Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ruh Roh. Perry's "Jobs" Have Problems

Seems like Rick Perry's "job-machine" doesn't depend on Big Oil.

Rather, it depends on really cheap labor.

...a new report suggests that newly-arrived immigrants have filled a majority of new jobs created in Texas, home to Republican frontrunner Gov. Rick Perry. "Of jobs created in Texas since 2007, 81 percent were taken by newly arrived immigrant workers (legal and illegal)," says the report from the Center for Immigration Studies...The report estimates that about 40 percent of the new jobs were taken by illegal immigrants, while 40 percent were taken by legal immigrants.  The vast majority of both groups, legal and illegal, were not American citizens.

That being the case, the other Perry positions make sense.

...Gov. Perry has been the target of criticism from some rivals because he opposes building a border fence and opposes E-Verify, while he supports in-state tuition for illegal immigrants as well as a guest-worker program.  Rival Mitt Romney has made clear that he disagrees with Perry on each of those positions,
Perry's made a Big Deal of his 'Christian beliefs'.  I have yet to find a 'Christian imperative' which endorses illegal employment activity.

But maybe Perry has a new translation of the Bible, or something. 

1 comment:

J. Strupp said...

Yeah that surprises pretty much nobody.