Saturday, June 23, 2007

Shorter Rep Mark Kirk (xenophobe - Ill)

"We just gotta stop them brown folk from breeding like rabbits."

Yes he's a Republican. And he's completely ignoring reality. Notice the bold faced emphasis below.
A U.S. congressman is pushing a not-so-quick fix in the debate over illegal immigrants from Mexico: free contraceptives.

"A slower rate of growth of Mexico's population would improve the economy of Mexico. It would also reduce the environmental pressure on Mexico's ecosystem. But a slower rate of growth would also reduce the long-term illegal immigration pressure on America's borders," reasoned Rep. Mark Kirk, who also supports stronger border security in the short-term.

In reality, fertility rates have plunged in Mexico since 1980, when an average couple would have five or more children. Now, the country's fertility rate has dropped to 2.5 children, compared to 2.1 for the United States, according to United Nations data. [emphasis mine]

The picture is of Mexicans in some sort of demonstration or art performance. Couldn't pass it up.

NOTE: ‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. (via Sadly! No)

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