American Elephants

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, And Give Them Food Stamps, and Full Welfare Benefits. by The Elephant's Child

We must all celebrate the fact that after four long years, chided constantly by Republicans, the Senate Democrats finally, finally, produced a budget. Yes, there is not much to celebrate in the bill itself— it’s pathetic. First of all, they want to raise your taxes by $1.5 trillion. The bill increases spending by 62% over ten years, and adds $7 trillion to the national debt. You can probably assume that this is closely coordinated with the president’s budget which he will get around to sometime in April.

One thing in Chairman Patty Murray’s budget that has not received much attention is welfare, which has become one of the biggest items in the budget. In the mark-up process in the Senate Budget Committee, Republican senators offered several amendments to address out-of-control spending. The Democrats responded with their usual unanimous No’s. One of these was more than ridiculous than others. Senator Jeff Sessions  described the amendment.

Contrary to sound policy, the United States is spending money advertising food stamp benefits in foreign consulates. This amendment would prohibit any funds from being spent on this controversial promotion campaign.

Federal law has long prohibited immigration to the U.S. by anyone who is likely to become a public charge. The Obama administration is not only ignoring this law, but encouraging immigration to the United States by Mexicans and others specifically because they will become public charges and contribute to the expansion of the welfare system, and guaranteeing more dependents who will vote for Democrats. The administration’s advertising of the food stamp program is pointedly contributing to this effort.The decision to promote the food stamp program is part of the effort to increase dependents and Democrat votes.

Could there be an easier way to cut back on federal spending than to stop advertising the promotion of food stamps to foreign nationals in foreign consulates.

This is the elephant in the room when immigration reform is being discussed. Democrats want a major inflow of poor Mexicans who will come for the generous benefits offered by United States’ Welfare Programs, because they believe they will become dependent on government largesse and be reliable Democratic voters, insuring Democrat dominance in future elections.

This underhanded effort is poisoning efforts to reform our immigration laws, and the problems with immigration continue to multiply.


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I guess the Democrats think they might as well try to grow their party that way. Having good ideas and successful policies doesn’t really seem to be their thing.


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