David Frum, Immigration Restrictionist
Peter Brimelow wrote here that David Frum, for all his left-devationism from conservative orthodoxy, was now, if anything, “more outspoken” about the dangers of immigration than he had been when he still had a fellowship at AEI.
This morning on Twitter, Frum wrote:
People need to understand, low-wage immigration is another form of privating gains, socializing losses http://t.co/yJktm7i6
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 27, 2012
His followers didn`t get it:
@davidfrum Is this tweet sarcastic? A serious question.
And two other people immediately had a solution: amnesty! Bring them out of the shadows so they can pay taxes! Aargh. (Minimum wage workers don`t pay taxes at all—they receive them.)
On VDARE.com, we talk about “socializing costs” a lot, and the emergency room health care issue that Frum is linking to, above, is something we`ve been writing about for more than ten years. As Peter said, this shift towards patriotic immigration reform
“won`t do Frum any good at all on the Left. And it cannot be explained by opportunism.”