Thomas Sowell, author of “Basic Economics,” argued that increasing the number of foreign workers in the US “will keep down the wages of American workers” and that “you would have to get a psychiatrist” to explain the GOP’s support for increased foreign labor on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
“The competition will keep down the wages of American workers, I mean, this is not a new principle. I mean this has been known for hundreds of years,” he stated.
When asked why the GOP would support such a policy, he responded “you would have to get a psychiatrist or someone like that to explain that. There are cleaning women who say ‘I don’t do windows. I don’t explain Republicans.'”
On the issue of giving the president fast-track authority on trade, Sowell argued that while “by and large free trade does benefit the country,” “a lot of what is called free trade is not free trade.”
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