Conservative columnist and 10-time New York Times best-selling author Ann Coulter’s new book takes many 2016 GOP presidential candidates to task, but one in particular: The Senator Coulter dubs “Sen. Chuck Schumer’s press secretary,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
If nothing else, this has eviscerated any hope Rubio had that voters would forget the misinformation campaign he led in 2013 to get the U.S. Senate to pass the amnesty bill he and Schumer shepherded through that body.
Over and over again, Coulter’s new book, Adios America: The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, notes that Rubio would have devastated the U.S. economy had he succeeded in passing his amnesty bill into law.
“Somehow, the idea that the mass importation of poor people is good for the economy has caught on like a runaway train. Everyone agrees!” Coulter writes in the third chapter.
These claims refer to the size of the entire economy, which inevitably expands the more humans we have living here. So does your household budget if I move in to your extra bedroom. The cost of your electricity, cable TV, water, food, newspaper subscriptions, Netflix subscription, and overdue books will go through the roof. But don’t worry, I’ll be writing you a check for $250 a month. Unfortunately, I will be eating $400 worth of food every month. So the size of your household GNP has increased, but you aren’t ahead of the game. I am ahead of the game. The entire benefit is captured by moi.
Coulter then details, citing an analysis from the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector, how most college-educated Americans pay nearly $30,000 more in taxes than they get back in government services—but legal immigrants to the United States are getting back more from government services than they’re paying in taxes at significant rates, even more so when they have lower skill levels.
Contrary to the claims of Senator Chuck Schumer’s press secretary, Marco Rubio, making illegal aliens citizens will not result in the U.S. Treasury being deluged with their tax payments. The vast majority of illegal aliens—about 75 percent—have only a high school diploma or less, so legalization means they will immediately begin collecting an average of $14,642–$36,993 per year from the U.S. taxpayer.
Even worse, under Rubio’s bill—and Obama’s executive action— amnestied illegal aliens immediately collect a windfall directly from the U.S. Treasury in missed earned income tax credits. So the definition for “paying back taxes” under Rubio’s bill was: “receiving welfare.” Of course, with 71 percent of illegal alien households already on government assistance, “paying back taxes” meant “getting even more welfare than you do currently.”
Illustrating the principle that, in matters of great importance, the difference between evil and stupidity is irrelevant, Marco Rubio stoutly asserted that, under his bill, amnestied illegal immigrants “don’t qualify for any federal benefits.” A huge majority—71 percent!—were already collecting federal benefits when he said that and were on track to collect a lot more welfare had his bill become law.
For his part, Rubio and his team are trying to avoid discussing Coulter’s book.
When asked for comment on the various statements Coulter made about Rubio’s immigration position, Rubio spokesman, Alex Conant, has not responded. He also hasn’t responded to an offer to print any op-ed or response in full from the senator. It’s unclear if Rubio—who’s vying to become the president of the United States—will ever address this issue, or even if he understands what was in his bill.
But in the meantime, Coulter has a unique way for Americans to get the message to Rubio about his support for amnesty and bringing the third world into America: On her website, she offers people the ability to deliver copies of her book to Rubio so he can read it. Only $16 “to save the country,” as her website puts it.
Later in the book, when Coulter details how the mainstream media and government make it nearly impossible for Americans to know true crime statistics when it comes to both legal and illegal immigrants, she rips Rubio again and again.
“You will spend more time trying to obtain basic crime statistic about immigrants in America than trying to sign up for Obamacare,” Coulter writes in Chapter 7.
The facts aren’t there. Those of us who want to know if a murderer is an immigrant are treated as if we’re trying to keep blacks out of the country club. What difference does it make? Here are some ways it might make a difference: Knowing how many criminals are immigrants might affect our opinion of our current immigration policies. It would help us evaluate Marco Rubio’s proposal to legalize 20–30 million illegal immigrants, en masse.
Later in Chapter 7, while explaining how the Government Accountability Office (GAO) excluded legal immigrants from its study of how many immigrants are in American prisons right now—Coulter argues no immigrant should be allowed into the United States if they are a criminal, but GAO isn’t even counting legal immigrants who commit crimes—she hammers Rubio again.
Why exclude legal immigrants [from the GAO crime analysis when it comes to immigrants committing crimes]? Isn’t that worse? Only certain Republicans get excited about the difference between legal and illegal immigrants. The rest of America is trying to understand the point of the last thirty years of legal immigration. Why was this necessary? While it’s nice to know a little more about the people Marco Rubio is so anxious to make our fellow citizens, why can’t we be told how many rapes and murders legal immigrants commit? To paraphrase the line about families, you can’t choose your native-born Americans—but you can choose your immigrants. Our immigration system will be working when the number of immigrants who commit crimes is zero.
After that, in a chapter in which she derides media for making it appear as though immigrant criminals are not immigrants, Coulter keeps mentioning how this or that immigrant rapist or murderer would have been amnestied under Rubio’s “Gang of Eight.”
One example Coulter cites—the story of Milton Mateo Garcia—notes how Garcia is “just the sort of hardworking immigrant we keep hearing so much about from Marco Rubio and the New York Times.” He had, Coulter wrote, “three jobs”—emphasis on the “three.”
Even after he was caught sneaking into the country illegally from Honduras in 2013, he wasn’t discouraged. Through sheer pluck and determination, Garcia came right back, and began working as a dishwasher. (You just can’t get Americans to wash dishes. They won’t do it at any price.) After less than a year back in the United States, Garcia grabbed a twenty-six-year-old doctor walking to her apartment in the well-do-to Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, forced her into her apartment, and repeatedly raped her. He left with her keys, so when he realized he’d forgotten his bag, Garcia simply let himself back into the woman’s apartment, raped her again, collected his things, and left. Suggesting why there’s no Honduran Silicon Valley, Garcia also took his victim’s cell phone. The cops found him by calling the phone.
Another example Coulter cites is the story of Mexican illegal alien Palemon Vargas Reyes.
Another hardworking illegal immigrant from Mexico is Palemon Vargas Reyes. He would already be a legal resident, on his way to citizenship, if the American public hadn’t stopped House Speaker John Boehner from taking up Marco Rubio’s “comprehensive immigration reform.” (The media learned their lesson: Henceforth, they will not inform us when Congress is considering an amnesty bill.) Reyes owned a construction business! He’s a married father of five! In April 2014—about a year after the U.S. Senate passed Rubio’s bill—Reyes was arrested for serially raping a fourteen-year-old girl. One of the rapes took place at a job site, so he really is a hard worker. The headline on this story was: “Columbus Resident Charged with Molestation.”
In another example, Coulter notes how an illegal alien who was indicted for child rape charges used “Rubio’s talking points” during his plea to the judge that he didn’t deserve jail time during the sentencing hearing.
In New Mexico, there was a father-son child rape duo. When being sentenced for repeatedly raping a three-year-old and an eight-year-old, Mexican illegal immigrant Luis Casarez’s argument to the judge that he did not deserve jail time sounded like Marco Rubio’s talking points about hardworking illegal immigrants with roots in America: “I have been here for many years”—Casarez said, incongruously, through a translator. “That’s why,” he added, “I’ve been working instead of getting involved with problems.” Other than that one thing. Two weeks after Luis Casarez was indicted for child rape, his son, Luis Casarez Jr., was indicted in a separate case of child rape.
Later in the book, Coulter writes about how “the Democrats and Marco Rubio” are trying to bring “in the depraved cultures of the Third World and pretend we’re changing them, rather than them changing us.”
“Other countries are always welcome to adopt American ideas about equality before the law and Anglo-Saxon morality,” Coulter writes. “They don’t need to leave home to do that. Instead, America is just bringing in a lot of rapists.”
At the beginning of the book, Coulter mocks Republicans in Washington for believing that “Cuban Marco Rubio” would somehow be able to attract Hispanic voters to the party.
Republican elites apparently don’t talk to their servants: They’re convinced Cuban Marco Rubio will be catnip to Hispanic voters. Yes, remember how Manhattan women flocked to Sarah Palin just because she was a woman? GOP political consultants will never steer you wrong. The only place a failure to pass amnesty will produce genuine, heartfelt remorse is in the better sections of town, when wives of Wall Street bankers realize that Manuela the nanny will not be able to get taxpayer-subsidized healthcare.
Perhaps this is all why Coulter’s getting blacked out by most in the mainstream media—pretty much none of them have covered her book. The media by and large seem to want either Rubio or his fellow Floridian and amnesty proponent former Gov. Jeb Bush to get the Republican nomination.
“I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I’ve already written 10 New York Times best-sellers — I’d be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal — but can’t get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS,” Coulter wrote in a column on her website shortly before the book’s public release. “Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge!”