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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    "When you claim hyper-partisanship I am sure you mean the evil democrats not caving to reasonable Republican requests."
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    Is that a serious response? Can't be..... So good one!!
    It was tongue-in-cheek. Thank you.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What isn't getting done?
    Highway bill,
    border security,
    a balanced budget,
    economy,
    energy,
    at least for now, that's enough.

    Not that any of it is likely to ever get accomplished.

    Here is a discussion of issues currently facing Congress.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Highway bill,
    border security,
    a balanced budget,
    economy,
    energy,
    at least for now, that's enough.

    Not that any of it is likely to ever get accomplished.

    Here is a discussion of issues currently facing Congress.
    Call Harry Dumbass's office and tell him to get working on the hundreds of House bills he's avoiding. But then if he did that, the President wouldn't get to use his EO's anymore... yeah that won't happen.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Highway bill,
    border security,
    a balanced budget,
    economy,
    energy,
    at least for now, that's enough.

    Not that any of it is likely to ever get accomplished.

    Here is a discussion of issues currently facing Congress.
    Everywhere I go, there's a construction job.

    The current regime isn't going secure the border.

    You'll have to talk to the Democrats about the budget. Even when they controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, they didn't balance the budget.

    The government isn't going to fix the economy, unless they get out of the private sector's way.

    What's the governmemt going to about energy? Besides piss more money away on green energy subsidies, I mean.

    Looks like that's not nearly enough.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Everywhere I go, there's a construction job.
    filled by illegal aliens.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The current regime isn't going secure the border.
    Correct. And neither did the last, or the one before that, or the one before that......

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You'll have to talk to the Democrats about the budget. Even when they controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, they didn't balance the budget.
    Correct, and of course the Republicans have done oh, so much better in that regard.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The government isn't going to fix the economy, unless they get out of the private sector's way.
    and pigs will fly, Hell will freeze, and San Francisco will go Republican before that happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's the governmemt going to about energy? Besides piss more money away on green energy subsidies, I mean.
    I dunno... didn't I hear a lot of griping about a pipeline or something? Keystone, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks like that's not nearly enough.
    There's more?
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    our hyperpartisan duopoly system is not working. it's mostly about scoring points, and actual governance plays only a minimal role for the most part.
    And that's a good thing.

    Let them play their ridiculous political games...as long as the result is that the government leave the people the hell alone.

    Unfortunately, though, right now...along with a Congress that isn't doing anything (a good thing) we have a President who isn't abiding by his Oath of Office (a bad thing).
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Therefore what?


    Establishment Republicans are looking for some underhanded way to achieve amnesty without their base understanding the establishment Republicans have deceived them.

    The draw is the welfare state and the mistaken belief that this remains a land of opportunity. Do you want open borders? If so then completely eliminate the welfare state.

    I know you prefer amnesty. I will never understand why Americans ( I assume you are one) want to be willing accomplices in changing the electorate. Perhaps you believe you will be a Mastermind in the new utopian one-party, democratic rule of the failing, balkanized, nation.
    you completely ignored the fact that the draw is employment in private industry, and that entire sectors of the economy rely on cheap, underground labor.

    no, i don't want completely open borders. i want an immigration system that works. the current system does not, and i think we should work to fix that.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    And that's a good thing.

    Let them play their ridiculous political games...as long as the result is that the government leave the people the hell alone.

    Unfortunately, though, right now...along with a Congress that isn't doing anything (a good thing) we have a President who isn't abiding by his Oath of Office (a bad thing).
    the congress does need to do things, though. complete gridlock is not governance.

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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the congress does need to do things, though. complete gridlock is not governance.
    I'd rather see gridlock that see them make things worse...just to be doing things.
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    Re: House passes $694 million border bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Like crying on TV about the Republicans not passing a bill to help the current immigration problem and then complaining when they do? Or passing laws in the Senate that without any input or amendments from Republicans that Reid and Obama know could never pass the House and then calling the Republicans names? Or the Democrat leader of the Senate tabling over 350 bills passed by the House because he doesn't want to even have a debate on the Senate floor, and yet saying the Republicans in the House have failed to pass one jobs bill, or any other type of bill?

    Political gamesmanship is a charge that can be levied against them all, and this case, less for the Republicans than the Democrats because they made the charge right before the recess and then when they saw the House was going to vote on a bill they ran like hell from DC so they didn't have to even act like they were going to negotiate and try to do anything themselves. Yet, the media eats up the "We should blame the Republicans" no matter what the truth actually is.

    There truly is a systemic border problem that has never been adequately addressed by either party. We will NOT see our borders secure, that's not in the interests of big business which BOTH parties pander to. Globalization is all about the free flow of goods and labor and borders are an impediment. People try to make this a finger pointing game but both parties are guilty, trying to insist that its one more so than the other wont fix anything. Hillary is a big advocate for open borders, and a global village. I was thinking you said you would vote for her if the GOP fielded the wrong candidate, or am I mistaken about that?
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