(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In the latest panicky attempt to solve inflation before midterms, left-leaning Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell has suggested the issue can be fixed by letting more immigrants into the United States, NewsBusters reported.
In the article, Rampell recognizes that “Democrats are terrified that a coming border surge might tank their midterm chances,” but goes on to assert that not letting in enough immigrants would hurt their chances even more.
The piece, titled “Democrats are missing the bigger immigration issue,” suggests that immigrants can “fill critical labor-market shortages,” which will cause a domino effect, first relieving the stress on the supply chain, and then inflation.
“The United States is experiencing inflationary levels not seen in four decades,” Rampell wrote.
“Americans are unhappy, and they are more than five times as likely to cite ‘inflation,’ ‘cost of living’ or the economy in general than immigration as the nation’s biggest problem. These economic concerns are, however, rooted at least partly in immigration policy.”
Rampell, who apparently skipped her college economics course, ignored the trillions of dollars in government spending to give raises across the board in congress, supply unemployment checks to hundreds of thousands of people and more rampant spending.
She continues, arguing that there is a “huge demand among foreign-born workers to contribute to the U.S. economy.”
Concluding, Rampell recommends ignoring the southern border crisis because the immigrants will help “Democrats’ political fortunes.”
“There are about 1.8 million fewer working-age immigrants in the U.S. today than would be the case if pre-2020 immigration trends had continued unchanged”
1.7M expelled under Title 42…https://t.co/dN0UW0oOxb
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) April 12, 2022
Sure low wages for workers will help Dems with urban elites. Is that really what the Democrats party stands for?
— blister in the sun (@jeffdets) April 12, 2022
“The problem in the months ahead isn’t that the United States will allow in too many immigrants; it’s that we’ll admit too few.”
— NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) April 12, 2022