Friday, January 26, 2007

Democrat Party Slaps US Workers

The Democrat Party's "new inclusive-ism" does not include US citizen workers.

Senate Democrats quashed a proposal yesterday that would have dramatically increased civil fines on employers who hire illegal aliens.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, offered the amendment to the bill now being debated that would increase the federal minimum wage.

Ridding the economy of illegal aliens, he argued, would do far more to help low-income wage earners than simply raising the minimum wage. Not only do aliens displace U.S. citizens in the work force, he said, they also artificially suppress wages.

"Our whole purpose of the minimum-wage act is to increase the wages of working Americans, particularly low-skilled workers," Mr. Sessions said. "That's a noble goal."

One of the reasons "that those salaries have lagged behind is because of a large influx of illegal immigrant labor," he said. "That is indisputable, and it's not been discussed much here. People apparently don't want to talk about it, but we're going to talk about it."

One leading opponent of American citizen-workers is Ted Kennedy.

Hyannis, after all, needs gardeners.

2 comments:

David said...

Brownback also supports making all those illegals "guest" workers. Having trouble picking a side of the fence to be on Dad?

Dad29 said...

No.

Brownback's a good candidate. I'll worry about his guest worker program when the time comes.