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Paul Ryan’s Immigration Play
National Review, by Robert Costa

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Posted By:tisHimself, 4/24/2013 10:52:23 PM

This week, there was a new development in the House: Paul Ryan may be the key to passing comprehensive immigration reform. But that should hardly come as a surprise. Long before he was a vice-presidential nominee, Ryan was an adviser to former New York congressman Jack Kemp at Empower America, a conservative think tank. It was there, in his early twenties, that Ryan began to share Kemp’s politics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mfm, 4/24/2013 11:14:31 PM     (No. 9295286)

Sorry Paul, you and the Cuban wonder can go sit on a poll, so tired of both of you..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/24/2013 11:23:31 PM     (No. 9295299)

Ryan will find himself a powerless distinct minority in Congress if he assists the liberal Democrats in passing an amnesty that eventually hands them 20 million or more socialist oriented foreign born voters created through their amnesty and a subsequent path to citizenship.

Ryan is a cost cutter and the vast majority of the Hispanics who are US citizens and can vote now will not vote for him, as they support the liberal Democrat´s concept of big government that supplies increasing amounts of social welfare benefits and "free" health care services. Legalized aliens and their family members will be much worse off financially, and they sure are not going to vote for Ryan or other conservative Republicans. This bill as currently structured will send the Republicans into political oblivion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/24/2013 11:38:45 PM     (No. 9295313)

I wish someone would explain the reason for reform...seems it simply legalizes de facto open borders. What´s the point? And it´s time for Ryan to wake up and understand that the "aspirational" immigrants largely aspire to collect our welfare largesse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kafir091101, 4/24/2013 11:52:02 PM     (No. 9295326)

So, let me get this straight.

The GOP leadership is anti-conservative.

Please. Somebody bit-h-slap me and tell me I’m wrong!

Kafir


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Reply 5 - Posted by: arcady, 4/25/2013 12:16:37 AM     (No. 9295345)

The GOP. What a party...
The congressman knows full well you get more of a behavior that you reward and less of a behavior that you tax. He´s rewarding those who´ve come here illegally, and penalizing those who´ve played by the rules.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: geoman, 4/25/2013 12:17:25 AM     (No. 9295347)

There are two vastly different meanings to the phrase "comprehensive immigration reform." At face value, the US needs to thoroughly evaluate the range of immigration policies and their direct and indirect impacts as related to the economy, national security, national identity and sovereignty, and a host of weighty matters...like the Constitution.

Progressive are incapable of considering such matters so they use "comprehensive immigration reform" as a code word for amnesty-generated instant democrats. What the administration calls "comprehensive immigration reform" is a coup disguised as a set of policies and programs reflecting a hard left worldview that ignores national security and sound economics in a rush to pander to 30 million prospective voters, the majority predisposed to taxpayer subsidy and government expansion. Bigger government forever.

I believe Ryan is wrong if he supports the current bill or puts lipstick on a slightly less flawed house version. There can be no true immigration reform without control of the borders. We need immigration reform and it should be comprehensive but the democrat´s version is about nothing more than using those here illegally to create a permanent government-dependent majority.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/25/2013 4:47:47 AM     (No. 9295437)

He´s wrong. The bill is wrong. Secure the borders and concentrate on deporting illegals who are criminals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: olcap, 4/25/2013 5:32:53 AM     (No. 9295462)

I´m sure we will see more Republican "heroes" standing up in the days to come to embrace and support this treason. You should not be surprised.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judith, 4/25/2013 6:39:38 AM     (No. 9295525)

So, let me understand this. A group of politicians who took an oath to protect and defend my country and uphold my Constitution, have stated that it is impossible to carry out their oaths. But, if we let them have a whole bunch of waivers of responsibility, in five years we can hold them accountable? They can´t do their jobs now, but promise that if they are allowed five more years of getting away with that, some entity can hold them accountable later? And we are listening to this?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enuf8, 4/25/2013 8:48:22 AM     (No. 9295751)

Kemp----was AGAINST Illegal immigration!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tisHimself, 4/25/2013 11:07:15 AM     (No. 9296099)

1. Secure the borders or discussions end.
2. Expand the worker programs to get those here on a path to citizen ship.
3. Send criminals back.
4. Give preferences to those with skills.
5. Speed up the process for those already in line.
6. Make citizenship mean something. Loyalty oaths and patriotic favorable understanding of what this country stood for.

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