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View Poll Results: Are illegal immigrants a huge drain on our social programs?
Yes 28 80.00%
No 7 20.00%
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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If you agree that they are a drain but you are still pro-illegals, how do you justify handouts to people who don't belong here vs. our own citizens?
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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I'm also curious if somebody could break down the social programs that they think are the most drained by a state and federal level. I've seen WIC mentioned repeatedly, but what else?
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:44 AM
 
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Of course the government programs make it possible for millions with little or no education to come here and work for wages that no one can live on. That's what it's all about - some benefit very nicely by having unlimited cheap labor, the cheap labor could never make it here if the low wages were all they had for support.

Essentially no illegals come over and buy health care insurance or could afford a hospital stay if they had to pay.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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If you think illegals are not a drain on the social programs then why don't we all work together and deny illegals all Medicaid, and stop government payments for their hospitalizations including maternity room visits. Cut all food stamps, WIC and housing assistance from immigrant-headed households.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Of course they are. I find it appalling that in the current economic crisis, no one has made a move to put an end to it.

I know some states, if not all, give illegals Child Tax Credits.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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If you think illegals are not a drain on the social programs then why don't we all work together and deny illegals all Medicaid, and stop government payments for their hospitalizations including maternity room visits. Cut all food stamps, WIC and housing assistance from immigrant-headed households.
...why would someone who doesn't think they are a drain support this, again?
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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...why would someone who doesn't think they are a drain support this, again?
Because if you really believe no illegals are living off welfare handouts, then you wouldn't mind having them cut off from all welfare handouts.

If illegals really contribute instead of take, then they would happily pay their hospital and maternity care themselves, they would feed their children themselves instead of using food stamps and WIC.

If you think they aren't a drain, then you would agree to deny them government handouts.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Because if you really believe no illegals are living off welfare handouts, then you wouldn't mind having them cut off from all welfare handouts.
no illegals are living off of welfare =/= illegals are not a huge drain on our social programs
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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...I know some states, if not all, give illegals Child Tax Credits.
Federal income tax, or state? For tax credits, it means they are paying taxes. What is your objection to that?
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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In this day and age any money whether federal, state or city spent on illegal aliens is a drain

The only money spent on illegal aliens should be to ship them back to where they came from........
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