On January 13, 2009, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, the true costs of unending illegal and legal migration into the United States scorch the pocketbooks of all American citizens.
A new report by famed researcher Edwin Rubenstein exposed the costs of unending migration into the U.S. at: “$1.6 Trillion Needed to Repair and Maintain Nation's Hospitals, Schools, Parks, Water Supply, Bridges, and Basic Infrastructures.”
“Immigration policies need to go hand-in-hand with decisions to repair the deteriorating U.S. infrastructure, according to a unique new report released on January 13, 2009,” a spokesperson said.
The Twin Crises: Immigration and Infrastructure," by researcher Edwin S. Rubenstein, was released by the Social Contract Press on January 13 at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“Immigration will be responsible for more than 80 percent of the spending needed to expand infrastructure capability between now and mid-century, according to the report. Ed Rubenstein examines 15 categories of infrastructure: airports, border security, bridges, dams and levees, electricity (the power grids), hazardous waste removal, hospitals, mass transit, parks and recreation facilities, ports and navigable waterways, public schools, railroads, roads and highways, solid waste and trash, and water and sewer systems,” reported Fran Griffin of Griffin Communications. “The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $1.6 trillion dollars is needed to repair and maintain U.S. infrastructure in next 5 years. The massive influx of immigrants into the U.S. is increasing the demands on an overburdened infrastructure, much of which was built shortly after World War II and is outdated and deteriorating.”
Edwin S. Rubenstein, a financial analyst and economics journalist, worked as an editor for Forbes Magazine and economics editor of National Review. He also served as a senior economist for W. R. Grace & Company, where he directed studies on waste and inefficiency in the federal government for the Grace Commission. He became an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and research director of the Hudson Institute. The author of two books, The Right Data (1994) and From Empire State to the Vampire State: New York in a Downward Transition, he has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, the Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times.
"If the infrastructure crisis could be fixed by spending money, there would be no crisis," Mr. Rubenstein explained. "Since 1987, capital spending on transportation infrastructure has increased by 2.1 percent per year above the inflation rate. At $233 billion (2004 dollars), infrastructure is already one of the largest categories of government spending. Our infrastructure is 'crumbling' because population growth has overwhelmed the ability of even these vast sums to expand capacity.
"The immigration debate needs to be framed in terms of resource depletion, declining infrastructure, and simple fairness," Ed Rubenstein stated. "Population growth requires additional capacity and increases the rate of depreciation of the existing infrastructure. Immigration policy must play a role in making decisions about U.S. infrastructure."
"The Twin Crises: Immigration and Infrastructure" report was released at a News Conference at 1 p.m. on January 13 in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., in Washington, D.C. Advance copies of the report were available for review by working journalists.
In order to fully understand the dire consequences accelerating at the hands of mass legal and illegal immigration, another report by the Heritage Foundation, www.heritagefoundation.org, led by Robert Rector, illustrates further consequences of mass immigration. If the Obama administration passes an amnesty for the minimum estimated 20 million illegal aliens within the USA, the price tag starts at $3 trillion to legalize them. If criminal aliens within the U.S. actually number 30 million as some reports estimate, the price tag rises to $5 trillion.
Do you think Obama understands his and our predicament of sheer hyper-population overload? Answer: no! Obama voted to DOUBLE legal immigration from 1.2 million annually to 2.4 million annually as to S.B.1639 in June 2007 as a U.S. Senator.
Beyond that, “U.S. Population Projections” by Fogel/Martin, March 2006, show immigration driving the United States to an unprecedented additional 100 million people by 2035. Out of that mind-numbing number, 70 million will be third world immigrants—right out of the entrenched cultures of endless poverty—sure to create a whole new meaning of poverty in the USA: “Systemic Poverty.” In other words, we cannot and will not solve it. It will become a part of our culture, much like Mexico or India.
I don’t know about you, but those figures terrify the daylights out of me! Why? I witnessed what ‘they’ look like in my world travels. In a few words: depressing and devastating!
In order to stop the coming amnesty attempt, your best weapons remain education and collective action. I urge you to join www.numbersusa.com approaching 1 million like-minded members, and the other websites I promote below this column. Those web sites empower you to take action. And if you do only one thing, watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” on the web site and pass it to all your friends. That 14 minute video provides you with all the understanding you need to see what will happen to our country if we continue endless immigration. Additionally, to bring you up to speed as to what we face, please invest $25.00 a year for the Social Contract Quarterly at www.thesocialcontract.com or call 1 800 352 4843 and order. Four times a year, you will be brought up to speed on what we face and how to stop it. It will take every one of us to save our civilization from ultimate collapse!
To take action: www.numbersusa.com ; www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.fairus.org ; www.vdare.com ;www.patriotunion.org ; www.alipac.us ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.cairco.org ; www.limitstogrowth.com ; www.capsweb.org ; www.balance.org ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
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OBAMA WANTS TO HEAR THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Why not write President-Elect Obama and tell him how illegal aliens have affected you in your community.
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Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Click the link to view the 3 minute interview with NBC's Adam Schrager:
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com