According to a new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Americans are earning 23% less today than what they made before the 2008 recession for the same jobs.
This terrible statistic doesn’t even take into account Americans still struggling with unemployment, and please remember that the real unemployment rate is over 20%. That figure reflects all the Americans who’ve given up even looking for jobs that just aren’t there in Obama’s economy.
This issue of middle class wage stagnation is directly related to the current debate about amnesty.
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70% of Americans believe illegal immigration threatens “traditional U.S. beliefs and customs,” while the majority also believes that it places “a burden on the economy.” Why are Americans united in this belief? Because average Americans are feeling the pinch in declining job opportunities and diminishing wages.
We Americans are a generous people. We respect legal immigration. So many of our ancestors benefited from it! But illegal immigration hurts Americans of all races and backgrounds who are seeking good wages and jobs to sustain their families. Remember, this is why Cesar Chavez himself was firmly opposed to illegal immigration.
Minority voters in particular are unfairly hurt by illegal immigration. The unemployment rate among African Americans is practically double that for everyone else. And the rate for Hispanic Americans is little better. These minority voters who vote for Democrats need to wake up. The Democrat Party is not looking out for you when they push for amnesty. Obama bailed on you. You deserve trustworthy leadership. We all certainly deserve better.
President Obama has openly stated his intention to grant amnesty by executive fiat if necessary. We need to elect a Congress that will stop him. There’s only one party at least attempting to do that, and it’s not the Democrats. Remember that this November.
– Sarah Palin