Texas Governor Rick Perry oversees the second highest poverty rate of any state besides Mississippi. Why? His state, through his own support, houses one of the largest illegal alien populations in the country estimated at 1.5 million.
Out of all the jobs he boasts that Texas added during his reign as governor, illegal aliens commandeered fully 81 percent of those jobs. Additionally, Perry rammed through an in-state tuition bill that gives illegal aliens a free ride over and above Texas citizens and takes slots away from other American students at all Texas colleges.
Perry also supports open borders and stands against any laws that imitate Arizona’s SB 1070.
If elected president of the United States, Rick Perry would support displacement of American workers on every level in favor of Mexican workers. In other words, the 45.2 million Americans subsisting on food stamps would not be able to compete for the slave wages so coveted by Mexicans and other illegal migrants. (Source: Reuters News)
My long time colleague, D.A. King, director at www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org
, gave a few thoughts on the subject of Rick Perry’s run for president.
“Perry supporters who were miffed at reading inconvenient facts that made them ask themselves why they picked him as candidate in the first place,” said King. “Granting instate tuition to illegals is only a small part of Perry's problematic record. We noted that Perry had dismissed any consideration of a state immigration enforcement law such as Arizona, Georgia and other states struggled to put in place; had proposed a bi-national health insurance program with Mexico (PerryCare?); has expressed his support for legalizing the fugitive illegals who have escaped capture at American borders (it's not amnesty, it's a guest worker plan!); and refused to use the power of his office for any E-Verify legislation in Texas. So what if that state has one of the highest number of illegals in the country?”
OPEN BORDERS CANNOT SUSTAIN ANY STATE IN THE LONG RUN
To educate readers on the state of the state of Perry's Texas, I included a quote from the Jacksonville, Ill., Courier-Journal: "Texas has the second-highest poverty rate among the 50 states, behind only Mississippi. It has the second-highest percentage of population without a high school diploma. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of people with no health insurance, over one quarter. It is tied with Mississippi for having the biggest percentage of workers paid at or below the minimum wage."
“Perry is still standing on a magical "jobs creation" in Texas myth,” said King. “Let's add to the facts with this from Mark Krikorian on National Review Online:
"Jobs for Whom?" - citing a report from his Center for Immigration Studies. "Remember all those new jobs in Texas Gov. Perry keeps talking about? Would it surprise you to learn that the overwhelming majority went to newly arrived immigrants and not to Americans? Surprise! From 2007 to 2011, 81 percent of the job growth went to recently arrived foreign workers - about half legal, half illegal." Krikorian writes. "Nor did all this wonderful job creation for foreigners seem to benefit Americans indirectly - native-born Texans saw the same doubling of unemployment that Americans elsewhere experienced during the recession. So, to the extent Perry has anything to do with all this - and he's the one boasting of his role in making it happen - his main accomplishment seems to have been to dissolve the workforce and elect a new one. Maybe this is what the plantation owners want, and certainly their immigrant laborers aren't complaining, but what's in it for the rest of us?"
Finally, King said, “Like former Mexican president Vicente Fox, Perry, the would-be guardian of American security and sovereignty has proclaimed his support for open borders more than once since becoming governor of Texas.”
In the final analysis, if America is to survive the next few decades, it must shut down the borders to mass legal immigration and stop all illegal immigration. Otherwise, 15 million unemployed Americans and another 7 million underemployed Americans don’t stand a chance. That 45.2 million Americans subsisting on food stamps and other welfare empty all our pockets. Their poverty becomes our poverty.
Let’s put them to work for our tax base instead of Mexico’s.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com
He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715