...and that's a conservative estimate!
A new study by the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector found a household headed by an individual without a high school education, including about two-thirds of illegal aliens, costs U.S. taxpayers more than $32,000 in federal, state and local benefits. That same family contributes an average of $9,000 a year in taxes, resulting in a net tax burden of $22,449 each year.
Over the course of the household's lifetime that tax burden translates to $1.1 million.
If the lower figure of 12 million illegal aliens is used for estimation purposes, the total tax burden translates to $2.2 trillion.
Rector's study, "The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Households to the U.S. Taxpayer," examines the economics of the 17.7 million American households made up of people without a high-school degree. Using numbers from the Census Bureau, the Congressional Research Service, the Bureau of Labor Standards and other government agencies, Rector determined what they earn, what they spend and what they receive in government services.
$2.2 trillion dollars. That's what hard-working, law-abiding American taxpayers pay to accommodate these folks, many of whom clearly actually hate America, if all those moonbat demonstrations are any indication of reality. That's far, far more than the entire annual budget of Canada! In fact, it's much, much more than the entire Canadian government debt! Think about that! $2.2 trillion dollars so millions of illegals can provide cheap, illegal labor, draw checks for doing nothing, receive all kinds of state benefits and more... so that the Mexican government doesn't have to pay for them?
$2.2 trillion dollars! I believe that amount of money could provide free, high-quality healthcare to all who cannot afford health insurance!
Clever scam they've got going there...
Is this reasonable? I say no way! They are citizens of Mexico, not the United States. Therefore Mexico is responsible for them, not the United States! Let Mexico pay the $2.2 trillion to house, feed, clothe and take care of those millions who have no legal or humanistic business being in the United States. How dare Mexico dump their poor and their criminal elements onto another country? It's Mexico's responsibility!
Americans should launch a class-action suit against the government of Mexico for all those trillions of dollars they were forced to pay to accommodate Mexico's great unwashed masses! If the Mexican government would have the compassion to take care of its own citizens, then America could do a far, far, far better job of taking care of needy Americans!
Note to moonbats: you willingly believe in the IPCC even though you cannot understand it, so why would you dismiss this estimate of the staggering cost to US taxpayers of allowing millions of illegal aliens to come in and remain in America?
And as comment moderation is permanently in effect, moonbats need not bother me. They already have all the voice they need. This is my voice and the voice of like-minded rational citizens who are sick and tired of having to shell out to pay to take care of other countries' rejects, particularly when the other countries can take care of their own.
Neither I, nor my readers, are international socialists (leftists) like those who believe in unrestricted immigration to ruin the Free World so the Semifree and Nonfree Worlds don't have to take care of their own needy folks or improve their economies to provide them with jobs.
The Free World is not responsible for the Semifree and Nonfree Worlds. If the Semifree and Nonfree Worlds want the Free World to become responsible for them, then their governments must first surrender everything to the Free World and submit to full, permanent colonization. Then we'll show the Semifree and Nonfree Worlds how to do it.
That's the deal. Take care of your own people or allow full, permanent colonization so we can take care of yours. Yes- fully, unconditionally surrender all sovereignty if you want the Free World to take care of your people.
It's your choice.
Mexican government: you are ethically, morally and legally responsible for your own people. Stop pushing them to emigrate to the United States, forcing Americans to subsidize them so you don't have to, you greedy, unethical, immoral sonsofbitches!
The stupid leftists will automatically unleash the "r" word on me, but I take no lessons from those who themselves are everything they accuse non-leftists of being, so let them bark at the moon all they want and make utter fools of themselves!