No matter how the NYT tries to spin it, the message is clear here: the burden that illegal aliens created on the dialysis clinic [thanks, Quisp, for clarifying that for me] in a 117 year old charitable hospital serving Georgia’s poor, forced the hospital clinic to close.
With ObamaCare almost a done deal (gee, thanks Lincoln and Landrieu), just wait until the illegal aliens do it to the entire health care system, not just to one charity hospital. As even the NYT is forced to admit, the illegal aliens sucking up costly treatments would not have gotten those same treatments in their home country. One of the benefits of breaking the law in a sucker nation is that, rather than tossing you back where you came, we dump welfare on you to our own detriment.
I’ve got an idea. How about if we start enforcing our immigration laws (with enforcement down, I just heard, by 50% under the Obama administration), and start figuring out ways for Mexico (and other failing Latin American countries) to become productive nations, instead of parasites on the American body politic and economic? There is absolutely no reason why Latin American citizens cannot have functioning countries. Wait, I’m wrong. I can think of one reason: we sit here like a giant, seductive safety valve, insulating them, not from their failures, but from the ability to improve.