Today's current immigration crises are yet another example of the president's double talk about representing the American middle class.
"I am a warrior for the middle class," he boastfully proclaims.
But like many other policies there is a disconnect between the words and deeds. Uncontrolled immigration disproportionately affects the working and middle class.
Whose schools do you think are going to be most affected? Whose hospitals? Whose jobs and pay? Whose neighborhoods? Whose allocation of scarce government services?
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The governing elite who make our laws and regulate our lives no longer are affected by the fiats they decree. They increasingly shield themselves through private schools, exclusive areas of commerce and gated communities.
The greatest single change we could do is to require the president, Congress and all high agency officials to have to live among us. Let them have to experience the effects of their own laws.
Let their kids experience overcrowded classes with large numbers of ESOL students. Let them worry about increased crime that uncontrolled immigration brings to neighborhoods.
Let them bear the financial costs of additional public services rendered. Take away their Cadillac health care programs that we pay for and let them worry about reduced services and rising costs.
Let them feel the affects of having to compete with third world labor in construction, retail or hospitality only to find depressed pay and part-time jobs.
It has to be obvious to most that the path we are on is unsustainable and needs massive and painful reform. My hope is that necessary political and economic reforms will be thought out and strategically implemented to be less painful and for a shorter duration.
My fear is that is an unrealistic expectation.