NBC’s new take on immigrants: ‘Aging whites’ need them to keep Social Security and Medicare funded

RIO GRANDE CITY, TX - DECEMBER 07: A father holds his sleeping son, 3, after they and other undocumented immmigrants were detained by Border Patrol agents on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. They had just illigally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, and he said he was bringing his family from Guanajuato, Mexico to settle in San Antonio, Texas. The number of migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossing the border has again surged in recent months, even as the total number of illegal crossings nationwide has gone down from the previous year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Tweets posted by several white liberals on Tuesday, including one who works for NBC, appear to indicate that they believe immigrants are needed to fund their future Social Security checks.

“A generation of aging whites is literally trying to block the young immigrants needed to pay their Medicare & Social Security,” NBC News reporter Heidi Przybyla tweeted Tuesday morning.

Attached to the tweet was another tweet in which she’d shared a story from The New York Times about America’s “aging population and declining birthrate among the native-born population.”

The Times’ thesis is that America needs more immigrants to alleviate its declining labor force and pay into and ultimately fill up the coffers of its soon-to-be-depleted Social Security fund.

The piece was posted in response to President Donald Trump urging illegal aliens to return home because the United States is full. While the president had been speaking about illegal aliens, the Times falsely reported that the president had been referencing all immigrants.

A number of white liberals enthusiastically shared the Times’ piece to remind folks of how racist the president allegedly happens to be. Included among them were some of Przybyla’s followers.

Look:

But while these white liberals aimed to call out Trump’s racism, others felt as if they were the ones perpetuating racism. Note how they were speaking about all immigrants as if they’re chattel to be brought in (or bought?) for the benefit of white people in need of Social Security.

Like one Twitter user opined, Przybyla’s complaint in particular came off as “[a] young(er) ‘privileged white’ screaming for slaves from the 3rd world.” Except immigrants “weren’t put on this earth to pay for your feckless lifestyle,” he rightly added.

Look at this and other tweets below:

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Plus, the depletion of Social Security has nothing to do with immigration. It’s about the refusal by Democrats and Republican politicians alike to reform Social Security to make it sustainable. Even the Brookings Institution, which leans decidedly to the left, has admitted that reform is necessary.

But instead of making any attempts to reform Social Security, congressional Democrats and presidential candidates have been pushing for it to be further expanded, including to illegals.

The problem is that if illegal aliens were allowed to pay into the Social Security system, they’d therefore be permitted to draw money from it as well. This is alarming because, as it stands, illegal aliens are already costing American taxpayers billions of dollars because of how much welfare they collect.

This was true in 2011: “Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies,” Judicial Watch reported at the time.

And it’s still true now, according to Steven A. Camarota, the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies.

“A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households is received on behalf of their US-born children. This is especially true of households headed by illegal immigrants. There is simply no question that households headed by illegal immigrants access a good deal of welfare. In fact, illegal immigrants’ use of some programs is quite high,” he said to the New York Post last year.

None of these facts were pointed out in the Times’ flawed report. Nor did they seem to concern NBC reporter Heidi Przybyla, a woman who appears to believe legal immigrants and illegal aliens alike are desperately needed to ensure she’s able to collect a Social Security check one day.

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