In a burst of free market innovation, but echoing the traditions at the foundation of our nation, immigrants are being put to work. Federal authorities are detaining immigrants, some of whom might be in the country illegally, in private prisons, whose owners are putting the immigrants to work. This is a win-win on so many levels.
First, instead of a bloated federal bureaucracy, entrepreneurship is promoted by outsourcing prisons to job-creating private individuals. They can avoid the high wages, pensions, and benefits paid to federal employees which threatens our economic health. By paying wages more in line with countries we compete against in the rest of the world, we preserve profits for the entrepreneurial class so they can continue their efforts at job creation. Second, by putting immigrants to work for $1 a day, this is saving taxpayers millions of dollars in wages and benefits which would otherwise go to American workers, most likely members of unions which are destroying the fabric of work and prosperity in our country with their high wages and benefits. Third, we honor the foundation of our nation, whose beginnings in indentured servitude allowed people of little means to make the passage to America and learn the dignity of work while pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. And fourth, and most importantly, it provides a process by which we can further the greatness of our nation.
One of the most important things government can do is to mitigate the high wages and benefits demanded by workers which are risking the economic health of the country. It does this by encouraging a pool of workers who will work for reasonable wages. It can promote this prosperity in a variety of ways, dovetailing with the vision of the Koch brothers and their ALEC council. We can work to eliminate the minimum wage laws, which serve to perturb the natural forces of the free enterprise system. We can work to promote the Paul Ryan budget and remove the safety net under the undeserving. We can continue efforts to repeal Obamacare, which not only disincentivizes work but also empowers individuals in ways that can only damage the interests of the entrepreneurs and job creators. We can write legislation at the state level such that economic calamities like the situation in Detroit will preserve the financial well-being of the deserving class and place the losses firmly on those whose greed for high wages and benefits have brought about the calamity. We can celebrate Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon, which will rebalance power in America towards those who have demonstrated their personal superiority by their wealth and family ties. And we can further voter ID laws to favor those who have a true stake in their government, as was intended by the founding fathers who restricted voting to landowners.
The most important thing we can do, though, is to take a page out of the immigrant detention situation, and expand the pool of workers who will supply labor at the low wages which will bring America back to prosperity. Drug laws, three-strikes laws, and laws of similar effect have allowed our prison population to grow substantially over the years. If we were to expand the number of laws and penalties for breaking them, and through that further expand the prison population, and put that population to work as we are doing with detained immigrants, we could significantly advance the interests of entrepreneurs and job creators. Not only would this expand the pool of workers to draw from without breaking the bank, it would disincentivize union-style high wages and benefits, giving the job creators the incentives to invest in and expand their companies.
There is a downside which will need to be addressed. Immigration is ruining our nation by threatening our American culture. It is ironic that the U.S. government, through private prisons, now employs 60,000 immigrants, more employees than any other company in America, and is by far the largest employer of immigrants who have no right to work in America. But innovative thinking could remedy even this drawback, perhaps further privatizing law enforcement and prisons so that those work forces will grow but not count against the government. And further we could make residence and citizenship something to be earned by having all immigrants provide similar labor services before being granted residence.
By providing the entrepreneurs and job creators with the tools to wring out union-style, prosperity-busting high wages, we can once again return this country to its economic greatness.