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Do as I say, not as I do


© Rex Babin

It has already become a virtual truism that people who are virulently anti-gay are probably acting out of their closet. With the recent revelation that that anti-immigrant hardliner Meg Whitman employed an illegal alien as a housekeeper for nine years, it seems that the same thing applies to people who condemn illegal immigrants.

Indeed, when I visited Arizona for a few weeks earlier this year, every person I talked to who was in favor of the hard-line laws against undocumented workers admitted that they had hired undocumented workers themselves.

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  1. Unfathomably stupid. It takes the words right out of my mouth, and robs my brain of the capacity for even the simplest of thoughts.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Permalink
  2. I think that this may actually be one of those cases which shows how difficult it is for wealthy southwesterners to avoid hiring illegals, rather than their direct intention to … but I could be wrong.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    I read a report about unemployment. Jobs were offered as farm laborers in on-line job offers. Few answered, those that did could not do the jobs and left.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Eva, I reported on that here: http://politicalirony.com/2010/07/04/take-our-jobs-please/

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  5. patriotsgt wrote:

    2 points. First the current law requires only that an employer look at the 2 forms of “ID” a greencard and some other picture Id like a license. It does not require them to determine absolutely if they are legit, only to a laymens best knowledge. It does not require pre-verification of their SSN, but the IRS is supposed to verify the # after the first tax filiing and then send a letter to the employer if the # mismatches the name. The process usually takes 2 years.
    2nd point – what do the comments about “take our job please” say to our current welfare generation and their willingness to seek out employment. I am not talking about those who are unemployed during this recession. Are we paying too much in benefits to our welfare recipients that a job in an honorable profession such as farming is to far beneath them?

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

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