Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Cafferty File: Collapsed economy?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following three questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. economy would collapse if all illegal immigrants were deported. Do you agree?

Deport all the illegals, and maybe the high unemployment rate among legal minorities will go down and pay rates for low-skilled jobs will go up… so that people are earning more than they get from welfare, which would encourage more people to choose to work.
Karen, California

I'm not sure if it would collapse our economy, but even the mention of this possibility should shake Congress off of their duffs. Their lack of partisan effort on this important matter shows us all their re-election is more important than this country's future.
Drew, Greer, South Carolina

I totally agree with the mayor. Deportation of all illegals will lead to higher costs of labor and decreasing output. It's simple economics.
Kevin, Naperville, Illinois

What should the U.N.'s role be when it comes to North Korea?

Jack, The U.N. should do what they always do, which is nothing. We should let China work with North Korea, or we will have World War III.
James, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

The U.N. should indeed provide a united front. For years they have always waited for the U.S. to take the lead on difficult issues... By combining all nations together in a united front to condemn these tests, even the North Koreans and their idiot leader should have enough sense to understand that they just simply can't win conducting business like this.
Herb, Altavista, Virginia

I don't believe the U.N. should have a role in the North Korea issue. I believe what North Korea did could be considered a declaration of war and I think we need to liberate and free the people of the North and relieve Kim Jong Il of his position.
Jeremiah, Flint, Michigan

Sen. Hillary Clinton says she won't support Sen. Joe Lieberman if he loses the Democratic primary. Is she right?

If Senator Lieberman should lose the primary, then Ned Lamont will be the Democratic nominee for Senate in November 2006. If you are a Democrat, you support the Democratic nominee. Seems pretty simple and clear-cut to me.
Sue, West Hartford, Connecticut

As a lifelong Democrat, I find it difficult to understand why my Democratic leaders are backing Lieberman during the primary. On second thought, we true Democrats don't have any leaders anyway. What a bunch of cowards!
Rod, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

I agree with Senator Clinton completely. Senator Lieberman has been a frequent, convenient "enabler" of the misguided Iraq policy of President George W. Bush. In so doing, he has undermined the Democratic party and, much worse, he has done a huge disservice to the people of the United States.
Trent, Toronto, Ontario
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 7/05/2006 06:30:00 PM ET | Permalink
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