Of Diapers and Deficits

Earlier this year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the government's economic stimulus package to include a healthy increase in spending for what she called “family planning.”  (If you didn't already know, “family planning” is generally code for abortion.)  Pelosi said that this would save state and federal governments the cost of having to pay for the health care and education of poor children.  Of course, it's pretty hard to argue with that sort of logic.  After all, dead children are less expensive to care for than live children.  

 

In any event, Pelosi's remarks came on the heels of Barak Obama signing an executive order allowing money taken out of the paychecks of American workers to be used for abortions in foreign countries!  In other words, the Obama administration’s position is that we are running out of money to take care of our own children but we have enough to pay for the executions of other people's children.  Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood (America's number one abortion profiteer) continues to be given approximately one million dollars a day in taxpayer funding and there are calls within our government for that amount to be doubled. 

 

So let's recap.  In last year's presidential campaign, Obama labels babies a “punishment” and, now, one of his co-degenerates is claiming that babies contribute to our country’s financial woes.  In this environment, it is probably no coincidence that the abortion lobby is ratcheting up its rhetoric that the faltering economy is a justification for abortion.  The sense of evil is palpable when you hear them almost gleefully predict that the abortion rate is going to increase as women rely on it to compensate for bad economic conditions.  

 

But the question is, are babies really to blame for our economic collapse?  And the answer is that they are.

 

Let me explain.  It has long been known that as consumers approach retirement they spend less money.  The two areas where this is felt the most is in the sales of cars and houses – the two industries that form the backbone of the American economy.  The good news has always been that, as older people began to buy less they were replaced by younger consumers who bought more.  It was a cycle that was repeated from one generation to the next.  But here’s the problem we face today.  The American baby-boomer is the wealthiest generation of people in the history of the world and they spent money like there was no tomorrow.  In that process, they created an economy that was (a) the envy of the world and (b) completely dependant on that level of spending in order to survive. 

 

While doing this, however, they aborted more than one-fourth of the next generation of consumers.  This guaranteed that, once the baby-boomers started reaching retirement, the spending frenzy of the last forty years would be over.  And now, that is precisely what has happened.  In 2008, baby-boomers began reaching retirement age, the sales of cars and houses plummeted and that put the entire economy into a tailspin.  Further, we are just at the very beginning of this phenomenon.  By any realistic measure, there is a financial tsunami rolling toward the United States that will make our current environment seem like “the good ole’ days.”  From now until 2026, baby-boomers are going to reach retirement age at the rate of 10,000 a day!  And even if we learn how to live with less consumer spending, the effect of that is going to bankrupt our social services infrastructure. 

 

One obvious place you can see this is in the area of Social Security.  In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore bored us to near suicide with his incessant droning about the need for a "lock box" to protect the funds being held by the Social Security system.  Of course, he was lying.  He knew good and well that there is no need for such a lock box because Congress was running a Ponzi scheme with Social Security and there is no money left to lock up.  Over the years, Congress grabbed it, left an IOU in its place, and then squandered it to buy votes.  While Bernie Madoff rightly deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, the only differences between Madoff and Congress are that his crimes were on a far smaller scale and he got caught.    

 

Now we’ve reached the day of reckoning.  The money to fulfill the government’s social obligations to the baby-boomers is long-gone.  The result is that we will soon be at a point where younger taxpayers will be forced to send in boxcars full of their money to pay for the services that were promised to them.  The fact that this money has already been collected once is irrelevant.  The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the baby boomers are going to be taxed into oblivion replacing money that was stolen by Congress.  What most Americans don’t realize is that this problem has been made exponentially worse by abortion.

 

The designers of Social Security based it on an assumption of an ever-growing, or at least stabile, workforce.  They could not have foreseen that America would one day legalize the wholesale slaughter of its own children.  But on January 22, 1973, that’s what happened.  The result has been that, over the last 36 years, over 25 percent of the taxpayers needed to replace the money baby-boomers paid into the system were executed.  To appreciate the impact of this, consider that since abortion has been legal, birth rates in the United States have often been below replacement levels.  In fact, if one removes immigration from the census figures, America's population has been at best flat or, by most reliable estimates, in decline.  For the Social Security system, that has been a disaster waiting to happen and the wait ended in 2008.  Like nations all over the world, America is beginning to discover why the shrinking populations they wanted are a barometer of economic disaster.

 

This reality is also going to have a devastating effect on the Medicare and Medicaid systems.  I think this is probably the main reason why there is this sudden panic in Congress to implement socialized medicine.  They know that the money to take care of the baby-boomers was stolen.  After all, they are the ones who stole it.  But they certainly can’t afford for the voters to find that out, and a perfect way to make sure they don’t is to dump the boomers into to a government run universal healthcare system. 

 

Another way abortion affects the economy is seen in the immigration issue.  Today, there is a vigorous national debate about whether illegal immigrants are only taking jobs American workers don't want anyway.  While that may or may not be true, what is undeniable is that illegal immigrants are replacing the millions of workers who were killed through abortion.  The problem is, beyond the financial burdens that illegal immigration imposes on the U.S. economy, it also contributes to the diminished demand for American consumer goods – including cars and houses.  That’s because a very high percentage of America’s illegal immigrants live in poverty conditions so they can send money back to their families in Mexico.  Over the years, this amount has grown to the point that it is now consistently one of the largest sources of income for the entire Mexican economy.  And any way you look at it, this is money that, without abortion, would have been earned by Americans and spent in America.  But those Americans don’t exist so it ends up being earned by Mexicans and spent in Mexico. 

 

Sadly, this has also eliminated any chance for the Mexican economy to become as strong as it should be.  It is time for someone to point out that there is no reason for Mexico to be a poor country.  It has a wealth of natural resources, a good climate and a population made up of decent hard-working people.  However, it is not possible for any nation to have a vibrant economy while sending millions of its youngest and most productive workers out of the country.

 

In the final analysis, this is a system that costs the American taxpayer trillions of dollars, threatens the stability of the U.S. economy, keeps Mexico poor, and cynically exploits the illegal immigrant.  But it will continue because every member of Congress knows – whether they have the guts to admit it or not – that immigration is the only way to replace the workers who have been aborted.

 

So yes, babies are indeed the cause of our economic collapse.  Not for the reasons the Obamas and Pelosis of the world have you think, but because America has murdered the babies who would have supported our economy and financed our social service obligations.  In 1973, our nation bought the lie that we could savagely execute millions of innocent human beings without consequence and, now, the chickens are coming home to roost. 

 

Having said that, however, we should never reduce the abortion debate to one solely based on economics.  Even if this holocaust had lined our streets in gold, it could still never be justified.  It would serve us well to understand that the fallout from the legalization of abortion will ultimately go far beyond financial considerations.  Let's not forget that a generation that killed its own children whenever it found them inconvenient, unhealthy or expensive is now entering a stage of life when it will soon become inconvenient, unhealthy and expensive.  The survivors of a generation whose fate was in our hands, will soon have our fate in theirs.  Given that sobering reality, maybe our only hope is that God was just kidding when He said that man reaps what he sows.  But the early indicators are that He wasn’t.

A Tale of Two Rivers

We have all seen situations in which some problem appears to have an obvious solution that is being ignored. When this happens in the political arena, we tend to dismiss it as being the fault of "the system." The more likely explanation is that some "dirty little secret" lurks in the shadows that we don't know about and our political leaders don't want us to know about.

Such is the case with the debate over illegal immigration. Today, some politicians are strutting around calling for round-ups and border fences, while others hawk guest-worker programs, amnesty, or instant citizenship. Despite all this grandstanding, both camps are fully aware that these proposals will never solve the problem.

The real solution is to pass legislation making it a federal crime (with mandatory jail time) to knowingly employ someone who is in this country illegally. Although similar laws are already in place, there is a loophole. As long as the worker has a social security number, the employer is off the hook whether that number is legitimate or not. What we need is legislation requiring employers to confirm that anyone they hire is legally eligible to work in the United States. They could do this by simply accessing a government-sponsored system that would instantly tell them whether the prospective employee's social security number is legitimate. Such a system would be easy to create and less cumbersome than the one that currently allows a merchant to authorize a customer's credit card.

The obvious advantage here is that the first time some corporate CEO or small-time roofing contractor violates this law and ends up on the evening news in handcuffs and leg-irons, the illegal immigration problem is history. At that point, our biggest task would be unsnarling the traffic jams on the southbound lanes of Interstate 35.

The reason Congress isn't pursuing this painfully obvious solution becomes clear when we analyze the financial tsunami that is rolling toward the United States.

Very shortly, America's baby boomers will start reaching retirement age and they will do so at the rate of about 10,000 per day for the next 18 years. Contrary to what most people seem to think, the money baby boomers are owed through social security is long gone. Over the years, Congress grabbed it, left an IOU in its place, and squandered it to buy votes.

In the [2000] presidential election, Al Gore blathered endlessly about the need for a "lock box" to protect the funds being held by the social security system. He was lying. He knows good and well that there is no need for such a lock box because Congress has been running a Ponzi scheme with social security and there is no money left to protect. The result is that the day is rapidly approaching when younger taxpayers will be forced to send boxcars full of their money to the government in order to pay for services that were already paid for once. Any way you cut it, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the baby boomers are going to be taxed into oblivion replacing the money that was stolen by Congress.

That's where abortion comes in. The designers of social security based it on an assumption of an ever-growing, or at least stabile, workforce. They could not foresee that America would one day legalize the wholesale slaughter of its own children. But on January 22, 1973, that is precisely what happened. The result has been that at least one-fourth of the taxpayers needed to replace the money baby boomers paid into the system, were wiped out before drawing their first breath. Moreover, for every day the American holocaust continues, another 3300 future taxpayers are executed in the womb. To appreciate the impact of this, consider that since abortion has been legal, birth rates in the United States have often been below population replacement levels. In fact, if one removes immigration from the census figures, America's population has been flat or, by some estimates, in decline. For the social security system, that has been a disaster waiting to happen and the wait is just about over.

Today, there is a vigorous national debate going on about whether illegal immigrants are only taking jobs American workers don't want anyway. That may or may not be true. However, it is undeniable that illegal immigrants are replacing workers who were killed through abortion.

To understand the significance of this, it is necessary to dispel a myth. Most people seem to believe that illegal workers are only paid in cash and, therefore, pay no taxes or social security. That is not true. According to experts in this field, most illegal immigrants get their jobs by using counterfeit social security cards purchased on the black market. This means that taxes and social security are deducted from their checks. But since they are illegal, no matter how much they pay into the social security system, they can never take money out of it. This is what makes illegal immigration such a bonanza for Congress.

In recent years, the amount of money paid into the system that will never be paid out in benefits has become so large that the government now factors it into Social Security Administration projections. In fact, the IRS has even assigned this fund a name. It's called the "earnings suspense file" and it currently brings in between six and seven billion dollars a year. The IRS says that about three-fourths of this money comes from the paychecks of illegal immigrants. Some independent sources claim the percentage is higher.

Ironically, this has created a situation in which a minimum wage illegal immigrant working on a fake social security card and paying little in social security, is ultimately more valuable to the system than a high-income legal worker who pays in the maximum. That's because legal workers generally get more back from social security than they pay in, while illegal workers operating on phony social security cards get back nothing.

When it comes to illegal immigration, this is the "dirty little secret" America's politicians don't want you to know. It is also why this debate about whether or not illegal workers should be given some sort of legal status is such a waste of time. For Congress, only illegal immigrants are an asset. The instant they are made legal, they become an enormous liability. So make no mistake about it, they will remain illegal.

Naturally, there are people who will challenge my suggestion that the government makes a profit off illegal immigration. They will point out that the American people are being forced to spend astronomical amounts of money on education, medical care, law enforcement, welfare, etc. for people who are in the country illegally.

They are correct. There is indeed a large and expanding catalogue of financial burdens linked to illegal immigration. What is overlooked, however, is that the overwhelming majority of these expenses are born by the states, while the social security deducted from the paychecks of illegal workers goes only to the feds.

In effect, illegal immigration has become a pipeline for transferring money from the states to the federal government. So even if the overall financial burden of illegal immigration far exceeds its benefits to the social security system, since the states pay most of the expenses and the feds get all of the revenue, Congress has a vested interest in not rocking the boat. Given that Congress is the one that makes immigration policy, it's a safe bet that any changes are going to be little more than superficial.

The bottom line is that the illegal immigration issue has less to do with people crossing the Rio Grande than it does with the 535 grifters camped out on the Potomac. Every member of Congress knows that they can stop illegal immigration, but they also know that doing so would expose the social security scam they've been running. That's why their "strategy" for dealing with this issue has been to tap-dance around it and trust that the media and the public will eventually become distracted by something else.

Of course, the link between illegal immigration and social security is just a symptom. The disease is legalized abortion and its assumption that we can savagely execute innocent human beings without consequence. In 1973, America bought that lie and, now, the chickens are coming home to roost.

Of course, the fallout from the legalization of abortion will ultimately go far beyond the costs of illegal immigration. Let's not forget that a generation that killed its own children whenever it found them inconvenient, unhealthy or expensive will soon be inconvenient, unhealthy and expensive itself. At that point, we will likely find that when a society morally bankrupts itself by legalizing abortion, it is then conditioned to solve the financial and social problems created by an aging population by methods which previous generations would have considered unthinkable. Maybe then we will understand that God was serious when He said that we reap what we sow.


Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics