Will Obama Grant Amnesty For Immigrants + Fraud With Free Lunch Program – Wingin’ It Wednesday
This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Carol Ross, Mike Stagg, and Warren Caudle joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss the state of immigration in American as well as fraud in the free lunch program.
Here's what the panel had to say:
1. Republicans have vowed to fight President Barack Obama if he uses executive power to provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. Your thoughts?
Warren Caudle started us off:
I do believe we need some comprehensive immigration reform. But these people coming into this country seeking work and freedom, why aren’t they lining up to become Republicans? To me the Republicans should be welcoming these people with open arms instead of bull whips telling them to get out of here.
Immigration is not nearly the problem it was a few years ago when all these people flooded over the border to get work. Most of these people come in for a positive reason and not a negative reason.
Carol Ross posited:
We do have immigration laws and they are not being enforced right now. The voters in exit polls in this election have clearly said they want the economy fixed. They are breaking the back of this country. These states, they are making them do these things, but they are not making any money. Nobody wants to throw anyone out and as a practical matter that’s not going to happen.
Mike Stagg added:
Typical conservative bull. President Obama has deported more people than any other President. The notion that these people are a cost to the state is more bull. The notion that this is a one sided equation is just fantasy. What this is about is just political grandstanding. Reagan did it, George H. W. Bush did it. For Carol or anyone saying they know what the terms are, this is just political grandstanding on the right.
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2. The federal government's food stamp program is coming under scrutiny over two-and-a-half billion dollars that appear to have been issued to people who weren't eligible. Your thoughts?
Mike started us off:
I appreciate the fact that 2 billion is a pretty good amount of money. You’re targeting school children with the school lunch program, which is food stamps. Children with genuine needs. Let’s look also at the congressmen and senators who are making money off the crop subsidy program, which is the other side of this. The Food Stamp program is the primary stabilization of agriculture in this country. Fundamentally these programs go to help people. If they are going to deprive people of a free or reduced lunch at a school, I don’t think this is worth getting your panties in a bunch about.
I’m shocked there’s waste and fraud in a government program. This is not about the children. This is about trafficking cards. There are people who are receiving benefits from more than one state. It’s a $70 billion program. Even Democrats have proposed cuts.
You can’t even discern between Republican and Democrat anymore. You go up to Washington and you can’t find one legislator that wants to cut government spending. Bob Dole was a conservative Republican and he said passing the Food Stamp bill was the finest moment of his career.
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