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Friday, August 4, 2017

More BS Economics -- This Time From the NY Times

The New York Times has an article today proclaiming that fewer immigrants would not mean more jobs.  I'm not even going to bother linking to the article, because it is not worth reading.  It's meant as the Times' response to the newly proposed immigration bill that would change the rules with regard to who gets green cards as well as to the Trump policy of enforcing the laws with regard to illegal immigration.

The Times does its usual deception to try to make a cogent argument.  The point of the these policies is not more jobs, but rather more jobs for American workers.  If we have a million fewer non-Americans in the country, there will be less demand for various services and that could reduce the total number of jobs.  Nevertheless, if the absence of that million people means that there will be 700,000 fewer workers vying for open jobs, it will become much easier for Americans to get those jobs.  The people who do not want to work off the books for very low wages (like many illegal aliens) will get jobs that can no longer be filled in violation of the law.  The Times ignores this reality and speaks instead of total jobs.

For many year, the needs of American workers have been put after the desire by many on the left to flood the country with low wage, needy immigrants who will be likely Democrat voters.  The key, however, is that this country is the United States of AMERICA, not the United States of the World.  The government is supposed to protect US citizens and move this country forward for the benefit of all citizens.  Taking steps that will raise wages and produce jobs for Americans is a good thing and the Times faulty logic doesn't change that.

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