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Incoherent Immigration Reform

Z-man Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 4:07 PM
You're absolutely correct, but no politician wants to say it out loud. Quick - name a Hispanic country that has amounted to diddly-squat in the past 200 years or so...you just can't. It's just not in their culture, and it doesn't change when brought to the US.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:51 PM
Argentina had the third largest economy in the world just prior to WWII. Today, it has been forced to freeze its food prices in hope of avoiding food shortages.

30 years ago, Venezuela was using its significant oil wealth to climb the economic ladder. Today, it has falling oil production and the highest inflation rate in the Western world.

A decade ago, Brazil was considered the next big economic power because of its natural resources and ability to attract foreign capital. Today its currency is struggling and its growth rate is low.

So Hispanics can create successful economies - then they elect populists promising "fairness", and shoot right down the toilet. Sound familiar?

Nothing about illegal immigration quite adds up.

Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor -- in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America.

Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law -- and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities?

The remedies for illegal immigration under discussion are just as incoherent. If the government now plans to offer some foreign nationals a pathway to citizenship, does...