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Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

bmoney Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:28 PM
Just how much of my tax dollars do you plan on spending to "secure" the border?
John C6 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:12 PM
Dear bmoney,

If the programs were properly managed, it wouldn't cost the taxpayers a dime. Immigrants and
visitors from foreign countries pay the INS for their visa's. Naturalization is a process, again,
paid for by the applicants.

The trouble is poor management. Shouldn't cost taxpayers a dime, and why is there such
a wait, often for years, for the people seeking to get their documents legally? WalMart
doesn't make you wait 2 years to purchase a microwave oven. They will hire more clerks,
open more check-out lanes, and even build more stores. With millions unemployed, why
doesn't the INS hire Americans to process visa applications? The applicants pay for
the service.

- John Lepant
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:53 PM
As many as are necessary. Not so much as a Mexican fly should be able to cross into this country without being stopped.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:21 PM
None. The Democrats are in power.

The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day.

Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage.

But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of...