Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pelosi's Folly

From the USA Today comes this story:

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.

Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American

Notice where she's at?

So, what (pray tell) were her comments?

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them."

The fence law may overlook a handful of communities along the southern border, but it looks out for a far greater amount of communities that do not sit on the border. These are those populations that must foot the bill for the droves of illegal immigrants coming in. daily. Believe me, they only stop in these border communities long enough to buy a pack of cigarettes and a Coke and it's northward-ho.

My community is one that must shell out for healthcare, welfare, and any other entitlement they can grab onto. My community must bear the brunt of the extra drain for people that have entered the United States without registering. Because of this, most do not pay income tax, to help pay for the drain.

But believe me, opposing the fence that both defines and regulates the sovereign territory known as the United States Of America is not the worst of the problem. The worst part of this is simple. Building a fence would not be necessary if crackpot ideas like this weren't being floated around, in an irresponsible manner:

Pelosi also touted legislation known as the DREAM Act that would make it easier for some illegal immigrants to receive higher education benefits. She spoke at a conference that drew more than 5,000 students for activities designed to inspire careers in science and technology.

The DREAM Act would eliminate a federal provision that discourages states from providing illegal immigrants with lower in-state tuition rates. It also would allow permanent residency for illegal immigrants who entered the country as children and have been admitted to an institution of higher education.

That's the ticket, create more reasons for the fence to have a need and a function. But wait, it gets better:

"It just isn't fair," Pelosi said. "Those young people who came to America one way or another ... their opportunities are curtailed because of the situation. And it's not only harmful to them — it's harmful to the country."

I'll tell you what's not fair in all of this. It's the mere fact that I have to pay some of my hard-earned money (and if you think I don't work hard to earn my money, just hang with me for a day), to attract more needy people from another country that cannot get their own house in order, well enough to be self-sufficient. After all the money that has been thrown at Mexico over the years, there is still poverty beyond belief, with no signs of any potential improvement, anytime soon. So they see the American leader of the House Of Representatives promising a gold mine.

And while we are at it, what's this nutty idea about?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

That's it. Let's just add another $20 billion to the debt.

Brilliant, ladies. Brilliant. You've just added billions to the national debt to, in essence, buy yourself a bunch of friends that wouldn't be your friends, if you didn't buy them. In fantasyland, it's called helping people that need help. In reality, it's called buying power. (And it creates an unhealthy symbiotic relationship, by encouraging more dependence on big government as a secondary gain.)


A.C. McCloud said...

Hillary has been very careful to say it's just an idea, not a policy proposal. Maybe that's because she realizes that giving every child 5K would also include the rich babies, putting it on par with Bush's tax cut for the all who paid tax, which included the rich, which was blasted by the dems. So they've got to first figure out the cap.

LASunsett said...

Hi AC,

I am pretty sure, it will never fly. But each and every time she or anyone else puts out a dangling carrot, it gets the dependent masses salivating for more.

Always On Watch said...

Pelosi also touted legislation known as the DREAM Act that would make it easier for some illegal immigrants to receive higher education benefits.

Excuse me, but wouldn't such a plan squeeze out American citizens who deserve their higher education? Unless billions of taxpayers' dollars were to be shelled out to accommodate the influx.

Pelosi is pandering for Hispanic votes, IMO.

LASunsett said...


//Excuse me, but wouldn't such a plan squeeze out American citizens who deserve their higher education? //

I think it would, unless they are thinking of really shelling out some real dough. The interesting thing in this whole thing, will be the fallout.

Pelosi already has the Hispanic vote. If she proposes this and brings it to a vote on the floor, the chances are she will not get it passed. Many of the Dems elected in this last election are from red states that were fed up with the GOP. They were not elected to implement Leftist agendas.

Therefore, it will be hard to get much needed support from those Dems from the midwest and southern states. And it will be necessary for them to support this if they are to have any chance to get it passed.

So, you are certainly right when you say she is pandering, but not for her re-election.