This government isn’t working. Let’s have a recall.
While former Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioned President Obama’s love for the nation, his party’s Congress has put America at greater risk by threatening the funding of the Department of Homeland Security. Furthermore, they have put the nation at risk by failing to produce immigration reform legislation. Add to that Republicans being in charge has only exposed thay they are the primary source of dysfunctional government in America.
Obama’s acting to address the immigration problem by executive order happened only because Congress failed to pass legislation that Marco Rubio and other Republican Senators teed up for the House to pass. The House didn’t pass the Republican-inspired compromise.
The President’s actions are being challenged by due process just as other legislation protecting minorities was challenged. Republicans lost as their brand of greed, hate, and cruelty doesn’t cut it.
So, observe the process as it plays out. See how the party in charge of Congress is performing. That will be an excellent indication about what will happen next in Election 2016.
The peoples’ representatives are sent to Congress to solve problems and to be the problem.
Americans cannot expect the Department of Homeland Security to perform as a rock solid cohesive unit on the front line against terrorism and disasters while living on pins and needles about funding.
“When you’re on a continuing resolution, it is a little like trying to drive cross-country with no more than five gallons of gas at a time and you don’t know when the next gas station is,” Johnson said on Fox News last week. “You can’t plan except days and weeks at a time.”
Americans have another choice, recall elected officials and have new congressional elections.
“Congress faces five-day deadline for funding Homeland Security
By Rebecca Shabad – 02/23/15 06:00 AM EST
Lawmakers will begin returning to Washington on Monday with only five days left to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Legislation funding the agency is at an impasse over provisions demanded by House Republicans that would overturn President Obama’s executive actions on immigration shielding millions from deportation.
Over the recess, both sides dug in, with many Republicans arguing that there is no reason for their party to bend now that a federal court has ruled in their favor by blocking Obama’s most recent actions.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday evening for the fourth time on a motion to open debate on the House-passed DHS funding bill.
The motion will certainly fail, leaving a decision on what comes next to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
McConnell has publicly said that the House-approved bill cannot be passed by the Senate, but Boehner has shown no interest in moving away from legislation reversing Obama’s executive actions.
“The House passed a bill weeks ago to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Now, Senate Democrats need to stop filibustering to block debate on that bill,” Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) spokesman Michael Steel told The Hill late last week.
As a result, Senate Republicans are considering a strategy in which the immigration riders would be separated from the DHS funding bill, but it’s unclear whether conservatives would back that plan.”