What a nice surprise to have Tucker Carlson appear on The Grandy Group this morning during my drive in to work giving kudos to Prince William County. Tucker is one of the few who have noticed the connection between discouraging the presence of illegal aliens and reduced municipal costs, something particularly helpful during difficult economic times. Given these proven results, you have to wonder why other localities have chosen instead to raise taxes and fund public benefits that support illegal aliens rather than cutting costs by encouraging illegal aliens to leave.
While many localities in America are facing budget shortfalls and mounting debt, one county in Virginia has escaped massive deficits and instead measurably reduced the overall size of government. Prince William County (PWC) is the second largest county in Virginia and now the number-one job growth locality in the region – with one of the lowest tax burdens – a distinction the chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, Corey Stewart, contends is directly attributable to the disciplined implementation of conservative principles and a harsh crackdown on illegal immigration.
The open borders crowd has consistently issued dire warnings that discouraging the unlawful presence of illegal aliens would be disastrous economically, and still try to maintain the fiction that the Rule of Law Resolution did economic harm to the county. Between the report by UVA and the county’s own budget figures, that’s been demonstrated to be yet another fanciful but dire prediction — about as reliable as the global warming “hockey stick” graph that promised us millions would die from twenty foot sea level rises — if not a deliberate and outright lie.
Every area of PWC has made reductions and, as of today, the county has cut more than $140 million from the cost of government, and is employing the lowest number of full-time government workers in the D.C. region. Indeed, residents of the county pay tax bills nearly 30% lower than in neighboring counties. The business community has responded, PWC is now the number one job growth county in Virginia and the D.C. region and number two in terms of job growth on the East Coast.
Yeah, that’s some economic disaster folks. Lower taxes, less spending, more job growth, less crime and a dramatically better quality of life. The next time liberals give us a prediction of what the impacts of a policy would be, it would be statistically more valid to expect the exact opposite rather than believe anything they’re saying. With a track record like they’ve managed to record, you wish they were sitting opposite you at a poker table with all of George Soros’ money.
Unfortunately, when liberals and their open borders allies are gambling, they’re doing it with your money. At least we’re learning not to trust them anymore.
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