>I haven’t really been following all this protest and immigration stuff. Today I decided to figure out what the hub-bub is all about.
Could someone explain why a Congressman from Wisconsin would give a crap about immigration issues? Are the Canadians flocking into this country and stealing all the cheese and beer in that state?
Why would anyone in their right mind want to build a giant fence around the country? Are we living in ancient China and afraid the Mongols are going to invade? Why would you want to throw people in jail who come here looking for a better life or just a job? Maybe because you are trying to draw attention away from the rising price of gas? Maybe because you are trying to draw attention away from an increasingly unpopular war?
>……what is the most important thing?
>I think the war is a bit more important of an issue to address. I’d rather hear about that Scooter Libby guy and how he basically committed treason probably because his bosses told him to.
The bill that has been introduced in the House is just stupid. No one in their right minds wants a freaking fence around this country. Are we living in East Berlin or something?
People should be protesting a ridiculous law. However, the media needs to start being ALOT more responsible in its reporting. The media need to start exposing the machinations at work.
Immigration has been an issue for a long time. It suddenly comes to the front of the news at the same time that gas prices have been rising exponentially, a war is raging in a country for a hazy reason, and the president’s approval rating has hit an all time low.
>Columnist and (believe it or not) liberal Texan Molly Ivins once wrote about a picnic she and some folks had near a prototype ‘security fence.’ Folks at the picnic held a race to see who could get over, around, or through the fence the fastet.
I think she reported the average time was somewhere around 20 seconds.
I’m guessing Haliburton has a subsidiary that builds fences. That’s about the only logical thing that I’ve come up with so far.
Greg Saunders over at “The Talent Show” (www.thetalentshow.org) has a novel idea to solve a large part of the illegal immigration problem: Pay farmworkers more. A high-enough wage will bring American workers to the farm, thus eliminating the market for the illegals.
Another suggestion: Make the financial penalty for hiring illegal workers sufficiently high that it makes better economic sense to NOT hire the workers in the first place.
>Those are good ideas. Imagine being paid a fair wage…what a freaking concept.
Anyone remember all those factories that shut down and moved to other countries in order to pay their workers a much lower wage? What did those militia people do to stop those jobs from leaving the country?
I’ve read a few pieces by Molly Ivins. It’s apparent that most of the general public hasn’t though. If they had, they never would have voted for George Bush.