The RINOs are, well, not exactly roaring but making whatever angry sounds that a RINO can make about the Heritage Foundation $6.3 trillion pricetag for the Gang of Eight illegal invader, er, alien, er, undocumented worker reform. Read this nifty piece of angst at Townhall. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2013/05/06/conservatives-hi...
The argument being made by proponents of demographic partition is that Heritage scored this statically and did not take into account economic growth attributable to immigration.
According to Townie Kevin Glass;
"The principal criticism of the Heritage study is precisely that it does not take into account the effects of immigration on economic growth. Conservatives in the past have criticized economic modeling for leaving out projections of economic growth - on tax cuts, for example - but some are defending the Heritage Foundation's methodology."
Now, I am unsure how you can take economic growth into account, as the aliens are already here and working and so there will be no net change. Certainly they will not start paying taxes, as the bottom half of the income rolls do not currently do so. And there will be no increase in sales taxes or whatnot. Will they suddenly start spending more money here? Will they suddenly embrace the joys of consumerism and the American way? Somebody please explain to me how one single solitary thing will change - except that more will come. And certainly more will vote Democrat.
I suppose the reasoning is that the chain migration that will follow will help the economy grow, but why should it? The newcomers will be here because of their family member who was already here, and the social welfare programs will be open to them. Even if they work the question must be asked; how many gardeners, janitors, maids, farm workers, and general maintenance can the country support? We are not going to get the people we need here, but simply more laborers. We will be getting the poor from Latin America. Now, when the country was being built that was fine; there was a labor shortage. But today we have native born Americans who can't get jobs as painters or gardeners or janitors and want them while we plan to bring even more cheap labor into this country. It will not spur economic growth but rather greater malaise.
It should be pointed out that we are in a period of largely stagnant economic growth, and the inclusion of more people will simply add to the welfare rolls. We cannot expect the economy to improve by adding more takers to our swollen safety hammock.
And, as I argued years ago at American Thinker, the Antebellum South illustrated the weak-growth nature of undervalued human capital; cheap labor may be attractive to employers but in the end is a drag on economic growth. www.americanthinker.com/2006/04/plantation_america.html
This is a wishful-thinking argument on the part of the Establishment Republican wing. Desperate to coax Hispanic voters to love them, they think this amnesty will be their ticket to electoral success. But Ronald Reagan actually lost Hispanic votes after he signed an amnesty, and there is little reason to think that the GOP will pick up any good will now. It's just a matter of the Republican insiders not knowing what to do and believing the lie told by the media and Democrats. It's a trap, and they are walking right into it.
And let us not forget the meat packers and other business types who salivate after this cheap labor.
In the end Heritage is going to be proven more right than wrong here, but then it will be too late for us all; the Democrats will have created an insurmountable voting block by stealing money from the productive and giving it to invaders, and then the fools who criticized Heritage will be at a complete loss as to how that happened.
As Joseph Stalin said "when we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope". There are some on our side who would do likewise..
Americans refuse to believe it, but nations can and do die. That naive notion is easily disproved; take a look at Lebanon, which had an unique culture, one not at all like the Islamic hell-holes in the rest of the Middle East. Out of humanitarian impulses they invited the Palestinian refugees into their country, and soon Lebanon became a base for terrorism and endless warfare. Civil war ensued, and eventually Syria invaded to maintain order. Lebanon is now a traditional Islamic sewer pit, and the Christians and Jews who once lived their harmoniously with native Muslims are now solidly in the minority. Lebanon lost its culture because of excessive immigration.
America is particularly vulnerable because we are not a traditional nation of common ethnicity, common religion, common culture but a polyglot, a creation of the mind and voluntary allegiance. It depends on enculturation for its very existence. We live in a time when few people believe in America any longer, and we are inviting in millions of people who do not believe and have no intention of believing.
And there are people who are fine with that - including Republicans.
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