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Conservatives Hit Back At Heritage's $6 Trillion Immigration Reform Estimate

gwsjr425 Wrote: May 07, 2013 8:06 AM
So the response from Ryan to Heritage's claim that the reform legislation COULD cost $6.3 trillion is "the Congressional Budget Office has found that fixing our broken immigration COULD help our economy grow. Is that like "I know you are but what am I?"
No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 07, 2013 8:23 AM
You're absolutely right. And isn't that such a strong rebuttal from Ryan, "...COULD help our economy grow". Wow, that is so powerful an argument, Mr. Ryan! It could (maybe, maybe not), but of course we must also ask at what price.

Not all growth is good. If it comes at the expense of profitability (i.e higher costs) then growth is not such a good thing. Something tells me that legitimizing a welfare class and bringing in untold millions more might effect the bottom line just a little. But call me crazy.

The intra-conservative war over the working immigration reform legislation was ramped up today when the Heritage Foundation's economic analysis gave the opposition a major piece of ammunition in the form of a study showing that the reform legislation could cost $6.3 trillion.

Conservatives who have been proponents of immigration reform legislation jumped to discredit the Heritage study as it made the rounds this morning. Rep. Paul Ryan questioned its methodology, saying "the Congressional Budget Office has found that fixing our broken immigration could help our economy grow. A proper accounting of immigration reform should take...