America's president spoke in Louisville KY earlier today, and the transcript is here. That link goes to his immigration-related remarks, and rather than concentrating on all the lies and canards, the easier thing would be to try to find anything in that section that's true. I'm still looking...
Can anyone locate anything in there that doesn't sound like it was said by a six-year-old? Is there anything in there that isn't fundamentally a lie?
For just one example, let's look at this:
Part of making sure that immigration policy works is you hold employers to account, but how can you hold them to account when they're being presented with forged documents?
Now, see "Employers can verify social security numbers electronically". It's a voluntary program that only a small number of employers use. Surely, Bush could have presented that as a way for employers to verify who's applying for a job, right? Perhaps he could even have gotten behind making it a mandatory program. Of course, he did not do that.
Bush also tried to draw an analogy between illegal immigration and Prohibition. Obviously, there's quite a large difference between a person who works for a large corporation and a bottle of whiskey that's traded under the table. One is a long-term relationship out in the open and involving a party who presumably follows our other laws. The other is a shadowy transaction involving parties who might not even know one another. There's very little similarity between the two.
Bush has made it clear that he's not qualified to be president of the U.S. and that he has no intention of doing the job he swore to do.
Immigration · Wed, 01/11/2006 - 20:02 · Importance: 1