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By Ann Telnaes  |  August 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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question should the USA start acting like other 1st world contries?

Posted by: oldhat | August 10, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072502755.html

By Neel Kashkari
Monday, July 26, 2010

"The promises our country has made over the past few decades, combined with changing demographics and rising costs, have put us on a path to national insolvency."

"Cutting entitlement spending requires us to think beyond what is in our own immediate self-interest. But it also runs against our sense of fairness: We have, after all, paid for entitlements for earlier generations. Is it now fair to cut my benefits? No, it isn't. But if we don't focus on our collective good, all of us will suffer. "

"The writer, a managing director of the investment management firm PIMCO, served as an assistant Treasury secretary during the George W. Bush administration. He led the Office of Financial Stability and ran the Troubled Assets Relief Program until May 2009."

Even Kashkari is admitting that demographics, i.e. immigration means that Social Security and Medicare can't be paid and we are going to insolvency.

So even an Indian guy from Goldman and the Treasury admits that immigration means whites have to give up their Social Security and Medicare because non-white immigrants have bankrupted the country. That is what Colorado, Arizona, and California are all experiencing.

Is Kashkari a bigot too?

Posted by: OldAtlantic | August 10, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"This is not a subject for bigots and isolationists, but rather one for economists and pragmatists. Not only do we need to encourage a certain kind of immigration (fewer poor and illiterate, more middle class and educated), but also re-tool our education system to efficiently train the 21st century workforce.

just sayin'

Posted by: rowens1 | August 10, 2010 11:12 AM"

Colorado teacher pensions are being cut for those already retired. The governor wants to put every California state worker on minimum wage. The lie that immigration supports pensions is shown up.

The Latino schools are failing. Men's median wages are the same as in 1973. 15 million are unemployed and a million green cards are given a year.

How can Latinos who take more than they pay in taxes while in school and while in middle adult years with families support those on Social Security?

How can people who take their kids to the ER for routine medical support those on Social Security?

The only way to push such a lie is to use the word bigot.

""This is not a subject for bigots and isolationists, but rather one for economists and pragmatists."

Anyone who says this in face of the evidence linked to is a knowing liar.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | August 10, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

The report from the Social Security Fund Trustee on C-SPAN last night highlighted the reality we face if immigration is restricted as an above commenter suggests.

The birthrate that has financed SS was around 3 workers paying for each retiree. After the Baby Boomer influx, we still will be short SS contributors, as the birth rate now is closer to 1.4 workers for each retiree.

This is not a subject for bigots and isolationists, but rather one for economists and pragmatists. Not only do we need to encourage a certain kind of immigration (fewer poor and illiterate, more middle class and educated), but also re-tool our education system to efficiently train the 21st century workforce.

just sayin'

Posted by: rowens1 | August 10, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Unemployment is officially at about 15 million people. So 1.1 million green cards a year is unacceptably high.

Following menu lets you get employment stats. Get the employed to population labor ratio for men. When you get the data change the starting year to 1948 and click on graphs.

http://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab1.htm

The employment to population ratio for men has gone from almost 90 percent in 1948 to about 70 percent today. We should limit green cards to 25,000 a year until we are back to 90 percent for men and until Colorado can catch up on teacher pensions.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | August 10, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Colorado cuts teacher persons of those already retired.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/your-money/07money.html?_r=1

This is legal immigration. Expect cuts in Social Security, Medicare, federal pensions, state pensions, and federal and state salaries. We can't pay federal workers more than civilian while we cut defense.

Men's median wages are the same as in 1973.
Graph page 18:

http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p60-236.pdf

Posted by: OldAtlantic | August 10, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

This amendment will be the only thing Lindsey Graham ever did for his own people.

http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/data/

1,130,818 green cards in 2009. This is while unemployment is high and rising in the last two months. We should cap green cards at 25,000 per year until unemployment is below 1,130,818 people total.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | August 10, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

Virtually everyone on this continent has done the exact same thing. Americans have real problems, a huge unnecessary prison population, insufficient taxation, declining educational standards, reform of the criminal justice system, electoral reform, including undocumented workers in the citizenry, financial industry reform, a military-industrial crisis, joblessness, to name a few. Those who exploit these wedge issues to sow fear are driving the country to a third world status.

Posted by: hamelinfish | August 10, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

The language Lindsey Graham used is extraordinarily offensive. He has indeed become a cartoon.

Posted by: gsross | August 10, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Why disturbed? For one thing it discriminates against Asians, Europeans, Africans, etc. who are NOT at our borders.

So....instead of Diversity, we become over populated with people from one ethnic group!

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 9, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Don't want an Amendment for the problem, but I am still disturbed as much now as when I lived in Houston - - at the number of pregnant Mexican women who crossed into Brownsville just so their babies would be born as US Citizens.

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 9, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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