The intended cost of illegal immigration is to degrade the American Citizens economic independence in order to create more government dependency, more control over the populace and more power for the Political Elites.
The most nefarious cost of illegal immigration is that there are politicians using the situation of these well intended, hardworking, proud people as political pawns for their own political gain.
The current US immigration laws are ignored by politicians for political gain.
The real intended cost of illegal immigration includes the subversion of the rule of law. Government officials subvert the law when they intentionally ignore legal immigration laws to reward Illegal Immigrants for the politician's own political expediency.
We will "try to stop illegal immigrants at the border", but if they can make it past the border, they now have a free pass.
Just across the border is freedom and opportunity; free education, free food, free medical care and a free entitlement check at the expense of legal immigrant citizens. The reward for illegal immigration is greater than the risk or effort. (So, if first you don't succeed, you try and try again.)
We provide all the incentives for illegal immigration to help them make the tough decisions to leave their homeland and family; sometimes at great expense; and at great risk to their lives; to come to this foreign land. We then reward illegal immigration with government entitlements.
We penalize legal immigration by excessive costs and long approval delays.
We make it far too complex and cost-prohibitive for people to come here legally. We make it overwhelming easy to come here illegally in comparison.
Can we fault anyone for seeking a better lifestyle for themselves and their family? Given the obstructions of legal immigration; the hardships people are trying to escape and the incentives for illegal "immigration", honestly, what would you do? The doors are wide open. The invitation is extended.
Of course the debate over the real cost of illegal immigration needs to reflect compassion for Illegal Immigrants.
It is not someone's fault that he or she happened to be born into a poverty stricken situation. Likewise it is only the lotto of birth to have had the good fortune of being born into a better economic system and freedom.
If the situation was reversed, would we do the same? Can we really fault our neighbors for seeking a better life for themselves and their loved ones?
The illegal immigrants are not to blame for seeking a better lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones given all the incentives. It is those irresponsible, self-empowering politicians that should be held accountable for our economic and social collapse and loss of dignity of these proud people. It is the perverse politicians with ulterior motives that seek to incentivize the migration of illegal immigration and restrict legal immigration THAT ARE TO BLAME.
The tragedy of American compassion is the "The Left" encourages and uses the illegal immigrants to shore up their voting base; trampling on the dignity of these proud people.
The collateral cost of illegal immigration is the loss of dignity of the people the Left claims to help.
Most illegal immigrants come here with good intentions to work and create a better life for themselves and their family. It is the politicians engineering policies for the purpose of creating a permanent underclass dependent on government handouts that have turned many well intended illegal immigrants into government dependents.
ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX
Because of our "political correctness", we cannot talk honestly about solving the problem. Because of our "political correctness", and with the aid of the liberal main stream media, the "Left" gets away with conflating illegal immigration with legal immigration. Because of "political correctness", we provide all the incentives for immigrants to come here illegally; but illegal immigrants are "not allowed to work". As a result, as designed, they become dependent on the state for survival.
(Illegal Immigrant workers are pressured to use identity theft to obtain work, or work "under the table" and avoid paying taxes to the system they draw entitlements from. This income is not reported for the purposes of accessing welfare entitlement programs.)
For purposes of survival and to keep the "free" entitlements flowing; illegal immigrants overwhelmingly vote for the political party that advances policies expanding government handouts. (Illegal immigrants are not allowed to vote in US elections…?)
"The Left" counts on the expansion in the number of welfare programs and the growth in the numbers of welfare recipients to ensure an every growing bloc of voters voting for the interests of their own survival.
What seems to not be a concern to the "Politicians on the Left" is that the government welfare programs need to be funded at the private sector's legal citizens' expense. It is the private sector, legal citizens that are forced to pay for this ever expanding government welfare voting bribe program.
The real cost of illegal immigration on the private sector or the economy does not concern to the "Politicians on the Left".
In other words, the politicians of "The Left" take private sector resources that could have been used to create jobs and grow the economy, to buy the votes of the government handout recipients.
It is compassionate to want to support one, two, or a dozen social services. We are a compassionate people. The reality is; there are costs associated with our compassion. And in this case, the costs are not in the best interests of the recipients or the country. (Currently there are around 83 different overlapping welfare entitlement programs)
Buying votes by creating and expanding government dependency at the expense of the private sector is not compassion. It is only a symbol of compassion which only serves to impede the creation of jobs.
When the US economy implodes under the weight of its own massive out of control debt; who is going to be able to take care of those in need then?
The benefit of illegal immigration to the "Left" is that the larger the welfare state is, the more people there are that need to vote for their own survival interests.
There are many legal citizens on welfare. The goal of incentivizing illegal immigration is to expand the welfare state to secure a larger reliable voting bloc.
Illegal immigration extends to the debate over the necessity for a photo ID for voting.
Why is it that the politicians on "The Left" refuse to allow for the requirement to have a US photo ID before voting? They claim it disenfranchises the poor and the elderly.
The Left's incentive to subvert the integrity of the US voting process is another real cost of the illegal immigration.
The real intended cost of illegal immigration is masked in "words of compassion".
Is it really compassionate to allow people that are not citizens to vote for the political leaders whose policies are destroying the US economy? Is it really compassionate to allow people that are not citizens to vote for the political party that seeks to expand the welfare state at the expense of the economy? Is it really right to allow people that are not citizens to vote for the political party whose only interest in them is to secure a voting bloc in order to consolidate their party RULE over the rest of us?
"The Left" has no consideration for the economic devastation of their policies as long as they can secure this reliable voting bloc.
Does "The Left" really have compassion for the illegal immigrants, or is it really more about using these proud people as political pawns to secure a reliable voting bloc to cement their power?
Using words of compassion to substitute for real compassion clouds the debate over the real cost of illegal immigration.
Do you think that "The Left" would still be advocating for illegal immigration with such fervor if the illegal immigrants were going to vote for the "The Right"?
The illegal immigrants have their own survival interests to vote for because they are "not allowed to work" in any job and need to rely on US government handouts. Legal immigrants that have their own survival interests to look out for probably vote for policies of "The Right". That is why illegal immigration is rewarded and legal immigration is suppressed.
The real cost of illegal immigration hurts Illegal Immigrants the most.
The money that is made in the private sector economy is recourses that the consumers and producers use to perpetuate the free flow of goods and services and create jobs. When resources are taken out of the private sector economy to fund government pet projects and buy votes of the various interest groups, there are less economic resources left to perpetuate the free flow of goods and services and to create jobs.
When you keep raising taxes on individuals or businesses to expand an already bloated welfare state, you reduce the resources available to purchase goods and services. When you reduce the means to purchase goods and services, you reduce the demand for goods and services. When you reduce the demand for goods and services, you reduce job opportunities. When you reduce job opportunities, there is less money in the hands of the consumer which in turn leads to less goods and services being bought and fewer jobs available.
When you keep raising taxes on businesses to pay for government entitlements, you raise the cost of doing business. When the cost of doing business goes up because of government costs, you get prices that are artificially high at the market place. It is the consumer that is forced to pay the higher costs of doing business with higher prices at the market place.
When prices go up, there are fewer goods and services bought with the same amount of money. That means there is less demand for other goods and services…
When prices are higher than what the market will bear it reduces demand for goods and services. When you reduce demand for goods and services, you reduce job opportunities. When you reduce job opportunities you reduce money in the pockets of the consumer. When you reduce money in the pockets of consumers, you reduce demand for goods and services. And so the downward spiral is engaged.
"The Left" in its enthusiasm to regulate and increase taxes on businesses does not care about or intends to create the negative effects of their policies to create government dependencies so they can buy votes at the remaining tax payers expense to expand their own political voting base. These actions have intended consequences.
If "The Right" tries to reign in the expansion of the welfare system on principle of what is the greater good for the country; "The Right" is demonized by "The Left" for being heartless and racists with the enthusiastic help of "The Left Wing Media".
The real cost of illegal immigration has a domino effect of disastrous consequences. When you overwhelm the private sector with the expenses hoisted upon it by an ever growing, more costly, more inefficient, ever meddling public sector; the inevitable result is a bankrupt private sector that can't afford to be compassionate.
Just as any private citizen has a household budget to remain solvent, so does the private sector. The private sector only has a budget for limited government spending in relation to the private sector economy. It is not right that the government grow the cost of the welfare state at the expense of the private sector and dictate what the private sector's budget should be. This, while the government refuses to submit their own balanced budget.
Compassion is "a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering." (Dictionary.com)
"If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime". (Lao Tzu) That is true compassion.
It is far more compassionate to help more people to have more job opportunities by helping them have more money in their pockets to buy more goods and services, to create a better lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones by reducing the costs of the welfare state on the job creators in the private sector.
"The Right" supports the private sector and strengthening the economy. "The Left" leadership supports the expansion of the government and dependents on government at the expense of the private sector. Which party has more compassion?
Doing what is right for the greatest number of people; that is compassion.
The real cost of illegal immigration is not only an economic cost to the US economy, but there is also the exploitation of Illegal Immigrants who are used as human pawns by politicians in their quest for power. The humanity cost of illegal immigration is perpetrated by the very people that mask their policies as compassion for the "little guy".
Addressing the cost of illegal immigration with a pan-determined approach to solving the illegal immigration problem is the best path forward to solving illegal immigration.
We have a two party political system. Here they will just be identified as "The Left" and "The Right ".
The debate over the real cost of illegal immigration may never be resolved as long as these two political ideologies of the right and the left both support illegal immigration. Both parties talk about "immigration reform" to deceive the electorate, but both parties like the status quo.
The elite career politicians on "The Right" fight to advance policies that support their big cooperate business donors to continue an influx of cheap labor.
The elite career politicians on "The Left" fight to advance policies to incentivize illegal immigration and grow the welfare state at the expense of the private sector and viability of the economy to shore up their political voting base
If the politicians would just support the immigration policies already on the books, the "immigration problem" would not exist.
What does the cost of illegal immigration have to do with "Money Making Ideas"? It is the economic conditions of the land that allow for money making ideas to flourish or go bust in the planning stages.
An economy that is built on the creation of wealth from the private sector is a solvent economy ripe for money making ideas.
An economy that punishes the creation of wealth to support a massive ever growing welfare state that has to be subsidized by barrowing enormous sums of money against the production of future generations is not a solvent economy and any funded money making ideas are at risk.
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