On February 27, funding for the Department of Homeland Security is set to expire, and once again, the blame-game is in full force in Washington. The House has passed a bill to fund all of DHS, with one exception: the House bill bars funding for the implementation of President Obama's executive amnesty. Democrats claim that the GOP is placing funding for Homeland Security at risk. Nancy Pelosi has been quoted several times calling on the House to pass a "clean"
funding bill, claiming that GOP attempts to stop executive amnesty amount to "anti-immigrant grandstanding."
But what's really going on here?
The House's funding bill would pay for all current DHS operations. The only really significant thing about the House bill is that it leaves out funding for implementation of President Obama's unconstitutional executive order. It does nothing to combat the massive amounts of waste at DHS.
Nor does it do anything to combat any of DHS's growing extraconstitutional law-enforcement activities. While Democrats would like us to believe that the Republicans' bill is some deep, dark Tea Party scheme, I can guarantee you that many in the Tea Party would like to see cuts to DHS that extend far beyond just shutting down President Obama's extraconstitutional executive order.
And likewise, the push to stop President Obama's executive amnesty goes far beyond "anti-immigrant grandstanding." Twenty-six states have sued the federal government to stop these unconstitutional actions, prompting a federal judge in Texas to issue an injunction.
Secretaries of State from Ohio and Kansas
have testified to Congress that Obama's amnesty could enable illegal immigrants to get away with voter fraud, as "motor voter" laws that tie voter registration to government services will make it easy for illegal aliens to register to vote...and as they gain more 'legal' recognition from the government, it makes it that much harder for elections officials to weed out the non-citizens from the roles.
It could be reasonably assumed, of course, that this is the endgame for Democrats. Ohio is a key swing state in presidential elections, but including illegal immigrants in the vote could move it solidly into Democrat territory...and it's virtually guaranteed that Ohio and Kansas will not be the only states effected in this way.
The reasons Republicans should do whatever it takes to stop Obama's amnesty become even more compelling when you throw the Internal Revenue Service into the mix. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress that his agency would be handing out back-refunds to illegal aliens once they get Social Security Numbers...even if they didn't pay taxes.
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This was the same IRS that announced that there would be delays in processing refunds for U.S. citizens
after their budget was cut in December's CROmnibus budget agreement.
It's the Beltway Two-Step: First use executive amnesty to enable illegal immigrants to commit voter fraud, then use the IRS to bribe them, so they'll vote for the 'right' party.
Meanwhile, Democrats continue to accuse Congressional Republicans of putting DHS funding at risk...even though the bill for DHS funding is being blocked by Senate Democrats, who refuse to let it move forward for debate.
It was quite agonizing listening to Chris Wallace grill House Speaker John Boehner
on Sunday, repeatedly asking him to pledge that he wouldn't "allow funding for the Department of Homeland Security to run out," ostensibly buying into the lie that the onus is on House Republicans to give Senate Democrats exactly what they want. That has never been how our system of government works; there is no reason we should start now.
This all goes back to what Democrats love to remind us all every time they are in power: elections matter. If it's really that important for Democrats to ensure that DHS funding is approved before the deadline, they should allow the House bill to move forward. If they want to keep President Obama's unconstitutional amnesty intact, they can feel free to offer amendments. If those amendments fail, then they should remember that last November's elections really do matter. President Obama's executive overreach was one of the factors that helped get Republicans get control of both the House and the Senate.
After all, you would think that this crowd would remember that elections matter, since that is why they are so intent on enabling and bribing illegal immigrants to vote Democrat.