Monday, May 01, 2006

The boycott is on

Well, the boycott is on. Illegal Immigrants are lining streets across America and are not showing up for school or work, nor are they participating in the economy in any way.

This is awesome, the first thing I noticed this morning was that traffic was actually moving this morning. In the DC Metro area it normally takes me anywhere from 30-45 minutes to drive 20 miles in the morning. Today, it took me 15 minutes (highway driving).

I had to pick up gasoline at the local Sheetz station this morning and I was able to pump, run inside and grab a cup of coffee, the line consited of two people ahead of me. Normally this line is about 15 deep and slow moving.

I don't know for sure if the traffic is a result of the boycott, but if it is, let's extend the boycott to 365 days a year.

One other random thought about those that are boycotting the US economy by not making any purchases. What if one of them needs to go to the hospital, will they refuse treatment? If they are not putting anything into the economy today (debateable if they ever do), will they also not leech off of the economy today?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

for some perspective:

http://dilbert.com/wash/candorville/archive/candorville-20060514.html

crallspace said...

"What if one of them needs to go to the hospital, will they refuse treatment?" --- Contrary to the Bill O'Reilly-esque logic that says that illegals suck off the hospital system and that costs you, the taxpayer, illegals often DO refuse treatment out of fear of deportation. But here's the real gem of this post---

"If they are not putting anything into the economy today (debateable if they ever do), will they also not leech off of the economy today?"

Are you kidding, or just that out of touch with reality? Look at what you pay for food at the supermarket...or the clothes on your back. IF it weren't for illegal, cheap/slave labor (how our country got rich), you'd be paying 2 or 3 times what you do now. Let's see you apply for these "American jobs" like blueberry picking and scrubbing toilets for $2.00 an hour. They don't contribute to the economy? This, folks, is the "intellectual" side of the right wing. Proof that evolution left some behind.