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Old 09-21-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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I think I can solve this problem in one year. The debate fundamentally is an economic debate. Many of us realize the serious financial impact of illegal immigration. Others take a humanistic approach, arguing that they are working hard, etc.

According to one study I just read, the average illegal costs the average American $2500 a year. At the top of every tax return is a little box that allows the taxpayer to donate $3 to election reform. We add another box to allow those humanistic-types to vote with their wallet. Pro-illegal? Fine, check the box and donate $2500. Married, and you both agree? $5000!

After one year, simply tabulate the tax returns. If more than 50% of the country donates to illegals, then I say we have a mandate, and I'll support legalizing them all. If its less than 50%, then you liberal-types better be prepared for massive enforcement. PS, we get to use the money you donated as a part of the enforcement effort.

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I think I can solve this problem in on year. The debate fundamentally is an economic debate. Many of us realize the serious financial impact of illegal immigration. Others take a humanistic approach, arguing that they are working hard, etc.

According to one study I just read, the average illegal costs the average American $2500 a year. At the top of every tax return is a little box that allows the taxpayer to donate $3 to election reform. We add another box to allow those humanistic-types to vote with their wallet. Pro-illegal? Fine, check the box and donate $2500. Married, and you both agree? $5000!

After one year, simply tabulate the tax returns. If more than 50% of the country donates to illegals, then I say we have a mandate, and I'll support legalizing them all. If its less than 50%, then you liberal-types better be prepared for massive enforcement. PS, we get to use the money you donated as a part of the enforcement effort.

Peace.
GREAT IDEA, NMR!

and, Bartender, I'll have whatever NMR is drinking with his Oatmeal this morning!

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Old 09-21-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I think I can solve this problem in one year. The debate fundamentally is an economic debate. Many of us realize the serious financial impact of illegal immigration. Others take a humanistic approach, arguing that they are working hard, etc.

According to one study I just read, the average illegal costs the average American $2500 a year. At the top of every tax return is a little box that allows the taxpayer to donate $3 to election reform. We add another box to allow those humanistic-types to vote with their wallet. Pro-illegal? Fine, check the box and donate $2500. Married, and you both agree? $5000!

After one year, simply tabulate the tax returns. If more than 50% of the country donates to illegals, then I say we have a mandate, and I'll support legalizing them all. If its less than 50%, then you liberal-types better be prepared for massive enforcement. PS,
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get to use the money you donated as a part of the enforcement effort.
Who is "WE"?
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Who is "WE"?
The federal govt. of course, on behalf of "we the people".
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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I think I can solve this problem in one year. The debate fundamentally is an economic debate. Many of us realize the serious financial impact of illegal immigration. Others take a humanistic approach, arguing that they are working hard, etc.

According to one study I just read, the average illegal costs the average American $2500 a year. At the top of every tax return is a little box that allows the taxpayer to donate $3 to election reform. We add another box to allow those humanistic-types to vote with their wallet. Pro-illegal? Fine, check the box and donate $2500. Married, and you both agree? $5000!

After one year, simply tabulate the tax returns. If more than 50% of the country donates to illegals, then I say we have a mandate, and I'll support legalizing them all. If its less than 50%, then you liberal-types better be prepared for massive enforcement. PS, we get to use the money you donated as a part of the enforcement effort.
That was totally funny, it shows you have a sense of humor
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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The federal govt. of course, on behalf of "we the people".
We have the federal government doing too much now on behalf of, we the people. No thanks. I am already sick at the bail outs that they have done and are doing. They should have let the companies go bankrupt and let the idiots who can't pay their damn morgtages lose their damn homes like they should.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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We have the federal government doing too much now on behalf of, we the people. No thanks. I am already sick at the bail outs that they have done and are doing. They should have let the companies go bankrupt and let the idiots who can't pay their damn morgtages lose their damn homes like they should.
Agreed,
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