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  1. ODon

    ODon said, 10 months ago

    That fence would be as effective as the House.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 10 months ago

    But Senator Jeff Sessions and others oppose Rubio and the gang of 8, so I am not sure the Senate bill will pass.

  3. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Rockngolfer

    NBC News said it will pass the Senate, however, it will have a difficult time passing in The House

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 10 months ago

    @Tigger

    I have missed some of my favorite news shows because I unplug my electronics when the thunderstorms come in.

  5. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 10 months ago

    @David

    It has frequently been said that we cannot remove 11 million illegal aliens from the US. I wonder how many we could remove if we tried.

    We should make it a 100,000 dollar a day penalty for hiring a single illegal alien to work in the US. That would certainly remove the incentive to hire cheap illegals for jobs that otherwise would be available to US citizens.

    As for the argument that this is work that US citizens will not do. That is ridiculous. I will readily admit that picking lettuce is hard physical labor. But if it paid 100,000 a year would there be a shortage of people applying for the positions? No. So it is not that Americans won’t do the work, but that they won’t do it for the sub market value wages that are being offered.

    Assume the following. Let us say that an illegal farm laborer is getting paid 10 dollars an hour to pick lettuce. Assume that he can pick 4 heads and box them in one minute. Assume he works on average 50 minutes every hour, and does an 8 hour day. His wages for the day are 80 dollars. Divide his wages by the 1600 heads of lettuce he picked and the cost of his labor is about 5 cents per head. The cost of a head of lettuce is about 1.80 according to peapod. If we were to double the wages of the people harvesting the lettuce, to 20.00 and hour, do you think we could find enough young people willing to perform that hard work? No? Then what if we paid them 30.00 an hour? That would increase the cost of a head of lettuce to 1.90.

    We do NOT need import mexican labor for our farm sector. We have 12 million unemployed as it is today. (citation http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.a.htm) Black citizens 16-19 have an unemployment rate of 42.6% (citation http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm) Why should ANYTHING be done to aid those that illegally entered our country and have taken jobs away from those citizens?

    We need to make it as difficult as possible to live in the US illegally. For those cities like New Haven CT that have set themselves up as sanctuary cities, they should be denied ALL federal monies to the city and their residents so long as they are engaged in this kind of criminal conspiracy. No highway funds, no education funds, no grants to cities, no social security checks, no Medicare or Medicaid dollars, No student loans, not a single dime of federal money for any purpose.

    Provide a bounty of 100.00 dollars for every illegal alien captured and deported. We need to militarize the border with mexico and authorize the use of deadly physical force to prevent unauthorized crossings. The US mexico border is less than 2000 miles long. 200 sniper/observer teams who vary their location each day/night could effectively close the border to these invaders.

    Don’t grant them citizenship. Tell them in no uncertain terms, if you came to this country illegally you will NEVER be allowed to be a citizen. Come forward and Identify yourself, pay a fine, and we will allow you to work here. But you will NEVER become a citizen.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @Molon Labe

    Very interesting viewpoint, clearly thought out, and thoroughly understandable. Thank you. The question becomes: Are Americans willing to pay a little more to ensure that their groceries, etc., are “American”?

    If Wal-Mart is any indication, the answer is a decided “no”. People will spend an additional dollar in gas to get to Wal-Mart to save 30 cents. Until we are willing to “buy American”, and are willing to pay just a little more to do it, I’m worried we might be stuck with what we have.

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The senate wants tro build a pathway to voting priviliges for the illegals.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @David

    “Either way they need to become obsolete and irrelevent or replaced with sane new”

    I think I understood all that! And I agree, on the whole.

    Though I’m not entirely convinced that the Dems actually have the will to make any truly positive changes. They haven’t really shown willing, when it has come to the point. I really hate the wait-and-see thing. We’re past the point where we can affort the luxury.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Molon Labe

    “It has frequently been said that we cannot remove 11 million illegal aliens from the US. I wonder how many we could remove if we tried.”

    I think you are right.

    I think that the false dichotomy of ‘either/or’ drives too many issues in politics these days. The choices are rarely realistic, much less the only ones.

    What it seems to boil down to is that our politicians, on both sides of the aisle, don’t want any part of eliminating illegal labor. If they had the will, the means is there.

    Well said!

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Molon Labe

    I don’t think the penalties for hiring illegals need to be draconian, they only need to be enforced.
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    If businesses hire illegals, a warning for a first offence would probably suffice, provided:
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    The second offense gets the hiring manager, the head of HR, and the CEO one free 24 hr stay in their local jail. Next offense gets 2 days, and the next 4 days, and so on.
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    If the hiring authority is the owner of the business, the owner is the only one to be jailed.
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    If there were certainty of accountability, it’s unlikely there would be much in the way of repeat offenders.
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    Republicans are really, really big on accountability, no? You’d think they’d be falling all over themselves making it happen.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    What difference does it matter where you shop? Do you seriously have a grocery store in your neighbourhood which sells exclusively American products? Really? No Chilean grapes? No SA asparagus or strawberries? Really?

    Since more and more people are marginalized in terms of diet, you may expect them to continue shopping where ever they can get the best/most nutrition for their food dollar.

    Pull the subsidies from BigAg and give them to the small farmers, the traditional diversified farmers, the organic and free range farmers.

    End the illegal labor travesty.

    Stop the idiotic practise of preventing children from doing fieldwork. Fieldwork is mostly skilled labour, and it’s the kind of labour learned best under age 12. It doesn’t kill the kids to spend some of their summer hours in the fields, and it’s a legitimate way for them to earn their own money. Particularly if the field in question belongs to their families. Yes, I’ve done plenty of fieldwork in my time, as a child and as an adult.

    Put a stop to the AR agenda. This is the purest of destructive special interests. The Animal Rights Activists – HSUS, ASPCA, PeTA and their various satellites – have no interest in protecting animals from anything except being owned. Further, in the case of HSUS, their fund raising practises are fraudulent, as well as their lobbying practises excessive, but have had at least three years of protection from a partisan IRS agent – Lois Lerner. Now there’s a scandal worth pursuing. Any of you heard of it? No? But you’d think that an NPO with the kind of power that HSUS has would warrant some scrutiny, don’t you think?

    Their determination to force egg producers to embrace what is probably the most abusive method of egg production is a case in point. The reasons that Oregon defeated their bill were that first, they saw what happened in CA – where attorneys are still trying to figure out what their (HSUS written) law means. Second, they have too much ‘cage free’ egg production on the West Coast anyway; the egg producers know what it means. What ‘cage free’ production means is a reliable 20 – 30% attrition rate due to picking. Egg producers don’t like it any better than you would, to have to go into those barns every day and pull out dead and mutilated birds. Picking deaths are not pretty. There is no other way to deal with picking in this environment. Cage free production is not remotely like free range production. The ARAs don’t want you to think about that, though. They think eggs at $3.50/doz (the price in my area on the West Coast for ‘cage free’ eggs) are a very good start to end the eating of eggs altogether. Which it would be, if those were all you could get. Fortunately, though they claim a ‘victory’, the egg producers DID defeat them in OR, and we can still afford to eat eggs here for present at least.

    That would be a good start. The simplest thing might just be to put an end to NPOs and lobbying. Unless you think it really is necessary to give extremist minorities the power to inflict their ‘morality’ on the majority general public. How many of you figure you are entitled to your eggs, cheese and steak? Will you feel more ‘moral’ if you are deprived of them?

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @braindead08

    “Republicans are really, really big on accountability, no? You’d think they’d be falling all over themselves making it happen.”

    rotfl! You’d think so, wouldn’t you? That’s why we watch what they do, and ignore what they say.

    And that’s why so many of us think they should all be voted out, posthaste. Both parties are flying the same flag, and it’s not the one we hang out on the fourth.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @braindead08

    “Republicans are really, really big on accountability, no? You’d think they’d be falling all over themselves making it happen.”

    rotfl! You’d think so, wouldn’t you? That’s why we watch what they do, and ignore what they say.

    And that’s why so many of us think they should all be voted out, posthaste. Both parties are flying the same flag, and it’s not the one we hang out on the fourth.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @David

    Nice to know Harry Reid is actually a Republican as he will not allow the Senate to read bills passed by The House.

    So, you want one Party Rule?
    One Party Rule equals Communism.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    When Mr. Sam was in charge of Wal*Mart, he only bought and sold American Made products in his stores.

    Blame his money hungry children for this mess as they’re the ones who stopped buying American Made products and started buying Made in China Crap.

    Poor Mr. Sam is spinning in his grave when he sees what his children have done to his Company.

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