Tuesday, July 15, 2014

President Barack Obama's Agenda, Balance Budget, Affordable Care Act, Comprehensive Immigration Law, House Speaker John Boehner Lawsuit, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk Shameful Idea, In Memoriam, Alan J. Dixon, Calendar of Event

          MY OPINION: It’s obvious to me that the Republican's game-plan since 2009 has been to undermine President Obama's agenda. Many, if not all, Republicans in Congress are mean-spirited obstructionist; doing nothing to solve the problems of America. Ironically these Republican Party members believe they are being constructive?!
          FOR EXAMPLE, our nation saw this behavior during the national budget crisis. Republicans would rather shut-down the government than find a real solution in balancing the budget. This strategy cost taxpayers $18.9 Billion. We continue to hear Republicans criticize and attack the Affordable Care Act, a law passed by Congress, signed by President Obama and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. Now, Republicans are blocking the passage of a Comprehensive Immigration law.
          IMMIGRATION issue: Yes, President Obama made the campaign promise that would give us [Mexicans] a comprehensive immigration law. However, as President Obama talks about immigration reform or as much as he tries to have an immigration bill voted on, House Speaker John Boehner [R-OH] refuses to bring it up for a vote. One thing is clear, Boehner is afraid of the “Tea Party” members within the Republican Party. They are adamant in their thinking and will not reason. For this, we cannot blame President Obama for not being able to keep his promise.
          THE MAINSTREAM media have quoted many Republicans saying that a comprehensive immigration bill is dead, but we know they are playing politics. The real reason Republicans continue to create obstacles and make-up excuses, for not supporting Immigration Reform, is because they know that the immigrants of today will become future Democratic voters. It’s all about the vote!
          THERE’S MORE…Now, Speaker John Boehner wants to file a lawsuit against President Obama because Obama is using his “Executive Powers”. “Executive Powers” are the president's constitutional powers to issue executive orders, which carry the authority of law but do not have to be approved by Congress. President Obama has issued 175 executive orders to date. He signed fewer in his first term than George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan in their first terms.
          PRESIDENT OBAMA calls the lawsuit a “stunt”. I call it a waste of taxpayer's money and time. Boehner said he will introduce legislation in the House later this month that would allow the House to sue President Obama. More drama.
          SHAME: Our Illinois U.S. Senator, Mark Kirk [R-IL], recently announced he wants all the undocumented children from South America, who have crossed the Mexican border into America, be given a criminal background check. These are children! Instead of treating these children like criminals, we should treat them as humanely as possible before sending them back to their country of origin. Isn't America a compassionate country? What does the sonnet inscribed on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”? This is a shameful idea coming from a United Sates Senator.
Alan J. Dixon
           IN MEMORIAM:
Former Illinois U.S. Senator, Alan J. Dixon, 86, [1927-2014] died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his downstate home. Dixon had a 40 year political career. His detractors ridiculed him as “Al the Pal,” but his friends and supporters did not see it as an insult. Gov. Quinn called Sen. Dixon “a statesman, warm and friendly.” He was a real friend of the Latino/Mexican community.
          WHEN SEN. Dixon was the Democratic candidate for Illinois State Secretary of State he was endorsed by the Hispanic American Labor Council, overwhelmingly. As Secretary of State, Alan was the first Secretary to create a Secretary of State Hispanic Advisory Council for the office. He said he wanted to know what issues were affecting the Hispanic community in the Secretary of State's facilities. I was honored to be Chairman of the Hispanic Advisory Council.
          THE SECRETARY of State Hispanic Advisory Council made two recommendations to Secretary Dixon. At that time clerks in the Secretary of State's Driving facilities were confiscating documents from Mexicans who were applying for driving license; alleging that the documents looked bogus. The Hispanic Advisory Council requested that the clerks cease the confiscation of any documents from members of our Mexican community because they were not federal agents. Dixon agreed. He issued a stop order to all facilities. The second recommendation was for more bilingual clerks at the driver's facilities.
          IN AN INTERVIEW last year, Alan Dixon said, “We don't have any bipartisanship now. We've just got everybody mad at one another. There is no speaking.” Sadly, bipartisanship is missing in Washington, D.C. today. Dixon said, “Our representatives need to sit down and make a deal.”
          MY PERSONAL friendship with Alan J. Dixon will never be forgotten. He was a “pal.”
                                               CALENDAR OF EVENT
                               FREE HAIRCUTS
                      Sabado 26 de Julio 2014 
                       10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                      Saturday, July 26, 2014

            CORTE DE PELO y manicura, completamente GRATIS.

El Concilio de la Villita, 3610 W. 26th St. las invita, al evento de

Los esperamos.

              LITTLE VILLAGE residents are cordially invited to

 the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th from

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for FREE haircuts and manicures.

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