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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 05:44 AM
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38. Great post. Indeed King hopes to split the "Democratic coalition" by pretending to be "tough on
illegal employers" (though his proposal actually gives these employers the ability to retain illegal employees even after they are discovered).

If he (and other conservatives) can split the "pro-enforcement" (attrition-through-enforcement) Democrats off from the "pro-legalization" (path-to-citizenship) Democrats, he will have done his job. Perhaps some of the former will vote repub (or just stay home) or some of the latter will go "third party" (or just stay home).

King hopes this will be an effective wedge in the Democratic coalition, while simultaneously giving illegal employers the ability to keep known illegal employees. These employers, under King's plan, would have the choice of firing newly discovered illegal employees or keeping them and suffering a tax consequence. A nice new choice for employers and something that can hold over the heads of labor.
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