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Friday, January 09, 2004

Yet another take on the Bush undocumented-worker plan:
Along with currying favor with Hispanics, the president's move is a bid to further ingratiate himself with the business sector. It's this simple:

Boss man drives up to work site in his new Cadillac Escalade, steps out and calls work crew to come listen up.

"Your foreman tells me you guys aren't satisfied with the 2 percent pay raise you got last year, don't like all the overtime and want medical benefits, so you're talking to some (expletive deleted) union S.O.B. I'm only going to say this once, so you better get it the first time. You make one move to unionize and I'm laying off the whole bunch of you. Then I'm going to the government, to tell them I want to hire a crew of Mexicans. You can bet your butts they won't be talking to any union S.O.B."
-- From Oh!pinion

When you consider the problem with compassion and an open mind, it's very difficult. But for cheap labor conservatives like Bush, it's simple: ALWAYS make sure there's a substantial supply of people willing to work hard for little money with little freedom, and the people who own the land and the factories can just keep getting richer and richer.