Saturday, November 29, 2008

Should the United States Consider a Retirement Visa? Why Not?

The International Herald Tribune has a story on an interesting idea that apparently has been floating around for awhile.  "Estate agents in the United States hope a new administration in Washington D.C. will kick start talks for a retirement visa, the so-called `silver card' which would allow foreigners to easily retire in the U.S."  Why not? 

KJ

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This is the stupidest idea I have ever heard of in my life. Allowing a bunch of old people in so they can get sick and die (at U.S. taxpayer expense, no doubt).

Posted by: Thomas Lillich | Nov 29, 2008 9:11:53 AM

Thomas, we can likely assume that this would be limited to the very wealthy with significant resources. As such, it would almost certainly be a net benefit. If you knew anything about immigration policy you'd know this. If you were not just reflexively xenophobic and anti-foreigner you'd see this. But alas, you've shown yourself over and over again to be a fool unconcerned with anything but your strange fear of foreigners. Please, go play the troll at some other blog, or start your own. I'm sure there are tons of people waiting to hear your great insights. Please, just take them somewhere else since you obviously cannot contribute anything constructive.

Posted by: Matt Lister | Dec 1, 2008 7:06:02 AM

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