This week’s ROTW goes to WMCB:
On the whole immigration reform kerfluffle, I only have this to say, with a lot of bad words:
I support NOTHING, not even reforms I might agree with in principle, until the border security part is done FIRST. And the fact that the groups pushing for immigration reform are so gods damned all-fired insistent that it must be done the other way around, makes me suspicious as fuck. I don’t trust them. I don’t trust them not to have us right back in this same place a decade from now.
Why would it matter to them? Illegals have been illegal this long, they can be illegal a little longer, for the months it would take to do the border stuff. WHY is it so important to some to make sure the green cards are in place before we do jack shit about the border? Gee, think it might be that they have no fucking intention of ever cutting off or even managing the flood? Just a rolling amnesty, evry 10 or 20 years, forever.
Close down that fucking border, and get some control over who is coming and going. Once you have DONE that, I could care less if you THEN give every illegal already in the country a green card, a pony, and a hippity hop parade. Go ahead. Hurrah!
But I am not supporting SHIT until that border is taken care of.
Why is the GOP establishment in such a hurry to pass immigration amnesty? The GOP rank and file aren’t pushing for it. Why do they want to hand the Democrats a political victory that will most likely increase the size of the Democratic base in years to come? I could think of lots of other priorities. Worst of all, they are giving away their best bargaining chip.
We’re still stuck in a jobless “recovery” and the only reason the unemployment number have improved slightly is that so many people have exhausted their benefits and aren’t even looking for work. This isn’t exactly the best time to be dramatically expanding the labor pool.
Unless you are a big business owner who uses lots of unskilled and semi-skilled labor. Immigrant labor is cheap and the workers are easier to exploit. It’s even cheaper to send the jobs overseas but that won’t work for some industries like construction and agribusiness.
Of course the Vile Progs claim that anyone who wants to stop the flood of illegal immigrants into this country is just a racist. But most of them live a long way from the border and the only immigrants they see are their gardeners, housekeepers and nannies.
BTW – I don’t know what Marco Rubio was promised to lead the Senate GOP immigration reform posse but I wonder if he realizes that the GOP rank and file have long memories. His stock has been dropping like the ratings on MSNBC.