SCENE: Mitch BERG is sitting on the hood of a Dodge, drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain, beneath the light of a giant Exxon sign.
Avery LIBRELLE putters up to BERG in a Prius and climbs out of the car.
LIBRELLE: Hey, Merg!
BERG: Hey, Avery.
LIBRELLE: I’ve got a question for you, mister Immigrant Hater.
BERG: Bla bla bla. I don’t hate immigrants, and I won’t let a stupid manipulative strawman pass without showing it up as the idiocy it is.
LIBRELLE: Why do you hate science? Anyway – so it’s time for you immigration opponents…
BERG: …We’re not “immigration opponents”. We oppose illegal immigration.
LIBRELLE: If NPR says it, it’s settled science. Anyway – it’s coming time where you have to decide; are immigrants taking our jobs, or are they soaking up welfare dollars? You can’t have both.
BERG: Saying the two are mutually exclusive is like saying there’s no way white people could simultaneously produce Beethoven and Jefferson and James Watt while also including people who sit around Walmart parking lots lighting their beer farts and arguing about whether Van Halen is hard rock or heavy metal.
Because it’s a fact that Immigrants are disproportionally on welfare – counter to years of media chanting points – and they are also taking most of the new jobs in the Obama Economy this past seven years. You’re presenting me a false dilemma – and, given that this policy disporoprtionally affects African-Americans, presenting yourself a real dilemma.
So there is no contradiction. Fact is, unrestricted immigration of low-skill workers drives down the price of low-skill jobs – which aren’t worth much to begin with, and don’t pay much with the glut of workers, who have families, which disproportionally use welfare.
LIBRELLE: Why do you hate women?
BERG: Of course.