Many Democrats see their party as the working man's choice. They want to soften capitalism's rougher edges, humanize big industry, and give the average American a fighting chance. One may (and should) disagree with their methods, but their intentions are good and their beliefs sincere.
That is not how the party elites feel. Their mantra is "open trade and open borders," as Hillary Clinton told Wall Street bankers in a private speech. Recall how the Democrats supported President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "free trade" deal that would have gutted American industries. And it is Democrats who oppose President Trump's attempts to stop illegal immigration, which hurts America's poor.
The Democrats don't care about American workers. They care about winning elections.
At this point, the chorus of "progressive" rhetoric reaches a fever pitch. "But we need immigrants to support the welfare state! We need immigrants to pay for Social Security!" Saying it does not make it so.
In truth, immigration is destroying the welfare state, in America and throughout the West. This is happening because immigrants receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes. Of course, this is not true for every immigrant – some never collect government handouts – but it is true for the overall immigrant population. Studies from across the Western world prove this point.
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