Skip to comments.Bailing Out Illegals
Posted on 07/10/2009 6:29:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
Illegal Immigration: As California issues IOUs to its citizens, another ballot proposition may be brewing to cut off benefits that are draining the state budget. From education to welfare to crime, the cupboard is bare.
In this mother of all recessions, it's getting harder to argue that illegal aliens are here to do the jobs Americans won't do. These days there are fewer jobs Americans won't do. These days there are fewer jobs, period. It's fair to ask whether those who are going to pull the wagon of higher taxes should get to decide who rides inside.
California is now paying out about $80 million a day in unemployment insurance benefits as unemployment hovers around 11.4% and is on pace to top $1.5 billion for the month of July, Employment Development Department officials report. California's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ran out of money in January. The state has been borrowing from the federal government since then to make the payments.
These unemployment figures would be worse were it not for Californians leaving the state in droves. Between 2005 and 2007, some 2.14 million of them fled to other states, while only 1.44 million moved to California from other states.
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Bailing Out Illegals
Oh, if only we could...
Out of our ship of state...
Meanwhile a homeless Iraq war vet loses his children after a tragic accident.
Thank God America has money to blow on criminal invaders.
It would be interesting to know how many illegals are now rethinking their votes for Obama.
These bureaucrats are nothing but hypocrites
This at this point, IMHO would probably win with a larger percentage than Prop 8 did. I am not in California but with the debt they are facing I can’t imagine anyone except the far left would think spending money they didn’t have on non citizen’s would be a good idea.
Arnold is holding the line in this budget impasse by refusing to raise taxes. I give him credit for that. He needs to use the bully pulpit to rally the voters to his side. Cutting off all aid to illegal aliens would create a lot of support.
Face it—even if they came to their senses and got rid of the benefits for illegals, some Federal judge or other would order them restored. Of course, if the cubboard is really bare then even a Judge’s gavel can’t make a dead horse pull a cart.
Starve the beast and the parasites that live off it
“Illegal aliens constitute about 7% of the state’s population, or about 2.7 million, according to an April report by the Pew Hispanic Center.”
Bullpuckey!! 2.7 million; what a joke!
well, if they are rethinking obamanation, I’m rethinking them!
Snippets: California, the CBO noted, incurs the highest costs from illegal immigration, ranging in the tens of billions of dollars. Moreover, the report stated: The tax revenues that unauthorized immigrants generate for state and local governments do not offset the total cost of services provided to those immigrants.
California is home to about 25 percent of the nations illegal population and illegal immigrants comprise about 8 percent of Californias population. Clearly, illegal immigration impacts the states pocketbook.
Story has been updated and it ain’t pretty.
....shakes head. What do you want me to say?
We know what the problem is: illegals vote liberal Democrat.
So open your wallet America. Illegals are staying. :)
It's no wonder ILLEGALS look DOWN on YOU.
It's no wonder ILLEGALS have an “attitude”.
ILLEGALS think LEGAL Californians are IDIOTS.
They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
“Free” health care.
Jobs that should go to LEGAL citizens.
“Bilingual” classes for their kids.
ILLEGALS don't pay taxes - MOST of them do NOT pay taxes so why should they be upset with Obama? They're not be deported. Our borders are open. We provide them “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary churches”. It's business or crime as usual at YOUR expense. They LAUGH at you - footing their bill and “protecting” their ILLEGAL status.