In case you needed more evidence, this clip should do it for you. It proves beyond all doubt that children only matter to conservatives when they're white. Brown kids need not apply.
Reagan economic adviser Art Laffer stopped by Neil Cavuto's show on Friday to demonize the Central American children at the border in order to build a case for mass deportation and border militarization.
He makes me sick.
Among the nasty things he said to demonize them:
- They'll all get welfare, they'll all get spending, they'll all get ultimately citizenship or whatever else it is. You can't do that.
- Just fly them all back.
- These people are just coming here for welfare.
Those were his bullet points for demanding troops on the border. What would those troops do, exactly? Shoot the kids turning themselves in to the Border Patrol? They're not trying to sneak over the border; they're trying to get to border authorities, for God's sake.
And then he said That Thing that makes me want to throw a brick through the screen. You see, Art Laffer doesn't mind open borders for employment, but he objects to open borders for welfare. Field workers okay. Needy kids, not so much.
In Laffer's eyes, those little brown kids are just resource-sucking little leeches. Maybe he thinks they shouldn't have been born in the first place. But they were, and because they're less fortunate than kids born in this country we are supposed to look upon them as nasty little parasites who are less than human?
This tweet best expresses how I feel about jerks like Laffer and their ugly remarks about children who have undergone horrible hardships to get here.
— Anne in Madison (@montiac712) July 11, 2014