By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.
Working for the government may sound like a sweet gig — regular hours, generous benefits, job security — but it turns out that it's not how things look from inside the bureaucratic bubble.
"This should be considered a minimum estimate," Mr. Rector and co-author Jason Richwine wrote. "It probably understates real future costs because it undercounts the number of unlawful immigrants and dependents who will actually receive amnesty and underestimates significantly the future growth in welfare and medical benefits."
"Anyone who gets a pay freeze is not going to be happy about it, but pay freezes are just in COLAs. You're still going to get your step raises," he said. "So some people have seen pay increases. You'd have to freeze that pay for quite a long time to have it comparable to the private sector."