only will Senate Bill 744, called the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, add
33 million immigrants to the USA within the next 10 years, it will cost
American taxpayers a mind-numbing $6.3 trillion. That amount of money piles on top of our
already crippling $16.5 trillion national debt.
When you consider 12 to 20 million illegal alien migrants taping into
our social security, schools, medical systems, assisted housing and food stamp
benefits—the costs skyrocket beyond imagination.
Rector of the Heritage Foundation stated, “Unlawful immigration and amnesty for
current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers.”
provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:
benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare,
unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of
nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and
other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs
include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit,
public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for
education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services
are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as
the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal
costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a
community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.
cost of these governmental services is far larger than many people imagine,”
said Rector. “For example, in 2010, the average U.S. household received $31,584
in government benefits and services in these four categories.
governmental system is highly redistributive. Well-educated households tend to
be net tax contributors: The taxes they pay exceed the direct and
means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services they receive.
For example, in 2010, in the whole U.S. population, households with college-educated
heads, on average, received $24,839 in government benefits while paying $54,089
in taxes. The average college-educated household thus generated a fiscal
surplus of $29,250 that government used to finance benefits for other
households are net tax consumers: The benefits they receive exceed the
taxes they pay. These households generate a “fiscal deficit” that must be
financed by taxes from other households or by government borrowing. For
example, in 2010, in the U.S. population as a whole, households headed by
persons without a high school degree, on average, received $46,582 in
government benefits while paying only $11,469 in taxes. This generated an
average fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of $35,113.
high deficits of poorly educated households are important in the amnesty debate
because the typical unlawful immigrant has only a 10th-grade education. Half of
unlawful immigrant households are headed by an individual with less than a high
school degree, and another 25 percent of household heads have only a high
intractable human poverty into the American fabric
argue that the deficit figures for poorly educated households in the general
population are not relevant for immigrants,” said Rector. “Many believe, for
example, that lawful immigrants use little welfare. In reality, lawful
immigrant households receive significantly more welfare, on average, than
U.S.-born households. Overall, the fiscal deficits or surpluses for lawful
immigrant households are the same as or higher than those for U.S.-born
households with the same education level. Poorly educated households, whether
immigrant or U.S.-born, receive far more in government benefits than they pay
contrast to lawful immigrants, unlawful immigrants at present do not have
access to means-tested welfare, Social Security, or Medicare. This does not
mean, however, that they do not receive government benefits and services.
Children in unlawful immigrant households receive heavily subsidized public
education. Many unlawful immigrants have U.S.-born children; these children are
currently eligible for the full range of government welfare and medical
benefits. And, of course, when unlawful immigrants live in a community, they
use roads, parks, sewers, police, and fire protection; these services must
expand to cover the added population or there will be “congestion” effects that
lead to a decline in service quality.
2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in
government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This
generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid)
of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers.
Amnesty would provide unlawful households with access to over 80 means-tested
welfare programs, Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. The fiscal deficit
for each household would soar.
enacted, amnesty would be implemented in phases. During the first or interim
phase (which is likely to last 13 years), unlawful immigrants would be given
lawful status but would be denied access to means-tested welfare and Obamacare.
Most analysts assume that roughly half of unlawful immigrants work “off the
books” and therefore do not pay income or FICA taxes. During the interim phase,
these “off the books” workers would have a strong incentive to move to “on the
books” employment. In addition, their wages would likely go up as they sought
jobs in a more open environment. As a result, during the interim period, tax
payments would rise and the average fiscal deficit among former unlawful
immigrant households would fall.
13 years, unlawful immigrants would become eligible for means-tested welfare
and Obamacare. At that point or shortly thereafter, former unlawful immigrant
households would likely begin to receive government benefits at the same rate
as lawful immigrant households of the same education level. As a result,
government spending and fiscal deficits would increase dramatically.”
passed, S744 not only breaks the back of American taxpayers with jobs, it
continues to take jobs away from American workers with an infusion of 1.5
million legal immigrants annually. That number equates to over 125,000 new
green card holding workers per month.
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In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls
Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG
graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes
to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the
numbers—off the chart” by Roy
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of
unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future
generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.org
; watch Roy Beck’s
“Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective.
Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive
for the best information on what we face as a civilization as to
overpopulation, energy, immigration and much more.
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by
Dr. Jack Alpert-
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the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS;
presents Hooked on Growth: Our
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Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ;
Trailer to his
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Alexandra Paul talks about human overpopulation and saving
our world by all women having 1 child only:
One planet, one child:
We must come to terms with birth control and stabilizing
human population. This three minute video brings the terror of India’s
predicament up close and personal by Paul Winn of Australia:
books to read and educate yourself:
on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation, edited by
Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist, 2012
World Without Us,
Alan Weisman 2007 A scholarly research on how the Earth will fare
after Homo sapiens are gone.
Swarm, and the Killing of Wildlife, Dave Foreman 2011 Mankind as
Conservation Back, Dave Foreman, 2013
by James Howard Kunstler, what America faces when oil runs out.
Overshoot by William
How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Everything: Facing a century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
B, 4.0, Saving Civilization by Lester Brown
by Edward C. Hartman
on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans by Frosty
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across America. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America:
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