To: Southack; dirtboy
|Cutting income taxes and dividend taxes is the wrong direction domestically for you?!
From my post at #1:
"Other than Terror and taxes, I lost my enthusiasm for President Bush quite a while ago."
As to the rest of the red herrings... also from #1:
"However, the President's domestic agenda leaves me cold, for the most part. I want nothing to do with most of it, I think it's bad for the country."
Since you know me "better than that," and since this second glance has shown that my brush was not as broad as you'd thought at first, there's no need to go any further off-topic.
posted on 01/17/2004 10:56:48 AM PST
(Pakistani Illegal Aliens Deport Themselves - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1058591/posts)
posted on 01/17/2004 10:57:57 AM PST
(Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
I tend to agree with your sentiments, both with what you agree with GWB on, and with what you disagree with him on. I struggle to justify his actions wrt the illegal alien issue, for two reasons. First, the alternative viable candidates offer only worse solutions, and second, I do believe that some things this administration would like to do have to be dealt with in such a way that the generally anti-GOP, anti-Bush media do not brainwash the sheeple into a DEM victory during this time of war next November.
One thing that has not been mentioned in all the media hype about the guest visa proposal is that bringing hundreds of thousands of workers into the system means those people who were hiding their funds in matresses have incentive to invest that in the market, via retirement alternatives to Social Security.
GWB is supposed to try to resurrect the privatized Social Security program at his SOTU speech. Suppose the social security program he intends for guest workers is privatized? It becomes a vehicle to get rid of the current redistribution tax, and an incentive to invest in the market.
I have a problem with bringing foriegn workers into SS (of course I personally would opt out and relinquish all my contributions if I could stop pay FICA today), but I have no problem with mexican workers investing in the same mutual fund IRA's, 401k's, and other retirement mechanisms available out there, and collecting the dividends upon their retirement. In my mind, that is good for the US economy as well as any worker, domestic or foriegn, who contributes.
So if I have "kool-aide" thoughts, its that there may be linkage between these two issues that through stratery, the admin is thinking about, but just not advertising yet.
Please note, my support of this is concept contingent upon the program being a guest visa program, not an amnesty program. But I acknowledge those who point out that the illegals are already here, and politically, it would be impossible to simply deport them all, what with Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw broadcasting every night into our living rooms the terrible impact it will have on their lives once they are returned to third world conditions.
posted on 01/17/2004 1:17:36 PM PST
(Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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