Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Forum > News & Current Events
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

News & Current Events Discuss $6.3 trillion to fund amnesty? at the General Forum; The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2013, 12:10 PM
MrLiberty's Avatar
professional curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 24,672
Thanks: 14,530
Thanked 13,666 Times in 9,068 Posts
Default $6.3 trillion to fund amnesty?

Quote:
The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government's vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to dozens of welfare programs ranging from housing assistance to food stamps.

The report was obtained in advance by Fox News.

"No matter how you slice it, amnesty will add a tremendous amount of pressure on America's already strained public purse," Robert Rector, the Heritage scholar who prepared the report, said in a statement.

The study is already coming under criticism from some groups and economists who challenge its assumptions, claiming the legalization would help fuel economic growth. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, though, defended the study ahead of its release Monday morning.

Read more: Study pegs cost of immigration bill?s mass legalization at $6.3 trillion | Fox News
No matter what congress does in regards to immigration, we the people are going to take it up the arse once again.
__________________
I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom?

William Wallace
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MrLiberty For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2013, 02:12 PM
faithful_servant's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Beautiful conservative Central Oregon
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,291
Thanks: 6,030
Thanked 8,054 Times in 5,528 Posts
Default Re: $6.3 trillion to fund amnesty?

I think that one thing that the vast majority of Americans could agree on is the idea of "If you're an immigrant and you aren't working or going to school, then you need to go home to whatever country you came from." If Congress really wanted to push through immigration reform, this should be the very first line in the bill. Let's start with getting the basic rules right and enforced equally. Simple stuff like:

If you came into this country illegally, then you need to go home and return legally before we consider any requests form beyond protection from criminal harm.

If you can't support yourself and/or your children, then you need to go back to your home country.

If you break our laws, you go back to your home country after you have paid the penalty for your criminal actions.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
$63, amnesty, fund, trillion

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0