Originally Posted by dirk digler
Ok but who cares?
The Dems sure don't. Why would they?
This is no different than Democrats blocking Right to Work legislation. So what if it solves important economic issues, a Democrat would be commiting political suicide to vote for it.
There are other ways to mitigate the impact of illegal immigrants on the country.
First and foremost, legalize drugs. The gang wars in Mexico and on the border drive decent Hispanics out of Mexico to search for safer places to live. I don't blame them one bit.
Allow illegals to purchase private health insurance. Of course, this is a rational free-market approach that would have to be a part of larger health reform that doesn't enslave millions of people, so naturally the Democrats wouldn't go for it and demagouge it to death, but it's better than the alternative.
Lastly, eliminate the minimum wage. The narrative is that there are jobs that Americans won't do, but the truth is that there are jobs that illegals undercut wages to get. By eliminating the minimum wage, illegal immigrants no longer have the inside track on millions
of jobs. Thus, less motivation to immigrate to America.
Notice that all of my proposals call for the REDUCTION or ELIMINATION of laws not the creation of new ones. So, breath easy, dirk and Derickshun, they won't be implemented. Doesn't mean that the alternatives should, though.