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Ann Coulter’s jobs plan: Ban immigration, repeal minimum wage, end unemployment insurance

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Next month President Obama will give a speech that is expected to detail his plan for avoiding a double-dip recession. Details remain uncertain. But conservative columnist Ann Coulter says solving the jobs component of America’s economic problem could have an easy fix.

On Tuesday’s “The Kudlow Report” on CNBC, the author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America” made her not-so-likely-to-happen recommendations.

“It’s just these elitists figuring out this is how we’ll do it and we’ll run it from the federal government,” Coulter said. “Just to vacuum up all of these government regulations — starting with ObamaCare I might add — we’ll skip enforcing Indian law against a productive American company. How about ObamaCare with the 200,000 pages of regulations?

“How about we do this: repeal minimum wage, repeal unemployment insurance, have no more immigration — I haven’t finished. You’re not going to, neither of you are going to like this part. No more immigration, legal or otherwise, of low-wage workers.”

“We’ll have high school kids working,” she gushed. “We’ll have people who have never worked before. It is a fantastic idea.”

James Freeman, assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, doubted the merits of Coulter’s suggestion.

“That’s not an economic plan,” Freeman said. “I understand there are a lot of people who want to do that, but that has nothing to do with economics.”

Coulter countered by explaining that hers wasn’t an economic plan. Instead, she said, it was a fix for the rising unemployment and a lack of jobs facing the country.

“Not being an economic answer, it’s a jobs answer,” she said. “No minimum wage, no unemployment insurance.”

  • Humorless

    “Obama has created no jobs!!!!”

    “End unemployment insurance…get those lazy bums to find a job!”

    Uh….okay, there are no jobs, you just said so.

    • kilt1iron

      Did you forget your other, more useful observation before = “all that $$$ sitting on the sidelines.”

    • kilt1iron

      Did you forget your other, more useful observation before = “all that $$$ sitting on the sidelines.”

  • Willdous32

    Ann coulter has never said anything that had a lot of practical application. Who gave her the idea
    that what she writes will solve anything. just notions with not musch merit.

  • M2matarazzo

    All of Coulter’s suggestions sound great, imagine what would happen if they didn’t extend unemployment, people might actually try to get a job.  why should they, 99 weeks is a vacation for some! 

    • Gridmark

      Fine, but the factories are closed in my town and throughout the Midwest. There are less jobs as you have 2 billion cheap laborers in the world who want jobs.

      • kilt1iron

        Are you blaming someone for the closed factories?  Do tell us who you think that is …

        • Gridmark

          Look down six more posts and you’ll have my answer.

        • Gridmark

          Look down six more posts and you’ll have my answer.

        • Gridmark

          Let me expand a little bit. We need to invest in our country, in our people, and in the future. It is the only way to counter globalization. It is what we have not done. Both parties have had their ideologies and they have failed. I think the biggest insult is when Bush came to my state in 2004 and said “free trade is good” and we saw the factories close. All I saw during those eight years was our jobs going overseas, our money going to Iraq, deficits and debt, and the neglect of our infrastructure. You cannot run a country like that. The middle class lost.

        • Gridmark

          Let me expand a little bit. We need to invest in our country, in our people, and in the future. It is the only way to counter globalization. It is what we have not done. Both parties have had their ideologies and they have failed. I think the biggest insult is when Bush came to my state in 2004 and said “free trade is good” and we saw the factories close. All I saw during those eight years was our jobs going overseas, our money going to Iraq, deficits and debt, and the neglect of our infrastructure. You cannot run a country like that. The middle class lost.

      • kilt1iron

        Are you blaming someone for the closed factories?  Do tell us who you think that is …

  • My 2 cents

    I think Coulter is closer to real answer then Obama’s will ever be.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7Z4RCNMZAQB23GLJJU7M33WCVE JimmieMee

    There are none so blind as those who will not see….Ann does know something about employment and business, simply by looking at history…how we got here, to now. In the past through hard work and sacrifice one had the chance, not guarantee, to make something, acquire personal wealth. With the Change this is not possible…..solve unemployment by paying more people NOT to work?….give me a break. Regulating business OUT of business….insane Where we are now, would not be possible under the current administration…..We the People made this country….the government did NOT.

  • spike1120

    Great ideas that are making her lots of dough.