Take your emotions out of this. Life isn't fair as resdeq always says. Be grateful you live in the greatest nation in the world.
Originally Posted by rapier7
There are two problems I find with this line of thinking:
1. It presupposes that immigrants are a net liability.
2. Based on that presupposition, it instead recommends protecting the privilege of those who already have legal status.
It's extraordinarily selfish and self-defeating logic.
If you want to enter this country, step in line like everybody else. My grandparents did, it sounds like you did it, and countless other people.
"Economics cannot answer such normative or prescriptive questions about how much of our market incomes, if any, should be transferred to poor families. This is a political question that can only be answered at the ballot box, or in some countries, at the point of a gun."
Last edited by bimmerfan08; 02-26-2013 at 07:33 AM.