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Obama: It Is ‘Just Not True’ Immigrants, Poor People Are Taking More of Your Paycheck


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Friday from the White House briefing room, President Barack Obama said it is dismissed the notion that “immigrants and poor people,” are taking jobs from the American middle class.

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Obama said, “As far as I can tell, those who are running down the economy and adding to the anxiety don’t seem to have any plausible coherent recipe other than cut taxes for the folks who have been doing the best in this economy and somehow magically, that’s going to make other folks feel good. Or alternatively, they argue that the reason you’re feeling insecure is because immigrants or poor people are taking more of your paycheck, and is just not true. The facts don’t bear that out. That’s not where the weaknesses in the economy are. That’s not what’s depressing wages for middle class families or making them more vulnerable to disruptions in this economy and I want to keep on making that argument during the course of this year.”

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