« Homeland Security Chief Chokes | Main | The Katie Couric Era Begins At CBS News »

Illegal Illegal Immigrants

I had to laugh this week when Linda Chavez, who was President George W. Bush’s nominee for Secretary of Labor in January 2001, opined that a Mexican illegal would rather work for $16 a day in the United States than for $5 a day in Mexico. I have hired people that I thought were probably illegal but, since they were self-employed and running their own companies or working for other people, I didn't question the fact. The problem is that I was not able to hire them for $2 per hour ($16 per day), but for every bit as much as any American citizen would expect, and certainly more than Bank of America pays new tellers. If Linda Chavez has anyone willing to work for $2 per hour, I would be more than happy to hire them and might even be persuaded to pay them $2.50 an hour.

The fact is that most of the illegal immigrants do not have a social security number and are therefore tax cheats in addition to being in the country illegally. If they need one they use a bogus social security number or 'borrow' someone else's number. which means that virtually all of the illegal immigrants do not pay taxes.

Open border advocates say that, since we cannot deport all the illegals in one fell swoop with a magic wand, we shouldn't enforce our immigration policies. They argue we should be happy to have the illegal immigrants here working, and believe that we should suck up the costs of their children's educations and their health care at the emergency room.

Pundits argue that we can't deport all the illegals and we probably can't. You can't get rid of all the cockroaches either, but does that mean you aren't going to buy a big ol' can of Raid Max next time you see a couple of roaches around the house?

We put people in jail for using and selling drugs, but people continue to smoke, inject, snort and sell drugs. We will never stop it completely. Should we stop trying to enforce our drug laws?? We put Americans in jail for not paying their taxes. So if we all decide to not pay our taxes does that mean that we will all get a pass and not have to go to prison because the problem is just too big to deal with? Nope. The government will come get you and throw your hard working but in jail right after they take all your property.

Just remember while you are working into May of each to pay your taxes to the federal government, the illegal immigrants who pay no taxes and have you pay for their health care and children's education are laughing at you all the way to the bank; your bank!

Posted by Rick | March 30, 2006 09:24 PM

eXTReMe Tracker