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View Poll Results: Deporting Illegals:would it help fund Healthcare Reform
Yes. 19 45.24%
No. 7 16.67%
It would help,but not enough. 11 26.19%
The costs to deport would actually hurt funding. 5 11.90%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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absolutely positively a great big pure unqualified YES.
I am quite surprised by your response. Certainly not something I expected from the radically liberal left. But I do agree with you.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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deporting ALL illegals would create a huge vaccum in all sectors of society in the US. thats unreasonable, unfeasible, economically disastrous, fiscally ridiculous. that wont happen.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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good luck with that request!
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How about including some links to stats on how many illegals are actually on "welfare" and what it might cost to deport all of them.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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all of those! i think it is a great poll to see where americans stand on the issue and i only wish that we could get the legislators to see how we feel.
I can think of two, Orly Taitz, and Mitt Romney
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: California
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This is one of those questions that seem simple but really aren't. Like someone else said, magically it could work. Realistically it probably won't help as much as people think. More money would have to be spent on deporting..and keeping people from coming back..than we currently spend. I don't know what the offset would be.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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additionally, how much worse would that make the real estate/housing business. are people from outlying areas going to flock back into urban areas once inhabitted by the deported illegals?
we would have an abundance of empty/foreclosed homes.
and thats just one angle.
mass deportation wont work.

a slower extended account and vetting of these people would be possible. but as one fell swoop, no.
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This is one of those questions that seem simple but really aren't. Like someone else said, magically it could work. Realistically it probably won't help as much as people think. More money would have to be spent on deporting..and keeping people from coming back..than we currently spend. I don't know what the offset would be.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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While you are whinning about foreigners taking these jobs, remember who made the decision to get rid of the American employees and hire cheaper foreign labor. What is the nationality of the deciders? What is the nationality of the people who benefited materially from this decision? These people are called Americans.
True, and if they're in jail for facilitating illegal labor they can spend some time rethinking the meaning of "profit."
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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deporting ALL illegals would create a huge vaccum in all sectors of society in the US. thats unreasonable, unfeasible, economically disastrous, fiscally ridiculous. that wont happen.
what would fill that vacuum?

Americans and legal residents maybe?
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I voted that it would help. If you really want to live in a better country lets rid ourselves of the biggest white elephant of all, NASA

Without NASA we could fund free healthcare for every man woman and child in this country with no co-pays. Even enough to cover cosmetic surgery to anyone who wanted boobs or a flat tummy or a smaller nose. There would still be enough left over to make damn sure that no man, woman or child in America would ever go hungry or homeless ever again. There still would be more left over to send any American to college who wanted to further their education at no cost to the student.

This is just for starters.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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I voted that it would help. If you really want to live in a better country lets rid ourselves of the biggest white elephant of all, NASA

Without NASA we could fund free healthcare for every man woman and child in this country with no co-pays. Even enough to cover cosmetic surgery to anyone who wanted boobs or a flat tummy or a smaller nose. There would still be enough left over to make damn sure that no man, woman or child in America would ever go hungry or homeless ever again. There still would be more left over to send any American to college who wanted to further their education at no cost to the student.

This is just for starters.
$8.7 billion/year?

NASA Budget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"CBO estimates that appropriations for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 through February 2008 total $752 billion.[46]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...(United_States)
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