Skip to comments.There’s A Whole Lot Of AI Going On Around Here
Posted on 08/01/2018 5:56:46 AM PDT by NOBO2012
If left to their own devices Progressives will always tell you definitively who they are and what they believe; then they will follow their irrational beliefs to their illogical conclusions.
Exhibit A (via Victory Girls):
Trump, however, has it exactly backwards: The solution to Americas immigration problems is open borders, under which the United States imposes no immigration restrictions at all. If the U.S. adopts this policy, the benefits will far outweigh the costs.
Legalize ALL immigration
Illegal immigration will disappear, by definition. Much commentary on immigration Trump and fellow travelers aside suggests that legal immigration is good and that illegal immigration is bad. So, legalize all immigration.
Government will then have no need to define or interpret rules about asylum, economic hardship, family reunification, family separation, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and so on. When all immigration is legal, these issues are irrelevant.
The question of fairness about who enters first those who waited in line or those who entered illegally disappears. Amnesty for existing illegal immigrants also becomes a non-issue. Or an open borders policy could require anyone who entered illegally to exit the country for exactly five minutes and then re-enter legally.
Think about the money we could save and make
Expenditure on immigration enforcement would shrink to nothing, because open borders means no walls, fences, screening at airports, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), deportations, detention centers or immigration courts. A 2013 report estimated that immigration enforcement cost more than $18 billion annually, and standard indicators suggest costs have grown further since then.
They will send their best
The governments fiscal balance could actually improve with more legal immigrants earning income and paying taxes in America. And under open borders, any added immigration will plausibly come from those with even higher skills and incomes, who faced weaker incentives to immigrate when faced with the burden of current restrictions.
Expenditure on the welfare state will contract because even if immigrants vote for welfare spending, existing residents will vote for less generous benefits when they believe these accrue to recent immigrants.
Ay yi yi!
Thats never gonna work Lucy!!
Theres lots more for after youve had your covfefe. For now allow me to point out that this drivel was written by Jeffery Miron, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. ECONOMICS for crying out loud! At first I thought Mr. Miron was writing satire along the lines of Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal but alas, hes serious.
Clearly the esteem that is bequeathed to academics is misguided. Do you know who else (besides Nobel Prize in economics winner, Paul Krugman) is an economist? Little Ms. SJW and Democratic Socialist of-the-moment Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez:
Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University, majoring in economics and international relations, and later worked for Senator Ted Kennedy's office where she focused on immigration issues.
After graduation, she returned home and became a community organizer. However, with the recession taking hold, along with the financial issues her family faced after her father's death in 2008 from cancer, Ocasio-Cortez took multiple low-wage restaurant jobs to help keep them afloat.
Note that took multiple low-wage restaurant jobs to keep her family afloat is political spin for she couldnt even hack it as a community organizer so she went back to tending bar for tips.
If after reading this you still dont think theres an education bubble you are either not really trying or you are a Progressive.
Theres a whole lot of AI going on around here.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
I could ALMOST go along with open borders, IF we could end the giveaway and entitlement programs we have here. It’s suicide.
Hell, entitlements have bankrupted us already. We don’t need the entire world coming here for ‘free stuff.’
In any case the people migrating here from foreign $#!+holes will bring the cultures with them that turned countries into cesspits. The whole country could be an open air latrine like San Fransicko. Something to look forward to.
Of course I am being facetious, but let's see if they accept open borders with the new rules. I mean if we are going to accept one form of lawlessness then let's except all forms.
A long time ago PJ ORourke wrote an article comparing Venice Italy to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Bottom Line - The Venetian was better because it lacked the decay and stench of the original Venice. He then pivoted to immigration saying that immigrants should only bring folk dancing and food with them and leave everything else back home. It sounded a little radical almost 30 years ago, but now I think he nailed it!
I have this nightmare picture of an open border and masses fleeing Venezuela for the socialist giveaways of the US.
what the leftists seek simply IS the destruction of America
Simply put - they are the enemy
it will continue as they get more “arrogant and stupid” - that will bring about their demise
“I could ALMOST go along with open borders, IF we could end the giveaway and entitlement programs we have here. Its suicide.”
I am sorry but that - your idea - is just as suicidal as the idiot professor’s at Harvard.
If our borders were simply open, how many millions from around the world do you think would hold back and NOT jump at the ability to just automatically come here?
End the giveaway and entitlement programs but still require disease checks. These people who we would thus turn into legal immigrants are bringing diseases into this country which we had previously pretty much wiped out here and those same disease ridden once illegals now legals will keep bringing them in. Now we have invincible tuberculosis in the country and the jungle diseases of central America are showing up.
With no possibility of government assistance open borders would not be the Democrat base to total and eternal power. Without vetting and disease checks the cuontry will become an African medical case.
Without the freebies we would get no more gimmes unless the religious orgs take up the slack which they cannot but for the huge payments the government gives them for housing the captured and redistributed illegals. All that has to end, too.
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