Immmigration: a Mother of a Problem
Here's Glen Whitman on the immigration debate:
Yeah, the damn Mexicans are taking our jobs, but that's all just a distraction from real problem: all those people out there giving birth to babies! Thanks to all those parents, millions of babies enter the country every year, and when they've grown up most of them end up wanting jobs!He goes on to note that the new babies who don't eventually take our jobs end up on welfare instead and that they outnumber immigrants by 4 to 1 (4 million versus one million).
The comment by Blar is even better:
I'll probably get called a xenophobe just for stating the facts, but you know that most of those immigrants from the womb are lazy, dirty, and they don't even speak English. Have you ever seen the way that they live after they get here? Maybe it's just the culture of dependency that they come from that makes them wallow around demanding handout after handout (and with such insistence, as if it was their birthright!). This is "politically incorrect" to say, but I think that there also might be something genetic to it. I know that genes can be overcome, and some of these womb immigrants do change their ways, but it always seems to take them ten, fifteen, or twenty years or more to assimilate to our hard-working, self-reliant culture.