This week, the Nebraska Democratic Party announced that it enthusiastically supports giving Nebraska taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants. This announcement falls on the heels of an announcement that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will support the Democrat's health care legislation after receiving promises from the Obama Administration that it will pursue "comprehensive" immigration reform this year.
Simply put: Democrats have unilaterally decided to make illegal immigration a focal point in the 2010 elections.
Illegal immigration is a significant issue in Nebraska and represents a significant issue in health care reform. To quote a rural Nebraska physician who contacted me today, "I have personally surveyed many [of my Nebraska physician colleagues who] abhor the $40,000 SUVs that unload and come to our front desks and then sign in as Medicaid patients. They tell us they quit their jobs to get the "cheap insurance" (i.e., Medicaid, paid for by you and me) which has no copays."
So, Nebraska Democrats, it looks like there are some things we CAN agree upon.
1. There is an interrelationship between health care reform and illegal immigration.
2. Illegal immigration is an issue in the 2010 elections.
Since we are in agreement that illegal immigration is a legitimate issue, now is the time for your candidates to stand up and tell Nebraskans where they stand.
Democrat State Sen. Tom White, would you vote in favor or against LB 1110 in the Nebraska Legislature?
Democrat State Sen. Steve Lathrop, yea or nay?
Democrat State Sen. Annette Dubas? Democrat State Sen. Norm Wallman?
Time to stand up and be counted.