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Opening Arguments

Here we go again

President Obama is going for the economy-wrecking hat trick. He's already determined to give us cap-and-trade and nationalized health care. Now he's adding immigration "reform," which will include some kind of amnesty plan, into the mix:

In fact, the kind of legalization process envisioned by Obama will be even less popular now than when it got derailed in 2007.  Two years ago, unemployment was low and the economy was humming along.  Some people bought into the “jobs Americans won't do” argument.  Now, Americans want those jobs, and as a recent study shows, they can get better wages when the government does its job and enforces immigration law.  They're not going to cheer while the people who crossed the border illegally and took jobs while driving wages down get rewarded for those efforts.

If there's any good news, it might that Obama is likely to get "only" health care through Congress this year.


Michael B-P
Fri, 04/10/2009 - 8:10am

Luis V. Gutierrez, the Chicago area congressman mentioned in the link, personifies the reversion to a twisted logic used by hispanic-vote-pandering politicians. By demagogically appealing to the worst instincts among immigrants and their supporters they pervert the entire concept of civil rights and would eventually destroy any incentive to lawfully achieve citizenship. They are simply exploiting ignorance for power.