I’ve written about the Progressive/Democrat tactic of making claims about the intent of their policies and avoiding any analysis of the second or third order affects of them. I’ve also discussed the hypocritical nature of so many of their policies. The President and his Democrat Obamacare supporters have now blended these two deceptive tactics in defending two different policies. First, not even Mr. Fantastic could bend himself into the pretzels needed by Democrats defending Obamacare.
The latest effort involves the recent CBO report, that stated Obamacare would reduce 2.3 million full time job equivalents from the US economy. That means that Obamacare will shrink our economy. Our GDP, which Democrats and big spending Republicans need to support their massive spending will be smaller, weaker and provide fewer taxes. Bad news for America! Democrats responded with the ludicrous explanation that cutting American workers’ hours is a good thing. Less work is a blessing, since work is too difficult, and Americans need less work and more free time. Americans, they say, are too productive. Tell that to somebody that’s trying to pay their mortgage, rent, heating or water bill. Tell them that less money is a blessing! Here’s where the Democrats take a completely opposite position on immigration reform.
Democrats claim that comprehensive immigration reform is needed so that the illegal community can come out of the shadows and work. They will do the work that Americans won’t do, so Democrats say. Reform is needed to let these people, who only want to get to work and provide for their families the opportunity to put in long hours in the fields to do so. Work for them, is a blessing. Hard work is what we are keeping them from doing with our “unfair” immigration laws. Make them legal so that they can work. Why is it fair to make illegal immigrants work long and hard hours, but it’s oppressive to allow American citizens to do the same?
In order to connect these dots I guess Democrats would need to tell these immigrants to stop working full time hours once they come out of the shadows, for then work would be as bad as they say it is for Americans? Perhaps Democrats are just intent on oppressing immigrants?
All fantasy aside, both Democrat arguments are nothing but smoke screens to hide their real goals. Obamacare is only an interim step to government controlled healthcare, with emphasis on CONTROL. Immigration reform is nothing but an effort to get more Democrat voters.