Tuesday, December 12, 2006
DiJaNo? Coffee; Illegal Immigrants in Texas; Retire in our County; Our Subdivision
Trivia Question: Where in the U.S. is most of the decaffeinated coffee made?
Maxwell House (owned by Kraft Foods) just sold their Houston plant to Houston's Maximus Coffee Group.
Carlos de Aldecoa, president of the new owner, said he would continue making coffee for Maxwell House at his plant.
Maximus is a Spanish (Spain) owned company.
The plant originally made Model T Fords, but was closed in 1924 until Maxwell House took it over in 1947.
Trivia Answer: ALL of the decaffeination plants in the U.S. are in Texas.
[Information and plant picture provided by the Houston Chronicle, December 9, 2006 (link)]
Jim, I'm glad to hear the Mexicans are bringing money into Texas ($17.7B)for a change instead of sending it home.
It wouldn't be a boost to the economy if the money already existed in Texas and was just passed around.
Economic developement depends on new jobs created not a new and cheaper work force. I'm curious how they got those figures for a group of folks with no stats to back them up.
Illegals don't register for anything.
I'm also curious how illegals are allowed to buy real estate thus allowing them the right to pay property taxes.
And lastly, have they all been frisked for, oh, say, nuclear weapons??
How does Conroe Mexico sound to you??
Tue Dec 12, 08:23:37 PM CST
Yes, these are new jobs that would go unfilled unless the pay were high enough to entice Northern workers to come and could beat their unemployment.
In Houston the majority, nationality, more than the Blacks is Hispanic. Conroe isn't far behind.
Who is legal and who is illegal isn't really known except by friends.
Those 1.4 to 1.6 million illegals are living all around, some our neighbors.
There isn't any law that says illegals can't own homes and pay taxes. A lot do in the South. Their money mostly stays in Texas.
Our Texas State Comptroller office came up with these figures. They are pretty close except the whole thing is political.
BTW, who do you think built Tom Delay's house and mows his grass?
Our church gives almost a million to missions every year. A large percentage of that goes out of the country. About the same, a lot isn't even legal in the countries they are in.
Just to say also the illegal money is piddly compared to our national trade deficit which is leagal. Toyota, anybody? Or Shell gasoline? Or Sony TV?
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