Originally Posted by donkhater
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.
I don't care about what the Dems think politically either on this issue. The problem needs to be fixed as best as the government can do as long as it is fair and reasonable.
As far as your ideas you presented:
1. Legalize Drugs: You make a good point about the Cartels and the violence that happens in Mexico because of them but I just don't see realistically legalizing any drugs outside of pot. And people are even fighting that one.
2. Buy private health insurance: Interesting idea
3. Eliminate minimum wage: Definite no. Corporations would screw so many people and we would be back to slave labor like China. No thanks.