I don’t know how my senator, Mel Martinez, can possibly say with a straight face that this immigration bill will amount to a net increase of $70 billion over 10 years. Martinez says . . .
For those concerned about the fiscal impact associated with border security and immigration reform, the Congressional Budget Office reported on May 23rd that the solution we have drafted “would result in a net increase in revenues of $70 billion to $75billion over the 2008-2017 period.”
Bruce Kesler at the Democracy Project has the latest CBO numbers on the fiscal impact of this legislation if passed as proposed. It goes into the tens of billions per year in the red, not surplus as Sen. Martinez, who is also the Chairman of the Republican Party, claims. What’s wrong with this picture?
A republican democrat (what?) just won a third term as Mayor in a city rife with illegal immigrants. Contrary to the McCain, Kennedy, and Martinez crews’ assertions, these American people put America first. Read how a republican won re-election with democrats voting for him as a write-in. He got over 90% of the vote which obviously includes democratic voters. Now there’s bi-partisan support. Someone please tell Sen. Kennedy.
The Hazleton, Pa., mayor who launched a war on the impact of illegal aliens in his city was warned that his future political career would be “haunted” by the decision, but now Louis J. Barletta has won not only the GOP nomination for mayor, which he was seeking, but the Democratic nomination by virtue of 1,200 write-in votes.
There isn’t a bigger, more blatant example of the disconnect between what the politicians and the media think the people want and what the people actually feel about illegal immigration. The Hazleton election is a ‘poll’ no one can dispute. And the only one that counts.