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Old 06-28-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This post isn't about illegal immigration. It's about the add-ons the Senate, Independents, Republicans and Democrats) crammed in the bill they sent to the House. In addition to the Alaska Seafood Special (Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) and Youth Jobs Program (Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT):

"...Cornyn is not alone in decrying the immigration bill’s taxpayer-funded crony giveaways to favored industries. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the bill is so riddled with corporate concessions that it “reads like a Christmas wish list for Haliburton.” Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle also reported on the bill’s inclusion of a crony capitalism casino kickback to Las Vegas casinos. Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) successfully inserted the language.

Immigration Bill Riddled with Pork
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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This post isn't about illegal immigration. It's about the add-ons the Senate, Independents, Republicans and Democrats) crammed in the bill they sent to the House. In addition to the Alaska Seafood Special (Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK) and Youth Jobs Program (Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT):

"...Cornyn is not alone in decrying the immigration bill’s taxpayer-funded crony giveaways to favored industries. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the bill is so riddled with corporate concessions that it “reads like a Christmas wish list for Haliburton.” Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle also reported on the bill’s inclusion of a crony capitalism casino kickback to Las Vegas casinos. Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) successfully inserted the language.

Immigration Bill Riddled with Pork

Yes, an interesting read.

I will be interested to see the pork the House comes up with, in their version.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That's the only way bills pass now..bought and paid for votes.

Harry Reid gets his $100 million a year forever, Alaska gets their exemption on low cost labor, etc.
Pork votes YES so pass the pork !
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