Nevertheless, there is a good reason why most (if not all) Americans should have little confidence in the Congress. Let us take the Immigration Bill (S.744) as an example. Here we have a piece of legislation that will cost the American taxpayers trillions of dollars. Congress does not want the American people to know that, so in order to hide the truth from the American voter, Congress asked the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the cost of this bill for the first ten years. The reason for this is simple: Congress moved all the costly aspects of the bill to kick in past that ten-year mark.
They did this same exact thing with the so-called Obama Care legislation. Nancy Pelosi was right to say that you have to read the bill to know what was in it, and of course, no one did. Now we learn that Obama Care is a train wreck getting ready to happen —and this from the Democrat in the Senate who helped to write the bill to begin with.
In any case, the Congressional Budget Office had performed their analysis, and as it turns out, the Gang of Eight (including Democrat Marco Rubio) have blatantly lied to the American people.
First, the bill will burden taxpayers with literally trillions of dollars in welfare and entitlement costs for newly legalized immigrants under the amnesty provision. According to economist Robert Rector, “S.744 provides only a temporary delay in eligibility to welfare and entitlements. In time, all 18.5 million immigrants will become eligible for nearly every government entitlement program, including Obama Care.”
Second, the proposed legislation will not stop illegal immigration; in fact, it will increase the attractiveness to illegal entry because for the second or third time, the US government will signal to illegals the fact there are never any consequences to breaking America’s immigration laws. The CBO has said that the best this bill will do is slow illegal immigration by 25%. This means a net gain of 7.5 illegal aliens in the next couple of decades.
Third, the proposed bill will drive down real wages in the United States. This is common sense. More people available for jobs, the less valuable these workers become.
By concealing the costs and continuing to trump the so-called humanitarian aspect of proposed immigration changes, Congress once more seeks to bamboozle the American people. No matter what Rubio and others tell conservatives, this immigration bill is another train wreck waiting to happen. It guarantees three things: amnesty, increased welfare costs, and lower wages for US workers.
If this is what you want for America’s future, then do nothing. Uncle Sugar and Auntie Nanny will take care of everything. On the other hand, if this information really does piss you off … contact your elected representatives and tell them you will not stand for it.
CBO Cost Estimates
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