Are You *ANGRY*, Yet?!?
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Mon Oct 22 18:48:51 MDT 2007
Of course we pay for it. So explain all of this to the builders,
tradesmen, excavators, etc who hire these people. They couldn't give
crap one less. They care about one thing - the almighty dollar, and
their own bottom line. They're trying to save money and accumulate
wealth. That's the goal, right?
OK- threaten them with jail for hiring illegals. Well, tell me,
how's that working now? And they weigh the risk: will I get caught,
or can I pad my pocket? Which one do you think wins? The buck. What else?
It all boils down to the short-termed dollar. All the way from the
car wash on the corner to Wall Street. Nothing else matters.
Until this thinking changes, all talk like what is written in this
quoted post is wasted breath (and pen). Folks simply don't see it
when it is removed to the government level. What people see is their
own pocket, and their own bank account. As long as those are going
up, nothing else matters.
That's what this country is all about. Make money. As much as
No, I am not writing that such is wrong. Not at all. But it's why
illegals get away with what they do. They allow us to appear to save
money and line our own pockets. That is how they are milking the
system. They are capitalizing on our own greed. Make a buck; turn a
blind eye. And competition mandates we provide more for less
money. Illegals often provide the means to achieve that. Sure it's
shortsighted. But it's how we operate. We care about today.
And I don't believe the herein described atrocities and wastes are
unique to aliens - legal or illegal. Rather I think they are
indigenous to all low socio-economic environments in this
country. Poverty fosters anger, resentments, crime and rebellion-
across the board. It knows no boundaries of color, race,
nationality, citizenship. Poverty usually expresses itself through
desperation. This article clearly demonstrates existing correlation,
but not causation as it tries to imply.
Until we are sincerely more interested in the long-termed future of
our country rather than our own immediate greed, all the fences in
the world aren't going to accomplish squatolla. As long as we
express a need, there will be a supply.
At 04:25 PM 10/22/2007, you wrote:
>This English teacher has phrased it the best I've seen yet
>Tomatoes and Cheap Labor
>This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent
> From a California school teacher - - -
>"As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal
>immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
>I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a
>large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1
>school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic
>and income levels.
>Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell
>Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting,
>are also Title 1 schools.
>Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program.
>When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and roll
>-- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that
>would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental,
>with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. ( OUR
>TAX DOLLARS AT WORK )
>I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at
>least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones.
>The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage
>pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class
>without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or
>having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
>I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing
>funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for
>anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new
>computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month
>later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students
>who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in
>America . (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
>I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute
>teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students
>here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with
>the female teachers, calling them "Putas" (whores) and throwing
>things that the teachers were in tears.
>Free medical, free education, free food, day care etc., etc, etc. Is
>it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but
>to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
>To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants
>contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and
>housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time
>in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.
>Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs,
>more crime, lower standards of education in our schools,
>overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.
>We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster
>because we won't have the guts to enforce it . Does anyone in their
>right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?
>It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world
>culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting
>pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses
>to assimilate , and an American culture that has become so weak and
>worried about " politically correctness " that we don't have the
>will to do anything about it.
>If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to
>everyone you know.
>CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?
>Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.
>Consumers don't want expensive produce.
>Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs.
>But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a
>myth , a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor."
>Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children.
>He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six
>dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he
>files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up
>to $3,200 free.
>He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
>He qualifies for food stamps.
>He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.
>His children get free breakfasts and lunches
>He requires bilingual teachers and books.
>He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
>If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled , they qualify for
>SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare . All of
>this is at (our) taxpayer's expense .
>He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners
>Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.
>He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in
>Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after
>paying their bills and his.
>The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and
>Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!
>THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL
>CANDIDATES FOR EITHER PARTY. 'AND WHEN THEY LIE TO US AND DON'T DO
>AS THEY SAY, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM AT ONCE!'
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