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What do you think about this guys comment towards the Arizona law

JOE LEGAL vs. JOSE ILLEGAL
You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal".
Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California .
Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes
$25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.
Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number,
And gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".
Ready? Now pay attention....
Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00
Per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has
$31,231.00.
Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or
$31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has
$31,200.00.

 
armywife2009101

Asked by armywife2009101 at 11:39 AM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (58)
  • Welcome to the immigrants who go throught the proper channels to get a legitimate U.S. citizenship! IMO, the illegal population should be sent back to do it the legal way. My great-grandmother from Poland and Great-Grandfather from Ireland had to obtain papers and wait for days in the hellish conditions on Ellis Island to be processed by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration. They faced rejection after having spent their entire life's savings to get here. It just seems fair that everyone is held to the same standard. America was built on sacrifice, and it just seems like a small sacrifice of a few mins. to show some papers to prove citizenship in order to stamp out a HUGE issue. You'd better believe I'd be ready and waiting with papers in hand and a smile if the focus was turned on Polish or Irish Americans!
    kenzie07

    Answer by kenzie07 at 4:18 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for
    His family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now
    Has $24,031.00.
    Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and
    Local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has
    $31,200.00.
    Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or
    Welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per
    Year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.
    Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps
    And welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
    Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe
    Legal now has $9,631.00.
    Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose
    Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose
    Illegal
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:40 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Still has $ 31,200.00.
    Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal
    Now has $7,231.00.
    Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has
    $31,200..00.
    Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline,
    Etc.
    Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities,
    Gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.
    Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after
    Work.
    Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
    Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe
    Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get
    A government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after
    School ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.
    Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services,
    But Joe paid fo
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:40 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • them and Jose did not pay.
    Jose with his free tax payer entitlements makes $65,000.00 a year!
    Do you get it, now?
    If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal Aliens...
    You are part of the problem!
    It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!
    What are you waiting for?
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:41 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Gee...lemmee try and answer this again.
    Assuming the illegal is Mexican is wrong, that is called racial profiling I think so I don't like that.
    And someone with 52K anum would pay around 10%, so I think the numbers are taken from the sky.
    I get your point but I don't like it, I hope it doesn't make it around the country thousands of times.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:41 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Actually, your math is wrong. Back on your first follow up post you didn't subtract cost of food from Joe Legal's income. Joe Legal is actually deep in the red by the time it's all said and done.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • If you pay attention to the top of the question it says what do you think about THIS GUYS comment. Its not mine.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 11:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • bump

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Regardless of the math the concept is correct. If people are in this countryt ehy should be paying taxes and contributing! they should ne be elidgeble for benefits if they are illegal!!
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 11:52 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • You know what is sad this is fictional, but here in Oregon a few of years back or so. There was a man who had raped and murder a child and he happened to be an illegal immigrant and he happen to be from Mexico, he was caught and sent to prison. Well while he was in prision, he got cancer and desperately need a bone marrow transplant. You know what he got it, the state paid for it. However around this same time there was a young girl, I think her name was Casey. Who was also in need of a bone marrow transplant and the community had to rally up a fund raiser for her to get her transplant. The cost was over $250,000 dollars for the surgery alone.  What does this tell you.  Do you see what is wrong with this picture?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Apr. 27, 2010