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Message to Congress

Posted by Average Gay Joe at 7:12 pm - May 4, 2006.
Filed under: General,Illegal Immigration,National Politics

Tired of how Congress is ignoring the American public about securing the border? Feel like letting them know to get off their duffs and do what they’re supposed to do? Well, check out this website to get your message across to them loud and clear:

 

 

  

Oh and should the Republican Party think that this will all blow over and conservatives will come running back to them rather than see a “Speaker Pelosi” come this November, here’s a good reminder for them to slip in the envelope when they start asking for donations:

 

 I agree with the President on the necessity of a guest-worker program for many of those already here but not at the expense of securing our borders. The GOP has controlled the Congress since 1994 and has failed to do anything. It’s been 5 years since 9/11 and they have done nothing to secure the border. I may despise the Democrat Party but if the Republicans think that I like “Democrat Lite” any better on this issue or runaway spending than they are simply loco en la cabeza. Perhaps a few thousand bricks and ‘Arbusto’ pesos will help them understand. Otherwise this November will be a very depressing month for them. Come to think of it, that’s exactly what I’m writing on the brick to my Congresswoman and Senators: “Remember November — I Do”.

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13 Comments

  1. Great post, Joe. I agree with the need to let Congress and the president know we aren’t going to take it anymore!

    We both know, Joe, why the borders haven’t been secured. Big donors to the GOP want all those workers they can employ at near-slave wages and poor working conditions.

    BTW, I’m surprised Bruce let you post something so critical of his can-do-nothing-wrong Dubya.

    Comment by Trace Phelps — May 4, 2006 @ 9:03 pm - May 4, 2006

  2. Bush is human. I like the guy and believe he genuinely means well, but he’s not above criticism for his mistakes just as with the rest of us. Bruce may or may not agree with my critique here, but he knows this himself. Besides, I’ve never been one to toe any party-line especially when I think something is wrong. I believe Bruce agrees with that.

    Comment by Average Gay Joe — May 4, 2006 @ 9:14 pm - May 4, 2006

  3. Great idea!

    Let’s send them all back to Central America!

    That way, the Republicans can outsource all our jobs to the 12 million immigrants we just deported!

    By the way… when gay foreigners get “married” to Americans… do they get citizenship? No? How’s that make you feel?

    Comment by Ian — May 4, 2006 @ 9:53 pm - May 4, 2006

  4. From the post

    I agree with the President on the necessity of a guest-worker program for many of those already here…

    You do realize, don’t you, that a “guest worker” program merely institutionalizes the “guest workers” in low-wage jobs–and by that I mean jobs that would pay wages below what could be commanded if the “guest workers” were not in the US. That has been the experience with “guest worker” jobs in the hi-tech industry–so-called H1B visas. The hi-tech companies in the US cried for the H1B program because–they claimed–they could not find enough home-grown Americans to supply their demand for workers. Some of that may be true, but the way that the H1B program developed, the companies could pay less for H1B workers than for home-grown American workers. Companies loved it.

    The GOP has controlled the Congress since 1994 and has failed to do anything.

    What do you expect? The GOP’s major constituency prefers low-wage (even off-the-books) workers. They pay at a lower rate than otherwise. And they pay little employment-related taxes. No social security or medicare. No unemployment or workman’s compensation. No benefits. No nothing. Of course, one would expect that the employers would have to pay some taxes, otherwise the IRS might do an audit, but it is far from clear that it does.

    Comment by raj — May 5, 2006 @ 9:42 am - May 5, 2006

  5. On immigration and spending, the Senate is paying no attention to the voters, but the House is.

    Comment by rightwingprof — May 5, 2006 @ 10:38 am - May 5, 2006

  6. #5. So you mean to say that politicians should govern by public opinion polls? Fascinating.

    Comment by jimmy — May 5, 2006 @ 3:55 pm - May 5, 2006

  7. So you mean to say that politicians should govern by public opinion polls?

    What part of “representative” don’t you understand, bed-wetter?

    Comment by rightwingprof — May 5, 2006 @ 5:55 pm - May 5, 2006

  8. Why is is necessary for rightwingprof to insert an insult is so many of his responses to those with whom he disagrees? For example, was the addition of “bed wetter” in his comment above necessary?

    Did rwp fail to read GayPatriotWest’s recent plea for those posting comments to tone down the name-calling? Or did he just choose to ignore it?

    Comment by Trace Phelps — May 5, 2006 @ 7:26 pm - May 5, 2006

  9. Try to imagine if you came from a dirt poor background. You don’t know where your next meal is coming from; the drinking water most likely makes you sick most of the time and the only sanitary facility you have is the street outside your front door. Now you get a chance to go to a place where you can have some kind of nutritional sustiance, running water and a toilet, perhaps a few cents in your pocket. Now, you have this, but you’re told you can only have it for a couple of years and you need to go back where you came from. Would you want to go back?

    The guest worker program is one of the stupidest ideas Bush has ever come up with. People bitch and moan about these awful immigrants in this country, but no one’s complaining about the cheap labor we get from them at the slave wages we pay.

    Bush republicans are very fond of saying “well, they’re going to do jobs that Americans won’t do”. The truth is, there are Americans who would do these jobs, but Americans want them at a least a minimum, decent living wages that would let them afford basic meals, a room to live in and a bathroom. Business owners in this country don’t want people to realize this fact and continue with these false reasons for this program.

    I also find it interesting that this whole issue has now boiled up when Bush has (once again) hit rock bottom in his poll ratings. So if you agree with this guest worker program, then how exactly do weed out potential bad seeds from a group who may do almost anything (including working for terrorists) to make money?

    Comment by Kevin — May 5, 2006 @ 11:32 pm - May 5, 2006

  10. Kevin, I do feel sorry for people who aren’t sure where their next meals are coming from, who don’t have clean drinking water, who have to piss in their front yards, but if they live in Mexico, Central America or South America, they’re the responsibilities of their own governments.

    The resources of the United States should be focused on American citizens living in poverty — and there are many of them.

    We could bring this debate to an if the United States applied to illegal aliens the same laws Mexico applies to illegal aliens in Nexico. That would be fair, wouldn’t it.

    Comment by Trace Phelps — May 5, 2006 @ 11:52 pm - May 5, 2006

  11. Why is is necessary for rightwingprof to insert an insult is so many of his responses to those with whom he disagrees? For example, was the addition of “bed wetter” in his comment above necessary?

    Because I feel like it, liberal. What are you going to do about it, besides whine some more?

    Comment by rightwingprof — May 6, 2006 @ 12:31 pm - May 6, 2006

  12. 8: Because he (like a few other people who write on this blog) like to make themselves feel superior in cyber-space by making anonymous personal attacks on other people, rather than sticking to an adult/rational debate of the topic at hand. His response in number 11 proves it. It’s the Dick Cheney “fuck you” way of dealing with issues; when someone is intellectually inferior and can’t think of a truly intelligent response, they stoop to name calling.

    Comment by Kevin — May 6, 2006 @ 2:21 pm - May 6, 2006

  13. rather than

    Not “rather than,” bed-wetter, “in addition to.” I address the points; you just spout Pointless Liberal Factoids.

    Comment by rightwingprof — May 6, 2006 @ 2:30 pm - May 6, 2006

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