Everything considered, this is a reasonable question. In spite of our President's apologies and our First Lady's lack of pride in the United States of America, multiple records have shown that we have been, and still are, the most generous people ever to have populated this earth.
How has this been possible? Well, first, we were richly blessed with a continent that provided abundant natural resources, and then with a government whose founders, many believe, were divinely inspired. No nation has ever invited others to their shores as we have and then invited them to come in and dine at our tables. And it has been a good thing in the establishment of our nation.
But there must be reason in all things. Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, who has seen much come and go during her 91 years, has sounded an alarm in Investor's Business Daily, calling attention to the fact that apparently no one is totaling up the financial costs of our hospitality.
Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation
testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (which performs neither function), that the lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits to the 3.9 million immigrants covered under the President's new "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents" program will cost $1.3 TRILLION.
This was confirmed by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who told Congress on Feb. 11 that immigrants who haven't paid any taxes or who used fake Social Security numbers will nevertheless be able to claim back refunds under the "Earned Income Tax Credit" provision once they get new Social Security numbers under Obama's amnesty program. Koskinen said that he doesn't know how much these tax refunds will cost and that the White House never checked with him before announcing the amnesty.
We are told that most immigrants are members of hard-working families, and do not depend upon welfare for assistance. But the fact is that most welfare benefits go to households with children, headed by low-income adults with less than a 10th grade education, and that the average Somali immigrant mother, for example, has six children. So "means-tested" benefits are required in a civilized society such as ours, which includes food stamps, school lunch (and breakfast), Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, etc., etc.
The agency charged with approving the applications for Obama's new amnesty program is getting ready for more than 800,000 applications in just the first couple of months, consisting of at least 4 million pieces of mail. And, just to make it "fair," all applications are supposed to be opened in the presence of two workers; one with a "secret" security clearance!
Minnesota now has the largest population of Somalis outside of Somalia, estimated to be between 60,000 and 70,000, and the average Somali mother has six children. Nashville has the largest Kurdish population outside of Kurdistan. Under Obama's current immigration plan, California's Hispanic population is almost equal to the white population, and almost 50% of babies born in California are Hispanic. The Pew Research Center reports that by this fall, white children will be in the minority in our public school system!
So why are we doing this. Are our members of Congress—over half of whom are already millionaires—really that concerned about the welfare of the less fortunate? Surveys show that the two factors everyday Americans are most concerned about are jobs and voter fraud. Since the year 2000, according to federal data, the U.S. has accepted two new immigrants for each additional job created. So jobs are already non-existent for most of the immigrants, with millions more on the way. Thus, the necessity of increased welfare benefits becomes obvious.
But expert witnesses have testified that once the amnestied immigrants are given Social Security numbers and driver's licenses, there will be no way to stop them from registering to vote.
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