The primary problem with “top-down” government is that we invariably get hit with the law of unintended consequences. (Although often I'm not sure if they are unintended.) The pesident recently said, for about the 58th time, that he is now focused on creating jobs for Americans. The recent Immigration bill passed by the Senate, which he supports, will do just the opposite. The provisions of this bill will hurt, not help, job growth for Americans.
Among other things, the bill provides that those illegals who gain legal status will not qualify for health insurance for 10 years. (It doesn’t mean they won’t get health care, only health insurance. Politicians usually blur the distinction.) That may seem like a good idea, but when coupled with the provisions of Obamacare, it is a disaster for the middle class.
The provisions of that bill require that businesses with 50 or more full-time employees must provide them with health insurance. We already see that many employers have cut or plan to cut full-time workers to part-time, and some have even canceled plans to expand their businesses to avoid the heavy cost. Under the immigration bill, they will be able to hire newly legalized aliens instead of citizens as full-time workers without increasing their health insurance requirement exposure.
Thank you, federal government, for again hitting the middle class where it hurts the most, in the pocketbook.