The difference between U.S. Libertarian Senate candidate Marc Victor and Republican Jeff Flake regarding immigration.Monday, October 29th, 2012
I’m an independent candidate who supports legal immigration that will benefit our economy and our aging baby boom population. A healthy and legal immigration solution will secure our borders, create a safer North American Continent and promote a stronger relationship with our contiguous neighbors. Enforcement-only initiatives promote a situation that emulates the failed days of Prohibition, which serves only to encourage the underground labor market. Our government needs the additional tax revenues that new immigrants generate in order to sustain the burgeoning entitlement programs baby boomers require as they continue to retire. By developing a reasonable legal immigration plan, we create a system where immigrants share American tax burdens as they continue to contribute millions of dollars into our tax coffers. New immigrants sharing our tax burdens will help discourage our government from increasing taxes, because under the current system these entitlement programs will drain all federal revenues within 15 years.
Jeff Flake has reversed his position on immigration and other political issues that it is hard to figure out where he really stands — and I attribute his reversals to being a career politician who has been at the Hill too long toeing special interest groups.
We are tired of do-nothing career politicians, and in light of election day being 7 days away … I want to highlight what Libertarian U.S. Candidate Marc Victor has to say about immigration:
Similarly to the drug war, the problems associated with immigration are more accurately attributed to immigration laws and other laws than to immigration itself. The United States is largely a nation of immigrants. Historically, the United States has welcomed immigrants who seek to pursue the American dream. Immigration has proven to both strengthen and improve our economy and our country. In the late 1800′s and early 1900′s when the United States experienced huge waves of immigrants from many nations, there were few laws governing immigration. Not surprisingly, there were few problems associated with immigration. Indeed, the term, “Illegal Immigration” was not used. Today, many Americans, myself included, enjoy citizenship and positively contribute to our economy as a result of that massive immigration. The constant waves of open immigration experienced in the United States during that time period have hugely benefited the United States in many ways. READ HIS FULL VIEWS HERE>>>
Here are accounts of Jeff Flakes’ immigration flip flopping below:
For years, Rep. Jeff Flake was one of the most reliable Republican champions for comprehensive immigration reform.
As his campaign for Arizona’s 2012 GOP Senate nomination revs up, Flake is explicitly rejecting his past advocacy for far-reaching legislation that would secure the border, enact a temporary-worker program and give many undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status.
“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform – increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,” Flake says in an immigration-policy statement that was expected to be posted on his campaign website as early as today.
“I’ve been down that road, and it is a dead end. The political realities in Washington are such that a comprehensive solution is not possible, or even desirable given the current leadership. Border security must be addressed before other reforms are tackled.”
Flake’s stark shift to a harder line is reminiscent of the right turn that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., another one-time champion of immigration reform, took while campaigning for president in 2008 and for re-election to the Senate in 2010. As with McCain, Flake’s moderate record on immigration is widely seen as a political liability in an Arizona GOP primary. Many Republican voters and conservative “tea party” activists strongly oppose any proposals they suspect could lead to what they decry as “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Flake is the only Republican to announce his Senate candidacy. FULL STORY HERE>>>