Immigrants cost taxpayers way more then they contribute!

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    "The common refrain is that Canada needs immigration to mitigate current and future labour shortages and to help pay the medical bills for our aging population.

    The Fraser Institute says hogwash to that. The sometimes controversial right-wing think tank says recent immigrants are actually a huge burden to Canadian taxpayers.

    According to its report released Thursday those who arrived in Canada between 1987 and 2004 received about $6,000 more in government services per immigrant in 2005 than they paid in taxes.

    "The immigrants keep wages down, which raises their profits and allows them to avoid the need to invest in the training of Canadian-born workers and labour-saving capital and technology," the authors told Postmedia News.

    The report also argues that high immigration levels also exacerbate labour shortages, since high numbers fuel demand for public services such as housing, health care, education and infrastructure such as roads and sanitation."

    Canada is a very small country. California has a larger population than Canada.


    Recent immigrants cost taxpayers $16B a year: Fraser Institute | Canada Politics - Yahoo! News Canada
     
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    But.... but... that's DIFFERENT!.... somehow....
     
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    How pray tell is D. Ravi is different?
     

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