US Citizens suffer high joblessness in Gang of 8 states

Senate gangsters deceive on “labor shortages” to promote guest-worker/amnesty

In a well researched report that shines a bright light on the hypocrisy of the notorious amnesty hustling Gang of 8, The Center for Immigration Studies details the high rate of citizen unemployment in the home states of the senators who are pushing a deal bestowing legal status on illegal aliens.

Both nationally and in the states represented by the Gof8, unemployment is chronically high among American citizens, especially less-educated citizens (those with no more than a high school education), who are the most likely to compete with illegal workers.

In the seven states represented by the Gang of Eight, the unemployment rate for less educated U.S. citizens averaged 12.6 percent in 2012 — compared to an average of 10.2 percent across the other 43 states.

The broader measure of unemployment (referred to as U-6), which includes discouraged workers who have not sought work recently, shows unemployment averaged 21.7 percent for less-educated citizens in the Gof8 states for 2012 — significantly higher than the 18.3 percent average in the other 43 states.

In the Gof8 states, U-6 unemployment was among the highest in the country for less-educated citizens in 2012:

24.4 percent in Arizona, fourth-highest in the country (John McCain, Jeff Flake)

22.1 percent in South Carolina, eighth-highest in the country (Lindsey Graham)

22.0 percent in Illinois, ninth-highest in the country (Dick Durbin)

21.9 percent in New Jersey, 11th-highest in the country (Robert Menendez)

20.6 percent in Florida, 15th-highest in the country (Marco Rubio)

20.5 percent in New York, 18th-highest in the country (Chuck Schumer)

20.1 percent in Colorado, 19th-highest in the country (Michael Bennet)

This past November, Seeing Red AZ pointed out that unemployment in Yuma, Arizona topped the national list with a whopping 29.8 percent of residents out of work. Arizona Sens. McCain and Flake, too busy rolling out the red carpet for a greater influx of illegals whom they can legitimatize to compete with American citizens for jobs, must have missed the alarming statistics.

This must read article, titled, “A Bleak Picture,” was written by Steven A. Camarota, Director of Research and demographer Karen Zeigler at the Center for Immigration Studies. Check out the four tables which provide supporting data. Be sure to  read the “Conclusion” near the end of the well documented analysis

Today’s edition of the pro-amnesty Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) editorially applauds what it terms a “guest worker compromise” between the AFL-CIO unionists and the illegal labor profiteers in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The newspaper’s concern is “worker exploitation” and the fact that the number of “W-Visas” being granted is too low. The W-Visa is not a temporary visa. Workers will have the ability to self-petition for permanent status after a year and they are not tied to a single employer.

Jeff Flake has become a nimble contortionist on the issue, after his brief epiphany as a pro-border security senate candidate. The same local newspaper that now heaps him with adulation chastised him as a “mere politician.”

The República did glom onto the AP’s Stylebook’s newly reworked language and refers to the illegals as those “entering the country without permission.”

What a surprise.


21 Responses to US Citizens suffer high joblessness in Gang of 8 states

  1. westnash says:

    Keep the spotlight on this issue.

    • eubykdisop says:

      That’s a good idea, Westnash!

      Maybe we can get our borders secured, even though you oppose that:

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      Why you’re in perfect agreement with Obama and Janet Napolitano on not taking action to secure our borders! How about that!

      “Westnash says:
      March 12, 2013 at 8:36 am
      I would be in favor of Arizona requiring Spanish (for legal students of course).”

      Hey, Westnash, there’s a great solution! Let’s spend the money of Arizona taxpayers teaching every child in Arizona to speak SPANISH so that the Reconquistas can more easily achieve their objectives!

      Anyway, the violence in Mexico is, as you have told us, much overblown!

      “Westnash says:
      March 13, 2013 at 3:18 am
      No doubt, there has been much violence in Mexico but it is not constant and widespread.”

      And if we can just get rid of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as you suggest, illegal aliens in Arizona will have a MUCH easier time of it!

      “Westnash says:
      March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am
      Interesting that when you have someone like Joe who continues to hang on…you have a real vacuum behind them. Their ego just wont let them develop a successor. Joe should retire soon and develop a strong successor…but I am afraid hubris has set in long ago.”

      Have you signed the Arpaio recall petition yet, Westnash?

      • westnash says:

        Foolishness Euby, you yearn for a blog where you are the only responder.

      • eubykdisop says:

        If it’s foolish it’s because your statements are foolish. Those are verbatim quotes of your positions, Westnash. You own ’em!

  2. Delilah says:

    When Jeff McFlake won the primary over Wil Cardin all I could say was Amnesty again. I am sorry SRA are the people of Arizona so stupid all they could vote for was name recognition? The ads run by the McFlake campaign were horrible but they were listened to by the voters, Then we had the worse President in history win reelection because the Evangelicals refused to vote for a Mormon, and the Libertarians thought Ron Paul’s drug policy was their salvation. The Democrats have divided us wonderfully to suit their elections. The Liberals have us standing in circles shooting. Then we have our own trying to give away our heritage with Amnesty..

    When I was going around getting my signatures to be an elected PC and I would go into houses and they had displays of the Service to the Country and then tell me how much they like McCain’s voting record on the Military issues is so good. Then they tell me they do not agree with him on amnesty but he changed, my mouth dropped open and I said and you believe him? It will be easier this time to get him out. The old fool said he is running again, we will work harder on defeating him.

    • Hagar says:

      AMEN! I could not have said it better. As an elected PC for 30 years and former district Republican chairman I am appalled at the ignorance so many of my fellow Republicans show.

  3. Fought For My Country says:

    Here are some of the low wage workers who presumably are Americans. They will be displaced by the illegals suddenly morphing into legal status by the Gang of 8. Notice they are demanding their hourly wage be doubled!

    Living here in Arizona, I am disgusted with the two pathetic excuses we have for senators. McCain and Flake have each been reliable aiders and abettors of the Democrats. McCain has partnered with every leftwinger from Ted Kennedy and Russ Feingold to Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer. He’s a Republican pretender as is his newboy Jeff Flake.

    • Chuck says:

      Notice these fast food workers are demanding $15 an hour, and compare their salaries to the franchisers who they begrudge “making millions of dollars“ The ones who educated themselves, and took risks to enter the rough and tumble business world to provide them the jobs they have. They sound like the Communist Occupiers. If they intended to live the good life on the minimum wage education they have, that‘s not anyone‘s problem but their own. That’s what they opted for.

      The other guy says he’s not earning enough to raise his children. He looks very young. I can’t help but wonder how many children he has? Has he ever been married? Or am I not supposed to take that into cnsideration?

      • Hagar says:

        If they want $15 an hour, tell them to get the hell out of AZ and go to North Dakota. The oil boom there has $17/hour McDonalds the rule.

  4. Maggie says:

    I agree that we are being sold out by these “Gangsters.” America as we know it will be no more. Ditto the Republican Party led by fools who think caving in to criminals and their demands will provide relief. What John McAmnesty and Jeff the Flake are doing reminds me of a woman I knew who suffered for years at the hands of an abusive husband. Over time the abuse escalated. She became more of an appeaser to placate him. After he blinded her in one eye and broke her nose, she was even more frightened to agitate him. All of her condescending to his growing hostility eventually put her in a wheelchair and led to her early death. You might view this as a bad analogy, but I see many similarities.

  5. American Dad says:

    Those breaking into our country are the first surge of people to enter the USA in violation of the law, expecting us to learn their language, provide them with numerous benefits and teach their children in our taxpayer funded public schools that we are vile aggressors….and then they get rewarded for it by our own government. I am thoroughly disgusted. I mailed the RNC my cut up voter registration card a few days ago. They obviously won’t care, but I feel a sense of well being. I’m now a registered Independent and will vote ONLY for individuals who respect our national sovereignty. ProLife issues used to be my litmus test, but no more. Now it’s all about preserving this country. Between Obama and the invaders, we don’t have much time.

  6. chick20112011 says:

    In addition to this, AZ REGENTS voted in an increase, AGAIN with the Board President pandering to Illegals that he will direct an effort to grant Illegals in-state tuition. Those paying for their education at the out-of-control spending (universitites never have to reign in spending like the rest of us) are screwed AGAIN. Violation of the Arizona Constitution to make the University education as inexpensive as possible to Residents. Lets jut ignore the Selective Service Regulations for Illegals also and GIVE them benefits. Good Lord.

    • State Committeeman says:

      We’ve lost control of our institutions of government and what now passes for higher education. Americans as a whole, and Arizonans in specific, have turned over the keys to the roaring hordes outside the gate. We’re on the brink of destruction and those in public office are giving us the final push. Republicans have abandoned all that Reagan stood for in order to mingle with power. And the Democrats in control of the US Senate and White House are being aided by RINOs McCain and Flake in giving us the shaft. Here in Phoenix we have elected another liberal mayor and the GOP governor is caving to Obamacare and the expansion of Medicaid.

      If I have to have the screws turned and I have a choice of a Democrat or Republican doing the job, in the future I’ll pick a Dem any day of the week. Why would I ever again vote for the lesser of two evils? When the Republicans are just as evil as the Dems, there is no degree of lesser.
      In my estimation, turning over the United States to invaders is as bad as it gets.

      McCain and Flake should be impeached for acts of treason against our homeland. Ditto Marco Rubio, before he gets his butt in the Oval Office and finishes the job he has begun.

      • chick20112011 says:

        Agree! Those Repubs that are pushing us over along with Barry and Co, have all feathered their nest. They will be okay. They have their taxpayer financed wealth. They can leave the Country and the mess they left behind. The rest of us will have to pay the price. Shameful Lot all of them are.

      • Westnash says:

        Agreed….the education system and the government are supposed to work for and be controlled by the people but they have become an enabled group who receive pay and benefits far above the average citizen. It is time to take this back and make some massive cuts but well thought out cuts in this system that will allow it to continue and the citizens to be able to afford to pay for it.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh yes, Westnash, we know about your concerns regarding pay. Going beyond the cuts which even B. Hussien Obama wants to make, you would cut the pay of our men and women in uniform!

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

        Is that one of your “well thought out cuts”, Westnash?

  7. chick20112011 says:

    They ask for our Vote, then the election is over, and a BIG middle finger to the middle class.

  8. eubykdisop says:

    “Republicans estimate immigration bill could cost taxpayers billions, Rubio challenges claim”

    “April 04, 2013”

    “Senate Republican staffers estimated Thursday that the annual cost to taxpayers of legalizing illegal immigrants could be in the billions, if they use their status to apply for federal benefits from Medicaid and ObamaCare. The claim, though, was challenged by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a key Republican engaged in immigration bill talks.”

    “But Rubio spokesman Alex Conant disputed the numbers, saying in a statement late Thursday that it’s simply too early to provide cost estimates.”

    Very nice, Marco! Don’t let those Republican staffers give illegal aliens a bad rap! Maybe we’ll see you on the presidential ticket in 2016… the DEMOCRAT presidential ticket!

  9. Hagar says:

    Rubio is off my list almost as soon as he was placed on it. What a dolt!

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      I agree, Hagar. Rubio was a flash in the pan and has now shown that he is merely another Republican-Lite, who is willing to give away the country. I was quite impressed with him initially after I heard a speech he gave. We have to remember that speechwriter’s are responsible for speeches, Teleprompters are an essential component and all it takes is practice with a delivery coach. Such elements do not a grand candidate make. We need look no further than the current occupant of the White House. Remember? He was described as “articulate.”