Skip to comments.Get us good immigrants
Posted on 05/19/2011 7:41:45 AM PDT by Clive
The most successful wooing of the immigrant vote--even if the losers playing the same game decry it as political pandering, not wooing--was obviously pulled off by the Harper Conservatives.
Kudos to them.
But now that Stephen Harper has secured his first majority as PM, thanks primarily to Jason Kenney's marathon dance in the multicultural mosh pit, the time has come to get real with our immigration policies.
The Fraser Institute, a leading public policy think tank, has released a report that echoes the position we have been advocating since Pierre Trudeau's blind-eyed liberalism opened the floodgates.
And it's time a government listened.
Simply put, start admitting immigrants with Canadian job offers and/or the skills immediately needed by employers, and throw out the left-wing bleeding-heart mentality that plays taxpayers for suckers.
The Fraser Institute discovered--and it comes as no surprise to us--that our current immigrant population costs taxpayers upwards of $24 billion a year because what they pay in taxes is disproportionately less than the government services they wholeheartedly embrace.
"As a result of Canada's welfare-state policies, our progressive income taxes and our universal social programs," says the report, "these immigrants pose a huge fiscal burden on Canadian taxpayers."
In 2006, for example, which was the latest year statistics were available to the Fraser Institute, family-class immigrants made up 22.1% of all immigrants entering our country, while only 16.2% were admitted based on their occupational skills.
As the report's authors put it, "With the aging of Canada's population and the growing unfunded liabilities of social programs, Canada simply cannot afford the growing cost burdens imposed by poor-selected immigrants."
Sound familiar? Because it should.
We have been saying much the same since Justin Trudeau was a gleam in his daddy's eye, and Canada's Boomer generation was far from being described as aging.
The focus of future immigration-- backed by the immediate nixing of today's immigration misguidedness--should be centred purely on market demands.
In other words, secure the immigrants we truly need, say no to the ones we don't, and deport the ones who play us for suckers. It could not be any simpler.
My Chinese friends (an attorney and an investment banker) intentionally picked Canada over the US for their green cards, simply because of the higher welfare benefits that even “the wealthy” can get there.
Get us good immigrants
Sorry, not part of the plan.
“My Chinese friends (an attorney and an investment banker) intentionally picked Canada over the US for their green cards, simply because of the higher welfare benefits that even the wealthy can get there.”
Of course. Only an idiot liberal or pure open borders hack would deny human nature. People will naturally go where the goodies are plentiful.
That’s why Liberalism is a mental disease, because with immigration even if they win they still lose.
Sure the M&Ms love the freebies the left hands out, but they don’t care about or they are even against the other stuff the left claims they are for, like Homo rights, health Nazi bans, the environment, separation of church and state, etc.
And these immigrants are racist and once they become the majority in a district they will only vote one of their own in and their only goal will getting stuff from YT.
But then again, Liberal’s decadent and selfish lifestyle means they don’t have kids, so what do they care what happens in the future.
ours are plenty generous ,too.
“$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps “
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