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A couple of weeks the iris is set to close its stores for a day employees will not come to work on July 5 and they won't get -- This is part of the furlough system so the embattled agency is so short on money it's got -- furlough employees -- -- hitting out seventy million dollars in bonuses.
Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel of New York joins us.
Immigration and much more congressmen how are you today.
I'm doing well thank you for having the and you show.
All right so we here and that's the seventy million dollars in bonuses may be pursuant to a union contract.
Which senator Orrin hatch is calling something that looks like a payoff what do you make of it.
That's an internal problem that the administration would have vote with the labor unions and and with the work guys.
Of -- he is saying no and hats descendants is providing oversight.
In terms of the payment of Internal Revenue Service I really think they are more important issues.
That the country has to deal would rather than that the pay of low level internal revenue workers.
Will sending million dollars is not a drop in the bucket and if we're talking about sequestration in these employees are having to stay home on furlough days with no pay.
All of this is no question that there has to be explanations stood -- and I cannot believe.
That wind is -- we find Republicans refusing to allow the president to increase the debt ceiling.
But we can't get agriculture bill that we can't get immigration bill that we can't have -- -- long.
That we've got to find something just because the IRS is in the middle of investigations.
I don't think we ought to pile up on them.
There's any number of federal employees that.
We would like it's as to whether or not they pay is -- equitable.
I'm afraid that the Republicans.
Target as embarrassment rather than it's a tribute -- All right now you also say Republicans have trouble when it comes to number of issues -- you're citing immigration and the fact that.
I even at the senate passes something there -- plenty of your GOP colleagues in the house who say it's dead on arrival here they -- to do something different they're not a fan of what we're seeing in the senate right now.
What's your take on immigration -- gets done.
That's a thought to -- answer that question will be the number of Republicans in my opinion.
The number of Republicans in this sort of hit that sign -- into this compromise bell.
Because that they have many people from the states that had not very friendly to new American -- possibility that we -- new Americans.
And if they'd vote with the majority.
Assuming the bill passes the senate they'll have some problems back home but this is an historic vote.
-- not always -- to change economically and culture in the direction of our great country.
But it's going to have an impact as to how long the Republican Party will be in existence.
And -- for some it's going to be a very difficult vote.
But most people agree it's the right thing for the country and it certainly is a right thing to make -- we have two parties.
Competing against each other because -- many problems.
As that may have with the Republican Party at this time and place.
I would hate for them to see themselves just go out of business and we don't have -- competitive form of ideas and our great country.
All right well I would guess the difference across the aisle are feeling pretty feisty and don't see that -- -- short term possibility but we shall say.
And we gossip folks it's -- in their questions -- we get asked different lawmakers who are appearing with us today including yourself about immigration.
So I wanna read you one of these tweets and -- give it -- chance to answer this comes from.
-- had seven 310.
Why are you refusing to enforce the laws that we RD haven't -- of wasting time and money on new immigration laws.
We should have done that a long time ago anytime you have a -- -- you've got to enforce the law against the person that is violating Loewen coming to his country.
But you don't have sanctions against the American farmers and others that are hiring them you know it's unfair and this is not equitable.
And the fact is we really have invited these people to come here.
Because they'd never faced any penalty any sanction.
And that is why it's good to have the wolves have to make certain that there in force on both sides and they work is that a reworking.
As well as the employee as -- Americans -- -- in them.
But you never hurried.
Employee as of -- illegal aliens ever being prosecuted.
And is Estonia and yet.
So is it fair though to say that -- people who pass laws are to blame for those who break them.
-- -- -- No -- -- the blame we we the blame for not enforcing the law that is the government.
And that is the part of the executive branch we have laws on the book that if anyone says why don't we enforce them.
I've been saying -- five decades.
That you just don't round up people and did what.
Without taking a look as to who wouldn't buy it then they come in work in the first place and we know that big businesses -- -- On this cheap labor and that's why they never had been asked to influence the law.
But the congress -- these laws the laws are on the book.
And there's just no question that executive branch Republican and a Democrat never enforce the law as it relates to the employ.
All right we'll helpfully that Tweeter was watching an accurate answer straight from you congressman Rangel always good to see you -- and thanks for having me.
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