You know what else won't benefit black unemployed Americans all that much? The new White House executive order granting mass deportation waivers. To mollify open-borders activists, Obama signed a blanket directive of immigration non-enforcement last week that will grant reprieves to at least an estimated 2.1 million "DREAM Act" illegal alien students and workers. Instead of deportation papers, they'll be served work authorization permits and green lights to attend publicly supported colleges and universities. Those who refuse to hire or admit these waiver golden ticket winners will face the certain and immediate legal and political wrath of La Raza, the American Civil Liberties Union, Catholic leaders and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
When Obama rolls out his hodge-podge jobs plan after descending from Martha's Vineyard, he'll undoubtedly tout a regulatory rollback that the administration claims will save $10 billion over five years. But what about the costs of all the pander-mandates they're furiously heaping on taxpayers as 2012 nears?
According to the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the last DREAM Act proposal (which failed in December on a bipartisan vote), the amnesty now in place by administrative fiat would "increase projected deficits by more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year-periods starting in 2021." And that doesn't include the costs of all the unlimited family members that the millions of DREAM Act beneficiaries will eventually be able to bring to the U.S.
Hispanic politicians can pretend it's not a zero-sum game. But the rest of us can't afford such delusions. Indeed, it's a self-perpetuating, voter-recruitment racket for the Democratic Party. Among the first White House deportation waiver beneficiaries: an illegal alien student from Mexico who led protests on Capitol Hill for the DREAM Act and another left-wing activist from Mexico who was able to evade deportation by marrying her lesbian lover.
On Monday, black Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters hectored an Obama jobs official to spell out exactly which Americans were suffering under the Democrats' failed policies. "Let me hear you say 'black,'" she taunted at an economic forum. The crowd whooped it up. But it's cronies of color like Waters who have joined hands with the open-borders alliance, backed every special-interest bailout and hyped diversity for diversity's sake as the cures for her community's ills.
Let me hear you say "pot and kettle."