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Spin off from my PP.....

While I was reading the comments to that story I saw someone had posted THIS...
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 $31,200.0

0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.

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.

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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 still has $ 31,200.00.

    Jose Illegal receives a $280.00 per family member/ month federal CASHAID for four family members . Jose Illegal has $ 43,200.00.

    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 $ 43,200.00.

    momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

    Jose Illegal has to make his $ 43,200.00. stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.."actually Jose illegal doesn't pay for most utilities in many states as he gets county assistance to pay the bills and his late fees"
    Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. "and pays a higher tax rate if he earns above a certain amount"

    Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
    momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 7:21 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • 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 for them and Jose did not pay.
    Ok...Think I got it all..... I found this interesting way to look at it...What do you think??
    momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 7:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Wow...that's crazy!
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 7:23 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I've seen that before. Kind of shows just how much we give to the government. And they want to raise taxes. So, look at what Joe Legal gets to keep and imagine it being LESS!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:32 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Lol, I posted this not too long ago. :)
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:13 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • The amount they used are off. Way off. Most of the illegals I've seen will do a job for a case of beer and $20 to slip between them. That's how I move. Though I usually pay them $10 a piece, and feed them, give em a case of beer for their help. However the point about taxes is true they don't pay them. However the part about the gov. aid is wrong. You have to be a citizen to get it. Yes families with illegals get assistance, but the illegal isn't on the assistance. They don't get gov funded subsidized housing, cash-aid, medical, or food stamps. You have to have a social security card, and birth certificate, or a green card, to get those things. So in all actually most illegals only make 1000 a month if they are lucky, which is the same my dh makes after taxes. I can tell you that doesn't go far. The only difference is that some times 15 live in the same place and split bills. Yes that leaves them with l;ots of money.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:15 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • However they usually send that money back home to their families, and have very little left. Now their living sit. we could do to, and have just as much left. The difference is we would keep it. So who ever did that graph, needs to actually spend time with on illegal because it is way off.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:17 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Oh also the illegal will not call the cops. They wont, because the cops or policia are not their friends. They will not stick around if cops are coming, out of fear of being deported, so no they don't enjoy those services.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:19 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Many here with questionable status actually do pay taxes. They don't want any more attention than they have to have. For the most part they are excluded from welfare programs, and abuse is relatively low according to CIS. Explained further in the second URL.

    http://reason.org/news/show/122411.html

    http://www.truth-out.org/undocumented-immigrants-pay-more-taxes-than-they-receive-benefits59264

    http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/1424.html

    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 9:35 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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