Thursday, October 1, 2009

More Proof Joe Wilson Was Correct

Rep Joe Wilson was flogged before the House of Representatives for having the bad manners to say that Obama was lying when he said that illegals would not be covered under the health care reform. Since then the question of whether illegals will be covered has turned into an updated version of "it depends of what the definition 'is' is".

Yet more proof that illegals, while maybe technically not being covered by health care, will have access neverless.

Senators turn back ID requirement for immigrant healthcare

Senate Finance Committee Democrats rejected a proposed a requirement that immigrants prove their identity with photo identification when signing up for federal healthcare programs.

Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that current law and the healthcare bill under consideration are too lax and leave the door open to illegal immigrants defrauding the government using false or stolen identities to obtain benefits.

Grassley's amendment was beaten back 10-13 on a party-line vote.

The bill, authored by committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), would require applicants to verify their names, places of birth and Social Security numbers. In addition, legal immigrants would have to wait five years, as under current law, after obtaining citizenship or legal residency to access federal healthcare benefits such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program or receive tax credits or purchase insurance through the exchange created by the legislation.

But the would not require them to show a photo ID, such as a drivers license. Without that requirement, the bill "remains dearly lacking when it comes to identification," Grassley said. "Frankly, I'm very perplexed as to why anyone would oppose this amendment," he said.

But Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who represents the border state of New Mexico, said that the type of fraud Grassley said he wants to prevent is highly uncommon. "The way I see the amendment, it's a solution without a problem," Bingaman said.

You wonder if these people really are serious when they say garbage like this. It is "highly uncommon" for illegals to commit fraud? Stunning.

Further, I wonder how Rep Bingaman's fellow citizens of New Mexico feel about this whole "illegals don't commit fraud" theory?

Just happy that these are the guys who are entrusted to ruin, I mean run, our health care.


LomaAlta said...

The open border crowd will never give up until there is amnesty for 30-40 million illegal aliens and a permanent open border.

Their purpose is to establish a permanent Democrat majority by creating 20-30 million or so more new government dependents to block-vote Democrat.

Stupid, greedy, and traitorous Republicans have also supported amnesty and open borders to gain cheep wages and because the Bush-Rove pipedream of giving illegal aliens homes (a large portion of our housing crisis and financial meltdown) and amnesty in the cockeyed belief that giving them a home would make them Republicans. People who earn their homes through hard work may become Republicans but not Mexican peasants who have demonstrated an insatiable desire for dependency and socialism.

I suggest everyone look up, join, and make a donation. NumbersUSA allows you to send free faxes to all of Congress and the White House and it is the most effective anti-illegal immigration and amnesty organization.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Like we all did not expect this one. And know he is a liar. Big suprise!!!

Z said...

HE IS a liar and all the public who aren't REALLY paying close attention know is that JOE WILSON LIED.
That's how Chicago thugs work.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, you nailed it with the vote bit. That is what this is all about, adding voters

Gramma, I didn't think I was surprising you

Z, you know only Republicans lie

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Whoa -- I just posted about this same topic just now. I'm glad other conservative bloggers are paying attention!

MK said...

The hypocrisy, dishonesty and double-standard of the left is beyond belief. if the republicans weren't such a bunch of wankers, the public would have thrown the shameless leftist scum out a long time ago.

Larry Durham said...

When exposed by the inconvenient truth, libs always whip out the "move along, nothing to see here" routine...but not before whipping out the race card...they keep that one handy for all occasions.

cube said...

We all should follow Joe Wilson's example and call a lie a lie.

Chuck said...

PCC, great minds...

MK, it takes a Republican to screw things up bad enough not to beat this idiots

Larry, the race card, don't leave home without it

Cube, we are, the rest of the party won't go along