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Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan?
Stop Amnesty!

Townhall, by Michelle Malkin

Original Article

Posted By:SpeedMaster, 7/30/2014 10:34:46 AM

It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America´s working poor in front of the cameras -- while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors. Privileged Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles to show how much they empathize with minimum-wage workers. On the other side of the aisle, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan has wrapped himself in a cloak of compassion, putting a cheesy Taylor Swift hand heart around conservatism by proposing government "life coaches" for those in poverty.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/30/2014 10:47:07 AM     (No. 9946152)

Increasing the minimum wage is easy since only business groups object to the higher costs, and Dems love to note how selfish and heartless companies are.

But stopping amnesty and closing our borders to illegals will reduce Democratic voters. Dems are not requiring ballots in Spanish because they like the cultures of Central America. Dems just enjoy the cheap house keepers, nannies, gardeners and the votes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 7/30/2014 11:49:17 AM     (No. 9946284)

Michelle Malkin is usually great but I think her anger got the better of her this time. Not her best column:

The working poor are the biggest losers in D.C.´s amnesty game. U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has been a lonely voice warning about the impact of mass illegal immigration and perpetual amnesty on low-income black Americans. "The country´s economic woes have disproportionately harmed African-Americans, especially those with little education," he warned this spring. "The economy has a glut of low-skilled workers, not a shortage," which is driving wages down.

I disagree that the economy is the problem with black poverty, although their poverty will be exacerbated by the massive influx of illegals. Black poverty is more culturally caused than economically caused.

Education is not emphasized. "Black studies" are more important than anything and such things cause educational apartheid. Profanity, sexual profligacy and lack of a work ethic due to generational welfare is their biggest problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/30/2014 6:29:46 PM     (No. 9946934)

If the liberal Democrat amnesty is ever passed it is really going to hurt Black job seekers in the future. Besides the 20 million legalized aliens who would immediately gain complete access to the legal US labor market, those illegal aliens would be able to bring their close foreign family members into the USA in unlimited numbers, that could easily amount to another 20 million foreigners gaining entry to the legal US labor market. It is impossible that the amnesty would engender 40 million new jobs in the USA to employ all those aliens.

Besides that, the amnesty would double the number of legal immigrants and so-called "Guest Workers" able to enter the USA to over two million a year. They would also have to find jobs here.

All the above would amount to a massive flooding of the legal US labor market with cheap foreign labor. Once that happened the labor market laws of supply and demand would take over and wage rates in all industries where all that cheap foreign labor could be hired would be adversely affected by seriously depressing wage rates. Since it would be American minorities who would for the most part have to complete against all that cheap foreign labor, you had better believe that American black workers looking for work would be seriously affected in having to compete against such a mass of foreign labor, that would be willing to work much cheaper then most American workers who would be trying to maintain their customary US standard of living.

Black community leaders should read and receive legal advise as to the ramifications of such an amnesty to their communities before they speak up and support any such amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens and their family members.

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