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CA: Dear cost of `cheap' labor for state - California can't ignore its enormous impact
Mercury News ^ | 7/8/03 | Dan Stein

Posted on 07/08/2003 11:25:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:31:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

There is no simple or single explanation for the kind of gaping budget deficit currently facing California. However, it would be naive in the extreme to ignore the impact of large-scale legal and illegal immigration on a $38.2 billion shortfall in this year's state budget.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 1darkside; calgov2002; california; cheaplabor; cost; darkside; darksideillegalalien; enormous; ignore; immigration; impact; zdarkside
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DAN STEIN is executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform - FAIR. He wrote this for the Mercury News.
1 posted on 07/08/2003 11:25:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 07/08/2003 11:25:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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3 posted on 07/08/2003 11:26:50 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Actually, the average cost of primary education in California is more like $7,500 per child.
4 posted on 07/08/2003 11:29:35 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: NormsRevenge
Great article.
5 posted on 07/08/2003 11:31:53 AM PDT by Eva
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To: NormsRevenge
They should rename California to 'Gaza'... it's amazing how efficiently we are creating our own Israeli-Arab crisis here, except it's now an American-Mexican crisis.

At some point the world is going to settle the question of demographic colonization, and it's not going to be pretty. I hope for our sakes that we don't adopt the French approach.
6 posted on 07/08/2003 11:46:06 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Too bad nobody in Silicon Valley will care about this article. They're too interested in "Diversity" down there.
7 posted on 07/08/2003 11:46:54 AM PDT by superloser
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To: NormsRevenge
Excellent article. I only wish the author would have done more research and determined how much illegal immigration costs the state government and the CA economy. The lefties and some Hispanic groups are always opining how much the "undocumented" workers "contribute" to the economy...please restrain your laughter!!! I think I'll email this article to all elected officials in Sacramento.
8 posted on 07/08/2003 11:56:28 AM PDT by kellynla ("C" 1/5 1st Mar Div Viet Nam '69 & '70 Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Great Article.

This is what the right often forgets. Low wages cost the taxpayers of this nation a great deal. Wall-Mart like companies pay so little that most of their hard working employees receive tons of bennifits from the tax payers. They receive Food Stamps (up to $500 / month), energy assistance (up to $200 / month) free medical care for their children ($500 / child / month) a Tax Refund of $4,000 / year on taxes they didn't pay. They recieve free care for them selves and many other bennifite if they get really sick and need long term Hospital care.

This means that $6.04 / hour is costing the taxpayers of the nation another $5.00 / hour or so.

Does Wall-Mart and all other low wage paying employers really need this kind of Welfare???
9 posted on 07/08/2003 11:58:42 AM PDT by ImphClinton
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To: NormsRevenge
Good article but this is nonsense...

There is no simple or single explanation for the kind of gaping budget deficit currently facing California

Can you say "Too much SPENDING?

10 posted on 07/08/2003 11:59:06 AM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm shocked this was in the murky news. SHOCKED! Is it in the print edition? Will Dan Stein have to go to jail for un-pc views?
11 posted on 07/08/2003 12:01:24 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: kellynla
The state should call out the California National Guard, put check points on all road to the Nevada and Arizona borders, start at the Oregon border and sweep south foot by foot, arresting and deporting every illegal found, until they reach the Mexican border. At which point, the border should be fortified.

Get rid of all the illegals, deny citizenship to children born in the US to illegals, reinstitute a bracero-type program for legal working immigrants (no families), and California would be governable again. No more Spanish language, no more harrassment of anglos, no more Aztlan nonsense.

12 posted on 07/08/2003 12:04:13 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo [Gallia][Germania][Arabia] Esse Delendam --- Select One or More as needed)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Yup.. Right hand column, Opinions, page 7B
13 posted on 07/08/2003 12:07:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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what a lousy choice........hire an illegal for low wage cash or hire a citizen and pay enough fees and taxes to make it impossible to make a profit. When wages, pay scales, and taxes become more realistic, employers will no longer have to seek out ways to keep costs down and profits up.........the problem needs to be addressed from the other end.......cutting down on over-regulation and never-ending govermental fees will greatly reduce the demand for cheap cash labor.......
14 posted on 07/08/2003 12:07:36 PM PDT by sfvgt
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15 posted on 07/08/2003 12:08:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: CatoRenasci
Well you can wake up now from your dream, Cato. Because, unfortunately, until there is a full scale invasion there is zero chance of the National Guard being posted at the borders. Heck the Guard couldn't even get ammo to guard the airports after 9/11. They were walking around with M-16's and no ammo. LOL
16 posted on 07/08/2003 12:12:08 PM PDT by kellynla ("C" 1/5 1st Mar Div Viet Nam '69 & '70 Semper Fi)
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what a lousy choice........hire an illegal for low wage cash or hire a citizen and pay enough fees and taxes to make it impossible to make a profit

BINGO! Due to roofing Workers Comp costs no legitimate firm can compete if they hire citizens. The Workers Comp cost is cose to $90-$110 per $100 of salary. Add in the other payroll costs and there is no way...

17 posted on 07/08/2003 12:14:18 PM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: NormsRevenge
DAN STEIN is executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform - FAIR. He wrote this for the Mercury News.

I am utterly AMAZED the SJ Fishwrap News printed this, as there is no publication on the planet more mindlessly wedded to the dogma of 'diversity' & worse, open borders. Except maybe the LA Times & the WSJ.

18 posted on 07/08/2003 12:18:12 PM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: thoughtomator
Excuse me, but I thought diversity was good for us. That's what I was told. Could they have been wrong?
19 posted on 07/08/2003 12:32:18 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: kellynla
There are no figures on the degree to which immigration and resultant population growth have raised housing prices. X amount of land + Y x 2 number of people: marketing 101. Good for those selling. Very bad for those buying. Lowers the standard of living. Eats up environment, causes congestion, promotes crime. Any benefits? None.
20 posted on 07/08/2003 12:36:06 PM PDT by henderson field
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