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Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

loadstar Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 5:16 PM
you've been served Wrote: I work in the medical field and daily I provide medical services to ILLEGAL aliens with most of it being paid by Medicaid. These might be fine, hard-working people with mostly good intentions and good moral intentions as well. However, ILLEGAL aliens are being given huge amounts of federal welfare monies (this includes legal immigrants as well). I know they are legal or illegal because I converse with them. Medicaid, food stamps, federal housing, welfare checks (ebt cards), the whole basket. This is wrong and it is ILLEGAL. Our government is running rampant with our money. Not just Mexicans...also Arabs, Asians, Indians. It is an EPIDEMIC.
Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?

Look at the only lawmaker who has become president in the last half-century. Barack Obama did almost nothing in his brief time in the Senate. His career in the world's greatest deliberative body consisted mainly of showing up, becoming immediately dissatisfied and looking for something better.

Obama never took a leading role crafting any piece of momentous legislation. And some of the things he did do, like voting...