Barack Obama owes Americans 800,000 jobs to make up for the stunt he pulled last Friday and to create opportunities for his 800,000 DREAMers. With job creation averaging just over 100,000 for the past three months, this means that the president is going to have to pull off a feat rivaling his self-proclaimed victory over our second Great Depression.
A big problem with spreading a lie is that if you repeat it often enough, you start to believe it. The falsehood that government can spend without using taxpayer revenue became very popular when Barack Obama took office, as talk of debt and deficit grew and legislators needed to justify their spending habits.
Orrin Hatch was a creative choice for Saturday’s Republican retort to a week of presidential debt ceiling harangues. In July 2003, Hatch unveiled the DREAM Act, a bill that Democrats are twisting to justify education and job creation spending. Hatch has since washed his hands of the DREAM Act, but in 2003 he told us:
What these critics overlook, however, is that without the DREAM Act, illegal immigrant children simply do not have the means nor the incentive to obtain a higher education.
While the president is busy selling us down the river during tax hike talks disguised as debt ceiling negotiations, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is keeping watch on the immigration front. Solis spouted the administration’s views on America’s need for foreign workers in a statement backing immigration reform released, ironically, on the same day as June’s stunningly bad employment report.
Illegal immigrants enjoyed a double victory this week as Barack Obama continued his quest to create 11 million new Democrats. One day before the president assured illegals that DREAM Act amnesty was part of the solution to our immigration woes, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano explained to a Senate subcommittee that DHS was not interested in more than a fraction of our illegal population.
Remember Elvira Arellano? An illegal immigrant, Arellano hid out in a Chicago church to avoid deportation after a second illegal entry. Arellano had also committed Social Security fraud, a nasty habit that amnesty proponents prefer to overlook. Apprehended in California in August 2007, Arellano was finally booted out of the U.S.
If the story of the old woman and the snake was not written by a politician, it should have been. Anyone who has ever muttered a dejected “lesser of two evils” while shuffling out of a voting booth knows the sting of fangs and the burn of venom that follows an election.