Freedom Folks

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Enemy Unmasked...

Source: Washington Times
U.S. Lobbyists Lash Out at Mexican Boycott

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- U.S. lobbyists lashed out Wednesday at the Mexican "Nothing Gringo" campaign timed for May 1 to coincide with the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott in the United States.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico said organizers are risking a backlash and foolishly targeting some of their best allies, since U.S. corporations have actively lobbied the U.S. Congress for immigration reform including legalization for many of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants.

Mexicans' refusal to "buy American" on May 1 could further polarize the debate and make reform supporters seem anti-American at the very moment that lobbyists are trying to persuade lawmakers in Washington to pass a bill that would benefit migrants, worries Larry Rubin, the chamber's president.
I think what he's trying to say here is...while lobbyists try to convince gullible and greedy representatives that these reprobates give a flying you know what about this country.

The nut graf, as it were...
"This is like shooting oneself in the foot," Rubin said. "U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. ... Why hurt something that is helping you?"
Strange isn't it that American businesses would be this involved in the ILLEGAL immigration debate? It's almost as if they felt personally involved, or had a profit motive or something.

Nah, I'm sure they're doing it out of the goodness of their greedy, grasping hearts!

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