Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 12 months ago

    Once again the Obamanation’s lenient policies on illegal alien criminals is causing a mess. Word gets around he is allowing illegal alien rug rodent to stay and they start flooding the borders and the taxpayer ends up footing the billions it takes to support all these criminals.

  2. Mike Herman

    Mike Herman said, 12 months ago

    Can anyone explain what new immigration laws, comprehensive or not, will prevent an unending stream of illegals coming across an open unsecured border?

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The only thing that will prevent an unending stream of illegals coming across the border is to prevent businesses from hiring them. Duh.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    This all has to do with 0 and his fellow Democrats telling every third world country to just ship your kids to America and we will clothe, feed and house them for the rest of their lives.
    Just another Barrrak disaster.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 12 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    How about some facts here, instead of just anti president Obama ideology. President Obama has deported more illegal immigrants across our southern border in 6+ years than the previous administration (admittedly the second greatest deporting administration) did in some 8 years. So, your supposition that the latest administration is practically inviting such illegals into this country is simply incorrect.


    OK, on a more piratical note, just how do we even slow down this influx? By the way, another place that you and the other ultra conservatives are incorrect is where you automatically assume (making an a$$ of you and me) that the American middle class taxpayer is paying for even a portion of these illegals, let alone the majority of them. Once again, it is a well known fact that well over 95% of these people come here for work. They would quite probably either not take the enormous risks to do that, or would even hurry back over the border if those jobs were not available in the first place. So….. If there were far stiffer punishments for those that hire them in the fist place, the jobs would dry up, and there would no longer be such an incentive for them to come over. I am not talking about those that occasionally hire day laborers, but big agribusiness and such industries as hotel service that hire millions. Of course, the chance of doing this is relatively small, as there is big money here, and bid money talks to the politicians of booth parties!


    As for hunting down and deporting the 25 million or so illegals from across our southern border that are here already, that idea comes up head to head with the conservative mantra of even slowing down the National Debt, let alone eventually eliminating it. Let me at least try to use a little math to explain.



    In order to do this we have to first check to see if literally millions of people are even here illegally at all. We have to incarcerate them while we do that, or they simply go back to other places. This also involves doing this legally, and I am certain that such an intelligent person as you think you are knows that takes both time and considerable amounts of money. So let us be conservative in our estimates of just how much the taxpayer would have to pay to do this. I would think that a conservative estimate should be at least some $50,000 per person for a successful “legal” deportation. Then simply multiply this by the 25 million, and you come up with a total cost of some $1.25 trillion. Heck, you could run the federal government for at least some 4 months at that cost. Would you be wiling to pay that as a middle class taxpayer? Besides which, there is then the loss of relatively cheap labor to such as agribusiness. Would you then on top of the deporting costs, be willing to pay some $10 for a single tomato at your local super marker Somehow, I think not!!

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 12 months ago

    Sorry, I do not know what happened on the last paragraph. Here is what I meant to post:

    “Besides which, there is then the loss of relatively cheap labor to such as agribusiness. Would you then (on top of the deporting costs) be willing to pay some $10 for a single tomato at your local super market?? I think not!!

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Turns out, different news sources use different definitions, and there IS no official definition. So Obama has either deported far more or far fewer illegals than Bush, jr

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Mike Herman

    “Can anyone explain what new immigration laws, comprehensive or not, will prevent an unending stream of illegals coming across an open unsecured border?”

    That’d be the one law Republicans don’t want. It’s the law that severely punishes companies for hiring illegal immigrants. People cross the boarder because they know companies will hire them and slum lords will house them. They live here as cheaply as they can and send money back to Mexico to support their families. Stop companies from hiring illegals and they’ll have no reason to come.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    During the Bush Administration, Republicans favored “reform” that allowed workers to cross the boarder to work. They know that companies want the cheap expendable labor and knowingly hire illegal immigrants. But, yeah, like everything bad in the universe, the problem only came about because Obama was elected President.

  10. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Wonderful comment Mr. Landers. Not often one sees reason and fact on any subject these days. The hypocrisy of the conservatives drives me nuts. They protect the oil industry even though there goal is to balance the budget. They want to cut taxes for large corporations even though they are very profitable but keep huge amounts of money off shore to avoid taxes. Then they build fighters that will cost a quarter of a billion dollars each to buy to keep the defense industry profitable. They tout the constitution but do their best to prevent liberal voters from voting. I could go on and on. It is amazing conservative middle class voters can’t figure out they are being taken for a ride.

  11. TexTech

    TexTech said, 12 months ago

    Let me toss in a couple more facts about immigrants. People complain about how immigrants drain our medical system and run up costs for all the rest of us. Not true. A Harvard Medical study found that only a tiny percentage (I think less than 5%) of emergency room visits were by immigrants. Why? Obviously because they are afraid of being identified, arrested, and deported. So they stay away from the ER.

    Another partial fallacy is about immigrants taking jobs away from Americans. I say partial because growers in California have created programs to get Americans to work in the fields. Most of the people they have hired lasted at most four hours before quitting because the work was too hot and hard. Mr. Landers suggested you might have a $10.00 tomato. I would suggest that you might be lucky to have any vegetables or fruits at all if all the immigrants are sent home. Or as Mr. Landers said, they would be prohibitively expensive for all but the ultra-rich.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    So many say we have a border crossing problem. I say au contraire. Illegal aliens are only a symptom of a problem. The problem is the culture which these illegals abandon at great personal risk.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    Ted….Ted…..Ted……you can not support any of your assertions. Especially the one about keeping Libs from voting. We just don’t want them voting three or four times.

  14. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Mr Landers – Actually the $10 Tomato (Hyperbole I know but I get your point) is what this country actually needs. For years Agribusiness and other businesses as well have spouted the “I can’t find anyone who will do this job…” Let me finish that sentence for you. “At the price I am willing to pay”.

    If Agribusiness was held accountable to show that they were paying minimum wage for every flat of tomatoes picked or chickens processed, etc. They would have workers and the price of all our food would go up. But it would be an honest business.

    Not this bastardization that we have today where everyone turns a blind eye to the illegal workers out in the field because I want my tomatoes cheap.

    The problem with the Aliens is they artificially hold down the wage rates (and product prices to a lesser extent) by undercutting American workers.

    They do the same at higher wage rates as well. Engineers and technical workers are seeing their wages capped as well because H1 Visas allow corporations to bring in a constant flow of foreign workers at bargain basement prices.

    The Tea Party has it right on this subject:
    If we want Americans to enter and hold the Middle class – Then we have to make it very expensive indeed for Businesses to hire Illegal Aliens. When businessmen go to jail for hiring illegals they will be forced to enter the honest economy of hiring Americans. Yes, food prices will be higher and Yes there will be other goods and services that will go up in price. But wages should rise as well. This will also help the tax base because many of those illegals are paid under the table without paying anything in state and local taxes.

    But none of this will happen as long as President 0 continues to flout the law when it isn’t convenient for him. He’s more interested in currying favor with the Hispanic community then the rule of law.

  15. chipscount

    chipscount said, 12 months ago

    no, not dada, not even ‘your’ uncle. now go away.

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