A Ex-CA Reader, Now Michigan Refugee, Says Cato Wrong, Immigrants Not Needed In Heartland America; etc.
Re: Edwin S. Rubenstein`s National Data Column:
More Claptrap From Cato On Immigration
his analysis of the
Cato Institute`s motives,
is spot on. [VDARE.com
Ed was refuting
or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of
by Peter B. Dixon
and Maureen T. Rimmer
to see Hispanics (legal or illegal) in
that they completely dominated in California. The
snow removal jobs
are filled by
American men, the
do not have large throngs of illegal aliens standing at
the exit to dry your vehicle, you can still
when you order at the
fast food restaurants
the counter, and if you are looking for handyman work to
be done on your house or a house to be built, you can
find many local American-owned business that will do
hometown, there are only two
run by local Hispanic families. The jobs that Hispanics
hold are, in general, proportionate to their overall
population in town.
Libertarian who studied
I can confirm every word Rubenstein wrote.
It`s sad that so many people still believe that Cato is
an unbiased Libertarian think tank.
A New Mexico Reader Asks Why Sen. Dianne Feinstein Overreaches On Guest Worker Bills By Including “Path To Citizenship”
Henry Houston (e-mail
Dick Kryhoski is partially correct in his analysis of
keeps failing during her “umpteen attempts” to pass an
Feinstein`s legislation is, as Kryhoski points out, more
about immigration than farm labor.
But a simpler
explanation is that Feinstein and all her
One its face,
a guest worker program could work. On the whole,
don`t want to do
Most of the poorest can figure out how to get welfare or
Supplemental Security Income
so why sweat in the fields?
invite in whoever wants to pick crops, mostly
Mexicans and Central Americans,
and pay them. They`re happy to earn a salary that looks
like a fortune to them.
But then make
sure they go home when the season ends: no schooling for
no medical treatment
except for life-threatening emergencies, no anchor baby
no other inducements
to stay like drivers licenses or instate university
“path” available to guest workers should be the one back
opposed to guest workers in any form because the federal
government has never been able to
manage or enforce
any kind of immigration program.
devil is in the details.
If she weren`t so greedy, she`d have a better chance.
Ali Sharma, Ph.D (e-mail
Re: Patrick Cleburne`s Blog:
From The Minneapolis Fed: Puerile Immigration Propaganda
In a recent
conversation I had with a
George Mason University
Ph.D. student, he took the same position as Minneapolis
Fed economist Tobias Madden, whom Cleburne cited in his
student) contends that we should have unlimited
immigration to drive down
wages and prices,
thereby, as he incorrectly sees it, benefiting the
economy with cheaper goods. What it really does is
improve conditions for immigrants at the expense
matter to the student that:
would accrue to the immigrants themselves
we`d actually be re-creating the conditions that many
immigrants are fleeing, namely
and high unemployment. (He points to Europe`s sustained
high unemployment but ignores that that Europe also has
more social programs than we do to support
also consumers and as wages decline and fears about job
security increase, immigrant employees are less inclined
and less financially able to buy so they therefore don`t
actually benefit from lower prices.
friend also has a touching but misplaced faith that
lower labor costs
will be passed on to the consumer.
I earned my
doctorate in marketing and promise you that businesses
Companies won`t pass on lower costs unless it`s
essential to their strategy and fits in with the
existing economic conditions.
economists contend that the recent drop-off in the level
of immigration proves that immigrants are responding to
the declining American labor market.
analysis ignores illegal aliens who don`t leave because
they can collect welfare on behalf of their U.S. born
medical care and educations
that are free
to them but expensive to us. Finally for the aliens,
there`s always amnesty`s lure.
I note with
interest that Madden is a government employee. Like most
federal workers, he`s insulated from having to compete
with immigrants because government jobs have
Sharma teaches marketing at a state university and has
taught in the Middle East. She writes that her
experience gives her a real appreciation for how
bad many people have it overseas—and why immigration
policy to this country should be in the interest of
America and Americans first, immigrants second. Sharma
adds: “Nations are more than economies, a fact that
economists don`t want to recognize.”
Raymond Golich (e-mail
Re: Today`s Letter:
An Illinois Reader Says Obama Is Listening To The Wrong
problem whether it relates to
is that he has
zero business experience and zero military experience.
five-minute career in the US Senate, he was the most
always supporting whatever liberal legislation was put
in front of him.
Golich`s previous letter about Islam`s takeover of
his lifelong Dearborn hometown is