Friday, July 2, 2010
Bloomberg delusional about illegals
"We desperately need more immigrants in this country if we're going to work our way out of this recession," Bloomberg said. "Those that say immigrants hurt the economy just don't understand. I had my physical last week and the doctors—one came from Nigeria, one came from Senegal, one came from Singapore, one came from, I think, Bangladesh." (He did not elaborate on why there were four.)
"We have to do something about immigration. And yes, we should be in control of our own borders, yes, the law should be obeyed," Bloomberg said. "But the bottom line is all of us were part of the 12 million undocumented here, getting them here, we all chose to pass a law and then deliberately not enforce it, because that's the politically correct thing to do."
He countered the points usually used by opponents of immigration.
"In New York City we have some maybe 500,000 undocumented. Most of them pay taxes," he said. "They have a low crime rate because they don't want to go near the I.N.S. They don't use the schools because they tend not to bring their families."
He added, "They don't use our hospitals very much because most people use three-quarters of their medical care in the last three years of their life, and these tend to be young people."
God help us. He really believes this? How about national security?