Monday, May 15, 2006

Duncan labor conservative

Duncan endorses Bush's plan to put 6000 National Guard troops on the border so they can build his 700 mile long equivalent of the berlin wall.
"U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said he wants Guard troops to help build a 700-mile long fence along well-established illegal entry points along the border."
Seems a curious choice for a labor pool since the guard specializes in enforcing military law on American citizens, even occasionaly killing them.
Maybe it's just another way of getting around using union labor.

And of course the Minutemen are all for it......
"A spokesman for the Orange County-based Minuteman Project said 8,000 troops isn't nearly enough to do the job.

"Having 8,000 people on the southern border is ineffective," Minuteman spokesman Tim Bueler said Monday morning. "We put 10,000 people in the field in April and it wasn't nearly enough."

Bueler said the Minuteman would like to see a massive troop presence not only along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, but also all along the border with Canada.

"Canada has a large Muslim population and we're concerned about people with ties to al-Qaida coming into the U.S. from there," he said."

I don't remember seeing any National Guard troops here 3 years ago when San Diego county was engulfed by the Cedar Fire. I wonder why Duncan didn't see fit to use the Guard to protect his own constituents?


At 5/17/2006 6:58 AM, Blogger wishblog said...

6,000 NG's is about three a mile... Eventually even the Theo-cons are going to realize that Bushco never does anything, they just talk about doing things... NPR today says that the Border Patrol gets paid less than local sheriffs, and BP morale is at an all time low... What we do, is cancel the tax cuts and bribe the Mexicans to stay home..

At 5/17/2006 8:21 PM, Blogger Paul said...

There's a novel idea.....paying them NOT to come.
Isn't there a government department for that? The Department of Paying People to Not Do Shit.
That's where congress gets their paychecks from.

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