Sen. Mike Lee Bucks Marco Rubio’s Amnesty-Lite Immigration Proposal
By Javier Manjarres, Shark Tank
One of the most popular and conservative members of the U.S. Senate is Senator Mike Lee of Utah, and he’s just released a statement announcing that he will not be supporting the newly issued “Statement of Principles” by the bipartisan
“Amnesty Gang of 8.” The gang of 8 is comprised of his friends Senator Marco Rubio, John McCain and four of the most liberal Democrats in the Senate.
“These guidelines contemplate a policy that will grant special benefits to illegal immigrants based on their unlawful presence in the country. - Sen. Mike Lee
Lee clearly sees what many conservatives see clear as day- these principles open the door for blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants. Lee points out a glaring agricultural point in the measure that gives “special exceptions” or preferential amnesty for farm laborers.
“Additionally, the framework carves out a special exception for agricultural workers that has little justification. Maintaining the safety of America’s food supply is an important goal, but it is unclear why immigrants in this sector should achieve special status over skilled workers in industries equally important to the American economy.-Senator Mike Lee
McCain himself said there was very little daylight between this proposal and his 2007 McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill that was shot down in the Congress due to the overwhelming public outcry against the bill. (continue at the Shark Tank)
Rep. Radel Keeps Campaign Promises, Looks to Repeal Obamacare
By Javier Manjarres, The Shark Tank
Congressman Trey Radel is backing up his campaign rhetoric by signing on to several key bills that are in line with what he promised his constituents he would support, were he elected to the U.S. Congress.
Radel will also look to repeal part of Obamacare by signing onto the Medical Devise Tax Repeal which “ Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal excise tax on medial devices as well as well as other technical repeals.
“One of my first priorities in Congress was to seek out and support the bills I discussed with Southwest Floridians, keeping my promises to them.” Radel added “I hope to continue these conversations and discussions at my Listening Tour that kicks off this week in Fort Myers and Naples.”
Here are the bills Radel has signed onto-
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in Wisconsin has made a radio ad counseling residents to have a gun and know how to use it. Wisconsin sheriff released an ad calling on residents to defend themselves, because the old model of having a citizen call 911 and wait for help isn't always the best option. Gary Porter/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP/File
With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting
is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent
criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you
prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a
firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty
to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now,” he says. (continue at Christan Science Monitor)