It isn’t enough to jab the American worker in the eye with a sharp stick. Obama has to give the stick an extra twist:
Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.
President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover. …
A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed that the newly legalized immigrants won’t have access to Obamacare, which opens up the loophole for employers looking to avoid the penalty.
That will teach American voters for soundly rejecting Obama’s party in this month’s elections. As Obama’s fellow left-wing Democrat once said,
Lawbreakers always go straight to the front of the line under a kakistocracy run by the moral dregs of society.
This will matter more than ever as Obama’s global warming decrees make job openings ever more scarce.