Skip to comments.The Immigration Problem (Rush Limbaugh)
Posted on 01/31/2005 6:15:41 PM PST by Klickitat
Ping - again!
Uh Rush, that is what the guest worker program is all about. People who want to work and legally.
Sure took Rush enough time to figure this out..this hasn't always been his position. Wonder who opened his eyes?
His eyes still aren't open. I heard that show (at least as much as I could stand without gagging). Rush doesn't know the difference between guest worker programs and permanent immigration.
They're both legal, but that's the only thing they have in common.
In his early days, Rush used to do research on issues before he blathered on. These days, he seems to see no need to know what he's talking about.
I'm glad Rush is talking about the issue. Maybe it will wake up more people.
'Bout damned time, too.
Oh what the heck! Let's see what the supposedly "xenophobic, racist, Buchananites" have to say. Personally I feel these people are far more tolerent in their basic natures than those who keep casting those aspersions on them.
You have to think that old Rushbo has a pretty good finger on the pulse of the nation.
Between the calls and emails he gets he must have a good feeling for reality in America.
That he characterizes the problem as one that is "seething" below the surface is very accurate. Americans are getting downright pissed over the inaction of their elected representatives.
Sooner or later the illegal Mexicans here are going to be returned to Mexico. The government can do their duty, or the people will through re inventing government in a way that does the will of the people. But between now and the next Presidential election this is coming to a head.
Here in Colorado you will see a ballot initiative that will build on Arizona's Prop 200. I am sure other states will have similar initiatives.
Bush is obtuse and as out of touch to this issue as his daddy was over taxes.
CALLER: Oh, no. I would love it if they were brought in legally.
RUSH: That's all I'm saying.
Add Virginia to the list. They have several new bills pending that mirror Prop 200 here in Arizona.
What's more amazing is how you continue to get away with being obnoxious without "being pulled". But I forget: you deem yourself some sort of priveleged Republican royalty. Spare me, sire - I know not whom I challenge. NOT!
Seriously, who made you the arbiter of what's acceptable here? Where do you get off on dictating what we can or can not look at? Bite it; Trust-funder - I and my fellow commoners are here for good. We, unlike you, have absolutely nothing to lose. Thanks for being inclusive.
Thats all most of us are saying, as well - seal the border & let your cheap labor apply for the 'jobs Americans won't do' from their home country.
But I don't think thats what YOU want.
Virginia Legislative Details:
Senate Bill 1143 by Senator Emmett Hanger. This legislation is designed to make it more difficult for terrorists to operate in the state and for illegal aliens to obtain services and benefits funded by taxpayers. If passed, it would: (a) prohibit public agencies at the state and local level from granting certain benefits and services to persons who cannot prove legal presence in the state of Virginia; (b) prohibit the acceptance of personal identification documents issued by foreign governments (e.g., Matricula Consular); (c) prohibit the acceptance for identification purposes of driver's licenses and IDs issued by states that grant them to illegal aliens; and (d) allow citizens standing to seek redress where public agencies fail to comply with this law.
House Bill 1798 by Delegate David Albo. This is companion legislation to SB 1143. (See description above.)
House Bill 2908 by Delegate Thomas Gear. HB 2908 would prohibit state and local governments from awarding publicly-funded service contracts to firms that hire illegal aliens. Other patrons (cosponsors) include Dels. Janis and Reid. [I really like this one.]
House Bill 2910 by Delegate Thomas Gear. HB 2910 would prohibit enrollment of illegal aliens in our state-funded universities. Co-Patrons (cosponsors) include Dels. Albo, Byron, Carrico, Cole, Cosgrove, Griffith, Hogan, Janis, Jones (of Suffolk), Landes, Marshall (of Manassas), Sherwood and Weatherholtz.
And your page is a simulation based on another simulation, chock full of borrowed historical comments. Are you a real person or a simulation of one?
Now I'm sorry I wasted valuable lifetime addressing a mere Democrat computer program. Thanks anyway. The sword gains sharpness.
I think Rush has hit the nail on the head. He has described my sentiments exactly, as well as those of many of my friends. The GOP had better wake up before it allows a sly interloper to steal this slam-dunk winning issue from its grasp...
If you don't like it don't come and post here.
Don't expect any of that to change with a guest worker program.
Not me, I live in Texas. I loves dem cheap exotic foods from California. Avocados, artichokes, grapes, wines, oranges, cantaloupes, dates...even lettuce and tomatoes.
What do I care if California schools, hospitals, and parks are suffering? Ain't my case that them Californians are paying the highest taxes in the world. So what if they are paying more for shacks than the rest of the country pays for mansions? Their gang problems, drug problems, diseases, litter, weeds, congestion don't make me no nevermind.
I figure they must like it or else they would accept the offer of the Bush administration to train their state and local police to enforce the immigration laws. Bet it wouldn't take them one month to bust all the employers of illegals in the valley. Maybe a week per zip code in Los Angles.
But if they don't care why should I. Send me more cheap food California. And thanks for driving all the companies out with your high taxes. They really pay good for our real estate in Texas.(think its cheap, yuk yuk) And just let us know if you need any electricity.
Thanks for posting this, BTW!
I find it odd, also. I even let moderators know about a duplicate thread but nothing was done about it.
We'll keep that in mind next time Texas has its hand out.
There has been no duplicate on this piece by Rush.
This is a real dilemna for the Rush/Bush bots. The other day Rush actually expresed concern for workers who are seeing their wages eroded by mega-immigration. Rush is a smart guy, I'm glad he finally made a stand.
Don't ask the rest of the country to pay higher taxes for more guards and fences as long as y'all keep paying them to come in.
Rush is quite behind on this, but, hey, better late than never.
The now attitude regarding socialism is "aint nuttin wrong with socialism"!
I was not talking about this thread.
The original post you agreed with: "Isn't it amazing how many times this has been posted in the last 6 hours and yet it appears none of the threads have been pulled."
Maybe you're just upset about the subject matter.
No need to freak out about it.
The real problem is that most of our politicians and media talking heads don't have a clue.
We don't need "immigration reform" in the slightest. Our current laws work quite well with people who follow the rules we set for immigration. A prospective legal immigrant goes through a thorough background check to prove they are of good character, a full physical exam to prove they are not a health hazard, demonstrates some sort of needed skill and/or means of support, and has a sponsor who is responsible for keeping that person from becoming a burden on the rest of society. Illegal aliens just jump the fence -- with none of the above conditions met. The best they deserve is a polite but firm deportation.
What we really need is border security reform and interior enforcement reform -- and I use the term reform very loosely. Again, we have many existing laws more than adequate for the purpose. All we lack is politicians and bureaucrats with sufficient gonads to enforce existing law.
Let's say Jose has been caught crossing by the Border Patrol for the second time. The first time was a misdemeanor freebie; the second time was a felony. What if the we applied the felony rules? Jose is suddenly dirt cheap prison labor, working on public works projects of our choice for a minimum of a year -- followed by instant deportation. The third time, if he's way stupid? That's an aggravated offense and he ends up dressed in orange for a long time, doing jobs that Americans really, really, really don't want to do.
Or let's say a local company (Legree Industies, Inc.) gets caught with a bunch of illegals off the books. In this case, our immigration laws are just icing on the cake. RICO could also apply; unfair labor practices could generate huge civil suits; and tax evasion would result in all of the shuddering horrors that the IRS can bring to bear. It was no accident that the AgJobs bill contains a sweeping amnesty for employers.
Unless and until our pissant political parasites can demonstrate a sustained and successful record of border security and interior enforcement, they have no business even considering things like immigration reform or guest worker programs.
Not that I have much hope. Just about every politician out there would pimp out his gray-haired granny's fanny on a street corner if it meant a hat full of votes or a fist full of campaign cash.
Good idea. And if you moved out here maybe you could be famous as the first prosecutee. Nothing like a perp walk on prime time to wake up the scofflaw employer-felons.
I learn your mayor don't like y'all, your sheriff don't like y'all, the CBP don't like y'all, and now 44% of your people in your county want to give illegals free welfare.
Haven't you told them all the things you told us? The litter and cut fences, and frightened barnyard animals, and other horrors?
It's OK to agree with Buchanan on some issues and not others. He's a very intelligent and practical guy. Americans should be paid as much as it takes to do the work that is to be done. We don't need to bring in slave labor to do our dirty work. We just need to be paid what it's worth. To argue otherwise is anti-capitalist. People would come here by the millions, some to work for free, if we just would let them all in. Where does that end? Answer: it doesn't. Let's stop what we've started and put Americans back to work -- before it's too late.
Makes sense to me. You don't mind making them legal do you?
Hey I'm just glad to hear Rush even say the words illegal immigrant.
I've thoroughly enjoyed watching the bots squirm as Rush holds the stinky immigration diaper in their faces.
Bite wind, chucklehead.
The mayor of the town of Douglas doesn't like us; I consider that a complement. You would, too, if you had read the other material on his "family connections".
You evidently misread or only partially read Sheriff Larry Dever's remarks. At a guess you just went with the partial soundbite on Scarborough's show.
The new head of the Tucson sector of CBP really doesn't like us because he knows we're going to make him look stupid. I personally plan to yank his chain with a vengeance. The working agents who do their job have no problem with us.
As for the vote numbers, the towns of Douglas and Naco profit from smuggling and Bisbee is Haight-Ashbury East. A lot of people here held their noses and voted for Shrubya just because Ketchup Boy was a worse choice. A lot of others, like me, left the north end of their ballots unmarked.
I did not vote for Bush, McCain, or Kolbe. All three were openly on record as being against my best interests.
The Texas border region is getting billions of dollars of federal money --- but you don't want California to have any? The border counties of Texas would collapse if it wasn't for all the federal grants and bailouts to the schools, clinics, hospitals etc. Imagine what would happen to Texas if Medicaid and federal grants for indigent care were even just cut in half. 80% of the public school children in a big city like Houston are on the free breakfast and lunch program --- and that's not right on the border.
Sometimes when your nextdoor neighbors let their house go to pot ---their toilets are plugged up and overflowing, there is filth and garbage everwhere, they have no food in their pantry --- they would like to just move into your house. The best thing you can do is offer some tough love, send them home --- and they might even get to work on improving their place once they realize they have to live in it.
I noticed as well. :-)
When they took over California, I did not speak up because I was not in California;
When they took over Texas, I did not speak up because I was not in Texas...
I will be there April 1 !
Yep. But I doubt that that character would worry if Texas was taken over.