Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Boogah Boogah Lou-gah!

Lou Dobbs is frightened:
But only one newspaper, to its credit, reported that illegal aliens and their supporters' boycott of the national economy on the First of May is clear evidence that radical elements have seized control of the movement. The Washington Post, alone among national papers, reported that ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) has become an active promoter of the national boycott.
Oh, the poor sheep-like immigrants...they don't know what they're doing - they're just blindly following whatever radicals tell them!

And here, in concise form, is the vitriolic, misapplied blame of much right-wing immigration commentary:
In fact, a meat-packing job paid $19 an hour in 1980, but today that same job pays closer to $9 an hour, according to the Labor Department. That's entirely consistent with what we've been reporting -- that illegal aliens depress wages for U.S. workers by as much as $200 billion a year in addition to placing a tremendous burden on hospitals, schools and other social services.
Oh, if only we'd kept the Mexicans out, the big companies that were so nice to everyone in 1980 would be even nicer now! If only they'd built that Fence, the US Govt could send out a $1000 "We Won THIS Alamo!" check to everyone instead!

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