The Racist Bigots are Spreading! Or... not! Population policy 'risks wealth' in Oz

I envy the Australians, and many other nations, where the concept of a population policy is discussed, while we here in the United States are berated, accused of being racists, xenophobes, bigots, anti-Hispanic, anti-poor, anti-Mexican, etc., etc., with complete seriousness, when we are trying to address real issues and real solutions to border control, immigration policy, illegal border-crossings, and so-called illegal immigrants (they used to be called illegal aliens).
Epic failure on the part of America's left, liberals, the sway of the leading Democrats, for their lack of foresight in the thoroughly unreasonable assaults on the right, the conservatives, Republicans, the safe-borders and anti-illegal immigration proponents. (Note: anit-illegals are not, by definition, anti-human beings, despite what is so often repeated by the crass left, all the way to the top.)
In Australia, the fairly laid-back, neighborly nation that is not exactly assaulted for it's ingrained bigotry (not since the days of the Lost Generation, at least), they actually can have a discussion about population issues versus economic issues. Where is our discussion that doesn't parse it on such a horrendously juvenile level as calling others racists or bigots, and not just knee-jerk activists, but actual LEADERS?
Population policy 'risks wealth'

AUSTRALIA'S long-term prosperity is threatened by the Gillard government's failure to set a viable population policy, the nation's peak property body has warned.

But the nation's first population strategy, released by the government yesterday, won praise from low-population advocate Bob Carr for abandoning a "big Australia" approach.

Property Council of Australia chief executive Peter Verwer said the new strategy, Sustainable Australia, Sustainable Communities, was "political" in nature, and contained little more than "motherhood statements, previously announced initiatives and ongoing government programs".

"This is not a detailed plan for managing population growth and to describe it as a policy or a strategy would be stretching credibility," Mr Verwer said."

"We need to grow our population if we are to meet critical skills shortages and provide for an ageing population, which needs taxation revenue to fund vital services," he said. (More story)
- jR
(aka AirFarceOne on Twitter)
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