Wednesday, December 10, 2003

OK, I have tried to post twice on that same story Tom, but have been having server problems.

Anyway, here's the part that really bothered me:

Ridge said he thinks the body politic is about ready to address the issue of the illegal immigrants, who he said contribute to communities and Social Security and pay taxes. He referred to a growing number of bills that would grant residency to some of those living here illegally. He said one of these, which would require all illegal immigrants to leave the country before applying for residency, is "not workable."

How in the world do they contribute, rather than drain, SS and Tax money? Could somebody please explain that to me?

I'm seeing a possible 8 million new voters for this administration after reading this article, especially since the majority of those granted "legal" status would be in FL and CA, both pivotal states to winning re election.

I can't say that there is any hard evidence that the "legalizing" would offer voting rights, but let's just say at this point, it wouldn't surprise me. If that happens, I will become the harshest critic on this administrations domestic policies, which have been poor in a lot of areas (spending, spending, spending), while supporting the stance on foreign policy which has been fairly principaled in my view.

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