Congressional Republicans fail again to curb the progressive agenda, instead continue to fully fund policy that is anti-American and harmful to US workers.
The bloated $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill pushed through Congress by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) last month was hailed as a success by establishment Republicans, but as more details come to light, it essentially funds all of the Obama Administrations key agendas including spending that funds visas for nearly 300,000 temporary and permanent Muslim migrants over the next 12 months. And you can bet Obama will spend every penny of it.
The omnibus bill also funded sanctuary cities, illegal alien tax credits, and changed federal law to allow for a massive increase in low-skilled H-2B workers– an immigration expansion opposed by more than nine in ten GOP voters. Yet at the first gathering of all House Republicans since the omnibus’s passage, Politico reports that GOP lawmakers gave Ryan a standing ovation at the close of this week’s Republican Congressional retreat.
Politico writes: “Retreats like this week’s pow-wow at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor are typically contentious affairs. For the past four years, lawmakers used it as an occasion to scream at John Boehner and Eric Cantor. During their last session here, however, Ryan got a standing ovation as he made commitments to [pursue] big ideas.”
Yet neither John Boehner nor Eric Cantor joined Barack Obama to expand Muslim immigration in to the United States– a distinction which is uniquely Paul Ryan’s.
Prior to the retreat, in a “Dear Colleague” letter written by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), Brat pointed out:
Ninety-two percent of GOP voters oppose this immigration growth, Pew reports. A microscopic 7 percent of GOP voters say they’d like to see more immigration. And yet party elites continue pushing for more—with no recognition of, let alone concern for, its impact on workers… How can it be possible that the demands of 92 percent of our electorate are not merely ignored, but sabotaged? The last legislation put forward [i.e. the Rubio-Schumer bill] would have tripled green card issuance over the next ten years—a population of new permanent residents almost seven times larger than the population of South Carolina.
Despite overwhelming opposition from the Republican party base, Congress continues to fund and openly support “Big Government”, cronyism, and the Progressive agenda.
The Session/Brat “Dear Colleague” letter went on to say:
The enormity of what is happening is somehow being lost on our political leaders. But it is not lost on the American people. Today, after five decades of record immigration, a record number of Americans are not working. The share of men in their prime working years who do not have jobs has tripled since the late 1960s. Workplace participation for women has declined more than three full percentage points since 2000. Median household incomes today are $4,000 less than they were fifteen years ago… Absent visa reductions, the annual rate of immigration, the total level of immigration, and the percentage of the country that is foreign-born will continue surging every single year.
Party leadership, including Rep. Ryan, continue to let the American people down by failing to reign in the out-of-control spending and policy that is not only un-American, but in total contrast to the principles of the constituents who elected Ryan and follow-on Conservatives. They ran on Conservative principles and were elected for the specific purpose of opposing the Obama/Pelosi/Reid Progressive policy. Instead they hand it to them on a silver platter using the same justification used by Boehner, nothing but a promise that “As soon as we have a Republican in the White House” we can turn it around. I never bought that line when Boehner said it and even less now. This year will be a year of the Obama Administration stretching the limits of the Executive Branch