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Missouri House report: abortion to blame for immigration problem

“Suggestions for how to stop illegal hiring varied without any simple solution. The lack of traditional work ethic, combined with the effects of 30 years of abortion and expanding liberal social welfare policies have produced a shortage of workers and a lack of incentive for those who can work.”
— report by the Republican-led Missouri House Special Committee on Immigration Reform

For these folks the “brown menace” streaming across the border represents a sordid salvation to American companies looking for workers — because the employers have no one to hire — all the prospective American workers were aborted, dont’cha know.

My god, there is a serious a grey matter deficit going on there. It should be noted that all the Rethugs signed the report, and the six Dems refused. (STL Today):

The report from the Special Committee on Immigration Reform also claims “liberal social welfare policiesâ€? have created a disincentive for Americans to work and an enticement for foreigners to cross the border illegally.

…”There’s a lot of editorial comment there that I couldn’t really stomach,” Rep. Trent Skaggs, D-Kansas City, said Monday. “To be honest, I think it’s a little delusional.”

The statements about abortion, welfare policies and a recommendation to abolish incomes taxes in favor of sales taxes all were inserted into the immigration report by the committee chairman, Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar.

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…”We hear a lot of arguments today that the reason that we can’t get serious about our borders is that we are desperate for all these workers,” Emery said. “You don’t have to think too long. If you kill 44 million of your potential workers, it’s not too surprising we would be desperate for workers.”

Aside from that batsh*ttery, we have a candidate for “most engaged” committee member, Billy Pat Wright.

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Although he had signed the report, Republican Rep. Billy Pat Wright, of Dexter, said Monday that he didn’t recall it including the connection between abortion and illegal immigration and wanted to first read the report before commenting about it.

I can understand (if not agree with) a reasoned pro-life position, but people like Emery don’t do anything to help their movement.

H/t A.J., and Paul.

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