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( BRAF ALERT )Imagine a day without a Mexican
CNN ^ | March 2, 2012 | Charles Garcia,

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:17:46 AM PST by moonshinner_09

(CNN) -- One day, California wakes up and every single Latino has inexplicably disappeared. No business owner, doctor, nurse, soldier, teacher, entertainer, athlete or politician can be found. No bus driver, farm worker, cook, gardener or nanny. All gone. California -- the ninth largest economy in the world -- grinds to a halt because Latinos have vanished. Chaos and tragedy follow. This scenario is what Sergio Arau's satiric film, "A Day Without a Mexican," explores.

This modern-day fable provides a cautionary tale on the assumptions we make about the 11 million unauthorized immigrants who live and work in America every day.

An oft-repeated mantra used to malign these "economic refugees" -- a term that more closely defines who they actually are, rather than the inflammatory "illegal immigrant" -- is that they don't pay taxes. They send their kids to our schools, and they don't pay taxes. They earn their wages, and they don't pay income tax. Such incendiary assertions are coded language designed explicitly to generate a negative reaction. The facts, which most people don't know, refute such claims entirely.Sales tax. Like everyone in the country, every time a refugee goes to a store and buys something, they pay sales tax. They buy milk; they pay sales tax. They buy shoes; they pay sales tax. They buy a television; they pay sales tax.

Property tax. When refugees rent -- whether it's in an apartment building, a room in a house or a house -- a portion of that rent is passed on to the landlord, who pays property tax to the state.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; brafalert; hispandering; immigration; invasion; mexico; mexiconorte; taxes
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Illegals pay a sales tax and this makes them special ? Everybody else in country legally pays sales taxes. If illegals could find a loophole to get out of paying sales taxes. they would take full adavantage,sales taxes is a forced tax, it's not like illegals are making sacrifices to pay sales taxes.Property tax. When refugees rent -- whether it's in an apartment building, a room in a house or a house -- a portion of that rent is passed on to the landlord, who pays property tax to the state.

-- a portion of that rent is passed on to the landlord, who pays property tax to the state. Too bad land lord owns the property and it's his responsibility to pay property taxes. If one illegal lives, landlord is still charged with full payment property taxes.Property taxes come but once a year.......A similar phenomenon holds true on the state level. In December 2006, Texas was the first state to conduct a comprehensive financial analysis of the impact of undocumented immigrants on a state's budget and economy. The stunning results showed that "undocumented immigrants produced $1.58 billion in state revenues... Just how many used documet fraud as in fake or stolen documents ?

1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:17:53 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Is BRAF different from BARF? =)


2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:18:35 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: moonshinner_09

Not this baloney again.

They had one of those a couple years ago.

No business was impacted, but traffic improved greatly that day.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:20:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: moonshinner_09

I hate when I have to BRAF. ;)


4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:20:55 AM PST by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: moonshinner_09
Imagine a day in which every Liberal disappeared.

No one would be whining.
No one would see every issue through a racial lens.
Everyone would be a productive worker.
Almost everyone would spend part of their day thanking God for the beautiful world He has given us.

It would be wonderful.

5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:21:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: moonshinner_09

And if Anglos just said to hell with it, Charlie

The world would turn to chaos. So shut the hell up.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:21:25 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: moonshinner_09

We didn’t have “Mexicans” when I grew up. We did so well without them that we created the conditions wherein the bumming is so good that every Mexican in Mexico wanted to come here.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:22:03 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: moonshinner_09

They don’t know how stupid they are for asking that question.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:23:37 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: moonshinner_09

Let’s see—fewer drunk drivers with no licenses driving 20-year old clunkers with no insurance, roughly 2/5ths the violent crime overall no MS-13, no jibber jabbering in Spanish on the AM dial, no press 2 for English. It works for me—let’s make it every day, not just a day.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:24:00 AM PST by GunsareOK
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

I’m stuned!


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:24:47 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

does it really matter, we are being ripped off. Mispelled the word, only it does not take away, the fact we as taxpayers are being ripped off and whats more important misspelled word or illegals ripping you off ?


11 posted on 03/03/2012 10:25:38 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I made it from the South Bay to Downtown LA in 20-minutes that day.

I wish every day was a day without a Mexican.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 10:25:49 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: ClearCase_guy

amen.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:16 AM PST by brivette
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To: moonshinner_09

A day would be bad.

Give us a week and the American unemployment rate would drop to 4%.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 10:28:09 AM PST by null and void (Day 1137 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: moonshinner_09

hiiiie! I dun speel vewy well n 4 dat i.m sowwy
-lol.z. u ish a sweetii n I wanna b yer babuh.wood yew like fer me ta dezign a webpage fer yaz? Imma very pr0feshioinalz.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:42 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: Experiment 6-2-6
Thanks for the alert to BRAF.

I hate BRAF.

16 posted on 03/03/2012 10:30:55 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: MarineBrat

First off, I’m going to preface my dissertation by saying that I am taking the article’s mention of “Mexican” as ILLEGAL ALIEN and not legal immigrants. That said, here is what I say to the author:

A day without a Mexican is a day we are free more from disease, murder, rape, DUI vehicular homicide, crowding of our emergency rooms, overcrowding of our neo-natal centers that have to help them download their little anchors free of charge, free of blocking traffic at every stop n go quickie mart in the mornings, free of little illegals and anchors overcrowding our schools and driving up our school taxes, free of the anchor baby mamas crowding Walmart with their WICs checks - their EBTs - their SNAP checks - all the while not speaking one friggin word of English.

Lastly, we are free from having to endure their grabbing their crotches and yelling Reconquista while they desecrate my flag. Frankly, illegal or not, if you hoist the Mexican Flag over the US flag while desecrating it, you can go the hell back to Mexico, legal or not.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 10:31:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mountn man

I once drank too much whiksey (or was it vokda) and had to braf.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:49 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: mountn man; Experiment 6-2-6; moonshinner_09
Oops.

#16 waz ment fer moonshinner_09

19 posted on 03/03/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Beaten Valve

“I made it from the South Bay to Downtown LA in 20-minutes that day.”

I remember that day well, the stay home boycott. Some local black-owned restaurants were closed as well, in sympathy.

The weekday traffic in the SF bay area flowed wonderfully that day, which is highly unusual for the commute hours. That day is remembered fondly...


20 posted on 03/03/2012 10:35:07 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: moonshinner_09

This sounds like an opportunity to rework the lyrics to Lennons “Imagine” song


21 posted on 03/03/2012 10:35:48 AM PST by placerville
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To: moonshinner_09

What if all the Anglos suddenly disappeared?

What would happen then?

(Hint: read the end of Atlas Shrugged...)


22 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: moonshinner_09

23 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: moonshinner_09
This scenario is what Sergio Arau's satiric film, "A Day Without a Mexican," explores.

Can we make that a year?

Thanks, `preciate ya.

.

24 posted on 03/03/2012 10:38:25 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: johniegrad

“I once drank too much whiksey (or was it vokda) and had to braf.”

I know context is everything, but I think “braf” may still be open to interpretation there.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 10:39:35 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: moonshinner_09

I’d really like to be able to go to Home Depot, or drive down the streets at the edge of town and not have to “wade through” a bunch of illegal Mexicans standing around. So count me in for every “day without Mexicans” that they want to put on. The drunk drivers are off the road, the home invasions are gone, the rapes stop. The idea that we can’t get along without them is ludicrous. California was prosperous when we didn’t have them hanging around our necks. Now we have enough “wetbacks” in our legislature whose sole purpose is to legitimize their illegal spawn.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 10:39:47 AM PST by vette6387
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To: moonshinner_09

There is a problem though. Don’t expect “Baraq’s people” to take these jobs. Their standard of living supplied from the govt (aka taxpayers) precludes the need to do any min wage work.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:12 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: moonshinner_09

I imagined just that very thing the other day. With it, I also imagined:
1. No pressing 1 for English,
2. No annoying bilingual signs at Lowe`s,
3. Cleaner and safer neighborhoods,
4. Secure borders,
5. No Latin Kings or any other Mexi gangs,
6. A fraction of the waiting time at any given hospital ER,
7. No drug cartels laying claim to large swaths of land on the southern part of Arizona, NM or Texas,
8. Cartel-free National Parks,
9. No overcrowing in jails and prisons, especially in the Southwest,
10. No a**holes posing as “teachers” calling for armed insurrections by Mexicans in Texas,
11. No BS about some “reconquering” some mythical Aztec region called “Aztlan.”

Etc., etc., etc.

Yeah... I can do that quite well.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Juan and Maria sneak accross the border. Maria is 8 months pregnant and goes to a local hospital for a free ($10,000) birthing experience that produces an anchor baby who will get welfare for the next 18 years. Maria and Juan have three more of the free birthing experiences over the next few years.

Juan and Maria are hard workers and earn nearly $25,000 per year. They pay no income taxes but get almost $7,000 per year in Unearned Income and Child Tax Credits.

Now the couple have four welfare dependent children getting a free ($9,000/year/each) education.

The above is the tip of the iceberg. You do the math.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:53 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: moonshinner_09

This liberal crappola is as absurd as Pelosi saying unemployment checks create jobs.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 10:42:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Gaffer
Government spending on public schools on average, is almost $11k per student. Whether a US national or not or legal or illegal, the majority of the people in this country don't pay enough in taxes to even carry their own load, for their own childrens education.

Now add to that ALL the illegals in this country. What type of jobs do they have, and how much do they make? How many illegal children and children of illegals are in this country getting a "free" education?

If we use the number that 20 million illegals are in this country and then assume that 1/3 are children, thats 6.66 million kids in this country, getting a "free" education.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that the numbers will never work.

31 posted on 03/03/2012 10:45:19 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: moonshinner_09
If one illegal lives, landlord is still charged with full payment property taxes

If one lives? Hell, even if they were dead the landlord still has to pay the property tax.

32 posted on 03/03/2012 10:45:43 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: moonshinner_09

Did you say “braf”? Cuz it sounded like you said “braf”.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 10:49:24 AM PST by Principled
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To: placerville

Ooo, ooo, ooo! Me! Me!

Imagine no illegals
It’s easy if you try
No kid filled Chevies
Polluting our sky
Imagine all the people, citizens today

Imagine there’s a border
It isn’t hard to do
Keeping out the bad guys
And their crime spree too
Imagine all the people living without fear

You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And our country will be as one

Imagine no barrios
I wonder if you can
Life out in the open
A brotherhood of man
Imagine our country, respected by the world


34 posted on 03/03/2012 10:52:38 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: mountn man

Agree. But one thing I’d like to say. The government and media cop to 12 million being here. I say it is minimum three times that, like 4 or 5 times that.

There are just too damned many of them in every part of this country to be just 12 million strong.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 10:55:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Yeah, it just makes me want to BRAF! I live in Cali. They tried that before. Suffice it to say, it didn’t work!


36 posted on 03/03/2012 11:03:18 AM PST by old school
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To: moonshinner_09
A day without a Mexican?

Crime falls dramatically, esp. violent crime.
Traffic becomes less hostile and driving becomes safer as huge numbers of marginal drivers are eliminated.
The Emergency Rooms at urban hospitals suddenly become accessible and waiting times drop. Better yet, they stop losing money on patients who never pay their bills.
Government expenses for medical assistance, housing assistance, welfare, “English as a second language” programs, and educating the children of illegal aliens take a huge drop (MUCH larger than any loss of revenue).
California jails and prisons are suddenly MUCH less crowded.
Entry level jobs for teens open up.

Yeah, some schools will have to close and some teachers and school staff fired. Same for cops and prison guards - won't need as many. Even worse for the empire-building bureaucrats that depended on Illegal Aliens for their reason for existence. Fire ‘em all. More savings.

All it all, it sounds like a good day and one the people of California would want to go on and on and on...

37 posted on 03/03/2012 11:04:23 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: moonshinner_09

38 posted on 03/03/2012 11:07:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Typical left-wing hackery.

How about a day without illegal alien Mexicans and anyone else who qualifies?

I don’t know what it’d be like but I will to give it a try.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 11:08:02 AM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

Typical left-wing hackery.

How about a day without illegal alien Mexicans and anyone else who qualifies?

I don’t know what it’d be like but I’m willing to give it a try.


40 posted on 03/03/2012 11:08:33 AM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: umgud

You are right, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Add in the costs if just one of their children becomes a thug or thugina. In and out of the courts, bogging down the whole system- then if sentenced to jail, rehab. or other programs, all costs are paid by the rest of us. Not to mention Juan and Maria are likely on every liberal program out there.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:03 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: moonshinner_09
ILLEGAL aliens in the U.S. military? You had to be A LEGAL RESIDENT to serve when I joined in 1958. What happened? It was an honored way of becoming a citizen.. what happened?

I don't think that it changed.. I think the newspaper employee is woefully incompetent.

I recall a news item a few years ago about Mexicans asking the U.S. Embassy if they could volunteer to join the U.S. military and be permitted entry into the U.S. The answer was No. You had to be a legal resident to join the U.S. military.

42 posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:43 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: placerville

I was thinking of Louis Armstrong’s song...”What a wonderful world”.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 11:16:08 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: moonshinner_09
If illegals are so great for us.....why are they depriving there old homeland of there uplifting presence?
44 posted on 03/03/2012 11:24:49 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: martin_fierro
WE DON'T NEED NO STEENKIN' BRAF!


45 posted on 03/03/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: moonshinner_09

Yeah . . . . . . . . Imagine that . . . all those welfare leaches could be cut off and put to useful work and our economy would boom plus the government would get a lot more tax income (double meaning intended). Not to mention the resultant reduction in crime.


46 posted on 03/03/2012 11:37:00 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: GunsareOK

Walmart would go bankrupt quicker than you can say ‘braf’...


47 posted on 03/03/2012 11:40:43 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: moonshinner_09

So what Charles Garcia is really calling for is an abolition of income taxes?


48 posted on 03/03/2012 11:47:57 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (We have nothing to fear except fear itself.... And bunnies.)
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To: Tammy8; WilliamofCarmichael
Not to mention Juan and Maria are likely on every liberal program out there.

Out there?

In Texas 70% of Illegal Aliens Receive Welfare

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/04/in-texas-70-of-illegal-aliens-receive-welfare/

Texas 2006:

500,000 illegals and their supporters march on downtown Dallas Texas, making demands and threats, during war time yet, while Republican Bush celebrated Cinco de Mayo up in the White House.

49 posted on 03/03/2012 11:48:31 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GunsareOK

Unemployment for citizens no more.
14 million jobs open up.

Of course, now employers have to pay at least minimum wages.


50 posted on 03/03/2012 11:51:53 AM PST by OldArmy52 (Back to back winning ideas: McCain in 2008 & Romney in 2012! What winners!)
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