You have 2 families... "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families
have 2 parents, 2 children and live in California.
"Joe Legal" works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and
makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted.
"Jose Illegal" also works in construction, has NO Social Security
Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".
Joe Legal... $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week = $52,000
per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax. Joe Legal now
Jose Illegal... $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week =
$31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has
Joe Legal pays for Medical and Dental Insurance with limited coverage
....$1000.00 per month = $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has
Jose Illegal has full Medical and Dental coverage through the state and
local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal makes too much money to be eligible for Food Stamps or
Welfare so Joe Legal pays for food... $1,000.00 per month = $12,000.00
per year. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.
Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for Food Stamps
and Welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal pays rent of $1,000.00 per month = $12,000.00 per year. Joe
Legal is now in the hole -$4,769.00.
Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month Federal rent subsidy, which
entirely pays his rent of $500.00 per month = $6,000.00 per year. Jose
Illegal still has $31,200.00.
Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays and gets a part time job
after work to make ends meet.
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school.
Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children
get free government sponsored lunches.
Joe Legal's children go home after school. Jose Illegal's children have
an after school ESL program which, again, is provided free of charge.
Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same Police and Fire Services,
but Joe Legal paid for them and Jose Illegal did not pay.
ARE YOU MAD YET?!?!?!
The reason congressmen try so hard to get re-elected is that they would
hate to have to live under the laws they've passed.
FRIENDS, THIS IS NOT THE WAY OUR SOCIETY SHOULD OPERATE. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT??????
Emailed to me by a new friend I met July 4th.
Update - Now both are unemployed and wishing they never voted for Barack Obama