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.”
A generation of aging whites is literally trying to block the young immigrants needed to pay their Medicare & Social Security.
“An aging population and declining birthrates among the native-born population are creating underpopulated cities and towns, vacant housing.” https://t.co/r8X02SyPAv
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) April 9, 2019
Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem. https://t.co/nRlIlRKktv
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) April 9, 2019
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.
Why can’t people understand that the Baby Boomers are retiring and WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH WORKERS TO REPLACE THEM WITHOUT IMMIGRATION?!?! It’s so simple… https://t.co/6BoCfGjwGF
— Laura Miers (@LauraMiers) April 9, 2019
It’s crucial to understand that #immigrants have been revitalizing #rural communities for decades. Rural issues & immigrant issues are intertwined. | Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem. – The New York Times https://t.co/KApJRTNTQm
— Andrew Koricich (@Dr_AndrewK) April 10, 2019
Trump‘s claim that the U.S. is “full” is pure racism and bigotry and is catnip to his racist and bigoted supporters. And it can have deadly consequences for those fleeing persecution. Remember https://t.co/FUAcwIEwoG https://t.co/mfMfSNLvJe
— Marc Hershovitz (@Hershovitz) April 9, 2019
Can’t stress this enough. Immigration IS social security.
— Buisson (@Buisson2020) April 9, 2019
everything’s better on Medicare bring on the Guads, the Hondurans. you want to see the alternative look no further than Japan pic.twitter.com/6VBE4wzNCs
— Joe Berger (@OptnTrader) April 10, 2019
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:
A young(er) “privileged white” screaming for slaves from the 3rd world, angry at the descendants of slave emancipators is peak CURRENT_YEAR
Those kids weren’t put on this earth to pay for your feckless lifestyle. https://t.co/nDai7YaNsL
— ⛓ Bad Uncle Leo ⛓ (@z31r4m) April 9, 2019
Traitorous ways: train the native population to birth-control and abort themselves out of existence such that an imported servant class becomes necessary. https://t.co/DjzXiZJ7y4
— JillDomschot (@JillDomschot) April 9, 2019
Is that all immigrants are to you, another cash-dispenser for muh Medicare? Talk about selfish! https://t.co/B3UOCzxPna
— This 50 char name is great and so is Toto’s Africa (@AspiringThrawn) April 9, 2019
1. ‘Aging whites’ are not trying to block legal immigration.
2. Those ‘aging whites’ paid into the system for those programs.
3. Don’t try and patronize illegals to cover for government mismanagement of those programs. https://t.co/39Amy6fdeR
— 🇺🇸Uncensored Majority🇺🇸 (@UncnsrdMajority) April 10, 2019
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.
Somehow I doubt unconditionally accepting waves of illegal impoverished immigrants will create the tax revenue needed to solve big government spending. I am inclined to believe the opposite. https://t.co/ymIkSBpYLz
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) April 9, 2019
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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