Holy crap, Pat Buchanan actually makes sense

Not that I am a big fan of the guy, as he seems to quite often make the point that the States would be a better place if we created a police state governed by shotgun politics, but in this article he really hits the mark on the true impact of an unregulated border with Mexico.

In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.

From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1, 2000, to Jan. 1, 2010, 13.1 million immigrants, legal and illegal, entered the United States, a decade in which America lost 1 million jobs.

From 2008 and 2009, the figures are startling. In 24 months, 2.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, arrived, as U.S. citizens were losing 8.6 million jobs.

Query: Why are we importing a million-plus workers a year when 17 million Americans can’t find work? Whose country is this?

Point: if we are in such dire economic straits, with degree-d professionals having to take jobs well below their educational level just to make ends meet, are we not to be held to task for the amount of illegal labor that is occurring in the states, as it is potentially limiting our American brothers and sisters ability to find work to just afford the basic necessities?

Ugh. There are times when this administration gets under my skin; this being one of those times.


About Old Iron
I'm just a guy that works overseas alot and likes to play just as hard as I work. Been to a FEW countries, know a shitload of people all over, and generally have a good time wherever I go. -Oh, and I am currently in between girlfriends, and strangely enough and perfectly happy with that status. In the long run hookers are cheaper. Take my word on that.

3 Responses to Holy crap, Pat Buchanan actually makes sense

  1. ~KC~ says:

    Mexicans = cheap labour.
    Mexicans = labourers who will do the jobs other Americans feel is below them to do.

  2. …other Americans feel is below them to do.

    Ah, the one time you finally figure out George W. Bush was right after all, is the one time where he was most mistaken. Prove ‘im right though — find me an American who feels it’s beneath him to do a job. That is, an American who didn’t vote for Obama. Ditch needs digging? Jar needs opening? Spider needs squishing? Maid did a crappy job cleaning out the shower stall in the hotel, so it needs re-doing? Then someone needs to go and bitch out the manager? The Americans I’ve met will do it ALL — except for those Americans who despise other Americans.

    I think that’s why other countries hate us so much. We lack aristocratic stratification. Some among us keep trying to build these terraces & walls, and the rest of us keep tearing ’em down. The American spirit says, if a job needs doing you don’t wait around for freakin’ Rumplestiltskin, you get off your tush and do it.

    As far as Pat’s statistics, South Park started making fun of this with the “they took our jerbs!” line. Trouble is though, that was before the statistics from ’08 and ’09, which as your article points out are most deplorable. In our ultra-modern, hip, chic new society, what are we to do when parody is used to ridicule the ideas the established facts support most strongly? To those who live out their lives to please others rather than to produce positive results, it truly is a dilemma.

  3. Old Iron says:

    KC, you tend not to feel that any job is below you when you have raped your 401k to the point that it likes it for day-to-day monetary maintenance. Yeah it was cool when the States had four percent unemployment to pass off jobs that were considered menial, but the times they are a’ changing and people need work, PRIMARILY nationalized Americans. Morgan is correct; don’t buy into the standardized bilge that says that the illegals only do the jobs that we won’t, because in times such as these we WILL do that work.

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