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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
No they're not advertisements for commercial reasons. NYC has a "if you see something say something" hotline (I think the rest of the country is part of it too) that citizens can call to report "suspicious activity". It's post-911 policies that caused it. The information is completely in Spanish.
And just to clarify, in case anybody was wondering, the ads for migrants are not on Metrocards, they're on the small standalone billboards at several stations.
Regardless of who pays for it, the fact that they're in place with the current border situation speaks volumes.
originally posted by: daskakik
Maybe to you but the fact is that paid ad space is a private matter so it's hardly proof that "America's too accommodating".
We all know that it doesn't take millions upon millions of illegals to pick crops.
We all know that illegals are in many areas of the workforce including jobs like construction that used to pay well.
They are here in such numbers that in some places WE are required to speak Spanish in order to get hired for a job.
Packing houses for instance hire a lot of "migrant farm workers" to work that terrible job.
Ah, so it's the illegal's fault that companies no longer pay well?
Keep forgetting that America has no official language, and that the majority percentage of the workforce that speaks a language often by default dictates what language is generally spoken on a job site. That's freedom of speech baby!
originally posted by: Daedalus
a reply to: daskakik
so what you're saying is that you CANNOT refute any of it....that's ok.
i didn't say anything untrue
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: MarlinGrace
Your math is really faulty. It's impossible to pay 3 decades with of debt in one year. You're right. Taxing the rich won't solve it because they've been sucking us dry for thirty years. It's probably too late now.
Your credibility is lacking now Travi, you provided the number and number was 2 Trillion. 2 - 17 is 15 Trillion. Even you can subtract that well. And the question remains now that we have confiscated all of the wealth of the rich and you still have 15 trillion in debt what is next?
When I was a kid in the 90s there was a building in NYC that showed the national debt on a ticker. At some point they removed it. They've been using politicians and the media to brainwash Americans into ignoring all the tax cuts to the rich.
Travi could you please take a look at the tax charts and show me where the cuts are I could sure use them.
This was called trickle down economics. Guess what? It never trickled down. Don't you remember during Mitt Romney's campaign where he was forced to admit it was crazy that he paid lower taxes than a blue collar worker?
People like Romney pay capital gains taxes on investments not payroll taxes. It's taxed at a lower rate, you can do the same thing investing your money as well. Buy a house pay capital gains on the profit when you sell it, invest in stocks it's the same rate. This isn't anything for the "Rich" only. They don't get anything special thats not open to you as well.
I live in a place where almost everyone is upper class or at least upper middle class. Let me tell you personally, they have no problems. Every day their houses get bigger. Every day they become more entitled than ever before. Every day I hear the rich spoiled kids spouting their parents' philosophies.
This is petty jealousy based on your failings, not their successes. You see our government has trained you to whine and complain that everyone has something you don't because of special this or that and they don't deserve it. It's the policies of the government that make you dependant and continue the division they want you to believe. This is a terrible mindset to keep yourself placed in. Ask yourself this Travi how come so many foreigners can come here and become rich with no money while you whine and complain about the the rich? Simple really, they are not stuck in the Travi mindset.
Do you know how many times a day I hear these kids and their parents complain about the blacks or the Mexicans ruining everything? About the fact that working class Americans are just lazy and stupid and deserve nothing? Every single day. Most of these people work in finance or for major corporations playing games with money. When their kids so poorly they blame teachers even though the kids don't study.
One kid I grew up with spent age 14-18 doing nothing but smoking pot and failing school. After he graduated high school (rich towns let everyone graduate because they want good stats) his dad sent him to a $50000 a year private college for # ups. The last time I saw him he was an executive at NBC. I'm sure the do nothing pothead deserved it right?
You people are so utterly brainwashed by the media and politicians it's unbelievable. They've been fleecing the middle class for years. I literally watch them do it all the time. If you could live in my town and see the bull that goes on you'd rise up. You never will though because they keep you in debt slavery while they build up their ivory towers.
You are spewing that same mindset Travi, poor me, they don't deserve it, they have money, they are screwing me, bla bla bla. What are you going to do whine some more, or figure out a way to make your way in life and have the life you want. Maybe you want the whiners life I don't know, but it's out there if you want it.
Keep buying Reagan's tagline. One of these days it'll trickle down right? Nope, they hold onto every penny, paying their employees chump change and then treating then like # for working hard.
I see the tears running down you face now Travi, I lived worked and owned a business through the Reagan administration it was the best time for work and business. It hasn't been that good since. I threw a toolbox in the back of a truck and went out looking for work and never looked back. Never whining about what everyone else had. This is what the illegals know, it's even open to them I have seen them do it as well.
Keep blaming your opposing political party. Keep blaming immigrants. Keep blaming Obama. Keep blaming gays and blacks. Keep blaming everyone except the one group actually at fault. It's exactly what they want. Trust me, they laugh at you everyday.
One thing you will notice in life Travi the rich don't blame anyone and make excuses for their failings they figure out a way to make. There is no one laughing at me Travi, it is you they find funny, you make it very easy to be taken advantage of. You keep thinking it's everyone else's fault you don't have the life you want, keep whining about the things in life that aren't fair, keeping arguing about what everyone else has, you decide on what everyone deserves or doesn't deserve and the rich will get richer with or without your help. I already have the life I wanted, no complaints just earned it.