Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Taking credit with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A major bank plans to offer credit cards exclusively to illegal immigrants. “We are willing to grant credit to someone with little or no credit history,” said one bank spokesperson. Another remarked, “These people are coming here for quality of life, and they deserve somebody to give them a chance to achieve that quality of life.” But a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform said, “They are clearly crossing the line; they are actually aiding and abetting people who broke the law.” Ironically, the name of the financial institution is Bank of America.
• The Detroit News was a tad low in its estimate on job cuts at DaimlerChrysler (see Essay 1700). Turns out the automaker plans to eliminate over 13,000 jobs. Bet there will be a lot of depressed factory robots on the assembly line.