Who is going to counter Perla's perpetual propaganda campaign to subvert this country's immigration laws? No one. To my knowledge, the TFP has never, ever printed an article prsenting the other side of the issue. There is no balance in your reporting. And, your cub reporters don't have a clue about issues in Dalton, and completely avoid the most pressing issue that Dalton has faced since the Civil War - the flood of illegal aliens, and their impact on everything, and everyone in the community. I will never buy another one of your slanted newspapers or open this site. Adios Amigos!
"Congress must make a national guest worker program that's easier for farmers to use..."
In other words, the farmers want an unlimited source of cheap labor, but they want the taxpayers to pay for their(cheap labor and all of their dependents), upkeep. Our current laws require the farmers to pay for them, and no doubt, our corrupt politicians will side with the farmers(international corporations), in the end. Just follow the money...
The unemployment rate in N. Ga. can be directly tied to the greased palms of politicians.If we elected people that actually represented our collective interest, the government would enforce our immigration laws. It will only get worse, until people wake up to the extent of political corruption, and throw the bums out of office.
"But he said the climate is changing and people have regained some measure of tranquility. Local pastors have said their church attendance is as high as it was before the law went into effect and in some churches even higher."
The intent of Georgia's make-believe immigration law is to dupe voters, and that isn't a very difficult task. The law is filled with loopholes, like not addressing the legal status of the carpet mills' current employees, which means that the 10s of thousands of illegal aliens who are gainfully employed in Dalton(displacing thousands of legal U.S. citizens), are not affected.
The largest employers of illegal aliens in Georgia are the largest contributors to the politicians - a fact that can be easily verified at the web site, ethic.ga.gov, so long as the site remains functional - one of Deal's first acts(no suprise), was to begin disabling the state's ethics department(cutting funds and firing those in charge).
In other words, the people who reap financial benefits from employing illegal aliens are in total control of the state's politicians, but even though most voters are blissfully unaware, the illegal aliens have gotten the message.
Banana Republics everywhere, should be envious.
It is clear that the Southern Poverty Law Center has no problem with the displacement of millions of U.S. citizens from the job market during a long term economic recession.
They also have no qualms with forcing citizens to accept the degradation of their communities, along with the additional costs associated with the illegal influx of hordes of unscreened(medically or criminally),scamming, non-English speaking, uneducated, unskilled, and indigent foreign nationals.
Just what is the SPLC's agenda - to cause as much harm as possible to poverty stricten Southern U.S. citizens? I thought that they are who they are championing.
Now that they have established a link between the terrorist group, Hezbollah, and the Mexican drug cartel, the Zetas, American citizens should tell their bought off(an accurate appraisal)Congress that enough is enough. It is time to get serious about enforcing immigration laws.
Recommended reading: Republic, Lost: "How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It" Lawrence Lessig.
The American people need to wake up to the level of corruption in our government, on all levels - and, the fact that the greedy business sector, like any addict, has absolutely no qualms about destroying this country to pursue their never ending addiction to more money.
Most consumers are not aware that the FTC has been so compromised by lobbyist and corrupt politicians that it is totally worthless. A prime example is the RN numbers on lablels, that are supposed to attached to textile products to identify the manufacturers, so that consumers can compare apples to apples. But, changes in the laws allow retailers to acquire their own RN number, so that you can't identify the manufacturer. As a result, a company like Mohawk can manufacture one style of carpet and it can be marketed under 50 different labels. Lowes and Home Depot will affix their own RN numbers, and Mohawk will sell it under several different labels also. As a result, the price for the same product will be all over the board, and the consumer has no way compare prices on the exact same product. Just a little insight into the ways you are ripped off when business interests compromise your favorite corrupt politician.
BTW, a database of all of certain floorcovering manufactures' products is being compiled as we speak, and will be widely disseminated, along with company profiles, over the internet.
I would be embarrassed to let anyone know that I worked for a company like Mohawk, and certainly wouldn't want it published in a newspaper.
The city's tax base includes all of the town's industries, suppliers, retailers, restuarants and motels - in addition, they also own Dalton Utilities(the golden goose), that derives its revenue by furnishing utilities to all of the above.
The county's tax base is derived from a few unfortunate home owners, yet they have to match the city in funding foolish, shared, past boondoggles.
But, those Whitfield County residents who can remain long enough, may get to have the last laugh. In the not too distant future, Hispanics will gain political control of the city(for real), its tax base, and Dalton Utilities(the golden goose). They will then, in affect, control of the carpet industry...talk about karma.
I can assure you that Bob Shaw, who had little to do with birthing the carpet industry, has lost his rock star status among Dalton's informed citizens.
He was merely at the right place at the right time to relieve numerous undercapitalized carpet mill owners of their financial burdens(mills), and had no qualms about doing so.
But, what he will be most remembered for, is his well documented leadership role in Dalton's complete transformation to the equivalent of a Mexican border town.