Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO still negotiating deal on temporary worker program

  • Article by: ERICA WERNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 15, 2013 - 3:55 PM
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formergopMar. 15, 13 5:02 PM

Now the goptp wants to import cheap labor so they dont have to pay shipping costs. Sad times in the United States.

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avejoeconMar. 15, 13 5:11 PM

How many MILLIONS are collecting Unemployment. Why are we bringing in 400,000 people a year from Mexico?

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avejoeconMar. 15, 13 6:03 PM

Now the goptp wants to import cheap labor so they dont have to pay shipping costs. Sad times in the United States.------------OMG!! The GOP are fighting all these freeloaders on our system and you come up with something like this????

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Mark27Mar. 15, 13 6:26 PM

Codifying a "guest worker program" is pure and simple apartheid. It's the only reason Republicans have any interest in immigration reform, particularly the kind Jeb Bush was trying to finnagle a couple of weeks ago where his Chamber of Commerce peeps get the best of both worlds....a never-ending pipeline of cheap labor that is permanently denied voting rights.

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avejoeconMar. 15, 13 6:32 PM

Mark----I thought your side was FOR letting all those illegals into the country. So, now you are opposed?

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Mark27Mar. 15, 13 6:34 PM

avejoecon, the GOP is hardly "fighting freeloaders". Being able to pit the working class against "freeloaders" is the Republican Party's life blood. They wouldn't come within light years of winning any election at any level without breeding blue-collar resentment against the "takers". It is absolutely imperative for the Republicans to keep this "makers versus takers" narrative alive, and there's no better way for them to do it than to figure out a way to import millions upon millions of impoverished workers onto American soil, blame the Democrats for it, and then keep them classified as "guest workers", normalizing taxation without representation for as many people as possible who work on their feet. Jeb Bush is first and foremost in trying to sneak through this version of "immigration reform" under the noses of Democrats, speaking on behalf of business sector vultures. The sad thing is that I could easily see a bipartisan coalition pushing an immigration reform platform this noxious through, effectively transforming America into pre-Nelson Mandela South Africa.

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Mark27Mar. 15, 13 6:51 PM

avejoecon, I'm nominally for immigration "amnesty" for current illegals, but only with tough border enforcement that I very much doubt will ever come. But any immigration reform legislation that contains an apartheid-esque "guest worker program" is a nonstarter for me, and that's the only kind of immigration reform legislation that Republicans will get behind since hyperinflating the ranks of low-income workers, and thus assisting them in framing their "makers versus takers" narrative for elections while simultaneously consolidating economic growth in the pockets of their bigshot campaign contributors, is their primary motivation in life.

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formergopMar. 15, 13 7:01 PM

Now the goptp wants to import cheap labor so they dont have to pay shipping costs. Sad times in the United States.------------OMG!! The GOP are fighting all these freeloaders on our system and you come up with something like this???? ````````````Who donated huge amounts of money to the goptp? Chamber of comerce.

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avejoeconMar. 15, 13 9:53 PM

Who donated huge amounts of money to the goptp? Chamber of comerce.---------Who is demanding that all the illegals are allowed to stay. You complain about 400,000 people that the Chamber of commerce wants to allow in and then cheer for 15-30 MILLION illegals being allowed to stay. Go ahead, try to justify blaming the GOP for the cheap labor!

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avejoeconMar. 15, 13 9:56 PM

Republicans to keep this "makers versus takers" narrative alive, and there's no better way for them to do it than to figure out a way to import millions upon millions of impoverished workers onto American soil, blame the Democrats for it, and then keep them classified as "guest workers", normalizing taxation without representation for as many people as possible who work on their feet. ------------Oh please, tell me, how is this any different that giving amnesty to 15 MILLIOIN illegals. The plan is to allow all this cheap labor in and not let them vote for 20 years. How is that any different than what you are blaming on the republicans.

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