Home Uncategorised A Welfare State or Open Borders?

A Welfare State or Open Borders?

Author

Date

Category

By Ray DiLorenzo

So, what is it going to be, a welfare state or open borders? Choose one. You can’t have both unless you’re a socialist or globalist or both and want an end to these United States.

Listening to political pundits as much as I do can be frustrating. They are employed, I assume, because of their intelligence and savvy presentation. Lately I have been less and less impressed. They strap on a position and won’t take it off, even if it displays no common sense.

Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, on Friday, was arguing with fervor for open borders like we had in the early history of our country. He would be correct insofar as we had relatively open immigration until the late 1800s. But, he smoothly never mentioned that our early immigration policy never included bed, bath, and beyond.

Let this sink in deep…You Can Have Open Borders or a Welfare State, but Not Both! Financial collapse will surely result. Even Cher tweeted this realization last month, witnessing all the homeless living on the streets in Los Angeles.

After the Civil War, several states passed their own immigration laws. In 1875 the Supreme Court stepped in declaring immigration to be a federal responsibility. As a result, as immigration rose in the 1880s, with economic conditions worsening in some areas, Congress began passing immigration legislation.

In this period, certain aliens were prohibited from entering the United States by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and by the Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885 and 1887. The latter prohibited the importation and migration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States.

The Immigration Act of 1882 levied a head tax of fifty cents on each immigrant and excluded (worded from the .gov website) idiots, lunatics, convicts, and persons likely to become a government charge (people that cannot take care of themselves). My grandmother arrived in that relative time period and it is good to know she was admitted without difficulty. She arrived by herself at 14 years old, working age in those days, leaving her parents and two sisters in Italy, to live with her aunt and uncle in New York. Her sisters arrived later, one per year. Such was typical in those days.

Today, we have thousands upon thousands, maybe even millions of illegal immigrants arriving without a penny, with no skills, no means of support, no extended family in the country, and many with disease. No wonder we are seeing the rise of diseases that were eradicated decades ago.

Some pundits will say that illegal aliens are not supposed to receive federal benefits, but that is largely untrue. Many are receiving housing subsidies, free education, urgent medical care, free school breakfast and lunch, prenatal and postpartum care, and infant delivery benefits paid by Medicaid. As many as 50% of these immigrants are receiving food stamps or at least one other welfare benefit.

A study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released a study in 2017. They found that illegal immigrants are a net consumer of benefits to the tune of $100 billion per year, not including the cost of patrolling the border. Please, don’t give me the “they contribute taxes” argument. Their contribution amounts to between $12 – 18 billion in taxes, an obvious net loss. A $25 billion wall would be a bargain.

Many states have their own benefit packages as well. Eleven states offer free or subsidized medical care. New York state gives up to $300 per month in cash assistance. California offers food stamps, and legal services. The California governor has recently asked for $50 million from taxpayers to serve the illegal population.

Migrants know what benefits are available. They see it reported on TV and in the press and they know what political party is selling it. They form caravans to get the spoils they know are waiting.

What we are up against is a welfare-loving political party that is determined to use it to expand their power. They know these aliens will either eventually vote or fraudulently vote and they will vote for more of everything. What it will cost is of no concern. The Left is probably hoping for an economic collapse so as to commence the total socialist system that they have been working towards for decades.

So, what is it going to be, a welfare state or open borders? Choose one. You can’t have both unless you’re a socialist or globalist or both and want an end to these United States.

Why do we down here in New Zealand, not take note of the mayhem this open borders policy is having in Europe?

14 COMMENTS

  1. This is one of the problems I have with the ACT party. They want to open up the borders before diminishing the welfare state. This is similar to the US Libertarian Party, who want open borders before eliminating the welfare state.

    In my mind, abolish the welfare state and then open borders is a possibility but most definitely not the other way around.

    0

    0

  2. Why don’t we take note, because our government is run by the UN mandate of one world government.
    And they are stupid and can’t see the danger

    0

    0

  3. It’s good to see so many countries accepting the worlds poor. I only wish our country would do the same.

    0

    0

    • Don’t you understand the world’s poor far outnumber us? Try 5 to 1. We’d all end up miserable. The west must preserve itself and live and let die. It’s simply evolution. Only the strongest survive. That’s the harsh reality of the world. I know which side I’m on!

      0

      0

      • “We’d all end up miserable.”
        Exactly the plan. The Marxists hate the ‘rich’ and expect incomes to lower so we are all closer to the poor. Instead of nirvana we will all be equally miserable – just see Venezuela for an example.

        0

        0

    • So you think that the abjectly poor should continue to produce children, knowing that they can not feed them? They are having children knowing that they are going to die, but they presumably refuse to use readily available contraception.

      Of course sex is cheap entertainment, with no thought to consequences.

      0

      0

      • Right here in NZ there are thousands of people who breed without any thought of personal responsibility. We do not need to, nor have any obligation, to import more of the same from the 3rd world. More leeches will not make this a better country.

        0

        0

    • Should read “It is good to see the world accepting anyone poor or rich.”
      The economic refugees paying human traffickers thousands of dollars to gain access to a country are not on the bones of their arse.
      There are currently 65 million refugees, give me a figure, do you want to take 50,000 or say 5 million in New Zealand.
      This statement is just a brain fart, feel good sound bite that means nothing.
      To agree on any further intake, you as an individual have to accept a lower standard living, as it will be a surprise to you, the taxpayer not the government will fit the astounding bill.

      0

      0

    • So how do you propose to support all these poor people, Fairyshit? They’re practically unlimited in number. You want to let them ALL in? Putting your hand up to fork over your hard-earned to help out? No, didn’t think so. Gummint will pay? Right, gotcha.

      I really do hope that you are a joke troll account. Nobody real could actually be as fucking stupid as you make out you are.

      0

      0

  4. The USA has had to deal with ticks and fleas from south of the border forever. They’ll never stop coming. When i visit my home state of California I’m shocked by how few people speak English as a first language, if at all. Half of them are illegal and many people just don’t care. It’s not the place I grew up in.

    0

    0

    • I didn’t grow up in England, being mostly born and raised here, but with English parents I spent a fair amount of time in Dorset as a kid, where the family comes from. When I go to England now, it’s not the same country I knew all those decades ago. I remember when it first struck me. About 10 years ago, my brother picked me up from Heathrow and drove me down to his home in Hampshire. On the motorway I was looking at the cars around us: “Turban… turban… turban… turban… OOH! No turban!” Far out, and this was Surrey and Hampshire, hardly the Paki colony formerly known as the Midlands.

      0

      0

    • Held under a bridge?
      I would have thought that there would be no end of fairy friends wanting to teach ‘us’ the error of ‘our’ ways. Not that all of ‘your’ ways are necessarily mine.

      0

      0

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

Putting People First

The Great Reset after COVID-19 must put people first Amol Mehra COVID-19 has exposed many underlying structural and institutional inequalities. • Social movements are pushing for action...

No wonder the Dems are running scared

Trump Pushing to Revive Firing Squads and Electrocution as Feds Ramp Up Executions By Elias Marat: While the final 50 days of a president’s tenure are...

Build Back Better

To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Here's how: Peter Bakker The pandemic has brought into focus many of the vulnerabilities in our systems...

Recent comments

stigie on Have Your Say
Rachael Membery on Have Your Say
Saggy on Have Your Say
Saggy on Have Your Say
Rachael Membery on Have Your Say
Rachael Membery on Have Your Say
waikatogirl on Have Your Say
Simpleton1 on Have Your Say

The way we all feel about this useless government

Hamilton
clear sky
16.7 ° C
16.7 °
16.7 °
70 %
5.8kmh
7 %
Sat
13 °
Sun
19 °
Mon
18 °
Tue
22 °
Wed
22 °
NZD - New Zealand Dollar
USD
1.4248
EUR
1.7046
AUD
1.0525
CAD
1.0964
GBP
1.8960
JPY
0.0137
CNY
0.2166
INR
0.0193