February 15, 2013
It's a gorgeous sunny morning here in my little part of the world. Yes, it's a bit chilly, but then it is Winter time.
I got a late start this morning. For some reason, Pogo and I both woke up around 4 a.m. We did the potty thing and had a drink of water, then it was back to bed for a good sleep. After we got up, I took my coffee and Pogo's breakfast and went out to sit and visit with one of the dwarfs. This was so nice.
Yesterday was busy, but my last appointment was changed to today, so we were able to catch a short nap in the afternoon. This afternoon things will get busy again. First I will have my appointment at the nail salon, then I will take one or two of the dwarfs to the super market and we can all do a bit of food shopping.
I have been reading the editorials in the newspaper lately, and I'm really getting rattled by them. They have been about immigration reform and how it is supposed to improve America's future. The article says:
* There are 11 million people who don't exist - they are the meat packer, construction worker, landscape worker, house cleaner and child care worker. If we make them a citizen, they won't have to be paid under the table or use fake documents.
* The roads will be safer as people who aren't legally eligible to drive get licenses and insurance. More license fees mean more money for strapped public services.
* Neighborhoods will become more stable as people who couldn't get bank loans or credit cards or Social Security numbers are eligible to buy instead of rent.
* People not forced underground can play more active roles in their children's schools.
* New jobs will be created and filled, new patents will be granted and employers will be better able to fill medical, engineering, computer and other high-tech jobs for which there is a skills shortage. This will allow U.S. companies to stay productive.
There is a lot more babble in the editorial, but the above statements are the bulk of the article.
At no point is there a distinction of whether the author is talking about legal or illegal immigrants. I think the problem with the illegals far outweighs any problems we may have with the legals. I believe that if eleven million people are holding down all those jobs listed above are being paid under the table (no taxes) or are using fake ID's, then this suggests that they are illegally here and should be sent home. Or at least, they should be mandated to become citizens and earn their way here.
They have no business driving on our roads without licenses. I don't see where giving them a bank loan and a credit card is going to make our neighborhoods more stable. If you are legal, get a job, and save your money, you will be able to buy a home. If you pass the registry tests, you can get a license to drive a car.
At no point do I see how new jobs will be created, or how employers will be able to better fill high-tech jobs by granting citizenship to a lot of illegal immigrants. There are so many Americans and legal immigrants out of work. Give them the education and skills that they need and put them back to work.
Maybe some immigration reform is needed, I don't know, but I do think that the people responsible for making these changes should take a better look at the real problems not just what will make them sound righteous and important. (Making lots of money from license fees by giving illegals a license to drive).
This country was built on immigration. But let's be fair. There is a right and a wrong way to do things. I do not believe we will solve anything by granting instant citizenship to the illegals.
Well, that's my bandbox for the day. I can be totally wrong, so if I have misread these statements do let me know. (I copied the *starred facts from the newspaper).
I have another Valentine QP for you today. I hope you can use it. After this, I will start working on Spring things.
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It's getting close to lunch time now, so I think I'll mosey on over to the refrigerator to see what Pogo and I can have for lunch. Until tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.