January 26, 2017

'bout time

I have confessed this to you before, many of the posts around here are canned. They may be anywhere from a few hours to a few days old. I wrote my Christmas posts Thanksgiving weekend.  This post is as fresh as a steaming pile of horse dung. It really is 5:06 local time. In the morning, as in aye em. I have been awake since about 3:45. I got up about 4:30 or so. That is just the way things go sometimes.

Liberals are going crazy. My wife says Facebookers are almost in hysterics over the Trump. Funny, when Arizona tried to pass their own immigration law a few years ago liberals lectured about how Federal Law superseded local and state laws. I guess they meant unless the Feds try to actually enforce immigration laws already on the books. I am still trying to get my head around what is wrong with protecting our borders. I still do not understand what is difficult with understanding the definition of illegal. I'm not saying send 20 million people home. If you get here and commit yet another crime -- crossing he border illegally is a crime -- then back you go. Commit any crime beyond a misdemeanor moving violation and you are deported. Your family can stay or go with you. By breaking the law YOU broke up your family, not the US Government.

I have argued this since the earliest days of his blog. We can significantly reduce illegal immigration if we do the following:

1. Charge a 10% tax on wire transfers out of the country. (this will pay for the damn wall). We pay ridiculous taxes on everything from phones to hotels to rental cars. This is a voluntary tax. You don't pay it if you don't wire money.

2. Fine any employer who hires an undocumented worker $100,000 for every hire. Every single person. Hire five illegals for your roofing crew and you lost a cool half million on the job.

3. No, none, nada benefits of any kind if you're here illegally. No free school lunches, no WIC, no food stamps. If the States want to pay for it that is their prerogative, but no Federal aid. And no tax refunds on taxes you did not pay.

Illegal problem solved.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

"What's this? Chewing gun on line, eh? I hope you brought enough for everyone!"

"I didn't know there'd be so many...".


"Man, is he strict."

Ed Bonderenka said...

All, well said.
If I'd known you were up also, we could have discussed it.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

By the way, I'd put a special tariff on wire transfers to Mexico and Central America. 50%. Since I have to wire money to Europe from time to time for idiots there who've never heard of Paypal and won't take a US check for their speaking engagement while they're here, I'd prefer not to get gigged for that. And Europe isn't the problem anyway.

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