Skip to comments.Create American Port Authority
Posted on 02/26/2006 8:26:10 AM PST by pending
Correct Solution of the Current Port Problem
Create National/Private (Both?)
American Port Authority
Details to be hashed:
1) American citizenship
2) English Speaking
Existing Workforce, with X amount of time in is Grandfathered(limits),langauage, security and Citizenship.
Existing non Citizens have X amount of time to become English Speaking American.
Strict by the numbers security/clerance,top to bottom.
NO SNAFUs, No Business as Usual. ***** Maybe:
Run as for profit Fed Agency?
Turn it over to the TSA, they got tons of folks that aren't doing anything.
wonder why no firm has stepped up to the plate....must be no money in it.
Isn't this Hillary's plan?
There's not enough stuff being run by the federal government right now, so why not add this?
That's what the Democrats will want. Federally run and operated ports. With all the union-laden trimmings.
Any American company, large enough to do this, would be a sitting target for the Dems and their union handlers.
Maybe that's why they sold out to begin with.
Utterly amazing how "Conservatives" who whine constantly about Govt Spending are continually looking for NEW parts of the Private Sector to turn over to the Feds. Here is the deal, listen for once and get OVER your panic attacks. The slip operators do NOT "run our ports" or "manage security in our ports". Ports are run by Local Govt Port Authroties. Secuity is provided by local and federal agencies. There is NOTHING wrong with the existing system. Actually shut up for a couple of days and LISTEN to the facts. This is NOTHING more then a Democrat Senate Election year PR stunt. There is NOTHING broke here that needs a Govt "Fix".
If you love the Post Office and DMV, you'll love the government running the ports.
After the Feds take ownership of the ports, who do you think they will contract the operations out to?
Nationalize the ports. Riiight.
Good idea. /sarcasm/
Federal Government expansion, not just for liberals any more!
I keep seeing these a** politicians playing this game of globalism, like it is God's 11th commandment!... I say HELL NO!... ANYTHING even closely related to security should be under U.S. Control. How? I don't the technicalities, but I don't want the English or any other nationality to be involved in our security. The ports security - pure common sense! - can not be JUST the responsibility of the coastguard. WE ALL KNOW, they don't have man power, etc to take on such huge undertaking. The company, or US Goverment, that handles the ports should have our intelligence agencies closely scrutinizing the whole thing.
Again, I do like the president, but frankly is inaction in securing the border, leaves with NO CREDIBILITY in my own eyes, I regret to say. I am ranting? ... I hope not :)
LOL! Dems for govt control for jobs. Pubs for govt control for security. A marriage made in heaven.
Now, where's the party I'm going to vote for?
Another Mandatory: Union Stays Intact.
No. It is My Plan.
Forever Famous Freep.
Stick to the idea pleae, let's not worry about Party BS,
Just doing this thing Right.
The idea is sound,The Answer is Correct.
If it happens, Hillary can say she thought of it all she wants, nobody will care.
Only that it got done, Correctly.
The powerful Bi-Partisan coalition would signal finally, the end of the Clinton legacy of divisive mean spirited, Party Line,Non Sense.
Umm. I hate to break it to you but security at the ports is under our control. Next.
---Maybe: Run as for profit Fed Agency? ---
She already has been thinking and talking about Federalizing ports the last 3 years.
You're a little late but she will be glad you joined her.
There seems to be no American Company, so we Make one, using Americans, Our rules, our language, Our Laws, Period.
I lean towards Heavily regulated Private.
Hillary wiil want State,
we hash out how to integrate ,
minimum Tax money, For Profit oriented Private Management.
Worth consideration Paramilitarize the Union,as a private Army, Guns and training, equipment.
Lets get serious People, now is the opportunity.
Who is gonna screw with an American dockworker anyway?
How about when they are organized armed and trained?
LOL! Break out the tinfoil buddy. Armed dockworkers!! That's a howler.
We need union dockworkers to become a private army?
Dude, they drive forklifts, not Humvees.
You are an effin idiot, IMO.
What about the second part of my post... the border-security issue. How do you qualify the president's leadership on this issue?
The thing is, I maybe a retard.. because I don't see too many people, even here in FR, touching the subject!...from the moment I heard about the "ports security issue" I immediately thought of the "border" and our war in Iraq. All 3 things related under the name of SECURITY. Now, if SECURITY is so important that we have to send people to die defending it in Iraq, doesn't stand to reason the the securing the border should have taken place years ago as well? I would have thought that the border would have been shut close a long time ago, give the fact our dear president cares so much about our security.
Would you explain the inconsistency to me, You or ANYONE?...
Border security is one of the hottest topics on FR. Did you do a search on it before you posted your opinion? As for the Prez's leadership on border security, it's non existent.
And it is true that all this uproar about the ports-issue is just the product of hysteria and ignorance of many of us, why would the president feel we should take him at "his word?"... I say that all this noise about the ports has to do with his lack of credibility on the very issue of SECURTY... Many of us simply do not trust him!.. not because he is an evil person, as the Dems will try to paint him, but because his actions - his jugdment -especially on the border, where the defficiencies are so clear to everyone, show exactly the opposite. I want to understand WHY he has not done anything on securing the border. Because as long as I don't have a satisfactory answer on this, I will got give him the benefit of the doubt on other issues, especially on security.
One would Hire Guys From DP/Industry, to manage it.
for profit, Managed as a modern corporation,
Extra levels of security, and responsibilities.
We cannot overlook what is in these boxes forever folks.
Our Own American Dockworker Army.
Damn straight you got some
Positive damn attitude,
We is Americans Boy,
in that group.
I'll Gar on tee.
You Mean, we git to go thar an a practice
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