Gracias, You Gringoes!

If there was anything about the so-called “stimulus” package which could be even possibly construed as being mildly stimulative to the economy, it was the money to be spent on shovel-ready infrastructure projects. Such projects would not only have a positive economic impact down the road as business and industry use the infrastructure, but they could also be cause for an increase in available engineering and construction jobs immediately as ground is broken.

A new problem has arisen, however, as many of the construction and labor jobs created by the taxpayer-funded “stimulus” bill could go to illegal immigrants. In other words, people who have no legal right to be here in the first place would not only be working in positions which could be filled by unemployed Americans, they would be paid in money from you and me.

It was bound to happen. The Law of Unintended Consequences always seems to bite the Democrats in the hind end.

If we look at the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a strict job-creation bill, as the Democrats wanted us in the “chattering class” to do as we questioned measures like the $335 million spent on STD prevention or the $5.4 billion given to groups like ACORN, $787 billion spent on the creation of four million jobs boils down to approximately $194,000 per job created. If, as USAToday suggests, 15 percent of all jobs created by the “stimulus” package goes to illegal immigrant workers, that means that $118 billion in taxpayer money has been spend on creating jobs for people who break the law simply by walking on U.S. soil.

(Now, I’m all for people coming here from Mexico and Guatemala and points elsewhere, but please do it the right way! Then, and only then, should they be able to have money paid by other American taxpayers.)

Of course, such an assessment is truly oversimplifying the issue, but you get my point. Of course, $118 billion didn’t go straight to a job creation program for illegals — some of that money, after all, had to go to electric golf carts and that Mag-Lev train running from Disneyland to Harry Reid’s Las Vegas.

Congratulations, folks. As the unemployment rate among Americans surpasses eight percent, the taxes paid by you and by me–and previously taken from the paychecks of the now unemployed–will be going to pay for workers who shouldn’t even be here in the first place. This is what you get, America, when you elect a president and a Congress who by and large have never mixed cement, laid asphalt or directed traffic. This is what you get, America, when you elect a president and a Congress who cares more about advancing an open borders, socialist agenda than actually creating American jobs as promised.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jeff…Mark Levin is also talking about it right now. Just great…another thing to add to the obamanations…disgusting…the unions are voting for the very people who would do absolutely nothing to curb illegal aliens from taking jobs and particulating using taxpayer money at the same time? Outrageous…

  2. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Nice. Wish I was there instead of where I am now. I wrote that small piece during a ten-minute break during Real Estate Transactions class.

    Now, the fun is over and it’s back to the test for being a bona-fide purchaser for value.

    Ugh. It’s going to be a long April, as I’ve got a lot of work to do before exams in May.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Below is an e-mail I received yesterday…

    ***********************
    HOOVER, TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER

    Here is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn’t know of this until it was pointed out to me.

    Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover
    ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work..

    Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal’s after WWII
    to create jobs for returning veterans.

    And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican nationals! The program was called ‘Operation Wetback’ so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them!

    Now, if they could deport the illegal’s back then, they can sure do it today! lf you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

    Reminder.
    Don’t forget to pay your taxes…
    12 million Illegal Aliens are depending on you!

  4. vcw39 says:

    As I said before;
    When you get a bi-racial Arab who is a Muslim (they tend to stay Muslim even when they say they aren’t)and has been trained by Communists and has only held a job as a ‘Community Organizer’ what do you expect from him? All he knows how to do is campaign so he lets ‘President’ Pelosi run the government.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I live in Texas and immediately knew this would happen when they pass the pork-laden obamanation. The illegals in our area are already chomping at the bit. Intersting history reminder of the post about Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower. That will never happen now as it would not be politically correct. There are so many aspects of our economy that would instantly improve if these people were just sent on home.

    Jeff try not to sweat the transaction classes. That is an area of law that is BORING and you have a calling for much higher things. Trust me on this.

  6. dc says:

    Jeff, we have to realize that this “tyrant” is anti-American.

    All the horn/whistle blowers are blowing (with blue faces) warnings regarding his signing American down the tube. Americans are more stunned and questioning “Why?” than conscious of the reality and understanding what needs to done to stop him (IT).

    It’s as though a apathetic “ether” has been sprayed over the GOP leaders and they are unable to function – powerless to “stop” this attack! It’s like a dream fog they are existing in and they can’t awaken.

    Remember how Pres. Bush was all rebbed up and then “poof” nothing. He backed down and out of the scene. Why? Why are these corrupt, misrepresenting criminal being allowed to “ruin” this country?

    I wasn’t quite sure how the “end” was going to come to bring on the Rapture, Tribulation, Armageddon, etc. But, this sure fits right into the Global forced Illuminati type of Government Control.

    The Saving Grace and Mercy of God will win, of course, in the End, but it sure would be nicer for those left to not be sold out so easily to the beastly thug(s) who ‘took over’ without even a fight.

    Like the God in whom we Trust, may we do what is right to do in Love and Truth.

  7. Jet says:

    Jeff,

    i don’t know if anyone has mentioned this previously or if you’ve covered it, but Leo Donofrio has a couple of fascinating legal articles in his blog about the proper use of Quo Warranto to remove a sitting President who is found to be ineligible to occupy the office.

    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/

  8. PELOUSY says:

    Our battle cry ‘You work for ME … NOT NANCY PELOSI’ (c)

    or

    ‘Nancy Pelosi, A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER’ (c)

  9. suek says:

    Another factor is that I believe there is a section in that Stimulus Bill that requires that work done under its provisions must be done by contractors who hire union laborers. Illegals are probably not union – or are they?

    Since on about 6% of American workers are Union members – who’s going to do the work? Somebody’s going to be fudging – who will it be, and is anybody going to call them on it???

    One of the Alinsky rules is to make the opponent live by their own rules – _all_ of them, and to the letter. The Republicans need to push this…

  10. toto says:

    Does it really surprise anyone that these companies doing the work, would hire illegals? I predicted that when this was first bandied about. What you are seeing is the same problem we have overall, greed. Why would these companies hire the average american when they can hire illegals for less than half the pay. Come on people, its just one more sign that this administration is about bringing our fine country to its knees. It isn’t just the administration that is at fault either, its the whole make up of what this country is about now.

    I got to thinking the other day, why do people in upper political realms hate america? What occurred to me was this: Lets look at who these people are, and what they were in the past, these are the very same people who were yelling “peace, love, dove” and “hell no we won’t go” during the 60′s generation. What this has brought is a whole generation of scared little people, scared to go to war and defend our country, and its constitution. They are just scared of everything, want some more evidence? This is the same generation that demands that kids where body armor to ride their bicycle, this is the same generation that brought us things like X-Box, and the video games that have become the nations new babysitter. This is the same generation that say you can’t spank your child, or really do anything to discipline them. We have a whole generation of frightened little people who honestly think we can win the war on terror with diplomacy. These are the same people who think the middle east debacle is from us not understanding them, and that its somehow our fault.

    We fought our way out of the depression back in the 30′s because we were a nation of pride, and we fought with that pride to make the United States of America strong again, and we used WW2 to advance that ideal. We were a nation that was proud of our armed service personnel, and welcomed them home with parades and such, we didn’t spit in their faces, and call them “baby killers” like we did after the Viet Nam vets came home. Of course now, we have TV and newspaper reporters following our troops into battle to report every litte thing that happens, and turn things around to make us look like the bad guys. When did that start happening? You quessed it, the 60′s generation.

    So, now, we have this same generation running our country, and we are surprised that these things are happening, we should have quessed it. Ever really thought about the economy these days, and wonder, how it got so bad, its simple really, we gave away our jobs in an effort to make NAFTA work, and have some sort of world economy. What ever happened to the prospect of taking care of us? Why do we worry so much about everyone else, but at our expense?

    The things that are happening in the middle east, have been ongoing for thousands of years, and now we think we can change all that by talking with them? Not gonna happen.

    So, now we are on the road to socialism, and the american dream is about to die. The dream that if we work hard, and do the right things, we can have whatever we have earned, but this administration seems to believe they can dictate what we need, and how much of it, while at the same time, allowing illegals to come here and take the jobs this country was founded on, hard work, long hours, and pride in a job well done. Thanks Obama for deciding for us just what is best.

    When I look at the administration now, and see people like Hillary glad handing the Chinese, they look like a bunch of little kids playing grown up, and its embarrassing, its dangerous, and no fore thought is being used to think of the consequences of their actions. To them, its all about the power, and legacy they will leave, and from where I sit, that legacy isn’t very attractive.

  11. Dee says:

    Toto, I agree that they look like a bunch of little kids playing grown up. The fiasco gifts and Hillary’s attempt at a gag gift. The parties in the WH. It reminds me of “Home Alone” or “Animal House” but the players aren’t as nice and cute. I feel that kids are running the country. “Lord of the Flies” comes to mind. Hopefully, we will survive until the next election.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If there was ever a time to reign in the money it’s NOW! Isn’t it obvious we cannot help the world! We have to save ourselves first. Others might disagree, but it seems awfully easy to identify if you are here legally or not! If your a tourist, no problem…But if you’re working, BIG PROBLEM! Why are we funding the infrastructure south of the border with these newly created jobs. Why is it so hard for people to have common sense to know these jobs are to help get OUR economy going???!!

  13. tm says:

    This is a political game to keep the vote Lib-tard democrat. The republican party has to stop falling for the carville dream of republican civil war and keep the focus on all these issues – and attack them – and keep it up. If not we could have this idiot for a second term by allowing new citizens being able to vote.
    Is it not surprising he is one by one alienating our allies?
    Israel, Britain, Poland.
    He has alienated our troops.
    And he is reaching out to the likes of Iran,Hezzbolah, the taliban, cuba, and the IRA.
    Shockingly, Palin attacked all of these issues when she was campaigning and got slammed for it – gee, you think now why they are so scared of her. It’s time we fought back. For Real this time.I want him to Fail, and anyone who agrees is on my side.

  14. WHITE HOUSE TRASHED says:

    Dee has it right. This entire administration is a bunch of buffoons. Frickin Keystone Kops all of em. SEDITION SOMETIMES JUST CAN’T BE AVOIDED.

    word verification: pricks
    THAT SAYS IT ALL

  15. Anonymous says:

    You have got to be kidding me! We are not even past the first 100 days of this administration and you idiots expect this mess to be cleared up and behind us. As good of a man as McCain is, he admitted during the debates that the economy wasn’t his strong suit. Get real people.

  16. BAAAAAAA says:

    Sheeple alert @ 2:08 AM

  17. HOSANNA HOSANNA HOSANNA says:

    Only 100 days? Hell, let’s give him 100 years, he is the Messiah after all.

  18. toto says:

    So, anonymous, are you foolish enough to believe we can spend our way out of debt. Typical democrat logic there.

  19. MISSING THE GIPPER says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Lord, you raised Lazarus, could you do the same for Ronald Wilson Reagan?

  20. CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? says:

    Anonymous, we don’t expect it to be behind us, just not getting EXPONENTIALLY worse !!! LIBTARD

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