unjust to do that to those people.