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Why do we need more people in this country, anyway?
The Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2018 | Michael Anton

Posted on 06/22/2018 4:35:27 PM PDT by Bratch

As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for — what, the eighth? ninth? — time in the past two decades to jam through an amnesty that their voters have explicitly, loudly and repeatedly said they do not want, it’s worth asking a question that is rarely raised:

To most ears, the question sounds blasphemous, which illustrates the rottenness of our immigration debate. Actually, “debate” is far too generous. One side has made sure that there is no debate. Good people want more immigration, and bad people object or raise questions. An inherently political issue has been effectively rendered religious, with the righteous on one side, sinners on the other.

The basic question remains. The pat answer over the past 20 years — “to do the jobs Americans just won’t do” — may seem to have some salience with a 3.9 percent unemployment rate. But that only further raises the question. After at least two decades of wage stagnation and even decline, now that we’ve finally reached the nirvana of full employment (and who knows how long it will last), why not take advantage of this tight labor market to raise wages across the board? Especially for the working and middle classes that got nowhere or even lost ground during the housing, finance and tech booms of recent years?

Just about everyone knows the answer: because the business community does not like tight labor markets and the concomitant necessity to raise wages. That’s bad for the bottom line. The solution? More workers! And so the Chamber of Commerce annex — a.k.a. Capitol Hill Republicans — dutifully attempt to do their donors’ bidding at the expense of their voters’ interests.

 

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coc; immigration; rinos; roeeffect
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1 posted on 06/22/2018 4:35:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

To vote for Democrats.


2 posted on 06/22/2018 4:36:55 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Bratch

The “No Vacancy” sign should have been put up a long time ago.


3 posted on 06/22/2018 4:40:36 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: Bratch

The dems need more voters because their base is not reproducing due to PC, BC, and abortion.

So they have strategically targeted immigration re settlements to take seats from Republicans. Kind of like reverse gerrymandering.


4 posted on 06/22/2018 4:41:52 PM PDT by jonose
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To: Bratch
A: Because the only people on this Earth entitled to HAVE THEIR OWN COUNTRIES such as China, Mexico and Africa are yellow, brown and black people?

Hey all you so-called 'white' countries such as America, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, etc... YOU CAN'T DO THAT!

5 posted on 06/22/2018 4:45:27 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: Bratch

We’re the third highest population in the world. It is stupid. And I bang my head when the media says that in 2017 immigration was down to 300,000 people like that’s a good thing. I think we should stop everything for 10 years. Let’s get down to a manageable under 200 million. Our country population is full of idiots!!!!!


6 posted on 06/22/2018 4:47:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: Bratch

To make up the millions of abortions


7 posted on 06/22/2018 4:48:52 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Bratch

We need more immigrants to pay into the social security system to keep the Ponzi scheme going as we are aborting our future generations. The base must continue to enlarge to support those above.


8 posted on 06/22/2018 4:49:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Telepathic Intruder

aliens to vote for Dems


Of course you’re right.
Also, the more money drained from us taxpayers the less in the private sector and pockets of free Americans.

Thus, the Dems can hand out select amounts of money and entitlements to certain categories of people as they humbly beg for more and solemnly promise to always vote Dem all the way.

Also, imagine the expense of these aliens for medical costs,housing, food,cell phones,clothes, education, mental health, policing of high crime rates and the rest. And the disheartening chaos of unrest due to the aliens all over America.


9 posted on 06/22/2018 4:51:50 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting ,vote fraud & leftist media news censorship or "we're finished.)
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To: Bratch

You stupid liberals should off yourselves first. Then the country will be saved.


10 posted on 06/22/2018 4:52:18 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: Bratch

I posed this question a while back when Doug Ford ventured the idea of developing areas set aside for greenspace (near the Toronto area) in order to deal with skyrocketing real estate prices in that city. All of these years of letting in people from places like China, India, the Middle East, and other such areas with virtually bottomless reserves of population.

Now, real estate is astronomically expensive in that city and elsewhere compared to when my parents were young twenty somethings due to the law of supply and demand. Not to mention also how sprawl continues to grow and swallow up places that were villages out in the country even when I was a kid in about 1980 or thereabouts.


11 posted on 06/22/2018 4:53:12 PM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Bratch

Libs keep aborting their babies. They need illegals to fill their voting ranks to gain power.


12 posted on 06/22/2018 4:53:15 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: Bratch

Damn good question. The number isn’t 320,000,000 though. It is more like 360,000,000 to 390,000,000..


13 posted on 06/22/2018 4:54:33 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
And to pay into social security as replacements for the 46,000,000 babies we aborted out of the actuaries.

They will be paying in for 30 years or so before they can claim any retirement benefits.

14 posted on 06/22/2018 5:00:30 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: Bratch

The author is on Tucker Carlson now.


15 posted on 06/22/2018 5:01:58 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (#FreeTommyRobinson)
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To: TADSLOS

And to pay their social security retirement. Liberals aren’t that stupid. They need slaves to keep their standard of living and to vote when and as instructed.


16 posted on 06/22/2018 5:02:30 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: Bratch

wrong answer - shortly we will have automation / robots to augement the workforce, we don’t need more illiterate, unskilled, criminal people draining resources.

And, we certainly don’t need more marxist, anti-Americans voting - the real reason for this nonsense.


17 posted on 06/22/2018 5:02:36 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: blackdog

Who knows, but it’s a purely political tactic by Democrats. Anything they want the devil does also, as a means to an end.


18 posted on 06/22/2018 5:05:26 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Bratch

You can see the fallacies of the deep state demonic lies by injecting the climate change debate. Wont increasing the population of America also increase America’s and the World’s carbon foot print size ? Oops. Seems like the best thing to stop Climate Change is for people to emigrate away from the US and China. Odd that.


19 posted on 06/22/2018 5:05:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Bratch

Crime is a growth industry. Even Rush Limbaugh has had numerous identity theft/home security service sponsors over the years, and over his almost three decades on the air never once explicitly discussed the connection between the third-world sewer pipe flowing into the country and the growing need for such products. Not once.


20 posted on 06/22/2018 5:19:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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