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Colin Powell: Illegal Immigrants Fix My House
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 19, 2010

Posted on 09/20/2010 3:08:46 PM PDT by Justaham

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

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

Powell did not say whether he's hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; apologist; colinpowell; obama; treason
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1 posted on 09/20/2010 3:08:48 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Liz; AuntB

Sickening PING


2 posted on 09/20/2010 3:10:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Justaham

Too bad they can’t fix your brain, you Affirmative Action Poster.


3 posted on 09/20/2010 3:11:42 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Justaham
How could he tell?

ML/NJ

4 posted on 09/20/2010 3:11:59 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Justaham

Shut yer piehole, Powell. We got find some way to get these invaders back to Mexico where they belong. Lies! you bastards all always spouting lies, 24/7. Bring back jobs from China, Kill NAFTA. Thats the only way to bring back Americas prosperity.

Oh, wait I forgot you are part of those America-hating idiots that love the idea of the UN taking over with a NWO. Nevermind.


5 posted on 09/20/2010 3:12:09 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Justaham

If the Illegals are no longer illegal, who will fix Colin’s house?


6 posted on 09/20/2010 3:13:57 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Justaham

He’s not a moderate Republican . . . he’s a RINO! . . . he already admitted he is a racist by having voted for Nobama, an illegal alien and a traitor . . . Only Nobama has risen higher in affirmative action!


7 posted on 09/20/2010 3:15:16 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Justaham

I live in a small city, over 200,000, in the Northwest. Those jobs that American will not do like cut grass and fix plumbing they do.


8 posted on 09/20/2010 3:16:08 PM PDT by wmap
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To: Justaham

even if we gave ‘em amesty he just would stiff the new wave of illegal immgrants to take their place, its not like he cant afford to pay legal workers on his six figure income now.


9 posted on 09/20/2010 3:16:33 PM PDT by seastay
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To: Justaham

You would think with his career he could have afforded a way better house? Yes I know maybe he is updating it, but just sayin’


10 posted on 09/20/2010 3:17:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! :^)))
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To: ml/nj
How could he tell?

He MUST be profiling.

11 posted on 09/20/2010 3:19:02 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Justaham

Another example of why Americans are out of work and can’t find any.


12 posted on 09/20/2010 3:19:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Justaham

What a dirt bag!


13 posted on 09/20/2010 3:19:56 PM PDT by skookum55 (Born American with the guarantee of a republic; destined to die a dhimmi on Obama's path to sharia.)
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To: Justaham

> a moderate Republican

As an aside, I never see the state run media talk about “moderate” democRATs.

From their perspective, Republicanism is extreme and requires moderation.

Sort of like Islam.


14 posted on 09/20/2010 3:21:02 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Justaham

Colon Bowell passes hot air again.


15 posted on 09/20/2010 3:21:06 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: Loyal Buckeye

> who will fix Colin’s house?

Maybe he can do what I do.

Fix it myself.

And I’m older than he is.


16 posted on 09/20/2010 3:22:42 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

And why isn’t he arrested? We just had several employers in San Antonio TX arrested for giving jobs to illegals (23 of whom were deported). Powell should be doing time along with the lawbreakers he employs.


17 posted on 09/20/2010 3:23:55 PM PDT by No Apologies in Texas
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To: Justaham

ANYBODY could beat Saddam Hussein with 550,000 American troops.


18 posted on 09/20/2010 3:24:44 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ml/nj

They spoke Swedish?

I’m pretty sure he could afford to pay Americans.


19 posted on 09/20/2010 3:26:37 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Westbrook; Loyal Buckeye

Just doing jobs former 4-star generalz won’t do.


20 posted on 09/20/2010 3:26:46 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Justaham
It used to be that hiring illegal nannies got you disqualified from high office. I guess not anymore.

-PJ

21 posted on 09/20/2010 3:27:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair
He MUST be profiling.

No, really. Every week a bunch of dark, poorly shaven guys show up and take care of my lawn. But I don't know anything about them. If I ever have a question there's always at least one one who speaks some English. I don't ask for a Green Card. I don't know that any of them are anything other than guys trying to make it here.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 09/20/2010 3:27:46 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Justaham
Somebody should tell Powell that hiring illegal workers to fix his house is the same thing as cheating Americans out of the income and payroll taxes those wages would have garnered, let alone the jobs themselves.

And, if Powell used illegal workers, did he bypass any permitting and inspection requirements, too?

-PJ

23 posted on 09/20/2010 3:29:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Justaham

Oh, I get it..bunch of words to simply say “aiding and abetting”. Gotcha, (token) General.


24 posted on 09/20/2010 3:34:21 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Justaham
We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

They already have a status - it's called ILLEGAL ALIEN!

25 posted on 09/20/2010 3:34:44 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Justaham
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that - because they fix his house for less than a contractor who hired legal Americans who have to charge.

Fixed that.

26 posted on 09/20/2010 3:35:28 PM PDT by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: Justaham

They ain’t all over my house and never will be.


27 posted on 09/20/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Justaham
Illegal Immigrants Fix My House

So did Powell have Obama over to fix his curtains?


OR maybe to paint?

28 posted on 09/20/2010 3:37:20 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” ~ Ronald Reagan)
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To: Justaham

“They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house.”

It’s hard to say, being as I have such a huge cadre of servants around. I mean, doesn’t everybody?? [Elitist sarcsam.]


29 posted on 09/20/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Justaham

Thanks a bunch General. My husband is a carpentry contractor and he fixes houses too. He carries liability insurance, pays for a state license and pays worker’s comp insurance in addition to other benefits for his employees.

Guess what Colin, we still carry the liability insurance and the state license but there is almost no work for our very small business because we cannot compete with bids from employers who use illegals. We no longer have any employees.


30 posted on 09/20/2010 3:39:56 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Justaham

Anyone that votes for a Democrat President is a Democrat.


31 posted on 09/20/2010 3:41:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Justaham
NO BOY POWELL!!!!

They are not at my house! I can put on a roof, cut my lawn, trim privet bushes, shovel snow, plant jap maples (Acer Acontifoleium) and I'm licensed to legally embalm human remains in the State of New York.

kiss my ass

32 posted on 09/20/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: Justaham
In my normal profession, none of my customers are expanding networks or installing new servers. They are getting by with old equipment until the economy improves. I spent today cutting down pecan trees to earn enough money to buy some groceries and keep the electric on.

I'd gladly do his house repairs, so I can make enough to meet my bills.

I speak standard american english, come with references, and have held a DOD security clearance. And I won't charge an arm and a leg. I'll work cheap.

/johnny

33 posted on 09/20/2010 3:48:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Justaham

Sounds like he is racial profiling here.


34 posted on 09/20/2010 3:49:48 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Justaham

I suppose if they are subcontracted, Powell is a degree removed from any criminality? Hmmm?
What if his contractor bought a slave and came over to Powell’s house? And Powell knew.
Guilty knowledge.


35 posted on 09/20/2010 3:52:57 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Justaham

He and Mitt Romney can form the perfect, RINO Presidential ticket and, also, talk about illegal immigrants working for each of them.


36 posted on 09/20/2010 3:56:08 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Conspiracy to defraud?


37 posted on 09/20/2010 3:56:32 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: shadowcat
I can put on a roof, cut my lawn, trim privet bushes, shovel snow, plant jap maples (Acer Acontifoleium) and I'm licensed to legally embalm human remains in the State of New York.

Are you available -- or married? ;)

38 posted on 09/20/2010 3:56:46 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Jean S
Thanks a bunch General. My husband is a carpentry contractor and he fixes houses too. He carries liability insurance, pays for a state license and pays worker’s comp insurance in addition to other benefits for his employees. Guess what Colin, we still carry the liability insurance and the state license but there is almost no work for our very small business because we cannot compete with bids from employers who use illegals. We no longer have any employees.

This bears repeating. If you hire contractors that use illegals, you are usually getting half-a$$ed work done on your house and you are putting a professional craftsman out of business. Folks that try to rationalize it by saying "everyone does it" or "you can't find Americans willing to do it" are being intellectually dishonest or are kidding themselves.
39 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:25 PM PDT by JayNorth
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Semi-Retired and still licensed with the embalming part..(family business, started when I was 9)
I knew the truth would draw attention. So much for truth from the beltway worthless.

not married


40 posted on 09/20/2010 4:02:23 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I’m very expensive


41 posted on 09/20/2010 4:03:38 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: JayNorth
"you can't find Americans willing to do it"

My husband went to university for 3 years, his major was journalism. He interned for what was the Milwaukee Journal at the time, he hated the liberal slant of the paper and went to trade school instead. He has since taught many young men how to be excellent carpenters. Now, we can't afford to pay any employees and have gone from building 7-8 houses a year to building none. We do sheds, decks, siding, roofing, any work we can get. We used to run two crews of carpenters. Colin really pissed me off here.

42 posted on 09/20/2010 4:09:55 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Justaham

Colin Powell...what a freakin’ disappointment.
Voted for the current Failure-In-Chief.
And still making public apologies for Obama’s incapacities.


43 posted on 09/20/2010 4:13:01 PM PDT by VOA
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To: laweeks

Powell is very much like Arlen Spector—a Republican of convenience An opportunity for advancement presented itself and he just took advantage of the chance to climb the golden stairway of power and status. Washington is swarming with people like this.


44 posted on 09/20/2010 4:14:16 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Powell is just another Affirmative Action beneficiary who has shown his ineptness and lack of conservative principles evry time he opens his mouth without a prepared speech in front of him.

His 5 minutes were up 9 years ago.


45 posted on 09/20/2010 4:17:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: Justaham

Did he pay them as much as an American?


46 posted on 09/20/2010 4:21:07 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: shadowcat
I’m very expensive

Me too! :D

47 posted on 09/20/2010 4:27:25 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Loyal Buckeye
“If the Illegals are no longer illegal, who will fix Colin’s house?”

If the illegals already here are legalized, then they will be followed by many millions more expecting the same deal. Colin & his ilk will encourage this to keep his repair costs down & his lawn mowed. What he doesn't seem to realize is that the money he saves in yard labor is much less than the price he pays for unrestricted illegal immigration.

Conceivably, a huge majority of Mexico, Nicaragua, & El Salvador could decide to head North. Mexicans have even more incentive now to flee North with their country in near civil war. There is little to stop them & amnesty waiting to welcome them, along with free medical, schools, housing, food stamps, & a host of other freebie's.

Frankly, I am surprised there aren't 100,000 a day entering the USA illegally. I guess we have the smugglers to thank for that, as THEY control the border. But if it is not happening now, it soon will.

48 posted on 09/20/2010 4:28:43 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Justaham

I simply don’t get it. Why do people like Powell slam the right for being “anti-immigrant”? We aren’t against immigration. For God’s sake, we are against ILLEGAL immigration. It makes us sound like we are a bunch of racist bigots because we want people to follow the laws of our land. I mean, when my ancestors came from Germany, they went through hell to get here and they followed the law. They had to go through customs and immigration and all of that; they had to wait in line at Ellis Island with thousands of other people. That is a story of sacrifice for a better life. They risked EVERYTHING they had to come to America.

However, somebody sneaking across the border and stealing someone’s social security number—not so much heroic as it is selfish. And that’s not racist—it’s just the truth.


49 posted on 09/20/2010 4:39:30 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (Ancient Chinese Curse: "May you live in interesting times....and may you always get what you want.")
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To: Justaham

Golly gee. Mr. Powell should be arrested and charged with hiring illegal aliens if he admits to knowing about it all along.


50 posted on 09/20/2010 5:03:27 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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