Like Benghazi Lies, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” Unraveling

From the Washington Times: 

The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
Driving the costs in the Heritage report are simple demographics: Illegal immigrants are more likely to lack a high school education, and more than a third of households headed by illegal immigrants live below the poverty line, meaning those households consume more in services than they pay in taxes. …

Sen. Marco Rubio, Gang of 8, Comprehensive immigration reformOver the course of a lifetime, that works out to each illegal immigrant-led household taking $592,000 more in government benefits than would be paid in taxes, said Robert Rector, the report’s chief author.

“This should be considered a minimum estimate,” Mr. Rector and co-author Jason Richwine wrote. “It probably understates real future costs because it undercounts the number of unlawful immigrants and dependents who will actually receive amnesty and underestimates significantly the future growth in welfare and medical benefits.”

Some people like former MS governor Haley Barbour accuse Heritage of putting out a purely political document designed to scare conservatives in Congress. I say “be afraid. Be very afraid.” I thought Sen. Rubio had caught on to the fact that he is being played by Chuckie Schumer, but I keep hearing the ads (video of ad in the link) he made promoting the so-called “Gang of 8” “comprehensive immigration reform” (read “obfuscate the reality by overwhelming everyone with complexity” bill) for The American Action Network, a group formed by “former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and GOP donor and activist Fred Malek,” according to the Newsmax article linked in this paragraph.

Please check out Shades of Obamacare. DHS Admits It’s Not Ready to Secure the Border. describing the admission by the Department of Homeland Security that they are not ready to comply with the border security requirements contained in the bill. Shades of Obamacare, and we know how well that’s working out.

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  1. Just heard that Rubio commercial on my trusty radio concerning immigration, again. I couldn’t put my finger on it before, but now I think I’ve nailed it. The announcer says: “Bold..Very Conservative”. “Very Conservative”? Are you kidding me? That’s what Romney said before he lost the election. Being ‘”very conservative” is like being ” a little bit pregnant”, only you know what’s coming next.

    “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln

    Look, here’s the problem with selling ‘Immigration reform’: The last ‘immigration reform’ was supposed to fix this problem “once and for all”- “a one time amnesty”. Now they are coming back for more. They lied. Once we were lied to, you can never, ever, try to sell us on the ‘this will fix it forever’ canard. You can’t ‘fix’ something that was supposed to be fixed last time and never was. Go back to the last ‘Amnesty’ bill- enforce its provisions, and get back to us.

    Anything short of that is diluting my vote- whether it be now or in 20 years, In short, I don’t believe anything you tell me until you fix the border like you said you would back in 1986 or so.

    Lie to once, shame on you. Lie to me twice, shame on me.

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