Not Impressed With Tax Payments of Illegal Immigrants March 28, 2017Posted by geoff in News.
Same sort of analysis as last post.
A cute young illegal immigrant posted this to Facebook:
Note, of course, that she doesn’t mention what she can benefit from:
- DREAM Scholarships (up to $25K for a bachelors, or up to $80K in certain states)
- In-state tuition (they charge $10.6K for in-state, and $26.5K for out-of-state)
- Financial aid from the college or university
- K-12 Schooling/School lunch & breakfast programs
- Emergency medical care
But hey, she’s contributing the tax base, right? CNN is quick to point out that a recent study showed that illegal immigrants pay almost $12 billion in taxes per year. Count those smackers, racist trogolodytes!! But since there are around 12 million illegals (give or take a million), that’s only about $1000/illegal.
But taxpayers as a whole paid $1.5 trillion last year. That’s about $4300/person. If we just eliminated the all thetax contributions of the illegals, it would decrease tax revenues by a mere 0.8%.
So, while I’m somewhat gratified that Ms. Belen tried to follow the law as much as she was able, the contribution of she and her fellows is paltry in total, and disproportionately small per capita.