JOHN AND JUAN: OR, IMMIGRATION REFORM BY THE NUMBERS
June 28, 2013
I thought I would put together one more article before setting out on a well deserved vacation. Since an Immigration bill of some sort will have already been approved by the Senate and a House version will be well on the way to being written by the time I get back, I thought I would address the issue by putting the numbers before you as to how immigration reform does and will continue to work.
You have two families: "John Legal" and "Juan Illegal" . Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.
John Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.
Juan Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $10.00 cash per hour "under the table".
Ready? Now pay close attention....
John 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; John Legal now has $31,231.00.
Juan Illegal: $10.00 per hour x 40 hours = $400.00 per week, or $20,800.00 per year. Juan Illegal pays no taxes. Juan Illegal now has $20,800.00.
John Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. John Legal now has $24,031.00.
Juan Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics and emergency hospitals at a cost of $0.00 per year. Juan Illegal still has $20,800.00.
John Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. John Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. John Legal now has $18,031.00.
Juan Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps, WIC and Welfare. Juan Illegal still has $20,800.00.
John Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. John Legal now has 9,631 .00.
Juan Illegal receives a $500.00 per month Federal Rent Subsidy. Juan Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Juan Illegal still has $20,800.00.
John Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for car insurance. Some of that is uninsured motorist insurance. John Legal now has $7,231.00.
Juan Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $20,800.00.
John Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc..
Juan Illegal has to make his $20,800.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.
On Jan 1, 2014, Obama Care fully kicks in. John Legal's employer lays off several of his helpers in order to bring the number of employees down enough to drop health insurance coverage. That means John Legal has to work harder and longer to compensate for the layoffs, plus John Legal has to purchase Obama Care which has an out of pocket expense of $850.00 for him and his family. That converts to $10,200 per year. John Legal is way in the hole.
Juan Illegal and his family receive Medicaid and receives Obama Care as a co-pay at no expense to him. Juan Illegal still has 20,800.00 minus what he sends back home to help his extended family until they can get into the US under automatic legal immigration granted when Juan Illegal becomes Legal.
John Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.
Juan Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
John Legal's and Juan Illegal's children both attend the same elementary school. John Legal pays for his children's lunches, while Juan Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Juan Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. John Legal's children go home.
Now, when they reach college age, John Legal's kids may not get into a State School and may not qualify for scholarships, grants or other tuition help, even though John Legal has been paying for State Schools through his taxes, while Juan Illegal's kids "go to the head of the class" because they are a minority.
John Legal and Juan Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but John paid for them and Juan did not pay.
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?
Oh, and by the way: My name is JOHN. Democrats know me as the Xenophobic Bigot!
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