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Sunday, February 02, 2014

"The arguments compiled by FWD.us pushing for a massive surge in new workers from abroad have ignored the overwhelming literature, including broad research by the Congressional Budget Office, demonstrating that such a plan would reduce wages and job prospects for millions of struggling workers living here today.The White House and Senate Democrats have embraced a plan that not only allows illegal immigration to continue indefinitely, but proposes to double the flow of new legal immigrant workers and triple the number of mostly lesser-skilled immigrants who will be given green cards. Unfortunately, it seems several House leaders are contemplating a similar approach. We need to move Americans off of welfare and into good-paying jobs -- not replace them with lower-wage workers from abroad. Gene Sperling has said there are three jobseekers for every one job opening.


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Lawmakers must decide who they represent: immigration activists and powerful interests, or millions of struggling and unemployed Americans. Republicans have an opportunity to stand alone as the one party dutifully representing the legitimate interests of the American worker. They should seize it. They should boldly and unapologetically articulate policies that end the lawlessness and advance the national interest."


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What's the point of having workers if you can't make them struggle?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2014-02-02 10:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Republicans, stand with labor? Yeah, that will be the day.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-02 10:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

Isn't it the case that higher wages means less profit?

Did I miss something?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2014-02-02 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

Well it is an election year, so you gots to pay lip service to the rubes that you want to vote for you.

November 5th they can go back to actively destroying the middle class.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2014-02-02 10:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Kinda like how right before the SOTU they trotted out "plans" for health care and immigration.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-02 11:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Take the republican out of the picture and I'll bet the majority of people would agree with Sessions. He's totally correct. This nation needs to place a laser focus on the unemployed and middle class and develop all policies toward enhancing them and their wages. I might mention for OWS' sake that back in Reagan's time, the average labor guy/gal supported him considerably. If the Pacific accord and immigration issue is not worked out appropriately, you might as well shut the door on this country.

#6 | Posted by matsop at 2014-02-02 12:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

While I agree with matsops #6 post, the problem is what the right and left will completely disagree what is best to help the unemployed and middle class.

#7 | Posted by schmanch at 2014-02-02 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Take the republican out of the picture

The R after his name that is how we know he is full of s**t with his pretend concern for the workers.

He's totally correct.

Of course he is, but it is only an election year piece of baloney. Come December he will care zero about anyone below the top 10%

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2014-02-02 03:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I might mention for OWS' sake that back in Reagan's time, the average labor guy/gal supported him considerably."

You're right, many did support that union busting enemy of the working man.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-03 12:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

BTW, I went to that FWD.us web site. I don't trust them, there is no information about what it is they actually support. Understand too that Sessions opposition to real immigration reform has more to do with the path to citizenship which will eventually allow millions of immigrants to vote than any sincere concerns about the plight of the working man. Jeff Sessions is pond scum who couldn't care less about anyone besides Jeff Sessions.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-03 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

"If the Pacific accord and immigration issue is not worked out appropriately, you might as well shut the door on this country."

I don't know what you mean by "worked out appropriately" but to me the only appropriate action is to completely kill that bill.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-03 12:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

republicans care about the worker a little more than the democrats.

#12 | Posted by moneywar at 2014-02-03 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Arguments have never swayed the obtuse.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-03 06:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Do you really believe that immigration reform will help the middle-class? If so, how?

#14 | Posted by sawdust at 2014-02-03 06:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sessions is my senator. As far as goober-ish tea partiers go, he's not the worst offender of the working man, but he hasn't shown much interest in them either, i.e. until election time.

#15 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-02-04 09:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Standing by the 0.1% is how the GOP stands by the working man.

I don't like how the author is afraid of immigrants.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-04 10:54 AM | Reply | Flag:


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