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Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs(How would he know that?)
Google ^ | 9/19/10 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/19/2010 11:31:44 AM PDT by mdittmar

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and that he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

A moderate Republican, Powell urged his party on Sunday to support immigration generally because those who come from abroad are, in his words, "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.

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Does he ask them if they are illegal or is he assuming based on something?
1 posted on 09/19/2010 11:31:46 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Powell admitts breaking U.S. LAW. With this confession , in public no less, arrest him.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 11:33:51 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: mdittmar

Respect is earned and this guy has had everything given to him by skin color,so what are a couple brown people to him?


3 posted on 09/19/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: mdittmar

Can’t the RINO Party disavow him now?


4 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

“because they fix his house”

Wait until he comes home and finds everything gone.....


5 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:15 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: mdittmar

And why should we all be subsidizing the work done on Powell’s house? Has he noticed the current unemployment rate? And that among unskilled black men?


6 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mdittmar

Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.

-cheaply.


7 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:48 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: mdittmar
I don't think cruising the Home Depot parking lot looking for little "brown people" just standing around could be considered "racial profiling", could it? LOL!!!

You tell 'em General! LOL!

8 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: mdittmar

General Powell....what would happen to the unemployment rate of your black brothers and sisters if illegals were to suddenly disappear from our shores????


9 posted on 09/19/2010 11:35:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: mdittmar

Isn’t knowingly hiring illegals illegal?


10 posted on 09/19/2010 11:35:24 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: mdittmar
...Powell said a path to legal status should be offered...

There already is a path, Colon.

11 posted on 09/19/2010 11:35:27 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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"Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants"

There already IS a path for the criminal invaders; back to their country of origin via deportation, then enter the line of those who are awaiting U.S. Citizenship LEGALLY

This is common Liberal-speak for AMNESTY for the law-breakers who are then parasites on the taxpayers, and beholden to Progressives who allow them to break the law, and reward them with handouts.

SAME STORY AS ANCHOR BABIES, WHERE A CRIMINAL INVADER DROPS A CHILD, AND THAT CHILD SOMEHOW IS AN AUTOMATIC U.S. CITIZEN, ENTITLED TO BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY THEN INTO THIS COUNTRY BY APPLYING THE BLEEDING-HEART-MENTALITY OF "we can't break up a family".

12 posted on 09/19/2010 11:37:04 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: mdittmar

Endorsing obama doesn’t make Powell a moderate republican. It makes him a fellow Marxist.


13 posted on 09/19/2010 11:37:14 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: mdittmar
My goodness, the MSM keeps finding so many "Moderate Republicans" these days, I've decided they need their own logo:


14 posted on 09/19/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I can see November from my window...)
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LOL! Very good!


15 posted on 09/19/2010 11:42:51 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mdittmar

the old dimmie myth
the jobs American “won’t take”
what steaming pile of dung


16 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:16 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: frankenMonkey

Nailed it. Good work.


17 posted on 09/19/2010 11:43:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: mdittmar
And charges will be presented by Holder after this public admission of a crime being committed...when?
18 posted on 09/19/2010 11:44:59 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mdittmar

Of all those who put their lives on the line on Powell’s orders, how many of those 7.1% of Unemployed Gulf War Veterans could use the work right now?

Of the 17.3%+ U3 unemployment for African-American males in this country, how many of them would gladly take work on fixing the home of the cultural African-American icon Colin Powell?

Stats from August release from BLS:
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf


19 posted on 09/19/2010 11:45:45 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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Is he saying that there were no unemployed Black Americans who could have done the same job?


20 posted on 09/19/2010 11:47:22 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: mdittmar

Illegals are not required to be incorporated and pay all the associated fees (taxes) for the privilege. Illegals have no mandated insurance or unemployment compensation or “required” health care. This is why the American guy in the yellow pages running Handyman Services Inc charges you $50-75 just to come out, plus $50-60 per hour once he’s there. But, once you make the illegals legal, they must become employees of Handyman Services Inc and it is no longer possible to fix any problem at your house for under $200. Meanwhile, illegals, so I’m told, charge anywhere from $5/hr to $15/hour with no transportation fee.

So, Mr. Powell, stop the government from strangling small business with fees (taxes) and mandates and get rid of the minimum wage law and you’ll be able to fix your house just fine without resorting to illegals. Meanwhile, Mr. Powell, your poorly thought through and ill-informed position makes me sorry I ever wanted you to run for president. Please crawl back in your frickin’ hole and leave the American scene alone at last.


21 posted on 09/19/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs

What's he doing hiring illegal immigrants?
Was he too lazy or cheap to get someone to do the work by opening up the yellow pages?

Apparently he solicits wandering handymen at street corners.
"Hey man, know how to do wiring?"

22 posted on 09/19/2010 11:49:04 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs
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Of course he pulled all the necessary permits and they were licensed and insured illegal immigrants..../s


23 posted on 09/19/2010 11:52:23 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: mdittmar

Shut up Powell you frikkin’ idiot.


24 posted on 09/19/2010 11:52:51 AM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.

Hey General, when you were in the military, if you performed an illegal act, wouldn't you be court martialed, dishonorably discharged, and maybe even shot?

Powell belongs in a cell for the insane.

25 posted on 09/19/2010 11:53:06 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: mdittmar

Two centuries ago, Powell would have been a black slave owner.


26 posted on 09/19/2010 11:56:06 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done. -cheaply.

Americans work just as cheap. I hired unemployed Americans to add a room to my house. They did a fantastic job, and I paid them what they asked for. These same guys did other work for me, as well. Americans will do what they can to feed their families.

27 posted on 09/19/2010 11:56:40 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: DPMD

Powell is not a Republican. Rather, he is a shameless opportunist: He will align himself with whomever and whatever will give him something.


28 posted on 09/19/2010 11:57:50 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: mdittmar

Having electrical, plumbing and other structural work performed by illegals is asking for trouble.

They are not licensed, bonded or available when the house burns or collapses.

Sad thing, many unqualified workers are hired by construction companies in mass produced, planned community developments where the flaws don’t show up until just after the warranties expire. Construction supervisors are not always bi-lingual.


29 posted on 09/19/2010 12:00:18 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: mdittmar

What... a.... jerk.


30 posted on 09/19/2010 12:01:48 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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Two centuries ago, Powell would have been a black slave owner.

*******

Yes, and identified himself as “Creole”.


31 posted on 09/19/2010 12:04:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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Does he ask them if they are illegal or is he assuming based on something?

My first thoughts also. I guess if a liberal (which Powell most certainly is) asks the resident status of a Mexican or other dark-skinned immigrant that's acceptible. But if law-enforcement asks that would be profiling.

I used to respect Powell. But that was before he revealed himself to be the liberal he obviously is.

32 posted on 09/19/2010 12:09:08 PM PDT by South40 (Filled with hatred for those that disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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Americans work just as cheap. I hired unemployed Americans to add a room to my house. They did a fantastic job, and I paid them what they asked for. These same guys did other work for me, as well. Americans will do what they can to feed their families.

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We went to a new restaurant that just opened. Family staffed, family financed and family owned. The prices were about 15% - 20% lower than comparable entrees in the area. I was cringing about what would come out. When it arrived, the food was fresh, well prepared and ample servings.

I hope they make it. It is modest in scale, but impressive example of bootstrapping in these times.


33 posted on 09/19/2010 12:09:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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We go to great lengths here in San Diego to make sure all the work done on our property is by US Citizens. We have a lot of un/under employed neighbor who have lost work and jobs to illegals who work cheap, don’t pay taxes or SS and rob jobs from them. Just talk to any small contractor or businessman.
We also hire from a local University for help with cleaning, painting and garden clean up.


34 posted on 09/19/2010 12:09:35 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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Hired a LEGAL citizen to do some work for me,price was right,work was good.


35 posted on 09/19/2010 12:10:07 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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"what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

Translation: "what puts extra spending money in my pocket because I don't have to pay a market wage for home repairs."

(Also, usually blood moves in various directions. The only time your lifeblood moves in just one direction is when you're bleeding to death.)

36 posted on 09/19/2010 12:11:30 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but Google will archive it forever.)
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“Having electrical, plumbing and other structural work performed by illegals is asking for trouble.”

30 years ago, a new section of condos was being built in Greenwood Village. Looked like mostly mezicans to me doin’ the work. The place is a joke crooked windows, door frames and jams at whacky angles. These guys didn’t know the meaning of plumb and straight. And forget the old adage, “Measure twice, cut once.”
The construction site was raided, and just about everybody took off. The caught somethin’ like 80 illegals! Building inspectors musta been paid off!


37 posted on 09/19/2010 12:15:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mdittmar
Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.

Hey Powell... I'm a black contractor who's seen his income cut to near poverty levels by the influx of cheap illegal labor.

How 'bout you explain to me how that's a good thing for my family? I've been doing the "work that needs to get done" all my working life.

38 posted on 09/19/2010 12:17:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mdittmar

I agree.


39 posted on 09/19/2010 12:19:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mdittmar

This country needs a good Colinoscopy!


40 posted on 09/19/2010 12:19:24 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / I'm not anti-government, I'm anti-democrat!)
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Gee General, can we all break laws like you do? Can we break any law, or just the illegal immigrant laws?

And since you won’t obey the laws now, why would anyone think that you’d obey them if we made a deal with you and passed an amnesty law.


41 posted on 09/19/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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Does he even realize or care how many legal citizens of the United states he’s making unemployed while doing this? Unemployment in construction is very high.


42 posted on 09/19/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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because they fix and repair Powell's house.

As millions of legal American unemployed construction workers lose their jobs, homes, savings, investments.......

43 posted on 09/19/2010 12:29:53 PM PDT by dragnet2
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because they fix and repair Powell's house.

As millions of legal American unemployed construction workers lose their jobs, homes, savings, investments.......

44 posted on 09/19/2010 12:30:04 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: yldstrk
the old dimmie myth
the jobs American “won’t take”
what steaming pile of dung

It was that line that soured me on W in '06, I suspect I'm not the only one. The MSM lie is that it was Iraq and spending that cost Bush congress. In fact it was "comprehensive immigration reform" that cost him congress which then resulted in ballooning deficits. Having Colin as Sec of State proves that Bush was no conservative.

45 posted on 09/19/2010 12:31:19 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: mdittmar

For years the Democrats called us monsters if we didn’t increase the minimum wage and provide all kinds of expensive OSHA work place safety rules, along with sexual harassment lawsuits etc.

Don’t Colin Powell and the other liberals realize that all those protections are lost for illegals?


46 posted on 09/19/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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Of course not! Law and Order seems to have been created only to control the peasants.


47 posted on 09/19/2010 12:31:43 PM PDT by Deagle
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and that he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

Ahhh....it's good to be the Master and not the slave, huh, Colin? you hypocritical prick

48 posted on 09/19/2010 12:35:11 PM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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Colon is such an ass.

Having the illegals do repair work around his mansion makes him feel like Scarlett O’Hara.


49 posted on 09/19/2010 12:36:04 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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The guy simply has no character! Who can be surprised after this ‘Republican’ voted for a SocialDemorat? By he openly admitting to breaking Federal Law he sneers at the rest of us law aiding citizens.


50 posted on 09/19/2010 12:36:32 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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