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Morning Bell: Do You Trust This Administration?
Posted By Amy Payne On June 10, 2013 @ 7:01 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled
The Obama Administration has a few problems. From Benghazi to the IRS to the phone records of journalists and everyday Americans, it’s not difficult to call up a scandal with investigations pending in Washington.
So immigration reform makes for a nice distraction.
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama called immigration reform  “an issue that the vast majority of Americans want addressed.”
But Obama was intent on giving the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill  a push as the Senate begins to debate it this week.
Obama claimed that “This bill would continue to strengthen security at our borders”—which the bill simply does not do , despite promises from lawmakers and attempts at amending  the legislation.
What the bill does do is give federal agencies more power. Heritage’s E.W. Richardson Fellow, James Carafano, has revealed :
this bill lavishes billions of additional spending on the [Homeland Security] department with no clear requirements on how the money is spent. At least $2 billion could legitimately be labeled the Secretary’s slush fund.
But according to the President, anyone who stands in the way of his immigration agenda is just trying to “stoke fear and create division ,” he says.
The truth is, the Obama Administration has already stoked plenty of fear in Americans lately.
They fear that Obamacare  will make the health care system worse.
They fear being targeted by an all-powerful IRS.
They fear that the Administration could be digging into their phone calls .
But the President and his allies in the Senate are saying, “Trust us.” They’re asking the American people to trust that their “comprehensive” immigration legislation—which would give sweeping powers to more federal agencies—will work smoothly. That granting amnesty to illegal immigrants before securing the border will have a different effect than it did last time .
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URLs in this post:
 immigration reform: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/08/weekly-address-time-pass-commonsense-immigration-reform
 unemployment is stuck at 7.6 percent: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/may-employment-report-shows-an-economy-running-in-place
 the economy is their No. 1 concern: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx
 immigration bill: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/23/morning-bell-top-5-problems-with-the-comprehensive-immigration-bill/
 simply does not do: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/29/morning-bell-immigration-bill-doesnt-secure-the-border/
 attempts at amending: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/07/immigration-getting-no-results/
 Obamacare: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/06/18781204-health-care-laws-unpopularity-reaches-new-highs?lite
 their phone calls: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/350369/whats-nsas-order-steven-bucci
 different effect than it did last time: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/17/morning-bell-weve-seen-the-effect-of-amnesty-before/
 Heritage Libertad: http://www.libertad.org/
 flew to Hong Kong: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance
 what else the IRS is in charge of: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/won-t-turn-out-well_733957.html
 homeschooled is growing seven times faster : http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/07/Report-Growth-in-Homeschooling-Outpacing-Public-Schools
 cheerleading tour for Obamacare: http://www.freeenterprise.com/health-care/president-blames-businesses-higher-insurance-premiums
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