Steve Stockman Says Build the Dang Fence and Other Insanities

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One-man circus Steve “If Babies Had Guns” Stockman has unveiled a new proposal to build a double(!) border fence.

No word on whether or not it will have a moat.

Stockman’s bill, titled the SECURITY (Safely Exacting Cautious Useful Rules for Immigration This Year) Act would order the construction of a double fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and deploy additional National Guard troops. [...]

“These illegals say they are coming because Obama promised them welfare benefits,” Stockman said. “The invasion stops once Congress passes this bill, which cuts off welfare benefits to these illegals even if Obama issues an executive order giving them amnesty.”

If the invasion stops after Congress cuts off their welfare benefits, why would we need a double fence?

Has he thought this all the way through?

In case you aren’t already aware, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for “welfare benefits.” The president also did not promise them benefits which they cannot and are not receiving. But for arguments’ sake let’s assume for a moment that he did. Would it be a great shame to say that if you come to America there will be food available? That we won’t let you starve to death?

Has Stockman unveiled the first proposal of the Let Them Starve Caucus?

Undocumented immigrant children who are taken into custody may remain under the supervision of the Department of Health and Human Services for a temporary period of time where they will receive food, shelter, and medical care.

If you were to say that they should not receive those temporary benefits, you would also be saying that we should treat the children worse than prisoners.

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  • Ashes Defacto

    Funny how there’s money for this or foreign wars. Yet every time anything that might actually be useful for the everyday lives of real Americans, like say fixing the crumbling infrastructure or providing educational opportunities gets proposed. There is just no money available.

  • Christopher Foxx


    Stockman’s bill, titled the SECURITY (Safely Exacting Cautious Useful Rules for Immigration This Year)

    Rule of Thumb: If they’ve come up with a cute acronym for their bill, they spent more time on the acronym than the bill.

    Has he thought this all the way through?

    It’s Stockman. There’s never any thought involved.

    • bphoon

      It’s depressing but true: Increasingly, the answer to the question, “What are they thinking?” is, “Nothing.”

  • muselet

    Has he thought this all the way through?

    Yes. His constituents are hopping mad about immigration, so if he talks tough he’ll get reelected and have something to point to when he runs for Senate again. What more does he need to think about?

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    Remember, these people are abstractions, objects, things that can be abused with impunity, without empathy or conscience. They’re not people, they’re “illegals” — something that does not even exist. ["illegal" is not a noun.]

  • Nefercat

    “Stockman’s bill, titled the SECURITY (Safely Exacting Cautious Useful Rules for Immigration This Year) Act”
    ———————————
    SECURITY (Stupidly Extracting Crazy Useless Rigamarole for Idiots That Yelp) Act. Fixed it for you, Stockman, you moldering pile of slug snot.

    Also, Stockman doesn’t like abortion because fewer babies are around to be massacred by the AR-15 that he raffled off to celebrate the murder of the Newtown innocents.

    • drspittle

      Next Stockman proposal: arm the fetuses (or is it feti?) with AR-15’s and let them patrol the border. It would save them from being aborted.

  • Bubble Genius

    Stockman couldn’t even think a shit all the way through.