Lou Dobbs cheers on a government shutdown and claims "the principal beneficiaries" of government programs are undocumented immigrants

Lou Dobbs cheers on a government shutdown and claims "the principal beneficiaries" of government programs are undocumented immigrants

Dobbs: "I mean who else are the real beneficiaries of leaving this government open?"

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From the December 11 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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LOU DOBBS (HOST): Shutting down the government, and who's going to notice? The principal beneficiaries seem to be the estimated 22 to 30 million illegal immigrants in the country. I mean who else are the real beneficiaries of leaving this government open? It's not the American working man and woman, it is not the entrepreneur who depends on government, I mean just who the heck is the beneficiary besides of course elected officials including yourself, Congressman, who benefit from that paycheck and a nice comfortable office in the nation's capital. The American people in poll after poll after poll are saying they've had a bellyful of what's passing for government in this country.

Previously:

Fox host repeats Trump's lie that disease-ridden terrorists are coming over the border

Fox figures push a government shutdown over funding a border wall

Sean Hannity: A government shutdown is "a free vacation" for bureaucrats

Posted In
Government, The House of Representatives, Immigration, Immigration Myths
Network/Outlet
Fox Business
Person
Lou Dobbs
Show/Publication
Lou Dobbs Tonight
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