Tuesday, May 02, 2006

E pluribus unum

From many, one. That's the motto of the United States of America.

I've been called a racist by a cowardly, mean, judgmental commentor

at CapitalistImperialistPig's.

This verbal assault isn't the first by "Dano" who apparently isn't brave enough to write his own blog but likes to leech onto other blogs and insult people like me who disagree with his limited world view. He calls me a racist because I'm sick and tired of the illegal aliens who shouldn't be here in the first place making demands like spoiled toddlers. He probably pays them to clean his house and do his yard work. But some parasites do sympathize with other parasites.

Sure, I know that many of them do work, but I'm sure that if you did a detailed comparison of what 'benefits' they bring to our economy (cheap labor, cheap produce, etc.) to the actual costs (lower wagebase, social services, loss of taxes, etc.) to our economy there would be no argument in their support. They cost each American at least $3000 a year in social services, lost taxes, etc. I'd rather pay $3000 a year more for groceries than for it to go to a leech on our economy. They don't pay any payroll taxes including Social Security. How many of the liberal idiots who are so protective of the ailing Social Security system have thought about that? In a few years if the liberals have their way there will be thousands upon thousands more people added to the Social Security rolls who haven't paid a cent into it.

And for those who don't know or have forgotten, legal employers contribute to Social Security too. When you have an employee and withhold those taxes from their paychecks, you don't just send the government that amount you withheld. You have to match the Social Security and Medicare portions. So if you withhold $50 from the employee's paycheck you also have to send $50 of your own money (meaning the employer's money). People never stop to think about that. It's very expensive to have legal employees. But that's the way it is. And all of these companies who hire illegals are getting out of paying their share. Someone look it up and tell me how much in lost taxes it amounts to when you have millions of people and companies not paying into the system. I would love a list of all the big corporations that hire illegals so that I can boycott them. Tyson Foods is one that is well-known. Just imagine how much our country is losing for the sake of cheap chicken. I can live without eating chicken.

Another thing that many people probably haven't even considered is that illegal aliens could be a health hazard as they most likely haven't been immunized against many diseases as well as could be carriers for diseases like TB. Certainly, this could add even more to the cost of to us tax-paying citizens.

So, am I a racist? I don't think so. I don't hate Mexicans. I don't discriminate against Mexicans. But I do have a problem with leeches and parasites whether they are from Mexico, Timbuktu, or right here in Knoxville.

Another point that Dano didn't like was my mentioning that Mexico seems to be trying to reclaim the territory that the US won and bought in the Mexican-American War. He's no doubt some miserable apologist who thinks that the very land he lives on should be returned to its rightful native owner. Oh, wait, probably not his very own land, if he actually does own anything and god-forbid pays taxes on it. That only applies to everyone else, right Dano? Only the ones who disagree with you and who you think have more than you?

I really shouldn't have put any time and attention into this silly man's comments. But I think it's good to expose people who think it's okay to throw stones when they live in glass houses.


DHammett said...

OK, so he's a name-caller ('Murricans', mouth breather, racist) who seems to be saying it's alright that illegal immigrants be paid less than a living wage and are exposed to toxic chemicals. Frankly, I don't think I'd lose much sleep over somebody who apparently has so much trouble expressing coherent thought.

First, if the workplace conditions are as bad as he implies, nobody should be doing the work. If it takes "Murricans" doing the work to get a problem corrected, so be it.

Second, there will be(and have been) busts of big companies who employ illegals. And the illegals are shipped back to their respective country of origin, only to return again, illegally, using different identities. It's a problem that can't be solved by our government alone, although pouring support into BICE (Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) would be a good start.

Third, these people are breaking the law by being here, taxpayer costs aside. They need to be dealt with as lawbreakers.

Finally, to couch this as an election issue is incorrect, unless one is saying the Democrats are trying to get mileage out of it by pointing out the problem. If that's the case, more power to them. It's a situation that gets worse daily and won't get better until politicians on both sides of the aisle toughen up immigration laws AND ENFORCEMENT.

The Guy said...

Oh my gosh, the same thing happened to me. This little reconquista punk called me a racist because I said that my family came here legally and my grand-dad worked his butt off to become a full American citizen. (
illegal immigrants and field work
for the whole mess. I think Rae Ann might have already read this but just in case anyone else is curious. I deleted the racist comment because frankly it was quite rude; not fit for family viewing.)

Is that like the only thing they can come up with? How much brain power does it take to figure out that being illegal has nothing to do with race? I don't care if they're from the sandwich islands. If they're here illegally then they are breaking today's laws plain and simple. How would they feel if I broke the law and stole from them or started physically harassing them? How is that any more breaking the law than them coming here without permission?

No one would expect amnesty for trying to raping an illegal alien, why should they expect amnesty for trying to rape my country?

Rae Ann said...

dh, thanks! Your wise perspective is always appreciated!

guy, you make a great point too! Thanks!

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

As I have said and you...time for us to go join and help the minutemen. Today, I posted a link to Gateway Pundit....he has all the numbers...from studies to just how much these illegals are costing. It is unbelievable!!! A must read!!! Matter of fact, I thought of you when I posted his link....you have to check it out. It will make your blood boil some more.

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Thought I would paste this link for you....