At 6/3/11 05:50 PM, Boredy-Mcbored wrote:
Yes but because there are not statistics stating how much money they put BACK into the economy it's not a strong argument against illegals.
There are statistics for them, you're just to lazy to look them up. So here, let me google that for you.
Hm... first link from the Palm Beach Post shows they paid 7 Billion into Social Security last year. Would this really qualify as money being put back into the economy, since it's more of a welfare fund than it is a true retirement fund? I mean, you're not going out and buying brand new big-screen tv's and shit on a Social Security Check and still having the money to pay for basic essentials.
The second link spells it out pretty nicely; "Households headed by illegal aliens imposed more than $26.3 billion in costs on the federal government in 2002 and paid only $16 billion in taxes, creating a net fiscal deficit of $10.4 billion, or $2,700 per illegal household," said Steven A. Camarota, author of the study. Even though the numbers don't quite match up to what I posted earlier, the Center for Immigration Studies tends to be a little less biased, but still, not in your favor.
Want me to go on?
Oh, oh, here's a good one; the third link is directly from wikipedia, which has a nice little article entitled The Economic Impact of Illegal Immigrants in the United States. Skipping down to the section about Benefits versus Cost, we find that the Congressional Budget Office found the following in 2007;
- State and local governments incur costs for providing services to unauthorized immigrants and have limited options for avoiding or minimizing those costs;
- The amount that state and local governments spend on services for unauthorized immigrants represents a small percentage of the total amount spent by those governments to provide such services to residents in their jurisdictions;
- The tax revenues that unauthorized immigrants generate for state and local governments do not offset the total cost of services provided to those immigrants, although the impact is most likely modest; and
- Federal aid programs offer resources to state and local governments that provide services to unauthorized immigrants, but those funds do not fully cover the costs incurred by those governments.
As the bumper stick says, "We have charts and graphs to back us up, so fuck off."
They received Socials YEARS ago. It's all still valid to because of their work permits. The people in my family aren't thieves, sir.
You said you had illegals in your family paying taxes. I assumed, based on your statement, that they were, you know, HERE ILLEGALLY and subsequently DOING ILLEGAL SHIT. I apologize for nothing.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut it's still a tax right...?
Yes, but I imagine based on what I've already presented that any amount they pay in on sales tax is negligible at best, and not enough to offset the cost of them being here. It's like getting a big ego by telling people you donate to charity all the time, when all you really do is drop a dollar in the Salvation Army Bucket at Christmas and nothing for the rest of the year.