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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Harry Reid takes care of special interests

By Jennifer Rubin

You might be wondering how the Senate is passing its time. Well, no votes are scheduled today. Tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday, will be taken up by the impeachment trial of a liberal federal judge. So where does this leave important stuff, like taxes? And if the administration is so insistent on getting a START ratification vote in, when is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid going to get that done?

An aide to a Republican leader tells me that Reid told Republicans on Saturday that he intends to file cloture Tuesday (likely to set up Wednesday votes) on four bills: one dealing with compensating Sept. 11 rescuers, one giving collective bargaining rights to police and firefighters in right-to-work states (what the aide terms, "a union giveaway"), the latest version of the DREAM Act, and a bill to cut $250 checks to seniors as a one-time cost-of-living raise. It is a virtual buffet for special interest groups. What's interesting about the timing of the votes, the aide says, is that "if you schedule multiple cloture votes at once, you're signaling you're not interested or not serious in getting on all but one of the bills."

One thing to keep in mind: All 42 Republican senators have vowed to filibuster any bill before government funding and taxes are addressed. As the aide put it: "Taxes and government funding still aren't resolved, so any of those other matters aren't the priorities that all 42 Republicans said the Senate should be focusing on." So perhaps Reid is only going through the motions and just cares about putting on a show to check off his campaign promises. You think his special interest group friends will catch on?

By Jennifer Rubin  | December 6, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  Senate Democrats  
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Comments

My interests are national interests and yours are special interests. Isn't that the way it goes for us all?

Posted by: 54465446 | December 6, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Tell the truth about the DREAM ACT?


AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MUST READ THE FULL TEXT OF S 3827, BEFORE THEY CONDEMN THOSE AGAINST THE LAW. THIS DREAM ACT MUTANT LAW HAS MANY HEADS, THAT WILL HAVE BAD IMPLICATIONS ON OUR FUTURE. IT MUST BE TABLED AND THEN REVISED WITH COMMON SENSE? THIS IS ANOTHER EXPENSIVE PARTY FAVOR FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS AND WHOLE FAMILIES THAT WILL JOIN THEM LATER? AS FOR STUDENTS GOING ON HUNGER STRIKE, WE CANNOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THIS TYPE OF RECKLESS BEHAVIOR AND MUST NOT BE TOLERATED.

The Dream Act is not a crucial law if aliens want to join the military --right now? They don't need the Dream Act to enter the military? Just get them to the recruiting center. The Liberals have intentional failed to offer this message in such far left-oriented newspapers as the Huffington Post, New York Time, los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

Another provision that misleads the public is the fact that illegal aliens can join the military in this time of conflict and collect as a guarantee a path to citizenship at a later date. Under the provisions of the current law (10 USC 504), the Secretary of Defense can authorize the enlistment of illegal aliens. Once enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces, under 8 USC 1440, these illegal aliens can become naturalized citizens through expedited processing, often obtaining U.S. citizenship in six months.

These corrupted legislators will not even tell you the real costs, for settling instant-citizenship infants (Anchor Babies?) Here is the last chance to harass your Senator or Representative by phoning (202)224-3121. Challenge them to stop the Left wing zealots for planting another Amnesty in America called the DREAM ACT. HOW CAN SENATOR HARRY REID AND HIS HIERARCHY OF LIBERAL CRONIES, PUSH PASSAGE OF THE DREAM ACT WHEN 15 TO 22 MILLION AMERICANS ARE GROVELING FOR A JOB? IN MOST CASES ANY JOB TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES?

Go to www.numbersusa.com website for in-depth information on illegal immigration and what you can do to stand for our sovereignty and citizen rights? The Tea Party is adamant that no new laws must--NOT--find passage until the real DOUBLE border fence is secure. That no new visas should be implemented until the Guest Worker fraud is extinguished, which businesses owners and their lawyers undertake annually. The Tea Party will blacklist any politician, including those lawmakers they backed, if they cater to illegal immigration and the DREAM ACT--as is?

Here is the full text of the Dream Act (S. 3827: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-3827

READ the facts about the Dream Act and not the propaganda from Senator Harry Reid's Liberal party leadership that must--END? Sen. Jeff Sessions put out the following release last week on the DREAM Act, that its an incremental illegal-alien amnesty bill. IT IS A VERY CAREFULLY PLANNED AMNESTY, FULL OF RHETORIC? BUT EVERY TAXPAYER NEEDS TO READ THE FULL TEXT

Posted by: warmshadows | December 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you got all of that from an aide to a Republican leader? Now *that* is a pristine source of information on what Harry Reid is doing.

Posted by: Dickensheets | December 6, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The very best outcome for the lame duck session would be to renew the Bush tax cuts, waste time on Reid's sops to the liberal interests that won't pass, never get to START, and then adjourn.

Posted by: eoniii | December 6, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

If this Nightmare Act is approved there will be 2 million less American kids going to college over the next 4 years because the democrats want to give those slots to illegal aliens.

However we American citizens do get one thing out of it, the bill. Yup the democrats want the American taxpayer to subsidize their education while cheating our kids.

Why do democrats hate American kids so much???

Posted by: fury60 | December 7, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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