What a disappointment Marco Rubio is. He's turned out to be one more ambitious, duplicitous politician, willing to say and do anything to get elected.
This is not simply because I disagree with him on the immigration issue. The "gang of 8" proposal will solve no problems; it's pretty obvious that it will only increase the problems we have here, including a mad rush for the border and for free Obamacare and welfare benefits.
I mean, isn't that why our government is advertising in MEXICO for people to come HERE, and visit benefits.gov, the minute they cross the border?
Deficit be damned, Leftists and many Republicans are willing to break this country by flooding it with new citizens who will vote for more benefits without worrying about breaking a sweat by working.
So Rubio tells Tea Partiers he wants border security and that's more important than anything. In fact, he might not vote for the immigration bill if it's not!
Then he trots on over to Univision and tells the Hispanic audience that absolutely illegals will be legalized. Daily Caller:
“Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”
In most of his public appeals for the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has stressed its enforcement provisions, saying that border security must come before immigrants are granted legal permanent resident status. What he has not stressed so much is the fact that the bill would legalize the 11 million almost immediately, after they have passed background checks and paid some sort of fine.So back and forth he goes, saying what he thinks his audience wants to hear.
And Rubio should be ashamed.
It's estimated that this bill will legalize 40 million more voters.
We can only hope that the House holds firm.