Sunday, April 02, 2006

Illegals: Just Get Rid Of Them

No, not undocumented Mexican immigrants.  They are welcome to stay, as far as I am concerned.  What we need to get rid of are the illegal factories:

Report: Most U.S. factories violate Clean Water Act

The Ithaca Journal reports in this weekend's paper on the latest study of Clean Water Act compliance by the US Public Interest Research Group.

Among the alarming details:• Nationally, more than 3,700 major facilities (62%) exceeded their Clean Water Act permit limits at least once between July 1, 2003 and December 31, 2004. [...]
One of the arguments used to advocate for the deportation of illegal immigrants is that they are "illegal."  They are breaking the law.  Perhaps the knowledge, that law-breaking is actually normal in corporate America, will put this argument in a new light.

HT: Daniel Rhoades, A Concerned Scientist.

In other news:
Gross domestic income: profit growth swamps labor income

Today's data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that the share of corporate profits in gross domestic income (GDI) reached the highest level since the 4th quarter of 1968. In the corporate sector, the current recovery has seen the largest swing from labor incomes to corporate profits of any recovery since World War II. Read EPI's new Snapshot for a full analysis.