Letter: Obama policies depress wages

"It is very important to avoid any political system where money overwhelms ideas," said Mr. Obama.

So let's see if I have this right. Any idea, no matter the cost or how little a chance of success or who it may help or who it may hurt, should be given equal consideration with proposals from those who know and understand that there is no free lunch?

There is a reason we have 100 senators and 435 representatives in the House. We all have different opinions, wants and needs. So it isn't unreasonable to ask that at least 50 percent plus one should agree to a proposed new law.

Even your want of full amnesty and an open border will have monetary consequences now and in the future. Keeping the labor market in the U.S. flooded with new immigrants will of course aid business and industry, but on the whole will depress wages and benefits. You know, the tried and true law of supply and demand?

Congress was never supposed to become a rubber stamp or be allowed to take over for states' rights and responsibilities. And we certainly don't need a president who makes laws or changes in laws at his whim.

William Ressegue