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#119050 - 01/07/04 09:17 PM "Guest workers" Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511 AnnaStrophic
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lower upstate New York
I'm going to tread carefully on this borderline political topic, as Father Steve just has on "Human Hues," and ask what y'all think about this nickname for US President Bush's idea to bring in temporary workers from abroad. I don't think it's appropriate here to discuss the pros and cons of the policy itself, just the term. To me it smacks uncomfortably of the not-so-long-ago German Gastarbeiter program, which wasn't exactly a success.
#119051 - 01/07/04 10:01 PM Re: "Guest workers" Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661 musick
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... which wasn't exactly a success.
Which, the word or the program?
I'll suggest the words "enemy combatant" as an alternative...
...or maybe we could call them "job recoveries".
#119052 - 01/07/04 11:33 PM Re: "Guest workers" Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757 maverick
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or McSlaves of the Empire ;)
#119053 - 01/08/04 02:29 AM Re: "Guest workers" Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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President Bush's idea to bring in temporary workers from abroad Well, Anna, I have not heard of this idea, but it sounds suspiciously like he's trying to use a coat of whitewash.
#119054 - 01/08/04 10:19 AM Re: "Guest workers" Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210 Buffalo Shrdlu
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suspiciously like he's trying
Bush? during an election year? you think?
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