Saturday, December 15, 2007


Yesterday I mentioned the governor may have to eat crow* for his false statements on socialism, here's proof I was right, so dig in governor!
A federal official took issue yesterday with Governor Fitial's suggestion that the CNMI immigration federalization bill would impose a “socialist command economy” on the Commonwealth.
David B. Cohen, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary for insular affairs, said the argument by Gov. Benigno R. Fitial does not make sense.
According to Cohen,
if federalization would enforce a command economy in the CNMI, then it must be inconsistent with the United States' free market principles. “That analysis cannot be correct,” he said, “and here's why: The CNMI immigration federalization bill uses the U.S. immigration law as a starting point, and then adds unprecedented flexibility that is tailored to the CNMI’s special needs to attract workers, tourists, investors and other visitors.” Cohen maintained that the new federal laws for bringing workers and others into the CNMI would be much more flexible than the laws that apply to every other community in the United States. “If the U.S. has a free market economy with its existing immigration law, including the laws for bringing in workers, how can a much more flexible law result in a socialist command economy in the CNMI?
It doesn't make sense,” Cohen said.
So why does the governor keep bullshitting us with these stupid connotations that all is wrong with everything? I'm getting so sick and tired of his lies and stipulations that don't hold any water, and make absolutely no sense. How about you? Tired of it too?
*Eating crow is an English idiom meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.