Second-class residents

The efforts of our rulers to “elect a new people” continue apace.  It’s bad enough that King Obama, by his own admission, unconstitutionally ‘changed the law’ to allow millions of lawbreaking border jumpers to remain in the U.S.   These denizens will now compete with Americans in what is already an historically poor job market.

And guess what?  Thanks to King Obama’s other signature project (Obamacare), these housecrashers have an advantage(!) in that competition:

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.

Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.

If the so-called ‘social justice warriors’ fanning the flames over the Ferguson verdict want a REAL, CLEAR injustice to protest, here it is.  Guess who stands to lose most under this toxic combination of executive fiat?  Those barely clinging to the lower end of the employment ladder, that’s who.  All the unemployed residents of Ferguson and countless other towns across America who WOULD like to work and break out of the welfare trap (or who now have to find other work because their employer was just burned out by idiots chanting incoherent slogans about “justice”) just had another huge obstacle put in their way.

Think Washington D.C. Mordor cares?  Hardly.  As the Instapundit likes to quip, “they’ll turn us all into beggars, ‘cuz they’re easier to please.”  This constant official support for importing ever-larger numbers of cheap laborers — beginning with the 1965 Immigration Act — is why U.S. wages have remained stagnant or declined for four decades, and is one of the major contributors to the income inequality that is now so often decried.

Actions have consequences.  Effectively open borders–both to immigration and so-called “free trade”–have economic effects.  The Law of Supply and Demand is not a ‘suggestion’ — the more labor is available, the cheaper it will be (hence declining wages).  Ross Perot once famously warned of the “giant sucking sound” that NAFTA and similar agreements would produce as jobs went overseas.  And now what jobs are left in the U.S. are being sought after by increasingly impoverished Americans competing with new arrivals aided and abetted by the King of the United States.  What does it matter to be a citizen if your own government’s actions perpetually put you at a disadvantage?

No wonder so many people are seeking to leave the Titanic permanently.  When you decide your government has “become destructive of these ends (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness),” you face a choice: work with others to “alter or abolish it,” or get the heck out of Dodge.  Most Americans show little sign of understanding what the real roots of the problem are, much less what is needed to address them.  Hence, the search for the exits by many who do.  If you’re going to be a second-class resident, you might as well try a new country instead of being abused in what used to be your own.



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