I give Paul Ryan credit for agreeing to be a guest on Mark Levin's radio program.
Many politicians would have avoided the encounter. Last week, Levin ripped Ryan and other Republicans for their stance on immigration.
Here's audio of Mark Levin and Paul Ryan discussing immigration reform, on Levin's June 18th show:
Additional reading, highlighted by Mark Levin:
CBO’s Unicorn Cost Study on Amnesty
Repealing Obamacare will increase the deficit by $109 billion over 10 years.CBO: Immigration bill only stops 25 percent of illegal immigration
That was a headline from a CBO report in May when Republicans voted on full repeal of Obamacare. Somehow, when it comes to ascertaining the costs of wrongheaded policy, CBO wants us to engage in willing suspension of disbelief. The most costly entitlement will actually reduce the deficit, they claim. In Washington, up is down and down is up.
We are now seeing the same thing with the amnesty/immigration deform bill. You need not be an actuary to understand that 11 million poor illegals and tens of millions of other poor legal immigrants and guest workers, along with their American-born children, will wind up receiving a lot more in benefits that they pay in taxes. Yet, CBO will have you believe that this bill will actually reduce the deficit over 10 and 20 years by $197 billion and $700 billion respectively. In fact, the only main costs in this bill are the border security provisions.
The Senate immigration bill will be a major boost to the federal budget but does relatively little to clamp down on illegal immigration — cutting the future flow by only about 25 percent — according to the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill, released Tuesday afternoon.What a mess!
Under the bill, which legalizes illegal immigrants and invites in foreign workers, immigration will total 10.4 million more people over the next decade and 16.2 million by 2033.