Connect the Dots
The Boston Globe reports that at least 100 illegals swarm specific locations in Massachusetts each day looking for work. This cheap labor is reported to cost $15-20 per hour. Tell me what the minimum wage is again.
It seems that American citizens are catching on to this "avoid the IRS" method of wage earning used by the illegals.
"Guilliano Verna, 21, an American college student from Cambridge, said the immigrants taught him to ask for $12 or $15 an hour, instead of $10. He said he was recently fired from an $8-an-hour job at a supermarket for missing work. He said he was the only black employee, and felt uncomfortable there.
Now he can earn $900 a week instead of $190.
"I love it," Verna said."
Verna has a point. If laws are selectively enforced, then why shouldn't they be selectively obeyed? Have you ever wondered what would happen if we all decided not to pay income tax or Social Security? If the SCHIP "Nationalized Health Care program becomes law, why shouldn't we all work "off the books"? Employees making less than $82,000 per year (the new poverty level) will be able to get free healthcare for everyone in their families under the age of 25 (presumably including the parents). Employers of those people get to save lots of money on employee health benefits. If everyone worked off the books, everyone could save lots of money on payroll, income, unemployment, and social security taxes too!
Maybe the illegals are smarter than we think! Or maybe we are dumber than we realize.
Hat tip: Rex
The New York Sun reports that Al Quida cells may be forming or active in the U.S. according to information resulting from the "doctors' plot" in the UK. Duh...
ABC's Brian Ross reports on "The Blotter" that
"The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico."
The article continues, saying,
"...the smuggling organization "used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative." Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report."
Can you connect the dots?
Hat Tip: US Border Watch
Following are quotes included in an email from Ed Hayes, Kansas State Leader for MCDC. I have not verified the quotes, but they are worth reading. CG
IMMIGRATION REFORM CAUCUS BLASTS PROPOSAL TO MAKE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS ACCESSIBLE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
(Washington D.C.)- Members of the Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC) blasted plans to eliminate proof-of-citizenship requirements for anyone applying for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). IRC Chairman, Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) went further by calling on members of Congress to do the right thing and fight to keep the citizenship requirements in the final SCHIP bill.
"You might has well post a 'come one, come all' sign on our borders if you're going to give 12-20 million illegal immigrants access to health care benefits complements of the American taxpayers," Bilbray said. These are benefits that most Americans don't even qualify for. Hopefully, members of Congress will do the right thing and fight for a bill that helps middle-class Americans get access to better health care opportunities instead of making them pay for the health care costs of 12-20 million illegal immigrants."
The citizenship requirements were originally passed in 1996 as a part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act. The legislation specifically limited the distribution of federal benefits, including Medicaid coverage, to those lawfully in the United States.
"By removing the provision requiring applicants to provide proof of citizenship to receive subsidized health care benefits, Congress is in effect extending these taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants," said
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ). "Not only does it drastically expand government-run health care at the expense of 3.2 million tax-paying American seniors who will be left without Medicare Advantage, but I am afraid we are also setting our children on an unsustainable course where they will be left to face the fiscal train wreck of runaway government spending. Providing health care for needy children is a noble and necessary undertaking, but this drastic expansion of the SCHIP program to potentially millions of adult illegal immigrants takes the bill far beyond its intended scope."
Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) added, "It seems to me that our federal government is rolling out the red carpet to illegals in this country every chance they get. This is just another engraved invitation from our government for people to disregard our immigration laws. Health care in the United States is paid for by United States taxpayers and should be reserved for citizens and legal residents of our country. It is time for this Congress to put the needs of Americans before the needs of illegals."
"Only one month after the American people buried the Senate amnesty sellout and made it perfectly clear they did not want it resurrected from the grave, we see yet another proposal from Democrats that puts illegal immigrants ahead of hardworking taxpayers," responded Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL).
"Offering illegal immigrants healthcare services at the expense of hardworking taxpayers is insulting and offers another incentive for individuals to enter our country illegally. The Democrats should listen to the American people spend time securing our borders instead of offering illegal immigrants taxpayer funded benefits."
Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) said, "In the name of helping children, Congress is about to act to saddle those very children with extraordinary debt. In an effort to buy votes for passage of a bill that is on its way to the President's veto pen, Democrat leadership has loaded it up with a number of provisions that are bad for the taxpayers - today's and tomorrow's. This bill is both bad policy and bad practice."
"The back door to amnesty seemingly grows larger with every Democrat proposal this Congress," Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) concluded. "The SCHIP program is intended to help America's needy children, not redirect precious health care resources to illegal aliens. We cannot expect the flood of illegal immigrants to slow if we continually provide new incentives to break our laws."
Ali Obombu graphic copyright Cowchild 2006