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Rethinking Kiddie Immigration

HAVANA, TX – MAY 20: U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley area has become the busiest sector for illegal immigration on the whole U.S.-Mexico border with more than a 50 percent increase in the last year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Last week I wrote a blog on “Kiddie Immigration.” Since that blog I have had an opportunity to rethink my position in light of recently emerging facts.

How Will We Pay For Them?

That was my hang up in my original post. $1.1 million per 1,000 kids per month. Where is the money coming from to pay for that? Last I heard we were $17 trillion in debt. Then I got to thinking about it from a business point of view that I should have been doing in the first place.

Paying For Them Is Not The Issue

Paying for these kids is not the issue. I forgot that in America money is nothing more than one’s and zero’s on a computer screen. The part I was missing is where all this imaginary funny money is going.

What’s The Cost of The Kids Today?

The newest estimates I’ve seen are somewhere between $250 and $1,000 per day per kid. I guess some need more stuff than others.

Yes, I will agree that’s a hefty price tag to taxpayers but I think we have to look at the bigger picture.

What Do We Get For Our Money?

I think this ocean of immigrants crossing our Southern border will be a boon to our economy. What it really comes down to is all the things necessary for a kid to survive in America. Here are just a few examples of what might be provided by America’s biggest corporations paid for by you — the American taxpayer.

  • Coke and Pepsi will be happy supplying soft drinks to all these kids.
  • Pharmaceutical companies will be happy supplying everything from Band-Aids to tongue depressors.
  • Kids are being flown all over the country so airport personnel, pilots, ground crews are all going to be working.
  • Farmers will be happy if the price of feeding all these rug rats raises the price of wheat and corn.
  • Even if the bulk of clothing is made overseas it still has to be unloaded and shipped by longshoreman and teamsters so unions will be happy.
  • It’s reported that families that take these kids in can receive as much as $6,000 or more a month.
  • Movies, video games, malls, will all benefit from kids that will have bucks (bucks you provided) in their pockets.

Some Final Thoughts

None of the above will be donated of course. A nice fat bill will be presented to Uncle Sam who pays everything without question. Somehow we can’t seem to find the money for the right purpose, but we always seem to be able to find it for the wrong ones.

Veteran’s, our own American children are once again kicked to the curb. Why? Because there is no benefit in helping any group unless there are votes or political clout attached. If there’s a photo op to give a muffin to a poor American kid or a poor Guatemalan kid I think we all know who gets the muffin when the flashbulbs go off.

So let’s all sit back, bite the bullet, and watch our economic system absorb this government induced shot in its economic arm. After all, what’s a couple of extra bucks on your tax return?

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