Skip to comments.Rubio: Economy Will Benefit From Immigration Bill
Posted on 04/19/2013 8:45:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Sen. Marco Rubio sought to blunt a wave of criticism from the conservative Heritage Foundation Thursday with a letter touting the economic benefits of immigration.
On Monday, the Florida Republican met with David Addington, group vice president of research at Heritage, and just days later the think tank >slammed the senators immigration proposal as a costly amnesty program.
In a letter to Mr. Addington Thursday, Mr. Rubio said immigration would ultimately be a boon to the economy. Under the Senate plan, future immigrants would be evaluated more frequently based on their skills and employment prospects, which would help promote economic growth, Mr. Rubio wrote.
I am keenly aware that there will be budgetary impacts when illegal immigrants begin to access citizenship beginning 13 years after immigration reform is enacted, Mr. Rubio wrote. However, I also believe that immigration reform
will improve the labor market, increase entrepreneurship and create jobs, leading to a net increase in economic growth and reducing the deficit.
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I (We) don't buy into your argument.
Cheap Mexican Slave Labor makes the Chamber of Commerce Happy!
Rubio: Economy Will Benefit From Immigration Bill
His immigration bill would allow for even more Chechen terrorists to move on in the the US.
Hey Marco. How exactly does Beslan in Boston benefit our economy?
kill this immigration bill
Rubio now defines “The US Economy” as the Federal governemnt, large corporations and the financial class. He specifically defines “the US Economy” to NOT include 70% to 80% of the working age population in this country presently.
He is a lost cause, Crist would have been useless, but at least not actively maliciously attacking the American people’s financial security.
How many more Chechen immigrants will be admitted?
I had high hopes for Senator Rubio, but he has lost my support now. Any deal that involves Schumer is bad for America. Rush tried to tell him that yesterday, and he rejected it.
We need fighters, not appeasers.
If more laborers means growth (duh), then just stop the abortions. Those people would be culturally American (if they weren’t indoctrinated in public schools).
How many workers is social security short? 50 Million.
How many abortions? Yeah, you guessed it.
Marco is all in. In so deep he can’t get out. He’s riding this flamer to the ground.
He has jumped the shark... I’m done with him
The democrats love public works projects. Not a single one of us would be against a public works project to build a double fence along the entire Mexican border and on our side of the Rio Grande.
I’ve been to Israel and have seen the wall that Ariel Sharon put up. It has kept people safe and has kept the criminal element out. The Great Wall of China did the same and also the wall the Dutch put up to keep out the Indians (how Wall Street got its name).
How many more Chechen immigrants will be admitted?
...and given US citizenship and benefits. I’m beginning to hope that Rubio emigrates to Chechnya!!
And to think that I supported this dufus and contributed to his campaign. Maybe Rubio should emigrate to Chechnya to join his friends?
So what if he has? And he has..
Plenty of Freepers assured us we have to vote GOP no matter what. In this case It would likely be because a Dem would do the same thing but it’s OK when the GOP guy does it. Because it’s better for America.
Hey don’t ask me to explain their idiocy. Just passing on all the crap thrown at me and others in the last few months....
He’s drowning and he knows it. He sounded almost panicky yesterday on Rush’s show.
Just another pretender!
No amnesty!! Not now not ever.
Sounds like he made a sweetheart deal and drank the Kool-Aid.
Don't give him so much wiggle room. How many more Muslim immigrants will be admitted? - that should be the question.
Yeah, right! Food Stamp use, Welfare (TANF), unemployment checks......we will be TRILLIONS more in debt if they push amnesty through.
We’re going to have to name this bill after Rubio. Rubiocare or something.
I’m really wondering when Mark Levin is going to let go of his love for Marco and stop supporting him as a political candidate. Really, Levin doesn’t support this amnesty bill, but he still talks like he’ll endorse Rubio in future elections to the end. He says Rubio is conservative on everything else. Sorry to say Mark, his gang of 8 actions negate all the good he’s done, just like a murderer doesn’t escape prison, just because he did a lot of good before killing.
Mark says lotsa good things. Then he caves on Romney, now Rubio.
It is what it is.
This is really disheartening, isn't it?
Yes but I accept that most so called conservatives are not who or what they say they are. And I accept that thanks to them, the Rinos and dems have free rein.
If that was not the case, they would not say one thing and do another. Principles DO matter. And after it all comes apart, hopefully people of principle can salvage what remains from the people that threw it all away.
That’s one of the bigger lies he’s told...if immigration helped the economy, why then, with the gates wide open for the last 20 years aren’t we doing great!!!!???
Marco has let his brain be Chucked.
He has lost all capability of logical thought processes.
Funny that with 8% unemployment that this crowd still has the gaul to claim we have jobs only immigrants will do.
McConell put Rubio in the Gang of 8. Rubio is just fronting the old Chamber of Commerce amnesty lobby. Nothing new here, just a new spokesman. Big money in amnesty and the beltway GOP has no problem pimping us out to get it.