Just heard on WDEL, that the Congressional Budget Office has scored the cost of the Gang of 8 Immigration Act…

The immigration bill under consideration in the Senate would reduce federal deficits by nearly $200 billion over the next decade, and continue generating savings in the years beyond, even after millions of new citizens became eligible for health-care and welfare benefits, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.

This is so full of common sense, it makes those who hate Hispanics have to now solely rely on the argument that they hate Hispanics in order to stymie Immigration Reform. No more costs involved with deportation, with detention, with investigation, with employee verification, with I-9 investigation. As citizens endowed with the same rights as Southern hand-fishing Hillbillies, they contribute immensely to the revenue pool. Taxes, social security, medicare, all legally deducted from their pay checks. They can buy insurance. They can get valid licenses. There are so many cost savings.

Not included in this CBO estimates, are the benefits to state and local governments as well, which probably each are equal to the federal savings, creating a $600 billion bump to our GDP over time…

Thanks WDEL for the timely release of news. (they were on the air 40 minutes after the CBO book was released)…

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