Feb 25, 2015

History Exposes GOP Immigration Outcry As Bogus While Media Blows Story (Again)

Obama is giving amnesty to the same percent of people as Republican Presidents (following his strategy of implementing GOP policies even though GOP does an about face & starts opposing their own policy recommendations ).

History exposes GOP immigration outcry as bogus - Rachel Maddow reviews instances of Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush taking executive action on immigration, contrary to anti-Obama Republicans who insist that President Obama's proposed action in the absence of a bill from Congress is unprecedented.

Article Extract:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.
Two of the last three Republican presidents — Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986.
There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now.
A tea party-influenced GOP is poised to erupt if and when Obama follows through on his promise. He wants to extend protection from deportation to millions of immigrant parents and spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and expand his 2-year-old program that shields immigrants brought illegally to this country as children.
"The audacity of this president to think he can completely destroy the rule of law with the stroke of a pen is unfathomable to me," said GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken opponent of relaxing U.S. immigration law. "It is unconstitutional, it is cynical, and it violates the will of the American people." {Editors note: Steve King is one of the "Legitimate rape" Republicans. Not a guy you would want around your family. }
Such strong feelings are common among congressional Republicans. GOP leaders warn that an executive order from Obama would "poison the well" and severely damage Republicans' willingness to work with the president during his final two years in office.
Some Republicans have even raised the possibility of impeachment.
Nearly three decades ago, there was barely a peep when Reagan and Bush used their authority to extend amnesty to the spouses and minor children of immigrants covered by the 1986 law.
In 1986, Congress and Reagan enacted a sweeping overhaul that gave legal status to up to 3 million immigrants without authorization to be in the country, if they had come to the U.S. before 1982. Spouses and children who could not meet that test did not qualify, which incited protests that the new law was breaking up families.
Early efforts in Congress to amend the law to cover family members failed. In 1987, Reagan's Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner announced that minor children of parents granted amnesty by the law would get protection from deportation.
Spouses and children of couples in which one parent qualified for amnesty but the other did not remained subject to deportation, leading to efforts to amend the 1986 law.
In a parallel to today, the Senate acted in 1989 to broaden legal status to families but the House never took up the bill. Through the INS, Bush advanced a new "family fairness" policy that put in place the Senate measure. Congress passed the policy into law by the end of the year as part of broader immigration legislation.
"It's a striking parallel," said Mark Noferi of the pro-immigration American Immigration Council. "Bush Sr. went big at the time. He protected about 40 percent of the unauthorized population. Back then that was up to 1.5 million. Today that would be about 5 million."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/reagan-and-bush-made-immigration-executive-orders-2014-11#ixzz3SnJDdzLC

GOP employs selective memory on immigration - John Stanton, Buzzfeed DC bureau chief, talks with Rachel Maddow about the extent to which Republican animosity toward President Obama biases them against policies, like immigration reform, that they might otherwise support.

The immigration drama by the GOP is just plain hypocrisy, as usual. Obama is giving amnesty to the same percent of people as Bush & Reagan before him. Unfortunately, Reagan's policy of death squads for South America, courtesy the US Government, is bearing fruit and we now have more immigrants fleeing the destruction GOP policies caused. So the number of people that are getting amnesty is larger.

GOP & it's pet, Fox News, may argue that percentage doesn't matter for this case only numbers do. This is normal, they use this strategy with many of their lies & deceptions, i.e. they use numerical numbers when they want to dissuade someone from considering an idea to make it seem like too much and they use percentages for stuff they want to promote (this varies while carrying on with the same theme of lying & deceiving it's viewers... it's not considered to be treason no matter how many US Citizens they hurt cause the Courts said it's OK to lie and call it news as "free speech". It's like giving Hitler permission to do his lies because it qualifies as free speech. Do you see something seriously wrong with this logic? Conservative in the courts didn't. That is even more disturbing then the regular lies of the GOP).

The following videos by the Daily Show proves this point of GOP hypocrisy about numbers & percentages.

Example 1 Of GOP Hypocrisy:

World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives - Warren Buffett's op-ed is a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or to put it another way, "class warfare." (4:48)

Notice: Fox-News/GOP talk of percentages for the minority group they protect but numerical figures with examples of piles of money when attacking majority interests. (Get it?)

Example 2 of GOP Hypocrisy:

World of Class Warfare - The Poor's Free Ride Is Over - The government could raise $700 billion by either taking half of everything earned by the bottom 50% or by raising the marginal tax rate on the top two percent. (6:32):

A. "We gotta start somewhere... that's a million dollars (that we could save) - in contrast to the 700 billion we could save to reduce the deficit from the rich and unfairly untaxed (i.e. there is class warfare but its from the ones who are trying to aggravate people by projecting what they are doing onto Buffet). 

[The answer is YES, we can start somewhere, such as the solution below or by making the taxes proportionate between rich and poor. For example 20% from a poor person could lead to struggling to survive while 20% from someone with a billion dollars can't possibly leave them struggling to survive. Of course, 20% from a rich person WILL be more money than 20% from the poor person. Be conscious of which modes of measurement the GOP/Fox-News is using to understand where & how they are trying to fool you - when they aren't throwing you a bone to seem nice! ]

B . From fox news: Dont tax the rich but 'broaden the tax base' - ignore/cover over the realty of the tax codes.

C. Taxing the majority (poor) instead of taxing the minority (super rich by comparison) this is the very definition of despotism/tyranny. 

D. Heritage institute (Koch Brother funded) are trying to create the image of poor being wealthycause they have normal second world amenities. (i.e. this will lower standard of living).

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