(CNSNews.com) – Democrats are pushing hard for some form of amnesty in the immigration bill for the estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the United States partly because they are looking to replace the 52 million Americans who never entered the workforce -- and never paid federal taxes -- but instead were victims of abortion since Roe v. Wade, said conservative Rush Limbaugh on his talk-radio program.
With the tax revenue, argued Limbaugh, the Democrats could expand government further and recruit more voters for their party. Roe v. Wade was the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
On his June 14 broadcast, Limbaugh said that the Democrats have “got to come up with money. And they know this: If you use the popularly accepted figure of 1.3 million abortions a year, go back to Roe vs. Wade 1973, 52 million taxpayers haven't been born, is the way Washington looks at that.”
“They don't look at it morally,” said Limbaugh. “They don't look at it in any kind of cultural way or any kind of cultural impact. They just say we're 52 million people short.”
“We got 52 million fewer people paying taxes,” Limbaugh continued. “We gotta’ replace them. Hello amnesty. The Democrat Party needs a permanent underclass in order to keep themselves alive as Santa Claus, to keep winning elections and stay in power.”
“The illegals’ income levels might be such they wouldn't be paying much [in taxes], but it's better than nothing,” said the talk-radio host. “So, one of the reasons for amnesty is to replace the 52 million people aborted.”
“I just want to tell you something,” he said. “I really think that abortion is at the root -- you could do a flowchart -- I think abortion is at the root of so much that has and is going wrong in this country.”