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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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To: moonshinner_09
A day without "illegal" Mexicans? Why, it would be like...

this

51 posted on 03/03/2012 11:58:04 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Gaffer

Currently those (Dems/RINO’s) crying for legalization of illegals spout the 12 million number (which they got from ???? last night’s pot roast-inspired dreams?).

But just as the Govt sells a new program (i.e. Obamacare) with deception and untruths. Once the law is passed to legalize the “12 million” (plus all their claimed “relatives”), once it is too late, the number magically turns out to be more like 30+ million. Just like new weapons systems....i.e. the new airplane said to cost 25 million that ends up costing 100 million per plane.


52 posted on 03/03/2012 11:59:58 AM PST by OldArmy52 (Back to back winning ideas: McCain in 2008 & Romney in 2012! What winners!)
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To: moonshinner_09

I am very sorry I posted this story. Clearly Russell County man indicted in scheme to transport immigrants who has been deported 8 times
his wife was caught trying to transport five illegal immigrants to Florida,Delgado, who said he’d get paid $500 for his role, apparently I guess is accepted criminal behavior as these crimes are less thought of and mispelling a word is a far greater crime, than what the above illegals did. It appears their crimes are meaningless much like this illegal alien who was deported 8 times, is less newsworthy. However mispelling a word is breaking news.Stop the press. I feel like I am back in high school again. Maybe another post under chit chat should be posted to direct attention to this breaking news, a word has been mispelled, our reporters will soon be bringing you crucial,vital breaking news of how horrible spelling error and how it supercedes,the following crimes, harboring illegal immigrants,deported 8 times,
Jimenez-Delgado, who said he’d got paid $500, Jessica Elmer who has $ 6000 on her person be only minor infractions and i suppose they will get bail and never be seen again, not that it matters, what is really very vital, here is mispelling a word. I am sorry I spolied your day.


53 posted on 03/03/2012 12:20:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: Beaten Valve

How ‘bout an entire century without a Mexican?

Why settle for just one day?


54 posted on 03/03/2012 12:28:43 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: tophat9000
If illegals are so great for us.....why are they depriving there old homeland of there uplifting presence?

And if illegals are so great for us.....why isn't LA a paradise?

55 posted on 03/03/2012 12:33:43 PM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: moonshinner_09

One day, California wakes up and every single Latino has inexplicably disappeared......now almost everybody on the road has liability insurance and a driver’s license for once!


56 posted on 03/03/2012 12:38:19 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: moonshinner_09
One day, California wakes up and every single Latino has inexplicably disappeared.

"Well, um, I'll have a Coke, then."


57 posted on 03/03/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: moonshinner_09

Reminded me of the joke from “Boondock Saints”.


58 posted on 03/03/2012 1:24:12 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

I’m filing this one in my stuned beeber, cheesy moose-bite, and clymer/fluke file. Getting popcorn, too...


59 posted on 03/03/2012 5:03:06 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: moonshinner_09
One day, California wakes up and every single Latino has inexplicably disappeared.

Not all Latinos are Mexican.

60 posted on 03/03/2012 5:39:40 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: johniegrad
I once drank too much whiksey (or was it vokda) and had to braf.

Cut it out. I am FUI right now. Freeping Under the Influence.

61 posted on 03/03/2012 5:46:31 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It would also mean I wouldn’t have to “Press 1 for English”?


62 posted on 03/03/2012 5:52:34 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: moonshinner_09

“Imagine a day without a Mexican?’’ “Solo uno dia? Only a day?


63 posted on 03/03/2012 8:04:23 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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