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Old 04-25-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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Wait until that kid gets about eight years old, then your blood pressure will go up! Kids try you constantly. Of course that can be tied into illegal immigration somehow, this forum can find a way.

Did you participate in the GI Bill?
How did the fact that your family came legally tie into this illegal immigration forum?

 
Old 04-25-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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I've been saying for over a year that we need a WPA program again. I still walk on the decorative paving bricks my grandfather laid in a local park back in the 30s on that program. The work fed the family. I think many people could do a lot of good. Find out what people do and apply it. Those who have the know-how and are physically able can do landscaping and such. People like me can help with office work and such, although I wouldn't mind some hours planting flowers in parks. I miss gardening.

A lot of construction workers can't find full - time work. Office workers are in the same boat. I have a part time job that doesn't cover the bills. I get 20 hours on average, sometimes 25, so I could give 15-20 more. It would help a lot of us and give us the cash to buy the things we need, and put it back into the economy.
Except work programs smack of Socialism (remember your history about Roosevelt and the WPA)...

Gardening? Can you pick lettuce? That's going to be needed more to replace the illegals than planting flowers in the parks.

And people say I am unrealistic...
 
Old 04-25-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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How did the fact that your family came legally tie into this illegal immigration forum?
How does your Pole ancestors coming legally to the United States tie into this illegal immigration forum?...
 
Old 04-25-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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How does your Pole ancestors coming legally to the United States tie into this illegal immigration forum?...
It doesn't but I didn't initially come into this forum to just talk about how my family/ancestors migrated here legally. If I wanted to do that I would have posted it in the legal immigration forum instead. You don't seem to want to talk about illegal immigration or your views on it so why are you here?
 
Old 04-25-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Except work programs smack of Socialism (remember your history about Roosevelt and the WPA)...

Gardening? Can you pick lettuce? That's going to be needed more to replace the illegals than planting flowers in the parks.

And people say I am unrealistic...
While it is true that most Americans can't or won't pick crops for a living, there are unlimited visas for legal immigrant crop pickers already. So where is the problem?
 
Old 04-25-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Why don't we make people on unemployment benefit work? Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do." Say let them cut grass for 20 hours a week and they still have 20 hours left for job hunting.

That solves both unemployment problem and illegal immigration problem.
Your idea is no worse than any other...I wish you luck in getting it passed. At least you're not complaining "America treats me so crappy"...way to be pro-active.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do.

Then the illegals would be out of job while the unemployed could take home a little more money.
Here is what you are missing. There are hardly any jobs that an American won't do in the first place. Secondly, how do you get the illegal aliens off of those jobs so that those on unemployment can get them?
 
Old 04-25-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Your idea is no worse than any other...I wish you luck in getting it passed. At least you're not complaining "
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America treats me so crappy
"...way to be pro-active.
If this is how you feel,.....well then..All I can say is:......don't let the door hit you in the a*s on your way out.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Except work programs smack of Socialism (remember your history about Roosevelt and the WPA)...

Gardening? Can you pick lettuce? That's going to be needed more to replace the illegals than planting flowers in the parks.

And people say I am unrealistic...
No it doesn't. It helps people earn a living during a bad economy, and can be temporary.

As I mentioned, my grandfather helped build walkways in a lake/park just a few blocks from my home. That one particular project involved various landscaping projects, roads, playgrounds and buildings. A lot of people were able to feed their families and the park is still gorgeous to this day. Multiply this by the thousands of WPA projects and get the bigger picture; national parks, historical preservation, building restoration, art, etc. My area is filled with the work that these people did.

What about our crumbling infrastructure? Do you realize how many people can be employed rebuilding roads and bridges? Construction workers, cement workers, engineers and architects, office workers, etc. And also think of the lives saved when these bridges are prevented from collapsing into rivers.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Make people collecting unemployment work? Do you think they would be collecting unemployment if they could find a job?! Try surving on $134 a week like my boyfriend is...and with a child on the way. That is his weekly benefit for unemployment. He is desperate and he's only been out of a job for 3 weeks now.

And what does this have to do with illegal immigration?

I hear ya kickAssArmyChick; the bus driver i knew who was working his job for 25 years, was fired last month also, along with someone else i know who was a supervisor. Not too good, and the promise of finding another job, is looking meeker by the minute. Unlike what this present admistration is telling us about jobs. Lose your job, then go out and try and replace it, you won't. Hope your boyfriend finds a job real quick.
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