31 March 2006

Cheesy Solution

I sure as heck don’t know how to solve our nation’s illegal
immigration problems. But I do think Josh Marshall is right.
A guest worker program is a very bad idea.

We're not Kuwait and we're not Germany. It's
bad for America to have a permanent class of
residents who are here for their labor but who
are permanently barred from becoming citizens.
It's bad for our society. It's bad for the
immigrants. And it's bad for citizens who have
to compete for jobs against an inherently
exploitable class of whatever amounts to 21st
century coolie labor.

No surprise President Bush is big in favor of
such a bad idea. Bad economics, bad civics,
bad social policy.