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.

And SCENE.  

16 thoughts on “Consistent

  1. For you gear-heads out there….do the Coexist bumper stickers on Prius’ come as a factory option, is that an aftermarket add-on?

  2. I don’t know about that one, but I believe a “Never Park The Bus” sticker was included when you ordered the “Mac-Groveland” upgrade package for several model years.

  3. If the Arabian Moon were not on the coexist sticker, the sticker wouldn’t be necessary. — Mark Steyn

  4. Did you see recently where even ‘The New Republic’ magazine had one of their columns dedicated to the proposition that all this illegal immigration has been hardest on… unskilled and low skilled people (of various hues) who are citizens? Big shocker for the TNR audience that skews lilly white and elitist.
    Speaking of Lilly White, shouldn’t resident Lefty ‘Doggone’ clear up the Prius options for K.O.O.K.S. question?

  5. DG developed a respiratory infection from her unsanitary kennels so she’s out of action for a while.
    there’s no such thing as an organic puppy DG, use the disinfectants”

  6. It is factually false that immigrants are disproportionately on welfare. Not just my opinion, but an opinion held across the political spectrum, like the arch conservative Cato Institute which found the report you cited to be total crap.

    You do a poor job of fact checking the stuff you post here, Mitch. Shame on you. Score one off you for Librelle.

    Here is an example of that spectrum that rejects the claim you are supporting as total crap:

    It is equally bogus crap that immigrants are taking most of the jobs in the “Obama economy”. Joe Doakes is not a reliable source on much of anything in the field, other than as a puppet (a charming puppet) repeating things about which he clearly has no depth of knowledge.

    Immigration reform may be a complicated issue politically, but in economic terms, the case is clear — it is one of the biggest levers the United States has to encourage economic growth and to raise wages.

    It’s not just the Obama administration that thinks so.
    The rough road to immigration reform
    Obama’s immigration reform ‘commonsense’

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Monetary Fund recently found that President Barack Obama’s growth strategy, which he presented at the recent G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, would add more to our economy than the steps being pursued by any other G7 country. And the single biggest contributor to that strategy? Immigration reform.

    Sadly, conservatives are so anti-immigrant they can’t see the fact-forest OR the individual fact-trees.

    The reality is that we get more from immigrants, both legal and undocumented, in our economy and in our government revenue, than we pay out.

    The reality is that immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, also contribute more to our economy than they receive, and they DO NOT take jobs from American citizens either. Another right wing myth that even many right wingers don’t support.

    You gotta do better than this Mitch; you are badly dropping the ball on fact checking the reliability of your sources.

    Hope you had a good time at the fair; now do better on these topics than you have. Tsk tsk tsk.

  7. Best. April 1. Prank. Ever.
    Apply a “You can have my gun when you pry it out of my cold, dead hand” bumper sticker to every Prius in your neighborhood.

  8. I want to vandelize every primus ever made by chipping off the r in prius move the I over and add a O. Do the mental math

  9. Penigma’s Chihuahua confirms that the left is more invested in what they say the right thinks, than what the right really thinks.

  10. once again an Epic Fail from DG
    according to the obama administration (via ORR):
    “in FY 2013, 91.4 percent of Middle Eastern refugees (accepted to the U.S. between 2008-2013) received food stamps, 73.1 percent were on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance and 68.3 percent were on cash welfare.”
    “Middle Eastern refugees used a number of other assistance programs at slightly lower rates. For example, 36.7 percent received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), 32.1 percent received Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 19.7 percent lived in public housing, 17.3 percent were on General Assistance (GA), and 10.9 percent received Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA).”

  11. Dog Gone cites a December 2014 Op-Ed by an Obama appointee extolling the wonders of Obama’s immigration dream, against the chart Mitch posted earlier this week showing immigrants have gotten most of the new jobs in the Obama economy.

    Dog Gone disputes a third-party study but ignores the United States government’s own figures showing immigrant welfare use.

    Do immigrants use more welfare than native-born poor, or only the same amount? Either is TOO MUCH. Immigrants should be ADDING to our society, not TAKING from it. We can’t do much about our own unfortunates, but we don’t need to take in everybody else’s.

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