I live in the great San Joaquin Valley in California. I have lived here my whole life and in fact my family has been here for many generations. The problem with illegal immigration and amnesty is that there is no end in sight. Remember the amnesty of the eighties that was supposed to solve everything. Bull----, all it did was help to erode the middle class. Specifically talking about construction, roofing, cement work, lawn work and factory work. The politicians try to say that it is for the family farmer. I say what family farmer? The rich people getting their government checks for not growing anything? There are hardly any family farmers left. So quit being in favor of subsidizing people like professional ballplayers or corporate executives who invest in land just so they can reap the benefits of the farm subsidy. End all farm subsidies. Balance the budget before we spend money on things like subsidies or aid to foreign countries. We, as taxpayers, need to realize that our elected leaders sold us down the road along time ago, and all they are interested in is the status quo. Just so they get their pension and their great medical care for life, they really do not care about the rest of us. They just choose issues like immigration, religion, abortion, to divide us.
Jun 14 2007 - 2:42am