Where Do Government and Immigration Rank on America’s List of 2014 Priorities?
A Gallup poll released January 15 contains some very telling information about Americans’ priorities in 2014. When asked, “what do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?”, most Americans at 21 percent said “dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians; poor leadership/corruption/abuse of power.”
Americans are demanding more from politicians in Washington, which is why Heritage Action exists. We want to help you hold your elected officials accountable, especially by showing you when they vote for liberal legislation or fail to vote for conservative legislation on our scorecard. Moreover, we give you the critical information you need before they vote so that you can tell them to abide by their campaign promises and conservative principles.
Politicians need to be held accountable and need to be watched. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)plans to make amnesty a priority in 2014. But is that what the American people want? According to this Gallup poll, a mere 3 percent of Americans said immigration was the most important issue facing this country today.
We advise our Sentinels (read about our Sentinel program here) to ” vocally oppose any plan to unveil and pass piecemeal immigration bills during this Congress.” Washington won’t do what is right on their own — too many special interest groups and cronies are pulling them in the wrong direction. That’s why you need to make the call.