January 20, 2011, - 4:08 pm
Whenever illegal alien and open borders supporters ask you if you’re ready to pay ten bucks for a head of lettuce to deport the 20 million illegals on our shores, tell them you’re already paying $50 . . . minus the lettuce. As we all know, the hidden costs of illegal aliens aren’t so hidden. You’re paying for them every day, whether it’s welfare for illegal aliens or Medicaid or something else.
Last year in Los Angeles County alone, the anchor babies of illegal aliens cost taxpayers a whopping $600 million just in welfare costs. That doesn’t include public schools, bi-lingual translators and teachers, etc. And it doesn’t include the costs their illegal alien parents cause by sucking from the teat of America.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich released new statistics this week showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year — up from $570 million in 2009.
Antonovich arrived at the estimate by factoring in the cost of food stamps and welfare-style benefits through a state program known as CalWORKS. Combined with public safety costs and health care costs, the official claimed the “total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers” was more than $1.6 billion in 2010.
“Not including the hundreds of millions of dollars for education,” he said in a statement. . . .
“The problem is illegal immigration. … Their parents evidently immigrated here in order to get on social services,” Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell said. “We can no longer afford to be HMO to the world.”
Oh, really? Get ready for ObamaCare to get into full swing.
He said the state should cut back on these social benefits. According to the November statistics, that cost accounted for 22 percent of all food stamp and CalWORKS spending in the county.
That means almost one in every four Californians soaking up food stamps and welfare spending in the granola state are the kids of illegal aliens. And that’s just in California. I wonder how many hundreds of millions the Muslim anchor babies in Michigan, specifically in Wayne County, cost taxpayers. A good deal, you can bet. Nationwide, your paying more than your (un)fair share for these kids of illegals:
The Federation for American Immigration Reform also looked at these kinds of costs nationwide to get an idea of the burden to local governments. . . .
The organization reported that the cost of illegal immigration stands at about $113 billion a year. Nearly half of that amount went toward education costs, according to the study. Costs were naturally higher in states with large illegal immigrant populations — in California, the total annual cost was pegged at $21.8 billion.
Like I said, you’re already paying far more than $10 for a head of lettuce. And you’re not even getting the lettuce. Someone else–someone who is here illegally and the kids they had to stay here–is.
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