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America Nears El Tipping Pointo

loadstar Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:00 AM
All immigrants are NOT CREATED EQUAL in terms of impact: https://www.dallasfed.org/research/indepth/2004/id0401a.html excerpt (released in 2006)-- "Immigrant Assimilation: Why Worry? Conclusion: Worrying about immigrant assimilation boils down to worrying about Mexican immigration. Non-Hispanic immigrants consistently outperform natives, even after three generations. Meanwhile, Mexican immigrants make up the largest and least educated immigrant group. ...they still lag behind in education and wage outcomes even after 3 generations here." (Hence, they are Welfare dependents in waiting, expanding the permanent underclass)
get real4 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:09 AM
Let me say I am not in favor or illegal immigration or amnesty. However, you're statistics have a couple of flaws. There is nothing inherent in being Hispanic that makes one less educated or lazy. There is also nothing which makes them less likely to assimilate. First, they are assimilating just as immigrants from Ireland and Italy did at the turn of the 20th century. The problem is that they are assimilating to a different culture. They are assimilating to a welfare state which didn't exist 100 years ago. The problem is not with Hispanics. The problem is the welfare state. 100 years ago, this was the land of opportunity. Now it is the land of guaranteed housing, food, medical care, and technology.
TaxFree1031 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:03 AM
That's why we don't want Puerto Rico to be a state. Too many welfare recipients.
loadstar Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:15 AM
I think that the PR's all get all of the freebies anyway...are they not all voters and citizens?
Svobodnik Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 4:29 AM
A guy from Puerto Rico once told me - that Puerto Rico was once a nice place, self-supporting. But as soon as the US government started to send them welfare money, they stopped working, stopped growing food, etc. It's always interesting when people tell you these things about their own lands and people. And you know Democrats can't yell "racism" when behavior is self-identified.

I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.

On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney.

Reagan got...