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Tom Vilsack

Former Iowa governor, named by Barack Obama to be Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. Strong supporter of illegal immigration.

Last modified Dec 17, 2008
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Democratic Convention speakers list and immigration - 09/03/12

... just the start: see the link * Tom Vilsack - Secretary of the Department of Agriculture * Ken Salazar - Secretary of the Department of the Interior * Cristina Saralegui the Hispanic Sally Jesse Raphael; has done ads for Obama ( peekURL.com/vd6YWdQ ) * Deval Patrick - Massachusetts Governor * Nancy Pelosi - House Democratic Leader * Elizabeth Warren - Senate candidate from Massachusetts "...

Tom Vilsack promotes illegal activity, uses bogus "crops rotting" line - 02/24/12

... Agricultural Outlook Forum, Ag secretary Tom Vilsack once again promoted illegal activity now and an amnesty or guest workers program for illegal aliens in the future. From this: [Vilsack said:] "The sad reality is that crops will be raised in this country this year that may not be harvested because there simply is not the workforce... All of America, but especially farm country, needs...

With millions unemployed, Ag Secy Tom Vilsack demeans American workers, promotes amnesty, opposes enforcement, uses bogus talking points, opposes eVerify - 05/27/11

... the Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a press conference on Wednesday in which he demeaned American workers, promoted immigration "reform", opposed immigration enforcement, and used a series of bogus immigration talking points. An account of his remarks is here, with more excerpts at [1]. 1. Vilsack ran down American workers, saying: "While some American citizens step up and take (farm...

Tom Vilsack promotes, misleads about anti-American DREAM Act - 12/16/10

... Agriculture and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, writing at the official blog of the USDA, offers "The DREAM Act for Our Rural Communities and Our Nation". Not only is the DREAM Act anti-American - it would let the illegal aliens covered by the bill take college educations away from U.S. citizens - but he misleads about the details of the bill. I left the following comment which at post time...

Napolitano, Vilsack: call it the "H1N1 virus", not "swine flu". More concerned about pork industry than public safety - 04/28/09

... Department of Homeland Security and Tom Vilsack of the Department of Agriculture want us to call swine flu the "H1N1 virus" instead (link). They have somewhat of a point: if you really can't get it from eating pork then perhaps we should grit our teeth and not wish for the demise of the pork industry. The problem is that while they're rushing to the aid of pork producers, they're keeping the...

Your Monsanto, Tom Vilsack, GMO food assignment - 03/07/09

... the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. * "The Multiple Ways Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach" (link) * "Six Reasons Why Obama Appointing Monsanto's Buddy, Former Iowa Governor Vilsack, for USDA Head Would be a Terrible Idea" (link) * S.425 from Sherrod Brown: "A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the establishment of a traceability system for...

Obama names Tom Vilsack Agriculture Secretary - 12/17/08

... has named former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack to be his Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack is a strong supporter of illegal immigration, who went as far as joining with the Mexican government-linked Peter Schey to speak out against the Swift Packing raid in order to reduce employer enforcement and push for comprehensive immigration reform. In his new position, expect him to make...

Obama cabinet might include Democrat titans: Gore, Napolitano, Vilsack, Howard Dean, Caroline Kennedy... - 11/11/08

... Napolitano, former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Dean, Bill Richardson, John Kerry, and many more truly titanic names. This link has a "transition flowchart", a PDF showing some potential picks and all of them are truly great figures who will help the Repu... er, I mean the Democrats. While this could all be a jolly joke, who knows since the head of the transition team is...

Tom Vilsack misled about Swift raid, DHS cooperation? - 01/03/07

... illegal immigration supporter Tom Vilsack didn't lie about the Swift immigration raids, which were held on December 12. A week later, Vilsack and Iowa National Guard Maj. Gen. Ron Dardis sent a strongly-worded letter to DHS head Michael Chertoff complaining about a "media blackout" and that they hadn't been informed of the "size and scope" of the raids.

Will Rod Blagojevich pro-illegal immigration scheme violate law? - 12/13/06

... first of its kind nationwide. Tom Vilsack and Mike Huckabee might beg to differ; the "welcoming centers" proposed in one of the reports matches those offered in Iowa. There are only two points worth noting in the WaPo coverage: that one of the members of one of the panels is "former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner Doris Meissner", and this: Susan Tully, national field...

Swift packing immigration raid conducted; send Bush a cookie! - 12/13/06

Yesterday ICE conducted the latest in a series of what are most likely show immigration raids, this time of Swift & Co.'s meatpacking plants in various cities. A roundup is here.

Tom Vilsack for President? - 11/09/06

Democratic Iowa governor Tom Vilsack has announced that he's running for president. For the short, punchy version, see the "Traveling Tom" (travelingtom.com) website from the IA GOP. From this: Vilsack supporters seemed to have forgotten about the CIETC scandal unfolded while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. The Vilsack team will not be able to bury the scandals and failures in Iowa on the...

Iowans get exotic treat: Central American gangs - 09/07/05

... 3,200... In the late 1990s, Gov. Tom Vilsack announced he would select three Iowa cities to be model communities. He provided state resources to help them develop models for the state on how to deal with rapidly changing demographic profiles. The governor picked Marshalltown, Fort Dodge and Mason City... Here's more information on Iowa's problems [1]. And, you might not believe that...

Illegal immigration-supporting governors complain about minor costs - 07/18/05

The AP reports on the National Governors Association's summer conference in "Driver's license costs will skyrocket, governors warn".

"Who is the Cheap Labor Lobby?" - 07/16/05

FPM has a good roundup of those groups that support massive illegal immigration. Their list of the perps includes: - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and the high-tech industry... - The meat packing industry... - Clothing manufacturers... - Unions... - The hotel and restaurant industry... - The ultra-wealthy a

New Americans welcomed to Iowa, Arkansas - 06/30/05

... this area. As for Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, see "Vilsack regrets English only bill". I really don't think I've ever seen a politician pander so cravenly. I mean, this is Abject Pandering: "I brought my staff into the office and said, 'I'm not going to sign this legislation because I don't think it's right,"' Vilsack said to applause. "They said, 'Governor, you're facing re-election and 80...