All I have to say about this speech Obama gave was WHAT and who the hell does he think he is kidding when saying
'President says immigrants don't come to America looking for a handout - they come with dreams & a willingness to work hard'
The Immigrants and Illegals that come to America certainly aren't refusing all the Government Handouts, Grants to start businesses, Tax free living for 5 to 7 years, Under The Table Jobs which shall I remind you is breaking a Federal Law which you seem to have no problem with!
What about the Citizens of The United States of America don't you think they are looking for jobs they have been laid off of and are qualified for, tax cuts, Paid Higher Education. Don't you also believe that most of the National Debt happened giving all of these Immigrants, Illegals, Refugees, Asylum Seekers. Keys to the Federal Reserve, or access to SSI when they have not paid a dime into Social Security or Paid Taxes to the I.R.S. and Uncle Sam.
Sales Tax: Every time you buy something, you pay sales tax. That money goes to state and local governments. Staying at a hotel or renting a car, you pay state and local taxes. If you fill up your gas tank, you automatically pay state and federal gasoline taxes. If you buy liquor or cigarettes, you automatically pay various local, state, and federal excise taxes. Immigrants—legal and illegal—all buy things, and thus pay these taxes as part of their purchase.
The two articles that I'm going to use are just examples one from 1999 and one from 2009 so I'm very sure the dollar amounts are much higher. Oh yeah I forgot, they aren't looking for handouts my ass!
State Assistance for Immigrants under Welfare Reform Publication Date: April 01, 1999
For immigrants, the passage of federal welfare reform meant much more than ending the entitlement to cash assistance. The law restricted noncitizen eligibility for a wide range of public programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid, and it gave states broad new authority to set social welfare policy for immigrants.
Since the law's enactment, the President and Congress have restored many, but not all, of the benefits from which immigrants were originally barred. Many children, elderly, and disabled immigrants have had their eligibility for food stamps and SSI restored. But most working-age adults remain ineligible for food stamps and most immigrants entering the United States after the law's passage are ineligible for the major federal assistance programs for at least five years.
February 11, 2009 by Bob Livingston
A report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) cited several interesting statistics based on census data. Some of these facts may be familiar to long-time readers… but I wanted each of you to know the enormous costs placed on the United States…
Our government continues to claim that the war on terror is bankrupting us. But what about these numbers? You do the math…
- $11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
- Illegal households only pay about one-third the amount of federal taxes that non-illegal households pay.
- Illegal households create a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion a year. If given amnesty, this number could grow to more than $29 billion.
- $1.9 billion dollars a year is spent on food-assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.