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Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour,Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study
Twitchy ^ | May 6, 2013 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 05/06/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by Bratch

Noted immigration researchers Haley Barbour, Jeff Flake, and Paul Ryan slam Heritage Foundation study

Posted at 3:10 pm on May 6, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments

Haley Barbour on the Heritage report: "It's a political document. It's not serious analysis."
Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) May 06, 2013

Ths morning the Heritage Foundation released a study estimating that amnesty will cost taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. We can certainly understand why amnesty supporters are upset, but their criticisms of the study ring hollow.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour calls the study a “political document” and “not serious analysis” but does not say what specifically is wrong with the methodology.

Sen. Jeff Flake also criticized the study, arguing that it does not take into account the economic benefits of immigration.

Here we go again. New Heritage study claims huge cost for Immigration Reform. Ignores economic benefits. No dynamic scoring.—
Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) May 06, 2013

Wrong:

Robert Rector says his study is a dynamic analysis. Shows that low-skill immigrants hurt low-skill citizen wages by 10%—
Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) May 06, 2013

Rep. Paul Ryan piled on:

In a statement provided to CQ Roll Call, the Wisconsin Republican had this to say about the Heritage report that the Senate bill’s “amnesty” component would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion over several decades: “The Congressional Budget Office has found that fixing our broken immigration system could help our economy grow. A proper accounting of immigration reform should take into account these dynamic effects.”

Wrong again:

Heritage study does account for economic benefits of amnesty. They predict tax revenues will go up by $3.1 trillion.—
Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) May 06, 2013

And please, Rep. Ryan, don’t rely on the CBO’s estimates of costs during the next 10 years:

DeMint compares Schumer-Rubio to Obamcare. Says cost explosion hidden outside 10 year CBO window.—
Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) May 06, 2013

We are open to the possibility that the Heritage Foundation’s analysis is flawed, but these are not good-faith criticisms.  In fact, given how weak these “arguments” are, we doubt Barbour, Flake, or Ryan have even read the study. (It is 92 pages long and was released just this morning.)

I like Haley Barbour, but what are the chances he read the 90 pg @Heritage report before sounding off? ow.ly/kKU8q
Mark Kelly (@MarkdKelly2) May 06, 2013

We look forward to serious critiques of the study’s methodology, particularly from those who haven’t been on the payroll of the Mexican government.


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Establishment hacks scattering to cover their colleagues' exposed backsides.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Why, again, was everyone so excite that Ryan was the VP pick?


2 posted on 05/06/2013 2:06:42 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Bratch

Someone tell me again how Ryan is a conservative.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 2:06:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bratch
Gotta just love these brainiacs!

All of their advanced degrees in statistics and economics, oops, they don't actually have such degrees, oh well forget it!

4 posted on 05/06/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Traitor Ryan at it again....


5 posted on 05/06/2013 2:08:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Bratch
The GOPe is using Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals #5, "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon," against conservatives.

Isn't that cute?

6 posted on 05/06/2013 2:09:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
You have to add modifiers and clauses. Like he's a fiscal conservative or he's a social conservative.

Or like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQkbXWwJhQ

7 posted on 05/06/2013 2:10:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Bratch; Liz

it does not take into account the economic benefits of immigration.
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This has nothing to do with immigration or immigrants so why would it be considered ???

This is about 30 MILLION illegal aliens

and they already costs us BILLIONS every year...

and give us very little in return...


8 posted on 05/06/2013 2:11:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Speak not such blasphemies! Paul Ryan has shown us the one true way! Gay adoption and no borders are truly conservative ideals!

Shame on you. Shame! Had we only voted for Romney we could be enjoying this severe conservatism in the White House instead of the dems doing the same damn thing. But It’s wrong when they do it.+


9 posted on 05/06/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Exactly

As for Ryan....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016398/posts


10 posted on 05/06/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Bratch

Paul Ryan balancing a budget ???

Anyone supporting Illegal Alien Amnesty is a tax and spend liberal. I got some other things...but I like to stay a Freeper....


11 posted on 05/06/2013 2:14:31 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Bratch

And Ryan officially joins the enemy within. FUPR!! TRAITOR!!


12 posted on 05/06/2013 2:15:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bratch

I’m disappointed with Ryan on this one. What is wrong with these people? I mean, I expect liberals to be insane, but I am just stunned at the amount of liberalism/statism/’tax-and-spend-ism’ coming from what used to be the right.

This country is dangerously adrift.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: fwdude
Why, again, was everyone so excite that Ryan was the VP pick?

I feel like the election ended up providing a narrow escape from this guy. Didn't he come out last week in support of sodomite "marriage"? Or was that abortion? Maybe it was little boys being adopted by turd pokers? Whatever... It was something sick.

14 posted on 05/06/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Homosexual adoption.

Sickest of the sick


15 posted on 05/06/2013 2:18:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bratch

What economic benefits? So you employ the illegal at $10/hour under-the-table while paying him and the American leftists welfare to sit on their lazy AZZes?? There ain’t no economic benefit to that.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 2:18:54 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: TurboZamboni

Or “Liberal Democrat”. That modifier fits best.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

” Paul Ryan has shown us the one true way! Gay adoption and no borders are truly conservative ideals!”

Wonder if Ryan still has his NAMBLA card....


18 posted on 05/06/2013 2:21:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Bratch
Ryan sure turned out to be another RINO dud.

Toomey, Rubio, Ryan... the covers have been yanked back and conservatives can see what they've been up against.

19 posted on 05/06/2013 2:21:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: fwdude

That’s a good question. Two weeks ago, Paul Ryan was sharing the stage at a pro-amnesty event with the loathesome Luis “La Raza” Gutierrez. And then last week, he comes out in favor of homo adoption. To think, this was supposed to be the “solid” guy on the Romney-Ryan ticket!

Just add another notch added to my ever-growing mountain of distrust in anything and everything GOP. All I can add, is that if Ryan somehow winds up the 2016 nominee, there’s no way in hell he’d get my vote.


20 posted on 05/06/2013 2:22:38 PM PDT by greene66
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To: stephenjohnbanker

what I wouldn’t give to transplant the 3rd world community of Cactus, TX to that lovely Lilly white neighborhood where Paul Ryan lives and his kids go to school... and then find out what this jackass has to say about immigration


21 posted on 05/06/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT by thestob
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To: Norm Lenhart

Thank you.
Screw Paul Ryan.

Give me...

Jim DeMint
Sarah Palin
Scott Walker
Ted Cruz

...in any order you want.


22 posted on 05/06/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Can’t see why he didn’t evolve on that too. So it wouldn’t surprise me if he has one now. Or maybe he always has. Can’t be sure with a proven liar.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: fwdude
Why, again, was everyone so excite that Ryan was the VP pick?

Must have been desperation to get the "won" out of office.

I admit I was conned.

24 posted on 05/06/2013 2:23:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Bratch; WKB; Black Agnes

Thank you, Bratch.


25 posted on 05/06/2013 2:24:21 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lancey Howard

DeMint is iffy at best (love of Mitt) but the rest are solid ...so far...


26 posted on 05/06/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bratch

Why is that stinker Flake representing Arizona?

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Jeff Flake for Senate.
Sara Palin endorses Jeff Flake for Senate.


27 posted on 05/06/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: thestob

That’s the problem. Ryan has no fear of scum in HIS neighborhood. Screw the rest of us!


28 posted on 05/06/2013 2:25:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney selecting him should have been our first clue.
Dayum, we missed it.


29 posted on 05/06/2013 2:25:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

We all make mistakes. Even me. I was 4 at the time. But never since ;)


30 posted on 05/06/2013 2:26:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Are there any conservatives in politics?


31 posted on 05/06/2013 2:27:40 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: onyx

I wouldn’t say missed it so much as wanting to believe something different.


32 posted on 05/06/2013 2:28:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Las Vegas Ron

A lot if Republicans are confused, thinking that someone whose temperament and lifestyle are conservative must somehow also be politically conservative. And also confused about the difference between conservative and Constitutional.


33 posted on 05/06/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: exnavy

” Are there any conservatives in politics?”

NOT an unintelligent question anymore!!


34 posted on 05/06/2013 2:29:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: exnavy

Outside Palin and Cruz and Walker? No. Not that I can find. No one else demonstrates any conservatism.


35 posted on 05/06/2013 2:29:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

He went cozy with Romney right from the start.
I was taken aback by that, but like you said, “wanted to believe” he was rock solid.


36 posted on 05/06/2013 2:30:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Bratch

IDIOTS.


37 posted on 05/06/2013 2:30:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jjotto
A lot if Republicans are confused, thinking that someone whose temperament and lifestyle are conservative must somehow also be politically conservative. And also confused about the difference between conservative and Constitutional.

Hey, when the alternative is a commie pos it's easy.

**Sigh**

38 posted on 05/06/2013 2:32:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Three is no where near a majority, we’re in deep doo-doo.


39 posted on 05/06/2013 2:32:39 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: onyx

And the GOP has rode that horse to great effect overall. Our votes showed the GOP we would moderate. So they did what they wanted with our apparent blessing. They moderated.


40 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: onyx

Hey you!

Last time we spoke we got “disconnected”!


41 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

And you betcha the commies know it.


42 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: exnavy

We asked for it. I know people hate hearing it, but the truth is what it is. And I don’t take pleasure in it, but I will not ignore it either.


43 posted on 05/06/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Outside Palin and Cruz and Walker? No. Not that I can find. No one else demonstrates any conservatism.

I dunno, I like Gohmert, Gowdey and Chafitz(sp?)....so far.

44 posted on 05/06/2013 2:34:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Possibly. I don’t know enough about them to decide yet.

Few and far between regardless.


45 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I do believe the republicans are following the leftward bent of the dems.


46 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:35 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Lancey Howard
Homosexual adoption.

Almost worse than calling what they do "marriage."

47 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:42 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oops...Trent Franks...so far.


48 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The GOPe is using Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals #5, "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon," against conservatives.

Oh Gawd! Here we go again. How many instances does it take to see this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" doing everything that the elites want at the expense of the taxpayers. The cancer in this country is too far gone for any survival & only until a complete collapse can there be any means of a turnaround.

49 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Norm Lenhart

I hear ya, like bobbin for the good apple in a rotten barrel.


50 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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