I received some papers that state congress is going to try to pass amnesty for illegals before the month of November ends.
For all of you in occupations that earn less than 30, 000 a year, I am sorry for what is about to happen and wish that I could have stopped it.
For those of you in fields of accounting, engineering, finance, and other careers involving the common world language of mathematics, many of us will
continue to try to save you jobs from being outsourced or insourced, but the picture looks grim.
This was written by a Democrat. They explain the situation very well.
Polycameral Perversity: This is a perverse election.
1. We'd like to punish President Bush. If I could get Bush out of office now with my vote I'd exercise it immediately. But we can't get rid of
Bush. We can only defeat his party in Congress.
2. One effect of a Dem House takeover is the radically increased probability that Congress will pass a version of Bush's "comprehensive"
immigration reform, including some sort of not-very-difficult path to full citizenship for illegal aliens now living in the U.S. ("semi-amnesty").
The Republican House majority, after all, has been the only thing standing in Bush's way. In other words, a Democratic victory would punish Bush by
giving him a gift of his top domestic legislative priority. Perverse! It would be easy to live with the perversity if Bush's plan were sound
policy--but it's more Iraq-style wishful Bush thinking: a) thinking that granting amnesty won't encourage more foreign workers to try to come here
illegally to position themselves for the next amnesty; b) thinking that a Republican administration will administer a tough, effective system of
sanctions against any employers who hire those illegal workers. If you believe that, you probably believed we could just train the Iraqi police force
and then everything would calm down over there.
3. If the GOPs lose, it will be primarily because of Iraq--but it seems unlikely that a Democratic victory will actually have a huge effect on
American policy in Iraq, at least for the next two years. (Alter agrees.) Bush will still be president, remember (see Perversity #1). He will have to
deal with the mess he's gotten the nation into. And it's not as if the Democrats have a raft of solutions that are better than the ones the Baker
Commission will come up with. Nor does it seem likely that the Democrats will join with Bush to take responsibility for any new strategy he chooses.
But the Dem victory is likely to limit Bush's options--e.g. making it harder for him to credibly threaten a long-range American military presence.
Since extricating ourselves from bad military situations (e.g. the Korean War) often requires issuing threats (even nuclear threats) and making
promises of military protetion, these new limits may not be a positive development even for those who'd like to get out of Iraq quickly.
The implications of these unintended-but-not-unanticipated, consequences for Tuesday night seem clear to me: the best outcome would be if the GOPs
retain the House (thwarting Bush's immigration plan) but decisively lose the Senate (punishing Bush and establishing a mechanism for the hearings and
oversight Dems like Alter want). This, of course, is the least likely thing to actually happen.
[edit on 8-11-2006 by Senaden]