you honestly believe that they are making that trip just to suck up government benefits? man.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Essentially, there's no difference. You're complaining about some technical procedure that, in the end doesn't amount to a hill of beans. Even worse, the american people do not support a bill that's anything like the House bill. I remember that one of your complaints about the ACA was that it wasn't supported by a majority of americans. Neither is this House bill.
Since I know you like polls, here's some about immigration. Immigration
Note how a large % of americans do not support simply deporting these children, which is what the House bill does (and not much more, if anything)
So why should the Senate entertain a bill that the American people have rejected?
Reid is using the power he has. There is nothing wrong with tabling legislation, particularly when it's legislation that is partisan and has been rejected by the American people.All I am saying is Senator Reid ought to use the power he has. Denying the house a voice in legislation is completely wrong. Especially as I stated Reid has the power to delete all poison pills, add anything he wants and change each and every bill that comes from the house to reflect the senate desires.
Then why do you complain when Reid does exactly what you just said? By tabling this bill, in essence killing it, he is representing the people of the US and not the House Republicans who, with this bill, have told the American people to take their opinions and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.As for the ACA, it is not the debating or voting that has me peeved. It is the senators who told the people who elected them to represent them, the people who put them in Washington in the first to shove it where the sun don't shine. I believe senators should represent the people of their state first, not their party. The same thing in the house, representatives should represent the people in their district first, not their party. This is not that hard to understand.
So how exactly would $694 million bill help USA protect its borders?