Those are unrelated issues. Even if we close down the borders, a substantial portion of the adult population of the US will be getting some kind of gummint check and their will be nobody to do the low end labor that incidentlayy contributes to FICA even if it doesn't contribute any federal income taxes. To say that we must turn our back on that which made us great and that which is right and at the core of our idieology because we are giving away too much money in the form of entitlements implies that entitlements are okay as long as immigrants are not collecting them among other things. Now if you want to control our borders merely to keep the riff raff out, then say it. What pisses me off is when people call it "patriotic" to demand that we exclude people who are EXACTLY like their ancestors who got in.
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I say, throw open the borders, but end all entitlement spending. Things will sort themself out real quick as all the people on goobernent assistance suddenly realize that they can mow lawns, scrub toilets, roof houses, etc. after all.
We should also end minimum wage laws. It's minimum wage laws that are allowing illegal aliens to underprice American labor.
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I feel we should do the opposite. Lower wages sure, but be more stringent in guarding our borders, deport illegals, and close up any laws allowing them to simply drag their entire extended family from overseas simply because they have one US born child here. Only when job availability exceeds those wiling to work should we open up our borders again in order to fill that job demand.
I simply don't feel a massive inflow of immigrants is helpful if they make all the money here, but send most of it overseas to be spent there, in other nation's economy.
Let's just assume that we open our borders and invite everybody and their extended family over. All their in-laws, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Then consider what would happen if all their relatives were brought over as well. Considering the total population of the world(11 billion), how long do you suppose that could continue until things get ugly? How long before you or I or our families have to work for a nickel an hour because labor is so cheap and plentiful that there's a vicious competition for who's willing to work for the lowest bidder? Don't want to do construction work for a nickel an hour, 16 hours a day? Fine, there's billions more where you came from.
Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
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