Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’ [+video]

By Craig Bannister. Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.

Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”:

“So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”

Obama argued that he has merely “expanded my authorities” – not broken any laws:

“What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion as far as we can legally under the existing statute, the existing law. And so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.” (Read more about why Obama dares GOP HERE)


Illegals Who Receive Obama’s Amnesty Can Claim Over $35K in First Year

By Colleen Conley. New Congressional Research Service memo indicates that illegal immigrants who are able to obtain Social Security Numbers and work permits as a result of President Obama’s executive amnesty could claim $35,521 per family with three children. And this is just the first year alone.

The report comes following the IRS confirmation that — as a result of Obama’s executive actions — illegal immigrants will be granted Social Security Numbers and they will be able to file back tax returns and obtain up to four years of tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

The new CRS report — dated Wednesday, gauges the tax benefits an amnesty beneficiary could potentially accrue and looks at the amount of EITC and CTC for a hypothetical family from from 2011-2014.

The memo focused on the value of these credits for a married couple with three and four children. CRS calculated the maximum level of tax credits available, and assumed that the hypothetical family’s income was equal to the maximum amount of earnings a taxpayer could have and still receive the maximum amount of the EITC.

In the years considered, the “phase-out threshold amount” for such families was $21,770 in 2011, $22,300 in 2012, $22,870 in 2013, and $23,260 in 2014. (Read more from this story HERE)

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