Have you stopped to consider how U.S. immigration laws might impact the future viability of the Medicare and Social Security programs? Robert Reich did. His latest video editorial on how the Baby Boomer generation is bankrupting Medicare and Social Security is thought provoking and timely.
Immigration reform is already on the national agenda, but we’ve been focusing on only one aspect of it – how to deal with undocumented workers.
We need to think more broadly, and connect the dots. One logical way to help deal with the crisis of funding Social Security and Medicare is to have more workers per retiree. And the simplest way to do that is to allow more immigrants into the United States.
Immigration reform and entitlement reform have a lot to do with one another.