Immigration is part of the American dream

Print Article

Social Security will be in trouble financially as we, the baby boomers, age and take our turn. Some think Social Security is a bank account, the taxes were taken out and plunked into an account waiting for when we retire. Instead Social Security is a tax with a promise. When we are young, we pay the tax for our grandparents and parents with the promise that our children will pay the tax for us when we retire. My 28-year-old son calls it the great American ponzi scheme.

The problem is there are not enough young people to pay for us old people. So, what we need is young healthy workers to fill in the void. But where to get them? We aren’t having babies and even if we could, some of us don’t have 18 years to wait.

What’s that? There are 5,000 young, hardworking adults at the border willing to work, and have Social Security taken from their checks even when they may not get it back? Quick send in the military! Get them over the border and to work before they figure out the scam.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Immigration is good for everyone. It is the American dream.

MARY HALEY

Sandpoint

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Return to logic needed in climate debate

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Thanks to Jack DeBaun for bringing up several of the many fallacious arguments commonly used by climate change fanatics. First, he insists that climate change is not theory, but fact. But the real f...

Comments

Read More

What you need to know about winter driving

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee As the clouds have gathered and the snow started to fall after a remarkably beautiful November, we are confronted with our annual conundrum, “Are we going to be ready for winter driving on our loca...

Comments

Read More

A few thoughts and the differences between France and the U.S.

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee I see in France, recently they have been having riots and protests in Paris over high gasoline prices and income taxes. France is more socialistic and gives more people “free stuff.” There are a lot...

Comments

Read More

We must do better in selecting our candidates

December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee I recently watched the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. His eulogies reminded me that he was truly a good and noble soul. As morbid as it may seem, I like going to funerals, because it reminds ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X