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June 21, 2013 11:00 AM
The Daily Fix for Friday, June 21st
Posted by Staff
Curtain rises on the Capitol Hill immigration drama

"Immigration reform in the Senate is a Broadway show that opens and closes on the same day," Laura muses. "The master choreographer, Chuck Schumer, thinks he is going to be up for some big award. I'm half expecting it to be a flop - a really cheesy B-movie. I'm expecting Godzilla to come on and stomp on the Capitol dome!"

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory ditches the Democrats

Elbert Guillory spoke today about why he changed allegiances to the Republican party, and of his disdain with Congress over the current immigration bill. "I'm certainly disappointed that the Congressional Black Caucus is not standing up for our community, but my goodness, we will not be able to get a job period" if this law passes. Guillory also addressed how the liberals in power are creating "a new government plantation" where "the black community is just completely dependent on government." He encouraged other African Americans to vote Republican, saying that it is not the "party of some far distant rich guys, it's the party of all Americans." (Laura 365 Exclusive)

Senator Hoeven stumbles while defending immigration amendment

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) attempted to defend the Corker-Hoeven amendment, which would increase border security by doubling the amount of border patrol agents to 40,000. He insisted that there must be a compromise: "With this underlying bill, we will have 7 million more illegal immigrants in this country in the next ten years. If it doesn't pass, we will have ten million more." Laura question the Senator on his real motivation for supporting reform, citing the recent CBO report, which demonstrated that reform would increase unemployment and lower wages for middle class Americans. Hoeven ducked the question but did acknowledge that if it turns out to be a bad bill he will walk: "Of course [I'll walk], again I am trying to get provisions that make this bill something we can vote for on a bipartisan basis... and we may not get there, and if that's the case then I would vote against it." (Listen Free) Facebook Fark Furl
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