Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Romney Vows To Create Gov't Agency That Already Exists

Remember this George W. Idiot gaffe?

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."—St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

Well... fast forward to today:

Romney Calls for Employment Verification System that Already Exists

By Fred Lucas

( - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney suggested there was no way a landscaping company that worked for him could have known its employees were illegal aliens even though the federal government has an employer verification system that any employer in America, on a voluntary basis, can use for free.

And while the system already exists and is in use, Romney called for creating one during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Of course, a campaign aide had to spin explain:

A Romney spokesman said the governor meant to say he wanted to make the system mandatory for all businesses.

You know why that's so funny?

Have you ever tried to get a paycheck without successfully filing an I-9?

Acceptable I-9 Documents

Employees are required to present either one of the documents from List A or one of the following documents from List B and one of the documents from List C.

List A (Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility)

* United States Passport
* Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551)
* Temporary Resident Card (I-688)
* Employment Authorization Document (I-766, I-688B, or I-688A)
* Foreign Passport with temporary I-551 stamp
* For aliens authorized to work only for a specific employer, foreign passport with Form I-94 authorizing employment with this employer

List B (Documents that establish identity only)

* Driver's license issued by a state or outlying possession
* ID card issued by a state or outlying possession
* Native American tribal document
* Canadian driver's license or ID card with a photograph (for Canadian aliens authorized to work only for a specific employer)
* School ID card with a photography
* Voter's registration card
* U.S.

The fault, dear Brutus, lies not with the laws and regulations already in existence. .. but with Republicans like Romney who're not just too damned ignorant of the laws and agencies already in place but ready and willing to turn a blind eye to the law when and if they can save a few bucks by hiring "illegals" to work for them... while simultaneously vilifying the same "illegal" workers.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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