Businesses want to keep wages and benefits down.Now there's a
Bohner or the GOP won't do anything about the issue. They're broken,
unable to lead. They'll have to wait until either they clean house or the
Democrats regain power.
It is interesting how readily newspapers across the country pick up on any AP
story, regardless of it's merit or accuracy and just print it word for word
without alteration or editorial. ("No Changes" is probably in their
contract.)A really good journalist would want to know the answer to
the motivation question. This legislation they are so intent on seeing enacted,
why is "failure to act not an option". Is the timing so important?
Why?I would also like to know something about their motivation. What
caused this business group to band together? Is it a noble quest, or do they
have a business interest in feeding the current oversupply of labor, thus
reducing their operational costs?(Subliminal message: Profit is
evil, unless it is our profit.)Please, Editorial Board, make like
Paul Harvey and tell us "the rest of the story".
Spoc,The DN Editorial Board seeks any and all stories that fortify their
position; that illegal aliens deserve some form of amnesty. The fact that the
source comes from afar makes it all the more appealing to them.The Utah
Compact has been exposed as a product of the Chamber of Commerce so they need
more ammo against those of us who see the folly in legalization programs.
FTYou are going to be waiting a long time for the Democrats to
regain Congress.As for the term "immigration reform", that
is a meaningless phrase. It is not that we all don't agree in reform, it
is in what fashion it takes place. There are those of us who want it when the
borders are secure from infiltration of people and drugs. Not happening yet.
There are those who want total amnesty, and no border enforcement. Not going to
happen, hopefully. And then there are those who want some middle ground. Very
complicated to agree to. That is what is holding up reform in Congress. And
President Obama seems to be unwilling to have it any other way but his way. One
persons opinion vs. 535 opinions about what to do. I'll take the wisdom of
the 535 over one agenda driven President.
@FT:"They'll have to wait until either they clean house or the
Democrats regain power."They (Democrats) already had their
chance. That's what go this country into the immigration mess in the first
place... a glut of immigrants, illegal and otherwise. Driving wages down,
putting Americans out of work. Driving our national debt sky-high.We Don't need new immigration laws. We have plenty on the books now to
do the job. The problem is, we don't have politicians or law enforcement
at the federal level with any willpower to enforce the laws that we have.The proponents of so-called immigration reform is to provide
amnesty/citizenship to illegals who are in this country. It is not only grossly
unfair to potential immigrants who are waiting in line but just encourages more
to come for the same treatment.Let's enforce the immigration
laws currently on our books... including E-Verify.