Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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I have one question regarding immigration that came up during last night's debate. Nearly everyone suggested the "step back" or "back of the line" approach to a National Immigration policy. One question kept popping in my head and it gelled when Rudy was talking about the 450,000 illegals working in NYC.
Using NYC as a Micro example, what would Rudy, or any President do regarding the devastation to the economy if you moved 450,000 workers [7%] out of the city. Besides the tax revenue lost from income taxes and on money they spend for cloths, food, utilities, there is also the big-assed hole in several industries vital to NYC's economy.
Now extrapolate that to the National Economy. These guys seem to have the "I'm going to kick his ass." part of this thing down pat but don't really have the "Oh, shit he's way bigger than me!" part integrated into the plan.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.