While his accusation was out of order and unseemly, again we see he was right. Wilson accused the President of lying when Obama said that health care reform wouldn’t cover illegal immigrants. Recently, Obama tipped his hand on that claim, saying we had to make more the existing illegal ones legal so they can get health care. The impression was not that they’d go back to their home country and use the legal process. The President wants to simply, vaguely, go about "resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."
Poof, you’re legal! Now, we still don’t cover illegal immigrants.
Except that any attempt to even figure out of someone is legal or not is being shut down by Democrats.
Senate Finance Committee Democrats rejected a proposed a requirement that immigrants prove their identity with photo identification when signing up for federal healthcare programs.
Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that current law and the healthcare bill under consideration are too lax and leave the door open to illegal immigrants defrauding the government using false or stolen identities to obtain benefits.
Grassley’s amendment was beaten back 10-13 on a party-line vote.
So they say that illegals won’t be covered, but they promise not to check. Don’t ask, don’t tell.
Accountability government at work.
Doug Payton blogs at Considerettes.