"Obama wants DREAM Act in lame duck"
He’s sliding to the middle, you see. Because he’s pragmatic that way:
President Barack Obama told Democratic members of Congress Tuesday he wants the DREAM Act passed in the lame duck session as a “down payment” on substantial immigration reform, according to members at the meeting.
And, he said, he’d call resistant senators to get them on board.
The president told Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Reps. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) in a meeting at the White House that he would call members holding out on approving the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who complete two years of college or military service.
“What we said to him was, ‘We know you’re for comprehensive immigration reform. We have a window. It’s closing. Be for this. Let’s all be for this specific part,’ ” Gutierrez told reporters off the floor of the House. “And he said, ‘I will call the members and say I’m for comprehensive immigration reform, reiterate my commitment to it. I’d like this as a down payment.’ ”
Of course, Democrats really don’t care much about immigration reform per se. Instead, what they care about is expanding their base of potential voters — and in low-skilled, newly-minted citizens, many of whom will be largely dependent on government entitlement programs and set-asides, they see an opportunity.
With California and Nevada both showing real unemployment rates of between 22 and 25%, the idea that the US should be legalizing additional cheap labor to compete openly for the kinds of entry-level jobs once filled by teens and recent high school grads is frankly stunning.
That is, unless you saw Obama for who he was early on. Because were that the case, you’d know that as a true believer Obama wants to crash the system by overpromising on entitlements and unfunded liabilities — that he believes (as did his socialist mentors) that the way to bring socialism to the US is to create a class war by pitting those citizens increasingly reliant on the government against the “rich,” defined as those who remain (against all odds) self-sufficient.
The end game is a centralized governmental power run by elite bureaucrats and academics elevated from the universities — all of whom will pretend to champion the “worker” while busy consolidating power and setting themselves up as the new permanent ruling class.
Some pigs, you see, are more equal than others.