21 March 2013
By Joel McDurmon
Economic Policy Journal reports,
Rand Paul shared his take on the benefits of illegal immigrants becoming citizens:
“Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers. Twelve million more people assimilating into society. Twelve million more people being productive contributors.”
What an idea! More taxpayers!
And when they become taxpayers, at that point, they become “productive contributors”.
Do you see even a tinge of libertarian-oriented thinking there? I don’t. The above logic is something that I’d expect from Nancy Pelosi’s lips.
Why don’t we force everyone in the world to become an American taxpayer? Just think…7 Billion “productive contributors”!!
The job of a libertarian is to get taxation going in the opposite direction….down…with the goal of zero. Furthermore, it is to show others that the process itself is destructive, not productive.