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posted at 10:41 pm on May 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

An exhaustive study by the Heritage Foundation has found that after amnesty, current unlawful immigrants would receive $9.4 trillion in government benefits and services and pay more than $3 trillion in taxes over their lifetimes. That leaves a net fiscal deficit (benefits minus taxes) of $6.3 trillion. That deficit would have to be financed by increasing the government debt or raising taxes on U.S. citizens…

Already, illegal immigrants impose costs on police, hospitals, schools and other services. Putting them on a path to citizenship means that within a few years, they will qualify for the full panoply of government programs: more than 80 means-tested welfare programs, as well as Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare. The lifetime fiscal cost (benefits received minus taxes paid) for the average unlawful immigrant after amnesty would be around $590,000. Who is going to pay that tab?…

Our cost estimates are in some ways very conservative: The $6.3 trillion figure does not factor in the waves of unlawful immigrants who could pour into this country hoping for another future amnesty. As scholars at the Heritage Foundation and elsewhere have explained, the comprehensive immigration bill being considered in the Senate differs little from previous empty promises to secure our borders and enforce immigration laws on the books. When amnesty was granted under a similar plan in 1986, there were about 3 million unlawful immigrants; now we have more than 11 million.

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“I believe that this cost estimate of $6.3 trillion is in fact a very, very low estimate. It assumes that there are only 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States, I believe the actual number is considerably higher than that,” Rector, the lead author of the Heritage report on the cost of mass legalization, said during a press conference.

“It also assumes there will be no cheating, in terms of people applying for and receiving amnesty, who do not in fact deserve it,” he added. “In the 1986 amnesty, probably 25 percent of the people who received amnesty were in fact not eligible.”

Rector added that the report also has virtually no “constant dollar growth” in welfare and medical benefits for the next 50 years, and that is “almost certainly an underestimate.”

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The key flaw in Heritage’s 2007 study is its use of static fiscal scoring, rather than dynamic fiscal scoring, to evaluate that year’s immigration reform bill. “Scoring” a bill means predicting its impact on the U.S. budget in the future by estimating how it will affect future spending and tax revenue. A statically scored prediction assumes the bill will not affect the rest of the economy – which is highly unrealistic.

A dynamically scored prediction, on the other hand, assumes that the bill will affect the rest of the economy, also changing tax revenue and government spending. Since increased immigration will increase the size of the economy, it will also increase tax revenue and some government spending. It’s important to factor those increases into any scoring model. Heritage’s 2007 study did not…

A common retort to the above is that many new immigrants will be low-skilled and, because of our progressive tax system, will not pay much in taxes. Expanding the supply of laborers and entrepreneurs through immigration would increase profits, expand the production possibilities frontier, increase the return to capital, and raise incomes for most American workers who are complements. Thus, even if most future immigrants are low-skilled—and they likely will be—their positive effect on the economy would increase tax revenues indirectly.

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a conservative economist who once helmed the Congressional Budget Office, has estimated that the Senate’s immigration reform measure would cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion over the next decade alone, for example…

Critics of the 2013 study say that the 50-year horizon for calculating costs is designed to induce a level of sticker shock for Republican politicians. Looking at the bill over the standard 10-year window would show the bill actually reduces the fiscal drag from the undocumented by more than $130 billion, because those being legalized are forbidden from accessing many government support programs as they progress toward US citizenship.

“This study is designed to try to scare conservative Republicans into thinking the cost here is going to be so gigantic that you can’t possibly be for it,” said Haley Barbour, a former Republican governor of Mississippi now working with the Bipartisan Policy Center on its immigration reform efforts…

Moreover, conservatives cringe at the Heritage report’s assertion that “many conservatives believe that if an individual has a job and works hard, he will inevitably be a net tax contributor (paying more in taxes than he takes in benefits). In our society, this has not been true for a very long time.”

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For all the criticism of the report, however, I think it does one important thing by making an attempt to measure the cost of the legislation over time. Under the current design of the Gang of Eight Senate proposal, immigrants currently here illegally could become legalized after certain near-term conditions are met, but they can’t become citizens for at least 13 years, at which point they’d start becoming eligible for government benefits. The problem is the Congressional Budget Office only measures the fiscal impact of legislation over a 10-year budget window. Any estimate from the CBO, therefore, won’t be able to take into account a spike in the cost of government programs such as Medicaid or Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges as a result of newly-naturalized immigrants claiming benefits.

So, whether or not one agrees with the methodology of this Heritage study, to be useful, any analysis of the impact of immigration legislation should try to estimate costs as new citizens become eligible for government benefits. Costs in year 13 are still costs, even if they don’t show up in CBO’s projections.

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Last month, Rubio’s office put out a press release stating: “FACT: If the proposed immigration bill does pass, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who do not qualify for temporary legal status will be subject to deportation. The legislation also provides for enhanced punishment as well as increased funding for deportation of future illegal immigrants. … Even for illegal immigrants who attain temporary status, that temporary status can be revoked if they commit a serious crime or if they fail to comply with the employment requirement, the public charge requirement (which goes hand-in-hand with the employment requirement), their tax obligations and their physical presence obligations. They will then be subject to deportation.”…

The “public charge” requirement stipulates no immigrant can obtain a green card unless they can verify that they are earning at least 25 percent above the poverty level. But as today’s Heritage Foundation study points out, more than one-third of unlawful immigrant households have incomes below the federal poverty level. That is about 4 million people.

Does Rubio really expect conservatives to believe that the Obama (or Clinton) administration will round up 4 million immigrants and deport them just because they are poor?

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Senators and their immigration reform allies insist the goal of 70-plus votes laid out last month by Gang of Eight leaders Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) is more than just attainable under the right circumstances — it’s imperative. The legislative strategy for passing a bill is based largely on the theory that an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in the Senate is essential to getting it through the Republican-controlled House…

“The key is Rubio,” said Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “Without Rubio, this bill would not get anywhere with Republicans. He gives them the cover.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Bishop!

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Cheated, thrice.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Six plus change..

Thanks Obama..

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Phuck that shite, kill it DEAD!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Nice try!!! ;)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Fore

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Already, illegal immigrants impose costs on police, hospitals, schools and other services. Putting them on a path to citizenship means that within a few years, they will qualify for the full panoply of government programs: more than 80 means-tested welfare programs, as well as Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare. The lifetime fiscal cost (benefits received minus taxes paid) for the average unlawful immigrant after amnesty would be around $590,000. Who is going to pay that tab?…

Prison, carnage, disease?
It’s gonna cost even more in human life.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Scrumpy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

* clink * :)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Boy that narrow senate win for flake really has him spooked. Knocking heritage?

crrr6 on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I bought a 6 pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and I just discovered it was actually Mike’s LITE Hard Lemonade.

Yuck.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Benghazi-911

It’s gaining mojo.

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Do YOU see what time it is!!!! ;)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

yeuuuuuuuuuuu horror of horrors!!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Benghazi-911

It’s gaining mojo.

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Benghazi was like 100 years ago!

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Bill Ayers Is A Fvcking Liar

And, I’ve made sure to let Billy Boy, old buddy, old pal, know that he’s been busted as a lying, moral-equivocating smear merchant, as well as the author of the article in the Ohio paper that interviewed him.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Jeff Flake

Here we go again. New Heritage study claims huge cost for Immigration Reform. Ignores economic benefits. No dynamic scoring.
9:47 AM – 6 May 2013

Because there are none, pencil neck!
Gawd, Arizona can pick them. /

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

It prolly has nutrisweet chemicals in it. Nutrasweet gives me headache

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Wednesday can’t come soon enough!!

Think C-SPAN will carry it? Damn I hope so…

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

We can’t afford to support any more freeloaders,
we don’t have enough jobs for our own legals,
we don’t need any more imported Jihadis,
we need to lock down the borders and force the churches to stop importing third world savages who beat their wives, drive like crap, and refuse to assimilate,
we have enough home grown anti American idiots we don’t need to import more so the taxpayers can support them,
watch carefully any who vote for this are either Rats building their base of takers and dependents, or fools too stupid to be entrusted with public office, all must be defeated!

ConcealedKerry on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I bought a 6 pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and I just discovered it was actually Mike’s LITE Hard Lemonade.

Yuck.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

You watchin’ your figure? /

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Phluck Flake too…

*spit*

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

It prolly has nutrisweet chemicals in it. Nutrasweet gives me headache

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Probably.

All I know is it’s 80+ degrees here today, it’s hot and now I have to drink diet liquor.

And it’s only Monday.

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Tin soldiers and baracka’s comin’
Ambassador’s on his own…

Lanceman on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You watchin’ your figure? /

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Yeah Right. When I die, I’m donating my body to science….fiction

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Benghazi-911

It’s gaining mojo.

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Ancient history..
I hear they are bringing in Top Notch Historians..
Top Notch..

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Because there are none, pencil neck!
Gawd, Arizona can pick them. /

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

No shite!

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

A nation of men, not laws.

Burn the Constitution and all the law books, they’re just making it up as they go along now.

Rubio can pound all the sand of the Sahara.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

A common retort to the above is that many new immigrants will be low-skilled and, because of our progressive tax system, will not pay much in taxes. Expanding the supply of laborers and entrepreneurs through immigration would increase profits, expand the production possibilities frontier, increase the return to capital, and raise incomes for most American workers who are complements. Thus, even if most future immigrants are low-skilled—and they likely will be—their positive effect on the economy would increase tax revenues indirectly.

The argument is that the “benefit” side should be increased, because a larger workforce purchases more food, and the food suppliers receive more profit . . .

I’m not sure every economist understands the net movement of money.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Phluck Flake too…

*spit*

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Agreed.

*kicks dirt*

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Not having my voice sucks. I sound like i’ve smoked for decades. Stupid laryngitis.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Phuck that shite, kill it DEAD!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

…I like this side of you too!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Can’t wait for Obama’s explanation of how 30 million low skill, uneducated, non-English speaking people added to the country would actually reduce the debt. Makes perfect sense if you’re an idiot.

crrr6 on May 6, 2013 at 10:51 PM

You watchin’ your figure? /

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Yeah Right. When I die, I’m donating my body to science….fiction

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

They will finally answer the question of the missing link. :)

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

“The key is Rubio,” said Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “Without Rubio, this bill would not get anywhere with Republicans. He gives them the cover.”

Rot in hell, Rubio.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Can’t wait. Wed is Fire Marshall appreciation day. Might be on CSPAN.

SparkPlug on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Good evening fellow HotAirians!!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

A nation of men, not laws.

Burn the Constitution and all the law books, they’re just making it up as they go along now.

Rubio can pound all the sand of the Sahara.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

It’s shocking. I have never seen a political party commit suicide as fast as these Republicans as of late.

What kind of polling are they seeing that persuades them go so far to the left?

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Good evening fellow HotAirians!!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

*clink*

Do you need a refill? :)

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 10:51 PM

;-D I like all your sides

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Those poor, poor illegals many of whom have been here for years and and years, yet they can’t speak a word of English. (Actually, they refuse to, but if you make ‘em they will. I know from personal experience).

SouthernGent on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

The Heritage Foundation study fails to account for the increased debt and spending, due to liberals winning every election.

El_Terrible on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

yeah I do! SC on the rocks!! Ty muchly :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Burn the Constitution and all the law books, they’re just making it up as they go along now.

Rubio can pound all the sand of the Sahara.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I’m taking the Atchafalaya basin, and the Red River about two hundred miles north. Attempt no landings there. You guys can carve up the rest of it as you’d like.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Its going to be much higher than $6.3 trillion.

El_Terrible on May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Bill Ayers Is A Fvcking Liar

And, I’ve made sure to let Billy Boy, old buddy, old pal, know that he’s been busted as a lying, moral-equivocating smear merchant, as well as the author of the article in the Ohio paper that interviewed him.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

There had better be justice in the next world, cause there damn sure isn’t any in this one.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Those poor, poor illegals many of whom have been here for years and and years, yet they can’t speak a word of English. (Actually, they refuse to, but if you make ‘em they will. I know from personal experience).

SouthernGent on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

My wife’s a school teacher. These schools cater to the spanish speaking kids. They don’t teach them english, they demand the teachers and staff learn spanish.

Parent teacher conferences with their parents is a hoot. They have to have translators there. From Kindergarten all the way to High school.

What world is this?

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Jeff Flake @JeffFlake
Verified account

Senator from Arizona
Tweets

Jeff Flake @JeffFlake
Congratulations to Gabby Giffords on her well deserved Profiles in Courage Award. abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/g…

about 3 hours ago
Jeff Flake @JeffFlake
Here we go again. New Heritage study claims huge cost for Immigration Reform. Ignores economic benefits. No dynamic scoring.

about 11 hours ago

…FLUKE OFF!YOU FLUKEN FLAKE!

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

The Heritage Foundation study fails to account for the increased debt and spending, due to liberals winning every election.

El_Terrible on May 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM

And the loss of revenue from some red states checking out of the union.

crrr6 on May 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

yeah I do! SC on the rocks!! Ty muchly :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

LOL..

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Belongs to th aliens now

*spit*

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:58 PM

That Tour’e clip above makes me want to bash my head into a wall:

“Open Borders will reduce Muslim Poverty that is threatening our society.”

WTF?

portlandon on May 6, 2013 at 10:58 PM

And the loss of revenue from some red states checking out of the union.

crrr6 on May 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

May be our only chance to survive this.

I used to think that kind of talk was silly. Not anymore.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM

High be I lmao…

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Fore

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Hi, Scrumpy! Nicely done. Keep an eye out for drones, though.

wolfsDad on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

We need to bankrupt the nation to show illegal aliens we forgive them for hating us.

Or something.

profitsbeard on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

wolfsDad on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Thanks!

Drones what dro…………………….

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:00 PM

We need to bankrupt the nation to show illegal aliens we forgive them for hating us.

Or something.

profitsbeard on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

We need to give back California..

Anyone oppose this?

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Rot in hell, Rubio.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Hell is too good for that Judas.

TxAnn56 on May 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Only one O_o

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Immigration Polling: Bad News for Red-State Democrats

Numbers USA…recently commissioned polling in states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina, all of which voted for Mitt Romney, where incumbent Democrats are seeking reelection in 2014. The results…indicate that likely voters in those states do not support the major policies in the Gang’s bill, particularly its lack of a strong border-security and enforcement trigger, and would be unlikely to back a politician who does.

ALASKA

Senator Mark Begich is trying to win reelection in a state that Romney carried by 15 points, and has already broken with his party once this year on a major vote — he was one of four Democrats who voted against the Toomey-Manchin background-check legislation. Polling suggests Begich could face a backlash for supporting the Gang’s immigration bill.

60%: of LVs favor an approach that demonstrates “full enforcement of immigration law” before considering legal status for illegal immigrants.

Only 32%: Backs an approach toGang’s proposal, which would involve “legalization first, followed by border security, and then citizenship.”

67%: would be more likely to vote for a political party that supports enforcing immigration laws first over a party that supports legalizing illegal immigrants first.

ARKANSAS

Senator Mark Pryor, who joined Begich in opposing Toomey-Manchin, is similarly facing a tough reelection fight in 2016. (Romney carried Arkansas by a whopping 23%) Supporting the Gang’s proposal might be difficult for Pryor.

Only 24%: Favored providing legal status and work permits for “most” of the 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be living in the United States.

19%: Would support a plan that provides work permits to illegal immigrants, and then implements border security and workplace enforcement measures over the next ten years, ie, Gang’s bill.

LOUISIANA

Incumbent senator Mary Landrieu’s state voted 58 percent for Romney in 2012. Landrieu will already have a tough time explaining her vote for the Senate Democratic budget proposal, which called for raising taxes by at least $1 trillion, earlier this year, Obamacare, and gun control.

65%: Oppose the idea of giving work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

32%: Support the idea of giving work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

Almost 70%: Favor implementing border security and workplace enforcement measures first.

64%: Would be more likely to vote for a political party that supports the same.

NORTH CAROLINA

Although the state is more purple than the others on this list, having just narrowly voted for Romney in 2012, Senator Kay Hagan will be a prime target for Republicans next cycle. She has already expressed vague support for “comprehensive immigration reform,” but has yet to take a stand on the Gang’s proposal.

58%: Likely voters in North Carolina do not support the general progression of the Gang’s plan — legal status, then border security, then citizenship for illegal immigrants.

38%: Support the general progression of the Gang’s plan.

68%: Favor an enforcement-first approach to immigration reform.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…d a m n !
…they’re already on page 51 in the Gulch…seems like Bmore had just turned the AARP page!

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Flake was the best we had. The guy primarying with him was a dem plant. Ben Cardin.

I lost friends over arguing about Flake. He’s good on a lot. But mccain got him on the rest.

wolly4321 on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Bill Ayers Is A Fvcking Liar

And, I’ve made sure to let Billy Boy, old buddy, old pal, know that he’s been busted as a lying, moral-equivocating smear merchant, as well as the author of the article in the Ohio paper that interviewed him.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM

‘No one knows for sure but I think they [some of Ayers' fellow Weather Underground members] were. And had they carried [the bombing of Fort Dix] out it would have been a catastrophe. But they didn’t and it didn’t happen. BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN IS, ON THAT SAME DAY, JOHN McCAIN MURDERED CIVILIANS . . .’

- Bill Ayers

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/05/bill-ayers-is-liar.html

:/ Pretty bizarre.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Dang it flake

Arrrgghh

cmsinaz on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

We need to bankrupt the nation to show illegal aliens we forgive them for hating us.

Or something.

profitsbeard on May 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

We need to give back California..

Anyone oppose this?

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

We need to beat another drug addict and let the trash burn down the state. Then, they can have if.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Who is going to pay that tab?

Well, however much Rubio ends up paying, it won’t be his fair share which by right should be at least half of it.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Illegals pay taxes ? Really ?
How do they do that ?
By getting tax-refunds on their fake SS#s ?

burrata on May 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Mary Landrieu

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Yeah . . . but Landrieu’s butt is as glued to her chair in a way that’s difficult to accept.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Does Rubio really expect conservatives to believe that the Obama (or Clinton) administration will round up 4 million immigrants and deport them just because they are poor?

I guess so. He obviously thinks conservatives are real stupid.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM

…they’re already on page 51 in the Gulch…seems like Bmore had just turned the AARP page!

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Link me the gulch again? I want to see a 51 page thread. :)

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM

“The key is Rubio,” said Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “Without Rubio, this bill would not get anywhere with Republicans. He gives them the cover.”

An anti-American giving other anti-Americans cover. This in and of itself makes Rubio worse than all the other gang of eight members and Obama combined. He is the Plague.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

*as glued to her chair as, say, Harry Reid in a way that’s difficult to accept.

bad edit. :)

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

And since the Three Loud Mouths, Levin, Limbaugh and Hannity still will not denounce Rubio, they are de facto on the side of amnesty and the demise of the Republic.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM

The Gulch is happening during the day :-)

QOTD The Glade rocks at night!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

How did it get to this point?
Our Country is cornered by the illegals they let in and FAILED
to do their job.
Who has the power? Obvious.
More please.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

AMNESTY!!!!!! Goodbye United States……..Hello North American Union.

And you think with a recent Pew poll showing 25 million Mexicans would be willing to cross the border illegally to get on the Federal Teat that this nation would not become a borderless “ideal” as Bush 43 called it????

This Amnesty bill with the open borders we have is nothing more than TRAITOROUS to the Republic. I’m sorry the gop is just in bed with Business interests on this one.

PappyD61 on May 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Today we must all be aware that political expediency and latino ethnicity takes precedence over rule of law and constitutional procedure. However you say – WTF ! – what does this mean… in relation to the tabulation whereby we must once again realize that the great reconquesta story is now being rehearsed before our very eyes, in the rise of Marco Rubio… indicating that only a two-faced … I mean a bi-faced … I mean a bi-polar … I mean a bi-lingual hombre can receive…the award for reconquesta, unlike Kenyan Hussein Obama whose reconquesta plans don’t drink water.

Amigos – comrades – muchachos – friends, we are gathered here as an edifice of the great glory that is now vanishing and the intuitive feeling, based on the assumption as Mencken once said, “He who underestimates the American public will never go broke.” This is merely a small indication to behold and to perceive that which has gone way into the behind and to that which might project .. I mean go forward … out of the mouth … i mean .. the future…we’ve got to rip up the constitution so we can rip down those outdated borders! This is the main deterrent upon which we have gathered our strength and all the others who say, “What the hell did that get?” – We don’t know.

And as Miller once said in one of his great novels- what did he … that language is only necessary when bilingual communication is endangered. And you sit there bewildered, and Pinter who went further said “It is not the lack of communication, but fear of communication.” That’s what the damn thing is that we fear – communication – especially all the Spanish communication that’s even on a box of Wheaties now. Damn it! But we have no paranoia, and through all this Senator McCain has attained, and has created for himself serenity, and it is only his insanity that has kept him alive in his senility.

Senors y Senoritas, Ladies and Gentlemen. The time will come when a first world America will outlive its usefulness. Marx, either Groucho or Karl, I can’t remember which, maybe it was both or maybe it was Harpo, once said that America is the opiate of the people. I say that when America outlives its usefulness and becomes a majority latino nation , then opium…will be the opiate…Ahh that’s not a bad idea… we are going to need that badly especially when the booze runs out …

And the completely unbiased and bi-partisan panel, has determined to give the grand prize to Marco Rubio for his EARNESTY’S RAINBOW. Now EARNESTY’S RAINBOW is a token of this man’s genius…he told me so himself and repeatedly …that he could change perceptions by calling his plan for knocking down those pesky borders EARNESTY …in other words, he could have been more specific, but rather than allude to an articulation of the mundane, he has come to the conclusion that brevity is the importance of our nation’s shallow first world existence. God damn!

Marco Rubio’s . EARNESTY’S RAINBOW – is a small contribution to a certain degree, since there are over seven billion people in the world today. 450 of them … million live in the United States and Mexico which is a very, very small amount compared to those who will be miserable and dying elsewhere…Well, I say that you will be on the road to new horizons, for we who live in a society where citizenship is a commodity and a politician can become a TV personality, it’s not easy to conform if you have any morality…I, I, I said that myself many years ago…

But I do want to thank la Raza…I mean the RNC … I mean the DNC and it’s subsidiary the RNC, the organization for the $1,000 in affirmative action latino scholarships they’ve given out…tonight they took in over $4,000,000, but they do have expenses for their consultants you know, and I think that I have another appointment. I would like to stay here, but for the sake of brevity I, I must leave. I do want to thank you, and I want to thank Marco Rubio – acting el Presidenta of la Raza Mexiamerica and also Mr. Obama – acting Pharaoh and Drone Commander of the World – and also I want to thank Professor Irwin Corey and thank you. …

RasThavas on May 6, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Yeah but it’s nice :-D

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:16 PM

More please.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Someone hand this woman a head of lettuce, a tomato, and a fork.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

And since the Three Loud Mouths, Levin, Limbaugh and Hannity still will not denounce Rubio, they are de facto on the side of amnesty and the demise of the Republic.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Hannity loves Rove and Gingrich, so that doesn’t surprise me,
The other two make me sick.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/25/report-palin-parts-ways-with-fox-news/comment-page-51/#comments

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…thanks Scrumpy!

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Look at the very bottom pic and see the faces of those who would deal a death blow to America. I don’t expect Rush and Levin to embarrass Rubio in public, on the air, but a WTF phone call might be in order.

arnold ziffel on May 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Just needed to test … been a goofy night in browser-land.
Greetings to the QOTD !!

pambi on May 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

What a stupid article

Making tens of millions of semiliterate illegal welfare cases citizens is beyond stupid
It is suicide
My grandparents came over and received ZERO public assistance.
They stayed and worked their entire lives

And what paid taxes are we expecting from these lowskilled folks?
Ever hear of EITC?
It’s just a crap welfare scheme. Direct payments.
Perfect for poor semiskilled peons with grannies and lots of kids.

TexasJew on May 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Me love Marco Rubio. Me going to name my next 6 sons after him and make him my whole extended family’s patron saint. We will still always vote democrat early and often of course.

NoBordersJose on May 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Ok!! :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Is the left really trying to convince me we couldn’t have inserted a SEAL Team into benghazi on the coast in less than about 1 hour? That there weren’t alert 5 floating off the coast? 10 minutes out?

We lit the place up with Tomakawks. ALL of Libya is on the coast.

All it would have taken is the word go. Break some glass with F-16′s first. Call in a AC-130 gun.

It’s all bullshit.

wolly4321 on May 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Uh oh did bad thing :-(

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM

And since the Three Loud Mouths, Levin, Limbaugh and Hannity still will not denounce Rubio, they are de facto on the side of amnesty and the demise of the Republic.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Hannity loves Rove and Gingrich, so that doesn’t surprise me,
The other two make me sick.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

…I have a hard time being mad at Levin…and if I see Senator Senile and Graham Cracker on Fox once more!…I’m going to wreck a TV!

KOOLAID2 on May 6, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Me love Marco Rubio. Me going to name my next 6 sons after him and make him my whole extended family’s patron saint. We will still always vote democrat early and often of course.

NoBordersJose on May 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

You should call him the Patron Saint of Reach Arounds.

AllahsNippleHair on May 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I would prefer a cleaver and a pig.

bazil9 on May 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM

TV ads featuring Rubio running now…barf. Go. Away.

Jackalope on May 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Uh oh did bad thing :-(

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM

What did you do? I can’t find anything.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I don’t expect Rush and Levin to embarrass Rubio in public, on the air, but a WTF phone call might be in order.

arnold ziffel on May 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Pathetic little men who put Rubio ahead of their own country.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

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