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Old 08-01-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Alderwood, Washington State
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This seems a silly question, but i'm not much up on politico-economic issues.

These free benefits given to illegal immigrants and certain of the American population, where does the funding come from? I've read that it adds up to hundreds of millions annually.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Don't be a cry baby!
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You would do well to ask a pro-illegal alien supporter.
Any of you out there?
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Most of the costs of the illegals which the federal government now insists are "their problem" end up being a state and local taxpayer problem. Free schools for them are a tremendous cost, because of their large family sizes and willingness to work for dirt to get into the USA, they require all sorts of government handouts, many of these handouts are at a state and local level. You have the problem of many unlicensed and uninsured drivers on the streets who can't read the signs which becomes a local cost and a large number of illegals aren't coming to work but crime pays very well in the USA and the costs of jails for them is a local problem.

Then you have the problem of the federal government insisting that all it's illegals be provided free health care and education but it doesn't send the required money.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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That's a rather loaded question. Nobody knows how much illegals cost, really. The studies are rather uncertain and ambiguous. Furthermore, nobody really knows how much illegals pay in sales, property and their employers in payroll taxes.

It seems to me the anti-amnesty crowd is too afraid to do such studies as it has not been proven illegals cost more than they spend in taxes. It's all speculation.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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And we also know that illegals take millions of dollars out of the local economies to send back to their own countries in the form of "remittances". The federal government should replace this money as it affects the state and local economies in a very severe way. Illegals can easily manage to send $800 or so a month out of the country - partly because they can easily live off food stamps, WIC, free health care, free schools with free breakfasts and lunches, and often in government housing, they get free babysitting services at the Head Starts.

The money taken from local economies is big - and it's time to sue the federal government for it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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Too numerous to count, you can find articles already posted in here with figures showing the budget costs. Do a search and you'll have hours of reading. Out of every many studies showing the economic detriment of illegal alien scourging of this Country's resources, you'll find maybe one which disclaims it. When you run across older statistics, remember, the problem has grown much worse and the figures much higher as to this date.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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That's a rather loaded question. Nobody knows how much illegals cost, really. The studies are rather uncertain and ambiguous. Furthermore, nobody really knows how much illegals pay in sales, property and their employers in payroll taxes.

It seems to me the anti-amnesty crowd is too afraid to do such studies as it has not been proven illegals cost more than they spend in taxes. It's all speculation.

Do you really think a father of 6 who picks lettuce for 10.00 per hour can get by without tax payer funded assistance? How many times is this scenario played out all over the country?
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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That's a rather loaded question. Nobody knows how much illegals cost, really. The studies are rather uncertain and ambiguous. Furthermore, nobody really knows how much illegals pay in sales, property and their employers in payroll taxes.

It seems to me the anti-amnesty crowd is too afraid to do such studies as it has not been proven illegals cost more than they spend in taxes. It's all speculation.
Actually the main reason the anti-amnesty crowd objects to the illegal's presence here is because it is in violation of our immigration laws and because rewarding illegal behavior is not the right thing to do. We tried that back in 1986 and now we have at a very minimum 4 tiimes the number that were amnestied back then.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: #
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Do you really think a father of 6 who picks lettuce for 10.00 per hour can get by without tax payer funded assistance? How many times is this scenario played out all over the country?
You'd be surprised. Many migrant workers live in housing provided by the farmers. That cuts many costs. Also, most states where migrant workers work have sales tax. They contribute taxes in this manner.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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That's a rather loaded question. Nobody knows how much illegals cost, really. The studies are rather uncertain and ambiguous. Furthermore, nobody really knows how much illegals pay in sales, property and their employers in payroll taxes.

It seems to me the anti-amnesty crowd is too afraid to do such studies as it has not been proven illegals cost more than they spend in taxes. It's all speculation.
Common sense dictates illegalsí taxes cannot possibly offset the benefits and services they receive from this country. If we just consider the costs associated with providing a K-12 education for each of their children, ranging from $7,000 to over $14,000 per student per year, we know they canít possibly pay their share. Címon, this isnít rocket science.
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