Sunday, April 02, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg is a billionaire but he wants American taxpayers to foot the bill so he can have a pretty golf course? Senator Lindsey Graham recently made a similar comment to the 9/11 Families for a Secure America. He told them he liked the fact that illegals kept the price of greens fees down because he loves to golf. This makes me want to hurl! As far as I'm concerned, the filthy rich whom we have elected to office should be able to pay for their own gardeners, nannies, chauffeurs and housekkeepers without stuffing their grubby paws into the taxpayers' pockets! And what do they have against hiring Americans to do these jobs, anyway?!

So they want to golf?? I say, let's vote all of these greedy elites out of office so they have less time to ruin our lives and more time to golf.--HoosierMama?

Bloomberg: Illegal immigrants help golfers

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says golf fairways would suffer if illegal immigrants were returned to their native country.

"You and I are beneficiaries of these jobs," Bloomberg told his WABC-AM radio co-host, John Gambling. "You and I both play golf; who takes care of the greens and the fairways in your golf course?"

However, Robert Heaney, general manager of Deepdale Golf Club -- a Long Island course where Bloomberg often plays -- told The New York Daily News that no illegal immigrants work at the club.

"Deepdale Golf Club has always been in 100 percent compliance with all immigration laws, and it is absolutely our policy to remain in compliance with all immigration laws," Heaney said.

The mayor also said 25 percent of undocumented immigrants are farm workers and many are home healthcare workers.

"Nobody wants to deport them, in the end, because people need them to take these jobs and do the things that nobody else is doing," Bloomberg said.

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