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The DREAM Act: A Spending Nightmare

September 21, 2010
The Spendocrats in office right now are attempting to tie the “DREAM Act” as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, and will be voting on it tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21 at or around 2:00.

In a nutshell, the DREAM Act will allow the federal government to – again – force the American taxpayers to pony up more money we don’t have in order to pay for their ideological pursuits. The DREAM Act will increase the cost of higher education for every state, but especially those with large illegal immigrant populations.

  • Our states are flat broke and need to reform their budgets, not spend more
  • It forces states to give taxpayer funded financial aid to illegal immigrants
  • It forces states to allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition
  • These provisions can be utilized by illegal immigrants until the age of 35
  • There is ZERO accountability in place to track the money and costs
  • There is no scoring from the Congressional Budget Office
  • There is no estimate of the cost to the American taxpayer for the cost of the education and military benefits, or the cost of the fast track to citizenship also mandated in the bill
  • Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and President Obama have not passed a BUDGET for FY2011 which starts in October and they want to spend more without any thought about how much this will cost you and me!

From a lawmaker in California (the state with a $19 Billion shortfall!) on the potential costs: “We’re spending roughly a billion dollars annually for financial aid now, so every one percent increase in that spending would translate to an additional $10 Million from the general fund.”

Fight back against wasteful, ideological spending that violates all of our principles: fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

Targeted Senators
DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353
501-324-6336
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824
225-389-0395
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822
313-961-4330
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154
314-367-1364
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651
406-657-6790
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644
406-449-5401
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043
701-258-4648
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551
701-239-5389

REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
904-398-8586
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
207-945-0417
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
207-874-0883
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
617-565-3170
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
402-758-8981
Update MM: Johanns’ office tells callers this morning that he will vote AGAINST the bill.
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
603-225-7115
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
214-361-3500

TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS
– CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.
ACTION: The following list is of Senators who are on the fence. Emphasize the cost issue and that we just cannot afford any more spending when we don’t even have a budget for Fiscal Year 2011 yet!!
Also point out that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the DREAM Act itself.

REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
904-398-8586
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
207-945-0417
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
207-874-0883
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
617-565-3170
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
402-758-8981
Update MM: Johanns’ office tells callers this morning that he will vote AGAINST the bill.
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
603-225-7115
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
214-361-3500

TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS – CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.

ACTION: The following list is of Senators who are on the fence. Emphasize the cost issue and that we just cannot afford any more spending when we don’t even have a budget for Fiscal Year 2011 yet!!
Also point out that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the DREAM Act itself.

REPUBLICANS
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
907-271-3735
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
317-226-5555
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
785-233-2503
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
614-469-6697

DEMOCRATS
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004
907-271-5915
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841
603-647-7500
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621
505-346-6791
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315
216-522-7272
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244
503-326-7525
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324
412-803-7370
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842
605-332-8896
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023
804-775-2314
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024
703-573-7090
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954
304-342-5855
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472
304-347-5372

SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE DREAM ACT
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see which Senators are focusing more on their ideological pet projects rather than the economy and jobs.

You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).

Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.

(AR) Lincoln
(CA) Boxer
(CA) Feinstein
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)
(CT) Dodd
(CT) Lieberman
(DE) Carper
(DE) Kaufman
(FL) Nelson
(HI) Akaka
(HI) Inouye
(IL) Burris
(IL) Durbin
(IN) Bayh
(IN) Lugar
(IA) Harkin
(MD) Cardin
(MD) Mikulski
(MA) Kerry
(MI) Levin
(MN) Franken
(MN) Klobuchar
(NV) Reid
(NJ) Lautenberg
(NJ) Menendez
(NM) Bingaman
(NY) Gillibrand
(NY) Schumer
(OR) Merkley
(PA) Specter
(RI) Reed
(RI) Whitehouse
(VT) Leahy
(VT) Sanders
(WA) Cantwell
(WA) Murray
(WI) Feingold

REPUBLICANS
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
907-271-3735
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
317-226-5555
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
785-233-2503
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
614-469-6697

DEMOCRATS
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004
907-271-5915
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841
603-647-7500
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621
505-346-6791
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315
216-522-7272
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244
503-326-7525
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324
412-803-7370
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842
605-332-8896
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023
804-775-2314
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024
703-573-7090
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954
304-342-5855
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472
304-347-5372

SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE DREAM ACT
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see which Senators are focusing more on their ideological pet projects rather than the economy and jobs.
You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).
Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.
(AR) Lincoln
(CA) Boxer
(CA) Feinstein
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)
(CT) Dodd
(CT) Lieberman
(DE) Carper
(DE) Kaufman
(FL) Nelson
(HI) Akaka
(HI) Inouye
(IL) Burris
(IL) Durbin
(IN) Bayh
(IN) Lugar
(IA) Harkin
(MD) Cardin
(MD) Mikulski
(MA) Kerry
(MI) Levin
(MN) Franken
(MN) Klobuchar
(NV) Reid
(NJ) Lautenberg
(NJ) Menendez
(NM) Bingaman
(NY) Gillibrand
(NY) Schumer
(OR) Merkley
(PA) Specter
(RI) Reed
(RI) Whitehouse
(VT) Leahy
(VT) Sanders
(WA) Cantwell
(WA) Murray
(WI) Feingold

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Debbie Dooley, Rob Gaudet, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

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