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Old 07-11-2007, 04:59 PM
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Again more and more threads about the illegals....

The problem will never, ever be addressed properly until the GOP go after its corporate backers. That is to say, all relevant authorities must crack down heavily on hiring of illegals.


Going after those that cross the border is not source of the problem.

Cut off the $$$ and then see.

But that won't happen, so offering ridiculous ideas like super-duper fences and actually removing millions of people out of the country persist....

This doesn't negate the need for stronger border security or going after illegals, but this will NOT end until a serious crackdown on employers happens.

Frankly I wish there would be a focus on this aspect, the aspect of the issue and on a very serious national secuirty matter of port and plant security.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:35 PM
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Perhaps it's already gotten to the point that the average politician is so hopelessly indebted to corporate backers, and that they are so convinced that the "middle class working American" is in an increasingly irrelevant position, that they are simply losing their interest in "the people". Labor unions, for example, are well on the way to total obsolescence. In the rarefied atmosphere of Washington, it's probably easy to convince ones' self that what is good for business is good for America, and to forget the ramifications of the World Economy and its effects on the "man in the street". The new "North American Union" is no doubt an exciting and glamorous prospect for the international business owner, whose loyalties spread beyond any one nation, and who considers himself, in effect, as a "citizen of the world". The Bush family empire is a case in point. These folks probably rarely meet anyone, for months on end, who truly "works for a living", and the very concept gets more and more irrelevant in their daily lives. They don't particularly have anything against wage earners, in theory; they just don't often think of them; they don't socialize with them, and really don't care. It's not a big part of their reality.
Big business is where the glamor is. And big business wants open doors and a willing, pliable workforce. The best workforce, in their eyes, would be either one who was somehow "beholden" to the "boss" (i.e., illegal), or better yet, in some foreign locale, and not subject to U.S. law (i.e., job outsourcing). That's the temptation of big business, and without anyone to hold it accountable, or balance out this "temptation" with an opposing force, that's the way it will trend.
The recent ongoing Congressional tussle over Amnesty (I know, it's not amnesty..) was ample illustration of the fact that these legislators were determined to push this through, with or without the backing of the voters. They'll regroup and be back again, they've admitted that. The anger and disenchantment of the "great unwashed" out there are only a minor annoyance to these men. This thing is going to be pushed through even if 70% of the populace is against it- even if it was 95%, the folks doing this are not bothered by the "little people" out there. We are quite irrelevant.

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