By John W. Lillpop
President Obama dumped a real dilly on Congress for Valentine’s Day. That being a $3.73 trillion dollar budget that actually increases the deficit in 2012, but which attacks the problem with tax increases later on.
Tax increases? During a recession?
Obama’s proposal confirms that the president remains stuck in the quagmire of a “learning curve” gone amuck. It also proves that his short-term memory is wonky as well.
Does the date November 2, 2010 mean anything to you, sir?
What about the word “shellacking” ? Ring any bells?
While Obama foolishly proposes to tax America to ruin, Republican gladiators in the U.S. House, led by the ever-weepy John Boehner, scramble frantically to find 35-60 billion dollars to fulfill campaign pledges to cut spending.
Given the chaotic state of the nation’s finances, one would think one of the newly ordained Tea Party warriors would take note of the fact that America shells out more than $100 billion per year (after taxes) to support illegal aliens.
Invading criminals who should not even be here cost American taxpayers more than $100 billion a year! HELLO!
Details concerning this outrage can be found at reference 1, which is summarized, in part, herewith:
“(Washington, D.C July 6, 2010) A new study released today by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children cost federal, state and local governments.
The cost estimates are based on an extensive analysis of federal, state and local spending data. The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers examines dozens of government programs that are available to illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children, both legally and fraudulently. The report provides detailed analysis of the impact of illegal immigration on education, health care, law enforcement and justice, public assistance, and other government programs.
The report also accounts for taxes paid by illegal aliens about $13 billion a year, resulting in a net cost to taxpayers of about $100 billion. However, the study notes that government at all levels would likely have realized significantly greater revenues if jobs held by illegal aliens had been filled by legal U.S. residents instead.”
This grim news is made all of the more gloomy by a report (Reference 2) which documents the fact that illegal aliens cost taxpayers $600 million a year in Los Angeles County alone!
How in the world can any elected official who claims to be interested in fiscal responsibility blatantly ignore the savings that could be realized by enforcing existing laws and deporting illegal aliens?