February 16, 2007, - 12:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Governors, like California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won’t get tough on illegal aliens are bad enough.
But then there are governors like Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm a/k/a “The Governatrix Gran-HO” (along with Schwarzenegger, she’s the nation’s other Dating Game contestant governor). She’s welcoming illegal aliens and urging them to come to Michigan.
State officials are trying to lure more migrant farm workers to Michigan to avoid labor shortages, which they say hurt the last harvest by the state’s agriculture industry. To address the “problem,” the State of Michigan is spending tax money on a marketing pitch: “Venga a Michigan” (Spanish for “Come to Michigan”).
And State of Michigan officials visited Texas, last week, to invite unemployed Hispanic illegal aliens there to come here to Michigan to find work.
And by the way, the State of Michigan consulted with illegal alien interest groups on how to best market Michigan’s state-funded “social services”:
The goal was “to promote Michigan agriculture and the various services available,” Rick Olivarez, a state monitor advocate, said during a meeting this week of the Michigan Interagency Migrant Services Committee.
At the same time, The Governatrix Gran-HO is proposing a 2% service tax to pay for state services. Since we don’t pay enough to pay for illegal aliens using these services, she’s spending our money to invite more.
Strangely, none of this was in the two major Detroit papers. I had to read about it in a tiny, micro-print blurb on the back pages of USA Today.
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