Katie Kieffer

Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007.

What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage.

Describing the influx of undocumented children on America’s southern border, one nurse told Fox News’ Todd Starnes: “You could see the bugs crawling through their hair” and a psychiatric counselor reported: “The children had more rights than the [American] workers [who were caring for them].”

Certainly, it is heartbreaking to see children suffering. At the same time, our political leaders need to wake up and acknowledge that there are disadvantaged women and children all over the world (think Somali women and children facing gang rape and starvation). Central Americans are not the only individuals who are suffering and we most certainly cannot care for the entire global population when we have millions of American-born adolescents who can’t take care of themselves.

No wonder a majority (53 percent) of Americans now tell Pew Research Center that they want undocumented children to be deported as quickly as possible. Americans are naturally generous and benevolent. Yet American parents and grandparents find it very hard to justify spending thousands of dollars on other people’s children who are here illegally and who carry infectious diseases before caring for their own children and grandchildren.

So, what could we do to get our economy back on track? Frack, baby frack!

Last week, TIME Magazine reported: “Fracking generated $29.5 billion in economic activity in Colorado in 2012, creating 111,000 direct jobs with an average wage of $74,811, according to the Colorado Petroleum Association.” One month earlier, TIME reported: “Since 2007, there’s been a net increase of only 110,000 jobs held by workers between the ages of 22 and 34, making millennial unemployment nearly flat for the past six years.”


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is the author of a new book published by Random House, LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. She also runs KatieKieffer.com.