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    Scott Walker Hits Back At WSJ Attack On His Immigration Stance

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    6:14 PM 04/27/2015

    A Wall Street Journal weekend editorial slamming Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recent comments on immigration is “really wrong on so many different levels,” the likely 2016 presidential contender said on Monday.

    In its editorial, entitled “Scott Walker’s Labor Economics,” the normally pro-Walker paper hammered the Republican for statements he made during an interview with Glenn Beck last week. Walker said he believes American jobs and wages should be the top priority when considering any change to immigration policy.

    But perhaps his greatest sin — in the Journal’s eyes — was name-checking Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, an immigration hawk. In the editorial — subtitled “The governor needs a better tutor on jobs and immigration” — the WSJ lambasted Sessions and took Walker to task for heeding his ideas on immigration policy.

    “Republicans used to understand this basic economic principle [more workers can mean more jobs], but the politics of immigration is turning some of them into economists for the AFL-CIO,” the editorial reads.

    But Walker shot back on Monday in an interview with Boston-based radio talk show host Howie Carr.

    “My position on immigration is simple,” Walker told Carr. Like virtually all Republican presidential hopefuls, he said that he is a proponent of securing the border. He also called for universal e-verify and no amnesty.

    “If you want to be a citizen, that’s a whole different thing,” Walker said. “You’ve got to go back to your country of origin and get back in line like anybody else.”

    He appeared to be baffled by the Journal’s jab, calling it “wrong on so many different levels.”

    He said his main point to Beck was that he believes that immigration policy should “make American workers and their wages [the] number one priority.”

    He told Carr he believes that is the right approach for not just immigration policy but for tax policy, entitlement policy, and regulations.

    “If we’re always thinking of the impact on hard-working Americans we’re going to be fine. If we don’t think about that then we get bad policies in America,” he said, while adding that “there are restrictions on legal immigration today that just don’t make a whole lot of sense.”

    Walker has struggled to clarify his stance on immigration policy. In an interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace last month he said he supported a measure that is tantamount to amnesty. He said he believes “there’s a way” for an illegal immigrant to embark on a path to citizenship after paying a penalty.
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    “Republicans used to understand this basic economic principle [more workers can mean more jobs], but the politics of immigration is turning some of them into economists for the AFL-CIO,” the editorial reads.
    WRONG!!! Republicans, Real Republicans, have always understood that more manufacturing jobs will mean more employed workers in the country. But more "workers" before there are more jobs means more unemployed workers in the country living on welfare and/or working at jobs that don't sustain them and using safety nets to survive, which means more poverty, more spending, more taxes and/or debt to pay for it, causing more manufacturing companies and capital investors to flee the country to avoid the higher cost tax environment and the adverse economic conditions of soaring national debt.

    You know, I used to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and read it religiously every day, but then something happened, the WSJ was no longer reporting or telling the truth about our economy and was no longer a reliable source for accurate information. What a shame in our country to see both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal fall into the hands of the people destroying our nation and ruining the lives of our citizens. Today, they are nothing more than pawns of the villains bankrupting the United States.
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    Scott Walker hits back at WSJ piece criticizing his legal immigration comments

    By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is hitting back at a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that criticized him for recent comments he made saying American workers and American wages should be kept in mind when making decisions on legal immigration.

    Mr. Walker told radio host Howie Carr his position on immigration is "simple" and that it starts with securing the borders and having an effective E-Verify system.

    "No amnesty," Mr. Walker said. "If you want to be a citizen, that's a whole different thing. You got to go back to your country of origin and get back in line like anybody else."

    On legal immigration, he said, "right now, there are restrictions in America - that column and others acted like there's no restrictions. There are restrictions on legal immigration today - they just don't make a whole lot of sense."

    He said the Journal has been right for defending him in some of his battles with labor unions in Wisconsin, but "in this one - really wrong on so many levels."

    The Journal piece points out that Mr. Walker mentioned recently he's talked to GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, one of Capitol Hill's staunchest opponents of illegal immigration who has spoken out against expanding H-1B visas for guest workers.

    "Mr. Walker is right that the GOP needs to focus on raising the incomes of average Americans, but the way to do that is with policies that increase growth and improve upward mobility. Zero-sum labor economics will do neither," the piece says.

    Mr. Walker, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, recently told talk show host Glenn Beck: "It is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today. What is this doing for American workers looking for jobs? What is this doing to wages? And we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward."

    Mr. Walker defended his position in his conversation with Mr. Carr that "a strong economy should be paramount," "and priority number one in that regard should be making sure that we think about the impact on American workers and American wages."

    When unemployment is high and labor participation rates are low, he said, "you don't have very much immigration because you don't want to flood the market."

    If, over time, unemployment goes down and labor participation rates go up, "then you can change things," he said.

    "I just said make American workers and their wages your number one priority," he said. "If we're always thinking about the impact on the hard-working Americans, we're gonna be fine and [if] we don't think about that, well, then we get bad policies in America."

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    "No amnesty," Mr. Walker said. "If you want to be a citizen, that's a whole different thing. You got to go back to your country of origin and get back in line like anybody else."
    Those are the kind of words we like to hear. Now let's see if you can stay on point with that message!
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