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Old 07-29-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have two parents, two children.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention...

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0
0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
Moderator cut: shortened. please provide a link to the source, this is a chain letter that's all over the net

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Math and numbers in general are difficult for lib's to grasp. That is why they are OK with stuff like this.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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I really doubt Joe Illegal would be making 15 dollars per... if any it be far less then minimum wage. your logic is off.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: mancos
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I really doubt Joe Illegal would be making 15 dollars per... if any it be far less then minimum wage. your logic is off.
illegal mexicans can make 300$ a day here doing piecework drywall while American drywallers are out of work. i see it every day i'm in the biz.
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