Oblivious to Reality, Obama Denies Inevitable Economic Damage of Amnesty Decree
The debate continues. Is Obama the most shameless liar ever to occupy the White House? Or is he delusional to the point of psychosis? It must be one or the other:
President Barack Obama claimed that illegal immigrants do not burden taxpayers and are not a drain on public resources.
This bizarre proclamation was made during an NPR interview in which Obama denounced Americans who want to preserve their country and its territorial integrity as “nativists.”
“If you’re concerned that somehow illegal immigrants are a drain on resources and forcing, you know, Americans to pay for services for these folks, well, every study shows that’s just not the case,” Obama claimed. “Generally, these folks don’t use a lot of services, and my executive action specifically is crafted so that they’re not a drain on taxpayers; instead, they’re going to be paying taxes, and we can make sure that they are.”
Yeah right. Meanwhile, in a faraway universe called Reality:
A comprehensive 2012 Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report, though, found that that households headed by illegal immigrants were more likely to be on a welfare program than those headed by U.S.-born Americans or legal immigrants, which means that U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants were more likely to be in poverty and dependent on government. In Texas, 58% of households headed by illegal immigrants on a welfare program. In California and Illinois, 55% were.” The report found that “nationally, illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for 9.9 percent of all persons in poverty, compared to their 4.9 percent share of nation’s total population.”
Illegal immigrants were also more likely to be uninsured. According to the study, “14.6 percent of all uninsured persons in the United States are estimated to be illegal aliens or the young children of illegal immigrants.” And in states like Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas, the impact was “much larger,” according to the report: “In Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas, roughly one-fourth of the uninsured are illegal immigrants and their children. In New Jersey, Washington, and North Carolina roughly one-fifth of the uninsured are illegal immigrants.”
That’s okay. We can put them all on ObamaCare, as Joe Wilson famously knew would happen.
It isn’t just that Obama’s amnestied illegals and the new flood of Third World colonists they will inspire will constitute a crushing economic blow via the welfare apparatus, in accordance with the Cloward-Piven strategy. Dear Leader has other ways of making us miserable.
Furthermore, illegal immigrants negatively impact wages, especially those of low-income Americans attempting to climb the economic ladder. As Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has repeatedly pointed out, “Harvard professor George Borjas determined that high levels of immigration from 1980 through 2000 resulted in a 7.4% wage reduction for workers without a high school diploma. Similarly, he found current immigration policy resulted in a net wage loss of $402 billion for workers competing directly with immigrant labor.”
Obama’s hostility to the American people could not be more obvious if he showed up on the golf course in a Che Guevara shirt. Yet nearly half the population continues to chew its cud contentedly as it stares glassy-eyed at the television that hyped him into power, not even objecting.
On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.