How do liberals hate and despise you, poor people? Let me count the ways (in no particular order):
First, there is illegal immigration. What does it do? Does opening the floodgate of illegal immigration to pour over the United States help legal immigrants? Absolutely NOT. It suppresses wages for legal poor minorities. This is simply something called a “fact.” “Illegal immigration has tended to increase the supply of low-skilled, low-wage labor available.” There is something called THE LAW of supply and demand: the greater the supply of something, the less the demand for that thing and the more the value of it goes down as a result. This is literally again A LAW that will ALWAYS happen in ANY economic situation with no exceptions. You cannot continue to increase the supply of something and have that thing continue to go up in economic value: the exact OPPOSITE will happen. And so, for U.S. blacks, for example, we find that “six in 10 adult black males have a high school diploma or less, and are disproportionately employed in the low-skilled labor market in likely competition with immigrants.” Again, the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities for legal poor immigrants and minorities is simply a FACT.
Liberals tell us about migrant field laborers and how nobody else will do those jobs. They overlook the fact that most agricultural zones are considerable distances from the urban population centers – so there is simply no one reasonably close enough to take those jobs. And the migrant laborers largely live in deplorable conditions and, yes, MIGRATE to the various fields to do the jobs. And they send a great deal of the money they earn back home to their families in other countries such as Mexico. That’s one thing. But another thing is that it is simply a categorical fact today that MOST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT IN THE FIELDS. THEY ARE WORKING JOBS THAT AMERICAN POOR PEOPLE DO WANT TO WORK. My church has a Hispanic congregation. Many of them are not here legally. I know many of these people. I know what many of them do for a living. Very FEW of them EVER work in ANY field around these parts. No, they are home care assistants, they are tree trimmers, they are construction workers, they are contractors, they cut our hair. And they are in stores and businesses working in jobs that YES LEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND POOR MINORITIES WOULD HAVE TAKEN.
Why did liberals open the floodgate of illegal immigration? Why do they stupidly refuse to see the obvious and crystal-clear distinction between “legal” immigrants and “ILLEGAL” immigrants? Because there is absolutely ZERO question that the Democrat Party politically and incredibly cynically benefits from a violation of the law that undermines the nation as a whole. And Democrats are nothing if they are not political cockroaches who crawl to any and every dung pile that feeds them. It is a simple fact that Hispanics as a whole overwhelmingly vote Democrat, so therefore the more illegal immigrants – especially given the fact that Democrats have made it IMPOSSIBLE to prevent people from registering to vote and from voting illegally – the better for Democrats. And Democrats couldn’t give less of a DAMN if what they are doing hurts the people who they are keeping ignorant enough to keep voting for them. Democrats count on ignorance and they count on their ability to keep ignorant people on their plantation through propaganda that has ALWAYS been the tool for abusive governments to control their people.
So Democrats actively pursue political strategies that suppress wages for poor people. This is a FACT. And what do they DO about the crisis they created? Why create ANOTHER crisis, of course.
So second, there is the outcry to forcibly raise minimum wages as the left exploits one crisis it created in order to create another crisis. We therefore have the movement to artificially and forcibly raise wages by government fiat. But does that create more jobs and therefore more opportunity or does it do what common sense ought to tell you it does and do the precise OPPOSITE:
In a National Bureau of Economic Research paper published last December, University of California-San Diego professors Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither, found that increases in the minimum wage were responsible for 14% of the decline in the percent of the working-age population employed between 2006 and 2012. Minimum wage increases significantly reduced the probability of low-skill workers reaching the middle class.
This is simply a fact validated by study after study. Employers – faced with paying artificially high wages, will either go to higher-skilled and therefore more productive labor or they will switch to machines to do jobs that used to be cost-effective for low-skilled workers to do before liberals destroyed those jobs with their stupid demagogic policies.
Aside from the fact that forcing employers to pay more money than they can afford or that the job they would otherwise offer is worth to them, you have another giant dilemma of unintended consequences: artificially imposing higher labor costs ipso facto means imposing higher prices for products and services that poor people have to pay:
… it’s a safe bet that virtually all of the cost of this minimum wage hike will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. You might think that, well, this isn’t a huge deal if it’s rich people who are paying these higher prices.
But of course it will often be poor people who pay them… This makes poor consumers worse off in a direct sense, in that they can purchase less with their earnings. And if consumers are at all sensitive to prices, at least some of them will choose to spend less on labor-intensive goods and services now that they are more expensive. That could reduce the number of minimum wage jobs available.”
Another term for that is “vicious cycle.” We artificially impose higher wages which artificially increases prices, which makes goods and services artificially more expensive to pay those higher wages, which reduces consumers’ ability to purchase those goods and services, which reduces the amount of goods and services purchased, which undermines the job market further. And further.
It’s an easy bogus case to make for demagogues: we’ll force other people to pay you more money. Nothing could be easier. The sad fact – “sad” because liberals hate and despise facts – is this: the BEST way to have a good, well-paying job is to start out in a lousy, sucky-paying job and work your way UP as you demonstrate and document a good work ethic and develop more experience. But when there are fewer and fewer jobs available because fewer and fewer employers can afford to pay for more workers, well, so much for hard work and experience.
And so we have a THIRD way Democrats hatefully hurt the poor: income inequality.
Income inequality, you say? Isn’t that a Democrat issue? Aren’t Democrats campaigning to end this hateful disparity of income and wealth that Republicans want to maintain? Why yes, at least, if you are a truly stupid, ignorant, propaganda-fed sheep. In fact, income inequality has EXPLODED under Barack Obama’s liberal economic policies. It is a FACT that Barack Obama has taken America back to Great Depression-levels of income inequality. Yes, I said FACT: under Obama and because of Obama, income inequality is the WORST since 1928. Why is this? Well, we can go to Obama’s supermassive debt. Deficit spending necessarily ultimately forces internal devaluation, which deflates worker wages. Wealthier people can invest and stave off this debt-inflation which eats the poor alive. We can go back to illegal immigration again: “illegal immigration exacerbates income inequality by adding mostly low-wage earners and thereby, depressing wages for those workers. This is especially harmful to minorities — often immigrants themselves — that have larger shares of their populations living in poverty.”
Here’s another nuance of this vicious income inequality for you: poor people tend to try to save toward a better life; wealthy people tend to invest their wealth. Barack Obama and the Democrat Party machine have created a giant debt apparatus that sucks savings. What interest do you get when you put your money in the bank? You get ZERO. Poor people cannot afford to invest and make money the only way the Obama-Democrat-debt machine have built for someone to make money off his or her money. They have created a system – and keep in mind that Wall Street overwhelmingly supported Obama in both of his elections – where the Fed keeps pumping money into the system and the banks lend it at low rates to the big businesses. But if you are poor, if you are on a fixed income, Obama has left you high and dry.
Democrats are simply vile, venal people: they create godawful pain, they literally take a 2X4 and viciously whack somebody on the back of the head, and then they blame the nearest Republican knowing that their ideological counterparts in the mainstream media will duly report the “fact” that Republicans are responsible for the crimes perpetuated over and over and over again by Democrats. It’s called propaganda, and it’s the one and only thing the left has always excelled in.
Poverty and homelessness has skyrocketed under the cancer of the Obama presidency. Poverty has smashed a fifty year record under Obama. Homelessness is skyrocketing. And you should stop wondering why. But whose fault is it? Well, gosh, we can’t blame Bush anymore, so it’s got to be the Republican Congress’ fault, doesn’t it? I mean, yes, we blamed Bush for the economic meltdown even though Democrats were in lock-step control of both the House and the Senate because the president is responsible. Unless of course the president is a demagogic Democrat and then Congress is responsible even when it held only one branch of government.
And so fourth, let’s talk about how incredibly cynical and depraved Democrats are in regards to homelessness. There’s a New York Post story with a picture of a man urinating right in the middle of a public street. The title says it all: “20 Years of Cleaning Up New York City Pissed Away.” It is absolutely pathetic and despicable what Democrats have done to piss away progress and decency. Back when Mayor Rudy Giuliani led New York, for example, the police took an active and proactive role in dealing with homelessness. They would show up with a social worker and not only get that person off the streets, but also HELP that person. But liberals, being hateful, said, no, no, no, these people have a right to be here, blah-blah-blah. The didn’t view them as human beings who needed real help, but as ideological abstractions and as pawns in a leftwing propaganda war.
Here’s an article that perfectly illustrates what I’m talking about:
Team Obama’s fight to keep the homeless living on the streets
By Betsy McCaughey
August 18, 2015 | 8:07pm
America’s homeless are lawyering up to fight for a “right” to live on the street — your neighborhood and personal safety be damned.
From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, cities are struggling with a surge in people living in cardboard boxes and doorways. Local lawmakers are trying to ban “camping out” in public, and ordering police to clear the fetid encampments.
But lawyers for the homeless are pushing back. They’re demanding that “sleeping rough” be legally protected. In Denver, where living on the street is outlawed, lawyers for the homeless want to guarantee vagrants “the right to use and move freely in public spaces without discrimination.”
Outrageously, the Obama administration is siding with vagrants against local governments. Obama’s Justice Department is trying to block Boise, Idaho’s ban on sleeping in public. Cities around the country are worried their own laws may be next.
Not New York, of course. In our city, lawyers for the homeless already run City Hall. One of Mayor De Blasio’s top advisers is Steven Banks, a lawyer who spent three decades at the Legal Aid Society and has sued the city numerous times on behalf of the homeless.
Under de Blasio’s tenure, 311 calls complaining about the homeless are up nearly 60 percent. The mayor dismisses that as “hysteria,” insisting the vast majority of homeless “don’t bother anybody.”
Los Angeles — the homeless capital of the nation — is trying to halt the spread of cardboard shanties: Obamavilles. But the city has lost a string of lawsuits, as judges ruled the homeless have constitutional rights to sleep in cars and store their possessions on the sidewalk. […]
The reason the left wants all the crazy people to be walking around free is because otherwise there would be no one to vote DEMOCRAT.
Depravity and chaos and slum is taking over. You’ve got Obama to ENSURE it. The modern Democrat Party wants it, welcomes it, YEARNS for it. They THRIVE on the chaos and the bitterness they create. They incite it and exploit it to keep pushing for more and more and more and worse and worse and worse. They are “progressives” who are progressing America right off the cliff and into hell.
And there’s a consistent pattern if you have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Fifth, there is the terrible, despicable evil that Democrats perpetuated decades over regarding mental illness. Liberals called the horror they imposed in the name of their progressive moral stupidity a broad-based movement called “deinstitutionalization.” So-called “compassionate” liberals came up with the “humane” plan to move patients from long-term commitment in state mental hospitals into community-based mental health treatment. There was the progressive religious faith in science: the Kennedy Administration optimistically described how the days of long-term treatment were now gone forever because newly-developed drugs such as chlorpromazine meant that two-thirds of the mentally ill “could be treated and released within 6 months.” I am accurately quoting Kennedy from his message on mental illness given on February 5, 1963. A liberal can argue that Ronald Reagan signed something – passed by Democrat majorities in both houses of the legislature – along these lines. But Ronald Reagan ALSO signed a bill that same year legalizing abortion in California. Which is to say that in 1967 he wasn’t very conservative by any modern standard. And there is simply no question that the national trend toward deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill was dominated by progressive liberals. At about the same time, two more ideas came to the forefront of American progressive thinking that continue to haunt society today: 1) that there was a right to mental health treatment, and 2) that there was a right to a more substantive form of due process for those who were to be committed to a mental hospital. If there was a right to mental health treatment, then liberal activist judges could use the threat of releasing patients as a way to force reluctant legislatures to increase funding for treatment. ACLU attorneys such as Bruce J. Ennis successfully claimed before moral idiot liberal judges that less than 5 percent of mental hospital patients “are dangerous to themselves or to others” and that the rest were improperly locked up “because they are useless, unproductive, ‘odd,’ or ‘different.’” But these progressive ideas backfired terribly. These two new “rights” imposed by leftists (the “right” to treatment plus the “right” to impose impossible legal burdens on the system) had the horrifying and hateful result of suddenly making hundreds of thousands of seriously mentally ill people homeless and helpless. And it was all done in the name of the same progressivism that we see in Obama and Hillary Clinton today. Because again, the left doesn’t actually give a flying damn about these people; they are like “fetuses,” non-human abstractions that can be destroyed for the sake of some greater leftist cause. Mentally ill people fell through the cracks, living shorter, more miserable lives, and often greatly degrading the quality of urban life for everyone else. And liberals moved on to their next project of collapsing and imploding America.
We USED to get these crazy people of the streets and put them in mental institutions. We used to protect both the mentally ill and society as a whole. But the left said, no, no, no, you can’t do that, you can’t lock these people up against their will. Well, they’re wandering around out in the streets now. They’ve been wandering the streets for decades, ignored by Democrats, because Democrats dishonestly and slanderously use the heinous crimes that the mentally ill commit with the freedom that liberals gave them to decry guns. As if a gun picked itself up and started shooting versus a Democrat releasing a psychopath onto the streets who picked up a gun and started shooting. And so now they’re shooting up movie theaters, etc. etc. and whose fault is the consequences? Republicans for allowing law-abiding citizens to maintain their God-given and constitutionally guaranteed right to defend themselves, their homes and their property from all the whackjobs and criminals liberals have running around on the streets.
Sixth, Black Lives Matter. Well, NO THEY DON’T. Not to liberals, anyway. Do you know how we’ve just had riot after riot because black lives matter so much whenever a black person gets killed by a white cop? Well, that’s the ONLY time “black lives matter” to these horrible political demagogues – and the fact of the matter is a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of way under one percent of all black lives are killed by white cops. We just had a nine-year old girl murdered by black thugs while she was on her mother’s bed doing her homework; she died in her grandmother’s arms, and her life didn’t matter AT ALL to anyone in the “Black Lives Matter” bowel movement. Because they don’t give a flying DAMN about “black lives,” save as how they can cynically exploit a tragedy for the sake of their rabid and venal political ideology. THAT’S all that actually matters to them. The truth is that police kill far more whites than blacks, but Black Lives Matter is about NOTHING but ginning up outrage and bitterness and hate for the sake of their precious political screed.
More than sixty percent of all black lives are snuffed out by liberals in the abortion mills that were literally established by a racist eugenicist to encourage black people to engage in self-genocide. This racist Nazi sympathizer is today Hillary Clinton’s hero. But nobody cares about such depravity. Black lives don’t matter to the damn left. 324,000 black lives have been snuffed out by other blacks in just the past 38 years – and NONE of those lives matter to the leftist Black Lives Matter movement. 93 percent of all black lives snuffed out are snuffed out by other blacks – but those lives don’t matter one damn bit to the left.
The left is trying to manufacture a “distinction” to explain why they don’t give a damn for the vast majority of all the black lives callously ended by their own that they don’t give a damn about. They claim that they’re decrying the “state-sponsored murders” of black men. Bullcrap. Unless the black mayor of Baltimore ordered the black states attorney to order the black police chief in Baltimore to gun down black men, THERE ARE NO STATE-SPONSORED KILLINGS. There are rather individual tragedies as some black men are legitimately killed because they tried to face down armed policemen, while others are illegitimately killed in unfortunate accidents as individual untrained or scared cops lost their professional composure in one tragic moment.
A black woman named Peggy Hubbard had enough and showed what real decency looks like as she took down this bowel movement by exposing it for the abject disgrace it truly is.
And Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson had an article that just documents that “Black Lives Matter” is marching in the completely wrong direction as he exposes the REAL tragedies facing the black community that the leftist black leadership doesn’t want anyone to notice about the godforsaken place they’ve brought their people.
And just to further expose “Black Lives Matter” for the lie that it is, we now find that it is led by a white man masquerading as black. Because being black means being a VICTIM to the left, and being a VICTIM is the most coveted status by the left. And until black people truly decide they want to be VICTORS rather than VICTIMS, they will live in a sordid condition.
Seventh, consider the hatred generated by the left against law enforcement by the above Black Lives Matter organization as well as pretty much the entire damn left. I mean, holy crap, the murder and violent crime rates are SKYROCKETING. This “sudden spike” has been entirely the creation of leftists who have racially agitated every single instance – regardless of how entirely justified most of those instances have been – in which a white police officer has killed a black suspect. In the uber-leftist city of Baltimore, we are watching an aftermath that would make you think Boko Haram had just been there. And it is going on in liberal city after city – Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Ferguson, St. Louis, Dallas, Atlanta, Milwaukie – as the liberal policies in which “we gave them space to destroy” have utterly failed. And who is suffering the most? The very poor and minorities that the left is shrieking in the name of! Black lives don’t matter to the left – that’s just another cynical political lie; Democrats MURDER more than SIXTY PERCENT OF ALL BLACKS in the abortion mills. And Pro-Democrat blacks are doing 99.999% of all the gunning down of other blacks. Police are pulling OUT of poor minority communities because they are now terrified of being prosecuted for trying to do their jobs. A cop literally ought to be more terrified of a damned Democrat politician than he is of a gangbanging murderer pointing a gun in his face. And it is the poor who the liberals really hate who are suffering the most as a result.
They used to call it “white flight” in the mainstream media “reporting,” which of course meant it was obvious somehow racist. I mean, how DARE that white family – seeing criminality and thuggery overtake their neighborhood – just up and move out and find a better neighborhood for their kids? But now sane, decent people understand that it never had anything to DO with racism; black people and Hispanic people, et al do it to: if you want to be a decent person and raise a decent family and you see low-brow, criminal elements moving in, you either have a community that deals with the scourge or your decent families get the hell out of that budding hellhole. And so we have whole cities that have been dominated by liberalism for a hundred damn years looking like World-War-II-Europe after the heavy bombers leveled them.
Like I said, there is a CONSISTENCY and a PATTERN to what Democrats are doing as they seek the destruction and collapse of the United States of America.
Eighth, consider college tuition. Can’t get a damn job because the Obama economy has crushed the American Dream into the Marxist Utopia hellhole? Well, why not be a college student the rest of your life? I mean, ultimately you’ll be crushed with mindboggling debt because the more liberals drone on – whether that be in a classroom or in the Oval Office – the more it’s gonna cost you in debt you can never possibly hope to ever repay. Don’t ever think for one nanosecond that conservatives have anything to do with the massive cost of college: liberals dominate; conservatives are shown the door because liberals are rabidly intolerant fascists. But now the liberals who made college so astronomically expensive are saying they’ll fix the disaster the created by creating, yes, ANOTHER disaster that will be even MORE expensive. I hear Bernie Saunders and Hillary Clinton trying to outdo each other making college more “free.” But college tuition has skyrocketed under Obama. As colleges and universities have become more and more dominated by liberal-progressive socialism, it has – surprise, surprise – gotten more and more expensive. Now, liberals say it should be FREE for college students. Okay, poor dude who never had a chance to go to college: YOU GET TO PAY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO GOT TO GET WHAT YOU DON’T GET TO HAVE.
Even other committed liberals who actually understand money realize that Hillary Clinton’s plan is a stupid demagogic political stunt that won’t do a damn thing to lower the skyrocketing cost of tuition. Billionaire Mark Cuban said, “[Hillary’s plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it.”
The fact of the matter is that college and universities are dominated by liberalism whether it is in the faculty lounges or in the administration buildings. Liberals are by definition people who constantly whine for more money for themselves in the name of some greater cause. And so there is a one-to-one correlation between how much federal money gets poured into colleges and universities (and ipso facto into liberals’ pockets) and how much tuition keeps going up. The more you allow students to borrow, the higher the tuition price you can suddenly afford.
It’s what’s known as a vicious cycle. Because liberals are vicious.
Ninth, I’m going to talk about women and how the “War on Women” narrative is a despicable charge by the left that is waging the actual war on women in our society. And I’ll end with a discussion of how anyone who actually wanted HEALTH CARE rather than some “insurance card” with a tiny network and sky-high deductibles is a victim of the left. I’ll finish up when I get back from some meetings.