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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Arizona Watch: An Arizona politics and news blog

Arizona Watch: An Arizona politics and news blog: "All the articles relate to American immigration, but there is no good reason to think anything but the same or similar facts would be uncovered in NZ should someone be willing to look with more than one eye.

* Immigrants aren’t flocking to the States to mooch off the government.
* ‘Illegals’ are not milking the government; if anything it is the other way around. The National Research Council found for example that most immigrant families “contribute an average of $80,000 more to federal coffers than they consume over their lifetimes.”
* Immigrants generally earn more than they receive.
* More than 60% of illegals – illegals – pay income tax, and two-thirds kick in to Social Security (even if they do often get nothing back).
* Immigrants help sustain economic growth and cultural dynamism.
* Even economists who favour restrictive immigration policies admit low-skilled immigrants are a net plus to the economy.
* “Government intervention into the economic system breeds later intervention. Here the application of his principle is, start with the Welfare State, end with the Police State. A police state is what is required effectively to stop substantial illegal immigration that has become a major burden because of the Welfare State.” - George Reisman
* Immigrants “are generally less involved in crime than"

Woot! This is what I have been trying to tell people.... Except the welfare state thing- the US is anything but a welfare state.