Dan Holler

Few Americans would argue with Pfeiffer’s assertion Washington has taken it’s eye of the ball, which is why his invocation of immigration is so bold. In nearly every poll taken, the number of Americans that say immigration is a top priority is in the low single digits. Pfeiffer acknowledges immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) must get done even though it is not a priority for the American people. Of course, he quickly denounced anyone else who dares to “score political points.”

The duplicity doesn’t end there.

Pfeiffer’s pivot to the middle class also deserves scrutiny. Not only will many in the middle class end up paying more for health insurance thanks to Obamacare, they may also see wages decline thanks to Obama’s amnesty.

Heritage explains:

“Wages also seem to take a hit in the first decade or so, according to CBO. If Heritage is right about the heavy fiscal costs of amnesty starting around 2026 (13 years after a potential enactment), then it would be even more important to measure post-tax wages than simply per capita GNP or wages in any event.”

When you hear President Obama speechify about the middle class on Wednesday, remember these ten words from Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) during the amnesty debate: “wages of U.S. workers—which should be growing—will instead decline.”

Bottom line: Obama’s policies aren’t helping, they’re hurting.

Dan Holler

Dan Holler is the Communications Director for Heritage Action for America. Previously, he held numerous positions at The Heritage Foundation, most recently he was the Senate Relations Deputy. A Maryland native, he is a graduate of Washington College.