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US Rep. Pelosi says Wal-Mart arrests "terrorizing"
Forbes ^ | 10-24-03 | Reuters

Posted on 10/24/2003 7:54:36 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree

US Rep. Pelosi says Wal-Mart arrests "terrorizing"

Reuters, 10.24.03, 6:15 PM ET

MEXICO CITY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Friday police raids on dozens of U.S. Wal-Mart stores in the search for illegal immigrants this week amounted to "terrorizing" workers.

"It instills a great deal of fear in people who are only trying to earn a living and put food on the table for their family," Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters on a Congressional visit to Mexico.

Hundreds of workers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (nyse: WMT - news - people) locations across the United States were arrested on immigration charges on Thursday in an investigation into contractor cleaning crews.

"We think there might be a better way to go about this because the fact is that it is against the law for the employer to hire these people so there should be more focus on the employer and less in these terrorizing raids," Pelosi said.

She was speaking after meeting Mexican President Vicente Fox for talks on immigration and border security.

Pelosi said the Wal-Mart raids showed the need to legalize undocumented workers in parts of the economy other than just the agricultural sector.

Several bills to grant legal status to illegal immigrants working in U.S. agriculture are before Congress, including the Berman-Cannon bill which would let an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants earn legal residency.

Copyright 2003, Reuters News Service


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illegalimmigration; pelosi; walmart
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1 posted on 10/24/2003 7:54:37 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
Interesting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007652/posts
2 posted on 10/24/2003 7:55:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: libertyisnotfree; FITZ; JustPiper; keithtoo
ping
3 posted on 10/24/2003 7:55:10 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: ConservativeMan55
Was this already posted?
4 posted on 10/24/2003 7:55:43 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
"US Rep. Pelosi says Wal-Mart arrests "terrorizing"

And there we have it - positive proof that Wal-Mart donates heavily to the Democrats.

5 posted on 10/24/2003 7:57:09 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: libertyisnotfree; All
This Pelosi is as twisted as Slick Willy was when he went to Englandand lambastedthe Vietnam War
6 posted on 10/24/2003 7:57:12 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
Oh no. Click on the link. Its an interesting post of my own that I've got going.
7 posted on 10/24/2003 7:57:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: Enterprise
Bingo!!
8 posted on 10/24/2003 7:57:38 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: ConservativeMan55
Thanks, bro.

I saw it
9 posted on 10/24/2003 7:58:10 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
What desperation!

NP must be afraid that she will lose her illegal alien voting bloc.

10 posted on 10/24/2003 7:58:13 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Enterprise; FITZ; JustPiper
Wasn't Hillary a big-wig at wal-mart?
11 posted on 10/24/2003 7:59:01 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: reg45
I hope she gets arrested or treason for this.

Do you agree with me when I say that it is treason for her to go to Mexico and talk like this?
12 posted on 10/24/2003 8:00:27 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree; Squantos; Pro-Bush
ping
13 posted on 10/24/2003 8:01:02 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
"Wasn't Hillary a big-wig at wal-mart?"

I honestly don't know. Perhaps another poster can tell us if bigassed Hillary was a big wig.

14 posted on 10/24/2003 8:01:25 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: libertyisnotfree
Polosi is the real Democrat Socialisy, DAZI
15 posted on 10/24/2003 8:01:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Please visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: libertyisnotfree
Can we sue Walmart for hiring illegals??? And can we shove a sock in that b1+che$ mouth..
16 posted on 10/24/2003 8:02:55 PM PDT by Porterville (American First, Human being Second; liberal your derivative lifestyle will never be normalized.)
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To: libertyisnotfree
You got it Nancy.

Just further proof that it is the USA which is the greatest terrorist on earth.
17 posted on 10/24/2003 8:03:50 PM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: libertyisnotfree
No problem. I like your screen name. I did an editorial earlier with that theme earlier in the day.
18 posted on 10/24/2003 8:04:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: libertyisnotfree
She should step down. Maybe we can get her recalled!
19 posted on 10/24/2003 8:04:39 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: Porterville
Wal Mart is not being accused of hiring illegals.

The contractors who are cleaning their stores are.

They just raid the Wal Mart to make a splash.

20 posted on 10/24/2003 8:04:45 PM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: libertyisnotfree
"She was speaking after meeting Mexican President Vicente Fox for talks on immigration and border security."

Thanks, Nancy, I'll remember this as an example of situational ethics.
21 posted on 10/24/2003 8:05:10 PM PDT by hauerf
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To: Enterprise
"Wasn't Hillary a big-wig at wal-mart?"

True

When she was FLAR (First Lady of Arkansas), she served on the Wal-Mart Board of Directors.

22 posted on 10/24/2003 8:05:17 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Enterprise
I am getting more confused every day.

Wal-Mart is the classic example of a union-stomping company, and illegals don't usually pay union dues. And, it could be argued, illegals take away union jobs. Therefore, when I first heard about Operation Rollback, I figured the rats were behind it as some kind of payback for union financial and political support.

But now Pelosi seems to be telling the unions to take a hike - - illegals can do the job for cheap just fine.

I am having a tough time sorting out winners and losers here....
23 posted on 10/24/2003 8:05:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Guillermo
federal agents spent five years investigating this

they have on wal-mart execs on wiretaps partaking n this crime
24 posted on 10/24/2003 8:07:46 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: GeronL
She needs arrested for TREASON!
26 posted on 10/24/2003 8:08:29 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: ConservativeMan55
I like your screen name as well, bro
27 posted on 10/24/2003 8:09:09 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: Lancey Howard
Well, another poster confirmed that in Arkansas Hillary was on the board of directors. If she still has monetary ties to Wal-Mart, she probably picked up the phone and Pelosi said "Yes Ma'am" and started motor mouthing. But I like your reasoning. It is strange who is winning or losing on this issue. I believe that if Clinton were still President, this raid would not have taken place. And if it did take place, a little donation to the DNC would be sufficient for the case to disappear.
28 posted on 10/24/2003 8:09:36 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Porterville
Both need done
29 posted on 10/24/2003 8:09:40 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: hauerf
Pelosi is Jane Fonda Part 2
30 posted on 10/24/2003 8:10:20 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: Enterprise
The DEMS are quaking in their comme boots over this raid
31 posted on 10/24/2003 8:11:26 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree; Enterprise
comme = commie
32 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:12 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
Hmm, doesn't sound good for the Wal Mart execs.
33 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:26 PM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: libertyisnotfree
Pelosi should have used that opportunity to suggest to Fox that the USA would appreciate a little help from the Mexican government, in the care and feeding of it's citizens.
34 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:40 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Democrats don't mean centerist as in the center of the road,but as in center of donuts or washers.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
We Freepers need to work to do just that
35 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:52 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
Maybe Pelosi should stay south of the border...
36 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:53 PM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: libertyisnotfree
She was reported to be a board member when the Felons were still in Arkansas. W-M owners are said to be heavy donors to the RATS.
37 posted on 10/24/2003 8:12:57 PM PDT by Paulus Invictus (RATs are scum!)
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To: libertyisnotfree
I saw her on TV. She looked so surprised!
38 posted on 10/24/2003 8:13:42 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Guillermo
it sure doesn't

i hope they have to do the perp walk
39 posted on 10/24/2003 8:14:04 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: libertyisnotfree
What is sad on the Wal-Mart cleaner bust is those illegals were given a note from the INS to report later for deportation hearings and LET GO. The only ones held where those who had pending criminal charges.

LET GO to run, hide and get new jobs under other false names. Are we chumps or what?
40 posted on 10/24/2003 8:14:49 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Paulus Invictus
Wesley Clark has been reputed to be tight with wal-mart
41 posted on 10/24/2003 8:14:52 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: RicocheT
they shoud be in federal custody until trial,then deported
42 posted on 10/24/2003 8:16:01 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: AmishDude
When Pelosi says something is bad for the country. Just reverse it. It really is GOOD for the country. That is how you deal with them.
In contrast, they are really telling the truth. Just take whatever they say, turn it 180 degrees. Then the truth is there. Really, very simple.
43 posted on 10/24/2003 8:16:10 PM PDT by ktw (kakkate koi)
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To: libertyisnotfree; MeeknMing; ntnychik; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; Ragtime Cowgirl; Mia T; nopardons; ..
HDRC was on Wallmart's Board of Directors.

Also on Board of Directors for a Little Rock "parking meter" manufacturer that just happened to also make parts for machineguns amd other firearms.

Hillary also represented a Pennsylvania manufacturer that made titanium guided missle nosecones and illegall sold them to Saddam Husein in Iraq despite the DOD ban on such purely military useage parts.

This was all out there but the print media a TV networks ignored it all.

After all, she was a lib attorney and wife a the Arkancide Guv!

Steve Malzberg and some area callers used to kick this around overnights before the '96 elections and before the WH had Diz pull Steve off the overnight juggernaught.

Some here on FR know more detais then I do; been a while.

Corrections and/or additions welcome.

Your guided missle's fuel mileage may vary.

John of Staten Island, Jimmy from Brooklyn, Carl from Oyster Bay please lend us your files.........

Jungle Jim from CT
44 posted on 10/24/2003 8:16:23 PM PDT by autoresponder (under construc)
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To: AmishDude
she probably is surprised

If wal-mart falls, then so wil the rats
45 posted on 10/24/2003 8:16:53 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: autoresponder
HDRC and her business partner anne lewis sold missile parts to abu nidal as well
46 posted on 10/24/2003 8:18:13 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: autoresponder
anne lewis got busted in 93, but hitlery escaped trial
47 posted on 10/24/2003 8:19:05 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: ktw
Ain't that the truth!
48 posted on 10/24/2003 8:20:02 PM PDT by libertyisnotfree
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To: Enterprise
Hillary Clinton is a former lawyer for Wal-Mart


Hillary’s Past Belies Her Support of Labor
Wal-Mart’s First Lady
by Ward Harkavy
May 24 - 30, 2000

wice in three days last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton basked in the adulation of cheering union members. Her record of supporting collective bargaining, however, is considerably worse than wobbly.

Pity the thousands of unionists at last Tuesday's state Democratic convention who chanted her name, and the hundreds of retired Teamsters at Thursday's luncheon in midtown who had interrupted their Founder's Day meal to hear the corporate litigator turned union-loving Democrat deliver a campaign speech.

They would have dropped their forks if they had heard that Hillary served for six years on the board of the dreaded Wal-Mart, a union-busting behemoth. If they had learned the details of her friendship with Wal-Mart, they might have lost their lunches.

She didn't mention Wal-Mart. Instead, she praised the Teamsters and other unionized workers as a "key movement in creating the middle class," and she pledged to "prevent anyone from turning the clock back," reminding them that "the Republicans are trying to do away with collective bargaining."

As she was leaving the dais, she ignored a reporter's question about Wal-Mart, and she ignored it again when she strode by reporters in the hotel lobby.

But there are questions. In 1986, when Hillary was first lady of Arkansas, she was put on the board of Wal-Mart. Officials at the time said she wasn't filling a vacancy. In May 1992, as Hubby's presidential campaign heated up, she resigned from the board of Wal-Mart. Company officials said at the time that they weren't going to fill her vacancy.

So what the hell was she doing on the Wal-Mart board? According to press accounts at the time, she was a show horse at the company's annual meetings when founder Sam Walton bused in cheering throngs to celebrate his non-union empire, which is headquartered in Arkansas, one of the country's poorest states. According to published reports, she was placed in charge of the company's "green" program to protect the environment.

But nobody got greener than Sam Walton and his family. For several years in the '80s, he was judged the richest man in America by Forbes magazine; his fortune zoomed into the billions until he split it up among relatives. It's no surprise that Hillary is a strong supporter of free trade with China. Wal-Mart, despite its "Buy American" advertising campaign, is the single largest U.S. importer, and half of its imports come from China.

Was Hillary the voice of conscience on the board for American and foreign workers? Contemporary accounts make no mention of that. They do describe her as a "corporate litigator" in those days, and they mention, speaking of environmental matters, that she also served on the board of Lafarge, a company that, according to a press account, once burned hazardous fuels to run its cement plants.

Wal-Mart, though, was the crown jewel of Arkansas, the state's First Company fit for a first lady. During her tenure on the board, she presumably helped preside over the most remarkable growth of any company until Bill Gates came along. The number of Wal-Mart employees grew during the '80s from 21,600 to 279,000, while sales soared from $1.2 billion to $25.8 billion.

And the Clintons depended on Wal-Mart's largesse not only for Hillary's regular payments as a board member but for travel expenses on Wal-Mart planes and for heavy campaign contributions to Bill's campaigns there and nationally. According to reports in the early '90s, before Bill and Hillary moved to D.C., neither was raking in the big bucks, but prominent in their income were her holdings of between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of Wal-Mart stock.

A press report on the Clintons' finances during the early stages of Bill's 1992 run for the presidency showed that most of their income came from her $109,719 annual salary from the Rose Law Firm and tens of thousands of dollars in fees she received from serving on corporate boards. (She was on two others besides Wal-Mart's.) Her honoraria and director fees grew almost as fast as Wal-Mart's profits during the '80s—rising from $111 in 1980 to $6500 in 1986 to $64,700 in 1991, according to the same source.

During the same period, small towns all over America began complaining that Wal-Mart was squeezing out ma-and-pa stores and leaving little burgs throughout the Midwest and South with downtowns that featured little more than empty storefronts.

But selected small companies were doing quite well, thanks to the Clintons' friendship with Wal-Mart. The Boston Globe reported in January 1992 that Bill Clinton had introduced a brush company's executives to Wal-Mart executives, hoping that the two could do bidness. Executives of the brush company had been rebuffed in previous attempts to sell their products to Wal-Mart. Lucky for the company, it happened to be located in New Hampshire, where Clinton was trying to win a presidential primary. At the time, Hillary Clinton was still on Wal-Mart's board, and the retail giant was still resisting the unionization of any of its workers.

Last week, Hillary was wearing a different hat. She stood in solidarity with the elderly Teamsters as Local 237 president Carl Haynes greeted her warmly, endorsed her, and then left early on what other union officials described as "AFL-CIO business."

But the AFL-CIO was thinking of other business only a few months earlier when the union's leaders, including its chief, John Sweeney, marched specifically against Wal-Mart's oppression of its meat-market workers. According to a Web site run by activists at the AFL-CIO affiliate United Food and Commercial Workers, Wal-Mart "has profited by pushing its workers to the bottom of the wage scale." The union points out that hourly wages "average $2 to $3 per hour less than at unionized supermarkets." More grave for workers everywhere in the United States are these figures spouted by union activists: Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the country, "yet fewer than 40 percent of its workers are covered by the company's health plan."

The union notes that Wal-Mart's "hometown" judge in Arkansas issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against the UFCW, barring anyone associated with the union from entering Wal-Mart facilities to educate workers about their legal rights in the workplace. The union, however, successfully appealed the order—noting that the judge holds more than $500,000 in Wal-Mart stock. The case remains in litigation.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart's first lady, who also benefited from Wal-Mart stock, solicits support from union workers.

Which makes her words to the elderly Teamsters last week especially poignant: "You can count on me to stand up for the right to collectively bargain!"

Right on, sister!





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49 posted on 10/24/2003 8:20:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: libertyisnotfree
Most of the illegals were from Eastern Europe yet she grandstands in Mexico. Nope. No agenda there!
50 posted on 10/24/2003 8:21:10 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (Hillary's book tour was a thermometer in the behinds of the Dim sheeple for a 2004 run.)
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