Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Back in the day, Republicans opposed this sort of thing

tomWhile driving home this afternoon, I heard a caller on Michael Reagan's show recommend that the US offer its citizens $25 bounties for each "illegal" they could round up and turn over to the INS. She suggested that the half-billion dollar cost of such a program might actually be worth it. Reagan, who probably thought he was joking, mused that he could get $50 just for turning in "my gardener and my maid." Then he asked his producer if she might allow him capture and turn over her landscaping crew. She said he could. Reagan sounded immensely pleased by this. My head exploded, so I missed the rest of the conversation.