It is all… about… the… money.….
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has held private talks on immigration with Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy. President Barack Obama’s emissaries have spoken with House GOP leadership about an overhaul. Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have also chatted on the House floor about immigration.
It sometimes seems like House Republicans are in their own universe when it comes to rewriting the nation’s immigration laws. But since late last year, key House Republicans have been meeting with House and Senate Democrats as they try to reach a deal.
The talks haven’t led to any agreement on hugely controversial issues like a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But they provide a window into the urgency — and high stakes — surrounding the immigration reform debate.
These are far from formal negotiations, and essentially amount to private information trading between Capitol power players.
But the sideline chats illustrate that House Republicans — long skittish about tackling the hot-button issue — aren’t exactly acting in a vacuum. Even if Senate Democrats don’t have a seat at the House Republican table, they have an idea where the chamber is heading. Cross-party and cross-chamber talks — no matter how limited the scope — show leading figures in both parties are serious about finding common ground. But it’s not clear whether these quiet discussions will lead to a breakthrough.
Schumer has been particularly busy. In 2013, the New York Democrat — who led immigration negotiations in the Senate — approached Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and the pair have met four times since then, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks. They spoke about other issues as well — ice fishing and Asian carp — but immigration reform was high on the docket.
Let’s see we have 1. Democrats- who win with guaranteed votes for a lifetime, I get that. 2. Business- which needs low cost labor to fill the gaps. 3. Republicans- who do not have a dog in this fight but keep insisting they need to “turn” illegals into Republicans (how is an unknown). 4. Illegals- who want the American dream and not pay taxes and get free stuff from the government– a great gig if you can get it!
Doesn’t make sense until you start putting together other factors. Here are the biggest as I see them.
1. We are growing older and not replacing- through birthrate- the people who are now going ONTO THE DOLE! When Social Security started the rate of workers to retired was something like 16 to 1. Now its more like four or five to one. Which means soon it will not pay for itself and fall on the government to borrow more money, or tax people at a higher rate, in order to pay for the larger demand.
This leads to the next reason why politicians want more taxpayers via the illegal immigration process. If you can get to the money moved around under the table in the American economy you can seize a lot of revenue for the government. And remember the government will survive at all costs.
2. Americans are unwilling to work in low wage jobs. There is some truth to that. There are a lot of Americans, of all colors and backgrounds, eagerly choosing not to work. They get benefits from the government at such a rate that going to work in a low end job is actually a net loss to their income stream. I agree with them. Until the money runs out, I can understand why they aren’t working. However, the money is running out- and the politicians know this. The game is about up. But instead of being honest and pulling in the reigns of government, they are trying to find a way to get more money- cheaply. Thus the illegals.
3. Shortage of labor in general. Why are we saying we need another twenty million people to keep the economy going? Because we killed that many in the last thirty years. Those missing people would be in the workforce generating income and being a tax base (remember this is ALL ABOUT TAX REVENUE). The people aren’t there because we killed an estimated fifty-five million unborn. Talk about unintended consequences. Instead of fifty-five million American citizens born here, raised here, educated here with an idea of what it is like to be a citizen in America, we are now asking third world socialist raised uneducated people to come here and work (and abuse the system and commit crime..but whatever..). And they will bring all the trouble from their world into ours.
Just dumb. And I mean DUMB!
I know this, you know this, yet Paul Ryan still tries to sell it to us. Why? It is about the money…or lack thereof. At this point I want to share the best example of how bad it really is by posting Bill Whittle’s excellent video about the vote pump. He shows on screen the reason why all politicians are lying to you and me and are working together. Things are really bad and they don’t want you to realize it.
Amazingly, that was not the only address in Atlanta where this kind of thing was going on…
The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
And here are some more examples from around the country where huge numbers of fraudulent tax refunds were being sent to a single address…
Oxnard, California; 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874.
Raleigh, North Carolina; 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212.
Phoenix, Arizona; 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302.
San Jose, California; 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027.
Arvin, California; 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.
Overall, it has been estimated that 2 million illegal immigrants file fraudulent tax returns each year and that they are pulling in more than 4 billion dollars in tax refunds each year that they are not entitled to.
So why doesn’t the IRS do something about this?
Worse, politicians are willing to sacrifice American citizens over this. Instead of being honest- and maybe threatening their jobs and power- they will lie and twist. They all do it. I wrote a book about this time years ago. In it, the Congress goes along with an illegal effort by the President because they knew the end was near and their Ponzi scheme was about to crumble. Here is Whittle’s video.
Bottom line is this. We will see illegal immigration passed. It will not deal with the illegals, but will try to “capture” their money. They don’t care about the losses of jobs for American citizens- those citizens will just go on the dole and become steady democrat voters. The Republicans will get the money from the businesses and although they may never grab the Presidency again, they will have the House and states. Hey, as long as you are at the food trough, whether you eat seventy percent or thirty percent, it is all still free and powerful.
And that’s the truth of it.