Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Again, I'm Shocked!

From the Associated Press:

BOSTON --Federal authorities say nine people have been arrested on charges they sold fake US identification documents, including social security and green cards.

US Attorney Michael Sullivan says a newly created task force made the arrests over the last week in Framingham, Hull, Lawrence, Malden, Medford, and Worcester.

Sullivan says the people arrested allegedly manufactured and sold sets of documents ranging in price from $120-$200.

All of the nine defendants are in the US illegally.

The US attorney says in addition to the nine defendants, authorities broke up six counterfeit document labs.

One of the suspects had been making ten sets of false documents a day for five years.

Let's do the math. And, for the sake of argument, let's assume these "hard working" individuals, while "playing the rules" (Ted Kennedy's words, not mine), took weekends off.

Ten sets of bogus documents a day = $1,200 to $2,000.

Over the course of five years = $1,560,000 to $2,600,000 - TAX FREE! And that's just for ONE of the suspects arrested here.

But, don't sweat it, dude. You're more than welcome to stay here in America to pursue your dreams. After all, you're only here to manufacture and sell the fake documentation that Americans citizens can't be bothered manufacturing and selling.

But, I have to warn you, we're really cracking down these days on your type. First, you'll have to pay a "penalty" of $2,000. Now, we realize two million thousand dollars is a lot of money for you poor, destitute types. Would you like us to help you set up a payment plan for that?

Also, we're going to insist that you pay back taxes on a whopping 60% of that ill-gotten income. It's only "fair". And, we're all about the fairness here in the US Senate. did declare that as earned income, right?

OK, now that we've gotten that financial "penalty" phase out of the way, we just need to run a criminal background check on each of you.

Do you have any ID?


OK, continuing with our little the math exercise...

Ten sets of false documents a day for five years = 13,000 illegals* walking around with bogus US identification documents (SSN, green cards, etc.) - from just this one guy alone! To anyone who thinks the immigration plan put forth by the US Senate is even remotely enforceable, the floor is yours.

Educate me, please.

* can't very well call them "undocumented" now, can we?