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    Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more imm

    "If it means the Lou Dobbs kind of rants about immigrants wrecking America, I don't subscribe to that. I think immigrants, by and large, do good things," Stossel says.

    "What a self-important ass," Dobbs quipped. "He doesn’t understand basic economics. He doesn't understand my point of view, nor does he care to. He’s just a silly little trick waiting to do some sort of Libertarian flip. He's just unbelievable."
    I found this story interesting because Im both a fan of Stossel and Dobbs. Dobbs' position on immigration Libertarians should side with, he isnt anti-immigrant he is anti-illegal immigration. He is one of the few guys who supports open immigration the legal way.

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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Who doesn't support legal immigration?
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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

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    Who doesn't support legal immigration?
    Groups like Numbers USA support highly restricted immigration as far as I know.
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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    I think Stossel made a disparaging comment about Dobbs sometime in the last week or so, and it must have pissed off Dobbs.

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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Lou Dobbs is a self-important ass, and a frightening demagogue. Stossel is absolutely right on this issue. I really don't know where Dobbs ever got the idea that "basic economics" supports his xenophobia and protectionism. I would bet that the vast majority of economists support a very liberal immigration policy, and I know for a fact that most economists disagree with Dobbs' protectionist views. 83.3% of economists agreed with the statement "The US should eliminate remaining tariffs and other barriers to trade"...and 37.1% strongly agreed with that statement.
    http://www.aier.org/aier/publication...09_whaples.pdf
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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Groups like Numbers USA support highly restricted immigration as far as I know.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pgz6ZCqhtg"]YouTube - Immigration Gumballs (5 min version)[/ame]
    Shorter version.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7WJeqxuOfQ"]YouTube - Immigration Gumballs[/ame]
    Longer version.

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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Lou Dobbs is a self-important ass, and a frightening demagogue. Stossel is absolutely right on this issue. I really don't know where Dobbs ever got the idea that "basic economics" supports his xenophobia and protectionism. I would bet that the vast majority of economists support a very liberal immigration policy, and I know for a fact that most economists disagree with Dobbs' protectionist views. 83.3% of economists agreed with the statement "The US should eliminate remaining tariffs and other barriers to trade"...and 37.1% strongly agreed with that statement.
    http://www.aier.org/aier/publication...09_whaples.pdf
    Spot on as usual, and further evidence of why Fox has become big brother t.v.

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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The arguments of those of us who favor more liberal immigration policies aren't based on any desire to prevent overpopulation in the third world. The fact is that immigration is good for American consumers (goods/services are cheaper), it's good for our economy (more people buying and selling more goods/services), it's good for American workers (immigrants are much more likely to start their own businesses than native-born Americans), it's good for the immigrants (they earn more money), and it's good for their native countries (they send remittances to family members back home).

    I agree with this guy that we need to do a lot more to assist the developing world with family planning and birth control, but that's no excuse to shut off the immigration valve.
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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The arguments of those of us who favor more liberal immigration policies aren't based on any desire to prevent overpopulation in the third world. The fact is that immigration is good for American consumers (goods/services are cheaper), it's good for our economy (more people buying and selling more goods/services), it's good for American workers (immigrants are much more likely to start their own businesses than native-born Americans), it's good for the immigrants (they earn more money), and it's good for their native countries (they send remittances to family members back home).

    I agree with this guy that we need to do a lot more to assist the developing world with family planning and birth control, but that's no excuse to shut off the immigration valve.
    The vid asserts we can't afford an increase in immigration, legal or not.

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    Re: Lou Dobbs calls Fox Business reporter ’self-important ass,’ claims he wants more

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The vid asserts we can't afford an increase in immigration, legal or not.
    Why not? I don't see that assertion anywhere in the video...he's just saying that allowing immigration isn't going to reduce overpopulation in the developing world. That's true, but not particularly relevant to the economic arguments in favor of immigration.
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