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    There are a whole bunch of them really but I think I will pick on one just for the fun of it. I used to call myself a conservative repulican but honestly, I don't think there is any such thing, well at least not as packaged by the current spate of talk show hosts, tea party representatives and pundants. Last week I was watching some dufus congressman from Arizona eloquently proposing that a wall be built to keep the illegal immigrants from Mexico from streaming across the boarder. Sounds good doesn't it? Let's drop our knee jerk red neck yahoo reaction for a second though and think this one through. Let's start with the logistics of building this wall. For starters, it's going to have to be a pretty tall, thick and long wall in order to be of much use. How tall? Well, at least taller than a standard 40' aluminum ladder. How wide? Wide enough so that it can't be busted through with sledge hammers or a few sticks of dynomite. How long? No point is half assing things, it's going to have to stretch from Baja to the other side of Texas. Don't ask me how many miles that is, it's a lot and it's final length would be dictated by the terrain. Now the big question and that is "how much" Again, tough to figure but it's got to be in the billions. Perhaps we could keep the cost down if we hired illegal aliens to build it.
    Once we build this wall how are we going to patrol it and maintain it because after all you and I both know that it will be under constant attack from tunneling, climbers and those with access to high explosives. So how many soldiers/policemen are we going to need to keep an eye on this thing and how much is that going to cost? Are you beginning to see what a dumb idea building a wall is? Yet, there are still a whole lot of ignorant congressmen talking about doing just that or are they really just flapping their lips to keep the redneck base happy. After all, come election time they will always be able to tell their constituants that they tried.

    So.... lets move on. Since wall building does not seem a practical solution to the alien problem, how about running them out of the country? Let's make you the President. Poof, you are the President. You got elected because you promissed to run every single illegal out of Dodge so to speak. Beginning tomorrow you are going to hire enough soldiers/policemen to start rounding them all up. And then you will authorize the building of jails and holding facilities, branch I.N.S. offices in every major and minor city, staffing, transportation, operational costs etc. to the tune of how many billions? But that's the least of your problems because within minutes of your announcement to rid the nation of the scourge what do you think the stock market will do? How about the cost of produce and goods? Housing and construction costs. If you think the economy is bad now, it would be non existant within an hour of your election.

    Ok so neither one of those solutions seem viable do they? Now perhaps you understand why politicians all love to posture but nothing ever get's done. Nothing will ever get done either. It can't get done. There are too many of them and too much of the economy is tied to the problem. Even the best and most simple solution which would be to jail those that hire illegals will never happen for the same reason.
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    A wall won't work for the same reason the Great wall of China did not work. If we could get rid of all the illegals what are you going eat ? The solution is to reduce the amount of goverment assistance, so those who get it now & are able to work will have to get a job even if it is low paying & hard work. Sorry I'm tried of supporting deadbeats with my tax dollars.The more you work with your back & the less you work with your brain the less your going to make. Change the law that allows you to be an American citzen by just being born on American soil to being born by American citzens. Allow more work permits for non-americans to get jobs here. If Americans are not going to the work somebody has to do it. Increasing the amount someone is paid to do a job is not going to solve the problem, because if you pay someone $20.00 an hour to pick food you will not be able to afford to buy it. Also, how about having are troops do training exercises on the border. They have to train somewhere why not there. This will not stop people from crossing the border, but it will decrease it. This also would not cost any additional money, because they would be training somewhere else anyway. The politicians will never solve these problems, because it is easier for them to kick any problem around then to solve it. Just look at the debt problem too many think that increasing taxes is the solution. Not reducing spending. Try that in business & see how long you last.

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      Originally posted by MR.FUDD View Post
      The politicians will never solve these problems...
      Politicians don't view 'problems' as issues to be solved, they view them as opportunities to be exploited.
      "HONK if you've never seen a gun fired from a moving Harley"

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        All interesting points of view, but the problems still remain. The cost of having illegals here is not cheap regardless of what some might think, figure onto that cheap labor cost the cost for hospitalization, education, law enforcement. loss of taxable income and unemployment for legal Americans and suddenly it's a lot more than you would think. Don't forget there are a lot of illegals who are not picking crops, they are doing landscaping, and "Trade" work. Our whole legal system is messed up, from immigration to the prison system. We can't enforce our immigration laws? Why? Why can't America enforce it's laws? Why are our prisons a place for gangs to conduct business and grow strong?
        We are the host of a population of folks who undercut legal Americans for semi skilled and skilled work, pay no income taxes, and do not support the various government bureaus they burden. I'm not pinning any medals on some of our citizens but we sure don't need more folks to abuse the system. If there is no securing the borders and enforcing of our laws I don't see our economy or social atmosphere getting better, how can it?

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          Re: Non Issues

          Originally posted by Doctordeere View Post
          Politicians don't view 'problems' as issues to be solved, they view them as opportunities to be exploited.
          for profit.... by themselves or someone they know.
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