Skip to comments.Head of banking group pushes Republicans to back immigration reform
Posted on 11/11/2013 10:25:54 AM PST by jimbo123
The head of the American Bankers Assn., who is a former GOP governor, made a strong pitch Monday to his fellow Republicans to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation by invoking party hero Ronald Reagan.
Frank Keating, president of the group since 2011, said in a Times opinion article that Reagan would say "it's time to open the doors" to immigrants to boost the economy.
Conservatives were wrong to oppose the Senate legislation, supported by President Obama, that would overhaul the system and provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country without legal status," Keating said.
"Unfortunately, too many conservatives though they aspire to walk in Reagan's footsteps have forgotten that immigration reform is the most Republican of causes," wrote Keating, a self-described Reagan Republican who served as governor of Oklahoma from 1994-2002.
"We cannot support open borders for trade but not for people," he said in the article, titled "What Would Reagan Do?"
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Was he part of the “Keating Five”?
We’re not but the RINOS are. BTW, L.A. is already a turd-world barrio.
How is is making the Dem party a permanant majority making this country prosperous? What are they smoking. If they have jobs open why not hire the unemployed? This is what happens when we lower their taxes! Suddenly they don’t need us any more. They stab us in the back linking with the Dem’s then we stab tahem in the front by linking with the Dem’s and raising their taxes. Take that country club scum of the earth.
I’m all for small business. Historically, small business have employed 75% of the American workforce.
Big business, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Wankers Association.....they can all go to hell.
They don’t care about the survival of America, just their own greedy butts. Amnesty pimps. And if that wasn’t bad enough, now these GOP-e dirtbags are actively channeling money to RINO’s who will challenge TEA Party elected officials in the primaries in 2014.
Is there ANYTHING these sumbishes won’t do for money?
Oh, yeah. Open borders for a massive welfare state.
That’s a great idea.
Shame on the bankers of America for selling America out for a few more banking accounts.
This is like NAFTA and WTO all over again. When common sense says it will cost middle class wages, establishment convinces Congress otherwise. It gets passed, and the middle class will suffer again. Misnomer is let us let people in doing jobs Americans are not doing. That is true if one assumes most of them are from Mexico. In reality 50 percent of illegal immigrants are the ones who come from China, Eastern Europe and Ireland. They are holding jobs Americans will do. The rest are from Mexico or Central America. They will do jobs Americans will not but immediately upon arrival their incomes are so low they are immediately qualified for food stamps and entitlements. What a labor strategy, increase number of good workers available to compete with US college grads for good jobs, and import people who immediately requires gov aid and entitlements. While this cost is dumped on the taxpayers, corporate America pockets the difference. Big gov and big business is the enemy of American freedom.
They let him near a bank?
Another Democrat Collaborator Spews!
Ronald Reagan admitted amnesty had been a mistake.
Not that we can expect these people to be honest
” We cannot support open borders for trade but not for people”
People are not inanimate objects. Letting a shipment of clothes or cars is not the same as letting law breakers in. How do you know that the next illegal usnt a rapist or terrorist?
In Fact, Reagan told Ed Meese that amnesty was his BIGGEST mistake in office. So they invoke Reagan’s actions but never his regrets on that action
It seems he was.
Here we go....the bankers are finally coming out into the open to crack the whip, “get the taxpayers in line to pay that interest on the debt...or else!”
He also said any country that can not control its borders, is not a country at all.
It's funny how egalitarian ideology is the handmaiden of elitism.
If the Tom Friedman types entertained the notion that not everybody is fit for a "rigorous education," they might actually have to start asking how we as a country can best support the lower parts of the bell curve.
But as long as they insist that everybody can be a future rocket scientist, they can reconcile their let-them-eat-cake attitude with their professed liberalism. We'll all be elites once we fix the schools; problem solved!
I also like how these people refer to deliberate policy outcomes as if they were random weather events. Demographics, globalization...they just kind of happen, you know. Whatcha gonna do?
Keating just self-promoted to dumbass. Yeah, Reagan did the amnesty thing but his deal was once and only once. O’neal and the other sliders never kept their end of the bargain and that’s how we wound up with another huge problem. Keating ought to get his head out in the daylight and loan people money who want to build businesses——without getting hijacked by Kenyancare and the rest-—if he wants to create jobs.
Illegal Alien Amnesty is Anti American Bigotry. Anyone pushing Amnesty is seditious and a traitor.
Or else what, another collapse?
Kick out the RINOs in 2014!!!
Trust bankers? LOL
“This is like NAFTA and WTO all over again.”
i predict they will pass it the same way as well.
after the 2014 election the defeated democrats and primaried RINOs will get together in the lame duck session to pass amnesty... on the way out the door to their new K street lobbying jobs
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