Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mikus v Strama on Welfare for illegal aliens

Jerry Mikus is running for State Rep in district 50 in north Travis county. I am happy to support Jerry Mikus because he is running on a good conservative platform of Government transparency, protecting taxpayers, supporting picture voter ID, and is running against liberal Democrat Mark Strama, who got an F from Texans for Fiscal Repsonsibility and opposes voter ID. I just found another reason, which frankly surprised even me; I knew Strama was more liberal than he lets on, but Mikus sent a missive out recently that informed me that Strama voted for giving welfare to illegal immigrants. He was with only 30 other state Reps on that vote. Funny, Strama never mentioned that in his taxpayer-funded mailers to his district residents:

Legislative Background: During the debate on the Children's Health Insurance Plan in 2007 (HB 108, 80R), a floor amendment was brought forth that would ensure that illegal immigrants would not be given the ability to enroll in this welfare program. This amendment was adopted by a vote of 109-30-3. Record Vote 270, House Journal Page 1510 (80th Legislature), April 3, 2007 http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/hjrnl/80r/pdf/80RDAY49FINAL.PDF#page=20

Jerry Mikus Position: I do not support non-U.S. citizens from receiving benefits paid for by U.S. taxpayers. I support all measures to ensure that non-US citizens do not receive taxpayer funded health care, insurance, and welfare.

Mark Strama Vote: Mark Strama voted to allow illegal immigrants to enroll in this welfare program.

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