In a bill that was more than 3,500 pages and has more than 9,000 earmarks in it that was brought in the middle of the night, Congressman Pete King
of New York voted in favor of the bill. This bill cuts the fence length in half, cuts funding for it and reduces its effectiveness, making it a single layer fence.
Here's a quote where Pete King denounces the bill that he then voted for!
Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California.
The 2006 Secure Fence Act specifically called for "two layers of reinforced fencing" and listed five specific sections of border where it should be installed. The new spending bill removes the two-tier requirement and the list of locations.
Rep. Peter T. King, who sponsored the Secure Fence Act, said if the goal was to give DHS flexibility, the senators have failed.
"This is either a blatant oversight or a deliberate attempt to disregard the border security of our country," the New York Republican said. "As it's currently written, the omnibus language guts the Secure Fence Act almost entirely. Quite simply, it is unacceptable."
Then he voted for it!
Now Pete King goes on Lou Dobbs trying to justify why the hell he voted in favor of this piece of crap bill. He states that it increases Border Patrol funding and veterans benefits. He then goes on to say that in his mind the bill "balances out 51-49% that there was more good than bad in it".
Is this the kind of shit that we have to put up with from our leaders? I'm really quite furious at that answer from Pete King, someone who is supposed to be hardcore against illegal immigration and for the border fence. A bill that is 49% bad is good enough for Pete King!. You have got to be kidding me!
I just don't even know what to say. You should see my face right now as I repeat that over and over in the video player just to make sure I quoted him right. 49% bad is good enough
What the fuck!
That is what is wrong with our country right now. I personally would have voted against the bill! I would have stood up and said why I wasn't voting for this stinking piece of crap of a bill that is loaded with petty earmarks such as building a path in some park in some state. I would have allowed the government to shut down rather than pass this absolute nightmare of a bill. Why are federal monies going for a park path? Why are your taxpayer monies as a taxpayer from say Alabama going to fund a park path in Minnesota or Montana or wherever that was? Shouldn't that money have went to your local park so they could build a path?
In addition for the rest that Pete King found good about this bill, within the bill is a portion that grants $10 million to attorneys for illegal aliens
"On one page, for instance, you will find a set of new restrictions on the construction of our security fence along the border; on another, $10 million in 'emergency' funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants ... Along with those, you'll even find language gutting a Senate-passed provision encouraging English in the workplace." said House Republican Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri.
Pete King and everyone else who voted for this should be ashamed of themselves. Here is the video and full list of those who voted in favor of this bill.
(Video of Pete King's lame excuse below)
Text of the portion of the bill that decimates the fence
Others Who Are Outraged
The Dustin Inman Society
Ace of Spades
No More Spin
The American Pundit
Infidels Are Cool
Right Wing News
Voted in Favor of HR 2764 from the roll:
Sánchez, Linda T.
This is the unintended side effect of voting in a democrat congress. On the isssue of illegal aliens there was not, and is not, a dime's worth of difference between Bush and the dem's.
However, we MUST vote Republican in the 2008 election regardless of other issues. Rudy and Romney are soft on illegals and are now pandering, who knows how they will govern? McCain loves illegals and is quasi-dem. Huckabee is a dem in the Republican party (what's up with that?). With the withdrawl of Tancredo (sniff, tears) there are three left on our side; Thompson, Paul, and Hunter.
The dem's are the enemy of America, the Republicans are our only hope (signed, a recovering democrat).
Posted by: ken pope on December 20, 2007 09:28 PM