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Letter: Millions still out of work

I have stopped listening to the TV News and the Post Independent. Both keep telling us that the economy is turning around.

I would like to know just where it is turning around in this country. You keep hearing that there are jobs to be had and how many thousands of people now have jobs. Well, that might sound pretty good if it were not for the fact that there are still 22 million in this country that are out of work. That’s right, millions are still out of work.

If any of them have a job, it probably isn’t paying any more than minimum wage. Minimum wage won’t buy anything in this economy. Not even at Wal-Mart.

Now we have a president and a Congress that are going to pass a new immigration law. Obama keeps pushing around the number 11 million. Sorry to say, there are more than 33 million undocumented people from other countries waiting on the sidelines to become legal and to go to work here in this country. This is not a misprint, this is a fact. Numbers USA is an organization that specializes in finding facts and figures that are not being used correctly.

It seems Congress and this president just pulled this number of 11 million out of a fact sheet in 1997. This is now 2013 and there are far more here in the U.S. who are not citizens that are waiting for jobs that were promised by this president. I also remember Obama telling illegals, you don’t have to go back to your home country, you just stay right here in the U.S. and we will find you jobs and we will make you new citizens. His favorite speech was we are going to give you a pathway to citizenship. The exact word that you need to remember is “give.”

That word means you don’t have to pay for this privilege and you don’t have to get in line and you don’t have to worry about a thing. It’s his gift to you for your promise that you will put him in office for the second time. Now the Pied Piper is going to have to make good on his promise. Just some food for thought.

Jane Spaulding

Carbondale

Editor’s note: It is difficult to determine a precise number for how many people have immigrated illegally to the United States and are still living here. The 11 million figure is often cited and widely believed to be close to the actual number. Numbers USA’s website states that the organization stands “For Lower Immigration Levels.”


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