Monday, November 17, 2014

Say What? ... Obama Opposed To Amnesty?

What Democrat once said that amnesty will cause undue strain on the welfare system and depress the wages of the working poor? Yup, it was none other than Barack Obama back in 2006... Hypocrisy? ... Then again, maybe that view is exactly why he's pushing an unlawful amnesty decree.

(Daily Caller) President Barack Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants will harm “the wages of blue-collar Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”

"[T]here’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border—a sense that what’s happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before," then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

"Not all these fears are irrational," he wrote.

"The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century," Obama noted. "If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net."

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche