Feign surprise. Democrats simply see illegal immigrants as future (or present) Democrat voters. So they’ll do anything to pander to ‘em. Including giving them more free stuff and entitlements than most US citizens qualify for.
Senate Dems Vote To Provide Obamacare To Illegals Under Immigration Plan… drudge.tw/168Qm03
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 23, 2013
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) March 24, 2013
Why don’t we just provide health insurance for the entire country of Mexico while we are at it.
— Bill Powers (@BillPowers9) March 24, 2013
Why don’t we just give them the right to vote, welfare checks, subsidized housing, and free education for their anchor children? Oh…wait…
Via Roll Call:
The Senate’s bipartisan immigration working group split along party lines during a contentious budget vote to prevent illegal immigrants who receive legal status from receiving federal health benefits.
The Senate early Saturday morning defeated the amendment to the budget resolution which would have put the Senate on record as opposing access to health care under Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act for undocumented immigrants who get a green card.
The amendment, which failed 43 to 56, was offered by Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
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.
The “gang of eight” has been negotiating a comprehensive immigration overhaul package that they hope to unveil when the Senate returns the week of April 8 from spring recess.
And more Twitter reacts to the news:
Illegals will receive free healthcare, yet we’re forced to buy it for ourselves, otherwise it’s jail time or fines.dailycaller.com/2013/03/24/sen…
— Phil H (@Philibustered) March 25, 2013
Senate on illegals for Obamacare..but our VETSdenied scholarship assistance,inferior health care, no jobs..NICE bit.ly/ZNrIPN
— Lynette(@BulldogZealot) March 25, 2013
Remember when Obama promised Obamacare wouldn’t cover illegal immigrants?Well the Senate just voted for Obamacare to cover illegals #forward
— Cameron Harris (@Cam_Harris) March 24, 2013
Senate Votes Down Amendment Preventing Illegals From Receiving Obama care Hey Research Mexico’s policies on Free Healthcare for Americans
— TIMENOUT (@TIMENOUT) March 24, 2013
Obamacare for illegals just may doom amnesty in the Senate. Which is o.k. ’cause Democrats were looking for an out to appease the unions
— John Difool (@MCHblazer) March 24, 2013
As noted above, I believe that this actually is a poison pill be the Democrats to kill amnesty (right now, they’d prefer the muscle and dollars from the unions than the support of Hispanics ..who Democrats know will continue to vote for them no matter how often or how much they shit on them).