Pushing the progressive ideology far beyond the limits of credulity (or available facts), Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the United Food and Commercial Workers union this week that granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens would actually wind up being a good thing for American citizens on the job. Even though such a move would instantly introduce a legions of low-skilled workers into the economy, Warren thinks that somehow everything will magically turn out okay for us.
“We need a pathway to citizenship for the people who are here and here to stay,” Warren said in Madison, Wisconsin. “They are our neighbors; they are our brothers and sisters. They are here. We need a path — not just for DREAMers — but also a path for grandmas, and for little kids, and for people who came here to work on farms, and for students who overstayed their visas. We need a path that is fair and achievable. Bring people out of the shadows. It is good for all workers, and we need to get them into our unions.”
Ah, it’s good because more people will be able to join the unions and pay more dues, which in turn can be handed over to the nearest Democrat politician. Hmm. Quite the theory.
But WAIT, there’s more!
“We need to expand legal immigration,” Warren said. “The Trump administration has cut it. Families are separated now for years through the legal system. People are frustrated with what they can’t do.”
So…here we have Warren’s big promise to the American worker: We’re going to legalize between 12 and 15 million illegal aliens and put them in competition for your jobs. Then we’re going to go ahead and open up our legal immigration system to bring another million or so workers into the U.S. Won’t you be so much happier when employers can pay dirt cheap wages due to this influx of legal, cheap labor? Won’t you be so proud of your country’s hospitality when you’re sitting home circling want ads in the newspaper?
Oh, but the UNIONS will be stronger. Well, bully for them.
But of course, it’s all part of the plan. See, Warren and her socialist cronies don’t want the American people gainfully employed. Why would you turn to the government for free stuff if you could just buy it with your wages? So yeah, we’re just going to bypass all that icky free market stuff and leave that in the past with white supremacy and “two genders” and all the rest of the historical injustices. Line up for your shots, comrades.
And please, don’t be upset when we let our new Central American friends skip to the front.