Columnist busts myths about Hispanics in America
Ruben Navarrette sounds off
- Duration 2:58
- Date May 18, 2012
Ruben Navarrette sounds off
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Stretch there the fastest growing population in the United States of America and yet our next guest says Hispanics.
Are widely misunderstood including the theory that meant that there freeloaders.
Spirited debunk a couple of about Hispanics syndicated columnist Ruben now correct -- hello -- reported to you thank you very much for joining us from San Diego.
Thanks for having me.
I'm sure you've heard this a million times this is -- common -- that you hear a lot Hispanics in this country they don't pay taxes.
Right as specifically ideas -- -- be illegal immigrants don't pay taxes well got news for you they do pay taxes illegal immigrants pay a host of taxes sales tax like everybody else and they buy something.
Payroll taxes that go into a Social Security but I never going to be able collect from -- they keep the system alive that way.
Property taxes whether they rent or own and they don't pay income taxes because the government not to be outdone.
Has this thing called -- ten and individual.
Taxpayer identification number that allows people without a Social Security number to actually pay taxes the bottom line is if you live in the -- states Uncle Sam will find a way to get your money.
He doesn't discriminate you I think every here legally or not that's a good way to put it all right here's here's another bit Korea.
-- odd bet though Latinos are a lost cause for the Republicans and the conservatives.
They'll never vote for a Republican.
Right they have voted for Republicans they do very well with Republicans.
Voting that the mayor level and governor level in many cases.
Washington's -- different story congress had a difficult time.
Because some of the messaging.
At some of this and they've taken on issues but this is a very conservative community.
You wouldn't know it from the folks out -- pretend to lead us but we -- conservative with regard to gay marriage to abortion smaller taxes.
Pro defense this is a very.
That believes in the American dream they're living it every day their -- for the GOP if the GO peaking at the messaging right sure and in fact you know talk about conservatives.
A pupil I believe it was.
Asked folks it think it -- as if they consider themselves conservative.
Take a look 35%.
Consider themselves very conservative or conservative thirty.
3% about a third say.
Moderate and only less than 30% say their liberal or very liberal here's another one that I want you to talk a little bit and and that is about the -- the United States.
That Latinos and Hispanics loved him and they are going to reelect right.
-- they may well have ahead and reelected him but they don't love him and the reason they don't love them.
Is because his support of volatility to president Obama's support militant comedians really got a mile wide and inch deep and most of it's because of his.
Handling of the immigration issue it's not just a question -- President Obama making a promise to Hispanics.
That he would fix immigration system and make that a priority and breaking the promise worse than that.
He did the one thing you don't why do we went after the families that I hundreds of thousands of families deport over a million people aren't coming back ought to.
All right Ruben number -- today we thank you very much you just told it's a lot of good information and a lot of people have never before but it's there.
Thank you sir -- it's now.