President Obama's victory represents a tipping
point in favor of the "takers" over the "makers."
One wonders how President Obama could have won a second term with the economy in shambles, 23 million Americans out of work, close to $4 a gallon gas, and ingratiating with our enemies. He did it by focusing on giving out "free stuff."
In a phone call with his presidential campaign's financial backers, Mitt Romney said he lost the election to President Obama because of the "gifts" Mr. Obama gave to certain constituencies, like young voters, and Hispanics (and unions). "The president's campaign," he said, "focused on giving targeted groups a big gift -- so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars." Romney said that college-age women, for instance, were motivated to vote for the president since his health care plan includes full coverage of birth control costs. Lower income voters, as well as Hispanic and African-American voters, were motivated by Mr. Obama's promise of providing them with health insurance and food stamps. Additionally, he reportedly said Hispanics turned out to vote for Mr. Obama's promise of "amnesty" for certain undocumented youth. Mr. Obama had been "very generous" to young voters and minorities. Romney was candid with his donors about Mr. Obama's base of support back in May, when he said the president's supporters are "dependent on government" and "believe that they are victims."

Romney could have in the past have won the election in spite of the various voting blocs, but in the present, he could not survive the ever growing Hispanic voting bloc. The problem started with the "Hart-Celler" act, AKA the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965.The mover and shaker of the Hart-Seller Act was the late Senator Ted Kennedy. At the signing ceremony of Hart-Celler, President Lyndon Baines Johnson naively said, "This bill we sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not restructure the shape of our daily lives." Senator Ted Kennedy added, "The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs. No immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge."  That took place almost 50 years ago. In hindsight we have learned that this high sounding 1965 liberal dream worked out about as well as the war on poverty -- a disaster!

Using a broad paint brush, Republicans believe that all immigrants (legal and illegal) from Latin American countries (mostly from Mexico) share their conservative family values. While this may be true for most immigrants, the vast majority of those who cross the Southern border illegally are uneducated poor Latinos who do not come for "family values." In my three visits to my wife's family in Mexico between 1992 and 1998, I was hard pressed to find a household where the grandmother wasn't taking full time care of her grand kids who didn't know who their father was, so that their mother could work. There is a high out-of-wedlock pregnancy rate in Mexico. In the U.S., the out-of-wedlock pregnancy rate for Latinas is second only to Black Americans. These facts debunk the "family values" myth.

Open border advocates make the comparison between the Ellis Island immigrants of yesteryear to the Third World immigrants of today. In the 1930s when my parents legally immigrated from Poland, there was no welfare, food stamps, health care and other government provided "free stuff." For the most part, these immigrants came to the the U.S. to escape class and religious prejudice, anti-Semitism, and tyranny. Economic poverty was at the bottom of the list.. Yes, Third World immigrants (legal and illegal) come for jobs, but they soon learn how to work the system for "free stuff." Here's one of the ways.

The virtual invitation: I am often asked: "If you were a poor Mexican, wouldn't you sneak into the U.S. so that you could have a better life for you and your family?" My answer is:  If the U.S. invited me, I wouldn't hesitate. When the choices are to fight your own corrupt government for your rights and a better life or accept America's virtual invitation to migrate illegally with little or no punitive consequences, the choice is obvious. Perhaps if our immigration laws had always been enforced, Mexicans (and other 3rd Worlders) would have made the choice to fight for a better life in their own country. Every Third World soon-to-be illegal alien aspiring to move to the U.S. knows that if you can get past the border, it is virtually legal to be illegal in America. Because most Third World immigrants have little or no skills, they arrive in dire need of government assistance. Their desperation has been an enormous boon to the Democratic Party. Thirty-nine percent of native households receive some form of government assistance. By contrast, 57 percent of immigrant households (legal and illegal immigrants) get government assistance. When America takes in immigrants who require taxpayer support which the Democrats offer big time, it builds their future voting bloc. If importing poverty continues, all parties with the exception of the Democratic party will become a thing of the past.

Republicans claim that most Americans are right of center. But that doesn't take into consideration the nations's demographic change in the last 30 years. Former Third Worlders who are naturalized citizens and their citizen children have converted the majority of Americans to leaning to the left of center. Republicans naively think that they have to do a better job in getting their message of family values and the importance of the constitution and personal freedom to Latinos. If these were really important issues with Latinos, they would be attracted to the Republican party without any messages. The reality is that the overwhelming number of Third World immigrants who were naturalized, many in citizenship mills, are not informed voters. Most either do not know about or don't care about the fiscal cliff, Benghazi, energy independence or the high rate of unemployment for minorities. In the TV ads In the recent election campaigns in battle states, Mitt Romney talked about jobs and energy independence, while Obama talked about "Comprehensive" immigration reform and "free stuff." The reality is that most immigrant voters don't really care about Al Qeada, foreign oil, foreign affairs, Israel, or the Mideast crisis -- they vote for politicians who will give them free stuff.

Generally speaking, tax payers tend to vote Republican. Tax consumers tend to vote Democratic. As Third World immigrants (legal and illegal) become citizens, their vote reflects the ever growing number of tax consumers.

The expected shift to a European type system of government, is a government that cannot be sustained. This video of an anti-austerity riot in Greece over extending the retirement age by just two years (from 61 to 63 by 2015) should be a wake up call of what's to come to America's streets, Can you imagine the extent of civil disobedience when America has to cut entitlements? Fixing America's fiscal cliff (not to be confused with the national debt) is just a small part of the problem. America won't survive unless it can start to pay down the national debt, And that's not likely to happen as long as a "free stuff" president is in office. Expect a day of reckoning. Maybe then, the electorate will vote to save America.

November 20, 2012
By Hal Netkin