Immigration reform will drive down American wages and hurt the middle class
Laura slammed the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report on the Gang of Eight bill arguing that the report actually undermines proponents of reform. Laura pointed out that the report determines that wages will fall for the middle class and that "75% of illegal immigration will continue under the bill." "Reagan would be horrified," she said. The bill will allow criminals to enter the country to gain citizenship and significantly impact the already suffering middle class. The report is positive "according to Politico and the CBO's bias towards the bill," Laura remarked, "but in reality it does not look good. It will be a travesty for the middle class."Congressman Ryan stumbles on defense of immigration reform
In a heated interview with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) today, Laura attacked the CBO report for its ostensible support of the Gang of Eight bill, announcing that it is "unequivocally clear that American wages will decline" in response to the passage of the immigration bill. Ryan responded that he would take the CBO report "with a grain of salt," but that he supported immigration reform overall. According to the congressman, the Senate bill is incapable of establishing a workable legal immigration system, but the House "knows where the Senate bill has failed and [the House] has the obligation to fix it." Looking to the future, Ryan predicts that immigration reform will stimulate the economy, but today we are responsible for creating a workable immigration system for those immigrants that do want to contribute. Laura completely disagreed with the Congressman's assessment and was critical of many of his responses, which lacked the concrete numbers and substantive responses Ryan is so famous for providing. (Listen Free) Call of the day:
David, a retired Fed. Prosecutor, says many illegal immigrants work during the day and run drugs at night.