The Dirty Little Secret in the Immigration Battle

In recent years, the immigration issue has been at the forefront of American politics and there is no reason to believe that it is going to be resolved soon.

One feature of this battle is the claim by some that illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from American workers. Meanwhile, others argue that these immigrants are only taking low-paid jobs that no one else wants. So one side’s rhetoric revolves around deportations and border walls while the other side demands guest-worker programs and pathways to citizenship.

But despite all their grandstanding and sabre rattling, neither camp is talking about the root cause of the problem.

At its core, it is basically a mathematical issue. Right now, baby boomers are retiring at the rate of about 10,000 per day and they will continue to do so for almost 20 more years. Moreover, the money they are owed through social security is long gone. That happened because Congress has been running a classic Ponzi scheme in which they grabbed this money, left an IOU in its place, and squandered it to buy votes.

The result is that a financial tsunami is rolling toward the United States.

In the near future, younger taxpayers will be forced to send boxcars full of their money to the government in order to pay for services that were already paid for once. In short, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the baby boomers are going to be taxed into oblivion replacing the money that was stolen by Congress.

Remember, the designers of social security based it on an assumption of a growing, or at least stable, workforce. They could not have imagined that America would one day legalize the wholesale slaughter of its own children through abortion. But on January 22, 1973, that is what happened. Since then, birth rates in the United States have often been below population replacement levels, and about one-fourth of the taxpayers needed to replace the money baby boomers paid into the system were wiped out before drawing their first breath. The reality is, if immigration is removed from the equation, America’s population has been flat or, by some estimates, in decline. For America’s financial future, that has been a financial disaster waiting to happen – and the wait is over.

The point is, it may or may not be true that illegal immigrants are only taking jobs American workers don’t want anyway. But there is no denying that illegal immigrants are replacing workers who were killed through legalized abortion. And there’s one last thing we need to consider. The generation of Americans that killed its own children whenever it found them inconvenient, unhealthy or expensive is on the verge of becoming inconvenient, unhealthy and expensive itself.

Think about that.

 

-Mark Crutcher

President of Life Dynamics