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Old 06-23-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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So, I was just watching the news and saw they had 44 legislatures on the steps to our states capital talking about Senate Concurrent Resolution 113. What that was said to be is a statewide economical boycott of Arizona.

Why does everyone want to boycott Arizona? If I don't agree with something or somewhere I'm not going to do it or not going to go there. Why would I need to affect so many other peoples lives. That's what I don't get about a lot of people regarding this Arizona debacle.

There are a lot of places I don't go for various reasons but I don't tell everyone else they shouldn't go for my personal reasons.

This SCR 113 also wants CALpers and CalSTRS to not invest in Arizona until their anti-illegal immigration law is repealed. Aren't we shooting ourselves in the foot with that? I'd rather have those two government retirements make as much as they can so the taxpayers don't have to cover it if they don't make enough.

Do people honestly not see the massive amount of problems Arizona has been having the past few years and probably more with crime related to illegal immigrants? Phoenix is what, second in the world in kidnappings? This is the United States of America. It's supposed to be one of the premier places to live in the world but we have a statistic like that. I am sure there are many other problems in Arizona attributed to illegal immigrants. I know Phoenix is one of the biggest hubs for illegal narcotics to be distrubuted to our fine drug addicted people of this country.

I guess I'm crazy/unintelligent/backwards becuase I see nothing wrong with trying to rid our population of the massive amounts of illegal immigrants. How is it possible that people don't realize our society can not sustain the amount of illegal immigrants we have?
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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California's government loves illegal aliens and hates anyone who doesn't.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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California's government loves illegal aliens and hates anyone who doesn't.
Of course, who else is going is going to do that type of labor for that cheap and not ask for workers rights, raises etc etc etc?
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: California
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Political posturing never actually affects me.

My husbands company, while headquartered in the Bay Area, has locations in Arizona that he works at quite frequently. I don't see that changing.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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So, I was just watching the news and saw they had 44 legislatures on the steps to our states capital talking about Senate Concurrent Resolution 113. What that was said to be is a statewide economical boycott of Arizona.

Why does everyone want to boycott Arizona? If I don't agree with something or somewhere I'm not going to do it or not going to go there. Why would I need to affect so many other peoples lives. That's what I don't get about a lot of people regarding this Arizona debacle.

There are a lot of places I don't go for various reasons but I don't tell everyone else they shouldn't go for my personal reasons.

This SCR 113 also wants CALpers and CalSTRS to not invest in Arizona until their anti-illegal immigration law is repealed. Aren't we shooting ourselves in the foot with that? I'd rather have those two government retirements make as much as they can so the taxpayers don't have to cover it if they don't make enough.

Do people honestly not see the massive amount of problems Arizona has been having the past few years and probably more with crime related to illegal immigrants? Phoenix is what, second in the world in kidnappings? This is the United States of America. It's supposed to be one of the premier places to live in the world but we have a statistic like that. I am sure there are many other problems in Arizona attributed to illegal immigrants. I know Phoenix is one of the biggest hubs for illegal narcotics to be distrubuted to our fine drug addicted people of this country.

I guess I'm crazy/unintelligent/backwards becuase I see nothing wrong with trying to rid our population of the massive amounts of illegal immigrants. How is it possible that people don't realize our society can not sustain the amount of illegal immigrants we have?
even for states and cities that don't approve of what AZ is doing, the boycotting isn't going to do much of anything. I am at a loss as to why some officials think they are making an impression, but to mention think, because some don't agree this is the right approach. It is going to backfire!!!

Nita
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I have no problems with citizens expressing their feelings about issues of interest to them occurring in other cities, states, or countries.

I do have a problem with state and local government officials passing laws, resolutions, or threatening the businesses and people of another state. Arizona's people can do what they think is best for them. California (and other states) should respect Arizona's autonomy and right to pass laws as they see fit.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Default Boycotting Arizona is unnecessary

When Arizona drives its workers (the means of production) away, businesses will fail and the tax revenues will dry up. Bankruptcy will follow if they continue to pursue this insane, unconstitutional course of action.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Look at who the Legislators were and the caucases they represent. Then you figure it out. Also look at who introduced the senate resolution. None other than One-Bill Gil Cedillo who still wants to give illegals drivers licenses and doesn't seem to represent anyone in his district who isn't Hispanic.

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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So, I was just watching the news and saw they had 44 legislatures on the steps to our states capital talking about Senate Concurrent Resolution 113. What that was said to be is a statewide economical boycott of Arizona.

Why does everyone want to boycott Arizona? If I don't agree with something or somewhere I'm not going to do it or not going to go there. Why would I need to affect so many other peoples lives. That's what I don't get about a lot of people regarding this Arizona debacle.

There are a lot of places I don't go for various reasons but I don't tell everyone else they shouldn't go for my personal reasons.

This SCR 113 also wants CALpers and CalSTRS to not invest in Arizona until their anti-illegal immigration law is repealed. Aren't we shooting ourselves in the foot with that? I'd rather have those two government retirements make as much as they can so the taxpayers don't have to cover it if they don't make enough.

Do people honestly not see the massive amount of problems Arizona has been having the past few years and probably more with crime related to illegal immigrants? Phoenix is what, second in the world in kidnappings? This is the United States of America. It's supposed to be one of the premier places to live in the world but we have a statistic like that. I am sure there are many other problems in Arizona attributed to illegal immigrants. I know Phoenix is one of the biggest hubs for illegal narcotics to be distrubuted to our fine drug addicted people of this country.

I guess I'm crazy/unintelligent/backwards becuase I see nothing wrong with trying to rid our population of the massive amounts of illegal immigrants. How is it possible that people don't realize our society can not sustain the amount of illegal immigrants we have?
It's not that I doubt your word but I can not find any news of the state legislature taking action against Arizona. Maybe the news hasn't been reported by the media yet.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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It's not that I doubt your word but I can not find any news of the state legislature taking action against Arizona. Maybe the news hasn't been reported by the media yet.
It's a Senate Concurrent Resolution. It has no weight under the law but expresses legislative intent.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalert...akers-co-.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cali...a-boycott.html
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