You have two families: “Joe Legal”
and “Jose Illegal”. Both families
have two parents, two children, and live in California .
Joe Legal works in construction,
has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes
Jose Illegal also
works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash
“under the table”.
Ready? Now pay attention….
Joe 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; Joe Legal now has
$15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0 0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has
Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited
coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal
now has $24,031.00.
Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage
through the state and local clinics and emergency hospitals at a cost of $0.00
per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.
Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps, WIC and
welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays rent of
$1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has 9,631
Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 p er month Federal Rent Subsidy.
Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose
Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or
$2,400.00 for car insurance. Some of that is uninsured motorist insurance. Joe
Legal now has $7,231.00.
Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’
insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00
stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc..
Jose Illegal has to make his
$31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the
country every month..
Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a
part time job after work.
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to
enjoy with his family.
Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both
attend the same elementary school. Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches,
while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal’s
children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go
Now, when they reach college age, Joe Legal’s kids may not get into
a State School and may not qualify for scholarships, grants or other tuition
help, even though Joe has been paying for State Schools through his taxes, while
Jose Illegal’s kids “go to the head of the class” because they are a
Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire
services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.
Do you get it,
If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal
aliens… You are part of the problem!