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Old 04-02-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I'll second that Amen by Teatime.
Texas could do like Arizona, and enforce a law to punish employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. This is driving some illegals to leave Arizona. Hopefully, most will go to Califirnia, but some will go to New Mexico and Texas.
Illegals should go to San Francisco, where Mayor Gavin Newsome has promised safe haven for illegals.
Illegals have just ruined Sierra Vista, AZ, and the surrounding areas with the trash they leave in their wake.

Parts are now just filthy. Some people are just pigs.

Texas has dealt with this problem for years on end, and when TX/CA started cracking down harder, it funneled the mass to AZ.

Every time some fool/pend*** gets picked up out in the desert, WE have to pay the associated hospital bill....and I won't go into what else they have cost us in TX/NM over the years. Since TX has by far the longest border with Mexico, it has taken the brunt of it.

You're right....if even existing laws were actually enforced....we'd have much less of a problem.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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One of the reasons the income is so low there is that they ARE living on government assistance. No, the government doesn't need to do more. They need to break the cycle.

And, they need to stop fighting the building of the fence!!!!!! Wages might have a chance of rising down there if the citizens didn't have to compete with illegals for work!

sorry about posting in caps earlier

Apparently i didnt know that Starr County was like that where i live living on government assistance is unheard of
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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sorry about posting in caps earlier

Apparently i didnt know that Starr County was like that where i live living on government assistance is unheard of
Where do you live? I'd love for this whole country to do away with government assistance and "force" people into taking care of their responsibilities. The more babies they have, the more money they get and the harder we have to work for our meager earning to support all this nonsense. All the government does is enable the lazies and "give me a handout" type of people. It's truly disgusting.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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Starr county for the most part is very sparsely populated once you get away from the major hwy along the border. There are places in south Texas between San Antonio and the Valley that are nothing more than fenced in range land. In some places if you break down driving down the road the buzzards may find you before help does. Same can be found in west Texas as well.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Starr county for the most part is very sparsely populated once you get away from the major hwy along the border. There are places in south Texas between San Antonio and the Valley that are nothing more than fenced in range land. In some places if you break down driving down the road the buzzards may find you before help does. Same can be found in west Texas as well.
Hopefully there are cell towers down there...
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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[quote=Canine*Castle;3337589]Where do you live? I'd love for this whole country to do away with government assistance and "force" people into taking care of their responsibilities. The more babies they have, the more money they get and the harder we have to work for our meager earning to support all this nonsense. All the government does is enable the lazies and "give me a handout" type of people. It's truly disgusting.[/quot

I live in Hamilton County, Indiana now ranked the 23rd richest county in the USA
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Where do you live? I'd love for this whole country to do away with government assistance and "force" people into taking care of their responsibilities. The more babies they have, the more money they get and the harder we have to work for our meager earning to support all this nonsense. All the government does is enable the lazies and "give me a handout" type of people. It's truly disgusting.[/quot

I live in Hamilton County, Indiana now ranked the 23rd richest county in the USA
I've noticed that you've posted in a few areas pointing out the fact that some of our states have very poor counties. I'm not sure what you're hoping our Governor or the Federal Govt. will do to further help the people who don't want to help themselves.

Although Indiana had many boom years, have you checked the most recent stats for the state? The insignificance of picking out one poor county or one rich county per state presents quite a small picture of the true economy.

Two of the states you chose ( one being Texas, one being my own state) have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. IMHO that would mean that the employment is out there if someone was looking for it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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We spend 2% of our budget on Food Stamps. and Teatime probably spends 50% of her time whining about it. We wasted more in Iraq in one month then on Food Stamps in years.

Starr County has its own underground smuggling economy and people from Mexico have bought houses there. Those don't show up in the figures.
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