"Everyone was onboard the week after the election, and we pissed it away again."
So said a young lad named Joshua Culling, formerly of Grover Norquist's Americans For Tax Reform, about the issue of "comprehensive immigration reform."
The "everyone" young Josh referred to was specific to DC, and now the messy business of entreating the will of the American people frustrates him and his ilk to no end.
The fact of the matter is, that those interested in open borders, like Norquist, and amnesty for votes, like some in the Gang of Eight, aren't working toward legality and liberty, but anarchy with no hope of upward mobility.
The American Dream that Dreamers are promised, if granted amnesty, is being snuffed out by the dream-suckers in Washington DC.
Governmental policy is the culprit for high unemployment, high welfare participation, high crime rates and rank lawlessness, and yet the dream-suckers are still trying to sell the American Dream to people who are already here, lying to them that the white picket fence will be theirs once the old white dudes in DC pass legislation.
While hiding behind the false assumption that those who don't want this legislation to pass are heartless, the dream-suckers put an end to coal-mining, pilfer local governments with silly, yet costly peripheral projects that take money away from road construction, and slap restrictive and costly regulations on manufacturing. That's heartless.
President Obama likes to point to the "incredible" and "extraordinary" talents of immigrants as a reason for immigration reform, and says that those immigrants are needed to come here and stay here and use their hard work and talent to create jobs here.
Sounds great, but what about the more than 40 percent underemployment of recent college graduates? What about their "extraordinary talents?"
How are their dreams working out? And, how is it possible that the estimated seven million Mexican-born illegals living here now have some sort of enduring talent the nation hasn't tapped yet, when they refuse to work toward getting a green card on their own, and by their own will? Sure, hard work will get you the American Dream, but the dream-suckers make it harder through their policies, and if you aren't even up to the task of getting citizenship on your own, it's doubtful you'll work hard on much else.
The point is this: the dream-suckers want the industrious from overseas to help pay for their socialist policies, while keeping the illiterate, language-deficient from our southern border on the plantation. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said as much:
""American citizens are essentially being forced to pay for the health care costs of people who are here illegally every day, until we pass comprehensive immigration reform," he said. "We're wondering why rates are going up. ... It's no surprise. When somebody doesn't have insurance, their costs are shifted onto other people that do."
"Illegal immigrants are one of the few categories of people in the U.S. who aren't subjected to Obamacare's individual mandate requiring all people to have health insurance coverage. They also aren't eligible for taxpayer subsidies to buy insurance on the health exchanges, nor are they supposed to be getting assistance under Medicaid."
I like that the Times said they aren't "supposed" to be getting Medicaid; that is interesting, but they'll get it for sure with amnesty. Polis is another one who thinks healthcare is free with Obamacare.
So now, if you are pushing for "comprehensive immigration reform," you are pushing for more of the incredibly talented from overseas to join America's middle class to pay for the low-income illegal who will become legal through amnesty and get Medicaid and register to vote so they can vote for more dream-sucking policy from liberals in both parties.
How does any of this help a 30-year-old Mexican-born person who overstayed his visa live the American Dream? It does nothing of the sort.
What it does is stifles freedom and snuffs out liberty, and keeps those who seek to work toward goals of achieving the American Dream in a state of constant agitation because those who are granting them a grand bargain are also killing the Golden Goose.
So many times, President Obama encourages legislators to sign on to his policies because "we are a wealthy nation," and we should "spread our wealth around," but no matter what the president says, with a debt load that has surpassed GDP, and an EPA that seeks to destroy industry, we're not wealthy anymore.
Instead, the Golden Goose has been a victim of bipartisan knockout policy - just so creepy politicians can keep the cash flow going to themselves and their buddies.
The American people are rightly standing up against this.
The American people aren't standing in the way of immigration reform, as the advocacy groups in DC would have you believe, they are wisely combating the dream-sucking policies of DC and are instead advocating for the constitutional principles that ensure security, tolerance, and equality under the law for all.
The American people know what the American Dream is all about, and they know who stands in their way.
The dream-sucking policies of DC are the problem.