Is Immigration Legislation the Next Phase of the White House’s Effort to Help Americans “Spend More Time with Their Families”?

mrmomA new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finds that Obamacare will reduce the number of full-time jobs in the U.S. by 2.5 million by 2024. This is actually good news, says White House Press Secretary Jay Carney because it will allow Americans “to spend more time with their families.” And, since they won’t be “trapped in a job” they will have more “opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

I’m not kidding; he really said that in a White House press release:

“Over the longer run, CBO finds that because of this law, individuals will be empowered to make choices about their own lives and livelihoods, like retiring on time rather than working into their elderly years or choosing to spend more time with their families. At the beginning of this year, we noted that as part of this new day in health care, Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

But the Obama administration isn’t done helping to liberate American workers from the drudgery of their jobs. No doubt Mr. Carney would have the American people look at the passage of the president’s second term signature legislation – an illegal alien amnesty and massive increases in new immigration – as yet another gift. After all, with 20 to 30 million more immigrant workers who would be eligible to fill jobs in this country, just think about how many Americans, no longer trapped in a job, would be given the precious opportunity to spend more time with their families and pursue their dreams.

Of course, John Boehner and the House Republican leadership aren’t going to miss the opportunity to play Santa Claus too. Just last week they unveiled their “Principles on Immigration,” which include amnesty and massive immigration increases designed to emancipate American workers from their jobs.

The gifts just keep coming.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    and while those people are spending more time with their families because they are only working part time with part time pay, they will also have time to apply for welfare, food stamps, etc and thereby become additional voters for democrats!! Sounds like a win-win situation for those democrats…..

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    I’d like to see Carney , Obama, Pelosi and Reid “enjoy” more free time with their families in same way the
    unemployed or under employed do: Broke and without a break in sight!

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      Carney and the other fools have NO common thoughts about anything. Only what is given to them to repeat. Shame, Shame I pity how your families feel when they hear you saying such garbage. But then again money talks and BS walks.

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    The pro-amnesty crowd (including Boehner) starting with amnesty for “the children” is no accident. This is a common tactic to pull at people’s heart strings in order to get their foot in the door before the push for amnesty for all illegals, because what decent person could possibly be against “the children”? My response to this argument is what about the future of the children of the citizens of the United States? If amnesty gets rammed through Congress, this country is one big step closer to becoming the next Brazil, with a few wealthy at the top, a small middle class and masses of impoverished people at the bottom. One of the things that made our country so great during the American Century was our large middle class. If our middle class is destroyed, there will be no second American Century.

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    I Read a Related News Article Today on America’s Unemployed Giveups

    Rather than waste gas and time interviewing for jobs they’ll never get, many are “giving up” to save the wasted time and expense trying to find a job in this foreign/corporist controlled “glutted job market”. They can save what little theoretical P/T underemployed income the household has on better things, like a roof and food….

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    The Orwellian double speak continues. Retirees would still get on Medicare at 65, and the “on time” retirement age is now 66 and up, so anyone who wants to could retire anyway. If they could afford it. But many cannot, and every single survey done in the last decade shows that most boomers will either have to, or will want to, work past “on time” retirement. They are going to need those jobs they are being told they will be happy to not have.

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      I read somewhere that labor force participation by those over 55 is actually UP, while those for younger people, especially those in the teens and twenties is DOWN. So much for the claim that we have the lowest labor force participation in more than 30 years because so many seniors are retiring.