It must be refreshing for White House damage control staff to apply their talents to something other than bad employment reports. Trying to maintain the anti-GOP spin on the debt ceiling crisis, while casting the president in the role of blameless moderator and problem solver, are challenging tasks.
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.
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.
America is an awful place. We are unfair to our workers, we force the middle class to finance the wretched excesses of the wealthy, and some of our states even plan to ask residents to verify their immigration status. Worst of all, in Alabama schools that provide free public education may ask parents to document whether they are citizens.