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What about the Workers?
National Review, by John O´Sullivan

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Posted By:Judy W., 8/1/2013 12:02:17 PM

In a letter to fellow-Republicans on the Hill today, Senator Jeff Sessions declares with admirable straightforwardness that the GOP establishment’s main argument for the Gang of Eight immigration bill — that “the great lesson of the 2012 election is that the GOP needs to push for immediate amnesty and a drastic surge in low-skill immigration” — is quite simply ”nonsense.” He is, of course, correct. (Snip) Today’s letter from GOP donors and fundraisers — i.e., the GOP establishment — to the House Republicans repeats the same dreary fallacies.

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O´Sullivan says that if the Republicans would attack the bill on the grounds that it would hurt Americans workers they could capture back the Reagan Democrats and the disillusioned middle class workers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: olcap, 8/1/2013 12:14:23 PM     (No. 9453136)

You know, no right-minded person is FOR giving people free phones, but when you have a HUGE bank like JPMC committing high crimes against this country and its citizens, and is THEN allowed to "SETTLE" rather than be jailed?????

We have far more HUGE problems like JPMC ROBBING us blind!! Put JPMC in jail demolish their corporation and ALSO take away the PHONES for crying out loud!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: olcap, 8/1/2013 12:16:03 PM     (No. 9453142)

Sorry, the above should have been with the free phones story. My apologies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/1/2013 12:36:18 PM     (No. 9453169)

The average wage has fallen over Obama´s time in office. Does he really think bringing in more immigrants will help salaries climb? People who have been in country illegally for years with a criminal record that would warrant deportation have been released on the streets. Is that helping our economy?

So far in his implementation of Obamacare he has delayed a major source of revenue for the program while allowing people who claim they are signing up for insurance to select a stated salary to get the maximum subsidy from the government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/1/2013 2:13:56 PM     (No. 9453353)

Common sense will tell you that legalizing or bringing in 46 million foreign workers and their foreign family members in the next ten years, and giving them complete access to the legal US job market, where they would be able to compete against American workers for just about every scarce job out there across the entire US economy is bound to undercut and adversely affect the future job prospects, wages, job related benefits and the working conditions of a huge number of American workers.

When that happens, the liberal Democrats will absolutely blame cheap labor Republicans for facilitating the passage of a law that allowed such a massive number of foreign workers into the country, and at the same time will be working to eventually register the vast majority of those foreign workers as new Democrat voters in the years ahead.

The long-term result for the wimpy Republicans would be political suicide by loosing much of their conservative base and making it mathematically impossible for the Republican Party ever to win future national elections. Thinking otherwise is pure fool´s gold.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/1/2013 3:50:25 PM     (No. 9453502)

The behavior of congress members is becoming more and more erratic. Once these knuckleheads get a thought in their heads it never goes away. It`s as if they have become possessed. What happened to Paul Ryan? Does he `really` believe legalizing unknown millions of people will help the job market of make us a stronger country.

Even a psychiatrist would have trouble figuring out that one.

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