Your Turn: Immigrants can revitalize ...

Your Turn: Immigrants can revitalize our economy

There are 12 comments on the St. Cloud Times Online story from Nov 14, 2010, titled Your Turn: Immigrants can revitalize our economy. In it, St. Cloud Times Online reports that:

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Pizza Man

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 14, 2010
The only this economy is getting back on track is if taxes are cut and spending and entitlements are cut along with it.
PawlentyOfCrap

AOL

#2 Nov 15, 2010
Pizza Man wrote:
The only this economy is getting back on track is if taxes are cut and spending and entitlements are cut along with it.
Frankly, stick to making or delivering pizzas.

Get out of the middle east, and stop spending BILLIONS to pay Halliburton off for nothing buildings and wasted construction projects. The war that Bush got us into is draining the American taxpayer at a rate we`ll never recover from at this rate.

After pulling out of the war, and refusing to pay Halliburton any more money, we can easily fund projects at home here in America, like health care, SSI, and even unemployment insurance. Of course the next thing we need is a FLAT TAX. That ALONE would finace a improved and balanced economy.

The really sad part is, BOTH parties will never go for it, because it will hurt the "special agendas" they intend to pull of on the American people.
Peter

Houston, TX

#3 Nov 15, 2010
Here's a shocker: Our economy is already awash in unskilled people, if we're to get more people over the border, they need to have educations. Then we'll get somewhere. Skills underpin our standard of living. Drop outs underpin our underclass.

Unemployment for no-skill people is off the charts. To say that the country is endangered somehow because we've run low , is just open border propaganda and is laughable.

Here's a plan: When the farmers bring labor into the country and those workers plug the schools, hospitals, and social services with huge losses, bill it back to the farmers. At least that way, the labor used would reflect its full costs. And if it passes that test, fine. Otherwise, it's just a farmer's profit at another part of society's expense.
Smartass

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 15, 2010
This article was written by far to the right republican union busters. We do not need more unemployed or more from other countries, well maybe we get one just one fiance minister to run the state of Minnesota. That would be a Progressive German person.
After all it is a German firm that is carrying Wilmar now.
well duh

Monroe, LA

#6 Nov 15, 2010
import more poor people during a depression and you get more poverty.

shocking.
Red Ryder

Monroe, LA

#7 Nov 15, 2010
The Costs of Birthright Citizenship
Feere's research found that the "overwhelmingly majority of the world’s countries do not offer automatic citizenship to everyone born within their borders." Only 30 countries out of 194 offer automatic citizenship, CIS confirmed. Of the 31 counties listed on the International Monetary Fund’s list of advanced economies, only the United States and Canada grant automatic birthright citizenship.

No country in Europe, a continent many liberals often cite for its supposedly superior views on everything from government health care to high tax rates, grants automatic citizenship. The trend has been toward eliminating it in the few countries that grant it. Australia, Ireland, India, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have all jettisoned this policy.

CIS estimates there are 300,000 to 400,000 children born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. There were 2.3 million such children in 2003; there were four million in 2008 – and that number doesn't include children who are older than 18 or who are married. Texas says that between 60,000 to 65,000 of the children born in Texas every year have parents who are not citizens or 16% of the total births in the state -- 542,152 from 2001 to 2009.

CIS estimates that 40% of illegal alien households nationwide receive some type of welfare despite federal prohibitions. That rate is even higher in states with larger numbers of illegal aliens such as New York (49%), California (48%), and Texas (44%).

Contrast that very high rate with the fact that only 19% of households headed by a native-born citizen receive welfare benefits. CIS cites data released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services showing that the children of illegal aliens in the county received $50 million in welfare benefits just in February 2010. So much for federal efforts to bar illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded public assistance.

Birthright citizenship is not mandated by the 14th Amendment and the Supreme Court has never held that children born of individuals who are in the United States illegally are citizens -- only that the children of individuals who are born to legal permanent residents are citizens. Conferring citizenship on those whose parents are here illegally is a policy that has developed almost by default by the executive branch, with no deliberation by Congress through the normal legislative process used to decide important public policy issues.

http://townhall.com/columnists/HansAvonSpakov...
icouldusesomehel p

Long Beach, CA

#8 Nov 15, 2010
"Immigrants can revitalize our economy"

1. Prison construction.

2. Baby strollers.

3. Gun and ammo sales.

4. Bar-B-Q's for indoor heating.

5. Feel free to add...
whats new

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 15, 2010
end immigration period, send them packing
Abe

Wickenburg, AZ

#10 Nov 15, 2010
Willmar is a great place ... to be from!
Storm Warning

Cazenovia, WI

#11 Nov 15, 2010
Smartass wrote:
This article was written by far to the right republican union busters. We do not need more unemployed or more from other countries, well maybe we get one just one fiance minister to run the state of Minnesota. That would be a Progressive German person.
After all it is a German firm that is carrying Wilmar now.
sure it wasnt written by commie democrats trying to get more votes or catholic leaders trying to change the balance of power or Jews trying to Gut White America ?
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 16, 2010
Peter wrote:
Here's a shocker: Our economy is already awash in unskilled people, if we're to get more people over the border, they need to have educations. Then we'll get somewhere. Skills underpin our standard of living. Drop outs underpin our underclass.
Unemployment for no-skill people is off the charts. To say that the country is endangered somehow because we've run low , is just open border propaganda and is laughable.
Here's a plan: When the farmers bring labor into the country and those workers plug the schools, hospitals, and social services with huge losses, bill it back to the farmers. At least that way, the labor used would reflect its full costs. And if it passes that test, fine. Otherwise, it's just a farmer's profit at another part of society's expense.
While it is true that there are lots of unskilled workers, there are also lots of very highly skilled workers who cannot find jobs in industry after industry. While I favor education, pushing people into massive debt they would have a hard time repaying, then the option of no job, seems like a bad plan.
don joes maid

Monroe, LA

#13 Nov 19, 2010
I'm highly skilled, but don't tell your wife.

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