Immigration is part of the American dream

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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 arenít having babies and even if we could, some of us donít have 18 years to wait.

Whatís 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.

ďGive 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!Ē The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Immigration is good for everyone. It is the American dream.

MARY HALEY

Sandpoint

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