The Ugly American

While signing autographs, “Joe” Wurzelbacher told Texas tea partyers today that he favors using government money to deport the 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States:

While protesting government spending at Houston’s Independence Day Tea Party, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher stated that American taxpayer dollars would be best spent on the mass deportation of 12 million undocumented immigrants:

WURZELBACHER: I believe in making sure our country is safe first. I believe we need to spend a little more on illegal immigrants. Get them the hell out of our damn country and close the borders down. We can do it. We’ve got the greatest military in the world and you’re telling me we can’t close our borders? — That’s just ridiculous.

Michael Stickings definitely has a reaction.

David Neiwert has more on the kaleidoscopic collection of right-wing lunatic fringe thinkers at this latest round of Tea Parties.

2 Responses to “The Ugly American”

  1. JohnHolmes says:

    Well then Kathy when, if ever is the US going to control its border? I thought you cared about the Law Kathy?? Are you for open borders?? We’ve already had one Amnesty with the promise that the border would be tightened. Amnesty happened but the Border and Immigration Control promises didn’t, of course.

    In California the Illegals cost taxpayers billions extra each year in new school construction, additional teachers, special education/language programs, health care, uninsured motorists, government services, prison/legal expenses .. I could go on and on … plenty of Americans are disgusted, we’ve had enough of the $$ burden, the flood of illegals, the attack on our language, the attack on our culture, and the lies of State, Federal, and Local Governments which ignore the issue altogether or tie their own hands and refuse to do anything. I suppose you will deny that Illegals are a net drain on the economy, probably doesn’t affect you wherever you live so it’s easier to call others hysterical or racist rather than honestly address immigration.

    I don’t blame people for wanting to come here but I do blame our policy makers and Law Enforcement who act as enablers. All illegals left family and friends to live in the USA. Given this fact, returning people is not inhumane. My policy would be to return any illegal who cannot prove they have been here 5yrs or more. Some of this would be forced returns, while others would eventually leave because I would crack down on Citizenship Verification in hiring.

    Immigrants are welcome, I would further restrict the numbers, but it’s time to think of America’s best interest FIRST.

    • Iker says:

      Ok. Now that the election is over and pepole can now have a chance to perhaps be logical about immigration we may be able to come up with a solution that is between amnesty for everyone and concentrations camps, yes, this was proposed by Mr. Chaffetz.First, a few clarifications that will bring down the white supremacist and racial victim mentalities that polarize this issue:It’s not a matter of illegal and citizens. Many pepole are caught in between- expired visas while applying for status adjustment, married a us citizen legally and the paperwork is not back, student waiting for work visa, conditional resident, permanent resident, military personnel here illegally but legal as long as they are in the military, dream act kids, etcSo it’s not all one rule that is being broken, it’s a greyscale mess.Immigration is a civil matter. Not a criminal one. That means that we can remove the label criminals , unless you want to apply it to yourself when you go over the speed limit.Race vs Ethnicity: We MUST stop playing the race card, on both sides. Lumping Latinos in the debate is a very ingnorant approach from the GOP. Hispanic or Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. There are white Latinos, black Latinos, African Muslim Latinos, Asian Latinos. Most Latinos in the us illegally are of Mexican decent, so ignorantly they are all Mexicans to white pepole. The GOP must learn to separate Latino issues from illegal immigrant issues. Making immigration the ONLY issue comes across as ignorant pandering.America has always been a nation of immigrants. Always. And many of them came here with no papers. So lets stop this fantasy that America has always been Lilly white and only English speaking.It’s is how visas work:- vacation- student-conditional resident- permanent resident- citizen.The border needs to be closed,cut more importantly visas need to be enforced logically.With this out of the way, this is the logical solution:have non criminal that came legally but overstayed their visas pay a civil penalty to extend their visa for 2-3 years. They can then work to become conditional residents during that time, if they don’t their visa expired and then deportation can take place.Have dreamers pay a heftier penalty if they were never here legally. Give them 3-5. Years on a temporary visa to get their education and work lined up,Chen apply to be a conditional resident, then after a few years a permanent one then after a few more a citizen. It’s is how the system works now.Illegal that pay taxes pay a higher fine. If after 1-3 years they have paid taxes,crept civil and criminal laws, registered, etc they can apply for a temporary visa and work from there.Illegals with a criminal records. Have to go before a judge they are either given 1 year to leave the country of arrange for helty fines if the law they broke was a misdemeanor type.Criminals: out, no work, jail for the crime they committed. This solution would raise billions in payments to our economy. No one would get a free ride. Both parties could agree. It may mean that tea party bigots and the few amnesty for all folks are unhappy, but who cares, they are a small majority that only gets on tv because they are radical, but do not represent the vast majority of Americans.

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