Thursday, 12 June 2014

QUOTE OF THE DAY: On David Brat

“I do not know David Brat and had never heard of him before he won the primary [against poster child for term limits, Eric Cantor].  I have looked at his Vita.  However, I am bothered by seeing him called a free market economist and a Randian.  Apparently one of the major issues distinguishing him from Mr. Cantor is Mr. Brat’s opposition to immigrants and immigration reform.  I cannot understand how someone can be a free market economist and opposed to immigration reform. Our immigration laws are a major limitation on free exchange, and anyone who really favours free markets must be in favour of major reforms, including allowing those who are here illegally to legalize their status.”
- Paul H.Rubin, TRUTH ON THE MARKET

3 comments:

  1. A person's view towards immigration is a litmus test clarifying whether or not they truly are a supporter of freedom and free markets. That Brat opposes immigration reform in a country founded by immigrants is a telling sign.
    Julian

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  2. The problem is not immigration per se, it is:
    - that immigrants become eligible for welfare
    - that many immigrants do not assimilate and rather attempt to move the country towards socialism

    The solution to all these problems is the same one: abolish welfare (including health & education & social security) and then allow immigration.

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  3. Angry Tory,

    Agreed, eliminate the welfare state and the immigration issue goes away. But try immigration reform with a welfare state and it is hopeless

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