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nAz
05-24-2006, 12:26 PM
This man has the pusle of the nation... me thinks he would make a good politian but i doubt that he can win. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif


By Lou Dobbs
CNN

Wednesday, May 24, 2006; Posted: 12:30 p.m. EDT (16:30 GMT)


Lou Dobbs says President Bush and Congress are part of an "elitist war on the middle class"

NEW YORK (CNN) -- President Bush says that the installation of the new Iraqi government was a "watershed event," but at the same time warns Americans of the challenges and loss as we continue to prosecute the war against Iraqi insurgents. Sen. Harry Reid declares that legislation that would render English the national language is racist.

Thirty-seven Democrats vote for full amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million. The Senate Republican leadership demands that a "comprehensive immigration reform" plan must be passed before this Memorial Day weekend. And the president signs into law a tax cut that raises taxes on the educational funds of teenagers saving for college.

Never before in our country's history have both the president and Congress been so out of touch with most Americans. Never before have so few of our elected officials and corporate leaders been less willing to commit to the national interest. And never before has our nation's largest constituent group -- some 200 million middle-class Americans -- been without representation in our nation's capital.(Watch why Dobbs said Mexico's leader is in charge of U.S. immigration policy -- 3:16)

George W. Bush's approval ratings have slumped to the lowest of his presidency. The approval rating for Congress is even lower, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

But what is our government doing about that? The president is staying the course in Iraq and apparently demanding little of his generals to create a new, far more effective strategy for urgent success. Of course, he also wants a guest-worker program and amnesty of millions of illegal aliens. And Congress, faced with midterm elections in just over five months, is intent on giving the president what he wants and telling working men and women and their families, American citizens all, to go to hell.

Illegal aliens are more important to this Congress than securing our borders and our ports, more important than those legal immigrants who have waited in line and who follow the law. The Senate has added to the litany of lunacy that makes up what it calls reform: Illegal aliens would only have to pay back taxes on three of the past five years, they will not be prosecuted for felonies such as identity theft or purchasing or using fraudulent Social Security cards, and unlike millions of visa holders who have to leave the country to have them renewed, they may simply remain in the United States while this Congress and this president give away all the benefits and privileges of American citizenship.

This is an outright assault in the elitist war on the middle class. And working men and women who've already borne the pain of losing good-paying manufacturing jobs and having middle-class jobs outsourced to cheap foreign labor markets are faced with the onslaught of more illegal immigration and cheap labor into the American economy. This president and Congress talk about bringing illegal aliens out of the shadows while they turn out the lights on our middle class.

President Bush and his most trusted advisers tell us how well our economy is doing, how many jobs have been created and how so-called free trade will enrich the lives of the same people whose livelihoods these policies are destroying.

It's hard not to think of the trusted adviser to Catherine the Great who sought to hide from her the embarrassing and shoddy condition of Ukrainian and Crimean villages by having elaborate facades built to divert her attention and to mask an uncomfortable reality. I don't know whether Karl Rove is President Bush's Grigori Potemkin or whether George Bush has created Potemkin villages all by himself. But the facades are cracking, and phony fronts of failed policies are quickly crumbling.

Six thousand unarmed National Guardsmen working as adjunct rear support to our undermanned, under-equipped Border Patrol is not border security. Three million illegal aliens continue to cross our borders and depress wages by hundreds of billions of dollars every year. The millions of manufacturing and middle-class jobs lost over the last five years have been replaced by lower-wage employment.

The president's faith-based commitment to so-called free trade will likely lead to a $1 trillion U.S. current account deficit this year and a trade debt of $4.5 trillion after 30 years of trade deficits. And while the president and Congress point to No Child Left Behind as a solution to our educational crisis, we're failing an entire generation of Americans whose test scores continue to fall and whose high school dropout rates would be embarrassing to a third-world country.

And a third-world country is what we will be if our elected officials don't soon come to their senses.

wolfdancer
05-24-2006, 01:52 PM
.....the continuing saga of America's worst President, and perhaps it's worst congress. Just rubber-stampers, that won't take stand up against this madman....
He's been the butt of jokes....but instead of laughing at him...he should be feared. I doubt if we can ever undo the harm he has done....

pooltchr
05-24-2006, 07:50 PM
I do find it hard to understand how congress can be so far off base on the illegal immigration issue. Mexico's President tells us we shouldn't build a fence or patrol our boarders, and they LISTEN TO HIM!!! My question...Since when do the leaders of other countries tell us how we should guard our boarders? And how long will it take for congress to understand that nobody in this country illegally should be allowed to stay here for any reason, under any circumstances? Whose country is this anyway, ours, or Mexico's???
(Yes, he made some other good points as well, but this topic is the one that is, or should be, foremost in the minds of us all)
Steve

Drop1
05-24-2006, 08:38 PM
In America its my way,or the highway. Problem is our highway is taking us straight to Hell,thanks to all the politicians that don't know how to think out of the box,and are dominated by a herd instinct. The next time all the right wing born again Christians put a moron in office,I hope they remember they are the people that destroyed America. Yes they did,America will never be the power,and have the respect that we had before Bush came to office. This Congress,and Bush are the two worst natural disasters to ever hit this country. Too many things have been put on the back burner,so there could be tax cuts,and now I want to know,what is the blue print for America. No money,no Social Security, Medicare broke, a population too ignorant to grasp globalization,and the power shifts that are taking place in the world. The sad part is Europe is in the same boat,but with penache.

Gayle in MD
05-25-2006, 06:22 AM
Two things, my friend, blind faith, the forte' of organized religion, and corporate greed and cronyism with our elected officials. The unspoken agreement, we'll finance your campaigns, and you vote to make us all richer, and we'll tip you off on how you, too, can capitalize on the windfall.

George Bush represents only wealthy CEO's, and they will be the only ones to gain from outsourced jobs, war, and cheap labor through illegal aliens, for which the middle class will carry the brunt of economic loss.

Gayle in Md.
SO PROUD I DIDN'T VOTE FOR GEORGE BUSH!!!!

Drop1
05-26-2006, 11:01 AM
I think I will invent a different God,this one is in over it's head,or heads. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

catscradle
05-26-2006, 11:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Gayle in MD:</font><hr> ... wealthy CEO's, and they will be the only ones to gain from outsourced jobs, war, and cheap labor through illegal aliens, for which the middle class will carry the brunt of economic loss.

Gayle in Md.
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At last we agree on something. I would add though that the whole concept of a "middle class" is a myth. They try to make everybody think they are in the "middle class" so they'll feel like they're better off than somebody.

Drop1
05-26-2006, 06:35 PM
Yeah,if you can't go to Hawaii,Star Bucks,or a Rolling Bones concert,but stay home to save money,you are middle class. The good news is in twenty years you will be gone,and be part of the poverty class."We are from the government,and we want to help" /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Stretch
05-26-2006, 07:31 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> .....the continuing saga of America's worst President, and perhaps it's worst congress. Just rubber-stampers, that won't take stand up against this madman....
He's been the butt of jokes....but instead of laughing at him...he should be feared. I doubt if we can ever undo the harm he has done.... <hr /></blockquote>

Speeking of jokes, i heard a snip on the radio today by Jay Leno. He was talking about the Ameridcan idle show. He joked that there were so many call in votes on the final night that the NSA had to hire 200 additional operators just to listen in. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif St.

LastBall
05-27-2006, 12:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr>"We are from the government,and we want to help"<hr /></blockquote>
I'm not sure why exactly but that phrase always gets me laughing.

Gayle in MD
06-02-2006, 10:44 AM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif....Stick around, friend, before Bush gets out of office, there will be many many more of us, agreeing on many many more things!

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