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Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP

D272 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:17 AM
Immigration is easy to fix. First, make every US Citizen pay the exact same tax [a head tax] by dividing what Congress spends by the number of Citizens. Second, enforce voter ID with two years of paid in full tax receipts. If they pay both bills they are welcome to stay and vote. If you are born here you get to stay even if you are a deadbeat, but you may only vote if you pay. The immigrants who contribute will still come and we'll be glad to have them. The birthright deadbeats won't affect us or new immigrants by sucking the life out of them politically and financially.
Mike4166 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:46 AM
Ok, D. Let's take a look at the numbers:
1) If you take the overall population, my estimate is 310 million, and divide that into last years budget ~4.2 trillion, then you arrive at $13,548.39 per year for every man, woman and child in the US. Realizing that not all of those 310 million work, how does the head of family of 4 making about $75,000 a year accommodate this, and pay for everything else that they have to pay for, including that 20% income tax? Hmmmmmm?

Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.

In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans."

Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing of...