Monday, September 24, 2007

Undocumented Immigrants are OK When They're Working for Republicans

I got a tip from a trusted source that Matt Blunt's cronies are getting tax credits to help them employ undocumented immigrants.

On Friday, the Missouri Housing Development Commission held a meeting, and one of the issues on the agenda was whether to take tax credits away from corporations that have been employing undocumented immigrants. The four Democratic appointees voted to do so. Four republican appointees voted not to hold employers accountable. The deciding vote was in the hands of Ed "bunch of Mexicans" Martin, the racist representative of Matt Blunt, who was participating by phone.

What would he do?

Would he take a stand against employers who exploit undocumented immigrants?

Would he abandon his principles to support wealthy republicans?

What would he do?

. . .

He hung up.

That way, the vote tied at 4-4, the employer gets the tax credits, and he doesn't have to vote in favor of illegal immigration.

Republican hypocrisy and moral fortitude on display.

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Anonymous travelingal said...

Does Robert's Rules of Order allow phone votes? I didn't think they did? I don't know about the rules of the Commission, but why should they be any different? Wouldn't be possible in my town.

That's not in defense of the greedy republicans who voted against this...the jerks.

Will be interesting to see the minutes.

9/24/2007 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty clear that Blunt is in the pocket of big business. Paying slave wages to illegal immigrants ends up being corporate welfare. Construction companies, hotels, corporate farmers; none of them want to cut off illegal immigration. Cheap wages = increased profits.

Sen. McCaskill is right to address the demand side. Humans will always strive to give their families a better life. Big business seems to always strive to make the stock market happy (sans Cosco). Eliminate the demand, you elimiate the supply.

9/24/2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger Reverse_Vampyr said...

I hope the buttweasels who voted against holding employers responsible for illegal workers get voted out of office for their duplicity. It's absolutely disgusting to see such graft on display.

9/24/2007 12:38 PM  

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