reply to post by OutKast Searcher
So you would be fine with a program I just described in my other reply...a fast and easy work permit program.
Show up at a boarder checkpoint...sign your name...get a LEGAL work permit, get a Tax ID, and enter the country???
Sure, as long as there is some sort of system in place to make sure they are signing their real name, to make sure they are not known international
terrorists, and to make sure they get deported if they break US law. After all, how easy is it to sign "Elvis Aaron Presley"?
Of course, here's the rub: back during the Reagan administration, Reagan agreed to a compromise with Congress: he granted amnesty to all illegal
aliens in the US, and in return was to get a closed border to prevent further undocumented entry. Well, they got their amnesty, but the border is
still wide open... that ditch they wade across has probably been walked dry by now.
This time, it's your turn to go first. Close the border, deport the illegal immigrants, and we can set something up.
it isn't illegal to work for less than minimum wage...it's just illegal to pay less than minimum wage.
You do read your posts, right? It's not illegal for one party in an employment agreement to do something, but it is illegal for the other... so it's
And of course, don't forget this: New bill pushing for $10 minimum wage; how will this
Again...this is your choice vs the choice of someone who is determined to sacrifice to work for the benefit of others in their family. What I
hear you saying is that they are more determined to work than you are because you aren't willing to give up your cushy life to compete with
Then you need a hearing aid.
What I am saying is that I, my family, my ancestors, my neighbors... we have all worked long and hard to create this country. Do you really believe it
just sprang into existence out of nothing? Since we have put all the work into it, I believe we should get some of the rewards of that labor. I dug a
pool and am enjoying swimming in it. Those who did not dig the pool get to use it as long as there's room left; they do not get to run me out of
Mexico has all the same advantages that America has, save apparently one: the determination and willingness to sacrifice of their people. If they were
so industrious and determined as you say, why is Mexico a third-world country?
As for cushy, any time you want to trade lives, I'm all for it.
It is a myth that "illegals" pay no taxes....no company can just take money out of their account and pay people without showing where that
Take an accounting course sometime... there are plenty of ways. Money doesn't have to be shown in the "wages payable" account; it can be shown as
"maintenance" or "operating expenses" just fine as long as no one is combing through the books. And since it is not in "wages payable", there is
no withholding, no FICA, no unemployment, no nothing except a little increase in the profit margin... which is far less than the taxes levied on
employment and income.
But people are resistant to change the laws to make it easier to enter legally
Well, yes they are! Not just because of the fiasco I mentioned earlier, but because they want and expect the Federal government to protect the borders
of their country. That means checking to make sure, again, that someone doesn't sign "Elvis Aaron Presley", wade across the ditch, rape a few dozen
women, kill a couple of men, and plant a bomb to blow up the local high school.
There are reasons for laws; they do not exist just to make some people feel important. Your lack of comprehension of this fact takes serious
credibility from any arguments you propose.
The only way to fix that is to make it extremely easy to enter and work legally.
There is another way, and that is to make it extremely difficult to enter through any but legal channels. That's like saying that we have too many
illegal drunk drivers, so let's just make drunk driving legal.
Oh give me a break...thousands of years of Native culture wiped out and we are supposed to revear 200 years of an invading
I am of that native culture.
So now I guess I am racist against myself? How does that work?
And that can all be solved if the process to become legal and on the books was made very easy for all to enter who want to work.
Your credibility on this subject is dropping by leaps and bounds... if it becomes so easy to enter that someone can enter via a quick lie, how does
that solve the crime problem?
I mean, come on, how easy is it for Mahmoud Muhammed Al-Whatever to sign his name as "Sam Jones" and walk on in?