Citizenship Is In Short Supply Or Something

Good Lord. *sigh*

MILFORD, N.H.—Mitt Romney said he believes President Obama’s decision to allow as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants to apply for work permits and temporary legal status will ultimately make it harder for immigrants to gain permanent citizenship.

Okay, as always, let’s look at what’s really being said here.

If these youngsters are allowed to stay, it’ll be harder for other immigrants to become citizens.

Because why?

Perhaps the immigration people have only printed out 800,001 applications. So once these young folks have filled theirs out, only one more person can apply. Then the rest have to wait until our government printing office can make more.

But that can’t be right, because the application pack for American citizenship can be downloaded here:

No, it can only be one thing.

Mitt Romney is coming from his very special place of privilege again. He’s trying to win a campaign by waving the specter of “not enough for everyone if you get some”. That’s how a lot of the super wealthy work. Keeping the rest of us divided and fighting each other by acting like there isn’t enough lets them get away with whatever they want to do.

In this case:

Making false scarcity arguments about a big step forward Obama has made keeps people from understanding that Romney has no plan.

So today American politics carried on as it has been for years. Obama did something, and a leading Republican whined about it while offering nothing but vague mumblings & distractions in return. Yawn.

In other news, the sun rose again today. Carry on.

Defaulting: What WE Would Pay

As the Republicans inch closer and closer to destroying our economy just because our black president won’t do what they tell him to do, the real Americans wonder what will happen to us if things melt down. Thanks to Rep. Jim McDermott and the Democratic Policy and Communications Center I have a two page document for your consideration. It says that everything from mortgage costs to utility prices and grocery costs could be affected.

Of course, most of those in Congress can posture, strut, and whine with no worries. They can continue their un-American game playing. After all, they don’t have to worry about the consequences. More expensive mortgage payments? Most of these folks likely own more than one property outright. Higher food and gas costs? There are plenty of donors willing to pay for them to go places, and I’m sure if things really get bad doggie bags from the $2,000/plate fundraising dinners will become the in thing to do. And their retirement? Paid for by us. So they can annihilate Social Security and every other safety net we have without any fear for their own future.

But out here, where the choices they make impact real Americans every single day, we deserve to know what we’re facing. Here’s the paper: