We watched a couple more TV presidential candidate debates and, funny thing, again there was little or no mention of what is widely conceded to be the No. 1 issue -- jobs. The unemployment figures remain unacceptably high, and the figures for young people are truly shocking.
The general unemployment rate has been 9 percent or higher for the past two-and-a-half years. But in the second quarter of 2011, the unemployment rate for U.S.-born young adults, 18 to 29, who have completed high school was double that at18.2 percent.
It's a real example of media bias that the mainstream media news reports on young adults' unemployment fail to mention the fact that an estimated seven to eight million illegal aliens are holding jobs in the United States. And Obama recently announced a decision to add many more to this total, which will put them in direct competition with unemployed or underemployed young Americans.
The Obama administration is reviewing the cases of 300,000 illegal aliens currently in deportation proceedings. "Reviewing" means that they will not be deported, but instead will be invited to apply for work authorization, an Obama euphemism for amnesty.
I'm waiting to hear from our presidential candidates their analysis of why we are suffering these unemployment rates and what their plans are to remedy the problem. I'm waiting to hear any discussion of the relationship between the unemployment of young non-college educated Americans in regards to minorities and our wide-open immigration policy, which is admitting young foreigners of limited schooling to fill those very jobs that Americans desperately need.
I'd like to hear our presidential candidates address the disaster of the U.S. establishment's goal to push us into an open-borders global economy. Let's hear them discuss the idiocy of the globalists' propaganda of recent years, namely, that we should look to the European Union and its common currency the euro, as a model for a North American Union and perhaps even a common currency called the amero.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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