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]
Four wearisome years ago this month, June 2009, the last recession officially ended.
To put that into perspective, the first iPad didn’t appear on shelves for another year.
That four-year anniversary will come as a surprise to most Americans, because what we’re enduring isn’t much of a recovery. To wit, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released this week shows that almost 60% of Americans believe our economy remains in recession.
One can hardly blame them for maintaining that belief, of course. By the numbers, what we’re enduring…