The Perfect GOP Compromise On Immigration
June 27, 2013 by Wayne Allyn Root
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. The Barack Obama socialist cabal and mainstream media (I know; I repeat myself) lie about immigration. They frame the debate as having only two options: the Democrat way (let everyone in and put them all on welfare) or the supposed Republican way (keep everyone out and send home those already here). That is a blatant lie.
The second Obama lie is that there is only one definition of compromise: Agree with Democrats on everything. How absurd. How is that “compromise”?
If the GOP agrees to this Democratic version of compromise, the U.S. economy will be damaged beyond repair. We are already a bankrupt Nation with more than $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities. Letting in millions of new poor, uneducated, low-skill immigrants in the middle of an economic depression and jobs crisis, as well as giving them access to welfare and Obamacare, can only be described as the end of America. It is a disaster for the middle class in terms of jobs competition, the lowering of wages and the cost of taxes to pay for the new entitlement bills.
But there is a simple and truly fair compromise that is based on the practical advice from my latest book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. Republicans, conservatives and Libertarians have to be blind or idiots not to support it.
My first common-sense observation is there is no need to do anything until the border is secure. Period. Not secure by the standards of Obama or Janet Napolitano. But 100 percent secured and approved by Congress and an outside panel of independent experts.
Now, on to the compromise. The only reason for the GOP to agree to a compromise is if there is something to be gained in return. If Democrats want the 12 million illegal aliens already here to be given a legal pathway to citizenship, I say “yes,” but only if Democrats agree to these key points of compromise:
First, it still starts with a 100 percent sealed border. Until that happens, no one is legalized. Ironically, even the 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens should support this necessity. Once they are made legal, the 12 million certainly don’t want another 12 million battling them for jobs.
Next, end birthright citizenship. Never again can someone come here illegally, give birth and think that child is a legal American. The millions of children here today win the lottery (with military service), but only if no one else ever gets in again.
Third, no Obamacare for the 12 million or so illegal aliens. The Internal Revenue Service estimates health insurance will cost $20,000 per year by 2016 because of this Obamacare monstrosity. You do the math. 12 million times $20,000 equals $240 billion per year. That would cause the final collapse of the U.S. economy.
You can come here to work legally, but you can’t let in 12 million new patients for free healthcare. That would be economic suicide. Only an idiot couldn’t see that. Either an idiot, or a Democrat looking to win elections with 12 million new Democratic voters, without any regard for the new debt overwhelming the system or the eventual destruction of the U.S. economy.
Fourth — and here’s the big one — Illegal aliens already collect billions of dollars in entitlements. Right now. They get food stamps, aid to dependent children and free meals at school. Now, add in earned income tax credits — even though they don’t pay taxes in the first place. It’s costing taxpayers a fortune. If you want us to legalize you, it has to stop. So we’ll let you in, but only if you agree to never accept entitlements. Except for Social Security — but only after they’ve worked for many years and have earned it like everyone else.
Conservatives like me aren’t against immigrants. I love immigrants. Legal immigrants who come to America to work are the lifeblood of America. But I draw the line at someone who comes here to live off government. Why would any country allow that? Not with $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities already on the books. The new debt would push us over the edge.
So will Democrats hold up immigration reform over this issue? Will they openly admit to supporting and encouraging immigrants who want welfare, food stamps and 100 other kinds of entitlements? Conservatives will let you in — if you’re a taxpayer and contributor. But we’re not going to let you in if you’ve come here to be a taxpayer drain.
Can you imagine someone breaking into your restaurant and greeting you in the morning when you open the door by demanding you take care of them with free food, housing, education, medical and cash for life? Democrats think that’s “fair.” Most Americans don’t.
You can stay, but only if you work. If you came to mooch, you can leave now. You mean that’s not “fair” to Democrats? That’s unreasonable? We let you break in, and now we’re going to agree not to arrest or deport you. But we certainly won’t allow you to overwhelm our system and raise our taxes and debt in the bargain. That’s the only sane compromise.
Give up welfare and all entitlements, and in return you get to stay. You never again have to fear that knock on the door. You never have to fear separation from your family. You are in America for good. You won the lottery.
You mean illegal aliens won’t accept this deal? If they won’t, then they are here for the handouts. If that’s the case, no deal.
By the way, I’d even throw in another chit in the bargain. In return for agreeing to never accept welfare, illegal aliens will not owe back taxes. It’s unrealistic anyway. Illegals can’t afford it. No one will pay it. No one will enforce it. My compromise is realistic. You get a work card. You pay taxes moving forward. You become a legal resident. America is fair and beyond generous. But no welfare. Ever.
Fifth, as part of this deal, English becomes the official language of America. If you want to stay, you have to learn English. You have to vote in English. You can’t survive or thrive in this country without learning English. But no one will ever learn unless you take away the options. Why would we agree to let millions of people in who want to change our language or culture? Now that would be insanity squared. Come on in. We welcome you — as long as you assimilate and become patriotic Americans.
Sixth, you go to the end of the line for citizenship. You get a work card and become a legal resident. You pay taxes. But, you earn citizenship over a very long period of time and you get in line with the millions of others who are being legally admitted. And you cannot vote.
Lastly, no more fraud upon the taxpayers and citizens. No more 1,000-page bills. This can all be explained in a simple five- to 10-page bill. If I were a U.S. Senator, even with all the points above, I’d still vote “no” to a 1,200-page bill. Something is wrong if you need 1,200 pages written by lawyers. It’s fraud. They are sneaking in provisions the citizens would not support, if they were able to read it. So the big-government bureaucrats overwhelm us with 1,200 pages (filled with lies, fraud and trickery). You know, like the clause that sets up community activist organizations as the new welcome wagon for all immigrants. More tricks from Obama to brainwash immigrants to demand entitlements and vote Democrat forever more. Any Republican who’d vote for that is an idiot.
All the extras must be cut out of this bill. This bill is about immigration, not more stimulus bills or pumping up government spending or Las Vegas tourism or handing billions of dollars to Marxist organizations disguised as “community activists.” This attitude is what bankrupted America in the first place.
Obama and his socialist cabal will yell and scream. But guess what? The vast majority of the 12 million people who broke the law will gladly accept this deal and praise those who “compromised” for their benefit. No other country in the world would offer this deal. Certainly not Mexico.
That’s the deal. Conservatives are not against immigration reform or against compromise. Those are blatant lies. But first, the borders must be 100 percent sealed. Then you get it, but only if you’re here to work.
This is how you “compromise” to get immigration reform for 12 million illegal aliens already here. Let Obama and the Democrats explain to those 12 million why they are unwilling to accept this “compromise” and would rather leave them and their families in the shadows, unable to get legal U.S. jobs and facing arrest and deportation. Is welfare that important to illegal aliens? If it is, then we can’t allow you in.
One last comment. If any GOP lawmaker is dumb enough to simply roll over and agree to Obama’s and the Democrats’ definition of “compromise” on this issue, he has proven to be nothing but a short-sighted, greedy politician who cares only about his re-election and cares nothing about the American taxpayer. And he must be booted out of office immediately.
Great ideas, right? That’s how you design a compromise. Unfortunately, we all know that none of the sane, common-sense ideas I’ve just recommended will ever happen. Not with the big-government Marxists who control the Obama Administration and whose goal is the destruction of capitalism and the America we know and love.
And not with the weak-willed idiots that run today’s GOP who are afraid of their own shadow — not to mention they are bought, paid for and owned by big corporations looking for cheap labor. Right and left are both destroying this country and wiping out the middle class forever.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.