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Democrat Wonders Why Big Government and Big Business Snoop On US Citizens—But Not On Illegal Aliens?
Seems like the big boys in government and business and their ethnic auxiliaries have settled in on a multiplicity of efforts to make life for us average US citizens as complex and ugly as possible.
Ok, we have the IRS St Louis cabal, the AP reporters’ leakage tappings and the Snowden Washington Post and Guardian revelations of how massively our personal data has been routinely swallowed by the National Security Agency (NSA).
But the main attack, which has yet to be fully understood by too many US citizens, came to fuller flower on Tuesday June 11 in the US Senate where the Gang of Eight’s massive enforcement-challenged Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill, S.744, has now been passed for debate.
Naturally, Silicon Valley has signed onto this Open Border blitz to get more cheap Asian engineers. It has been publicized, but not widely enough, that FaceBook founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding a massive advertising effort to gain approval for S.744 via a new entity called FWD.US. Does FWD mean FORWARD? Not for a majority of Americans!
Note that most of these top tech companies have stored up billions in overseas profits—which presently they are loath to repatriate until, as Apple CEO Tim Cook recently told a Senate hearing, the tax cost of bringing home the money is less.
Here are a clutch of billionaires panning for more cheap foreign engineers in a huge stream of mostly very uneducated legal and illegal immigrants, while 14% of American citizens are unemployed, underemployed or simply stopped looking for work.
Don’t hire and pay Americans—just import more aliens at lower wages and claim we need another Amnesty like 1986, with no enforcement safeguards, thus putting more pressure for lower wages for all US citizens.
Not a very attractive package for us ordinary Americans, but apparently none of these billionaires are rich enough to be patriots!
And Rubio apparently thinks his Presidential chances will benefit from his love affair with S.744. Maybe with the donors.
Fortunately, as the Huffington Post’s Elise Foley reported on June 10th,
A few Republicans have announced opposition to the bill in its entirety. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has railed repeatedly against the bill on the Senate floor during the first two days of debate. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), originally courted to be a member of the gang of eight, will vote against the bill even if it's amended."
"From my perspective, there is no one amendment that can fix this bill," Lee said. "Indeed, there is no series of tinkering changes that will turn this mess of a bill into the reform the country needs and that Americans deserve."
I particularly liked Barron’s Randall Forsyth’s comment on the NSA eavesdropping in the "Up and Down Wall Street" column that he has just inherited from my long-time favorite, the late Alan Abelson:
Could there be a more apt commemoration of the publication of 1984 than the revelations of the National Security Agency’s snooping on phone and Internet activity?...Sun Microsystems founder once famously declared" "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."
Big Brother Meets Big Data, June 8 2013
We have no privacy—but illegal aliens do.
My point: as we have known for years, we could know exactly who is in our country, legally and illegally. The technology is there, and being used—against us. But our government’s failure of will keeps vital tools such as E Verify from being made permanent and mandatory for employers.
I guess the NSA’s electronic probing must know by now all about my criminal record, which involves speeding violations and parking tickets.
Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.