Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Dead Elephant

"The three presidential debates and single vice presidential debate are now behind us, and yet after nearly eight cumulative hours of the candidates regurgitating the sound bites they're honed (or dulled) on the stump, the nation has heard nary a word on immigration. ... Immigration is a critical issue that permeates virtually every marquee domestic problem facing the country today: health care, jobs and the environment; and it also factors into issues of national security and foreign policy. ... And yet [the candidates] said nothing about the millions of foreign born laborers illegally in the [US] that have driven millions of Americans out of a wide range of employment sectors and suppressed wages for citizens still working in those industries. ... They said nothing about the billions of dollars in tax revenues lost to this mammoth scam of the underground economy; or of the billions in dollars citizens are forced to pay to subsidize it. ... The candidates talked about the dramatic decline in the quality of public education in America today, and argued over charter schools, teacher accountability and the merit of increasing funding for a failing system. But they said nothing about the catastrophic impact that mass illegal immigration has wrought on thousands of public schools across the American Southwest, where school districts have been forced to cope with violently overcrowded schools and parents have watched classrooms turn into bilingual education labs at their children's expense", Mark Cromer, 24 October 2008 at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/24/the-immigration-elephant/.

Cromer asks questions the mainstream media won't ask.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The elephant will not be restored to life through the mainstream media... downgrade the big pipe... think small and distributed... its fun...

Think lots of small elefantes... mobile elefantes... digital elefantes...

BWoodson said...

question: do you want to export the illegals or make them legal?

the book "The Mystery of Capital" gives great insight on how to integrate the illegals into the system of the legals, therefore generating some of the revenue necessary to fund the schools and other service systems that are used.