Why wouldn’t Democrats do this? They need to address their base’s lust for left-wing activism. They want to get as much done as possible before the 2022 midterms likely wash them off the Hill. When it comes to illegal immigration, amnesty is a top item. For weeks, Democrats floated that they might incorporate some form of amnesty into this $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that’s just a progressive goodie bag of wasteful spending. And, of course, you knew they were going to make the argument that legalizing these people impacts the budget in some fashion.
Now, with the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill looking to pass the Senate, the reconciliation bill is next, though House Democrats want this package done first and will block the former until that’s done. It’s all talk, no action. It’s pure theater. It’s meant to press this up against the September 30 government funding deadline. Regardless, if Democrats succeed in this effort, we’re done.
The $3.5 trillion package that the left-wing of the Democratic Party wants has a framework that allocates some $107 billion to get this amnesty push going. And only through the reconciliation process can this be done (via Breitbart):
The cost of the amnesty to taxpayers is just slightly lower than Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) amnesty plan, which was projected to cost $150 billion.
Any amnesty plan crafted by Democrats is expected to give green cards, which lead to naturalized American citizenship, millions of illegal aliens eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), those working on U.S. farms, and those considered “essential” workers.
Democrats’ amnesty via the reconciliation plan hit a serious roadblock last month when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced she will oppose their $3.5 trillion budget. With Sinema’s opposition, Senate Democrats do not have the 50 votes necessary to pass the budget via reconciliation with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie with Republican opposition.
Most recently, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) told donors amnesty would only be possible if Senate Democrats shove it through the reconciliation process.
“If we don’t have reconciliation, I’m not sure that there’s a pathway forward,” Menendez said.
How many will be legalized? What’s the exact number? We don’t know. It doesn’t say. But given the fact that Democrats are hanging onto their majorities by a thread ahead of a key midterm election with Biden’s numbers rapidly sinking, you can bet the mortgage that the “millions” figure is correct. I’m not saying anything new—Democrats need to get as many on the fast track as possible. And they know there will be zero Republican support to do get this done.
This has all the makings of a doomsday situation. The House Democrats are purposefully delaying until all this nonsense is pressed against the deadline to keep the government open. Oh, and on top of trillions in new spending, an estimated $256 billion will be added to the deficit over the next eight years, and a soft amnesty push—the reconciliation package has no mechanism to increase the debt ceiling. The deadline for that was August 2. The Treasury is now in “extraordinary measures” mode. It only has enough reserves to fund government obligations for no more than three months. We’re literally going to run out of money while projecting to spend a trillion more—and the GOP signed off on this. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) idiotically remarked that the bipartisan package was a win for the GOP but also Biden and the Democrats. Then, it’s not a win, Mitt. I can see why Romney signed off on this; he has a history of getting played. The 16 others I don’t get. Was this the art of showing the public they’re doing something while really doing nothing?
“Hey, we worked on a bipartisan bill”…that we knew had zero chance of reaching Biden’s desk since the far-left elements of the Democratic Party want the reconciliation package first, which will get zero GOP votes. Wait, didn’t Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) declare she’s a “no” on the reconciliation package? Yes, but Biden assured the media that she might be swayed if she saw what was in it—whatever that means. Yet, with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) still out due to COVID, time is ticking.
New spending soaring into the trillions, plus amnesty—we’re done. We’re done as a country. The nation simply cannot keep adding to the debt like this, especially with inflation starting to eat away at the middle class’ home budgets, among other things. As for the GOP, a defeat of this magnitude should start a debate as to whether they can still do national politics. Why even donate, support, or vote for these guys if they just want to get rolled like this?
Sources: TownHall: If Democrats Succeed on Their Latest Agenda Item, We’re Done As a Country