RUSH: You’ve got to hear this sound bite, Friday night on Hardball with Chris Matthews talking to Bloomberg News’ Margaret Carlson, and Matthews says, “Can the president win this bill?”
CARLSON: I happened to be listening to Rush Limbaugh that day, who had already gotten the talking points [sic], and he couldn’t go along with it for three hours. The president did it backwards. I think a lot of people who are sympathetic to the immigrants who are here and want to find a way to make them legal still want the border secured. Ah, but he did it backwards for his base and isn’t convincing to the people who are sympathetic to the immigrants who are here who feel they were seduced to this country and have to find a way to make it legal.
RUSH: Whoa! It’s America’s fault that they’re here! Illegal immigrants were “seduced.” They were seduced to come here. And then of course I, ladies and gentlemen, got the talking points but they’re so outrageous, not even
McCAIN: Well, they paid the taxes. Do you want a refund? At least shouldn’t you then if you don’t want them to get benefits, they paid the taxes that came out of their salaries, and, uh, so they contributed. Should they at least not, uhhh… Should they be deprived of the taxes that they paid?
WALLACE: I don’t think that’s —
RUSH: So the fact that they committed identity theft and
MCCAIN: Look, the taxes were taken out of their paychecks. It was put into a fund that is a legitimate fund. Of course they were illegal because they were here illegally.
RUSH: Yeah, right! Yeah, well?
MCCAIN: But what we’d
RUSH: So… (Laughing.) Collect their Social Security benefits and send the money back. We’ve already got such an agreement. We detailed it for you on Friday. It happened back in ’98, or 2002, I forget which it was. So now, not only are we going to collect their Social Security benefits, we’re going to send the benefits back to Mexico so that they can go back there! I thought McCain was one of these guys saying, “They’re great. They’re needed. They’re the backbone, the future of our society.” What’s he now talking about coming up with incentives to send them back to Mexico for? We’ve already got laws that will do that without
McCAIN: I went down to South Carolina and said that flag that was flying over the State Capitol, which was a Confederate flag, was — that I shouldn’t be involved in it, it was a state issue. It was an act of cowardice.
WALLACE: Act of cowardice on your part?
WALLACE: And you did it because you thought, “This will help me in the South Carolina primary in 2000”?
McCAIN: Yeah, sure. “This won’t alienate a certain voting bloc,” and I lost anyway.
RUSH: And he lost anyway so he admits to being politically expedient. Now, this is, primarily, an attempt to satisfy those on the left who just
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services from 2003 estimates seven million illegals. The US Census Bureau from 2000 estimates 8.7 million illegals. The
“One in seven Mexican workers migrates, and most of them send their money back home. The current migration of Mexican and Central Americans to the United States is one of the largest diasporas in modern history, experts say. Roughly 10% of Mexico’s population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15% of Mexico’s labor force is working in the United States. One in every seven Mexican workers migrates to the United States. Mass migration from Mexico began more than a century ago, deeply embedded in the history, culture, and economies of both nations. The current wave began with Mexico’s economic crisis in 1982, accelerated sharply in the nineties with the US economic boom, and today has reached record dimensions,” with hardly anybody understanding, in elected positions, the threat posed by this.
RUSH: Let me say it again in response to Senator McCain. I made the point last week. I sometimes forget, you know, I have it in my head that every one of you listens to
MCCAIN: Look, the taxes were taken out of their paychecks. It was put into a fund that is a legitimate fund. Of course they were illegal because they were here illegally. But what we’d
RUSH: All right. Before this he had said, explained to Chris Wallace, why he was one of the senators that voted to go ahead and
Senator McCain, none of the others that support this will recognize or acknowledge
If they didn’t pay into public school systems through property taxes, then why do they get the benefit of that for free? Same with health care. The public is not stupid on this. This is just so much knee-jerk nonsense out there, and it’s all oriented: ‘Well, they paid into the government, and they’ve paid those taxes, and we must give them those benefits.’ It strikes me that there’s an element here in Washington that actually does think that the more these people get in and start paying Social Security, the
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