Some people are just willing to murder our citizens. Normal Americans just aren’t willing to do it, I guess. Here’s the next topic in the Huckabee stump speech.
Tag: Illegal Immigration
Not sure why this bugs me so much, because it should be expected by now, but apparently I’m not a quick study. I do, however, find myself more and more perturbed with our “new kind of politics” Presidential contender.
Obama tells La Raza in a speech the other day:
“Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year. Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk – because I walked,” Mr. Obama said at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention in Miami Beach. “I didn’t run away from the issue, and I didn’t just talk about it in front of Latino audiences.”
The Illinois Democrat said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t see since the struggle for civil rights.”
I’m sorry, but BULLS***, BULLS***, BULLS***.
The REAL debate had absolutely nothing to do with racism. I’m sure there were racists saying racist things, but that wasn’t part of the debate, and Obama knows that. The debate was over a lot of things: national sovereignty, border security, language and culture, economics, but most of all it was about the American Public’s decided lack of trust in Mr. Obama’s august political body to do what they say they are going to do. They believed the Government 20 years ago when Reagan pushed for an amnesty plan, and luckily their memory was long enough not to fall for it again. By saying that all the detractors on the immigration bill are racists is 100% “running away from the issue.”
Connection to the civil rights issue is completely fabricated. African Americans in the Jim Crow era were citizens, and had been in the country for generations. Comparing their plight to the plight of millions of people sneaking over the border is insulting to the social injustice resulting in the Civil Rights movement. No one denies the humanity of the issue, or the fact that those coming over the border are for the most part hard-working decent people, or the obvious fact that they should be treated decently. But pretending that securing the border is “racist” is just childish.
Any semblance of hope that this guy is anything more than an empty suit who writes well, is long gone.
While searching for the video that Johnny posted on about a week or so ago titled, “Hot Topics on Immigration Law,” which has apparently been removed, I ran across this:
I totally agree with Rector’s take on immigration
There is one previous study of the fiscal impact of low-skill immigrants: the National Academy of Sciences’ 1997 New Americans study. The findings in that study match those of Heritage research: immigrants without a high school degree imposed a substantial net cost on the taxpayer, and the initial fiscal burden was so severe that it was not erased by the earnings and taxes of subsequent generations. Even when the net taxes paid by the immigrants’ descendents over the next 300 years (roughly 10 generations) were estimated, the net present value to the taxpayer of low-skill immigrants remained slightly negative.
The Heritage studies in question show that while college-educated immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits, low-skill immigrants do not. The best public policy would encourage the more high-skill and less low-skill immigration. Unfortunately, S. 1348 moves in the opposite direction.
The faulty logic behind the rhetoric about illegal immigrants, that is, that “Immigrants do jobs that Americans aren’t willing to do”, sticks out with these attempts at amnesty. Once illegal immigrants become Americans, won’t they categorically be unwilling to do the jobs they used to do? The only solution is to import 12 million or so NEW illegals to fill up these new empty positions.
Check out the last 1:30 of the video, which I first found on The Corner…