Amnesty Loophole Makes Illegal Immigrants More Cost-Effective than Native Workers
President Barack Obama’s decision to grant amnesty and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants creates a loophole that makes them $3,000 more attractive than native born and naturalized Americans, according to the Washington Times.
The loophole arises because Obama’s amnesty order prohibits the beneficiaries from buying subsidized insurance on an ObamaCare exchange. That prohibition means that employers don’t have to pay the $3,000 per employee fine the controversial health law imposes on businesses that don’t provide “affordable” health insurance. (Lack of affordability is what qualifies an employee to get a subsidy for the exchange.)
In other words, from an employer’s standpoint, hiring someone from Obama’s 5 million-strong amnesty pool means getting…[more]
In 2008, Barack Obama boldly suggested that he could be a transformative president in the manner of Ronald Reagan, as opposed to the comparatively non-consequential Bill Clinton.
That suggestion rightfully draws laughter today, as Obama's legacy begins to congeal.
Reagan's leadership and policies quickly revived our economy, rebuilt our military, restored our confident gait and won the forty-year Cold War before the close of the decade. In contrast, Obama's signature "achievement" is a healthcare monstrosity that has remained broadly unpopular since inception and continues…