Mexican culture is extremely family-oriented; it is one of the most beautiful and admirable things about Mexicans. They come to this country to support their families because the minimum wage here is enough to support an entire family that otherwise may very well be living in a cardboard box house. Have you been to Mexico and seen the cardboard villages? I have. Minimum wage, being immoral, is as big a contributor to the illegal immigrant problem as all the government charity -- also immoral -- that illegal immigrants receive in the USA. It can be argued that it is BECAUSE they are so deeply rooted in family that so many of them come here to work. I worked with a Mexican dishwasher who shared cheap lodings with his sister, who worked as a maid, and he often proudly showed me his bankbook, all the money he saved and sent to his family in Mexico; his sister did the same. He was an excellent worker, a good person, and deeply committed to his family, and he and his sister made many sacrifices in the name of their family.
I read the article. Have YOU read Gingrich's positions and policy proposals on health care and the economy, let alone education? I have read both Gingrich's and Santorum's positions and policy proposals. Santorum has an established record of fighting AGAINST cuts in the Food Stamp program. He has an established record of voting to increase the minimum wage, and he has an established record of being pro-union and anti right-to-work. He has a political philosophy of using and promoting government as a means of moral charity -- yet it is crystal clear that government used thus encourages and enables immoral lifestyles.
""What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadnt even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply cheap liberals. My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission." Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005) (Hat tip to Utmost Certainty)
Most of the Mexican housekeepers that I knew, came to this country, alone because they could not support their family with an absent husband in Mexico.
Those women don’t earn minimum wage, either. A good nanny makes $20.00 an hour and pays no taxes. Oh, not all Mexicans come here without husbands, but enough of them do that I can’t say that Mexicans have more family values than Americans. Most of them with family values are also Catholic.
So, you don’t like Rick Santorum, you think that Romney’s Mormon values are better? You like a health care mandate on the state level instead of the federal level?
Obama is going to back off the federal mandate after Romney wins the nomination and call for a state mandate to pay for federal Obamacare regulation. He’s going to tell the states that if they want government help with health care, they must follow the legislation as it is written.
So, do want to trade free birth control pills for the loss of personal freedom and Obamacare?