Tuesday, November 14, 2006

And the award for most creative linkage of issues goes to...

I almost choked on my morning diet soda up my nose when I read this headline in the Washington Post: Mo. Panel's Report Links Immigration To Abortion

Huh? According to the article:

A Republican-led legislative panel says in a new report on illegal immigration that abortion is partly to blame because it is causing a shortage of American workers.

The report from the state House Special Committee on Immigration Reform also says that "liberal social welfare policies" have discouraged Americans from working and have encouraged immigrants to cross the border illegally.

The statements about abortion and welfare policies, along with a recommendation to abolish income taxes in favor of sales taxes, were inserted into the immigration report by Rep. Edgar G.H. Emery (R), the panel's chairman.

I just hope our own state legislature, which has been looking to take on the immigration issue, doesn't get any ideas from their colleagues in Missouri.

Sara in Philly

2 Comments:

Anonymous paula j said...

It wouldn't have to do with cheap, slave labor with no benefits, medicare & SS to pay, no OSHA up their asses, no overtime... And it certainly wouldn't have to do with people who live in shacks trying to make a living. It must be the lack of workers due to abortion and those who could work are living on welfare.
Excuse me while I puke.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Atheism Quotes said...

If there's such a shortage of American labor, why are there so many unemployed people? Wouldn't forcing MORE children into the world by banning abortion increase things like public assistance and welfare and eventually lead to MORE unemployed people?

It's amazing that anyone can say things like this study does with a straight face.

8:35 PM  

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