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An Article About Illegal Labor Force by MadMark
Started on: 04-04-2014 10:28 AM
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This is an article about the illegal work force in our country and how some "Republicans" want to keep them and why. It is written by Ann Coulter, but read it even if you are a Liberal, you might even like at least parts of it.

http://www.anncoulter.com/c...04-02.html#read_more

MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!

April 2, 2014

Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens.

The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal."

Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.)

Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck.

He said his illegal alien employees deserved amnesty because if "we keep them here and not do anything for them once they get old, that's really extortion."

As the punch line goes, "What's this 'we,' paleface?"

Taxpayers have been subsidizing Chuck Herrin's underpayment of his illegal labor force for decades, with skyrocketing taxes to pay for schools, roads, bridges, food stamps, health care and so on. Now Herrin thinks "we" are supposed to support his illegal employees in their old age, too.

Here's another idea: How about a federal law mandating that employers of illegal aliens take responsibility for the people they hire? Why is the taxpayer on the hook for illegal aliens' food, housing and medical care, when Chuck Herrin got 100 percent of the profit from their cheap labor?

We don't allow chemical companies to dump pollutants in rivers, walk away and then say, "If we dump chemicals in rivers and we don't clean them once the plant is gone, that's really criminal."

No, you dumped the chemicals -- not "we." And you, Chuck Herrin, got the cheap labor -- not "we."

"We" got hospital emergency rooms jammed with illegal aliens when we came in with heart attacks. "We" got the crime, drunk-driving and drug trafficking associated with illegal aliens. "We" got the overcrowded schools filled with kids whose illegal alien parents don't pay property taxes. "We" got to press "one" for English.

This is even worse than the Wall Street bailouts -- another example of fat cats pocketing 100 percent of the profits when business is good, but demanding a taxpayer handout when their investments go south. At least the Wall Street bailouts didn't alter the country forever by giving the Democrats 30 million new voters.

According to the California Hospital Association, health care for illegal aliens is costing state taxpayers well over $1 billion a year.. Eighty-four hospitals across California have already been forced to close because of unpaid bills by illegal aliens.

Last year alone, California taxpayers paid $32 million for indigents' health care at hospitals located in Fresno County-- which happens to be where Chuck Herrin's company is based. How about submitting a portion of that cost to Herrin?

Here's your bill for $13 million.

What's this for?

The county hospital. You've been paying your employees $20 an hour, and that's just not enough to pay for their measles and tuberculosis treatments, not to mention delivery of their premature babies. No one's saying it's your fault, but it's not the county hospital's fault either.

Luckily, you've got deep pockets, Chuck -- several hundred million dollars a year, we understand -- thanks in part to how little you pay your workers, who are burdening our local services.

Not only should employers of illegal aliens be responsible for their employees' becoming public charges, but they ought to be legally responsible for any crimes their illegal workers commit, just as parents can be for the crimes of their minor children, and bars can be for the behavior of their over-served customers.

Why should employers of illegal aliens be allowed to externalize their costs, while keeping 100 percent of the profits?

The very fact that the American taxpayer is required to subsidize illegal alien farm labor -- to say nothing of anti-competitive marketing orders, tariffs and subsidies given to farmers -- proves that we're propping up an industry the country doesn't need.

If Mexican farm labor is so much cheaper, maybe we should be growing our fruits and vegetables in Mexico. There's absolutely no reason to import Mexicans to do something they could do at home and then sell to us. I believe this is what economists call "competitive advantage."

The Times quotes a report by two pro-amnesty farmers groups, Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, complaining that American consumption of foreign-grown produce has increased by 80 percent since the late 1990s.

I see why rich farmers are alarmed by that, but why should Americans care? If food can be grown cheaper in other countries, isn't it the very essence of libertarian free trade principles to buy it from them?

No. Apparently, we're required to wreck the country by bringing in millions upon millions more poor people so we can save the buggy whip industry.

We didn't do that with oil. We didn't do it with steel. We must be "Fortress America" only when it comes to asparagus!

Hey! Where's the Cato Institute on this? Busy drafting another philippic against our drug laws?

I care more about my fellow Americans who can't get well-paying jobs than I do about multimillionaire farmers, demanding that the rest of us pay to support an industry that claims it can't compete without taxpayer-subsidized illegal alien labor.

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I just heard on the radio that 521,000 of Los Angeles schools 650,000 students are poor enough to qualify for the taxpayer paid for free breakfast.
Sylmar where I live has more Mexicans than some towns and sometimes I walk by the elementary school at recess, its almost all Mexicans.
When you have a lot of people competing for jobs wages go down.
I'm old, all my life unions ran all the construction trades, Mexicans finally broke the unions back and now construction jobs are 100 % Mexicans.
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Originally posted by MadMark:
This is an article about the illegal work force in our country and how some "Republicans" want to keep them and why.


I am not seeing the connection to "some Republicans want to keep them".
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Buy Ragu and support illegal immigration.

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The only way to prevent illegal immigrants from becoming a de facto slave wage underclass is to stop illegal immigration.
Legal immigrants can get jobs legally and have legal protections against unfair labor practices. Illegals do not and are afraid to complain for fear of being arrested or deported.

Anyone who doesn't support an end to illegal immigration is helping to enslave generation after generation of immigrants whose only recourse is manual labor jobs.
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Originally posted by cliffw:


I am not seeing the connection to "some Republicans want to keep them".


That comment comes from the following quote from the article.

"The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." "

There are rich people, some of whom are Republicans or at least self described as Republicans who want illegal immigrants so that they can have cheap labor. That is why some of the Republican hierarchy are so set on immigration reform. The Democrats have their too along with the idea that if they get another 10 to 30 million illegals to become citizens that will automatically enhance the rolls of the Democratic party. So this is not just a Republican or Democratic push.

However, as a self described conservative with Libertarian leanings I say that since they are illegal they don't belong here. Send them back. Once you start to send them back many will leave on their own. Also, if you take away the incentive of money and special favors from our stupid government they will also return to their own country of origin. It is simple logic. If you want more of anything pay more for it, and that includes illegals.

Why should the legal people of this country keep paying for the schooling, the health care, food and housing and even things like social security for those who came here illegally? This is just nuts.

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I'm from the "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." crowd

Reagan fooled us once, legalizing all the illegal immigrants to solve the immigration problem.
Enforcement was to be stepped up and a border fence built.
Then the waffling began. So here we are again.

Now the same arguments are being made to a new generation who don't remember what happened before.

Democrats want more voters and Republicans want cheap labor. The average U.S. citizen is screwed.
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Originally posted by MadMark:

There are rich people, some of whom are Republicans or at least self described as Republicans who want illegal immigrants so that they can have cheap labor. That is why some of the Republican hierarchy are so set on immigration reform.


That makes no sense. Stopping or limiting illegal immigration would reduce the number of illegal immigrants in that cheap labor force.
Who is fighting tooth and nail to maintain the status quo with illegals? They're the ones wanting undocumented cheap labor.
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