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    Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    Boycotting Arizona is harder than it sounds.

    Though the passage of the state's immigration law was met in late April with immediate threats to cut ties with Arizona in protest, a number of cities have either scaled back or created exemptions to their own boycotts.

    The resolutions also have demanded a mountain of work by officials at the city level tasked with reviewing hundreds of internal contracts for any trace of Arizona to see whether it's prudent to cut ties. As the review process gets underway, the result may be a patchwork of targeted boycotts rather a blanket ban on all things Arizona.

    The Los Angeles City Council was the latest to amend its boycott last Wednesday, when lawmakers voted to make an exemption so that an Arizona-based company that operates enforcement cameras at Los Angeles intersections can continue to do business there.
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    This, has to be the funniest **** I've seen in months. These boycotts were announced to protest "civil rights violations" that AZ was going to commit, to show the Hispanics of these cities, that they were "with you man!".

    Well, they were till reality slapped these morons across the face, a good old fashioned bitch-slapping good time of it from the looks of it.

    Yes, idiots, you passed these boycotts and now you are learning that oh... it's not so easy. So how committed are you to "Civil Rights" again? This is just... too damned funny if you ask me.
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    That's too freaking hilarious.

    "reality check" - "our **** matters more than yours . . . sorry!"

    Freaking hypocrites! But what would happen if the company bit the bullet and nulled ITS contract with LA? Interesting!

    The Los Angeles City Council was the latest to amend its boycott last Wednesday, when lawmakers voted to make an exemption so that an Arizona-based company that operates enforcement cameras at Los Angeles intersections can continue to do business
    there.

    The program earned the city $6 million last year. City officials cited economic as well as public safety concerns in arguing to extend the contract with American Traffic Solutions, based in Scottsdale. Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon said the boycott was "never intended to impede public safety."
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    A certain reverand once made a statement about "chickens coming home to roost" that seems like it may apply here.
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    I guess this is how they stand up for their principles.
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    Im STILL waiting for ANYONE to explain how the Arizona law which simply enforces federal law is discriminatory in the least. The fed has authorized (and the supreme court upheld) INS agents to investigate legal status MERELY on the basis of LOOKING Mexican...the Arizona law specifically PROHIBITS profiling. Yet what we hear all the time is "enforcement should only be done by the FED." Excpet of course the fed has been training state law enforcement officers on immigration enforcement so THAT idiotic argument also goes out the window. (I know its a stretch expecting people to actually debate or defend their argument AGAINST a law that they havent even bothered to actually READ).

    There is one very simple and basic truth...leftists want NO enforcement of the illigal immigration laws. period. They are threatened because the STATE is willing to do what the FED has compeletely refused to do.

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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That's too freaking hilarious.

    "reality check" - "our **** matters more than yours . . . sorry!"

    Freaking hypocrites! But what would happen if the company bit the bullet and nulled ITS contract with LA? Interesting!
    Oh you know LA's not going to give up any of it's ability to take money from the citizens here. "Public safety concerns" is just code for "added taxes by way of fines".

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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh you know LA's not going to give up any of it's ability to take money from the citizens here. "Public safety concerns" is just code for "added taxes by way of fines".
    I wonder what those folks that really believed these boycotts were based on principle think now... Fairweathered supporters of "Hispanic Rights" is how they should be seen. (Not that I think these boycotts were any such thing, but that's the claim for them being made).
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    I think this story about the challenges of imposing a boycott represents good news for Arizona … and very bad. Good news that it is much harder to single out businesses solely based on their location and perhaps more important to terminate existing relationships and contracts. But also very bad news in that when new opportunities are lost, they will be lost for a considerable time for the same reason, probably outlasting the obnoxious state policy and responding boycott.

    What Arizonans are seeing now is decades of consequences being heaped on their heads. Businesses will think twice (or more) about locating there; others will examine moving out of there; workers will follow their jobs to other states; new houses for those workers will built where they go; etc., etc. The boycott must overcome inertia initially which favors Arizona, but, the boycott's eventual momentum will be very bad for Arizona. Of all the states Arizona is probably among the most dependent on new residents moving there; without the incentives that come with a growing economy one shudders and what will become of our youngest contiguous state.
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think this story about the challenges of imposing a boycott represents good news for Arizona … and very bad. Good news that it is much harder to single out businesses solely based on their location and perhaps more important to terminate existing relationships and contracts. But also very bad news in that when new opportunities are lost, they will be lost for a considerable time for the same reason, probably outlasting the obnoxious state policy and responding boycott.

    What Arizonans are seeing now is decades of consequences being heaped on their heads. Businesses will think twice (or more) about locating there; others will examine moving out of there; workers will follow their jobs to other states; new houses for those workers will built where they go; etc., etc. The boycott must overcome inertia initially which favors Arizona, but, the boycott's eventual momentum will be very bad for Arizona. Of all the states Arizona is probably among the most dependent on new residents moving there; without the incentives that come with a growing economy one shudders and what will become of our youngest contiguous state.

    No, what Arizona is seeing is a that most of these boycotts are half hearted, and will have no lasting effect. The LAW will stand, and spread once it beats Obama's ill considered legal challenge supposidly coming this week.
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    Re: Cities Discovering an Arizona Boycott May Do More Harm Than Good

    It's kind of sad that the view is "Haha LA is losing!" instead of "These are two states in a union and they should be getting along."

    Why hasn't there been some kind of federal intervention to repair ties?

    I would just wait for SCOTUS to toss out the Arizona law - which it will - before taking such drastic boycott measures.

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