by: the Common Constitutionalist
Boy would I like to speak about something other than immigration, but it is the hot topic and it’s one of my major hot button issues. My friends don’t bring it up any longer for fear of… “Don’t get him started”
It just really angers me that so many are feeding us such crap and asking us to believe them and trust that they will do the right thing for our country.
Take the whole “learning English” lie. All the advocates including Ryan and Rubio say learning the English language will be a requirement toward the “pathway to citizenship”. That’s a lie and they must know it.
First, it’s already part of current immigration policy and we see how well it’s being followed now. Second, they say illegals must demonstrate their knowledge of English. What will they have to do to accomplish this? Will they have to master the English language? Will they just have to demonstrate a rudimentary understanding of our language? Nope. They merely have to sign up for class. Check that. They merely have to claim that they signed up. No one is going to check.
Well, the illegals will still have to pay a fine. So how much is the fine? It must be punitive, right? Well according to the conservative sage Karl Rove, the fine will be a whopping $1000, payable over six years or about $14 a month. Whoa, step back!
If I recall, didn’t Rubio say we would build the border fence with all that fine money rolling in? 14 bucks would go a long way toward that.
But wait, as if that punitive fine wasn’t enough punishment, the illegals will have to pay back taxes. Now we’re talkin. After a decade or more “in the shadows” they’ll have to pay what we are owed. And who better to determine what they owe than the IRS.
Well, the illegals will have to pay what the IRS assesses they must according to the “Internal Revenue Code”, unless of course they just happened to be paid under the table or using a fake or stolen Social Security number. If that’s the case the IRS can’t assess or determine what they owe so I guess they just won’t have to pay anything. But remember, they still have to pay that huge fine hanging over them.
I wonder if they’ll be able to use their new EBT (food stamp) card to pay the fine? Just asking.
But despite all the nonsense, they will at least have to go to the back of the line behind those who played by the rules. Boy, I’ll bet those law-abiding rubes feel pretty foolish, eh?
Well, as Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly said, how long will it be before camera shy Chucky Schumer holds a presser pleading for the poor illegals, that in good faith came “out of the shadows” just to be saddled with debt and thrust to the back of the bus? It’s just not fair that these poor immigrants should be treated this way. They should be granted citizenship immediately.
I guarantee that speech had been written long ago, sitting in his desk, just waiting for the opportunity to trot it out. I would bet he’d be out in not more than 24 to 48 hours after the bill was signed into law.
Maybe it’s high time the liars are brought out of the shadows and into the light.