Thursday, May 24, 2007

Robert Rector is wrong

The Wall Street Journal has effectively rebutted Robert Rector's claim that the life time cost of each immigrant legalized will strain the economy. The truth is that they provide an influx of young workers that will be necessary to sustain programs such as social security. For this reason, babyboomers should be encouraging copious amounts of immigration. The reality is that their future retirement in the sun will be financed by immigrants who are coming here now.

We don't want to reform social security; we don't want to scale back entitlements; and we don't want young workers to come here to replace an aging workforce.

What do we want then?

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