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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    I'm just using this incident to rail against a practice I find sleazy as hell.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Try to find a Defense spending bill in US history that does not carry riders. It's always been a way to pass legislation that the other party hates. Or, at least doesn't care for. i.e: tack on something too heavy and the bill will falter.
    Because it has been done in the past does not justify doing it. I have been against this practice of "riders" since I could vote. We really need to have people in office who care for this country and not what is just good for my party. Yes, its politics in the US. IMO, it is an abuse of the system. Heck I remember when they tacked the prayer in schools to the Dept of Interior spending bill.

    As I said before, the political spin out of this for those that vote no (assuming the rider does get tacked onto the defense bill), is they don't support the troops. There will be little to no mention of the rider. If I was a member of Congress, the defense bill would be dead till the rider gets removed. I also would be all over the press to explain why?

    Congress, deal with immigration on its own merit. Heck if you want the Dream act so bad, tack onto your pay raise, bet it gets passed then.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill « - Blogs from CNN.com

    I don't care WHICH party is in power, this should NEVER be allowed, attaching non-related **** to bills.
    i agree with you, but the measure seems like a good one.

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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i agree with you, but the measure seems like a good one.
    I don't care if it feeds homeless orphans and keeps old people in their homes, DON'T ATTACH ****. Bills should stand or fall on their own merit.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm just using this incident to rail against a practice I find sleazy as hell.
    Yeah, the Republicans wouldn't do such a thing as this. cough, cough.


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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, the Republicans wouldn't do such a thing as this. cough, cough.
    Does that make it right then? No. Republicans, Democrats, its wrong for anyone to do this. However, we are not discussing Republicans, but Harry Reid and his dishonest move and trying to pass the DREAM act in a bill that has nothing to do with it.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i agree with you, but the measure seems like a good one.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, the Republicans wouldn't do such a thing as this. cough, cough.
    And if you BOTHERED TO READ THE OP, you'd see I slam them for it too. In fact find where I say this is a DNC thing?

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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And if you BOTHERED TO READ THE OP, you'd see I slam them for it too. In fact find where I say this is a DNC thing?

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    Rationalization has a way of changing one's mind. It's just soooooooooo easy to criticize when the other guy is doing it.


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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Im surprise more of the pro-war crowd isnt for this since this would simply mean the nation would endless supply of bodies they can throw into the war machine. With them having to earn citizenship while in combat they wont be eligible for said benefits unless they come back alive. Its the perfect plan.
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