Ted Cruz Exposes the Amnesty Bill… $5000 Penalty for Hiring Citizens Over Legalized Aliens… SERIOUSLY!!!

tedcruzWe can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we? Well Thank God Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it but he schooled anyone who would listen from the Senate floor on Tuesday. Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a citizen over a legalized alien. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. Senator Cruz was quoted as saying:

“I filed an amendment that would have corrected one of the most egregious aspects of the gang of eight bill as it intersects with Obamacare legislation, namely a penalty imposed on U.S. employers for hiring U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. This bill says if an employer hires a citizen or a legal immigrant, the IRS can impose a $5,000 penalty on that employer. But if the employer instead hires someone with RPI status, that penalty will go away. That is utterly and completely indefensible.”

“Nobody in this body wants to see African-American unemployment go up. Nobody wants to see Hispanic unemployment go up, youth unemployment go up, union household unemployment go up, legal immigrant unemployment go up. Yet every one of those will happen if this Gang of Eight bill passes without fixing this problem. If that happens, all 100 members of the U.S. Senate will be accountable to our constituents for explaining why we voted to put a federal penalty on hiring U.S. citizens and hiring legal immigrants. I hope this body will choose to pass my amendment and fix this grave defect in the Gang of Eight legislation.”

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It would be very interesting to know whose hand was responsible for slipping this into the bill but it surely won’t be the only surprise that comes from a 1200 page bill that has not been scrutinized by the majority of those who voted to pass it.

John Hayward reports:

Cruz already weathered a few hilariously botched attempts to “fact-check” his claim into oblivion, which ended with the “fact checkers” admitting he was right about the problem, but questioning whether employers would respond to this incentive on the scale he envisions.  (That, of course, is a difference of opinion, not a fact check.)

For added fun, the Weekly Standard collared five of the Democrat senators who voted to cut off debate on the immigration bill, and asked for their take on the problem Cruz describes.  None of them knew if the loophole had been addressed yet.  Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) babbled something incoherent that had nothing to do with the question; Tom Carper (D-DE) snarled that he was too busy to answer the question; and Max “Train Wreck” Baucus, the author of ObamaCare, mumbled: “We’re trying to solve that right now… I don’t know if that’s been solved.”

America, what in the hell are these Senators trying to sell us? I don’t even know where to begin with this story so I believe I will stop while I am ahead. Senator Cruz sums up the problem really well in the video. I will defer to the expert.

As my friend Jessica Smith told me yesterday when she passed this on, “Are you ready for your head to explode?” I think it already has Jessica.

This is unreal, unbelievable and unforgivable.

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48 Responses to Ted Cruz Exposes the Amnesty Bill… $5000 Penalty for Hiring Citizens Over Legalized Aliens… SERIOUSLY!!!

  1. Darrell says:

    Our Government is playing this game to get rid of the republican party. They do not care what it does to the country.
    But there is a problem. It’s not the Government that is hiring the Illegal immigrants. It’s The people.
    I have worked in construction for thirty years and I have seen the labor force change from American citizens to Illegal immigrant workers. The reason is the American homeowner will hire them to save money. I could not compete with their tax free labor.
    There have been two storms in our area recently and the Illegal’s have flooded the area and the people are hiring them to save their deductible on their insurance claim(which is illegal itself).
    I want you all to ask yourself if you are hiring these people. They control the construction, and landscape industries, along with many other.
    If we stop hiring them there will be more jobs for our own. It is hard and physical work but an honest living.
    We also have to teach our young that there is nothing wrong with hard work.

    • Joanna says:

      AMEN to that. There should be serious deterring fine put on those that hire illegals as part of their work force along with citizens that use their services. It is a dis-service to American workers.
      We own a business and we do not hire illegals nor do we to do our yard work or maintenance on our home.
      It may cost us a bit more but in the long run it will save us a lot more if we don’t preserve America for Americans. We get what we pay for and elect.
      As far as I’m concerned our elected officials are nothing more than free loaders, silver plated welfare recipients on the dole.

  2. tiredoftheblamegame says:

    We should be addressing the unemployment of our own citizens before we bring other people into this mix. Our own no matter what color of skin, or age should be first. THEN we need to address in the UN Mexico’s lack of caring about taking care of their own citizens and expecting other countries to take care of their people. Mexico is rich in natural resources and despite their lame excuses that they cannot, all lies, need to be forced to change their cast society and begin addressing the needs of all their own people and stop passing blame and burden on to others. That is the biggest of all issues. Mexican citizens should not feel they have to leave their own homes to be able to take care of their families. Mexico’s shame is behind our illegal imigration problems, and the world needs to turn to Mexico and force them to take responsibility of their own and stop tring to pass the buck.

  3. Ryan Nace says:

    Our government, like every government, does not sell the people anything. They command, we obey.

  4. Mikee3020 says:

    Muslims ARE NOT EXEMPT!!! hat is an urban legend…(sounded believeable) so I researched it. NO citizen could be exempt on bases of religon but others not. That would be discrimination based on religon which is illegal.

  5. yukidongo says:

    I hate to be the doomsday prophet, but if the House passes this bill, America is finished as we know it, and forever finished as far as Conservatives. And, Boehner needs to find out that the Majority still says NO to this citizenship/amnesty for illegals. It isn’t whether the majority of his colleagues support it enough to vote on it, it needs to be killed…period. IF we take in tat many illegals, at once, again, it is the second factor in the end of America. The other factor is the Muslims, who worked well with the fascist Nazis in WWII. Call those Congressmen…Tell them to vote NO on the Amnesty bill, because that is what it is!

  6. God Bless Ted Cruz Patcnews Aug 30, 2012 Welcomes Ted Cruz U.S. Senator

  7. Beanlet says:

    This amnesty bill is a “Get out of jail” card for Obama because it decriminalizes:
    1.‘Falsely representing or knowingly using a Social Security Number obtained with false information’
    2.‘Falsely claiming citizenship on Form I-9′
    3.‘Knowingly altering a Social Security Card’
    4.‘Document fraud to prove eligibility for employment’
    If you believe the allegations of Social Security, foreign student and birth certificate fraud by Obama, don’t you find it incredibly convenient that the list above just happens to be exactly what Obama is guilty of?

  8. Jerry says:

    What needs to be done is to do away with these people who write this kind of garbage and then call for a vote on it within a few days. They don’t want anyone to know what they are voting on as in the $5000 fine for hiring an American instead of an illegal. What I mean by done away with is taken out and put before a firing squad for their treasonous actions against the Citizens of America.

  9. Kevin says:

    Put E-verify in the all public schools and public services before you force private employers to be deputies of a corrupt government that refuses to do what our tax dollars have already paid for! Seal the Border like we do South Korea! Got it!

  10. This immigration bill is NOT about immigration it’s about control over the middle class. If they can demoralize and demote all middleclass citizens to the lowest level of income, they OWN US ALL! ovomit WANTS the country to fall into third world status for his dreams of “Taking America Down” to come true.
    The coup he has successful orchestrated is ONE step away from him proclaiming “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”, and he knows that the COWARDS in congress WON’T do a damned thing about it.

    • Daniel says:

      What Sen. Ted Cruz forgot to tell everyone is the “FACT” all Muslim’s are exempt from Obamacare! So if all American’s convert to Islam they will be exempt!

      • Joanna says:

        He didn’t forget he just didn’t mention it in this article.
        Muslims are exempt along with Native Americans, Amish, Jehovah witnesses and a long list of corporations that supported his campaign. and every one in congress and all of his appointees.
        Obama is biased, prejudiced, and a bigot. The most divisive, duplicitous, maladjusted, subversive, incompetent, alien to inhabit the office of president and should be charged with treason and dereliction of duty. Found guilty and suffer the ultimate fate of a traitor.

  11. Shod Pell says:

    What needs to be done is do away with the person who is setting up these fiascoes, the person who is constantly stampeding these bills to the vote. This tactic is getting very old and unfortunately being used to suppress debates and line item review. The Senate and the House need to outlaw this tactic. There needs to beset in place a time of X days to read N number of pages of a bill. This would insure that the congress has ample time to read and understand what it is that they are voting on. If a congressman does not use that time to read the bill or have staff members read the bill and give him a brief on it then the people of the state that person represents can take care of the problem. Harry Reed from Nevada needs to go. He is as crooked as a dogs hind leg. NEVADA, Wake the F___Up and dispense with that anchor. BTW I lived in Northern Nevada most of my life so I’m not just some out of state AH. I believe ALL that voted in the affirmative of this P.O.S. bill did so in the hopes of gaining votes to secure their jobs. Every last person who did so should be replaced by immediate recall. They have shown, and this is not the first time, what their true colors are why should we wait for them to screw us some more before they leave. To hell with waiting for the next election cycle. Personally I am tired of being the screw-e, its time to become the Screw-er.

  12. Carolyn Morgan says:

    Is there any way to find out who included this into the bill?

    • NHConstitutionalist says:

      I’m going to do a search for authors of amendments to S-744 the amnesty bill.
      And, ask my friends in TX to ask Senator Cruz if he knows who the perpetrator is of $5000 penalty fee.
      Then, we can petition to have this ass*trick kicked with a steel toed boot
      One has to wonder if the senators who voted for that egregious monstrosity of the contorted minds all failed reading comprehension 101 who arrived on the wooden wheeled short bus to Washington.
      I’m a senior citizen but Reid is a senile reprobate among others that belong in The Bat Cave Home for dottering old fools sharing a box of Depends with Pelosi, the gas bag from the fag bag district of CA.

      Note: PC equates to Pandering Capitulator.

  13. eddie storms says:

    impeach obama he is not american he is muslim .abolish irs please

  14. GrannyAm says:

    The Senate by bringing immigration forward now rather then after the midterm election opened a small window for the American citizens to take control of their government.

    Senators’ vote on the immigration bill
    The fastest way to stop this tyranny is to charge your Senators who vote for it with Treason. They by their vote are representing citizens of other nations. The senators are voting against the best interest of the people they are sworn to serve.

    There is no law that prohibits American citizens from bringing action against their US Senators. It would take a few people in their local district to start an action against their US Senators. A few American citizens in their local district bringing action against their US Senators DOES NOT evoke government overthrow.

    Any number of districts per state filing actions equals a very loud voice, one that The House US Representatives will hear.

    Voter fraud, protests, media will not stop the charges against the Senators.

  15. bill stagemeyer says:

    …………………………………….this is set up for the Syrian refugees when they get here….

  16. Nancy Marino says:

    They better just start over and learn how to read and protect our country!

  17. kdccarr says:

    If a bill can’t be written so that it is able to be read and comprehended by the average citizen ( let alone Congress person) it should not be passed.. period. The vast majority in Congress are former lawyers, they write they huge bills and even they can’t comprehend them or read them. They just pass them and let the chips fall where they may for others to implement them, clean up, suffer under them or try to decipher them. We need to seal the entire Legislative, Executive, and Judical branch members in the Capitol, fly a B2 bomber overhead and drop a payload of giant enema bombs through the roof in order to flush all the crap out of our Government.

  18. Linda says:

    It’s starting to feel as if there has been a war and We the People lost…..

    • Patty says:

      That is exactly how I feel Linda. No war is complete without a Benedict Arnold. The 14 GOP traitors to name a few with the worst of the 14 being Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake.

  19. Rev. James E. Ross says:

    Any time a Bill is advanced to the Senate and/or the House, no mater if it is only twelve pages or twelve thousand pages, all members of Congress should be required to read it all the way to the end in order to be allowed to vote on it. THAT is what they were “HIRED” to do. No one should be expected to read and UNDERSTAND any Bill in only two or three days. If it takes three months, so be it…….!!!!!!!

    • I agree. It just makes sense. How can a representative cast an informed vote if he hasn’t even read the whole thing. How can any representative actually look any voter or citizen in the eye and say ‘I didn’t read it before I voted’ how can we even think of electing people who vote without reading?

      Elected officials say ‘we need to get this passed’ or ‘we need to have a vote on this.’ No! You need to read the whole thing AND understand everything about it before you vote! Criticisms are made because Republicans stall things in Congress. Good! I want things to move slowly! I want my representatives to consider very carefully whether the legislation is good or not. I want them to stop bad legislation. I don’t want bi-partisanship. All bi-partisanship does is get my money spent or one of my Constitutionally protected Rights violated.

      Congress does NOT need to always being getting things done. They need to ensure the Country runs smoothly – that doesn’t mean passing new legislation all the time. They don’t need all these laws and taxes and Acts. Concentrate on your enumerated Constitutional duties and the laws NECESSARY & PROPER to fulfilling those duties. Necessary and proper doesn’t mean anything YOU want – it means absolutely needed to carry out a duty AND proper means it doesn’t violate the Constitution in ANY way!

    • Rick M. says:

      Ah, the Democratic ‘cliff notes’ for all members of Congress. Put in just what is need to Pass the vote and ignore the guts of the information. It is not surprising to me that the ‘cliff note’ intellect has taken over the US. I’m pretty sure that if anyone ever does get a copy of the bogus college transcripts of our ‘illustrious’ president then all they will see are cliff notes. Get rid of the ‘find the easy way out’ congressmen and representatives and start electing some people who actually give a damn about America and the values America was built on!

      • Joanna says:

        “CLIFF Notes” A truly appropriate term. As we are on the brink of that CLIFF the pied piper of community organizers has set along with his troll followers in his FOWARD approach to hell.

  20. Derf says:

    Congress should withhold funding the Secret Service Agency. Without payroll for the protectors, they will quit and most of the Senate and Congress would have to pay for protection from their own pockets or resign. Cut off the foreign born Kenyan’s protection and let him fend for himself. Why pay to protect crud that most Americans don’t like or respect.

    • liz says:

      The secret service does more than just protect people. They deal with counterfeiting as well (that was actually the reason they were created). Also to shut down the SS would put quite a few people out of a job which is not the right answer.

  21. First, I want to say THANK YOU SENATOR CRUZ!!

    This is just one more of the millions of reasons that now is the time for the whole Country to support The New Federalist Party and our plan to correct the illegal and unconstitutional manner in which our federal government has been operating for two centuries.

    The Supreme Court does not and never did have the power to rule on the Constitutionality of our laws. They have no authority to dictate to us what pre-existing Rights are protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The federal government has NO power to define the rules the PEOPLE wrote FOR THEM. They have no power to decide if they have broken those rules. They have no power to define the duties and powers granted to them by the Constitution. They have no power to grant themselves new powers or expand current ones.

    Congress, SCOTUS, and the President are completely out of control believing they are the ones who dictate to us. WE are the ones who dictate to THEM. They have been getting away with this because too many people believe them when the federal government tells us that they have control over us, that they say what their powers are, that they decide if a law is Constitutional or not, that they determine when they have exceeded their Constitutional powers – we all know they NEVER think they have exceeded their powers.

    We the People are the ones who have the power, we always have, and we always will. The federal government has tricked us into thinking we don’t. Don’t let them get away with this anymore!


  22. Robert Jones says:

    The whole damn bill for amnesty needs to be repealed. It is not worth the paper it is written on. They tried this crap back in 1986, it did not work then and it will not work now.

  23. charles coker says:

    i don’t trust anyone in washington dc today. george soros and the billerbergs have ruin this country because they own all the politicans in dc.

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