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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Obama’s Amnesty Hurts American Workers

Obama’s executive amnesty will not only save the illegals from deportation, but will make them full participants in our taxpayer-subsidized Social Security and Medicare systems. A White House spokesman confirmed that "if they pay in, they can draw." Robert Shapiro, a former Clinton adviser, admitted that recipients of Obama’s amnesty will draw more money out of the system than they contribute, just like other Social Security recipients who work low-paying jobs. Heritage Foundation poverty expert Robert Rector predicts that Obama’s executive amnesty for four million will cost U.S. taxpayers $2 trillion.

The minute Obama’s executive amnesty goes into effect, tens of thousands of American workers will be in jeopardy of losing their jobs. Obama’s executive amnesty gives employers a significant financial incentive to lay off Americans and hire illegals. Here’s the way this scheme works: current law states that all employers of 50 or more employees must provide Obamacare health coverage for their employees or pay a fine of $3,000 a year per employee. But employers are forbidden to provide Obamacare coverage for the new illegals just admitted by Obama. That gives employers a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal aliens rather than native-born workers.

As Dick Morris said, "It will be a great line to feature on your resume: “you came here illegally but are not eligible for Obamacare." That should put illegals at the head of the line of job applicants. Rep. Lamar Smith commented, Obama "just moved those who came here illegally to the front of the line, ahead of unemployed and underemployed Americans." This nonsense was confirmed by a Department of Homeland Security official and the White House declined to comment.

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