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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Of course we have a good idea. They work for people. We know as much as we want to know.
    Good Lord, you are so full of crap I can smell you from here. J/K . . . kinda.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Does not follow. They still pay taxes and contribute. And a good number stay.

    If they're illegal they pay sales tax for their purchases, but they don't pay income tax. The only exception to that is if they steal someones identity in order to get a job as an employee officially listed on the company's books.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    If they're illegal they pay sales tax for their purchases, but they don't pay income tax. The only exception to that is if they steal someones identity in order to get a job as an employee officially listed on the company's books.
    That's not always the case because sometimes they go by "employee identification numbers" instead of social security numbers. Nice little loophole there. Lol!

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Lol! Thing is, you don't know who is productive and who isn't when you have no qualifications and its just a free for all.
    You do after they are gone, your new roof leaks and your shed falls down, but you've saved thousands on the work that was done.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Good Lord, you are so full of crap I can smell you from here. J/K . . . kinda.
    I'm telling you, we've had this problem for as long as I can remember. We have the laws on the books to end it. No one wants to. They like using them to foster partisan bickering, but we allow them. I'm telling if we didn't get something out of it, it wouldn't happen.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I'd be very interested in seeing a link to that.
    Here is one link. It is ironic further that most of their illegal immigrants are Americans. I have heard on TV shows that southern Mexico has a huge problem with central american illegal immigrants who head for the US but never make it which feeds the push north by Mexicans.

    Mexico | Illegal Immigration | Statistics | Law

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    If they're illegal they pay sales tax for their purchases, but they don't pay income tax. The only exception to that is if they steal someones identity in order to get a job as an employee officially listed on the company's books.
    We've had cases of them working for many a company, and one way of another, they managed to pay taxes. They get help I suspect with the identity issue.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm telling you, we've had this problem for as long as I can remember. We have the laws on the books to end it. No one wants to. They like using them to foster partisan bickering, but we allow them. I'm telling if we didn't get something out of it, it wouldn't happen.
    Nobody wants to enforce the laws. Nobody wants to come down hard on these companies that like to hire illegals at slave wages. Everyone wants to pander to the next "wave" of immigrants.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's not always the case because sometimes they go by "employee identification numbers" instead of social security numbers. Nice little loophole there. Lol!
    Or work for small subcontractors that are not on any books at all.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nobody wants to enforce the laws. Nobody wants to come down hard on these companies that like to hire illegals at slave wages. Everyone wants to pander to the next "wave" of immigrants.
    Easy test. Do we still have illegals?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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