Who you callin’ a “liar”?
With respect to illegal immigrants, the President will certainly keep his word that government healthcare won’t be extended to the same.
President Obama has repeatedly emphasized this point and we believe him. Want to know why? Because those illegals won’t be illegal very much longer if the President has any say in the matter.
"Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken," Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. "That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.
Mr. Obama added, "If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."
You don’t need to break out your decoder ring to decipher that the President is talking about waving the magic Amnesty wand over the heads of 12 million law-breakers and poof! turn them into U.S. citizens when he speaks of “resolving the issue”.
Of course, we all have George Bush to thank for getting this whole thing started and lending it the appearance of bi-partisan legitimacy.
We have a question, though, for Latino and immigrant rights activist groups that have devoted their causes to equality and justice. With respect to their constituents being on the receiving end of government healthcare: Haven’t they suffered enough?