Tuesday, November 22, 2005

What Is the Neo-Con Position on Illegal Workers?

When I have conversations with neo-cons (you know, right-wing selfish people whose parents were Democrats) they say they are against illegal immigration and illegal workers. They are CEO-huggers who think that profit is the same as patriotism. I hear them support armed militia to shoot illegals at border crossings. I hear them brag about supporting organizations like oil companies and Wal-Mart; and policies like drilling in the Arctic wilderness and eliminating job protection and benefits for American workers. They say these things will make America a better place.

It takes less than half a brain to know they know nothing of what they speak and are just parroting Reaganites whose lies continue to destroy America!

Over the past two years, Wal-Mart has been busted for employing over 265 illegal workers. Yup! Wal-Mart, the poster-child for the free-market is employing a vulgar number of the same illegals they profess to be opposed to employing!

So Mister and Miss Neo-Con, what IS your position on hiring illegal workers? Are you against illegal workers or not? Is it OK for YOUR side to use illegal workers, but not the OTHER side? If you are against the employment of illegal workers, are you willing to put your money where your mouth is and begin a neo-con boycott of Wal-Mart?

If you neo-cons are really serious about making America a better place and having the courage of your own convictions, then start a Wal-Mart boycott. Stand-up for America, capitalism, and patriotism and force Wal-Mart out of business!

Of course you won't do it, because everyone knows that neo-cons have no interest in anything but themselves. They want to hide behind patriotism and the free-market; but when it becomes inconvenient to stand-up for their convictions, they just sling the mud and call people names.

Spineless neo-cons are beyond dull, and in God's world there is no greater sin than dullness!
100 Arrested at Wal-Mart Construction Site
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer
Fri Nov 18, 4:42 PM ET

Federal immigration agents detained more than 100 workers at a construction site for a new Wal-Mart distribution center, authorities said.

The workers, who Wal-Mart said were employed by a subcontractor and not by the retailing giant, were detained Thursday on suspected immigration violations, said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Marc Raimondi. They were being taken to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers for processing, he said.

More than 50 federal immigration agents, joined by the U.S. Labor Department, Social Security Administration and state police, raided the construction site near Pottsville, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires said the company would cooperate fully with federal authorities.

"We have written contracts with these subcontractors requiring that they follow all applicable local, state and federal employment laws," he said in a statement.

At least 120 illegal immigrants, most of them from Mexico, were detained, Schuylkill County Sheriff Frank McAndrew said. He said he began investigating the site and contacted federal officials after getting complaints from local tradespeople.

"You've got a situation here where illegal immigrants are coming into Schuylkill County and taking (local union workers') jobs for eight bucks an hour. They are working for poverty wages, and creating unemployment because our skilled tradesmen are out of work," McAndrew said.

In 2003, a raid of 60 Wal-Mart stores in 21 states led to the arrests of 245 illegal workers. An affidavit claimed a pair of senior Wal-Mart executives knew cleaning contractors were hiring illegal immigrants. The retailer agreed to pay $11 million in March to settle the case but denied senior executives knew of the hirings.

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