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Joe Wilson is right….again.
Remember Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and his outburst at Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address? Here’s a refresher:
Obama said his healthcare plan would not cover illegal aliens – twice. Wilson shouted “You lie!” to the outrage of many, and for which he was later censured by Pelosi & Co. Democrats said it was ridiculous to suggest that illegal aliens would EVER be able to receive Obama Care benefits.
By John Hill on March 24, 2013
Stand With Arizona
Wilson was right, of course, as SWA pointed out and way back in August 2011, when we revealed how $8.5 million in HHS grants were going to provide “community health centers” for illegal alien migrant workers.
And last night Joe Wilson was proven right yet again – but on a far more massive scale.
Senate Democrats defeated a Budget amendment to deny access to Medicaid and Obama Care to the millions of illegal aliens granted “temporary legal status” under any future “comprehensive immigration reform” legislation.
The amendment, which failed 43 to 56, was offered by Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
“If a person is in our country illegally and they are rewarded with some legal status, do they then immediately become eligible for federal health care benefits,” Sessions said. “It’s a different situation than someone who came legally and has got legal status.”
After the vote Sessions said in a release that the failure to adopt his amendment “will dramatically accelerate the insolvency of our entitlement programs and is unfair to American workers and taxpayers.”
Sessions’ Amendment also exposed potential divisions in the so-called “Gang of Eight” group working in secret to devise an amnesty plan to shove down our throats.
All Democrats — including “gang” members Dick Durbin of Illinois, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Michael Bennet of Colorado — opposed the amendment. They were joined by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. All other Republicans — including immigration negotiators Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona — supported the amendment.
Sessions contended the vote bodes poorly for the state of negotiations. “The result of today’s vote places immigration reform in jeopardy,” Sessions said.
Amen. When the American people find out about this treacherous vote, it better damn well torpedo the push for massive illegal alien amnesty, or there will be hell to pay come 2014.
Oh, and Democrats now owe Joe Wilson one big apology.