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Memo to Bruce Springsteen: The Who's Roger Daltrey has a message for you

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Dear Boss:

Even if my life depended on it, I couldn't name one tune by the Who. But their lead singer Roger Daltrey rocks when he criticizes Britain's immigration policy that has "screwed British workers like they've never been screwed before."

Check out Daltrey's comments:

"I will never, ever forgive the Labour party for allowing this mass immigration with no demands put on what people should be paid when they come to this country. I will never forgive them for destroying the jobs of my mates, because they allowed their jobs to be undercut with stupid thinking on Europe, letting them all in, so they can live 10 to a room, working for Polish wages.

I've got nothing against the Poles at all, but that was a political mistake and it made me very angry. And the people who get it in the neck are the immigrants, and it's not their fault."

What about you? You're supposed to be a champion of America's blue-collar worker, and I'm wondering whether you would be willing to step up on behalf of the 20 million jobless Americans whose own search for a better life would virtually end if we gave work permits to 12 million illegal aliens and doubled legal immigration to 2 million people a year.

Earlier this month you participated in the 7th annual "Stand Up For Heroes" event that raises money for wounded combat veterans. How about standing up for those post-9/11 veterans whose unemployment rate is 10 percent? Do you think it fair they have to compete with illegal aliens for jobs after risking their lives for the country that has allowed you to achieve your level of success?

A day before the 2012 general election, you were in Wisconsin with President Obama to push his "Forward" message. What is so "forward" about allowing 7 million illegal aliens to keep their non-farming payroll jobs while millions of your fellow citizens go to bed at night wondering about how they will provide for their families?

If I'm wrong, say so, but it seems to me that the economic displacement of our own workers by a greed-driven immigration policy and the growing sense that ordinary citizens have no say in any of this perfectly reflect the message of anger and frustration heard in "Born in the USA."

Maybe that song needs to be rewritten, removing all references to Vietnam and replacing them with a federal government that has declared war on American workers at all skill levels.

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