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Continuing now with our lead story as a pretty -- completely lost touch -- the problems facing America joining us now from the nation's capital.
Senator from the great state of Texas Ted Cruz senator crews.
The president goes out there today and he hits it on global warming and that.
Outdoor that Georgetown University the planes are kind of drowning -- -- I felt bad farm at one point.
The end wiping his brow and really really hot I guess that's global warming.
But so what's the Republican response to this -- an initiative with the EPA is gonna be regulating all these companies now.
When I got to tell you it doesn't matter whether you're talking to Republicans or Democrats or independents all Americans say.
That our top priority right now is jobs in the economy.
And for the president to come out today and say his top priority -- one and its top priorities is killing jobs and hurting the economy.
Hurting economic growth -- and makes no sense a national energy tax.
Every hardworking taxpayer in this country and and it's an example of his being out of touch with -- with hardworking Americans.
It's senator cruise he said to critics like critics like you.
All these claims that we're gonna kill jobs and thousands of people are gonna be out of work are ridiculous because this will usher in a new era of innovation.
And we'll put America ahead of all -- other content countries.
That could outpace that's when it comes to alternative energy plus he said we're saving kids' lives with pollution and other concerns.
Well you know he might be right if he were talking about bankruptcy attorneys because if he's talking about funding more slender -- that that we may well see a lot more lawyers get work but.
For hardworking taxpayers.
People -- energy bills are gonna go up their gas bills are gonna go up their electricity bills are gonna go up.
It just is yet another burden on those who are struggling to make it.
Every day under the Obama economy.
And meanwhile the Republicans up there on -- and well you guys they're all -- each other's hair out on this immigration deal.
Which it's it's quite it's quite interesting to watch from my vantage point we had Bob tore her up on the senate floor today.
I trying to do myth busting all you people say that that the border fence isn't going to be done of these agents aren't going to be hired it's about a bunch of lies.
People are trying to kill this bill even though people like you Ted crews get what you always say you want it you want -- border enforcement now you get it.
Well the nice thing is Laura we don't have to hypothesize we don't have to guess because we've seen this exact pattern before in 1986.
Congress told the American people let's grant amnesty to some three million people who are here illegally.
And then sometime in the future will secure the border now what happened.
The amnesty -- the border never got secured.
This gang of eight -- is the exact same shell game.
The legalization happens immediately in the and the border security -- promised sometime in the future maybe.
I don't think the American people are gonna fall 42 time overwhelming majorities of the American people want to see.
Our broken immigration system fixed and want to see the border secured now that's actually why we've launched a national petition.
At secure borders now dot com in just a week we've had over a 100000 people -- -- secure borders now dot com and say fix the problem.
Don't repeat the mistakes of 1986.
You read the bill I asked that your colleague senator Lee yesterday on the radio whether he's ready said he -- that you really wasn't able to get through much of it in the time at bat.
Not yet you know I have read the bill although that the latest substitute that just came in the on Friday is now 12100 pages in the amendments are interspersed throughout it so it's very difficult.
If this is just like obamacare where where they introduced it later in -- Friday had -- vote on a Monday as everyone got off the planes and they basically told us like Nancy Pelosi did.
You got to pass -- to figure out what's in it and that's one of the many problems with this.
Offer you anything to try to win you over I mean they have the salmon sweetener for Alaska they had the they have the tourism casino sweetener for floral Dean Heller over there enough -- yes -- did they offer you anything may try to win you over at any point.
That -- -- get off confessed Laura I'm not looking for any particular port for the state of Texas I'm not looking to bring home the bacon.
I think what Texans expect me to do and what what Americans expect all of us to be doing is trying to fix the problems stop doing politics as usual.
Actually secure the border.
Stop the illegal immigration and improve our legal immigration system so that we can welcome.
And celebrate legal immigrants immigrants like my dad when he came 55 years ago.
Following the rules we need to improve the legal system and secure our borders.
Not yet your colleague senator Schumer is issuing essentially an implicit warning to the House of Representatives he said.
He could envision a million people not coming to the mall.
If in fact John Boehner doesn't include a path to citizenship -- Boehner somehow tries to slow walk this process.
That was a warning -- -- -- -- to Boehner but to people like you senator -- that you will be labeled anti Latino anti immigrant.
Anti whatever to try to scare people into going along with a vet bill what's your reaction to -- -- Well we've seen the Democrats are always willing to play the race card I will tell you as the as the son of the Cuban immigrant is someone who received over 40% of Hispanic vote in the state of Texas.
I think it is condescending to go to Hispanics and say we're gonna buy your vote -- amnesty I'll -- -- in Texas.
A whole lot of Hispanics there want to see the border security and legal immigration they want lower great -- senator and that's what -- don't gonna give -- lower wages Latino Americans -- -- news flash.
Well you're exactly right -- one of the most striking elements of this is the obamacare penalty under the gang of eight bill.
Any business that is fifty employees or more that hires.
A US citizen or illegal immigrants because of obamacare effectively pays a 5000 dollar penalty.
And it's de -- affirmative action for those who are here illegally doesn't make sense.
They get it a leg up in hiring for the don't have that they they're -- bottom can't -- it's a good deal for businesses that means they can't American workers and hire the newly amnesty people.
Senator Grassley -- you so much for joining us we appreciate it.
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