Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wages Still Above $2/Hour! Must Stop Trump!


Panicked establishment gets ready for war against Trump

The article goes on to explain the Club for Growth is preparing a scorched Earth campaign against Trump for not being "a real conservative."  To say that I am disappointed by their approach is putting it mildly.  Club for Growth is a fairly libertarian organization, and like many libertarians sees immigration laws as blocking free markets and thus preventing wages from dropping to Latin American levels.  Many libertarians have another motivation for open borders: they think it will lead to the destruction of the welfare state, as millions of workers and their dependents show up and strain the already weak welfare state.  Sorry, that won't work, but it will guarantee the Democrats a perpetual majority of the votes.

2 comments:

Rick C said...

"they think it will lead to the destruction of the welfare state, as millions of workers and their dependents show up and strain the already weak welfare state."

Cloward-Piven called for the same thing, except it was to smash the state itself, not the welfare state.

Joseph said...

"Sorry, that won't work, but it will guarantee the Democrats a perpetual majority of the votes."

That didn't happen last time even despite the fact that Tammany Hall was handing out goodies.