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Economists on Immigration
« on: June 20, 2006, 08:54:08 PM »
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/news_detail.asp?newsID=74

500-Plus Economists and Other Scholars from all 50 States and D.C. Sign Open Letter Reminding President Bush and Congress that Immigration Yields Skills, Capital, Lower Costs and Entrepreneurship.

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The letter was signed by 5 nobel laureats and President Bush's former economic advisor Greg Mankiw.
 

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Re: Economists on Immigration
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006, 09:54:19 PM »
this country is going to hell in less than 50 years if he opens the border
 

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Re: Economists on Immigration
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006, 02:35:30 PM »
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/news_detail.asp?newsID=74

500-Plus Economists and Other Scholars from all 50 States and D.C. Sign Open Letter Reminding President Bush and Congress that Immigration Yields Skills, Capital, Lower Costs and Entrepreneurship.

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The letter was signed by 5 nobel laureats and President Bush's former economic advisor Greg Mankiw.

What kind of immigrants? Poor, illegal immigrants from places like Mexico and Niacragua don't bring skills or capital, they are just cheap labor.
 

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Re: Economists on Immigration
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 02:42:46 PM »

This letter has to be a joke right? firstly its extremely short which i didnt think an official letter would be but most importantly two other factors
While a small percentage of native-born Americans may be harmed by immigration, vastly more Americans benefit from the contributions that immigrants make to our economy, including lower consumer prices. As with trade in goods and services, the gains from immigration outweigh the losses. The effect of all immigration on low-skilled workers is very likely positive as many immigrants bring skills, capital and entrepreneurship to the American economy.

So from the abovre statement they are acknowledging that it does have a negative impact but who cares because its only 8%, 8% is a great deal to the tens of millions of americans who are struggling to live as it is, with sky high taxes and other so called stealth taxes, similar to here really. Also this almost me laugh, the idea that these people sending billions back home was somehow a positive the spin that was put on it was its a great form of foreign aid, no it sucks the wealth from the country. This is complete bullshit all of this is, this kind of cheap labour benefits the rich not the poor white and black and hispanic americans who have lived there for hundreds of years. However dont get this twisted even Real American is starting to realise that if the american government wanted to they could stop these open borders.