Lots of great comments today in response to my post from this morning about the immigration ordinance in Fremont, Nebraska.
Tumblr blogger MDL Unit writes:
Wow. They should have called it the “Intimidate the Latinos Out of Town Act”
Mike Gruz says:
May the chances of absolutely zero economic development forever be in their favor.
Brian Shreck chimes in with the voice of experience:
Having been to Fremont many times, I’m not quite sure what they’re trying to protect.
Two different readers, though, wisely take Nebraska fiscals conservatives to task for their support of this legislation:
- Nothing screams small government like red tape and bureaucracy.
- Plus it’s so fiscally responsible to allocate $1.5 million to chase away a portion of the local tax base.
No comment yet from State Senator Charlie Janssen, the ordinance’s biggest cheerleader, about exactly how this bill is good for Fremont or why it’s worth discrimination lawsuits, alienating Latinos, and spending a ton of taxpayer money on the off chance that a couple hundred undocumented workers won’t be able to rent apartments. He’s probably still too excited about yesterday’s anti-immigrant vote to spend any time online; perhaps he’s out there right now himself, issuing housing permits to anyone with $5 who solemnly attests that they’re in this country legally …