Skip to comments.Craig pushes immigration reform (craig does not learn)
Posted on 08/13/2007 10:52:27 AM PDT by bilhosty
Craig pushes immigration reform Senator predicts millions will lose jobs after Social Security crackdown. By Dan Popkey - email@example.com Edition Date: 08/10/07 Pressure to pass immigration reform will intensify as millions of undocumented workers lose jobs as a result of a crackdown by the Social Security Administration, Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, said Thursday. "What will happen over the course of the next two months is several million workers will be laid off or fired and there is no one to take their place," Craig told the Boise Rotary Club.
(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatesman.com ...
US Senator Larry Craig (R) told the Idaho Statesman he will decide by mid-September whether he will retire next year or seek another term. Craig has sounded like a possible retiree.... a "Draft Craig" group encouraging people to write the Senator and urge him to run for re-elction. Those who know Craig say they believe the postcards could help tip the balance in favor of running again.
Send him your card urging the jerk to retire.
Let’s just hope that he and his thoughts are confined to the audience at the Boise Rotary Club. But as far as the rest of the country, Congress heard us last month!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I don’t get this. Yes, it’s possible that a number of illegal workers will lose their jobs and have to be replaced. But they were illegal in the first place.
American business can and will adapt to the short-term problems of hiring and training new workers. To say that this is bad news because it inconveniences business and illegal workers boggles the mind.
The politicians in Washington don’t bat an eye at the myriad government regulations they create that cause headaches for business owners. Why are they oh so concerned that they won’t be able to hire new legal workers?????
Donât for get to send him a note. I just emailed him as follows(no I am not one of his constituents bu that does not make a difference. “I read where post card might cause you to reconsider retirement. Please retire since you are still trying to bring in 60,000,000 Mexicans and provide a path to citizenship for them. We do not need any more Republican Senators trying to destroy this country. You are not needed. Also they will surely catch you buggering somebody in a railroad train station which will cause no end of embarrassment to the party and to you so that is another reason why you should retire.”
Dear Senator Craig:
That's sorta the point, you jackass!
Someone needs to melt his phone again.
The only way I would support drafting Craig is if it included boot camp and a trip to Iraq.
Let’s get these people registered. When registered, make it so they can NEVER vote in any election until they leave the country and come through the LEGAL way. If they just want to work her, fine, but register them in a database to NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE.
If they are registered, and they stay, they must sign on for health care if they get hired by anybody.
Illegal alien criminals and gang members — deport them by ship to Vera Cruz just like Ike did in 1958.
For the ones that DON’T register — $10,000 fine for any employer who hires them. For landlords, heavy fines also to rent to NON-REGISTERED illegal (but not criminal) aliens.
No doubt Bush & Co will now be handling illegal enforcement and border security in the way most painful to Americans in an effort to drive their greater goal of amnesty.
Bring it on!
I will not support Larry Craig’s reelection.
I also will not support his suggested replacement, Lt. Governor Jim Risch, because Risch is using his political capital to promote the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, for President.
More calls, faxes, e-mails, and mailings.
When Chertoff began making noises about enforcing the law, I predicted that this would be the result. My guess is that laws are being selectively enforced.
It was a ploy.
If these fools want more workers, and the American public can’t supply them then we should raise the number of LEGAL immigrants, bring in a variety of people from different countries and cultures and STOP pandering to Mexico.
We owe Mexico nothing - NADA!! We even PAID them for the territory we took in the Mexican War!!!
This is where Craig is a DISSEMBLER.
CURRENT LAW DOES PROVIDE FOR SEASONAL WORKERS!!! Sugar Can growers had it for DECADES.
Firing illegals and having LEGAL migrant workers is presently the law.
Also are not much of the potato farms automated now?
This is like trying to say we need illegals to harvest wheat by hand and deny the existence of harvester combines.
This is just manure to try and “punish” the public.
Colin Powel made a similar threat when the Greek Cypriots rejected the Kofi anan UN reunification plan. Powel said he would make the greeks pay and he did the day after the election and just before he resigned.
The new talking points.....”There will be a devastating labor shortage....we’ll all be killed!”
Once you register them anywhere, anyway they become legal.
At our place of business the company passes out "Husky Health care" pamphlets to let the state pay for their health care. They are underpaid to the point that they all qualify for full health care by the state.
“It was a ploy.”
The biggest scam part is that they won’t go after any company with 10 or less employees which is the majority.
The biggest % of the illegals are working for cash and aren’t being reported through the tax system and totally wind up exempt from their so called enforcement.
They're going to locate and then either lay off or fire 2 million illegal aliens in the next two months? Craig is full of it.
This is his DC office:
US Senator Larry Craig
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-1203
tel: 202-224-2752 fax: 202-228-1067
This is one of his SIX Idaho offices. Yes, SIX!!
US Senator Larry Craig
225 North 9th Street, Suite 530
Boise, Idaho 83702
tel: 208-342-7985 fax: 208-343-2458
His website comment form is here:
Here’s what I just sent:
On your AgJobs idea: The American people are willing to put up with some disruption in the labor market and are amazingly adaptable as well. What we won’t put up with is a government that refuses to do its job of enforcing our borders and tolerates 12 million illegals in the country now.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the American people sent a clear message when they melted your phones during the last two rounds of this nonsense: ENFORCEMENT FIRST!
I will say this. A crackdown and booting the illegals IS going to create a demographic crisis and a shortfall in Soc. Security funding of enormous proportions.
And before you leap to your feet and exclaim that the solution is increased legal immigration, make sure you have an explanation for 2 things in hand:
1) How will you get democrats to approve an influx of higher skilled immigrants from Europe who will be affluent and vote GOP? and
2) How will you fund the bidding war that will unfold IMMEDIATELY when the new immigrant country of origin offers incentives to keep skilled workers. And if they are unskilled who will take the jobs vacated by booted illegals, who is going to pay for their plane ticket?
I am so tired of sending emails to Craig. Retire already, Craig!
Boo-hoo. Cut your own lawn and raise your kids like a father should, Craig. Better quit your Job. You have work to do at home and your family needs you.
Alot of prominent "True conservative" politicians are.
Look at South Carolina where freepers trash Lindsey Graham but hail Jim DeMint (whose voting record is not much different) as an outstanding conservative icon. Guess who DeMint is cheerleading for President? It ain't guys like Hunter or Tancredo. It's this certain fellow from Ted Kennedy's state.
And even DeMint's endorsement is a step up from the other "true conservative" they wanted to challenge Lindsey, coke-snorting Rudybot Tom Ravenel. (which sort of makes sense, you'd have to be on drugs to think Rudy represents South Carolina "values")
Poor leadership is killing us. This is just one more example.
And if “our” politicians are not called to account, it will continue.
Don't complain about the illegals if you don't make the call to report them.
Don’t look now, boys and girls, but they’re going to attempt to push amnesty through piecemeal starting after labor day. Roll up your sleaves for another fight!
Boggles the mind that "conservatives" like Craig and Lindsey Graham can be so deluded that they think giving away America to Mexico is a good idea.
You are not really insinuating that illegals pay substantial amounts into SS are you. The little we will lose on SS will be readily made up for with decrease in crime and social services.
Those immigrants only “do the jobs we aren’t willing to do” because they can’t get welfare. If we want to replace those workers with our own, we will have to severely limit welfare as well. If we magically ended welfare next month, there would be plenty of people suddenly interested in those jobs.
Since 40% of their workers had bogus SSNs, it appears to be pretty safe to assume that this company did very little to ensure that it was hiring legal workers.
The good news is that even with little effort to hire legal workers, it looks as if 60% were legal.
They may have to raise wages to attract more legal workers. They may have to make an effort to legally bring migrant workers into the country on a temporary basis using the plans that are currently in place.
These companies should have been working harder and harder to hire legal workers rather than trying to illegally keep hiring workers cheaply. If they lose crops because they refused to make an effort to hire legal workers, that is their own fault.
I don't want to see our agriculture industry upended and see food prices skyrocket. However, I've seen little to convince me that will happen. Food prices are likely to go up, because agriculture companies are going to have to pay more to attract more legal workers, but I don't think the industry is going to collapse under the burden of following the law.
Forget the DemoRats “allowing” in more Europeans- we can do better than that.
The Christians in EU (not all EU members but most...) need a host country to facilitate them having a status as refugees from religios persecution.
If any US states would set up the incursion of European religious persecution refugess, the shame to DemoRats would be .... deafening. The benefits to the Conservative cause would be obvious.
Craig is a liar.
Sweat shop factory owners (and their paid political whores) cried the same tears about the end of child labor.
Graham, Craig, and any other Republican who supports illegal immigration need to be shown the door.
Good. That means the politicians will have to address the issue rather than kicking the can down the road again.