Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bull!

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Sums it up nicely.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Excuse me? Isn;t there a long standing book of laws that detail that explains the “path to citizenship” in great detail?

    http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=f3829c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

    http://www.hg.org/immigration-law.html

    What we have now is an attempt to bypass that law and admit defeat allowing an illegal invasion to continue.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This is a perfect example of what I consider a problem with our society. We throw out these simplistic comments in the media, whether artistically or written and the finger pointing begins. Then of course our (GC or others) written comments continue the fray without elaboration and toss partisan talking points back and forth.


    Here’s a thought: post your position or objection and then write something to support it. Keep that magic word “why” in the back of your mind. Kind of like the essay assignment you got in school. Shockingly enough, people will respond with intelligent discussion. Well, sometimes they will and that’s where you start to bring forth solutions to our problems rather than the rancorous exchange that often goes on in this forum.

  5. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I agree Micky. would rather we discuss what some of those bricks are and why we believe they are thrown away or installed. seems to be a perfect metaphor for debate.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    It is ridiculously difficult to even VISIT this country. Yes, Bruce, there is a path to citizenship, but it is more complicated than it needs to be and is excluding people I think we want. If we modernized our approach to immigration, we could eliminate a lot of illegals overnight, and make those that remain much easier to block.

  7. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    AND the road to recovery. The road to equality. The road to justice. The road to honor. The road to integrity. The road to …

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    “If we modernized our approach to immigration, we could eliminate a lot of illegals overnight, and make those that remain much easier to block.”


    I agree wholeheartedly. From my standpoint you could expand that logic to hundreds of overly complex laws and regulations that are an impediment to efficient functioning in our society.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Nailed it!

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    OK, Obama blames blames and blames all that is wrong to the Republicans, Clay just takes the white house memo and puts his art skills to it.
    To be truthful Yes there needs to be reform. What we have now cost to much and takes to much time. But it can be had. My boss is a good example of those that go through the front door.
    the path that is being taken apart is for those that came in the back door and what to be in the front of the line! But Obama in his grandiose blame wants us to believe he is doing it for the down and out and other bs and by the way here is a welfare check and so on. THAT is what a Republican is trying to take away!
    And another myth is those that came from Mexico only want to come here and live in peace and make our country great and so on. Bull feathers. Most of them are here on a season basis and send most of the paycheck back to Mexico!
    Of course Obama has done great on the self deporting side of things. No Job! No jobs for American citizens no jobs for Mexicans! so they are not coming here in the number they used to.
    And what of that? God bless those who want to come here to help their family. Problem is the best of them are coming here and not sticking around and cleaning up their own at home.
    Rant out

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Well, I have a somewhat simplistic solution to at least a big chunk of the illegal immigrant issue. It points fingers indirectly maybe, but that’s not the purpose.
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    Illegals come to America for jobs. They may stay for other reasons, but they come here for jobs.
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    And, illegal immigration is Good for Business. Big business, small business and in between.
    And they want illegals here so they get cheap labor that tolerates unsafe and other conditions that domestic labor will not. Businesses claim to be anti-immigration, but they hire illegals as much as they can get away with.
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    So. The solution is to prosecute those who hire illegals. The business owner for small businesses. For big businesses, prosecute the hiring authority, the head of H.R., and the CEO. First offense is a warning, second is a night in jail. Third offense is two nights in jail and so on.
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    I figure the first night in jail will cure 95% of hiring illegals. You’ll see border security improve figuratively overnight.
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    That is, of course, unless we really want illegals here and for them to stay here and remain illegal, because it is in the interests of the politically connected.

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “Why should we post a link to voice our opinion? You, yourself rarely post links when you voice your opinion.”


    Making a suggestion, stating your opinion is not quoting data. I almost always try to post links to what I have written when it involves statistics, history, law etc.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead.


    “So. The solution is to prosecute those who hire illegals.”


    Obama stole your idea, but I question whether they have really pursued that energetically.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/us/politics/30raid.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I don’t see ANY Republican or Democrats pursuing that idea. Especially the most vocal critics of border security.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I remember this debate when Ronald Reagan was President.
    The legislature was supposed to let this one time ‘amnesty’ event occur under Mr. Reagan and then make it harder for illegals to find employment in the US and dissuade them from coming in illegally.
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    Then Mr. Reagan left after his second term and the agricultural lobbies and other special interests who profit from underpaid workers convinced legislators to delay. States cried out when ‘honest’ employers were threatened with penalties for the ‘crime’ of hiring illegals
    ^.
    And here we are thirty years later having inherited the damage done by dems and repubs politicians in the capital building and in state houses across the nation. But instead of FIXING the problem in the easiest possible fashion, penalties levied against people who hire illegals, the politicians play their games and blame everyone but them selves.
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    Reagan’s amnesty program is going to be reenacted in one form or another, but it is not the path to citizenship we should be debating, but the way to keep other illegals from finding it easy and/or profitable to make the journey into the USA without going through the legal channels. That will require employers be severely punished for not taking serious measures to confirm each new hire is here legally.
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    We should also consider giving college or trade school credits to Americans who are willing to do the back breaking work necessary to plant and harvest our food. Money is insufficient compensation for today’s youth, which is why farmers hire illegals. No one else will take the jobs.
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    @ mickey – very good posts and suggestions. anything that raises the debate makes finding options easier. Thank you for some great posts here.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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