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‘Left, Right & Center’: Is Obama Anti-Business?; U.S. v. Ariz.

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Posted on Jul 9, 2010
Left, Right & Center
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How did this “Obama is anti-business” political meme begin and what does it mean? Is the U.S. v. Ariz. immigration suit going to be good or bad for the Democrats and Obama—and where does McCain stand on it? These questions and more are pondered by panelists Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller on this week’s “Left, Right & Center.”  —KA

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By call me roy, July 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment

Anti-Business? There isn’t any business or jobs unless you want to work for the state governments or the Feds.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb.  ~Benjamin Franklin

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By Trucker Dan, July 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment
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Bob Scheer has got to be spoken with. He’s not even answering questions anymore. The whole first 40% of the Podcast is about American Business and Industry and how they are:

A. BEing treated by the administration
B. Staying on the sidelines during the weak recovery.

Instead Scheer drifted from his tired old speech on making the banks whole, to a tangent about China’s workforce!

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By Carl, July 10, 2010 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

Immigration Reform is Amnesty

A key goal of the billionaires who control the USA is to push through another amnesty to encourage more mass illegal immigration to the USA. They did this successfully in 1986 with President Reagan’s promise that it would solve the illegal immigrant problem and that tighter border enforcement and employer sanctions would stop the flood. They lied, and another 20 million illegals have pushed across, driving down wages and overwhelming local communities with poor, desperate economic refugees. Note that those who cross the USA border illegally are called “illegales” in Mexico, an accurate word that was adopted into English. They are not “undocumented.” They are not animals, they have documents back home, just not the ones needed for legal entry and work in the USA.

Driving down wages is a key goal of corporate America, whose executives believe this is needed to keep their businesses profitable in face of “free trade” with slave labor nations, like China and India. This is clearly expressed in their official political organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. With unemployment at over 20%, their political position on this issue remains:

“Continue to push for comprehensive immigration reform that:  increases security; has an earned pathway to legalization for undocumented workers already contributing to our economy, provided that they are law-abiding and prepared to embrace the obligations and values of our society; creates a carefully monitored guest or essential worker program to fill the growing gaps in America’s workforce recognizing that, in some cases, permanent immigrants will be needed to fill these gaps; and refrains from unduly burdening employers with worker verification systems that are underfunded or unworkable.”

They know that another “amnesty” is politically impossible, so they call it “reform” that allows amensty. Since illegals have broken our laws, none are “law-abiding”. They continue that absurd arguement about a “gap” in America’s workforce. Congressmen brag that the USA his the greatest nation on Earth with the best educational system, so why must we import millions of skilled workers? If the nations truly suffers a shortage of skilled workers, true patriots and progressives would demand training programs needed to produce skilled workers from our unemployed. Finally, the federal government developed a simple and accurate worker identification system called E-verify. It simply checks if the Social Security number is valid and that it matches the last name and date of birth. Problems have been reported with the system. But the only problems are complaints from illegals who insist their bogus IDs are valid.

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