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September 02, 2013

Labor Day Reminder: Amnesty Hurts American Workers

Today the Democrats are patting themselves on the back for supporting workers.

Given that unemployment has been above 7% for all of Obama's presidency, that's a little hard to believe. Workers that the Democrats swear they love are still scared they will wind up unemployed in this terrible economy.

And of course there's amnesty. Democrats really show they love for American workers by promising to legalize millions and millions of low wage competitors for them. It's a tough love kind of thing I guess.

Instead of spending so much effort trying to get Republicans to not support the Democrat's dream of reducing wages and lowing employment opportunities for Americans, they should be doing what Senator Jeff Sessions is doing...going on the offensive.

“This is not a moral or sustainable economic policy: we cannot continue to have millions of Americans leave the workforce while providing businesses with a constantly-growing supply of workers from abroad to do the jobs instead. We need to help Americans get off of welfare, off of unemployment, and into good paying jobs that can support a family. Our first loyalty must be to US citizens,” he says.

Sessions fears that, if the economic situation isn’t improved, we could face major ramifications.

“Chronic unemployment causes enormous social harm – to schools, to families, to communities. Do we really want a society with a large, growing block of Americans who are permanently out of work? A swift amnesty and a permanent surge in low-skill immigration may make sense for some business interests – but it makes no sense for a nation that is currently struggling with exploding welfare rolls, falling wages and chronic unemployment,” he writes.

One of the most striking numbers to come out of the 2012 campaign was how badly Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama when it came to the question of "which candidate cares more about people like me".

The pollsters asked voters which of four characteristics they most wanted to see in their president. Mitt Romney won among voters who chose three of those characteristics: shares my values, is a strong leader and has a vision for the future. What’s more, he carried them heavily, by between nine and 23 points. In all, 79 percent of voters selected one of these characteristics.

Romney lost because he lost among those who chose the remaining characteristic — by 63 points, 81-18. That characteristic? Cares about people like me.

That doesn't necessarily mean "will give me free stuff" as Romney seemed to think. It's just really hard to get people to support you when they don't think you care about them.

A good way to win some of those voters back would be to the party of jobs and opportunity for average Americans while pointing out the Democrats, for all their professions of love for working class Americans are doing everything they can to undermine them.

Nah, that's crazy talk.

Instead, we get John McCain admitting that amnesty is literally anti-American.

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans, said they fear that foreign workers will be more attractive to hire than Americans for some companies because the foreigners won’t be eligible for the same health care benefits.

“I think it’s a problem. I don’t know what else to say,” Mr. McCain told a questioner at a forum on immigration sponsored by the Arizona Republic newspaper and KPNX-TV, both based in Phoenix.

Well Mav, if you can't figure out what to say, stop voting for garbage you can't defend.

The GOP would be in a lot better shape if it could just cut down the amount of time members had to spend trying to stop the party from doing dumb things.


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