Lawmakers warn modest budget breakthrough may do little for immigration, other blocked issues

  • Article by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 15, 2013 - 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON — People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little.

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avejoeconDec. 15, 13 8:23 AM

Lets see, the dems are so upset because they didn't increase the time people can be on unemployment because there are not enough jobs, but in the next breath are saying we need to bring in 30 Million MORE unskilled workers to further lower wages? Really, if it wasn't so sad, it would be a great punchline!

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dogmanDec. 15, 1310:06 AM

"but in the next breath are saying we need to bring in 30 Million MORE unskilled workers" -- bring them in from where? Where are those 30 million now? Could you provide a quote where any democrat suggests brining in 30 million new unskilled workers?

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jpcooperDec. 15, 1310:24 AM

WOW! Harry Reid might pass his second budget since 2006!

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jpcooperDec. 15, 1310:25 AM

I wonder if Al Franken has consulted with Harry Reid to find out how he should vote on this budget?

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avejoeconDec. 15, 1312:16 PM

bring them in from where? Where are those 30 million now? Could you provide a quote where any democrat suggests brining in 30 million new unskilled workers?-------Read any article about passing Immigration reform. Any article you want.

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dogmanDec. 15, 13 2:52 PM

"Read any article about passing Immigration reform. Any article you want." -- Politico... 2 days ago... 'DHS nominee Jeh Johnson defends immigration bill' ...CBS 3 days ago 'One last immigration reform push before Congress leaves town'... neither mentioned 30 million new workers... where they are now or would come from... or included a statement from a democrat expressing interest in 'bringing in' new, unskilled workers... again... please provide a quote

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poolcharkyDec. 15, 13 8:50 PM

If you are wondering about flooding the US labor market with another 30million foreign workers over the next decade go read the immigration bill passed this summer by the US senate. It grants amnesty to 12 million existing illegals and then goes on to increase legal immigration limits & visas that will bring in another 20million foreign workers over the next. Decade. There is your 30-plus million foreign workers.

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poolcharkyDec. 15, 13 8:55 PM

We could have saved $330billion annually over the past decade (that's $3.3trillion) if the Fed government. Would have cut illegal aliens off the dole.

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poolcharkyDec. 15, 13 8:58 PM

Dog an -- go read the immigration bill the US Senate passed this spring. Amnesty for 12million illegal aliens and work visas and immigration quotas for another 20million over the next decade. Open your eyes.

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dogmanDec. 15, 1310:35 PM

"go read the immigration bill the US Senate passed this spring. Amnesty for 12million illegal aliens and work visas and immigration quotas for another 20million over the next decade. Open your eyes." -- my eyes are wide open... the false post I was responding to indicated democrats want to bring in an additional 30 million unskilled workers. You just admitted12 million already are here... proving that part of the post was a lie. You asked if I read a 1200 page bill... I haven't, and I'm guessing you haven't, either. If your claim of 20 million on work visas include high tech H-1B workers... those aren't unskilled, again proving that part of the post was a lie. And I've yet had anyone provide a quote showing democrats want 30 million new unskilled workers added to the workforce, let alone a quote (source) backing up your claim of 12 million undocumented workers, and 20 million visas. I'll wait patiently...

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