Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oh, brilliant idea!

The Dallas suburb of Farmer's Branch voted unanimously to make English its official language and fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. It is also enrolling its police officers in a federal program which would functionally make them into immigration officers.

Huh?

Texans don't realize how good we have it. Illegal immigrants make everything cheaper, because there's not a government-set price floor on their labor - no minimum wage. Construction is cheaper. Cleaning services are cheaper. Landscaping services are cheaper. And when those prices fall, other things often get cheaper too, because fixed costs are cheaper.

Plus, it's a ridiculous infringement of property rights to limit who landlords can rent to, especially as it's hard for landlords to know - illegals could send somebody else to sign the lease, or landlords might refuse to rent to anybody who has difficulty speaking English. This will be a disaster for landlords and a disaster for Farmer's Branch.

2 Comments:

Blogger Free American said...

Not to mention that the federal government itself has a hard time distinguishing between legals and illegals. They can't expect us to believe that the government is both better and worse than the private sector at regulating. That's Orwellian.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Robert Fischer said...

Very true.
It is a good intention... get people to use legal channels for entry into the counrty... but like every intention in this country is is perverted and run into the ground beyond all usefulness.
This, of course, elicits the argument of minimum wage... which I disagree with in the first place... thoughts?

12:19 PM  

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