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Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Agree CL. That's the one stumbling block in my plan. Neither party would support it because even if their friends'/cronies' businesses don't personally use illegal labor, they count on the low prices they get from suppliers due to the use of illegal labor.

No politician wants to actually punish the businesses doing the hiring, though if you're taking a purely economic view of the solution, that's how you'd do it. I like to step aside and live in my little utopia on occasion when I come up with plans for solutions that would actually work. Usually there is a reason they haven't/won't be implemented.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 02/16/2017 at 8:55 AM

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Did you know that people found to be living illegally in Mexico are fined at the rate of 100 days of pay at the minimum wage rate?

Did you know that in Mexico persons with no skills, experience or education would be allowed residence? They have a point system based on these three criteria.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Nick, the question you need to ask yourself is "What did BHO know and when did he know it?"

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

I this case CL, it wouldn't be a small fine. I think what he means is large scale asset seizure, kinda like the DEA et. al. does already.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Grove,
"The only people paying for the solution at that point would be the companies that were choosing to break the law in order to save a buck."
So not a chance in hell of that happening?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 02/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Back on topic, I'm with CL. Just enforce the laws. You don't need laws.

In fact, I think we could go further by increasing the penalty for using illegal labor, and then you could reward local law enforcement offices by letting them keep the majority of the penalty money for any and all businesses that they catch using illegal labor.

You'd have illegal labor task forces on every local police force in the country within the year, and they'd be cracking down on the businesses.

No need to deport illegals either. They'll either self-deport due to lack of companies willing to hire them, or they'll take whatever path to citizenship is available. No need for a wall either, because if companies aren't willing to risk hiring illegals, people won't be flocking over the border looking for work. They'll be seeking the LEGAL path to immigration. Problem solved, and you do it while having it be a net revenue positive to the government, not a negative.

The only people paying for the solution at that point would be the companies that were choosing to break the law in order to save a buck.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 02/15/2017 at 3:37 PM

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Brichy, that's not a thesis statement, it's a diagnostic criteria.

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Posted by Nick R on 02/15/2017 at 2:59 PM

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Yes, Mia, there is. Not only did Obama send his future ambassador to Russia for a closed door meeting before he was first elected, but those other puritanical bastards that just ruin everything have failed again and Playboy is bringing back the nudes.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Bab, is there a thesis statement here?

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 02/15/2017 at 8:29 AM

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All while "the FBI investigates". It's the 50's and 60's redux! I wonder who will be assassinated THIS time? Anyone need popcorn while I'm out?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 2:02 AM

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Let's not forget: The most disturbing aspect of the Democrats current behavior, however, is not that they are prioritizing procedure over substance. It is that they are reviving a brand of political thinking that should have died with the collapse of the Soviet Union. By seeing any and all opposition as the work of secret Kremlin plots, they have returned to one of the most desperate and ugly forms of character assassination in American political history.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 1:37 AM

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And...Bloomberg reported that If the Democrats can show the hidden hand of Russian intelligence agencies, they believe that voter outrage will probably outweigh any embarrassing revelations."

Or: Josh Marshall pondered how many online Sanders supporters and Trump supporters were actually being run out of a Russian operation, while a writer at The Atlantic confronted a Bernie fan on Twitter about their suspicious interest in Ukraine. And the Democratic Blue Nation Review, run by longtime Clinton operative David Brock, warned that online Bernie or Bust supporters could instead be sophisticated agitators in the pay of the Russian government.

Then there is: Just as the left of the 40s and 50s saw anti-Stalinism as an excuse for Jim Crow, a Glenn Greenwald today casts Russias human-rights record in an implausibly favorable light, and reflexively dismisses any contrary view as simple hypocrisy. When Russia menaces Ukraine, The Nation informs its audience that this is perfectly justifiable because Ukraine is not really a country at all.

Finally: The 1950s witch-hunt would have been just as damaging even if the Soviet Union had been an entirely imaginary entity. By inflating Russias evils to absurd extremes, and then accusing others of enabling them, one directly recreates the Cold War means of silencing dissent. By treating Russia as an all-purpose bogeyman, even when the U.S. routinely engages in similar behavior, one replicates an atmosphere that allows all criticism of the U.S. to be treated as traitorous.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 1:29 AM

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Well...Everyone from Donald Trump to the Sanders supporters is now a KGB puppet
by NATHAN J. ROBINSON

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/15/2017 at 1:24 AM

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Bicabrac, fascinating it never gets old. How does the rest of the ward feel about this?

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Posted by Nick R on 02/15/2017 at 12:13 AM

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I sad "fascinated" not "fantasize", as you appear to be doing when you think that the democrats are against an oligarchy in an of itself, and when you would like to believe that there are no democrats that want war with russia (it's literally all over tv and newspapers with audio and video presented in context, multiple times, by the same individuals over and over), and, since you don't appear to know this either, Gen. Flynn is a registered democrat and everyone know trump isn't really a republican, having switched to democrat in 2001, and then back to republican in 2009. He is a member of the oppositional party. Duh. Not only that, the russians did not "put into office" the current president. Even Obama said so. Double Duh.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/14/2017 at 11:11 PM

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Bric, While I am happy that you are able to fascinate yourself, you understand that there is a different political system in place, oligarchy as opposed to communist. And then you will need to identify the Democrat who wants to go to war with Russia. And then when you are on a roll, identify the Democrat who was put into office by the Soviets/Russia.

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Posted by Nick R on 02/14/2017 at 9:48 PM

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To tell the truth Nick, I'm just fascinated that so many people in the democrat party now agree with President Reagan that russia is bad and that we should go to war with them., like, RIGHT NOW!

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/14/2017 at 8:44 PM

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Bric-a-Brac, I am glad you are afforded reading materials at the facility. Do they monitor your online activity?

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Posted by Nick R on 02/14/2017 at 7:18 PM

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I, on the other hand, shall review the amount of time in jail sentences (31 times all other presidents combined) Obama secured for leakers and all the time spent spying on journalist involved.

The ACLU was talking about this last year but I didn't have time to look into it.

Now I do.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/14/2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

BTW: There is a "Russian Connection" regarding "The Mysterious Stranger" given that a movie version was made in 1989 in the USSR.

FWIW

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/14/2017 at 6:20 PM

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