WASHINGTON, DC-South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive action on immigration:
“What the President has done is unprecedented, unconstitutional, and an affront to the American people. In addition to poisoning the well and making it almost impossible to work together on other issues, the President’s actions have created a constitutional crisis that our Founding Fathers had hoped to avoid. Presidents cannot make law on their own. Regardless of how one feels about this issue or any other, I would hope that we could all come together and agree that the precedent set by this President is dangerous.”
“My oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States is clear. It requires me to use every power at my disposal to make sure this type of action is stopped, condemned, and prevented from ever happening again. One of the most important and effective ways Congress can stop this is by blocking funding. Federalist 58 states, ‘This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.’ It is the prerogative of Congress to deny funding to Executive proposals in which they believe are unconstitutional or damaging to the country. Presidents have frequently signed legislation that contained such funding restrictions. Democrats such as Senator Carl Levin of Michigan have reaffirmed that restricting funding is a proper role of the legislative branch by stating it ‘(is) not bringing down the government. (It’s) a fairly traditional, targeted approach to make a policy point.’”
“The President’s actions seem to have more to do with politics than policy. The President’s not considering the fact that he’s hurting Americans from all walks of life who are still struggling to find jobs. The President does not seem to care that this action will make our immigration system worse by incentivizing others to come here illegally.”
“I expect the President will threaten to veto any attempt from Congress to stop this unilateral action, and then blame Congress for acting ‘irresponsibly’ if the result in more gridlock. If the President wanted to fix our broken immigration system, he could start by securing the border and enforcing the laws already passed by Congress. But make no mistake, what the President is doing will make our immigration system worse.”
“Congress has not only the right but the responsibility to stop this executive action. The President decided to act unilaterally on this issue and is solely responsible for the conflict that will certainly arise. We need a Commander-in Chief, not a Campaigner-in-Chief. We need a leader who puts the health and well-being of the country ahead of 2016 politics. This is a sad day for the nation, and I intend to use all of my constitutional authority to put a stop to the President’s illegal behavior.”
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Why does Obama reward criminal behavior and punish law- abiding citizens?
For the same reason Obama supports ISIS and Hamas and punishes Israel-he is a radical, prayer rug loving muslim that hates America.
No, he just hates you.
“The President’s actions seem to have more to do with politics than policy.”
And Jeff Duncan’s thoughts are as pure as the driven snow with no thought given to his continued re-elections.
Jeff Duncan is the poster boy for the populist wave that currently sweeps this state aka the Tea Party. He couldn’t be more compliant even if he tried. Nor could he be less useful to others not similarly handicapped.
Politics, don’t you just love politics, from the President on down politics stink.
Just like St Ronnie and Poppy! What a bunch of whining hypocrites…
Not really, legislation had already been passed.
Not sure what you mean by “not really” in the case of Reagan and Bush…they both issued executive orders on immigration…this fact is NOT in dispute. However, fast forward to June 27, 2013…The Senate passed (67/32) a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill which is still sitting on John Boehner’s desk.
If you don’t know, explaining it will do no good.
BTW what ever happened to the 300 plus house bills setting on Reid’s desk? There’s enough shit to throw around that both sides are covered with it.
So. Wanna take that vote again after November 4th elections?
I thought legislation originated in the house?
Obama is fucked.Public opinion is a real problem for him. They don’t trust him anymore.
Impeachment? He needs to be worried about treason.
Legislature originates in the House.
Spending legislation originates in the House.
Fixed it for ya.
LMAO!!!! Obama has take the Democrat Party DOWN. They officially no longer exist!!!
How can you have a political party when the only members you have are abortion lovers, queers and illegals?
Ebola, queers and spics – oh my. Ebola, queers and spics – oh my. Loser.
Loser? November 4th was a very good night. 2016 will be even better.
Ya radicals (ISIS lovers, partial-birth abortion lovers, MANDATED GOVERNMENT health care lovers and perverted gay marriage lovers) have scared the SHIT out of middle America.
Compared to tongiht – Nov 4 was lite.
Huh? I never thought Obama would be impeached as you needed the ‘will’ of the public. Congress will have that after tonight.
40% of adults in this country aren’t working-now Obama is going to add at least 5 million ILLEGALS to compete for jobs.
Impeachment is ‘lite’- the muslim bastard may just get arrested for treason if he continues on this path.
40% aren’t working now? At 5.8% unemployment? What the freak are they doin?
62.8 labor participation. You don’t read Fits? Blames it on Haley. :-)
REAL unemployment (U-6) is 11.5%. 7 million are working part-time.
Impeach him-or arrest him for treason.
State: South Carolina
Current Participation Rate: 54.0%
Change since 12-2007: -3.3%
NATIONAL labor participation rate, homo, is 62.8%.
62.8% > 54.0%
Recall Haley, or arrest her for treason!
Because some planted activist judge will grant the 5 million plus illegals citizenship…free healthcare…and full social security benefits…you can bank on it!
Actually..um… facts matter. Ronnie and George both issued regulations in accordance with laws passed expressly by Congress…Obama has bypassed Congress and usurped the Constitution…facts do matter. ..so let’s not pervert truth to fit your particular agenda….
Was is untrue about it?
so the problem is that the current congress has not acted? i mean, is the action right or wrong? or do right and wrong not exist and the only thing that matters is procedure? wasn’t that basis for the holocaust? – people who believed the only thing that matters is correct procedure, never stopping to think about the correctness of their actions? are you a nazi? if so, where can i get one of those long leather coats?
“so let’s not pervert truth to fit your particular agenda….”
Nice segue from Ronnie and George to perverts – works for me!
From your provided link: “Bush’s order aimed to ease a predicament created by a 1986 immigration reform law.”
Why couldn’t he let Congress fix the problem, though?
For the same reason Reid has over 300 house bills setting on his desk. And not to mention the first two years of his term when they did nothing.
Bush’s executive action caused Congress to react and ultimately work out a bill. This is exactly what Obama is trying to do.
This is also in spite of the fact that right wingers claim to be against giving illegals any kind of protection or amnesty at all, but yet they valiantly defend Saint Ronnie and Bush Sr.’s actions. Which is it? Why is amnesty only bad when a Democrat is talking aobut it?
Speaking of blocking stuff, you gonna bring up Boehner too?
First, for you information, I’m for immigration reform.
It’s not exactly, there is no bill.
“For the same reason” includes Boehner but then when you don’t speak of Reid blocking stuff or remember that Obama controlled every thing his first two years, IOKIYAD, right?
BTW the WH said it isn’t amnesty.
Knock the 50 or so ObamaCare repeal bills right off the top, then list a couple that are more than “click-bait”.
To paraphrase Smirks, IOKIYAD.
Like I said it’s not about what’s right or wrong, it’s all about winning be you a *D* or *R*.
“What a bunch of whining hypocrites…”
Republicans = Weenies
Jeff – Obama has a response to you – “Blow me!”
Jeff – second message from Obama – If you blow me we can get married – it’s legal now in SC.
Jeffy must ask his Maker if it’s okay to “BLOW” Mr. Obama. Duncan is a REAL ASSHOLE!
On a more serious matter. There is no way Duncan and his tea bagger pals can stop the President’s executive order by holding up funding, as the agency that will be handling this order receives it’s money from “FEES”. Sorry jeffy you just got fucked!!!! And it couldn’t happen to a nicer, dumber guy than you. Now jeffy let’s try again to stop same sex marriage in Carolina.
So, who pays those fees, and if criminal behavior is so rewarded, why should anyone bother to respect the law?
I’ll type slowly for you to understand…..EXECUTIVE action, just like Ronnie Raygun and Poppy Bush!!!!
Still has Hillary’s shoe print on his ass.
Jeff Duncan is an absolute dimwit dullard. A big fat bacon-eating half-wit who represents only the interests of himself and his doofus puppet masters.
Pedro sez jus 5.5 million to go. Jus 44 miles to go for mucho zzzzz.
Chilly tonite – hot tamale.
Pedro sez – I am nest-y
This is Banana Republic stuff, where the el presidente decrees orders and essentially dissolves the parliamentary process.
Si. Es verdad. Y yo estoy muy feliz. I don’t need no stinkin’ visa.
If we had a top rated QB at Clemson who was undocumented you could bet your sweet ass Jeff would change his tune and be all on for this shit.
With you partisan hacks it’s not about what’s right or wrong it’s about who wins. In case all you Einsteins haven’t noticed we are all losing.
Serious this time – no – we’re not losing. Accepting hard working families who are dedicated to the family union, better education, making a better life. We don’t lose with that.
That’s not what I’m talking about Rocky, I’m all for migration reform, it’s the process that stinks and the process didn’t just start tonight.
You and Rocky get a room. Both of ya are responsible for Obama.
The RINO and Rocky the Retard. What a team.
If you are an example of what is suppose to be Republican I wouldn’t want to be any part of it but your not, you’re just sorry.
Now give me a underachieving playground response before your recess is over.
Then leave the party.You and your ilk are destroying it.
You stand for and believe in NOTHING!!!
How did I do? :-)
Like I said you’re sorry.
Leave the party, I didn’t leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me and all because of sorry people like you.
I get it. You gave ‘traitor’ Tommy Ervin money? Charlie Crist?
Keep voting for those Democrats.
You didn’t get anything, I donated to campaigns but it sure wasn’t Ervin or Crist.
Don’t worry I’ll keep voting but unlike you, I’ll put some thought into it. I don’t need the RNC or DNC telling me how bad the other guy is.
Oh, I agree the process is horrible. It’s because one party allows people like Guest to have an unwarrented share of the attention.
“one party allows people like Guest…”, one party, myself I think it’s both parties that have their share of *Guest*.
The same liar who told us we would save $2,500.00 a year in insurance costs…the same liar who told us we could keep our doctors and our insurance plans if we liked them…the same liar who told us he didn’t have the Constitutional power to grant amnesty…the same liar who said he opposed homosexual marriage…now assures us that his lawless decree only applies to 5 million illegals. ..how many tens of millions will now chain- stream across our borders for benefits? ?? How many more Americans will lose their jobs? How much more will the government raise taxes to offer free benefits to these new masses of chain migrants who will surely stream across our borders? How long will it take before a pre- selected judge grants full citizenship benefits, including the right to vote. ..to these new liberated illegals? Will our defence budget be raided to pay for their healthcare? Will the government seize assets like our IRA ‘s to pay out benefits to these newly minted, largely unskilled and illiterate illegals?If criminal behavior is rewarded, why should anyone respect the law?
Wait. Let me check. Ok yeah, so I still have the same doctor, and based on the slower rate increases after I went to an ACA compliant program – it probably has saved me about $2,500 so far. So bring ’em on I say, I like the quesodillas.
Come on Rocky give me a break, the ACA compliant programs have been available how long? “it probably has saved me about $2,500 so far”, you mean you don’t know after one year?
I’m a primary care provider and I have had about ten patients tearfully leave my practice as a result of the ACA. Be thankful you didn’t lose your coverage or your doctor. Incidentally, my insurance premiums for my family of six spiked dramatically more this year than any other.Glad to hear that at least somebody is happy with the ACA, as the feedback from my patients and colleagues is typically not so positive.
Thank you for you comment.
“I’m a primary care provider and . . .”
Uh-huh. And I am the Queen of England and I think you’re full of shit.
Jeff Duncan is a goober and a fucking imbecile.
You are a ‘Gruber’ and a fucking homo.
Says the clueless rube.
“You are a ‘Gruber’ and a fucking homo”
Jeff Duncan is ignorant of the law. Period. He just incites and panders on a daily basis.
Barack Obamao is a Muslim queer.Michelle Obamao is really a man.
And you have the credibility of a cow.
Ok.Is she a gorilla? I told ya beastiality was next.
“And you have the credibility of a cow.”
Are you lusting again for the taste of Obama’s liquid babies?
He just regurgitates what his puppet masters tell him to.
Speaking of regurgitation who many time did the President say he did not have the authority to do what he just did?
Actually “[o]ne of the most important and effective ways Congress can stop this is” to actually pass an immigration bill…like the Senate did in 2013 that you refused to even take up.
not only did jeff duncan not write these paragraphs, he hasn’t even read them completely. this country isn’t managed by brainless twits, it’s managed by their amoral 20-something staffers.
” . . . . it’s managed by their amoral 20-something staffers.”
Taylor works for Jeff Duncan???
If Duncan said anything different that would be news. Do a quick Google search: Executive orders by presidents — Reagan 381, Bush I 166, Clinton 364, Bush II 291, Obama 193 (thru Oct.). Duncan, as usual, is pandering to his ignorant voter base.
Oh boy … a Statement will reverse it all. Pfft!!! Another joke and bunch of lip by a pussy ass.