A 300 mile fence across a two thousand mile border (I couldn’t think up a finer metaphor for how thinly stretched resources are). Yeah, right.
And this is how they plan to go forward? What’s is next on the agenda? Probably amnesty for those hard working people that deserve better from their own governments? And from ours, they’ll have to pay some kind of fine, which of course will be easy to pay from their high paying jobs, and get a not-exactly-free pass to be a ‘guest worker.’
Why can’t I get my guests to do a little work to earn their keep?
Tom Sawyer has met his match.
And of course the minimum wage will be kept unreasonably low so businesses who have been employing illegal workers in the modern equivalent of the American master/slave system that has served so well profit nicely off their wet backs.
The politicos have been able to appease some of their people with half-brained schemes, like that goddamned wall proposal. Instead of enforcing the rule of law, which is probably this country’s proudest achievement, scoundrels have found a work around, selective enforcement, for their enrichment. They have exploited the weak, weakened the poor, profited immensely, and laid the groundwork for future erosion of the rights of the great unwashed.
All in a masterful use of the exploitive powers of free capital and executive muscle.
Molly Ivins May 22 column says it best. An exceprted quote:
“Are they insane? As Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano observes, “Show me a 50-foot wall, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”