Sunday, 24 March 2013


Obama at the State of the Union (SOTU) in 2009:
"There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."
South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson famously  yelled "You lie!" during the address. The House of Representatives then formally censured Congressman Wilson, after he formally apologised.

The question is, was Wilson right for calling out Obama (obviously not by doing it during SOTU) on the question of illegal immigrants getting insurance coverage through ObamaCare?

According to the website, Roll Call it was reported that: 

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
"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."
 Whilst the final immigration status will be discussed by the 'Gang of 8'. The vote on Saturday is a clear indicator that Obama, through his lapdogs, Durbin & Schumer are insistent on illegals being covered. In fact - unless Obama veto's or condemns this action from Senate Democrats, highly unlikely, then it is proof that Obama lied in 2009 at SOTU.

Maybe Joe Wilson was right after all??

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