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  • Map: Illegal immigration costs California most, $23B, all states $89B

    12/01/2017 9:07:43 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion, and California, where an illegal on Thursday was cleared of murdering Kate Steinle despite admitting to the shooting, pays the most at $23 billion . ... The costs cover added expenditures for education, welfare, law enforcement, and medical care. When federal costs are included, the price tag nationally soars to $135 billion a year. FAIR’s data also includes the offset of taxes paid by illegal immigrants, though the numbers are much lower. In the state and local column, they are $3.5 billion. Nationally they are $15 billion....
  • This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

    10/24/2017 8:43:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Tax Reform: What do you call a tax break that delivers 88% of the benefits to upper-income families and subsidizes rich states at the expense of poor ones? If you're a Democrat, you call it a sacred cow. One provision of the Republican's tax-cutting plan that has drawn intense opposition from Democrats is the elimination of state and local tax deductions for those who itemize. ... Fewer than 22% of tax filers even claim the state and local tax deduction, and the vast majority of these are higher-income families. While 78% of those with incomes above $200,000 claim the deduction,...
  • Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's—And It's All About Privatization

    09/28/2017 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2017 | Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota
    President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That’s why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana’s toll road are in the White House, busily sculpting Trump’s national plan. Pence and his allies like to boast about how Indiana sold control of major roads to private firms, claiming the move prompted corporations to invest money in infrastructure that would otherwise have...
  • Official Report: Illegals Costing American Taxpayers $135 Billion A Year

    09/27/2017 7:48:53 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Broadly, the costs include $29 billion in free medical care, $23 billion for law enforcement and $46 billion for free education. So says the Federation for American Immigration Reform in its report, titled "The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers," which is the most comprehensive cost tally from FAIR.
  • Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen

    09/27/2017 7:31:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Real Clear Markets.com ^ | Sep 17, 2017 | Allan Golombek
    Multi-Billion Dollar Stadiums: The Seen vs. the Horrid Unseen By Allan Golombek September 27, 2017 In 1995, the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis, extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to help build a new stadium. After 20 years in the Gateway City, the Rams moved right back where they came from – leaving the people of St. Louis and Missouri stuck with a $6 million a year tab to pay for an empty football field. American taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year to lure professional sports teams from one place to another in one of...
  • Illinois’ Governor May Sign Bill to Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy

    09/26/2017 11:57:11 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger  
    Facing intense pressure from abortion activists, the pro-abortion Republican governor of Illinois may sign a bill forcing state taxpayers to pay for abortions up to birth.
  • Illinois Democrats Collude for JB Pritzker

    09/26/2017 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 09/26/2017 | David E. Smith
    . . . . During the Spring session of the Illinois General Assembly, Democratic lawmakers passed House Bill 40, on a party line vote (62-55 in the House on April 25th and 33 to 22 in the Senate on May 22nd). This legislation will force taxpayers to fund abortions for women on Medicaid and state workers on the state’s health insurance plan. Based on the increased number of new Medicaid recipients in the last 5 years, Illinois taxpayers could be complicit in the deaths of 15,000 more babies per year. State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is on record saying that...
  • Nightmare: DACA Amnesty DREAM Act Will Cost $115 Billion Thanks to Obamacare

    09/17/2017 9:30:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | John Carney
    Taxpayers in the United States will face a steep bill if the Trump administration signs legislation to extend legal status to so-called “Dreamers,” the illegal aliens who arrived as children and are now protected under the Obama-holdover unlawful executive order known as DACA. The cost of a legislation to legalize childhood arrivals is likely to be far higher than earlier attempts because of Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies. The Affordable Care Act subsidizes the costs of health insurance for millions of Americans and would likely foot the bill for many of those whose residency in the U.S. would be legalized by...
  • Kamala Harris: Trump Border Wall ‘Stupid Use of Taxpayer Money’

    08/24/2017 2:41:54 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/23/2017 | Tony Lee
    A day after President Donald Trump again promised to build a border wall during his Arizona speech, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared that Trump’s border wall “is a stupid use of taxpayer money” in a Wednesday tweet.
  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/09/2017 10:40:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-9-17 | Cortney O'Brian
    Two of the Senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN.
  • Illinois has 63,000 government workers making over $100K

    08/06/2017 8:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 27, 2017 | Joe Kaiser
    High-priced government workers cost taxpayers in Illinois $10 billion a year, with municipal managers in areas surrounding Chicago reaping the most benefits. Illinoisans are struggling under the highest property taxes in the nation, a declining population and the nation’s worst income growth, but one group is still doing pretty well – government workers. According to OpenTheBooks.com, Illinois has 63,000 public employees making more than $100,000, costing taxpayers $10 billion. These government workers range from auto pound supervisors to corrections nurses to junior college presidents and more. One of the most lucrative government fields is that of village and city managers,...
  • Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers nearly $750 billion over lifetime: Report

    08/03/2017 9:18:29 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/03/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Deporting the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would cost nearly $125 billion, but allowing them to remain in the U.S. could cost taxpayers far more, according to a new report being released Thursday by a think tank that wants to see stricter immigration limits. Steven A. Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies, crunched the numbers and found that the current population of illegal immigrants will drain nearly $750 billion from taxpayers over their lifetimes — amounting to six times the deportation costs. “Sometimes people say look, we couldn’t deport everybody because it’s prohibitively expensive,” Mr. Camarota...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses – and Congress is not a small business – the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....
  • Taxpayers Give $30 Million so NYC’s Shakespeare Festival can Assassinate Trump Onstage

    06/13/2017 3:53:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 06/13/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    What a deal! After learning that an actor dressed to look just like his father gets brutally murdered on stage in a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Donald Trump, Jr. asked, “I wonder how much of this 'art' is funded by taxpayers?" Well, thanks to some digging by Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the federal watchdog OpenTheBooks.com, we now know the answer: "Data at OpenTheBooks.com shows that over $4.1 million in federal, state and city grants funded the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) – the parent company to Public Theater and its production, Shakespeare in the Park – over the...
  • President Trump Defends American Taxpayers To NATO Leaders (Video In The Link)

    05/25/2017 9:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking in Brussels Thursday morning against the backdrop of the newly unveiled Article 5 and Berlin Wall Memorials, President Donald Trump strongly urged NATO leaders to significantly increase defense spending, saying it is unfair for members states to rely on American taxpayers to fulfill European obligations. Further, he called on members to provide a new focus on terrorism. "The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and on NATO’s eastern and southern borders. These grave security concerns are the same reason that I have been very, very...
  • Phoenix Billboard Depicting Trump as Nazi Was Funded by Taxpayers

    05/11/2017 2:41:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/11/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    A billboard depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. was funded with taxpayer dollars, according to Judicial Watch. The conservative watchdog group obtained records that reveal the controversial billboard was commissioned by an "arts advocate" paid by a U.S. city to "diminish barriers." {..snip..}
  • Sacramento Allocates Taxpayer Money to Fight Illegal Immigrant Deportations

    05/06/2017 11:55:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    The City Council in Sacramento, Calif. voted unanimously late Thursday to spend taxpayer money on services to help illegal immigrants fight deportation. . . . Guerra, who led a task force that proposed allocating the city's funds, justified the decision by pointing out that illegal immigrants often pay taxes and contribute to the economy.
  • California Must Provide Trans Prisoners With Compression Underwear

    05/04/2017 11:53:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    A U.S. district judge last week ordered California state prison officials to provide free chest-flattening underwear, also known as compression tops, to transgender inmates at women's prisons and feminine accessories to transgender inmates at men's prisons. Requiring inmates to buy compression tops "effectively" denies those items to individuals who cannot afford them, according to U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who issued the order on Friday. Taxpayers, therefore, must foot the bill.
  • Forget “Dump Trump,” Trump Should Dump Musk

    04/27/2017 6:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Wealthy investor Doug Derwin is spending a lot of his own money in an attempt to convince billionaire Elon Musk to step down from President Donald Trump’s business advisory council. Why? He doesn’t like Trump and doesn’t think business leaders should embrace the president because, well, he opposes him politically. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter; he’s opened the bank vault and is spending liberally to pressure Musk, who may or may not eventually capitulate. Whatever eventually comes of the pressure, President Trump should not wait to see if Musk will cave and remove him now. Nothing against Elon Musk, he’s...
  • Solar Company Gets $25 Million In Taxpayer Subsidies, Goes Bankrupt

    04/21/2017 8:56:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/20/2017 | Andrew Follet
    Solar company Suniva Inc. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday after receiving millions in government subsidies to manufacture solar panels. Suniva blamed its bankruptcy on competition from cheap Chinese-made solar panels, but the company received about $20 million in support from federal and state taxpayers, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “For many years, Chinese manufacturers of solar cells have benefited from favorable, state-sponsored financing and lower labor costs, allowing them to flood the United States market for solar cells and modules with cheap imports,” David Baker, the company’s restructuring officer, said in a statement. “This has negatively impacted manufacturers based in the...