Obama’s Threatening Amnesty is Killing Americans’ Economic Outlook

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people-305418_640Only 1 in 4 Americans feel confident about President Obama’s plan for the economy, according to a new CNBC All-America Economic poll. That number is down nearly 10 points since last summer to a record-low 24 percent. The new decline is evidence of workers’ fear of losing jobs if the White House grants 12 million illegal aliens the right to work and permanently remain in the U.S.

The president’s promised executive action would doom millions of employed Americans who recognize that corporations would welcome the opportunity to hire immigrants willing to work at cheaper rates. It’s not that Americans do not want to do certain jobs but that the average individual cannot financially support a family on the hourly wages that large companies would like to shrink their pay to.

That is why Americans voice despair at the mention of the economy. Just last week, 79 percent of Americans rated the economy as fair or poor. People know wage growth has remained stagnant since Obama took office in 2008, regardless of how the government portrays itself.

The government needs to consider the best interests of its 300 million legal citizens. The economy, and just as importantly, Americans’ view of the economy, is not going to improve unless leaders stand up for the working class, instead of focusing energy all of their energy on destroying the dreams of Americans.

Want to know what you can do? Read Obama’s Executive Amnesty: What You Can Do.

 

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  1. avatar
    Nancy Cuddeback on

    Because of FREED TRADE our nation is becoming a Third World country. It’s just a repeat of the Gilded Age, except instead of having sweatshops in America, now they have access to sweatshops around the globe. And now they don’t have to pay a tariff when they send back shoddy goods.

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    After Nov. 4 election PREDICTION:
    AMNESTY will be signed into law by executive order on November 9, 2014 in recognition of World Freedom Day which was established under President Bush in 2001 .

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    John Winthrop I hate to bust your bubble but these gentlemen are right on with their comments. Boehoner said we need these illegals to do these jobs as American citizens are LAZY!! It has NOTHING to do with lazy but everything to do with the wages and the benefits. Corporations want to pay even less than minimum wage and they DEFINITELY do not want to give benefits. If the Republican party has their way the average citizen will be working for next to nothing. They also want to get rid of Social Security so when you grow old you can go hungry and live on the streets because when you get too old to work you won’t have money for ANYTHING! You better wake up before it is too late.

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      That is all true, but it was the Senate gang of 8 bill that was overwhelmingly supported by Democrats along with a few Republicans. And that bill is full of provisions that would at least double the visas for legal foreign workers. Legal or illegal, they compete for jobs and drive down the wages for Americans. Especially at the lower wage levels.

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    John Winthrop I hate to bust you bubble but these gentlemen are right on with their comments. Booehner said we need these illegals to do these jobs as American citizens are LAZY!! It has NOTHING to do with lazy but everything to do with the wages and the benefits. Corporations want to pay even less than minimum wage and they DEFINITELY do not want to give benefits. If the Republican party has their way the average citizen will be working for next to nothing. They also want to get rid of Social Security so when you grow old you can go hungry and live on the streets because when you get too old to work you won’t have money for ANYTHING! You better wake up before it is too late.

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    I Read the Average Income is Like $20-24K Now in a Lion’s Share of our States Now

    And the overpopulated Sanctuary States may boast of higher average household incomes that this approximate $10/hr, but its an illusion, they just pack multiple incomes in like gypsies with adult children living with their parents forever. This gives these Sanctuary States overpopulated higher rents and insane sized mortgage payments with overly high property tax to pay for the overpopulated poor public schools we get in return.o wonder they’re fleeing the NE Sanctuary States in 40% clumps lately, the democrats and the Republicans there are sick of paying teh overpopulation bill, especially the Millenial Generation trying to move out of their parents’ house with little chance of decent employment.

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    A lot of these young nerds sit behind their keyboards and carry on about how Americans won’t do this job or that, like construction, restaurant work, lawn work and all kinds of jobs that Americans used to do. I personally know guys who got out of construction when the wages crashed because the companies hired illegals for half the money. Meat packing used to be very well paying union jobs until the packing companies sought out illegals to break the unions

    On top of that you have the so called “educational” visas that companies use to import workers, and then the companies do not pay for state unemployment insurance, medical, and other benefits that they would have to pay to Americans. Hershey’s came under scrutiny a couple years ago because part of their “educational” program was to have foreigners working the lines. Here’s how it should be: if you come on an educational visa, you don’t get paid. That would stop both the workers and companies from doing this scam. .

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      You talk too much out of things you have no knowledge of……how do you know they r all nerds ?…..you hare much illiterate about all this……

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        Do you ever actually read what I say? I have heard it and seen it a lot of times from a lot of young people on different sites. Their constant claim is Americans “won’t do these jobs”. If you’ve never heard that, you are the one who has “no knowledge”. And I never said “all”. But a lot do, when those jobs I mentioned have always been done by Americans. Like the construction workers I have known personally.

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          Leland, you are dead on as usual. I remember 60-minutes doing a piece on the great jobs in the Meat Packing industry. The 60 minutes piece went on and on about the good pay, good benefits, good safe working conditions. Guess what, within 15 years of that piece meat packing jobs were some of the worst in America due to the illegals.
          As far as journalist nerds go, I think that is an accurate description. I think most of these so called reporters/journalists are young college age people with little experience in life’s issues, other than hanging out with their other ultra-liberal, political correct clique with their pro-immigration kumbaya singing views. I’m tired of the “nation of immigrants” line. I like Santorum’s call for an immigration timeout, just like we had during the last century.
          I just had a conversation recently with a gal whose husband works for a major bank in the IT field. He is one of two Americans working in a group of approximately 50 Indians, Chinese etc. And he and his American comrade are treated like crap by these “immigrants”.

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            Here is a nugget from Harper’s, which is a very liberal magazine. From the Harper’s Index:
            Number of college graduates currently working as astronomers, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, or web developers: 216,000, ….. As waiters and bartenders: 216,000
            What a crock of crap the H1B and Green card scam. The only reason Senator Leahy pushes for green cards is that he delivered a green card processing center to Vermont. The more green cards the more Vermont workers will have jobs. Another Marshall plan to Vermont and it insures that feckless Leahy will be reelected until the piece of excrement dies. We also need term limts on ALL elected offices.