Thought ObamaCare was an unaffordable and an unsustainable entitlement that hasn’t even kicked in yet? You haven’t seen anything yet…for behold amnesty for illegal aliens, which makes socialized medicine look like a walk in the budget park.
According to a new Heritage Foundation study, granting amnesty to illegals would cost a whopping $6.3 trillion.
“Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers,” states the report by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
Not only would the federal deficit increase, but according to the study, the cost of benefits and services to millions of newly minted citizens would reach nearly $10 trillion.
“Over a lifetime, the former unlawful immigrants together would receive $9.4 trillion in government benefits and services and pay $3.1 trillion in taxes,” the report states. “They would generate a lifetime fiscal deficit (total benefits minus total taxes) of $6.3 trillion.”
Rector and Richwine took into account direct benefits, such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation, as well as means-tested welfare benefits, public education costs and population-based services in reaching their findings.
No wonder the Democrats are pushing so hard for the Gang of Eight bill, which will accelerate us to this kind of amnesty (despite what Marco Rubio and some others say). They’ll get these folks locked into government dependency and, of course, into voting Democrat. And then they’ll get their much sought-after permanent Democrat voting majority.
And remember: THAT’S the ultimate goal for them. The fundamental transformation of the country. Broke, and hopelessly socialist.
We need as many people on our side as wide awake and as determined to fight this as possible. Let’s go.
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