Bush’s Folly: Yet another call for Amnesty

George W. has the answer to U.S. unemployment

U. S. unemployment remains at record levels, continuing to hover in the area of 8% with an estimated 5 million out of work at least six months.  Extended federal unemployment benefits that lasted 99 weeks areset to expire on December 31, 2012, propelling many of the nearly 2 million recipients back into vigorous job searches. But while the outlook for countless American families remains grim, George W. Bush has set forth a bold new job plan for American workers: Import immigrants to compete for those few jobs!

“America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,” Bush said.

The Tuesday conference, “Immigration and Economic Growth: How Immigrants Grow the U.S. Economy,”  hosted by the George W. Bush Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas was intended to spotlight the “positive economic impact of immigration on U.S. economic growth.”

The timing may have been a tad off.

It’s all part of a Bush Institute initiative on finding ways to achieve a 4 percent gross domestic product growth. This past summer the institute released a book that notes immigrants help grow the economy by increasing the labor force and filling niche jobs.

Remaining a mystery, is how that addresses the problem of massive unemployment among American citizens.

The institute’s stated goal is to “raise the visibility of immigration issues, making sure that economic growth is connected to immigration.”   This is the 64-page handbook titled, Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, intended to make their case.

“We need to attract the best and brightest and keep them here,” said James Glassman executive director of the Bush Institute. Glassman added that the U.S. also needs a solution for those who are already in the country illegally.

Hmm-m. Wonder what that might be?

Under participant bios, we were surprised to see the Valley’s own Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. And whadda’ya know? Bolick and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush have collaborated on a book: Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, due out in 2013.

It’s a small world, after all.


20 Responses to Bush’s Folly: Yet another call for Amnesty

  1. Maggie says:

    More open borders blather from Dubya, who was pushing for amnesty when he was in the White House. I voted for him twice and never liked him either time. Ditto McCain. I truly long for the day when I can joyfully cast a ballot for a conservative again. Are there no more Reagan’s?

  2. eubykdisop says:

    “We need to attract the best and brightest and keep them here,” said James Glassman executive director of the Bush Institute.

    What about the “best and brightest” who are already here as natural born U. S. citizens? How about giving THEM every advantage when it comes to education instead of pushing them out by giving in-state tuiton and scholarships to illegal aliens!

    And what do you propose offering, Mr. Glassman, to “keep them here”? What sort of perks and benefits are you going to offer to illegal aliens which you are NOT going to offer to natural born U. S. citizens?

    • Kent says:

      Exactly! Why would anyone want to subjugate our own citizens to an immigrant work force? Our own citizens deserve every employment advantage, especially in this economy. Mexican workers might fill low level niches, but so are plenty of American citizens looking to eke by in this Obama driven mess. I personally know a former executive working far below his skills and education level, due to harsh realities in the job current market and the need to put food on the table and a roof over his family’s heads.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Kent wrote: “Why would anyone want to subjugate our own citizens to an immigrant work force?” Excellent question, Kent! The reason is because that is part of the “One World” agenda being backed by Flake and McCain along with the Democrats. It requires that everything American be bulldozed flat and that a new country, devoid of a national identity, be created which can then be governed by the United Nations.

  3. Matt DeGennaro says:

    How can anyone actually be surprised finding Clint Bolick on such a panel. Back in 2008, Bolick authored a report that was highly critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and espoused pro-amnesty views. I tried to locate it, but it seems to have vanished from the Goldwater Institute site. Nothing has changed. Bolick is erroneously regarded as conservative since he works for the Goldwater Institute. But the so-called “think tank” is Libertarian, which is NOT conservative.

    Here is how the liberal newspaper covered it:

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, Matt!

      Here’s a link to one Bolick rant about the MCSO.


      • Matt DeGennaro says:

        Thanks for these, euby! I’ll be doing a lot of reading later. Sometimes we need the reviews to remind us of who the players are. Bolick is definitely one.
        You’re a great sleuth.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thank you, Matt! Don’t know if either of these are the one you remember but they should do to demonstrate Bolick’s lawyerly attacks on the MCSO.

        Yeah, Matt, Bolick is a 100% “One World” guy and NOT Conservative! Go get him!

    • eubykdisop says:

      Bolick and fellow illegal immigration supporter Jeb Bush are writing a book which will tell us why we MUST have amnesty and open borders. There is also talk about Jeb running for president in 2016. Sorry, I should have provided a barf bag before mentioning that! ;-)

      • CD9 says:

        I realize some of what comes out of the Goldwater Institute is wonderful, but, they are not CONSERVATIVE. We need to start pointing out that LIB atarians are really Liberal and not Conservative.

        People need to read the Libertarian Platform to see exactly what they support, they get the drug users all worked up over freedom to put in their body what they want, but do not tell them they will lose all their other freedoms because they take votes from the conservative and elect Sociaist. We need to watch everything the Lib-atarians do. I am just glad Ron Paul is not running for any office ever again. Clint Bolick has always promoted Amnesty. Please tell me why? Is he that much a McLiar supporter that he follows him into changing our culture?

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, CD9! :-)

        Yup, Libertarians, if you examine their positions and the platforms that their candidates run on, are just as damaging to the U. S. as those of the radical left. Both would implement policies which dissolve the moral glue that holds together the essential social fabric of our country.

        CD 9 wrote: “Clint Bolick has always promoted Amnesty. Please tell me why?” Very simple, CD9. Clint Bolick is a “One World”, “New World Order” guy. So is John McCain. That is why they move in tandem. They share a common yoke, pulling behind them the “One World” sled.

        Might I remind you that Jeff Flake, co-author of the STRIVE Act which contained within it the DREAM Act, is a former Executive Director of the Goldwater Institute.

  4. Cave Creek Cal says:

    Why would anyone who cares about this country and reveres our great heritage and Founding documents want to turn it into a third world country? And what would possess anyone to want to provide more for those who came here illegally — moving them to the front of the employment line — than they do for our own citizens?

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, Cave Creek Cal!

      Well, you actually answered your own question, Cal. They don’t care about this country nor do they revere our heritage and Founding documents. They are concerned with money, power and control. America, and especially our Constitution with it’s plethora of individual rights, stands in the way of maximizing their exploitation of human resources around the globe.

  5. sgtflapjaw says:

    Answer for Cal……They are Progressives, that means that they are smarter than all who have preceded them. Too bad so many of us are not able to recogized their superior intellect.
    They see the wisdom of coming to us and asking for votes so that they can represent a constituency that does not belong here. We elect them and then they begin to elevate illegals to a standard that they have not earned, taken from those who are legal and suffer a lower standard of living as a result.
    Can’t you see how smart they are now?

    • Attila The Hunny says:

      “Progessive” is the word of choice Liberals prefer to use to conceal themselves. it sounds so much more reasonable. I refuse to use it because that’s their cloak. When Bill O’Reilly uses it I try to reason with him, but he acts as though he can’t hear me!! I refuse to play the liberal’s game.

      I don’t say “pro-choice” for the same reason. Liberals hate being called “pro-abortion” but that’s what they are supportive of. What is the “choice” in that instance?

      • CD9 says:

        My words exact,ly Hunni. Why give the credibility? Call them exactly what they are LIBERALS.

      • sgtflapjaw says:

        If you look back into the History of the progressives you will see that they go back over 100 years.
        They had so discredited themselves as Socialist and anti constitution that they change their label to Liberal. I refer to them as to their origin. We are talking about the same people, only the term progressive predates liberal by at least 30 years.

  6. eubykdisop says:

    Are we surprised?

    “Rubio endorses pathway to citizenship”

    “WASHINGTON – In an apparent departure from his 2010 campaign position, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he hopes that in the next two years the discussion about immigration reform can lead to establishing a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens.”

    Rubio was promoted by alleged Conservative U. S. Senator Jim DeMint who also endorsed Jeff Flake. Looks like DeMint drank the Kool-Aid!

  7. eubykdisop says:

    U. S. Senator Jim DeMint has submitted his resignation from Congress. He is leaving to become President of the Heritage Foundation.

    DeMint has been portrayed as an “immigration hawk” for voting against amnesty measures. But DeMint was instrumental in getting Marco Rubio elected and Rubio just came out in support of a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens. Rubio is also the darling of the Heritage Foundation. In the most recent elections, DeMint endorsed Jeff Flake as “Conservative” but Flake co-authored the STRIVE Act which contained within it the DREAM Act.

    The Heritage Foundation is a good place for DeMint because while it talks tough on immigration, it’s “nuanced” position provides a stepping stone to open borders and amnesty in the same way that civil unions have provided a stepping stone to homosexual “marriage”.

    The Heritage Foundation seeks to portray itself as Conservative but it is not. Here are a couple of position statments by Heritage:

    “Implement Effective Temporary Worker Programs. American employers need the means to get the workers they need when they need them to help grow the economy and create more jobs. Pilots for new forms of temporary worker programs should be established and expanded as the U.S. economy recovers and the demand for temporary labor grows.”

    So Heritage is telling us that Mexican “temporary” workers will create more jobs. How’s that for “One World” logic!

    “Trickiest of all, we need fair and practical solutions for those who remain unlawfully present in the country.”

    What’s “tricky”? We have law enforcement to deal with those who commit unlawful acts. “Fair” and “practical” have nothing to do with it any more than they do in cases of armed robbery. We have laws in place which are alreay “fair” and “practical” which simply need to be enforced.

    DeMint and the Heritage Foundation are promoting the “One World” agenda and this can be clearly seen by examining all of the Heritage positions regarding issues like immigration. The departure of DeMint from the Senate at this time constitutes no loss for Conservatives.