"There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on the House floor. "Evict all illegal aliens from America and immediately open up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans.
"The eviction of illegal aliens from America has the side benefit of eliminating the abundance of cheap, illegal alien labor, which, in turn, forces blue-collar wages up, thus helping American families afford and pursue the American Dream."
Because Americans are lined up to pick fruit, dig potatoes out the ground, mow lawns and clean hotel toilets? And he acts as though there aren't enough jobs to go around. (Well, thanks to the government, there aren't at the moment, but that could be quickly and easily remedied!)
This Marxist view of America's finite pie is old and tired. You'd think Republicans, the supposed defenders of capitalism who say they'll fix the economy, would know this.
Mr. Brooks, go back to school, learn about the capitalism your party claims to defend, then help implement a moral government that protects individual rights instead of violating them.