Hello out there in TV land. I know it's been a while since I ranted about the world around us, I've been focused on getting the next book out. Ok, I've been playing Wolfenstein, The New Order as well, but that doesn't involve much brain power.
Look, an amnesty for five million illegal immigrants is just a stupid idea. The
problem is, while unemployment is down, it's because people have to
work more for less. Many in my own union already have to work at 80% of
scale. Look at all the retail workers who must work on Thanksgiving or
be fired. Everyone is already paying more for less medical benefits because of Obamacare. A surge of millions who can
legally compete for those jobs will only make things worse. And after
this amnesty, there will be another glut of illegal immigrants waiting
for the next one (as there was after the Regan amnesty. That is the real
concern, not the people who are here now.) Those workers will be as
exploited as the current illegal immigrants are. Exploitation will not
magically go away.
"But Regan and the Bushes-" -I don't care. Just because they did something idiotic, that's not a reason for President Obama to do it as well. Since last month's election was a setback for the Democrat party, this is just pandering for votes for 2016 - just as it was then.
"You're just racist." -Fuck you, I'm being realistic. Read over my
reasons again, and pretend it's a republican president's executive order
instead of Your Guy. My views on this are strictly "Hate the game, don't hate the player." I can't blame anyone for wanting a better life here, but our cities are overcrowded, and our economy is barely holding together.
"But we're all descendants of immigrants." -Yes, legal immigrants, who were let in when the system could handle more citizens. It can't right now. End of story.
"But the evil 1%..." -Will NOT feel the brunt of this at all. Read over my reasons again. Like Obamacare, this is being spun as only being a burden to the super-rich, while it's the Middle Class (which everyone claims to care so much about) which will have to shoulder it all.
"But they've paid taxes!" -Think of it as visiting a hotel. You agree to stay for a while. After that, if you refuse to leave, you're there illegally-even if you continue to pay for you hotel room.
Love and peace out.