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U.S. business leader remains confident Boehner will seek immigration reform
Yahoo News - Reuters ^ | November 14, 2013 3:18 PM | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 11/15/2013 9:26:35 PM PST by Zhang Fei

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the biggest U.S. business group, a traditional ally of Republicans, said on Thursday that he remains confident that the top Republican in Congress will push to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said he is not worried about House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's refusal to negotiate with the Senate on its sweeping bipartisan bill.

Donohue said he supports Boehner's decision to instead take a step-by-step approach with smaller measures to fix the nation's broken immigration system.

"I believe it will get done," Donohue said at a news conference attended by business, religious and law enforcement leaders, all of whom echoed his determination and optimism.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; boehner; obama
The IRA to Maggie Thatcher after its failed attempt to assassinate her:

Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always.
Unfortunately, the IRA's logic applies to an immigration amnesty, as well.
1 posted on 11/15/2013 9:26:35 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

2 posted on 11/15/2013 9:34:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah...GRRRR.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 9:36:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Zhang Fei

Don’t hold your breath for that.

Its not happening this session of congress.

Now 2015?? Watch out.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 9:38:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Zhang Fei

Immigration Reform? OK, let’s close our borders and enforce our immigration laws. That’s reform for ya.


5 posted on 11/15/2013 9:44:16 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Zhang Fei

Its time to name which businesses fund this business group.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 9:48:53 PM PST by RginTN
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To: bigbob

You could write an immigration bill in three words: Enforce the law. probably too confusing for a politician.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 9:54:23 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Zhang Fei

Boehner is a Democrat’s Republican.

All that Boehner knows is the RINO Cave-In Maneuver.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 10:00:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: RginTN

It’s basically the business sectors of agriculture and construction.


9 posted on 11/15/2013 10:08:40 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

well that explains their support- cheap labor mostly paid in cash.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 10:11:02 PM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

Meat packers, agri-businesses, motels, construction outfits—companies that pay the Chamber to pay guys like Juan, Schumer, et al., to vote for another amnesty.
They need more cheap, hardworking, uncomplaining slaves willing to do backbreaking, menial work and live in subhuman conditions to replace the illegals who have learned enough English and acquired enough savvy to take the jobs of semi-skilled and self-employed Americans.
They can go home and apply like other foreigners who are complying with our immigration and naturalization laws.
Juan McCain admits he was wromg about Obamacare, and he’s wrong about “undocumented workers” and “comprehensive immigration reform.” He and his lawless Democratic friends and the US Chamber of Commerce can pound sand.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 10:11:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Business leaders” sure aren’t very smart anymore. This dud thinks he’s going to get a whole lot of cheap labor from amnesty. The boy really needs to pick up a few union newsletters and read them. When the freeloaders receive their amnesty “diploma”, the first thing they’ll be required to do is register for the DemocRAT Party. Then they’ll be directed to the SEIU table to sign up to join the union. The “business leaders” will be paying the illegals thirty five bucks an hour to pick strawberries.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 10:29:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: SatinDoll

That makes sense. Traitors.


13 posted on 11/15/2013 10:37:56 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Good outline of unintended consequences. Maybe they will listen if we tell you, we are the same folks that saw the debacle of Obamacare.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 10:39:35 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Zhang Fei

The words “sweeping” and “comprehensive” scare the heck out of me when used in the same sentence with “legislation.”


15 posted on 11/16/2013 1:03:09 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, the Republicans see “cheap labor.” The only reforms that make sense for the country is to favor more skilled labor and to modify a family unification policy that brings tribes of the unskilled into the USA. Mexico is never going to be reformed if the ambitious don’t stay and fight the oligarchy that is plundering the resources of the country.


16 posted on 11/16/2013 1:34:12 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Zhang Fei

Broken immigration system?

That’s a twist of reality.

What’s broken is the enforcement of existing law. That’s why they are called illegal aliens.

But the GOP cannot wait to cut America’s throat in a vain effort to get the media, the dems, Hollywood and the Devil himself to like them.

They will cave in to every leftist demand until even the dumbest conservative can see their true colors.


17 posted on 11/16/2013 4:17:34 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Meh, the politicians always tell us they got to fix what is broken. Well, who broke it? They did, by breaking what was unbroken until they broke it. Now the fix is the way they screw us by creating a new unbroken broken until they break it.

It is all so confusing ...and dirty.....the screw job on America continues! LOL


18 posted on 11/16/2013 4:26:46 AM PST by dforest
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well who really isnt smart are those low income workers that are here already. What do they think is going to happen when a 6 million newly documented workers can enter the work force. If you are paying some guy that has worked at kentucky fried chicken and has started earning $2 more an hour than minimum wage, because he has been there 5 years.... He will have his ass fired and replaced by a minimum wage employee. Its simple economics. You have no specialized skills that would protect you from termination. You wanted your cousin to come and work... now he will. Idiots.


19 posted on 11/16/2013 4:36:19 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Zhang Fei

Let’s see; a continuing supply of coolie labor, historically low import tariffs and a minimum wage stuck at depression era levels when adjusted for inflation. Yep the “Business Community” couldn’t be happier.


20 posted on 11/16/2013 4:44:50 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dforest
Meh, the politicians always tell us they got to fix what is broken. Well, who broke it? They did, by breaking what was unbroken until they broke it. Now the fix is the way they screw us by creating a new unbroken broken until they break it.

It's the governmental equivalent of built-in obsolescence. On immigration, both parties are in on it.

21 posted on 11/16/2013 5:10:25 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is so true. Also the “but they work so hard” will be a long-gone mantra. And the business leaders won’t be their leaders; there will emerge Hispanic Jesse Jacksons and worse.


22 posted on 11/16/2013 5:26:33 AM PST by odawg
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To: central_va

Yep.

The Republican party in large part, is every bit as bad as the Democrat party on matters of international trade.

Every bit as bad.

I agree 100% with the GOP on some things, but global trade is a huge, huge fiasco.

Bring back US companies, working in America.

Return American businesses. Bring back American jobs.

Now.


23 posted on 11/16/2013 5:31:55 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Zhang Fei

“.........he supports Boehner’s decision to instead take a step-by-step approach with smaller measures to fix the nation’s broken immigration system.”

Carefully worded to avoid the chance anybody might suspect the One Worlder’s in our government are deliberately NOT enforcing existing law that has worked just fine for most of this Nations existence.


24 posted on 11/16/2013 8:08:55 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Genius-boy Donohue didn’t happen to mention what those actual small steps might be did he? It’s always instructive when the face-boys just can’t get around to saying anything specific. Like, oh, say the hope and change Kenyan. We need an interactive gong system so these blowhards can be gonged off the screen whenever they don’t say anything meaningful. My TIVO gongs just fine but but there needs to be a lightning bolt zapping the other end.


25 posted on 11/16/2013 11:11:27 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Let’s boil the frog slowly instead”

A government by lobbyists, for lobbyists and of lobbyists.


26 posted on 11/17/2013 9:29:02 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SatinDoll

“It’s basically the business sectors of agriculture and construction.”

Those jobs can’t be off-shored so the “open borders lobby” needs to drive wages down further by importing another cheap labor underclass to be subsidized by the American taxpayers.


27 posted on 11/17/2013 9:32:36 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Walkingfeather

Limbaugh had a caller say that the illegals he knows are worried that theyll have to pay taxes and that the amnesty bill will create a new wave of illegals undercutting the current illegals.


28 posted on 11/17/2013 2:30:14 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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