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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM

Is Immigration reform the most important thing we need to address now?

I realize to some it may be a big deal, but to the rest of us as a whole is it the big problem that we need to work on?

I thought getting the Economy and unemployed going again was a tad more pressing. I also thought that a huge majority of us were tired of seeing mass casualty shootings and wanted some kind of gun control. I thought that addressing the environment was important too.

I realize that politicians love to pander and this immigration reform might be little more than pandering to a larger chunk of our society.

So, is Immigration Reform a hugely important pressing need, or is it an attempt to pander for votes, or is it a huge waste of time?

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NightWatcher Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
obnoxiousdrunk Jan 2013 #3
nick of time Jan 2013 #5
BeeBee Jan 2013 #2
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #4
datasuspect Jan 2013 #6
LonePirate Jan 2013 #10
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #7
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #8
UTUSN Jan 2013 #9
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #11

Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:21 PM

1. Yes. Equality for all groups and all people is the #1 most important issue

 

and if the economy is important, well, to have 11 million citizens paying full taxes, and all buying goods and homes and cars, well, what is better to the economy?

Our founding fathers claimed all men were equal, but that left out 75% of the public from what they wished.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. +1. n/t

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

5. +1000. nt.

 

However, the govt. should be able to multi task.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:23 PM

2. We should be able to do more than one thing at a time. n/t

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:28 PM

4. It is an issue that has been festering for years.

I remember when Bush tried to push it through. The opposition here was intense. I wonder if that will have changed now.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:31 PM

6. i'm pretty sure our "best and brightest" can multitask.

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:18 PM

10. But a majority of House districts are not represented by the best and brightest

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:38 PM

7. Doing what you can do at the time the opportunity

is presented is very important and applies to the immigration issue. The obvious demographic message from the election--that the fastest growing group is even more rapidly deserting the GOP--has presented a window for enough republicans to be willing to pursue genuine reform.

With the Rushbos and other racists pulling out the stops to beat the drum against "amnesty" it is to be seen what will be accomplished. But the fact that this is happening now isn't because it is necessarily considered the most important issue, it is simply that circumstances have made action on this important issue possible at this time.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:39 PM

8. It should be addressed right now but I want education on the agenda too

and right now it is not.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:40 PM

9. Won't list recent years' priorities so as not to offend various Dem constituencies, but the same

question could be asked about anything.


That said, LIMBOsevic finally spoke a truth: He quoted from a study/poll that found immigration was a major issue for Hispanics voting Dem. Of course, he twisted it to mean that Dem Hispanics "believe in government (solutions)" stopping short of his GOING THERE to Mittens' shallow grave of saying Hispanics wanted hand-outs.

Rethugs cling to the delusion that they can reap Hispanic votes with immigration "reform." They delude themselves that Hispanics are "naturally" conservative based on Catholicism and family values. As said in another thread, the Rethug proposals have the poison pills of: NO citizenship path; fines; "temporarily" going back until they get permission. Uh, if they got here OUTSIDE of permits, the incentives in these proposals are not great enough for them to jump through these particular hoops.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:20 PM

11. Hugely important, and tied very closely to the economy as well.

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