The video below shows Senator Al Franken quoting the New Testament, specifically Matthew 25: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me". He uses that to segue into arguing to end the Bush tax cuts. He uses a carpenter who's only been occasionally employed and who he met at a union hall as a prop to make his argument.
Leaving aside the obvious religious issues involved in Franken's speech, both the Democrats and the Republicans have pushed loose borders policies that have allowed large numbers of foreign construction workers to enter the U.S., in most cases illegally. Those foreign construction workers have increased competition for jobs and have helped drive down wages. And, all of that was supported by both the GOP and Democratic elites. Franken is trying to give comfort to someone who was harmed by the loose borders policies that Franken supports.
Needless to say, the Tea Party types are no help with that either. They almost completely ignored the immigration issue for over a year and their only response to the Franken video is to promote policies that would help the richest among us.
Posted in StuartSmalley at December 5, 2010 12:10 PM
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