Dissonance In The Senate (Updated With Information From Ogre)
Looks as if some Senators are worried about backlash from their constituents. Excerpt from this May 21, 2007 article in the Washington Times:
...Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this weekend said he will insist that the bill's guest-worker provision be slashed from 400,000 per year down to 100,000 per year.According to the article, fewer than twenty Senators will be supporting the bill when it hits the Senate floor today because
"I don't want a program that is a funnel for cheap labor," Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, said, according to the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal. Mr. Reid said the 400,000 number "will not remain in the bill."...
the deal was written in secret by a dozen senators and the Bush administration [and] wasn't even finalized until yesterday and still hasn't reached many Senate offices.One wonders if some of the reticence found in the recent survey is the result of voters' having flooded Capitol Hill with objections to the bill.
Read the entire article from the Washington Times. The grapevine here says that the voters' communiques the past several days have been running overwhelmingly against the bill.
According to Ogre's analysis of the bill, which he dubs "the Kennedy-StupidMorons Immigration Bill":
...I've heard lots about what's in the bill. I've heard nothing good at ALL about the bill. But I decided to try and do what the Senators won't -- I wanted to read the entire bill. So if you don't want to read the whole 790 pages, I'll attempt to provide the cliff notes version here....Ogre's analysis is a long read, but worth your time.
If this bill passes, and I'm not just blowing smoke here, say goodbye to America -- at least as a free country and a representative republic.
If this passes, you will be able to tell your grandchildren that you were able to witness the fall of America. We had a good run, but I guess this is it.