Florida Democrat: Without immigration reform, where will we get our landscapers and maids?

posted at 5:21 pm on February 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon, a rare example of a politician articulating the subtext of the evergreen “jobs Americans won’t do” euphemism. She’s not the only prominent Democrat to do that lately. A couple of weeks ago, amnesty shill extraordinaire Luis Gutierrez told C-SPAN that America needs immigrants (i.e. illegal immigrants) because, without them, “who would be working in the fields?” Who, he wondered, would be doing the “dirty backbreaking filthy work of working in agriculture” that endless millions of unemployed Americans allegedly consider beneath them? And it’s not just Democrats: On Twitter, Benjy Sarlin points out that Haley Barbour is typically candid on this point too. The choice, then, as presented by Alex Sink, is either to let businesses continue to hire the serf class we’ve illegally imported or legalize that serf class so that businesses can then hire them in good conscience. No third option, evidently. Which, again, is why neither side can be trusted on border security. Once today’s serfs become tomorrow’s citizens, where do tomorrow’s serfs come from? There’s a reason we’re negotiating a new amnesty 25-30 years after the last one.

Sink’s problem is that it sounds at first blush like she’s griping that she might not be able to find cheap help to clean her home. How much is she going to have to fork over if we pass on immigration reform and she’s forced to hire a citizen to scrub her toilet? That’s not what she’s saying, though; she’s talking about landscapers and maids needed to staff local hotels, in case that makes you feel better. Perish the thought that any politician might have self-interested reasons for supporting amnesty. Now, if only we can get a Republican to repeat this verbatim, maybe it’ll gain some outrageous-outrage traction in the media. Any takers? Haley?


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urban elitist on February 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Sure…sure…sure.

No proof. Just accusations. The same crap that all leftists spew all the time.

Can’t you azzclowns ever come up with something new? Your old routine has become…boring.

Solaratov on February 25, 2014 at 7:14 PM

It was especially confusing when he referenced tax structures that fall disproportionately on the poor. Did he mean the poor who are exempt from federal income tax? Or was he talking about a higher tax bracket?

CurtZHP on February 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Hope you donned a pair of Chuck Taylors for that
Giant Fu*king Leap.

ToddPA on February 25, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Elitists – especially urban elitists – don’t wear such common shoes.

Because…elite!

Solaratov on February 25, 2014 at 8:31 PM

And…bishop.

Solaratov on February 25, 2014 at 8:32 PM

It was especially confusing when he referenced tax structures that fall disproportionately on the poor. Did he mean the poor who are exempt from federal income tax? Or was he talking about a higher tax bracket?

CurtZHP on February 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

He may have been talking about sales tax…or not.

Or something to do with tax credits for illegal aliens (which go to the same house millions at a time)…or not.

It’s hard to tell exactly what a leftist is actually talking about. Even though they use the same words as normal people, the meanings of the words are…more fluid…for them.

Solaratov on February 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Florida Democrat: Without immigration reform, where will we get our landscapers and maids?

I do the cleaning and yard work at my house. Whatever do they mean?

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Elitists – especially urban elitists – don’t wear such common shoes.

Because…elite!

Solaratov on February 25, 2014 at 8:31 PM

What do they wear? Bruno Magli’s?

Lanceman on February 25, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Haley Barbour (aka Boss Hogg) has been for sale all his life. The only question is the price on any given day.

bw222 on February 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Where?
An agency that specializes in domestic-help.

Another Drew on February 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Another Democrat idiot speaks nonsense on immigration.

Landscaping and cleaning? That’s a crisis?

Let’s do without it for a while.

virgo on February 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Landscaping and cleaning? That’s a crisis?

Let’s do without it for a while.

virgo on February 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Waaaay ahead o’ ya.

Lanceman on February 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Make welfare recipients do the laws of Good, Solid, Elite Democrats!

Obamatrix on February 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM

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