Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Republican National Committee Immigration recommendations would mean TRILLIONS in additional tax burden

A very interesting post from www.NumbersUSA.com about the RNC's new immigration recommendation. This follows this post about lobbying the Senate when illegal aliens (non-citizens) are influencing the Senate itself! This follows this post about U.S. Catholic bishops increasing poverty among America's poor. This follows this post about the release of illegal alien criminals from jails. This follows this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! For more about what is happening in the nation now click here and you can read two very interesting books HERE.

Republican National Committee recommendations would mean TRILLIONS in additional tax burden.

A Republican National Committee report states:

"...we must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform..."

"...We also believe that comprehensive immigration reform is consistent with Republican economic policies that promote job growth and opportunity for all..."

The report was authored by Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas, and Glenn McCall.

You can send the authors feedback here. You can also comment on the media's coverage of the report on most of your preferred media websites and blogs.

The authors do not specify what kind of "comprehensive immigration reform" they think the GOP should champion but the phrase usually means (1) amnesty for illegal aliens; and (2) increases in legal immigration above the current one million per year.

Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation says the comprehensive immigration proposal of the Gang of 8 could cost as much or more than the $2.6 trillion estimated cost of the defeated 2007 Bush/McCain/Kennedy bill. That works out to $8,280 per American, or $33,000 for a family of four.

According to Rector, American taxpayers already pay $89.1 billion in taxes for 4.5 million low-skilled (parent did not complete high school) households containing 15.9 million immigrants (both legal and illegal). Immigrant men are more likely than U.S.-born men to have a job, but because immigrant men tend to earn less, their families are more likely to use one or more form of welfare assistance. ("Immigrants in the United States: A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population," Camarota, 2012).

In "GOP Can't Win Latinos Over Immigration," National Journal corresponded Matthew Cooper makes a convincing case that saddling Americans with trillions of dollars of tax burden would do little to improve the GOP's standing with Latino voters.

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