A lot of the debate over illegal immigration is a smoke screen in my opinion. I believe it to be a case of "keep the minions arguing about points that don't matter and nothing will ever get accomplished that will jeopardize our plans and our system of priviledges".
The fact of the matter is that, like much of what is going on today in our country, the debate over illegal immigration is an economic strugle and debate.
The current policies of both our major political parties are currently racing us toward the very thing this country was designed to eliminate; a two tiered society. On one side you have the priviledged few sitting at the King's court and on the other side you have the huddled masses seeking to eeke out a living.
The presence of illegals in our land punishes all the productive workers who did not attend college. You do not see many illegals taking jobs from CPAs, or from lawyers, or Wall Street bankers. But the firms engaged in those professions will use the cleaning company that is hiring illegals so the cost of maintaining the offices is kept artificially low. They will hire the landscapper who hires the illegals so the lawns will be kept neat and trimmed at an artificially low cost. Economics 101 dictates that a shortage of something results in a rise in its cost. We definitely have a shortage in this coountry of people who want to work with their hands, work out in the cold and the hot sun and in the rain and snow.
THE POLITICIANS THAT ALLOW THIS SITUATION TO CONTINUE ARE NOT THE FRIEND OF THE WORKING MAN (WOMAN) NO MATTER WHAT PARTY THEY BELONG TO.
In 1965 a new Ford Galaxy cost $2,500. A comparable full-size car today costs ten times that amount. In 1965 minimum wage was, I believe, $1.75/hr. By 1968 when I entered the plumbing trade it had risen to $1.90/hr. If the same inflationary factor that applies to the Ford were applied to the minimum wage in this country then the MW would be about $17.50/hr. Our allowance of illegals into the equation keeps the cost of minimally skilled, semi-skilled and even highly skilled workers artificially low. The statistics are even more staggering when inflation of real estate is used as the comparable factor.
Comrade Obama wants a transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor and those of us to the right of center voice our disapproval. We are aghast at such a thought. Yet we say nothing about the transfers of wealth from the working man, to the moneyed class. The S&L bailout was such a wealth transfer. The current bailouts of the banks and Wall Street houses are a transfer of our wealth. The great contributors of campaign funds get their buddies in Washington to tax the blue collar guy to pay for their outrageous gambles. These bankers pay the math majors of our premiere educational instituions to come up with mathematical models that require massive "bets" on minisule anomalies in the market. They pocket the dough when they bet correctly, and the blue collar guy ponies up the losses in the form of increased taxes required to fund the bailouts.
Well connected individuals can buy the regulations and laws they need to skin the little guy. The fact is this happens on the left and on the right. Until it stops our nation is doomed.
Jefferson predicted over 200 years ago that once people realized they could vote themselves money it would all be over. Once all the power centralized in Washington, it would all be over. He even predicted this would take 200 -250 years. Bingo We are there guys and gals. We need to send the members of both parties a message; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. As Popeye would say, "I've taken all I can stand, I can't stands no more".
As voters we need to start with the Democrat party because they are currently vunerable. This November we must vote out of office every Democrat that is an incumbent. That will stop the bleeding.
Once that is accomplished we need to collectively point the finger at the Republicans and say to them, YOU'RE NEXT. And we never again can afford to have the same party in control of two branches of our government.
VOTE THE BUMS OUT