Skip to comments.( BRAF ALERT )Imagine a day without a Mexican
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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-- 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 ?
Is BRAF different from BARF? =)
Not this baloney again.
They had one of those a couple years ago.
No business was impacted, but traffic improved greatly that day.
I hate when I have to BRAF. ;)
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.
And if Anglos just said to hell with it, Charlie
The world would turn to chaos. So shut the hell up.
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.
They don’t know how stupid they are for asking that question.
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.
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 ?
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.
A day would be bad.
Give us a week and the American unemployment rate would drop to 4%.
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I hate BRAF.
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.
I once drank too much whiksey (or was it vokda) and had to braf.
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“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...
This sounds like an opportunity to rework the lyrics to Lennons “Imagine” song
What if all the Anglos suddenly disappeared?
What would happen then?
(Hint: read the end of Atlas Shrugged...)
Can we make that a year?
Thanks, `preciate ya.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This liberal crappola is as absurd as Pelosi saying unemployment checks create jobs.
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.
If one lives? Hell, even if they were dead the landlord still has to pay the property tax.
Did you say “braf”? Cuz it sounded like you said “braf”.
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
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.
Yeah, it just makes me want to BRAF! I live in Cali. They tried that before. Suffice it to say, it didn’t work!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was thinking of Louis Armstrong’s song...”What a wonderful world”.
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.
Walmart would go bankrupt quicker than you can say ‘braf’...
So what Charles Garcia is really calling for is an abolition of income taxes?
In Texas 70% of Illegal Aliens Receive Welfare
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.
Unemployment for citizens no more.
14 million jobs open up.
Of course, now employers have to pay at least minimum wages.