Make the Call Now to Fight Obama’s Amnesty
Thursday’s House Vote is for Show
House Republicans are planning to give up their only leverage over Barack Obama and Harry Reid. They want to pass a long-term spending bill that doesn’t defund the President’s executive amnesty. Instead, they are planning a show vote today against Obama’s amnesty, and then promising to fight anew next year.
This course of action is unacceptable. If they’re not willing to fight now, experience tells us they won’t ever be.
The only leverage Republicans have over Reid and Obama right now is to restrict funds from being used to implement Obama’s amnesty. Remember, the American people just spoke loud and clear on this issue through the midterm elections.
Even the media sees the current plan as a useless gambit, describing it as a way to give “GOP lawmakers an outlet to vent some of their frustrations” with Obama’s amnesty. It does nothing to block his unilateral, unlawful changes which include granting quasi-legal status, work permits and Social Security numbers to those who are in the country illegally.
The House needs to respond now, not next year. Americans expect real action, not a show vote. Conservatives in Congress must use the power of the purse to block President Obama’s executive actions–actions which are opposed even by some in his own party.
Thank you for taking this vital message to your Representative: Fight Obama’s Amnesty!