Discussion in 'Politics' started by ScreamingEagle, Sep 14, 2006.
It would be nice to get something on immigration passed this session.
solve the illegal immigration problem...having worked the Southern Border a fence may slow them down but not eliminate the problem...it would be better to take the 2.2B and prosecute those who violate existing laws...employers who hire the illegals and those who cross illegally...also stop the welfare programs of which the illegals should not be entitled to..ie:SSI(Medicade) Food stamps,Public Schooling and grants etc...a fence is just(a very expensive) window dressing and turns a blind eye to the real issues...protecting employers who are violating the law and causing the problem in the first place!
Its a start. and I think that is what is important. It be nice to do it all at once but i think it will take time. Lets get it done in installments.
This is a great idea! Since Americans are lazy and won't do the work, we can just hire a bunch of Mexicans to build it. Then when the last few feet need to be constructed we can say, "OK amigos, cross over to the other side."
Seriously, who's going to build it? Blacks? Members of the Bush family? How do they build it without using the people they want to keep out?
See, this is just the kind of attitude that has us in this hole to begin with. There's plenty of non-illegals more than willing to work construction. Hell, I'd work for free building that damn wall.
This might just work...providing the government witholds their paychecks...and deducts from all the illegal benefits they have been receiving over the years...give them a pink slip as they exit!
Hopefully you're right. Guess we'll just have to wait until they approve the plan to find out. Isn't this the kind of thing Halliburton excels at? Then it will probably happen.
Speaking strictly on political strategy, I like the approach House Republicans are taking. They are making immigration an issue and they are forcing both Senate Democrats and Republicans alike to make their opinions known on the matter before election time. If Senate Republicans want to keep their seats, they will support these kinds of Bills in order to not piss off the constituency. It also forces Senate Democrats to make a choice on the issue instead of changing the subject.
The Republicans in the house tend to be more conservative in principle then the Senate Reps do and i think they are smart in trying to force their hand.
This is how hopelessly out of touch Democrats (and plenty of Senate Republicans, as well) are - how utterly mired in politics as usual. "This is nothing but a bald-faced attempt to appeal to the voters by actually REPRESENTING them. Republican House members are just trying to make themselves look good by DOING THE JOB THEY WERE ELECTED TO DO. What a bunch of ass-kissers!"
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