” Unfortunately, low-skill immigrants don’t pay enough taxes to cover the cost of the benefits they receive” : Paul Krugman, the liberal economist and Nobel Laureate. Info from NumbersUSA.com AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS ILLEGAL! ( note to Janet Napolitano: it’s a crime)
Presenting Our New Taxpayer Burden Page
By Charles Breiterman, Friday, April 24, 2009, 9:08 AM
NumbersUSA staff has developed a taxpayer burden page. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information on it so you can make the point to your friends that amnesty costs up to 70 times more than enforcement. The cost of amnesty to the taxpayer will be $999 billion, while the cost of the October bank bailout (TARP) was a mere $700 billion. The blog that follows may be somewhat taxing on your mind, but it is nothing compared to the taxes on your money that you will be shelling out to the government if amnesty is passed!
Eighty percent of illegal aliens are low-skilled.1 Paul Krugman, the liberal economist and Nobel Laureate has written, “Unfortunately, low-skill immigrants don’t pay enough taxes to cover the cost of the benefits they receive.”2 That means American taxpayers must subsidize the costs of services to people who have illegally entered our nation.
Before getting into figures, let me try to illustrate why it is impossible for low-skilled illegal aliens to pay their own way in a 21st century society that offers hundreds of government benefits and services. Below is a table of some of the benefits that people who are currently illegal aliens will be entitled to if they become legal U.S. citizens. Some illegal aliens manage to obtain some of these benefits now. For example, President Obama’s Aunt Zeitouni was exposed as an illegal alien living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston. However, participation will rise dramatically if there is a mass legalization because people will be lawfully qualified for these benefits:
TANF- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Taxpayer Subsidized Housing
WIC- Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program Social Security
AFDC- Aid to Families with Dependent Children Help with utility bills
SSI- Supplemental Security Income Unemployment insurance
EITC- Earned Income Tax Credit Medicaid
ACTC- Additional Child Tax Credit Medicare
SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Social worker services
PLEASE read the rest HERE and use these facts in your letters to the editor.