Wednesday, June 27, 2018

COTW: The Big Lies

Two reoccurring themes in the immigration crisis delusion propagated by Hair Further: one is that undocumented immigrants commit more crime.  The Washington Post published some charts that contradicts that lie:

If immigrants are not committing crimes, they are taking advantage of welfare at a disproportionate rate. This chart explodes that myth too:

In fact, the typical immigrant and his or her descendants will pay $259,000 more in taxes than they receive in government benefits.  Truth be told, current rates of immigration remain extremely low by historic standards.  The immigrants that do manage to make it in the US are generally extremely economically productive, and  well behaved residents.  It may be that Trump's virulent nativism is actually harming the country rather than "making it great again".  Other countries economies have stagnated from the effects of an aging workforce and reduced consumption by older residents.