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Morning Bell: Spread the Word About What the Senate Is Doing

Posted By Amy Payne On June 12, 2013 @ 7:13 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

The Senate voted yesterday to move forward on the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan—which would grant amnesty [1] to 11 million illegal immigrants.

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. As Heritage’s David Inserra points out, “Instead of new ideas, the current bill is essentially just recycling [2] the flawed and failed ideas of the past.”

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>>> Help spread the word: This plan is the same amnesty we’ve seen before [4]

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Remember, once amnesty is granted it can never be taken away. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took to the Senate floor yesterday to outline several reasons why we may be asking for a mulligan on this amnesty proposal.

With this bill, the American people are being sold a product. They’re being asked to accept legalization. And in exchange, they’d be assured through this legislation that the laws are going to be enforced.

But this “product” contains all sorts of hidden agendas and faulty promises, with no guarantees that the promises will come true once the amnesty is in place.

“The Obama Administration has pushed the envelope by waiving welfare laws [7],” Grassley reminded the Senate, so why should we assume the Administration wouldn’t do it again? “The reality check for the American people is that there are loopholes and the potential for public benefits to go to those who are legalized under the bill.”

The danger of putting too many things in one bill is that you end up having to pass it to see what’s in it [8]. But we know one thing: Amnesty for illegal immigrants is the first order of business.

We’ve tried it before [9], and it didn’t work. This is the wrong way to address a serious issue with trillions in taxpayer dollars [10] at stake.

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Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad [11].

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URLs in this post:

[1] amnesty: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2013/4/by-any-name-its-still-amnesty

[2] recycling: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/31/amnesty-insanity-doing-the-same-thing-and-expecting-a-better-result/

[3] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/12/morning-bell-spread-the-word-senate-immigration-amnesty/

[4] >>> Help spread the word: This plan is the same amnesty we’ve seen before: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151634837224481&set=a.178433669480.115841.21375324480&type=1&theater

[5] Twitter : http://herit.ag/ZI7skd

[6] Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/102034747780317808/

[7] waiving welfare laws: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/08/obama-administration-ends-welfare-reform-as-we-know-it

[8] pass it to see what’s in it: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/02/morning-bell-5-ways-the-immigration-bill-is-like-obamacare/

[9] We’ve tried it before: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/17/morning-bell-weve-seen-the-effect-of-amnesty-before/

[10] trillions in taxpayer dollars: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/25/morning-bell-immigration-american-families-cannot-afford-the-cost-of-amnesty/

[11] Heritage Libertad: http://www.libertad.org/

[12] conservative Hispanic group that was targeted by the IRS: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/11/video-irs-targeted-hispanic-outreach-group/

[13] rising health insurance costs: http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-2013-q2-survey-outlook-positive-face-mediocre-growth

[14] Get the details: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/11/consumer-watchdog-tailing-consumers/

[15] severe weather: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/06/12/unusually-massive-line-storms-may-affect-one-in-five-americans/

[16] different kind of government overreach: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/11/court-rebuffs-government-overreach-in-nevada/

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