Friday, August 04, 2006

Lou Dobbs Rails Against Congress [Illegal Alien Shamnesty Bill Alert]

NewsMax ^ | Aug, 4, 2006 | Not Cited

In a shotgun blast scattering buckshot all over the place, CNN's Lou Dobbs heaped scorn on both Congressional Republicans and their Democratic colleagues as "do-nothings" taking a five-week recess from serving the United States of America.

Dobbs devoted his commentary on Wednesday's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" to a blistering attack on both political parties for their collective failure to protect the interests of America's working men and women.

Charging that Republicans in Congress have little to brag about when they go home on recess to face their constituents, neither do the Democrats, Dobbs said, who also have a lot of explaining to do.

"Once the party of the New Deal, Fair Deal and Great Society, the party of working men and women, the Democrats are now buried as deeply in the pockets of their corporate masters as are the Republicans," Dobbs fumed.

Democrats, he explained, have "played a major role in helping to pass legislation that is grossly injurious to middle-class Americans and their families."

Dobbs cited instances where Democrats joined hands with Republicans in pushing through legislation he insisted was harmful to working class Americans:

The GOP controlled Congress with Democratic assistance "cut $13 billion in college-student aid, passed numerous free-trade agreements that threaten good-paying jobs and approved an unconscionable bankruptcy law written by credit-card companies that is nothing less than a federal government heel in the neck of American families bankrupted by catastrophic illness and crushing medical bills."

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Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Senate Democrats "embraced the wrongheaded policies of the Bush administration on border security and illegal immigration" when 38 of them joined with the Senate Republican leadership to override the will of the majority of Senate Republicans and pass the illegal-alien amnesty bill.

Forty-two Democrats voted against legislation that would have built a border fence to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drugs across our borders. It was Democrat Christopher Dodd’s (D-Conn.) successful amendment requiring the U.S. government to consult with the Mexican government before building a fence along our southern border that was added to the legislation. Most of the legislation was the work of Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) that shaped the majority of the legislation.

While Democrats view illegal aliens as victims as they press for amnesty, "not one has raised concerns for the true victims of corporate America's lust for cheap labor: American working men and women, taxpayers all."

Democrats are also casting what amount to deciding votes on the so-called free-trade agreements that have allowed what Dobbs called "corporate supremacists" to export American jobs to the cheapest sources of labor. "Twenty-two House Democrats approved the recent Oman free-trade agreement, including 10 that had previously voted for the Central American Free Trade Agreement," Dobbs said. "CAFTA, which passed the House by only two votes at the midnight hour, opened up to American businesses a market about the size of New Haven, Connecticut.

Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean "that firebrand advocate for the Democratic Party's traditions and values, was square in Dobbs' gun sights. Dean, he said, "now spends no time pursuing ideas and proposals that would help working men and women. Instead, he's devoting his time and energy begging for money at the same contribution slop trough as his opponents while hurling insults at Republicans and indulging in petty name-calling . . .
"The Democrats want to wrest control of Congress from Republicans, and they have a better than average opportunity to accomplish the feat," Dobbs concluded, adding that the next five weeks "just might be a good time for frustrated, disgusted constituents to ask what it will take to elect a Congress willing to represent working men and women and their families."

10:19 AM, August 04, 2006  
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