Originally Posted by cutthemdown
The only person who cares less about workers is Obama apparently. Congrats and sending America into another recession.
Democrats have gotten many millions of blue collar votes over the years. However, they have betrayed this constituency with their open desire for amnesty (to buy the votes of those amnestied). It's no secret that illegal labor has been misplacing American workers for years and that flooding our markets with surplus Mexican labor depresses American wages. In businesses formerly well paying for Americans, such as construction and meatpacking, we now see them dominated by illegal aliens who are being paid less and the Americans who worked there purged.
Once upon a time America's union leaders were staunchly against mass immigration (especially the illegal variety) because of the above reasons. However, obviously party bosses and union leaders in industries deluged by illegal labor want to sell out the American worker even during a recession in which we're seeing some 12 million out of work and 12 million estimated illegal aliens in this country.
Truth is there are elements within both parties trying to undercut the American worker by allowing illegal labor here (even though they said after the 86 amnesty that there were to be no more amnesties), and the only remedy for this is for Americans to stand up and demand this be addressed instead of being placid dogs and allowing this issue to be dictated TO us from above.