Originally posted by thorazineshuffle
Wow! Delusional much? I never said I hated anyone, what a weird ASSumption. How can someone feel good about their self when they sneak across our
borders, imagine how good they would feel if the entered the correct way?
Well, considering the original illegal immigrants felt confident enough to declare themselves a sovereign state and engage in ethnic cleansing, I
think they must have felt pretty pumped about it.
Snark aside, how would an immigrant feel if they entered the correct way? Generally they'd feel about seven thousand dollars and five years poorer.
After Wilson and his ethnic quota system, we kind of abandoned the immigration principles we were founded on, which amounted to "If you've got a
strong back, we can use you." Nowadays it's "if you've got a fat wallet, you can come in, and if you're from Northern Europe, we won't even
They sneak in here, then get some crazy democrat who will sell their soul for a vote and an entitlement agenda, to get them amnesty. You
actually sound like you are hateful.
Well, to be fair, we did
create the problem. Are you familiar with NAFTA at all? Okay. Let's say you decide to take a vacation south of the
border. You and your ladyfriend decide to go have a bite to eat at a local restaurant. What you don't know, is that the corn used in your dish (and
whatever it is, there's corn in it, trust me) is almost certainly from Iowa
. You see, the US government heavily subsidizes the US corn
industry. What that means is that under the removal of trade protections with NAFTA, US agricorps could ship corn to Mexico, and sell it to Mexicans
for far less than local farmers could, because US taxpayers were footing most of the cost. Mexico, being relatively poor and at the time under a
despicably corrupt government, could not afford to subsidize its own farmers (and probably wouldn't have thought to do so). As a result, the Mexican
agricultural sector - the biggest part of the Mexican economy - practically collapsed.
So what ends up happening, you've got a lot of piss-poor Mexicans. What are they going to do? They were already at the economic bottom rung, and that
just got cut out from under them by "free trade" (ie., government-subsidized corruption). Why not go up north and see if the dudes shipping corn
down might have use for a few hands?
Which brings us to a very interesting point. Where goods are concerned, the border is completely porous and darn near unregulated. We can send down
taxpayer corn with no problem, and we can ship up slave labor strawberries without any issue, but if the people who we made jobless with the corn or
the people who are escaping serfdom come knocking, the doors slam shut. Why is that?