That Nutty Greenspan

It’s not enough that Alan Greenspan, the guy who was asleep at the wheel of our economy when we plowed into the bad mortgages and credit crisis, doesn’t know enough to stay in the old folks home and play checkers, now he feels like he knows anything about the illegal immigration situation. Saying that the illegal work force is a ” safety valve” for businesses as demand for workers rises and falls, he advocates an amnesty plan for the 12 million illegal aliens among us.

“There is little doubt that unauthorized, that is, illegal immigration has made a significant contribution to the growth of our economy,” Greenspan said.

What he did not say, probably because the only contact he ever had with an illegal alien was to watch them cut his lawn, was that illegal aliens severely depress the wages of every other American who might think of taking that job. They undercut the wage structure of any industry they touch, and the quality of that industry suffers also. I know because I have been a carpenter and woodworker for over thirty years, and have seen the devolution of the building industry, from the carpentry, to the landscaping- all of these trades have suffered, not been made better by the introduction of illegal workers,

So now this geek who got the economy so wrong that our grandchildren will be paying for his mistakes feels that he can chime in? Well, it’s true that every body has an opinion, but why any newspaper would waste ink on his demented musings is just beyond me, unless it is something that reinforces what the Great Barama said, in which case the newspapers are all over it like white on rice.

Look, the man is older than some layers of the Grand Canyon- you could carbon date him. But that doesn’t impart any wisdom to him, on the contrary, I feel that he has lost his mind. He looks like Walter Matthau with glasses and none of that warm, “grumpy old man” feeling.

And he is supposed to know the economy, but look where we are now, largely because of him. He left when all of this economic situation got out of hand. He DID know when to make an exit- but now he comes back saying that illegal aliens can save the economy? I guess that means, just let them in, and watch them as they patch the mortgage crisis, weed around beds of bad securities, and remodel our country, all without a green card.

Give me a break! I have written in the past about the situation regarding illegal aliens, and my mind sure hasn’t changed, and for all of those who feel that this is a good thing, you have not worked next to them , or seen them take your job, or that of someone you know. When you have no real idea, you need to shut your mouth until you know what you are talking about. It’s one thing to think about this problem in an abstract fashion, as an exercise in logic or ethics, quite another to feel the impact in your wallet, and see friends that you have known a long time get “two-ferred”- a term that means the employer gets two illegals for the price of the man he just fired. It’s not pretty, and it would still hurt if the two men were legal, but they are not.

So Alan Greenspan had better take a seat and some more medication, because he is on untenable ground ethically and realistically on this question.

Do we need a new law? No. We just need to enforce the laws we have now, but Barama doesn’t want to do that- he just wants to do half of that. The O just wants to see employers in handcuffs, not employees in hand cuffs. Why? Because the employers have money that the Liberals can suck up, while engendering the gratitude of the new, larva- like potential voters, little pupating Demicratitos in training. Yes, soon they will learn to suck the blood of the working man- they have already begun, gobbling up the social services that were intended for our citizens, and depreciating our housing values by moving eighteen people into a home, and parking their cars all over the yard and street.

It used to be, once upon a time, that incoming immigrants assimilated into the existing culture. No one ever thought of “Italian as a second language”, or changing street signs into German or Chinese to make them easier for the immigrants. No. These people came here wanting to be Americans, and while they might be proud of their old country, they knew first and foremost, they were American. Not so with this latest batch, many of whom refuse to learn English, instead, asking Americans “why don’t you learn Spanish?” Why? It is not the language of this country, it is the language of that failed country that you fled, so shut up and learn English- it will get you a better job, trust me.

No one really likes someone who refuses to learn the language of the host country. It’s rather rude.

Big Dog

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