Stupidocrisy: Paying for poverty

We can all remember leftist-controlled cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago and others were making a deal about being “sanctuary cities.” They welcomed all the migrants or illegal aliens or whatever you call them these days. Little did they know that the open borders policies of Barack Obama and Joe Biden would actually result in these migrants being shipped to their cities. The resultant drug problems, homelessness, poverty, and sharp increases in crime have caused these hypocrites to rethink their policies. Especially when governors in overrun states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico called their bluff with busloads of “if you like your illegal migration, you can have your illegal migration.”

In a remarkable turnabout, Economist and Nobel Prize winner from Princeton Angus Deaton is rethinking his commitment to free trade and mass migration because these policies, in his opinion, harm American workers and do nothing to reduce global poverty. In a column written for the International Monetary Fund, Deaton opines, “I am much more skeptical of the benefits of free trade to American workers and am even skeptical of the claim, which I and others have made in the past, that globalization was responsible for the vast reduction in global poverty over the past 30 years. I also no longer defend the idea that the harm done to working Americans by globalization was a reasonable price to pay for global poverty reduction because workers in America are so much better off than the global poor.”

After going through some esoteric verbal gymnastics that economists often do and end up saying nothing, Deaton concludes: “I used to subscribe to the near consensus among economists that immigration to the US was a good thing, with great benefits to the migrants and little or no cost to domestic low-skilled workers. I no longer think so.” Deaton skirts around the glaring issue that politicians with the philosophical belief of cheap labor, which many of us would equate to some form of slavery—if not physical, certainly economical—are deliberately trying to pump the labor force full of uneducated, low-wage, drones. These politicians believe that these people will eventually get the right to vote and will do so en masse for the party responsible for letting them come to America. This may be a huge miscalculation at the expense of all Americans.

Now the Biden Administration is trying to slip a $13 BILLION price tag into the 2025 budget to bail out those sanctuary cities. The money would be earmarked for illegals to receive transportation, food, medical care, shelter and other services. This transfer of taxpayer wealth would be laundered through non-profits that are aligned with Biden Administration open border policies. Brietbart reports that under Biden there has been roughly one migrant for every American born during his three years in office. His policy has caused lower wages, higher housing costs and higher crime. And Biden wants you to pay for this poverty through your taxes. Proverbs 14:31 says, “He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker.” These politicians are indeed taunting their maker as they oppress both the illegals and the citizens. Say it with me…Stupidocrisy.


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Bill Wilson