Fitial's Off Again...

February 1, 2011

...Off to the mainland and perhaps off his rocker.

There's never enough money in the till to even pay the government workers on time every pay day, but Governor Fitial is scheduled to go on a lengthy trip to Washington, DC. The former Covenant Party leader is set to buddy-up to his old Repugnantan pals to ask them to back an utterly stupid plan to amend PL 110-229 so that the CNMI can keep its dysfunctional local labor system.  (The system that was the poster child of abusive systems.)  Like he has a chance in hell of getting that done!

According to the Marianas Variety, the governor is going to ask CNMI Delegate Kilili Sablan to introduce legislation to amend the federalization bill. Is he serious? Does he believe that Congressman Sablan would risk being the laughing stock of the U.S. Congress to please Fitial in a senseless plan that will never see the light of day?

Does Fitial even understand how a bill is passed? The Democratic Senate and President would never sign off on such an idiotic proposal even if Ben's "friends" could get it to the House floor, which is extremely doubtful. Not only is there political gridlock in the U.S. Congress, but with all of the serious problems that need to be addressed, amending PL 110-229 will not even make it out of a committee, never mind to the bottom of the pile.

Maybe if the bill was to be amended to include, as it should have in the beginning, a clear provision to grant the long-term aliens an unobstructed pathway to U.S. citizenship it might have a chance to pass. But to exclude federal control of labor? No chance.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is very aware of the abuses and corruption that caused tens of thousands of innocent foreign workers to be abused on U.S. soil. She would never sit by and watch PL 110-229 be shredded. Strengthened yes; diluted, no way.

Does the governor realize that he has no credibility in Washington, DC? Someone please give him a copy of Casino Jack and the United States of Money so he can see how people outside of the island view him.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG we're funding a trip for the governor to embarrass us more. We looks like fools every time he opens his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Fitial thinks the feds will forget his bad mouthing them. He can try to sweet talk all he wants, but no one will listen. Better save the air ticket and per diem. It probably would pay one government worker's salary for a year.

Anonymous said...

Bring in the clowns, oops I meant CLOWN. Fitial sued the US and then asks feds for more $$$. He wants them to forget the federalization law was passed because of his crummy labor program. Sure they'll let him run labor in the NMI! BRAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

It looks like Jude and Ben think that the feds: 1. still have money 2. still listen to the corrupt NMI leaders. WRONG!

Anonymous said...

Since when is 'bad mouthing' the Feds a crime?

Everyone knows that the 'Federalization' of CNMI Immigration was a personal vendetta by a few ultra libs hell bent on destroying the CNMI economy. Their plane tickets and expenses to Saipan paid for by US taxpayers, etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

11:00 mouthing off is not a crime but it's stupid if you need favors, want funding or expect respect. No "libs wanted to or did destroy the CNMI economy." The NMI leaders did that all by themselves and needed no help. The only plane tickets paid to Saipan were Jack's friends and they weren't libs. Good spin, no cigar.