Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear either the new president or another top Democrat telling us how the economy is in crisis and more American citizens are unemployed. B HO himself has even come out now saying, “People are going through a very tough time right now and I don’t expect them to be satisfied” as he expresses unease over the poor results of the $787 billion economic stimulus he rammed through Congress.
Unemployment in the United States is reaching levels not seen in decades as Republicans remind us that nearly 3 million jobs have been lost this year. House Republican leader John Boehner says,
“The president did not lay out a clear path for how his administration will keep its promise to create jobs for middle-class families and small businesses.”
How could he, Representative Boehner? Democrats ensured not even their own party members had time to read the massive spending bill before voting on it.
As we look out across America we can see that we are falling on rough times as another policy of the newly elected Poseur in Chief closed or will pull franchises of nearly 3,000 Auto Dealers.
Democrats successfully took control of both the House and Senate in the 2000 elections by demeaning the economy then, bashing President Bush, his policies and the Republican Party. Their party slogan was “A New Direction For America.”
Obama ran in 2008 and captured the White House by the same platform promising “Hope and change.” We were led to believe that they and only they could correct what they said was the worst economy we have seen in decades.
Looking back at Unemployment Rates we see that during the Bush years, unemployment never exceeded 6%. Democrats cried that was unacceptable and a “New Direction” was needed.
Five months into their “New Direction” we see 9.4% unemployment as a national average with several states already exceeding the double-digit mark. Looking at the chart linked above, unemployment jumped more than a full percent in 2008, the year the Democrats pushed through their long desired minimum wage increase.
The closest jump to it was immediately after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.
Given the above it is with total dismay and utter disbelief that I read Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to enact a new guest worker program as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
During the campaign in 2008, Obama led Latino’s & Illegals to believe He would grant some sort of amnesty to those in our country Illegally.
Speaking before the National Council of La Raza, Obama said,
“Yes, they broke the law. And we should not excuse that. We should require them to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for citizenship - behind those who came here legally. But we cannot - and should not - deport 12 million people.”
And now we have Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, another top Democrat, advocating not only a “sweeping comprehensive bill that will include not only amnesty for illegal aliens,” but also a “decent guest-worker program.”
While Democrats show concern for “bringing 11 million people out of the shadows,” what about the 15 million American Citizens currently without jobs?
What do Democrats propose for us? We are encouraged to “volunteer” ourselves under Obama’s United We Serve program. We are being encouraged to work for the state for free while they desire to bring more immigrants into the country, who will be paid money!
Obama sent out an email announcing his Volunteer Program saying,
“Last week, I announced United We Serve - a nationwide call to service challenging you and all Americans to volunteer this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America.”
“And when I say "all," I mean everyone - young and old, from every background, all across the country. We need individuals, community organizations, corporations, foundations, and our government to be part of this effort.”
I find it unacceptable that when taxpayers’ unemployment is approaching record highs, we should expect citizens and taxpayers to volunteer and go without while bringing in foreign workers to fill jobs and be paid!
I could support a decent guest worker program if we enjoyed very small unemployment rates, but when our unemployment rate is rapidly exceeding double digits, does it make sense to dump on the citizens, the very voters who elected these clowns and instead bring more people from foreign countries to work?
It doesn’t make sense to me.
Sometimes, I wonder just whose side Democrats are really on.