Saturday, September 16, 2006

Keepin' Out the Riff Raff

So congress wants to put that fence up along the US/Mexico border. Okay, now let’s see:

  1. How (and how often) the fence is breached; and by whom (I mean, when it happens, follow the money and it might just lead to the employers, you know?).
  2. How this action effects the businesses that are dependent on labor of undocumented workers.
  3. How quickly the business community, and consumers who absorb the cost increases caused by a labor shortage, demand an arrangement of some sort to allow undocumented foreign workers to enter & work in the US.
  4. And finally, how many young republicans rally to fill the vacant positions left by the undocumented workers who are no longer able to enter the country.


Mike V. said...

show me a 50 foot fence and I'll show you a 51 foot ladder. Or a whole in the ground leading to the other side.
completely meaningless.

if the rethugs were actually worried about doing something, they would bust employers for hiring illegals (and for other labor infractions) but they are not.

SheaNC said...

Yup, in fact, it's puts politicians in a tricky spot - they receive campaign contributions from corporations that hire illegals and expect favors, but they also need the votes from those who want to keep Mexicans out. Luckily for the republicans, Diebold took care of the whole "need the votes" problem.

Watch 'n Wait said...

Well Shea, the Repubs have had since BushCo was elected to consider immigration but suddenly they have to do it NOW. :)) Can't have anything to do with Nov elections, can it? Naw...
Saw your comments. :)) Neat to hear from you..and you're right, of course. I'm thinking I'm gonna keep right on mailing in my ballot. At least it's recountable.