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Rubio: Economy Will Benefit From Immigration Bill
WSJ Blog ^ | 4-18-2013 | Sara Murray

Posted on 04/19/2013 8:45:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Sen. Marco Rubio sought to blunt a wave of criticism from the conservative Heritage Foundation Thursday with a letter touting the economic benefits of immigration.

On Monday, the Florida Republican met with David Addington, group vice president of research at Heritage, and just days later the think tank >slammed the senator’s immigration proposal as a costly “amnesty” program.

In a letter to Mr. Addington Thursday, Mr. Rubio said immigration would ultimately be a boon to the economy. Under the Senate plan, future immigrants would be evaluated more frequently based on their skills and employment prospects, which would help promote economic growth, Mr. Rubio wrote.

I am keenly aware that there will be budgetary impacts when illegal immigrants begin to access citizenship beginning 13 years after immigration reform is enacted,” Mr. Rubio wrote. “However, I also believe that immigration reform…will improve the labor market, increase entrepreneurship and create jobs, leading to a net increase in economic growth and reducing the deficit.”

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderwars; obamasboyrubio; rubio
Rubio has gone to the dark side. Check out the whole article.

I (We) don't buy into your argument.

1 posted on 04/19/2013 8:45:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
Sure it will!

Cheap Mexican Slave Labor makes the Chamber of Commerce Happy!

2 posted on 04/19/2013 8:46:27 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rubio: Economy Will Benefit From Immigration Bill

His immigration bill would allow for even more Chechen terrorists to move on in the the US.

Hey Marco. How exactly does Beslan in Boston benefit our economy?


3 posted on 04/19/2013 8:47:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just say NO!
4 posted on 04/19/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

good point

kill this immigration bill


5 posted on 04/19/2013 8:48:10 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Mary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rubio now defines “The US Economy” as the Federal governemnt, large corporations and the financial class. He specifically defines “the US Economy” to NOT include 70% to 80% of the working age population in this country presently.

He is a lost cause, Crist would have been useless, but at least not actively maliciously attacking the American people’s financial security.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Sir Napsalot

How many more Chechen immigrants will be admitted?


7 posted on 04/19/2013 8:48:51 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I had high hopes for Senator Rubio, but he has lost my support now. Any deal that involves Schumer is bad for America. Rush tried to tell him that yesterday, and he rejected it.

We need fighters, not appeasers.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by Bell407Pilot
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To: Sir Napsalot

If more laborers means growth (duh), then just stop the abortions. Those people would be culturally American (if they weren’t indoctrinated in public schools).

How many workers is social security short? 50 Million.
How many abortions? Yeah, you guessed it.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Sir Napsalot

Marco is all in. In so deep he can’t get out. He’s riding this flamer to the ground.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

He has jumped the shark... I’m done with him


11 posted on 04/19/2013 8:52:30 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The democrats love public works projects. Not a single one of us would be against a public works project to build a double fence along the entire Mexican border and on our side of the Rio Grande.

I’ve been to Israel and have seen the wall that Ariel Sharon put up. It has kept people safe and has kept the criminal element out. The Great Wall of China did the same and also the wall the Dutch put up to keep out the Indians (how Wall Street got its name).


12 posted on 04/19/2013 8:55:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Jeff Chandler

How many more Chechen immigrants will be admitted?
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...and given US citizenship and benefits. I’m beginning to hope that Rubio emigrates to Chechnya!!

And to think that I supported this dufus and contributed to his campaign. Maybe Rubio should emigrate to Chechnya to join his friends?


13 posted on 04/19/2013 8:55:45 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sir Napsalot

So what if he has? And he has..

Plenty of Freepers assured us we have to vote GOP no matter what. In this case It would likely be because a Dem would do the same thing but it’s OK when the GOP guy does it. Because it’s better for America.

Hey don’t ask me to explain their idiocy. Just passing on all the crap thrown at me and others in the last few months....


14 posted on 04/19/2013 8:57:04 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot

He’s drowning and he knows it. He sounded almost panicky yesterday on Rush’s show.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 8:57:46 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just another pretender!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sir Napsalot

No amnesty!! Not now not ever.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 9:01:50 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All
Don't miss this thread.

Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions (Rubio version)

18 posted on 04/19/2013 9:04:31 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sounds like he made a sweetheart deal and drank the Kool-Aid.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 9:04:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Jeff Chandler
How many more Chechen immigrants will be admitted?

Don't give him so much wiggle room. How many more Muslim immigrants will be admitted? - that should be the question.

20 posted on 04/19/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yeah, right! Food Stamp use, Welfare (TANF), unemployment checks......we will be TRILLIONS more in debt if they push amnesty through.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 9:18:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Sir Napsalot

We’re going to have to name this bill after Rubio. Rubiocare or something.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

rubenesty?


23 posted on 04/19/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m really wondering when Mark Levin is going to let go of his love for Marco and stop supporting him as a political candidate. Really, Levin doesn’t support this amnesty bill, but he still talks like he’ll endorse Rubio in future elections to the end. He says Rubio is conservative on everything else. Sorry to say Mark, his gang of 8 actions negate all the good he’s done, just like a murderer doesn’t escape prison, just because he did a lot of good before killing.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

Mark says lotsa good things. Then he caves on Romney, now Rubio.

It is what it is.


25 posted on 04/19/2013 9:43:26 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart; Windy City Conservative
What you said.

This is really disheartening, isn't it?

26 posted on 04/19/2013 9:53:18 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yes but I accept that most so called conservatives are not who or what they say they are. And I accept that thanks to them, the Rinos and dems have free rein.

If that was not the case, they would not say one thing and do another. Principles DO matter. And after it all comes apart, hopefully people of principle can salvage what remains from the people that threw it all away.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot

That’s one of the bigger lies he’s told...if immigration helped the economy, why then, with the gates wide open for the last 20 years aren’t we doing great!!!!???

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009500/posts?page=36#36


28 posted on 04/19/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Marco has let his brain be Chucked.

He has lost all capability of logical thought processes.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 10:29:51 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Sir Napsalot
If this was the 1950s I would probably agree with Rubio. It use to be sane nations sought after relatively young and hard working immigrants to come here to fill skill shortages. But these days I imagine an immigrant has just as much chance of coming here for the golden social welfare benefits as much as coming here to work hard. I just don't buy the argument, and certainly not from the “throw open our borders” crowd.
30 posted on 04/19/2013 10:51:35 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: KC_Lion

Funny that with 8% unemployment that this crowd still has the gaul to claim we have jobs only immigrants will do.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 10:54:16 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: biff

McConell put Rubio in the Gang of 8. Rubio is just fronting the old Chamber of Commerce amnesty lobby. Nothing new here, just a new spokesman. Big money in amnesty and the beltway GOP has no problem pimping us out to get it.


32 posted on 04/19/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT by lodi90
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