DREAM Over: Illegal Alien Student Amnesty Awakens To Fiscal Reality

Illegal aliens have always been a drag on our economy. We’ve seen it everywhere, most notably in hospitals that are required to treat illegals in the Emergency Rooms even when the illegals have no means of payment for services. This little rule (The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act passed in 1986) has resulted in a loophole that allows illegals to take their kids to Emergency Rooms for regular check-ups, all paid for by U.S. taxpayers and private insurance holders. The result is that the rest of us pay higher prices for medical services and that many hosptials are shutting down because the illegals have bankrupted them.

The next group of institutions to begin feeling the pinch of granting priviliges to illegals is our schools. The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is going to do to ur colleges and universities what the Supreme Court is doing to our hospitals. The DREAM Act would eseentially be a back door amnesty for illegal aliens at the expense of legitimate Americans and legal aliens. Among other things, it would give in-state tutition to illegals while still charging much higher out-of-state tutition to American citizens.

Writing for Town Hall, Ira Mehlman, Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, notes the following:

While public university budgets, programs, and seats fall victim to state budget crises, the DREAM Act would compel all states to provide seats and tuition breaks to newly-amnestied illegal aliens.

Backing the DREAM Act would be a body blow to the interests of the people who actually did elect Barack Obama: America’s embattled middle class. Few issues personally concern as many Americans as whether their children will be able to get the college educations they need, and how they will pay for it. Those voters are not likely to be pleased by a bill that takes educational opportunities and resources away from their own kids and turns them over to the children of illegal aliens.

Despite these economic realities, the Democrats are dead set on granting amnesty to illegals in any way possible. Why? Because it would provide them with a potential voting bloc of 12-20 million voters and allow them to continue forcing socialism on the rest of us. The Dems don’t care what damage they will be doing, only that they will continue holding power over us, which is their ultimate goal here.

And Ira’s parting shot:

An idea that was flatly rejected by the American public during a period of relative prosperity and low unemployment makes even less sense in a bad economy and governments at just about every level facing record shortfalls and deficits.

Because of the economic and fiscal realities that he will soon inherit, President Obama will be compelled to make decisions that are painful to a broad swath of the electorate. If the pain is dispensed equitably the public is likely to be understanding and forgiving. If hard-working, law-abiding Americans are asked to sacrifice while people who broke our laws are rewarded and political pressure groups are paid off, the reaction will quite different – especially if it hurts their own kids.

But, as noted above, if the Democrats can make newly amnestied illegals a part of the “broad swath of the electorate,” then the sufferings of legitimate Americans will be of absolutely no concern to them at all.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

DREAM Over: Illegal Alien Student Amnesty Awakens To Fiscal Reality
Ira Mehlman
TownHall.com
December 3, 2008

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Convert Paulson’s Last $350 Billion Into A Tax Holiday

I had always entertained the thought that a President who wanted to drum up support for the FairTax could have easily done so by granting a period of Tax Amnesty (Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution) during which no one would have to pay any Federal taxes. It would be a small taste of what effect the FairTax would have on the national economy and when people see how relieving so much economic pressure would allow such a huge economic boom to occur, they would be writing letters to Congress urging the passage of HR 25 and S 1025.

Louie Gohmert has a similar idea except that he is going to try and push it through Congress. Not an easy task since the Democrats control both houses and the idea of not collecting taxes is a concept they seem completely incapable of grasping. But a two-month Tax Holiday would be exactly like having the FairTax for that same time period and it would more than jump-start our economy.

From a November 28, 2008 Press Release:

By instating a temporary tax holiday, we could electrify the American economy and provide overwhelming relief to taxpayers, all for less than the cost of the current failed Paulson-Pelosi bailout system.”

“We need to give this money to the people who earned it. I am sick of Washington millionaires trying to decide which of their cronies should get the next wad of taxpayer money,” Rep. Louie Gohmert continued. “Think about how much you would have if you didn’t have any social security or income tax withheld from your pay check, or if you didn’t have to pay those taxes for January and February! Americans could take and invest their own money where they believe it should go – to paying down mortgages, buying a new car, making credit card payments. The economy would get relief where it is needed the most. Why try to decide how to prevent foreclosures? Just give taxpayers their own money to catch up on their payments. Those in lower income brackets who are hit the hardest by the FICA tax would see huge money back, and then THEY could choose who should benefit from their hard earned money. Even the self-employed and small business owners would receive a fantastic amount of their own much-needed money, and they will be able to invest that back into their businesses and even create the ability to hire more people.”

Gohmert is currently preparing a bill to declare the tax holiday for January and February of 2009 and is also gathering support at the same time. He said, “We can save more home mortgages, increase employment, and boost economic growth for a lower price tag with this plan than with any centralized bureaucratic program, all by giving the power back to the taxpayers. I am demanding that not another penny goes to executive bailouts, but these billions of taxpayer dollars should go to the taxpayers who earned them.”

You can support the Tax Holiday by going to the following link and signing the petition:

Sign The Tax Holiday Petition!

You can access the original Press Release on-line here:

Convert Paulson’s Last $350 Billion Into Tax Holiday, Says U.S. Congressman
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
November 28, 2008