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Spending bill represents a further disenfranchisement of U.S. voters

To The Daily Sun,

Hardworking Americans are going to get hosed by the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Senate Majority Leader McConnell described the bill as a major accomplishment for members of both parties. The spending bill that Congress just passed to wrap up the legislative year includes a bunch of gifts to an administration that has made no secret about its desire to bring as many immigrants into the nation as possible. This "passed before it was read" legislation funds the current administration's plan to allow foreigners into the country with few limitations and plenty of breaks paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Here are some of the things our senators and representatives have spent your money on. The bill extends tax credits to people in the United States illegally, who may pay no taxes. The bill betrays the majority of Americans who believe that it's time to tighten immigration restrictions. Taxpayers and members of Congress have both witnessed massive burdens on the immigration system and emerging immigration-related terror threats in recent years.

At a time of record immigration, with a full 83 percent of the electorate wanting immigration frozen or reduced, the Congress is about to deliver a fourfold increase to one of the most controversial foreign worker programs, the result of which, will be higher unemployment and lower wages for Americans.

Without conditions, the omnibus bill approves the administration's request for increased refugee admissions, allowing in as many refugees as they want, from anywhere he wants, and then allows them to access unlimited amounts of welfare and entitlements at taxpayer expense. This will ensure that at least 170,000 green card, refugee and asylum approvals are issued to migrants from Muslim countries over just the next 12 months.

Here are some of the other things the bill does:

— Provides funding for sanctuary cities that shelter illegal immigrants.

— Spends tax dollars to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) policy.

— Spends more to fund climate-focused studies and reports.

— Subsidizes abortion services through a plan offered under the Obamacare exchanges.

— Allows the federal government to require licenses for Canada gun exports worth less than $500.

Our leadership isn't even trying to hide the fact that it's repaying voters with betrayal. There is a reason that voters are in open rebellion.

Voters have come to believe that political elite are not only uninterested in defending their interests but they are fast-tracking the administration's international trade pact which is openly hostile to them. This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.

If things are going to change, American voters are going to have to dump the establishment party or nominate a presidential candidate who's despised by its establishment. Perhaps it's a good time to start making some noise about Cruz 2016?

Marc Abear

Meredith

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I am saddenedto hear of the passing of Leon R. Albushies

To The Daily Sun,

The Saturday Dec. 19 edition of The Daily Sun brought me a shock, Leon R. Albushies had passed away.

I never met Leon in person, only knew him from his letters here. Though I disagreed with him many times I am saddened to hear of his passing as I regarded him as an honest man trying his best to follow his heart and conscious. He was part of the loose group, may I say family, of writers to the paper, and will be missed.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends. My God receive his soul, bless his family and give them comfort in their hour of grief.

Steve Earle

Hill

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