Another Study “Proving” that You Don’t Know What’s Best for You

government_check_money_rotator_675x450For years, the cultural, political and economic elite have been telling people in Western democracies that mass immigration is really good for them, but we’re just not smart enough to understand the benefits. Over the past 18 months, voters in Western democracies have it clear what they think of the elite’s patronizing attitude.

So, faced with a growing movement of voters who simply refuse to listen to what their betters are telling them, the elite have produced the ultimate, the definitive, the incontrovertible, study proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are all better off because of mass immigration (even though we’re not smart enough to recognize it). The report, “Spillover Notes: Impact of Immigration on Income Levels in Advanced Economies,” is produced by the epitome of globalist elite institutions, The International Monetary Fund (which, ironically, tends to be dominated by functionaries from countries with failing economies and populations desperate to immigrate to the developed West).

And, spill over it does. It fills up 26 pages with equations, charts and graphs that purport to show beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything you see, think, and experience about mass immigration – legal, illegal, skilled and unskilled – is, in fact, wrong. Even if you had the academic training to make sense of the eye-glazing equations, charts and graphs, you probably don’t have the time.

Thankfully, you don’t need to. Forbes magazine, which describes itself as “The Capitalist Tool” (interpret that however you like), has read it for you and summarized what you need to know. Columnist Tim Worstall summarizes the mind-numbing data and then concludes: “The economics of immigration are quite clear, the more the merrier. Any objections need to be rooted in some other series of arguments.”

Got it? You’re wrong because the geniuses at the IMF have produced a study that says you’re wrong. Case closed. Now shut up.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Sanctuary Cities Have HORRIFYING Rush Hour Traffic

    With overpopulation forcing more P/T workers on the road for peanut service sector pay. When we start working full 40 hrs a week again; the traffic jams can reduce DRAMATICALLY.

    Factor this gridlock into global warming claims, while gridlocked idling cars as assumed “good for the environment”….LOL….the NWO is crazy.

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    California should be the perfect example of the benefits of mass immigration. The state has the largest amount of immigrants both in total number and percentage of population than any state in the country. But is the average person better off? Not at all. Wages mean nothing if you can’t live on them.

    Look no further than the cost of housing. Many areas that were formerly affordable are beyond the reach of all but the wealthiest. Many people drive 2 or more hours because they cannot afford anything close to their job. Even a couple with two solid middle class incomes is unable to afford housing and the extremely high tax rates that go with it. And a lot of those taxes are going to schools where American born kids are held back by the lack of educational skills among newly arrived immigrants.

    Or just look at traffic. It’s all day gridlock in Los Angeles and many other major cities. How is that a positive when delivery companies have to build in a couple hours a day to account for being stuck in traffic. Then there’s water. Cheap water is gone in California and new sources for a growing population will have to come through very expensive desalinization.

    Nor is that just California. Georgia, with a growing number of immigrants, now has areas in the northern part of the state where lawn watering is banned completely. How does a growing population help any of these things. It doesn’t and all the charts in the world can’t change reality. Almost all the population growth in California is now immigration because people from other states avoid it like the plague.

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        Had I known it was like this I would never have moved out here 2 years ago, The crime, the garbage, homeless camps and constant congestion is suffocating. I can not imagine anyone wanting this for their state. When I was robbed shortly after coming here the DA was not concerned at all that there would be no trial because as she put it, ” These people don’t give real addresses, he never showed for court and this happens all the time,” It was said so matter-of-factly that I was angry for months. My nerves were shot and I still make sure I am home by four and try to squeeze out a peek of one of these amazing sunsets between the clusters of houses. I hear of the original citizens here having to move because of increased gang activity then think of Clinton in her nicely gated mansion with the secret service sitting at the entrance to her lane in Chappaqua, NY, where I am from, checking any cars that want to drive in there. She will never be touched by what we go through.

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      I was raised in Newport Beach. After college, marriage and the beginning of children, my husband and I moved away when our oldest was mid-way through kindergarten. We were informed by the school district that starting the next school yr, our oldest child would have been going into First grade, the classes would be bi-lingual! Not a class for some children with English as a second language, but ALL classes would be taught bi-lingual! We decided immediately, that we would be moving from the Newport Beach area and out of California altogether!
      By the time our oldest child started first grade, it was in a different state, in a smaller community and in a town/city, all our children loved growing up in and love this area still. Only one of four of our children still live in this, our “adopted home town.” The others have moved away after college for careers and marriages.

      But, it’s been over 30 years, and my husband & I never ever thought twice before, during & after the “big move.” (I just asked him!)

      We still made our way with several very successful businesses and investments. We have a large home on a great deal of property where all four of our children were involved in raising Qtr horses and other livestock.

      Our smaller than So-Cal community, without the state income or business corp tax, and without the high rate of crime and congestion, gave us many happier and more importantly, much more quality time as a family. With only a few years until retirement, I know where we will be.

      IMHO-We could build a wall around California too! If the officials in California want to continue with Sanctuary Cities, not deporting those they know are illegal or when a crime is committed or they’re arrested or violate a law, even getting a ticket, if they do not have proper residency paperwork, they should be getting a one-way ticket to their home country.
      God Bless America!