A novel idea for the USMB: Fact checking the cost of illegal immigrants.

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    A novel idea for the USMB: Fact checking the cost of illegal immigrants.

    Cost of Illegal Immigrants - FactCheck.org

    I know Republicans think that fact checkers are liars. Because reality facts just don’t jive with right wing facts.

    What’s nice about this article, is that it not only debunks right wing claims one at a time, but also posts actual links.

    One of my favorite facts that are pointed out by this article is the number of links right wingers make to Lou Dobbs.
     
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    I have noticed that they start with a prejudice and then look for facts to support that. If they cant find any facts they just invent them.
     
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    ^^^^^ That perfectly describes looney liberals. .... :thup:
     
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    Did anyone check FactCheck?
     
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    Some Fact check...their "conclusion" is it is "likely" false. In other words they don't know for sure.

    /thread
     
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    Liberals hate "facts".

    Because facts makes them feel nauseous and want to throw up. .. :cool:
     
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    For some more recent discussion on estimates of costs/benefits of immigration, see also:

    - Politifact on the costs of illegal immigration
    - A critique of FAIR estimates by Cato
    - An older critique of FAIR
    - 2007 CBO analysis of costs of illegal immigration
    - On the benefits outweighing the costs associated with immigration in general (here, here, or here)

    Prior discussions:

    - On the economics of border walls
    - A CDZ discussion that includes most of the above links
    - On reports about welfare usage by immigrants (from this thread)

    Sorry for spamming links, it just seems like a thread about fact checking immigration claims is a good place for it :p Plus it seems like the threads I pick to discuss these issues in always die, so here I am.
     
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    Correct.

    That's because conservative dogma is fundamentally wrong and lacking in facts.
     
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    Jones thinks a conclusion of likely is fact filled

    Dumbass
     
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    I think that any belief system based on fear and lies is fundamentally flawed.
     
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