Jeb Bush: America will decline without immigrants

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 15, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    This country is currently in decline, and with many immigrants, so Mr. Bush is wrong.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    June 15, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    @ Tators: Are you talking about the "valid" Heritage Foundation study based on the claim by one of the authors that Latinos naturally have a lower IQ than Caucasians? And the other author admits they never fully read the proposal the study addresses? The study that performed a cost/benefit analysis that ignored all benefits while claiming unavailable costs?

    The study that has been so thoroughly debunked that not even the Heritage Foundation uses it anymore?

    That "valid" study?

    Not really a good argument.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 14, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    I agree with Jesse Jackson for once. "Stay out the Bushes". Iam a Republican, but I do not want to see another Bush in the White House. We've had enough of that family. And this Bush, in pandering to the illegals, said that they are better than native born Americans at starting a business, and having families. Wow. I didn't realize we native born Americans were such losers. Maybe we should just turn our country over to Mexico since they are obviously doing so much better than we are.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 14, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    Such confidence.

    Truth is! This world would be in total dictatorship, and poverty without this country.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 14, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    To There you go again:

    You can be right with me again if you will continue doing a bit more research. The Heritage Foundation actually did release a 102 page report on May 6th detailing how enacting the proposed immigration package involving a form of amnesty will cost our government a net amount of $6.3 trillion (even more than the 6.2 I stated earlier). It was derived by those effected receiving $9.4 trillion in government benefits over their lifetimes and paying back only $3.1 trillion in taxes. The math is not rocket science. Your 2.6 trillion is a bogus number.

    And yes, we are already talking serious change here. It would take a stack of $1000 bills 67 miles high to equal just $1 trillion. $6.3 trillion would take a stack over 400 miles high, which is a distance approximate to the space station and back. Very serious change!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 14, 2013 1:37 p.m.


    I was right with until you invoked the Heritage Foundation.

    "...The Heritage Foundation recently made a valid study and assessment that the net cost to America by following the amnesty path would create a net drain on our economy of over $6.2 trillion over the next few decades...".

    The words Heritage Foundation and valid have become a contradiction in terms since the advent of former Republican Senator from South Carolina Jim De Mint.

    From the Heritage Foundation website...

    "...Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers at Least $2.6 Trillion...".

    But hey...6.2 or 2.6...

    A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon we're talking some serious change...

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 14, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    The first comment above is a valid one. Allowing the right and legal types of immigrants will and does help America.

    But continuing to allow the nearly uncontrolled influx of uneducated and unskilled illegal aliens... and then granting them amnesty citizenship would become a tremendous economic burden on America. They would take far more than they would ever contribute in their use of welfare and numerous other entitlements our government currently offers.

    The Heritage Foundation recently made a valid study and assessment that the net cost to America by following the amnesty path would create a net drain on our economy of over $6.2 trillion over the next few decades. And given our current world record federal deficit, that is something we could ill afford.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 14, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    America will decline without immigrants.
    America will definitely decline WITH illegal aliens.