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To: Luis Gonzalez
Bovbjerg: She also disputed the administration's estimate of totalization's cost, calling the actual cost "highly uncertain."

The SSA predicted a first-year cost of $78 million based on an estimate of 50,000 beneficiaries currently living in Mexico and predicted the number of beneficiaries would grow sixfold over time.

Ms. Bovbjerg, though, said those figures don't take into account the estimated 5 million illegal immigrants from Mexico currently living in the United States or the millions who have lived in the United States but have since returned to Mexico.

Hostettler's remark: But Rep. John Hostettler, Indiana Republican and chairman of the subcommittee, said an agreement with Mexico will be very different from earlier agreements. "None of those countries have public policies that encourage illegal immigration," he said.

Granted, Hostettler's remark could have been referring to administrative difficulties, and not necessarily payments to illegals.

44 posted on 12/03/2003 8:05:10 PM PST by AzJohn
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To: AzJohn
"Ms. Bovbjerg, though, said those figures don't take into account ..."

That's not a quote for one, and even if it were, it in no way addresses the point of paying monies to illegal immigrants.

The fact that her figures do not include those 5 million illegals means that there is no intention of paying them money.

As far as the other comment, it gives no indication whatsoever that Hostettler believes that the government is considering paying illegals either.

47 posted on 12/03/2003 8:25:35 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Gift Is To See The Trout.)
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To: AzJohn
"Barbara D. Bovbjerg, director of education, workforce and income-security issues for the GAO and John Hostettler, the subcommittee chairman, are both quoted as including illegal immigrants when considering the effect of the agreement."

"Ms. Bovbjerg, though, said those figures don't take into account the estimated 5 million illegal immigrants from Mexico currently living in the United States or the millions who have lived in the United States but have since returned to Mexico."

48 posted on 12/03/2003 8:28:20 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Gift Is To See The Trout.)
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