[HT: Gateway Pundit]
Gateway Pundit reports:
Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev) block amendment requiring require proof of citizenship for stimulus recipients.
Yesterday, Max Baucus blocked the legislation from making it to the floor.
Numbers USA reported:
On Feb. 9, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) attempted to offer his E-Verify amendment (SA 239) to the economic stimulus package, but Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) prevented him from doing so. SA 239 would have required all businesses and localities that receive stimulus money to use the E-Verify employment verification system. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), who had earlier supported Sen. Sessions’ efforts to mandate E-Verify for stimulus recipients, did not support Sen. Sessions’ attempt to force the Senate to vote on SA 239. In fact, Sen. Nelson moved to end all debate on the economic stimulus package.
Can anyone give me a good reason that the Democrats would stand in the way of verifying proof of citizenship to receive this money? Other than just wanting to buy votes from illegals and their families, I get that hispandering completely.
Then GP quotes Little Green Footballs:
“While it is difficult to believe that Senate leaders might insist that illegal aliens have the same chance at new stimulus jobs as unemployed Americans, this scenario may now be at hand,” says Roy Beck of Numbers USA. “SA 239 is now unlikely to receive a floor vote.”
The provision is not included in the Sellout Substitute Amendment forged by the Turncoat Caucus and the Democrats.
The Turncoat Caucus are those three whose picture should be next to RINO (Republican In Name Only) in the dictionary: Collins, Snowe, and Spector. I am starting to wonder if the Democrats have some dirt on them. Stay tuned.