Thursday, May 25, 2006

Congressman J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), Patriot

From NRO , today:

The White House claims that the president’s plan is not an amnesty because illegals will face penalties and “benchmarks.” Here is what Tony Snow says awaits those who are allowed to stay under the president’s plan:

What exactly on that list is onerous? Let’s go through it.

Illegal aliens will have to “pay taxes”: That’s no penalty; they’re supposed to pay taxes. In fact, according the Sen. Chuck Grassley, under Bush’s plan illegals would have the option to only have to pay three of their last five years in back taxes.

They have to “keep their nose clean”: Big deal. So does everybody else.

They have to get a tamper-proof ID card: Oh, the humanity!

They’ll have to stay employed: But isn’t that why they came here, to do jobs Americans won’t?

They’ll have to learn English: That’s a benefit to the illegal.

Most of these “benchmarks” would be required of any legal immigrant. They are in no way burdensome, yet Tony Snow makes them sound almost oppressive.

The only real punishment on the entire list is the fine. Know what it is? A measly $2,000 payable in two $1,000 installments. When you consider what illegals get for their two grand, it’s the deal of a lifetime.

Thanks for telling it like it is, J.D. ! You get today's Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.



Wyatt Earp said...

I heard this on Rush this afternoon and almost drove off the road. I might as well claim to be an illegal - they have it better than we do in this country.

Insolublog said...

I am glad the word is getting around. We still have that house battle before us.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I'm thinking about leaving and coming back myself.

fmragtops said...

Can I renounce my sitizenship, but not go anywhere? Would that be the same?

Insolublog said...

For a couple grand and some fake SS #s, you guys could be living the life of liberty.

fmragtops said...

I can't believe I spelled citizenship with an "s". I'm going to bed now.