November 30, 2006
Need another reason why we're not fighting terrorism with every tool we should? How about this one?
A Mississippi democrat in line to become chairman of the house homeland security committee has warned the nation’s largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a white house proposal to recheck workers with mismatched social security numbers and fire those who cannot resolve the discrepancy in 60 days.
In a letter to Cintas Corporation – the uniform supplier – Rep. Bennie Thompson said the company could be charged with “illegal activities in violation of state and federal law” if any of its 32,000 employees are terminated because they gave incorrect social security numbers to be hired.
I have had the same social security number all my life. It is legal and so am i. I have never put down the wrong social security number on anything. Illegals get their illegally. How are we going to catch them if employers find them cheating the system and are not allowed to fie them? This is nuts. Chalk this one up to the new approach democrats have pledged to take.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.