The Third Presidential Debate: Sex Sells, But Jobs Pay Better

Hillary Clinton and her Media have ginned up the race card to prevent Donald Trump from using the I-word – Illegal Immigration. However much she’d like to divert our attention from the issue or shame us into silence, according to Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary, by       “Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Humanix Books, 2016), illegal immigration and our worsening economy are intrinsically bound together.

 

“Even when we succeed in keeping jobs in the United States despite our porous trade policy,” the authors write, “they do not necessarily go to American workers. Immigration will be the key issue in the 2016 election.  More and more, Americans are learning that our national safety in a world of terrorism hinges on our immigration policies.  And as Americans realize that immigrants are taking away their jobs and stagnating their incomes, it will be the central economic issue as well.”

 

Keeping economics the central positive issue in tonight’s debate will be Trump’s key task, as well as reminding us of Hillary Clinton’s sordid history, reaching all the way back to her first reign in the White House.

 

The authors tell us how illegal immigrants are taking our jobs and holding down our wages.

 

“Illegal immigration threatens our national cohesion and identity and makes us vulnerable to crime and terrorism. But it also poses an economic threat to our workers,” they write.  “The Democrats and Liberals don’t like to talk about the economic aspect of illegal immigration.  They would much rather paint Republican opponents of open borders as anti-Hispanic racists.  Democrats do not want hard-working Americans to realize that illegal immigrants are taking our jobs and, by working for low wages, hold down pay for Americans.

 

“Since 2000, virtually all of the job growth in the United States has gone to immigrants, with almost no increase in employment for those who were born in the U.S. The Center for Immigration Studies reported that ‘government data shows that since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working age (16-65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).’ (The Census Bureau divides employment data into two categories:  Native-Born Americans and Foreign-Born Americans.  The latter includes both immigrants – legal and illegal – and naturalized U.S. citizens.)

 

“Since 2000, there are 127,000 fewer working-age native-born Americans holding a job while the number of foreign-born Americans who have a job has risen by 5.7 million during the same period. The center reported that ‘immigrants have made gains across the labor market, including lower-skilled jobs such as maintenance, construction, and food service; middle-skilled jobs like office support and health care support; and higher skilled jobs, including management, computers, and health care practitioners.’

 

“And the trend is increasing. In August 2015, for example, while 698,000 native-born Americans lost their jobs, 204,000 foreign-born Americans gained employment, according to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

“Beyond the sheer number of jobs diverted to foreign-born people, the influx of foreign-born workers has stopped wage growth among native-born Americans. We can’t get raises while millions pour over our borders who are willing to work for next to nothing.  Workers cannot hold out for higher wages when legal and illegal immigrants are available to work for much less.  The same incentive business owners have to outsource to low-wage countries operates within the United States to use cheap, illegal labor.

 

“The economic effect is deeply felt throughout the United States. In 2014, Americans who were born here saw their income drop by 2.3%, while immigrants saw theirs rise by 4.3%.  The U.S. Census Bureau’s “Income and Power in the United States:  2014” report reveals that, between 2013 and 2014, foreign-born households saw their median income go up by $2,031, while native-born households experience a moderate decline of $1,311.

 

“In the United States today, naturalized citizens make much more than their America-born counterparts, earning a median household income of $59,261 in 2014, while native-born households made only $54,678.  In fact, the data so clearly demonstrates that immigration depresses American wages and incomes that it points to the likelihood that employers in the United States want all the immigration they can get to hold down the wages they have to pay to native-born or immigrant workers.

 

“Democrats want illegal immigrants to vote but not to work (so as not to rile their union supporters) while some establishment Republicans want them to work (for low wages) but not to vote! Liberal Democrats, like those who support Bernie Sanders, are getting the point that the establishment backing for open borders is motivated by a while for higher profits and lower labor costs.

 

“When establishment politicians like George W. and Jeb Bush back amnesty for illegal immigrants, they often say they favor immigration because our country was founded by immigrants and speak of keeping an open door to the rest of the world. But the truth is that their corporate sponsors and contributors see it as a way to keep down wages for tens of millions of American families.  Even worse, the establishment Left says that opposition to immigration is racist, creating a façade of tolerance behind which to hide their desire to hold down wages and incomes for their employees.”

 

Lower incomes for legal, native-born Americans also means a lower tax base for their communities and their states; illegal immigrants do not pay taxes.

 

“There is an eerie resemblance between today’s immigration debate and the abolitionist views of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln said there could be no upward  mobility for wage-earning Americans as long as five million slaves could be forced to work for free.  Now there will be none – and has been none – as long as 12 million illegal immigrants are willing to work for next to nothing.  Why was Abraham Lincoln both anti-slavery and pro-capitalism?  Why was he a Republican in the first place?

 

Born to a subsistence farm family, he saw that since his father and his family ate all they grew [with nothing left to send to market] that they were locked on the farm for all their days on Earth. “He left the farm as a boy and went to work on the Mississippi riverboats, freed from the never-ending treadmill of subsistence farming by the miracle of cash wages.  But how could he get wages when slaves could do the job for free?  He realized that slavery imperiled the gains for others who wanted to follow his lead.  Slavery had to go for working class Americans to be free.  What was true in Lincoln’s time is also true in ours.  And so illegal immigration has to stop for wage-earning Americans to move up.

 

“For all the Liberal protestations of empathy for the working-class poor and their willingness to soak businesses by raising the minimum wage, it is only by cutting the flow of illegal immigrants that we can offer American workers real upward mobility. Liberals like to spread the myth that illegal immigrants take jobs Americans don’t want.  Like what?  Landscaping?  Dishwashing?  Cleaning hotel rooms?  Construction?  Data from the Center for Immigration explodes this canard.  The fact is that Americans do want these jobs.  In fact, they take them when they can.”

 

Morris and McGann then provide a list of some of the native-born majority jobs:

 

55% percent of maids and housekeepers

65% of grounds maintenance workers

65% of construction workers

71% of porters, concierges and bellhops

75% of janitors

 

“What Americans don’t want,” they write, “are the dirt-poor wages the illegal immigrants are willing to accept in these occupations. And the act that illegal immigrants are willing to work for so little is just more evidence of how they depress wages and incomes for the rest of us.”

 

The authors go on to discuss the problem of the impact of foreign-born graduates of U.S. colleges and universities on employment prospects for native-born students.

 

In January, Obama issued an executive order increasing the number of green cards that will be issued to foreign college graduates seeking employment in the United States. The new 181-page rule, citing Breitbart News, “focuses primarily on giving work-permits to foreign college grads who will compete against Americans for white collar jobs, despite the large number of American graduates now stuck in lower-wage positions and struggling to pay off college debts.  The rule will also make each foreign graduate much cheaper for U.S. employers to hire than many U.S.-born college grads.

 

Morris and McGann cite immigration lawyer John Miano who predicts that Obama’s action will lead to 100,000 new green cards every year.

 

“So up and down the wage and education scale, Obama’s policies – and Hillary’s support – are denying jobs to Americans while opening up new opportunities for foreigners. Of course, behind each foreign job applicant is a business easer to hire him or her to cut payroll costs.  Not only can [illegal] immigrants be asked to work for lower wages, but they need not be offered health insurance under Obamacare.  With employers facing a fine of $3,000 per uninsured worker, what better built-in incentive to hire foreigners who need not be covered?

 

“Democrats hope that most of these businesses show their appreciation by giving money to Hillary’s and the party’s campaigns. But to ask these workers who are losing jobs and wages to illegal immigration to vote Democrat to allow more illegals in is the height of arrogance.”

 

They must think the average Independent voter is pretty stupid…

 

“Liberals are fond of saying that Conservatives are against illegal immigration because we are racist [or “nativist”]. But race and ethnicity have nothing to do with it.  We will never be able to restore the American Dream to reality until we stop letting our wealth drain away through illegal immigration.”

 

The poor are getting poorer, the Democrats cry, while the rich are getting richer. There are three reasons:  illegal immigration, unfair trade competition, and investment banks, which gamble with not only their clients’ money but with taxpayer money as well.

 

The Democrats’ answer to poverty in America is to raise the minimum wage.

 

“Increasing the minimum wage, the Left’s standard solution to income inequality, will help only a few people at the bottom of the economic ladder. In the United States, the minimum wage is only $7.25.  But the media age is $17.09 [per hour] and the mean wage (the average) is $22.71.

 

“Clearly, increasing the minimum wage, even to $15 per hour, is not going to help the majority of American wage earners. Last year, only 3.3 million people worked at or below the federal minimum wage.  They made up just 4 percent of the 76 million hourly workers in the United States.  Raising the minimum wage may be the right thing to do, but it’s not a solution to income inequality.

 

“The real solutions – curbing unfair trade practices and illegal immigration – are much tougher for the establishment of each party to achieve. They involve real sacrifices.  The Republican candidate in 2016 must embrace policies designed to move up the incomes of the average worker – limiting immigration and fighting against unfair trade deals.”

 

Deporting illegal immigrants would not be so difficult as the Democrats would lead us to believe. They would certainly use their activists to make a clamor about, even though a majority of Latino Americans (59%) agree that America is becoming more like the corrupt, Third World dictatorships they fled.  Begin with the criminals and work our way down.

 

This issue is not about black, white, and brown, as Liberals would paint it; it’s about green, gold, and red.

 

 

 

 

 

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