By Aaron Rodriguez
Recently, I participated in an email discussion with several conservatives about the merits of the Dream Act.
The conversation had a narrow focus involving the fiscal ramifications of passing the bill. When the discussion ended, I was left with the impression that the argument - based on fiscal responsibility - was more of a protective mechanism than a concern about our country's fiscal imbalance.
Fiscal Responsibility and the Economics of the Dream Act
A report by the Center of Immigration Studies stated that the Dream Act will cost taxpayers an estimated $6.1 billion per year in tuition subsidies. That's rather costly. Yet I also noticed a report from the Tax Foundation estimating that the Bush tax cuts would stop $2.1 trillion from going into the federal tax coffers over a ten year period. The cost, according to static scoring models, is approximately thirty-three times the size of the Dream Act.
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Source: The Hispanic Conservative