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    Schlaflys Slam Plutocrats Charles Koch and Tim Cook’s Demand for Amnesty

    Schlaflys Slam Plutocrats Charles Koch and Tim Cook’s Demand for Amnesty


    The Wichita Eagle/AP

    by JOHN BINDER
    20 Dec 2017Washington, D.C

    John and Andy Schlafly, sons of late conservative icon Phyllis, responded Wednesday to plutocrats Charles Koch and Tim Cook who teamed up last week to demand an amnesty for up to 3.5 million illegal aliens be foisted on the American people before he end of the year.

    In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Koch — co-inheritor of the Koch Industries fortune a megadonor to the Republican establishment — and Cook, CEO of Apple, demanded that Americans “embrace that diversity” of mass immigration that would come with an amnesty for the roughly 800,000 to 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Barack Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

    Koch and Cook wrote:

    These are the “dreamers” — children of undocumented immigrants who are working, in countless ways, to make the United States stronger. Unless Congress acts, this holiday season might be the last one the dreamers get to spend in the country they love and call home.

    We must do better. The United States is at its best when all people are free to pursue their dreams. Our country has enjoyed unparalleled success by welcoming people from around the world who seek to make a better life for themselves and their families, no matter what their backgrounds. It is our differences that help us to learn from each other, to challenge our old ways of thinking and to discover innovative solutions that benefit us all. To advance that prosperity and build an even stronger future, each successive generation — including, today, our own — must show the courage to embrace that diversity and to do what is right.

    This is a political, economic and moral imperative. The sooner Congress resolves this situation — on a permanent basis — the sooner dreamers can seize the opportunity to plan their lives and develop their talents.



    The pro-immigration plutocrats also revealed in the op-ed that both of their companies, Koch Industries and Apple, employ DACA illegal aliens, even going as far as to write that their business “depends” on having illegal aliens with “diverse backgrounds and perspectives” on their payrolls.

    John and Andy Schlafly penned a counter-op-ed to Koch’s and Cook’s demand for a quick DACA amnesty, saying the issue could be a “litmus test” for Republicans looking for big campaign donations from the big business lobby. They write:

    Charles Koch is a businessman, and he likes to get his money’s-worth when he spends it. After striking out the past two years with their political agenda, the Koch network of mega-donors could be making support of DACA a litmus test for Republican primary candidates in the 2018 election cycle.
    Republican candidates would be wise to decline, just as candidate Trump declined support by the Koch network last year, and won anyway on a platform of opposing illegal immigration.

    Unlike the Schlaflys Koch and Cook’s op-ed did not take once into account the impact that a DACA amnesty would have on Americans and their wages.

    Under the current legal immigration system, immigrants who are given a pathway to U.S. citizenship are eventually allowed to bring extended family members, children, their parents, siblings, and extended family members to the country. This process, which makes up more than 70 percent of the current legal immigration, is what’s known as “chain migration.”

    If the number of amnestied illegal aliens who gained a pathway to U.S. citizenship under an amnesty plan was to rise to the full 3.5 million who could be eligible, and if each brought in three to six foreign family members, the chain migration flow could range from 9.9 million to 19.8 million foreign nationals coming to the U.S. over the next few decades.

    This chain migration flow triggered by a DACA amnesty would be more than double the number of babies born in the U.S. every single year, which stands at about 4 million a year. Should a DACA amnesty trigger a chain migration flow of 19 million foreign nationals, it would be more than quadruple the number of American births every year.

    Additionally, aside from paying the cost with their wages and blue-collar jobs, Americans would carry a large financial burden from a DACA amnesty.

    A DACA amnesty such as the DREAM Act – the failed expansive amnesty plan being considered by the Republican-controlled Congress once again – would cost American taxpayers at least $26 billion in the first 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

    Under a DACA amnesty, the CBO states, nearly 1 in 5 DACA illegal aliens would go on food stamps, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) welfare benefits.

    About 17.5 percent of DREAM Act illegal aliens, or 280,000 former illegals, would be on food stamps by 2027 — even though they are young and employable — according to the CBO. Twenty thousand of those illegal aliens would be immediately eligible for food stamps after the amnesty.


    In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would officially end in March 2018. Since then, the open borders lobby, Republican establishment, cheap labor industry, corporate interests, and Democrats have sought to quickly sign off on a DACA amnesty, despite its unpopularity with Americans.

    Polling conducted as recently as last week by Politico and Morning Consult found that roughly two out of five — or 37 percent — of swing voters said DACA amnesty should not be a priority for Congress. Additionally, only 18 percent of independents say DACA amnesty is an “extremely important priority” for them.

    In contrast, 25 percent of swing voters want the federal government to prioritize reducing prescription drug prices and reducing the number of Americans dying from opioid abuse, two issues Trump promised his supporters that he would tackle under his populist administration.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...d-for-amnesty/


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    Dream on, Establishment
    12-20-2017
    By: John and Andy Schlafly

    If money talks, the loudest noise in America would be an article published last Thursday entitled “Congress must act on the dreamers.” Legislation to protect the 690,000 illegal aliens known as Dreamers, the article insists, “is a political, economic and moral imperative.”

    A movement is afoot either to slip this into a final 2017 bill when few are watching, or to make it a litmus test for candidates seeking to raise campaign cash for races next year.

    “Delay is not an option,” the authors wrote, ignoring the backlog of unfinished business in Washington. “Congress must act before the end of the year.”

    The op-ed was signed by Charles Koch, who shares a $97 billion fortune with his brother David. The Koch brothers are aligned with the “never Trump” Republicans who have undermined much of President Trump’s agenda.



    Charles Koch is a businessman, and he likes to get his money’s-worth when he spends it. After striking out the past two years with their political agenda, the Koch network of mega-donors could be making support of DACA a litmus test for Republican primary candidates in the 2018 election cycle.

    Republican candidates would be wise to decline, just as candidate Trump declined support by the Koch network last year, and won anyway on a platform of opposing illegal immigration.

    Koch was joined by co-author Tim Cook, who succeeded the late Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple. Cook supports many liberal causes, and was criticized by candidate Trump for how Apple would not cooperate in unlocking the iPhone of a terrorist who went on the killing rampage in San Bernardino about two years ago.

    Cook’s corporate practices at Apple hardly commend him to lecture about what is best for America. Apple stashes hundreds of billions of dollars – that’s billions, not millions – of its profits overseas in order to avoid paying taxes in the United States, and thereby avoid investing it in American workers here.

    Moreover, Apple’s claim of employing a few hundred Dreamers – far less than 1% of its workforce – in mostly low-skill jobs would not ordinarily attract the attention of a CEO. But Cook and Koch are not just in favor of entitlements for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, but also for many millions of other illegal aliens.

    Cook and Koch declare in supporting DACA, “If ever there were an occasion to come together to help people improve their lives, this is it.” But where is the compassion for helping Americans improve their lives, which ending benefits for illegal aliens would do?

    Senator Jeff Flake was a frequent attendee at the Koch conferences of donors, and he has remained anti-Trump to this day. All that got him was a disapproval rating so high in his home state of Arizona that he resigned at a young age rather than even try for reelection.

    Now Senator Flake is leading a group of other anti-Trump senators, including Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to try to forge a deal with Democrats to protect these illegal aliens.

    The day after the Koch-Cook article appeared in the Washington Post, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report throwing cold water on the bum’s rush to protect the Dreamers. The CBO estimates that legalizing Dreamers would cost taxpayers $25.9 billion over the next decade.

    The CBO explains why the costs of Dreamers would far exceed any benefit that Americans would ever see. Once legalized, the Dreamers would become eligible for the full array of benefits for the working poor including Obamacare, Medicaid, food stamps, and much more.

    Dreamers would consume more benefits and pay less taxes than the average American because their skills and education are so much lower. Even though most Dreamers are now in their twenties or thirties, for example, more than half of them never finished high school.

    Part of the skills gap is because Dreamers were never required to demonstrate English fluency, and many are functionally illiterate. Of those who signed up for DACA, many required the help of a translator to fill out the form.

    The CBO estimates the cost of all those federal benefits at $27 billion over 10 years, while only $1 billion of new tax revenue would be generated from Dreamers moving “out of the shadows” to regular employment. Combining those two amounts produces a net cost of $26 billion.

    Even in Washington, where the federal budget is measured in trillions, $26 billion is real money. And that number almost surely understates the true cost by a wide margin.


    Democrats are acutely aware of the value of $26 billion, whether or not they are willing to admit it where the Dreamers are concerned. Trump's border wall, which Democrats
    consider exorbitantly expensive, would cost only $21.6 billion according to a study conducted by the Department of Homeland Security in February of this year.

    Rather than spending $26 billion on keeping illegal immigrants here, perhaps we should be spending that money to build the wall and keep illegals out.

    John and Andy Schlafly are sons of Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) whose 27th book, The Conservative Case for Trump, was published posthumously last year.

    http://www.phyllisschlafly.com/dream...blishment-1284
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    I don't understand the Koch brothers. They're manufacturers, they know the importance of immigration controls that protect their workers and our government coffers. Their position on these illegal aliens makes no sense at all. They don't hire them, they don't associate with them, there's nothing in it for them except horrible publicity and resentment against them by their own employees.

    Kochs must be stupid people. It's so weird.
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    Great job with the tags on these articles and comments ladies. We need to always make sure the proper names in the materials in are in the tags for maximum exposure and impact.
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    Make no mistake, the globalist Koch brothers are an enemy to the American people.

    They want the same thing progressive liberals want – cheap labor, open borders, and lobbyists controlling D.C.
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