Vicente Fox's offer to make money off Katrina spurned
Last week, George Bush's amigo Vicente Fox offered to help us out with the Katrina rebuilding, specifically saying that "if there is anything Mexicans are good at, it is construction." Of course, as readers of this blog know, that would translate into millions or billions of remittances for Mexico: the money that illegal aliens send home.
Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) responds to Fox:
"Rebuilding our Gulf Coast with labor from Mexico would divert a large part of the estimated $200 billion cost to rebuild -- paid for by American taxpayers -- out of our economy and into 'foreign remittances,' the monies sent back to Mexico from the U.S. by illegal immigrants... While we appreciate the disaster aid assistance Mexico is providing by sending a military convoy across our southern border, we cannot afford to pay them back with the jobs of our hurricane victims."
Mr. Norwood said at least half a million Americans from the affected areas have permanently lost their jobs, suggesting that it "makes perfect sense" that as many of them ought to be employed as possible in the rebuilding efforts -- "for their personal good and the good of the country."
"We should not allow our national tragedy to become Mexico's gain. The time for talk is over. The time for pleas for the administration to simply enforce the law is over... Hardship has a way of bringing families together... If there is anything positive that can come from such an incomprehensible disaster as Hurricane Katrina, it could likely be in forcing us to come back together to help defend each other, instead of letting potential taxpayer-funded jobs for storm victims to be looted by illegal immigrant labor cheered on by Mexican President Vicente Fox."
Of course, the problem is that our putatively American president and the "liberals" are probably going to end up helping Fox with Plan B: just sending the illegal aliens anyway. See "Harry Reid wants amnesty for illegal aliens who are taking jobs that could go to Katrina victims".
Every chance we get, let's ask them whose side they're on.