It seems that Presiden Bush made a speech in which he recommended that all the illegal immigrants now in the USA could be granted “guest worker” status, and therefore could legally work here.
I’m not sure what this is all about, but these talkshow hosts are furious. They say it portends terrible things …
They cite that 30% of our jailed prisoners are illegal alients, and that many criminals stalk the streets among the illegal aliens, heinous criminals. Well, probably they do.
They say that these “approved” aliens will bring their wives and children, and these will swell the welfare rolls. They cite statistics. Well, since they do already, probably they will.
They refer to the president as Jorge Bush. They say that these “approved” aliens will bring our culture down to the level of Mexico. Well, I’ve seen East L.A. so I suppose they will.
They say that an employer can open a new carwash down the street from the old carwash, and that the new employer can go to mexico and recruit 20 guys to come live in a barracks and work for minimum wage, and so drive the old carwash out of business. Well, I’ve seen the carwash in San Rafael, so I suppose they will.
I don’t think the illegal aliens here will go for it. I don’t think they’ll show up for a program that gives them three years, when, staying hidden, they can be here forever. They already think they can stay hidden, or they wouldn’t be here trying. And the fact that they have stayed hidden probably encourages them. I don’t think they’ll show up. Probably nothing will change.
But I wonder what it’s all about.
I’d guess the new legal-illegals are supposed to provide us with a new lower class, so that the old lower class can move up the ladder of prosperity, becoming the “Priviledged Poor.” You know, the folks collecting welfare and unemployment as a way of life.
I collected unemployment once. I lived on it while I started my first business. I’m very grateful. I can also see how you could, if you were frugal, live on it eternally.
It’s against human nature to stop collecting free money. It pays. People will continue to collect for the same reason that other people will continue to show up for work. It pays. Even a bear or a coyote will go back to where he’s found food before. A bear will do this for 30 years. So why wouldn’t we expect a guy to go back to the welfare office?
It’s human nature. It’s not going to change.
Someday the legal-illegals will move up the ladder, too.
Someday … I wonder who will pay?