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- 01-10-2013, 10:35 AM #1
Labor Pains (Hilda Solis and Barack Obama's anti-American labor record)
Labor Pains | American-Rattlesnake
With the resignation of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, it’s instructive to take a brief look over the Obama administration’s labor policy priorities these past four years. Although the prime objectives of organized labor, such as the enactment ofcard check legislation, never saw the light of day during President Obama’s first term, labor unions did achieve some significant administrative victories. What’s more, the battle over labor regulations and law-both executive and legislative-was a focal point of national political discussion leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
What did not attract as much notice, unfortunately, was the systemic dismantling of immigration enforcement, especially during the last two years of Barack Obama’s first term, which arguably will have a significant impact upon the American economy in the years ahead. Even though I continue to believe that the negative consequences of mass immigration-especially of the largely unskilled sort we’ve seen since the 1965 Immigration Act-can’t be reduced to mere economic concerns, the cumulative cost of this wave includes a significant economic impact.
In addition to taxing already overburdened social welfare programs-to say nothing of the public education, criminal justiceand health care distribution systems-the hundreds of thousands of low skilled immigrants we accept every year often displace the most economically insecure Americans, including some of the President’s most reliable political supporters...
Last edited by Jean; 09-18-2013 at 10:54 PM.Reporting without fear or favor-American Rattlesnake
- 01-10-2013, 10:38 AM #2
- 01-10-2013, 01:30 PM #3
Thanks, NewMexican!Reporting without fear or favor-American Rattlesnake