Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    Felon Fugitives Demand Equal Treatment

    With President Bush wishing to pass legislation that pretty much amounts to pardoning the largest number of criminals in the history of the USA, fleeing felons across the nation are grouping in solidarity and demanding equal treatment:

    Most of us are legitimate American citizens that just made bad choices in life. Yeah, some of us murdered and rape, but at least we are citizens. How is it that people that are not even citizens of America get special treatment?

    , President Bush spoke to the nation and told America that his plan is to allow 12 Million - 20 Million illegal criminal aliens to have a path to citizenship. He said he'd also include some already-strained national guard presence as well - yet reassured Mexico's president that it would only be temporary. Hmmm, Bush stands up to a guy hiding out in a cave, yet caves in to a corrupt Mexican President - Vicente Fox.

    Now Fox has no problem using the USA as his penal system - shipping his worse criminals to their new life in the USA, and even helping them get established in their illegal status. Now, President Bush has helped President Fox - I guess this is considered international good will?

    Now you see why our own felons want equal treatment. They also hold down jobs - jobs regular Americans don't want to do. Their equal treatment proposal:
    • If you have evaded capture for 5 years or more, the slate is wiped clean and you go back to a crime-free status

    • If you have evaded capture for 3 years, you get blind probation but you can be crime free after paying a fine

    • If you are a new felon then just keep hiding until the next round of criminal amnesty takes place
    Now what President Bush seemed to forget to tell the American public was the exorbitant cost of amnesty - a cost that you and I will bear, not the illegal aliens. In a new report by the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector studies Hagel-Martinez to discover how much the amnesty of anywhere between 7 million to 10 million illegal aliens would cost the government.
    "If enacted," writes Mr. Rector, the bill "would be the largest expansion of the welfare state in 35 years." Hagel-Martinez will not create any new entitlement program, but it will mean that the long-term cost to government services from millions of suddenly legalized immigrants and their families could be $30 billion more every year.

    Under Hagel-Martinez's amnesty plan, roughly 60 percent to 85 percent of the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants will be granted citizenship at some future date. As the report notes, lack of education contributes to poverty and half of all adult illegal aliens don't have a high school degree. Columnist Robert Samuelson has argued that instituting both amnesty and a guest-worker program is like importing poverty. Mr. Rector's study supports this view by pointing out that over the last 40 years as the education level of new immigrants has declined so have immigrant wages.
    And that is for 7-10 million. 12-20 million is more like it.

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