Arizona is on the verge of becoming a police state thanks to their new anti-immigration that even Tom Tancredo thinks goes too far. The state is already flat broke and now they stand to lose millions more in due to boycotts and employers concerned about legal immigrant workers being harassed. Add to that the estimated $26 billion Arizona would lose in economic activity if all the undocumented immigrants suddenly disappeared.
One of the many bizarre provisions of the bill allows for citizens to sue law enforcement agencies if they don’t think that the police are being tough enough - should be a field day for fee-hungry lawyers!
Myth busting: whether it’s higher crime or stolen jobs or not paying taxes, what you’ve heard likely bears little resemblance to fact.
By the way, the crazies aren’t confined to Arizona. South Carolina’s Lt. Gov. asserts that if we weren’t so lazy there would be no jobs for immigrants. As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered financial reform to halt last night. Harry Reid at least forced the freaks onto the floor and will continue to hold votes to expose them.
Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs execs are being grilled on Capital Hill today (video below) – investor lawsuits against Goldman have already been filed. 42,000 gallons of oil are spilling into the Gulf each day from the sunken offshore rig.
And, according to Snoops.com, false anti-Obama internet rumors vastly outnumber the anti-Bush rumors, both in volume and lunacy.These stories, your calls, and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show!