Corporatists Calling Shots On Amnesty
January 31, 2014 by Bob Livingston
Because their corporate masters want millions of legal workers they can pay slave wages to, House Republicans are about to ignore the will of about two-thirds of their base and grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
It was a sickening display during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech when House Republicans jumped to their feet en masse to applaud Obama’s call for an amnesty bill. There are now at least 84 Republicans who support an amnesty bill for illegals, meaning that with Democrat support, an amnesty bill is very likely to pass. You can read the rogues gallery here.
Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns that an immigration push will create a “Balkan war” in the Republican Party and that House Weeper John Boehner will lose his speakership over it. That, of course, will simply consign him and his tan to a lucrative seven-figure K Street career.
Conservative gadfly Ann Coulter gained a copy of an embargoed report by Phyllis Schlafly that shows how immigration is changing the country and will spell doom for the Republican Party, in addition to driving down wages and sending more Americans to the unemployment lines. The report shows immigrants have little in common economically, culturally or historically with Americans; that they overwhelming support big government social programs, gun control, affirmative action, gun registration and Obamacare; and that they have a negative view of free-market capitalism. In other words, they’re progressives.
But the Republican establishment doesn’t care, as long as their corporate masters are happy.
It’s past time that Americans who support the Republican Party understand the party’s elite give only lip service to small-government and conservative principals and that they are truly interested only in feathering their own nests and those of their sugar daddies.