Millions of foreigners illegally break into the United States and the government that is supposed to represent you does nothing. It gets worse. For whatever reason, the US Government and the fool of a president are going to fix the problem by redistributing your wealth, your heritage and forever change the country while America watches American Idol.
I listened to the debate between Senators Kyl and Kennedy. Kennedy is the same buffoon he has always been and Kyl is a defeatist useful idiot. I don't want amendments, I want the thing scrapped and then start all over. There is only one person that can do that and I think that for the second time in his public service career that person is AWOL.
It is all up to George W. Bush. How the hell did this happen?
May 22, 2007
The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer
by Robert E. Rector and Christine Kim Heritage
Special Report #14
Each year, families and individuals pay taxes to the government and receive back a wide variety of services and benefits. A fiscal deficit occurs when the benefits and services received by one group exceed the taxes paid. When such a deficit occurs, other groups must pay for the services and benefits of the group in deficit. Each year, govern ment is involved in a large-scale transfer of resources between different social groups.More here. You have to read this.
Fiscal distribution analysis measures the distribution of total government benefits and taxes in society. It pro vides an assessment of the magnitude of government transfers between groups. This paper provides a fiscal distri bution analysis of households headed by immigrants without a high school diploma. It measures the total benefits and services received by this group and the total taxes paid. The difference between benefits received and taxes paid represents the total resources transferred by government on behalf of this group from the rest of society.
The first step in an analysis of the distribution of benefits and taxes is to count accurately the cost of all benefits and services provided by the government. The size and cost of government is far larger than many people imagine. In fiscal year (FY) 2004, the expenditures of the federal government were $2.3 trillion. In the same year, expendi tures of state and local governments were $1.45 trillion. The combined value of federal, state, and local expenditures in FY 2004 was $3.75 trillion.
The sum of $3.75 trillion is so large that it is difficult to comprehend. One way to grasp the size of government more readily is to calculate average expenditures per household. In 2004, there were some 115 million households in the U.S. (This figure includes multi-person families and single persons living alone.) The average cost of govern ment spending thus amounted to $32,707 per household across the U.S. population.
The $3.75 trillion in government expenditure is not free, but must be paid for by taxing or borrowing economic resources from Americans or by borrowing from abroad. In general, government expenditures are funded by taxes and fees. In FY 2004, federal taxes amounted to $1.82 trillion. State and local taxes and related revenues amounted to $1.6 trillion. Together, federal, state, and local taxes amounted to $3.43 trillion. At $3.43 trillion, taxes and related revenues came to 91 percent of the $3.75 trillion in expenditures. The gap between taxes and spending was financed by government borrowing.