I have been getting a few threats from a new Anonymous regarding my posting FACTS about Teaparty Favorite, Republican Rep Debbie Riddle. This "brave" anonymous commenter has sent me half a dozen threats about this since I posted it yesterday. As I referenced back to the new Bad Anon, I always write the TRUTH, the FACTS. Riddle was ridiculed last year by the Mainstream Media for your ludicrous comments to Anderson Cooper on CNN regarding her "Fear of Alien Baby Terrorists." This year, the MSM is ridiculing her for her new ANTI Immigration bill which "targets everyone but my maid." Here is another report on this subject by "TheWeek.com." And New Bad Anon: Quit being a coward. Comment with your real name! Quit hiding behind your "anonymous" label. Also, QUIT YOUR THREATS!"
Guest Voz - THE WEEK.com: Texas' proposal to kick out all illegal immigrants (except the maids)
"A Texas Republican wants to fine or even jail anyone who hires an illegal immigrant... unless that illegal immigrant works in your yard or house. Huh?"
Texas is weighing several immigration proposals modeled on Arizona's strict (and controversial) law, but one in particular is drawing nationwide "jest and jeers." A bill from state Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) would fine or jail anyone who employs undocumented immigrants — unless it's to clean the house, mow the lawn, or do other work "performed exclusively or primarily at a single-family residence." Riddle aide Jon English says exempting maids and nannies is a "clumsy" way to keep from "stifling the economic engine" in Texas. So, is that a nod to reality, or a wink to the wealthy? This is a glaring double standard: Riddle clearly thinks a $10,000 fine and two years in jail would "inconvenience the rich folks," says O. Ricardo Pimentel in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. But "the business guy trying to eke out a profit? Just too bad" for him, and the rest of us. Maybe it's time to "recognize that undocumented workers across the board wouldn't be here if there weren't a demand." "We interrupt our coverage of the Madison showdown to bring you..."
But the bill wouldn't work without this exception: Riddle is just legislating in the real world, not an ideal one, says state Rep. Aaron Pena (R), as quoted by CNN. If she included domestic workers, "with things as they are today, her bill will see a large segment of the Texas population in prison." Hiring undocumented workers to work in your home of on your yard is "extremely common" in Texas, so much so that "it is often overlooked."
"Texas immigration bill has big exception."
Riddle's bill is refreshingly honest... sort of: What's remarkable about Riddle's bill is that a right-wing legislator is actually acknowledging that undocumented immigrants "have become a necessary part of our economy," says L.S. Carbonell in Lez Get Real. "Tea Party, meet reality." But her rationale for the "don't touch my maid!" loophole is bunk. "Hitting farmers and ranchers would have more impact on the Texas 'economic engine' than going after nannies," by far. "Don't touch my maid!"