Thursday, April 03, 2014
What They Won't tell You About The Senate's Unemployment Extension Bill
It sounds like something good that only the mean spirited would oppose, right? A bill to extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who have been out of work for a very long time.
That is, until you find out this little factoid.
No less than Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is blocking an amendment to the bill that would require employers to verify the work eligibility of employees using E-Verify program, a simple web-based program that allows employers to check data against records maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to make sure they're not hiring illegal aliens.
As Senator Jeff Sessions revealed, Harry Reid won't even allow the amendment to come to a vote, even though congress passed legislation in 1986 making it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or employ illegal aliens.
The amendment not only would help American citizens in obtaining work, but it would also help curb identity theft and illegal use of other people's Social Security numbers.
Instead, the Democrats would rather leave American citizens dependent on a government dole.They have no interest in creating jobs for out of work Americans or the effect that importing and enabling a huge pool of low skilled workers will have on unemployment, the cost of health care and housing, and depressing worker's wages. That counts for nothing next to their lust for political power.
The hypocrisy of these people in moving their mouths about increasing the minimum wage while making sure that there's going to be a huge population of workers who van be hired for whatever the traffic will bear is despicable. And yes, it's racist, as it disproportionally effects blacks and Hispanics who are legal citizens, as well as legal immigrants.
If the American people re-elect these self-serving apparatchniks, they deserve to live like the serfs Harry Reid and his friends want them to become.
'Middle class warriors'..ri-ight.