28 August, 2008
Benefits of immigration
Effectively what we have here is onshore offshoring. Instead of paying money to overseas businessmen to buy and import goods off them, we are importing people to do "direct" work here. We are paying their infrastructure costs, treating their ailments and attempting to educate their children, but their profits are disappearing overseas.
And how much does what little spending that these immigrants do actually benefit the indigenous community. When you last saw your local Chinese takeaway/chippy being redecorated or refurbed, what was the ethnicity of the people doing the work, I wonder.
Sorry guys, I don't buy it.