Immigration Fear Dispelled in Two Words: Robert Reich


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Immigration reform, whenever our congress gets around to dealing with it, is a key to our economic recovery. That is, if fear and rumors don't squash it first. Leave it to those right wing, fear mongering individuals and groups to create myths, propagate them hoping that the masses will fall for it. They tried it with Obamacare and that's not worked.

Now they've moved on. They're attacking immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship. They hope this time their lies will be told and retold enough to make them fact. Sorry, truth doesn't work that way. When it's distorted, it's corrected. And lies can't be justified under the scrutiny of substantiated fact.

That doesn't mean people won't try. Deny climate changes, deny evolution, deny the benefits of Obamacare, but these truths are self-evident to sane people. When you start creating facts to fit the situation, be prepared for blowback by those who know.

Robert ReichOne such person is Robert Reich former Clinton Secretary of Labor. He dispels three major rumors, ginned up by the right about immigration reform. And he does it quickly and efficiently.

The three myths are:

1. Immigration strains government programs including Social Security and Medicare.
2. New immigrants take away jobs from native born Americans
3. We don't need new immigrants.

See for yourself, in under three minutes, why immigration reform is so very important for us.

It's time to start kicking some elected officials' ass and prime the pump. The people aren't going to wait any longer on a stalled congress to get their acts together. If they won't work together to do the job they were elected to do, the people might revolt with their votes and wipe the entire slate clean. Kick 'em all out, the few good with the many bad and start all over again. Maybe Romney did have something with his etch-a-sketch plan. Unless Congress acts responsibly and soon, let's kick their asses -- out of office. Dump the chump.