Immigrants Will Save Social Security
How can you possibly believe that?!
[by Mac Johnson] 4/19/06
One of the more idiotic arguments in favor of open borders is that, due to the
declining birthrate of our selfish society, we need millions upon millions of
impoverished foreigners to rush in to support our bleating aging baby boomers
in their extended and lethargic retirements.
correct thing about this argument is that it recognizes that
Social Security is simply a pyramid scam, always in need of
increasing numbers of young new victims to tax in order to
support the old (and the “disabled”) at a level
far beyond their average contributions.
But I got
news for you, boomers. There are two big reasons why Jose and
Maria aren’t going to be able to fill that role as the
extra little mijos you never bothered to have, and
thus cannot now leech upon.
Johnson is a freelance writer and biologist in Cambridge,
Mass. Mr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Molecular and
Cellular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. He
is a frequent opinion contributor to Human
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1 is pretty simple: poor people don’t pay taxes. They
earn tiny little incomes, which is why we call them “poor” people,
and this means you’re going to have poor luck getting
blood out of those economic stones. Compound this with the
fact that illegal aliens tend to work jobs that pay in cash,
and therefore pay even less in taxes than they should, and
your fountain of youthful wealth transfers is looking a bit
when you look at the structure of our modern welfare state,
you will find that the average cash-earning hole-digging illiterate
stowaway from the third world, or “illegal alien” uses
far more in government benefits and obligations each year than
he pays in taxes. This means you lose money on every one. One
study indicated that the average illegal alien household costs
taxpayers over $2,700 per year -- far more than any benefit
they provide the Social Security program directly. But perhaps
you intend to make up the loss with volume? Maybe if we lose
money on 100 million or 200 million such “productive” workers
that will save Social Security? Hey, that business model worked
for the “dot com” boom, for two years.
these low-income tax-generating machines will then become eligible
to collect Social Security payments, both when they retire
-- many are just as old as you -- and should they become disabled.
And as the son of a construction worker, I can tell you that
manual labor disables far more workers than anything other
than union membership. That’s why our society was moving
away from manual labor and towards automation and labor saving
technologies -- until we found a huge supply of foreign helots
to re-addict us to cheap and simple labor.
of foreign, that leads me to Reason No. 2 why illegal immigration
cannot save Social Security: race relations. If America’s
history has taught us anything, it’s that people just
LOVE the idea that they are working to support people of a
different race. Black people love it. White people love it.
And brown people will love it just as much.
Let us pretend
that we know nothing of economics (Hey, I suddenly feel like
a senator) and that we do not understand that people who do
not pay much in taxes (i.e. poor people) cannot save Social
Security. Suppose that, through a sprinkle of leftist pixie
dust, we really could structure society so that 75 million
decrepit old mostly white and English-speaking geezers were
being supported in part by 150 million poor mostly Hispanic
and Spanish-speaking young workers. How politically stable
do you think that system would be?
tendency of all mankind to self-segregate and organize with
their own kind, how long do you think the intergenerational
intercultural transfer of receipts would go unnoticed?
Security becomes a scam to help old white folks parasitize
young brown folks, I wouldn’t count on that direct deposit
every month, especially in the months following an election.
understand, I do not encourage such racial realities. I’d
like to buy the world a Coke, after all. But the world is what
the world is.
And if you
think we can save Social Security by giving citizenship away
to the whole world with that Coke I’d buy everyone, you
have not been paying attention to history.
would you really want to live in a society in which one race-based
class lives off another, even if you were among the race on
top? It’s not what I wish for America. We were happily
moving away from that.
I doubt Social
Security can be saved at all. But I know Social Security cannot
be saved by a sea of foreign poor people being added to a welfare
Aw, pobrecito boomers.
Looks like 75 is the new 67. -ONE-
First appeared at Human Events Online
2006 Mac Johnson