Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Double Speak From Our Leaders

I keep hearing the words “comprehensive immigration reform bill” like this is something even remotely possible. The name in itself is misleading when you think about the fact that it mostly deals with illegal aliens who should be facing charges of trespassing at minimum. The word immigration suggests an orderly flow, like our government has knowledge of who these people are.

The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. The word comprehensive gives me a picture of someone attempting to swallow an elephant in one bite. This is a huge issue. We are hearing numbers being tossed around from 12 million to 40 million people. This is an elephant sized problem that needs to be dealt with one issue at a time. Even the greatest journey begins with a single step. This doesn’t seem to meet the criteria of how Washington wants to deal with this problem. They want to stuff the whole ball down the cannon and fire. Looking at the current bill on the table (S-1348) we can see the mess and destruction that will befall our nation if this bill is launched.

The word reform suggests that we need to alter something that doesn’t work. The facts tell us that we don’t use what we have. Instead of actually putting the laws on the books to work, we are choosing to completely alter them to hide our failure to act. This failure has cost us lives folks. People are being killed and harmed by many of the illegal aliens (or read – foreign invaders) that our government has failed to secure us from. The number one job of government is the security of its people. Before any other program can be placed on the table our leaders need to see to the security of this nation. Our current leadership has failed us.

We need to stand up and be heard. Now is the time to write/fax/email/call your representatives both federal and state and let them know how you feel about this issue. Tell them they need to take care of job one first and then we can discuss the rest of the mess. Let them know that we will not let them hold our security hostage. There are a few groups looking to find alternative candidates for anyone who votes for the amnesty plan currently being offered. It may be our last chance.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Getting Our Priorities Straight

Blogs For Borders: Amnesty Edition!

Wisconsin cop killed by illegal alien!

Why the desperation for amnesty: we analyze...

As "The World's Greatest Deliberative Body" considers how best to reward our criminal invaders, I think you know what you need to do! NumbersUSA!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Can We Send Them Home?

I couldn’t believe what my ears were hearing. “If we deny employment to illegal’s and run them off how will we get all the work done they do?”
They went on about how we have such low unemployment that we don’t have workers available to fill over 13 million jobs. They were sure it would cause a severe decline in American business.

Let me set the record straight. Let us look at some of the issues that removing this vast labor force will have on American business and workers.
First there would be a sudden need that will once again introduce competition into the labor market. Employers will have to offer more than a job to gain applicants. We would see a return of benefits and increases in payroll. Employees would suddenly have a higher value and employers would have to do more to keep those they have.
In the early stages the loss would seem dramatic but the number of employees needed in every job category would shift dramatically when the need to serve a smaller populace adjust or corrects the real employment need. Schools as an example are estimating that 10-25% of students are illegal. The vast sums of money given to this highly inefficient body will finally exceed the need. (Not that this doesn’t need a reality check to begin with.) Imagine how it would change many other areas of business.
If we looked at all the public services that now won’t be used, the government may suddenly have an excess in taxes. The national debt would be a good choice. (I know they don’t ever plan on actually reducing our taxes.) This would be a large plus to all American citizens.

Second, unemployment is based on those actively seeking work not on those who actually would work or could work given the right incentive. The market will draw people into it that have chosen to retire early or simply stop trying due to the value of the reward. It may be a wild thought, but it may even pull people in off the dole given the increased incentives that employers would put forth to gain employees.

The real question is how much does this illegal labor pool create the very issue they are supposedly here to save us from. Their very presence forces increases in the labor pool around America. If we really need more workers in America we have a system for getting them. The US grants citizenship to over 1.25 million foreigners every year. It grants work visas to millions more. We have systems and laws on the books to deal with all these issues, all we need to do is put the laws to work.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

It's For The Birds

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, and the table...everywhere. Then some of the birds turned mean: They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud: They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be...quite, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let's see. . Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families: you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor: your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.

Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to press "one" to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than "Old Glory" are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties. Maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

Hat tip to my friend Gary for providing me with this.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bill of NON-Rights

I occasionally get e-mails from friends that are just to good to not share with everyone. This is one of those. Feel free spread is around.

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

Bill of NON-Rights

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any
other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly....)

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

Sensible people of the United States speak out because if you do not, who will?

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