Thursday, May 05, 2016

Trump's deportation plan



Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum.

    The research adds to concerns about the Republican White House nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

    About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Removing them would cause a slump of $381.5 billion to $623.2 billion in private sector output, the Washington-based non-profit said in its analysis.

    The study added that removing those workers could leave potentially millions of jobs unfilled due to a lack of legal workers willing to do them. Industries with the highest share of undocumented workers include farming, construction, and hospitality, according to the research. [FULL]

Comments I found on Free Republic:

  • If we shut off federal and state welfare benefits to these illegals it would definitely slice a point or two off of the GDP.  That tells you the folly of the GDP calculation rather than the size of the actual productive economy. Balance the federal budget, and watch the GDP fall 20%. Are we really saying that deficit-funded “growth” is real?

  • Trump’s deportation plan will consist of declaring every post office a Mexican embassy for a day. Then they will be given papers to re-enter legally on the spot.

  • No mention of the expected savings from reducing medical, food stamps, welfare, and everything else for these freeloading foreigners?I’d bet we come out waaaaaay ahead.

  • More GOPe BS, the economy will actually improve, tax revenues will increase, sea kevels will lower, the planet will cool, birds will sing, muslims will love Christiams. See I can do what they do, make stuff up.

  • Trump is the nominee. So why is a “Republican think tank” releasing a phony attack “study”? Because the GOP is all about open border and cheap labor for profits at the expense of Americans. And they WANT to hurt Trump, and help Hillary. She will keep the borders wide open and not deport a single illegal.

  • Liberals are only concerned about “cost” when it fits their agenda.What do all the feel good regulations cost our GDP?

  • More lies from MSM. We are sending &24 billion in cash out of the country via illegals. In return we get no income taxes, food stamp costs, schooling of kids cost, Obama phone costs, Medicaid cost. Prison costs for those that are convicted.Sending illegals back will save us many, many billions.

  • Legal workers can’t even apply for jobs filled illegally by illegal workers. If the wages were not suppressed by illegal workers willing to work for less, there would be legal workers willing to hold those jobs.Whole occupations have been snuffed out of the living wage category by illegal competition. Construction jobs are a prime example. Now drywall, painting, roofing, etc. are taken over by immigrants.A pox on those who hire illegal workers, and claim the economy is better off!

  • I didn’t come up with the idea.  I’m just waiting for the giant left turn. Wait and see, we’ll know soon enough who was right.
I'll add ... because they're  ILLEGAL!


Anonymous said...

Good riddance.

Sir H the Comet

Tom Smith said...

So its like selling 1,000 items for a $1 when it costs $5 to make. Sales are off by $1000 when those customers go away. The economy is so much more complicated than GDP.

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