Early last year, I had my San Diego roof replaced by a well known & reputable contractor. He was also a personal acquaintance of mine. He employs (nearly 100%) Spanish speaking humans. Before he started the work, I asked my friend/contractor if he employs legal Americans. He relied: "All employees are run thru e-verify and we extract taxes paid to the SS # on record" With that info, I moved forward with the job. Even after the tremendous rains this San Diego Spring, NO LEAKS, I couldn't be happier.
This year, a local "white glove guy" contractor replaced my HVAC system, I asked the same question of them and got the same response. I moved forward with the job. The crew that showed up spoke Spanish to one another and respectful English to me. I've been both warm and cool since. Totally happy with the work performed.
In my neighborhood of wide spaces between homes,there are a few (obvious) Spanish fellows dropping business cards at the gates to homes and regularly seen in the area. Having no one but the (obvious) Spanish speaking fellows to ask about the status of their employees (if any) I simply hire them to do the work needing to be done. The job gets done either way and I'm happy with the results.
Obviously. some things don't matter. Obviously, other things do. No one I encountered wore an "I'm MS 13's $#@%#" T-Shirt. But there could have been one or many mixed in the people showing up at my home. Regardless, I've had no odd events happening since they were here.
My government tells me they have bases covered when it come to "migrants" paying taxes. Do I believe them? #@%$ NO.
BUT, I do my part to make sure my $ goes where I intend it to. Does it work every time? #@%$ NO.
Much like the proposition of government managed health care, I have NO CHOICE. I MUST trust what they tell me, EVEN WHEN I J+KNOW THEY LIE TO ME.
SO, do they do a good job of earning my trust? #@%$ NO.
In the end, YOU and I pay. And thats what matters. Are you getting your moneys worth?
Is either political party delivering on their rhetoric?
Are ALL Mexicans here to do "good"?
Are all "OTM's" here to do "good" OR "bad"?
The asnwer to all those questions is: #@%$ NO.
So here we are.
"One side" or the "other" is the simpletons binary choice.
There IS middle ground that serves the interest of ALL people, whether they know it or not AT THIS POINT. INCLUDING those who wish to escape their birth country.
Given all of the above, what entity is FUCKING all the American people?
This ain't about choosing a sports team. This is LIFE. And it;s real. And using single examples of success or failure is fools gold.
Soap box exit: NOW